Stargirl Comprehension

Stargirl Comprehension

45 Pages · 2013 · 5.09 MB · English

3. What effect did Stargirl have on the second home football game? 4. Why do you How does the “Undefeated” sign affect the students? 10. Stargirl 

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Stargirl Comprehension and Critical Thinking Questions 1 List two ways Stargirl’s face is different from other girls’ faces 2 What does this reveal about Stargirl’s character? 3 What effect did Stargirl have on the second home football game? 4 Why do you think she had this effect? 5 Why does Stargirl look at Leo when she is singing to Hillari? 6 Would Stargirl be welcomed in your school? Why or why not? 7 For whom did Stargirl cheer? 8 Why do you think she does this? 9 How does the “Undefeated” sign affect the students? 10 Stargirl wants friends Is she successful in her attempts to make them? Why or why not? 11 What does Leo’s reaction to Stargirl’s smile reveal about his feelings for her? 12 Why does Stargirl go to the desert? 13 What does Stargirl do with loose change? 14 Why does she do this? 15 Explain Leo’s reaction to reading ”Stargirl Loves Leo” on the roadrunner 16 Explain Stargirl’s relationship with nature 17 What kind of smile does Stargirl give Leo when she releases him from taking her to the Ocotillo Ball? 18 How does Leo react to that smile? 19 Why do you think Leo feels that way? Answer Key to Comprehension and Critical Thinking Questions 1 She wears no make up and she has the biggest eyes Leo had ever seen 2 She’s being her true self; her large eyes may mean she’s watching others closely; she’s “larger than life” 3 Stargirl’s effect on the second home football game was the increased energy level 4 Discussion question/answers may vary 5 Students will probably say she is interested in him and senses that he is interested too 6 Discussion question/answers may vary 7 Stargirl cheered for everyone, including the other team 8 Discussion question/answers may vary 9 The “undefeated” sign makes the students forget how to lose and to really love winning 10 Discussion question/answers may vary 11 Leo’s smile reveals that he is definitely attracted to her and probably has begun to fall in love with her :e feels like he’s been hit with a baseball bat! 12 Stargirl goes to desert to meditate 13 Stargirl leaves loose change everywhere she goes 14 She does that so others will find the change and be happy 15 Leo’s first reaction to the “Stargirl Loves Leo” sign is to drag his teacher and say, “Look! She loves me !” The second reaction is to run outside and rip it down 16 Stargirl’s relationship with nature is close She seems to be sensitive to nature and enjoys being in nature She seems to find peace in nature 17 Stargirl’s smile was one of infinite kindness and understanding 18 Leo reacts to the smile by hating her 19 Possibly Leo realizes that he is a needy soul He needs to fit in He hates not only her but himself for needing to fit in so badly Stargirl Theme and Text Evidence For each theme below, provide text evidence as proof If you are who you are meant to be, you can change the world ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ You are not happy being someone you are not ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Dynamic or Static Characters? For each character, explain why they are dynamic or static Be specific Use text evidence Hillari Stargirl Kevin Dori Leo Archie Who needed to change? Why? Explain ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Answer Key for Dynamic of Static Character Hillari is static because she never changes Kevin is static because he never changes Dori is static because she never

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