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Chapter Fifteen: Learning New Skills
Learning Activities

4 Handouts

Activity 1 - Vocabulary

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Ask learners to do a word map for each word using the word map diagram on Handout 1.

Activity 2 – Vocabulary Review

Play word bingo with the words from chapters 11-15. Handout 2 has most of the words from these chapters and a bingo card. Make sure learners write down the words in random order on the bingo card. As you say each word ask learners to say a sentence that shows the meaning of the word.

Activity 3 – Chapter Questions

Learners answer questions about the chapter. The questions are listed on Handout 2. Below are the questions and answers for the instructor.

Questions: p.168-169
  1. What did Velma have nightmares about? The animal hobbling on one foot screeching.

  2. Why did she walk back to Fort Yukon? She was curious about the animal.

  3. What did her mother think about Velma living in the woods alone? She thought women shouldn't live out there alone especially since she had lived a sheltered life.

  4. What was the temperature in January and February? Minus 50.

Questions: p.170-173
  1. How did Velma find her mother that spring? Drinking too much, on a binge.

  2. What did Velma do? Bought her mom a small bottle of whiskey and took her to the trapping camp.