April Raintree



Find the meaning of the underlined words in the dictionary. Write the best meaning for the word in the sentence. The numbers in the parenthesis are the page numbers.

  (13) To me this was all so confusing. _____________________
  (14) I didn't know what reading and printing were like, but I was very curious about it. ______________________________
  (19) Most of misery was caused by the separation from my parents. ________________________________________


  1. April's mother was part Irish and part Ojibway. Her dad was a mostly Indian. April looked like her _____________.

  2. Because April was Indian and white, she was a________.

  3. The people who took April and Cheryl from their home were the ____________ and _______________.

  4. The nun forced April to eat her porridge and after April ____________, the nun realized April really was sick.

Answer the following questions in sentences with correct spelling, capitalization and punctuation.

  1. Who were the members of April's family? Where did they live?
  2. What was the medicine April's parents drank?
  3. (12) Why do you think people were sometimes rude to April's mother?
  4. What were April's greatest fears while at the orphanage?
  5. (19) What did she do to stay out of trouble at the orphanage?
  6. How do you think Cheryl felt when her sister was in the hospital?
  7. What is your opinion of April and her family? 


Write a short summary of the chapter. A summary tells the most important ideas without writing all the details.

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