Three times Lucky by Sheila Turnage Week 1 Chapters 1

Three times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Week 1
Chapters 1-5 Character Cube and Reflection A or B due Monday April 27
Character Cube *Create a character cube representing one of the characters that you have met
*Using the character trait list, choose 5 traits that describe the character that you have chosen
Reflection
A.
B.
*List each trait on a side of the cube along with a quote (include page number) from the text that
shows evidence of that trait.
Miss Lana says “the good thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows your business and
they pitch in.” The Colonel says “the bad thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows
your business and they pitch in.” p.35
Miss Lana says ”her life is a tapestry. Mines more of a crazy quilt stitched together with whatever
happened to be at hand…Then there’s the Colonel- wool blanket, warm, scratchy, too ugly to steal.”
P.39
*Reflect on one of these statements.
*Which character do you most agree with and why?
*Use examples (3-4 quotes) along with page numbers from the story to support your thinking.
*3 paragraphs typed
Three times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Week 2
Chapters 6-11 News Flash & Reflection due Monday May 4
*In Ch.6-11, we learn about Mr. Jesse’s murder. Detective Joe Starr and his assistant, Deputy Marla
News Flash
are working the case.
*You will take the role of journalist and write a newspaper article about the murder to appear in the
Tupelo Landing Times.
*The article should include a catchy headline, you should include some of the following: clues, notes,
maps, quotes (2-3 with page numbers) and predictions about the murder.
*type
*try and make it look like a real newspaper article
Reflection
Reread Mo’s letter to her Upstream Mother on pages 88-89. In the letter she thinks about the idea of
a “normal” family. Write your definition of a “normal” family. Do Mo, the Colonel and Miss Lana make
up a “normal” family? Why or Why not? Use details (2-3 quotes with page numbers) from the story to
support your thinking
*2-3 paragraphs typed
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