New Words and Interesting Phrases
The book does not have page numbers so I have counted the pages with writing on them to give you the location of the following phrases. Read the phrase in the context of the entire entry on the page. Discuss with your students what the phrase means.
Page 4: “her feet tingled” What would cause this to happen?
Page 7: “arms flailed like windmills” What a precise description!
Page 14: “nerves of an iceberg” What does this mean?
Page 20: “her heart hammered in her chest” Why?
devoured- eat hungrily or quickly
acrobats- gymnastic entertainer
boardinghouse-provides a room and meals for a price
vagabond-a person who wanders from place to place
leeks- plant related to an onion
trance-half-conscious state, absent of response