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This 59-page study guide accompanies the book by Tricia Springstubb, a Level P, fiction chapter book. Themes: friendship, neighbors, music, school, social issues, family life
Cody’s impatient for Spencer Pickett’s family to move in with his grandma, GG; as waiting isn’t Cody’s strong suit.
On the Picketts’ arrival, surprises occur, (Spencer plays the violin) as well as mysteries: GG’s duplex unit is full of Picketts (Spencer’s parents are launching a business), but apart from the name “Meen” on the mailbox, the adjacent unit looks empty, until they meet the Meen girls. Are they bullies or friend material? The African-American Picketts are middle-class, while, like the Meens, Cody’s family is more blue-collar (Dad drives a truck; Mom works in retail) and white. Cody's classmate, Pearl, is Asian-American and makes origami, and plays the piano. Understated illustrations subtly reinforce these diverse identities and bring the cozy world to life.
Comprehension questions for each chapter are text-based, inferential, predictions, and opinions. Also included are:
character traits chart
character traits activities
vocabulary in context
vocabulary word search
questions while reading worksheet
Answer keys for the comprehension questions, vocabulary match-up, vocabulary word search, and word jumble are included.
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