The fun they had

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Name: Date: Period: The Fun They Had By: Isaac Asimov Previewing Texts 1. Preview the text by looking at the pictures and reading the captions. What do you predict this story will be about?

2.Fill out the first two boxes of the K-W- L Chart below. Write down what you know about the topic in Box #1. Write down what you want to find out in Box #2. When you finish reading the story, write whatyou learned or discovered in Box#3. What I KNOW now Box #1 1. What I WANT to find out Box #2 1. 1. What I LEARNED Box #3

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Pre-reading VocabularyDirections: Write the definition next to each of the following words. Next, write a sentence that properly uses each word in context. 1. Scornful:

2. Mechanical:

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4. Sector:5. Superior:

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Questions For Thought Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Be sure to proofread your answers and beprepared to share. 1. What is the setting of the story? How does Margie feel about Tommy finding a “real” book? What can we infer from her reaction?

2. Tommy is surprised that the words on a book do notchange. According to Tommy, what is the “regular” way to read?

3. What does Margie hate the most about school?

4. Why does Margie do poorly in geography?

5. What is school like for Margie?How is this different from your idea of what school is like?

6. How does Tommy treat Margie? How does he respond when she asks about how school used to be like? What can we infer about Tommy’scharacter?

7. Margie mistakenly assumes that the teachers of the past stayed in each student’s home. What can we infer about the way school is like for her?

8. What is Margie thinking of as she turnsin her homework? What are some of the things she wishes she could experience from the old schools?

Literary Focus Directions: Answer the questions about the following literary terms. 1. What is...
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