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Chapter Seventeen: Going to Oregon
Learning Activities

3 Handouts

Activity 1 - Vocabulary

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Learners look up each word and write down what the meaning is and what part of speech it is (noun, verb, adjective or adverb). Then they write a sentence for the word.

Activity 2 – 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.186-188
  1. What did Barry arrange for Velma? Did Velma want to go? To attend a Job Corps school in Oregon. No

  2. What other things did Barry do for Velma? Bought her clothes, shampoo, and books. Looked out for her. Tried to better her life.

  3. Was Velma ready to leave on the airplane? No. She wasn't ready emotionally to leave her family and she didn't have the clothes.

  4. Even though Velma was alone at their cabin, she didn't feel lonely like she did at the bus station full of people. Explain.

  5. What does Velma compare the school to? A jail.

  6. How many roommates did she have? 3. Why did Velma feel different than them? She was a tomboy. They were very feminine. She didn't want to be an abused woman.

  7. What experience made Velma embarrassed? Not knowing the two girls were a couple.