The Girl Who Owned a City

Chapter 8-10 activity packet

Activity #1-Character comparison

In paragraph form, choose a character and write how and why you are similar to him or her. You must give at least two (2) examples from the book to support your reasons (use citations/quotes from the book). It must be at least 7-10 sentences!

Activity #2-Vocabulary

Choose 7 words from the list below and write the entire sentence from the novel in which each word was used. (Don’t choose two words that share the same sentence!) Approximate page numbers are in parenthesis for that purpose. Also, write the definition in which the word is used in the sentence. Underline or highlight the word that is being used in the sentence and definition.

Activity #3: Use the remaining 8 words in a vocabulary story related to The Girl Who Owned a City. Be sure to use each word correctly and that your story makes sense. Underline or highlight the word that is being used in the story.

1. Molotov cocktail (80) 2. pulleys (81) 3. catwalks (82) 4. blockade (83)

5. provoking (85) 6. mischievous (92) 7. suspicious (94) 8. spectators (94)

9. reassured (96) 10. trance (96) 11. roused (102) 12. clamored (102)

13. descended (108) 14. inherit (118 ) 15. astounded (118)

Activity #3-Comprehension questions-Answer in complete sentences!

1. What kind of training do the children dislike most and who is teaching them about this?

2. What is Lisa thinking as she and Craig go to the warehouse in two cars one night?

3. What is Craig thinking as he and Lisa go to the warehouse in two cars one night?

4. How is the Chidester gang chased off when the attack the neighborhood while Craig and Lisa are away?

5. What does Lisa start to say about the children who didn't come out to fight off the gang, why does she change her mind and why does she let the children tell the story any way they choose?

6. Describe what the children do during their holiday?

7. What does Lisa do in the first days after her house burns and what does she feel during this time?

8. What does Lisa notice about Jill's children in the days after Lisa's house burns?

9. What is the deal Lisa makes with the children and what does she get when they return to her?

10. How does Lisa come up with the idea to move to the school?

11. How does the king from Lisa's story make money and how is this different from kings in other stories?

12. What is the advice the young prince gives to his father, the king, and what is the ending of Lisa's story?

Activity #4-Poem or song

In chapter 8 (89), Julie put a tune to some words that became “their song” or “their anthem”. They sang it over and over in front of the bonfire and while eating treats. This helped with morale (spirits). Write your own song or poem that is uplifting and relates to a situation/event that is going on in chapter 8, 9 or 10. It must have at least 6 lines and every other line rhymes at the end.