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#2010. Forged by Fire

Reading/Writing, level: Middle
Posted Tue Nov 14 11:50:34 PST 2000 by carla tigler (tmjrctigler).
Forged by Fire
dayton
Materials Required: novels, questions,pen or pencil
Activity Time: two weeks
Concepts Taught: reading comprehension

Students read 3 chapter of Forged by Fire novel each class period. Then the students answer the discussion questions. (Time 45-50 minutes)

Chapters 1-3
1. Gerald is the main character describe him
2. How old is he when the story begins?
3. Where does Gerald live?
4. How did his mother teach him a lesson about fire?
5. Who would rescue Gerald when he was alone?
6. Describe Gerald's mothers characteristics:
7. What happened when Gerald's mother left?
8. What happened to Gerald's mother?
9. What was Gerald's 9th birthday surprise?
10. Describe Gerald and Aunt Queen's relationship?
11. What do you think will happen next?

Chapters 4-6
1. What did Aunt Queen give Gerald to help ease his pain?
2. Why do you think Gerald felt comfortable?
3. What did Aunt Queen do to have strength?
4. What did Gerald hear in the kitchen?
5. What was Gerald's reaction when he saw the people in the kitchen?
6. What surprise did Monique have instore for Gerald?
7. Describe Jordan's characteristics
8. What was Gerald's reation when Monique announced that Gerald had to come live with her?
9. Describe Angel's characteristics
10. What happened to Aunt Queen?
11. What do you think will happen next?

Chapters 7-9
1. How did Gerald and Angel get along?
2. What was Jordan's reaction to Aunt Queen's illness?
3. How did Monique act around Jordan?
4. What happened to Aunt Queen?
5. What was Gerald's reaction?
6. Who comforted Gerald in his time of grief?
7. Howis life with Monique and Jordan different from living with Aunt Queen?
8. What was the atmosphere/mood of the apartment?
9. What was Jordan and Angel's secret?
10. What do you think will happen next?

Chapters 10-12
1. Why was Jordan angry when he found out that Angel's bed ws broken?
2. How did Gerald feel about Angel sleeping in the same room?
3. What did Jordan do to Angel when they were alone?
4. What was Angel's reaction?
5. What was Gerald's reaction when he found out Jordan had been alone with Angel?
6. What was Monique's reaction when Gerald suggested that Jordan was molesting Angel?
7. Why did Gerald feel he needed to tell someone about Jordan?
8. Who did Gerald confide in?
9. What was his reaction?
10. What did Monique accuse Gerald and Angel of?
11. What do you think will happen next?

Chapters 13-15
1. Who supported Gerald and Angel throughout the trial?
2. What was Monique's reason for going to the trial?
3. What color do the lawyer wear?
4. What was Jordan's reaction towards Monique?
5. What was the outcome of the trial?
6. What did Angel enjo doing? Why?
7. What sport did Gerald play?
8. How did Gerald feel about his friends?
9. How did Gerald's friends feel about him?
10. Gerald was beginning to feel peaceful until?
11. What do you think will happen next?

Chapters 16-18
1. How old is Gerald now?
2. What was Jordan's reaction to Gerald?
3. What was Angel's reaction to Jordan's return?
4. What was Monique's reaction to Jordan's return?
5. Who came Gerald's game and made him feel uneasy?
6. Who was Angel's friend she could talk to?
7. Describe Angel's dance recital?
8. What seemed to help Angel through her depression?
9. How did Gerald feel when he came home and the light were out?
10. What happened to Monique?
11. What do you think will happen next?

Chapters 19-21
1. How did Angel feel about Monique's accident?
2. Who was Monique concerned about in the hospital?
3. What was Jordan's reaction to Monique on the couch?
4. Who kept in touch with Gerald to help him?
5. Describe Monique's condition:
6. What do you think will happen next?

Chapters22-24
1. Describe Robbie Washington's funeral?
2. Who replaced Robbie as captain of the basketball team?
3. How did dancing help Angel?
4. What was Jordan trying to do to Angel?
5. Was Jordan behaving?
6. What did Jordan do to Angel?
7. What was Gerald's reaction to the smoke?
8. What did Gerald find when he entered the apartment?
9. What familiar clicks did Gerald hear?
10. What did Monique ask Gerald and Angel?
11. What do you think will happen next?