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The following chart suggests vocabulary and images found in the book.  Suggested activities for using this chart can be found by going to Using Word Study.
Chapters 1-8
    
 
Introduction

Vocabulary

overwhelming compromised
over-indulged  nostalgic
melting-pot   diversity

Images

p.  2  The hot sun rested on my shoulders like a ..

1  Out of the Blue
First Meeting with J.C.
What is Compassion?
maneuvering  vendor  
oblivious
pedestrians    insulated  tenacious
impending   cognizant
p. 7 The sounds of the city fell like hail from the sky.
p. 8   her cheeks wrinkled like walnuts
p. 8   still quiet hung like a tarp
2  First Clues
An initial look at the data about homelessness

An glimpse into J.C,'s life

mesmerized endearing    psychological
gangly 
perused
introvertedness  
ntuitiveness   dismantling
renowned   endurance
p. 15   his hands gestured in a charade-like manner
p. 18   grin covered his face like a Cheshire cat
3  Safety First
J.C.'s advice--"Be wary of homeless people."
diversion   precautions  vulnerable
ladened   
fester
 
4  An Ordinary Life
More about J.C.
greenspace  thwart   
reflective
segregation   probed
estrangement   colleague
p. 22   sun was a lacy veil
p. 29  jerking me awake as if I just touched a hot iron
5  The Nightmare
How did you become homeless?
skeptical    vigilant p. 32  his head moving back and forth like a wind-up toy
p. 36   gaze felt like a magnet drawing me in
6  Remembering Back      
In this chapter, students will learn about statistics concerning homelessness. They will also relate to the idea of a "stranger" when the children run away from J.C.
complacent
inscrutable   evasiveness
fastidiousness
p. 38  my feet  moved like bricks
p. 40  morning sky layered like shale
7  Holiday Cheer
A visit from Nina
regrets   reflection   pensive
anonymous   reaffirming
p. 51  eyes lit up like tinsel
8  Missing
churned
psychology
pity
resignation
"donor anxiety"

p. 53    clouds as gray as lead
p. 54   men covered the curb like swarms of bees
p. 57   cinnamon colored skin polished like wax

 

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