|Comprehension Guide / Quiz Questions|
by Nikki Grimes
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
|Pre-Reading Activity||Brainstorm a list of things that people do in the summer. Think about places, activities, sports, etc.|
|Knowledge||1.||Describe Danitra's summer.|
|2.||Describe Zuri's summer.|
|Comprehension||1.||Explain why Zuri is sad at the beginning of the collection.|
|2.||Give examples of how the girls show their friendship even though they are apart.|
|Application||1.||Write five interview questions for each girl about her summer.|
|2.||Draw a scene from the story.|
Examine the faces of Danitra and Zuri throughout the book. Does one look happer than the other?Why do you think so or not?
|2.||Survey and graph your friends' favorite spots for summer vacations.|
|Synthesis||1.||How would you feel in Zuri's place?What about Danitra?|
|2.||Describe a plan for a perfect summer vacation.|
|Evaluation||1.||Which poem is your favorite?Why?|
Which illustration is your favorite?Why?