Walk Two Moonsby Sharon Creech A Visual Dictionary Chapters 15-29
A Snake Has A Snack Chapter 15
Bowie knife and sheath p. 93 This knife was made popular by Col. Jim Bowie, in the early 1800s. The sheath is the protective covering. Jim Bowie was a soldier, smuggler, and slave trader, who played a large role in the Texas Revolution. He died in the Battle of Alamo. He first used this knife in a battle in the middle of the Mississippi River on a sandbar.
The Singing Tree Chapter 16
Poplar Tree p. 99 • A deciduous tree, with a wide variety of shapes and sizes • Leaves come from ‘catkins’
In the Course of A Lifetime Chapter 17 (No Visuals)
The Good Man Chapter 18
alternators carburetors p. 108 p. 108 mixes air with a fine spray of liquid fuel to produce a combustion • a generator that produces an alternating current(electricity) to power a car
Hayloft p. 111 • The space above a barn used for storing hay for animals’ feed • Simple machines such as pulleys were used to get the • hay into the hay loft
Fish In The Air Chapter 19 (No Visuals)
The Blackberry Kiss Chapter 20
e.e.cummingsp. 123 An American poet, playwright, author and essayist Born 1894, Died 1962 Wrote a totally unique and new type of poetry – changing form, punctuation, and spelling, abandoning old ways of writing poetry to create new, highly individual poetic expression.
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Souls Chapter 21 (No Visuals)
Evidence Chapter 22
Covent Gardenp. 136 Located in the middle of London, England Shops, cafes and restaurants in restored market buildings Street performers in the Piazza. Similar to Faneuil Hall Hasn’t been a ‘garden’ since the 1500s. Royal Opera House is located there
Amnesia p. 137 • A serious medical condition that affects the brain • Two types: you forget memories from the past or have trouble creating new memories • Usually as a result of trauma/injury to the head • Can be short-term or long-term
The Badlands Chapter 23
prairie p. 143 • A grassland ecosystem with very few tall plants • No hills or mountains; very flat land
Badlands National Parkp. 143 Rocks and clay-richsoils have been extensively eroded by wind and water One of the world’s richest fossil beds(ancient mammals like saber tooth cats once roamed here) Characterized by steep slopes, very little plants & vegetation and deep colors in the rocks
gorges ravines p. 143 p. 143 A deep, narrow valley with steep sides • A narrow valley between hills or mountains, • Steep rocky walls and a stream running through it.
Birds of Sadness Chapter 24
Buckingham Palace Big Ben p. 155 p. 155 The nickname for the bell of the clock at the Palace of Westminster in London • Official residence of British royalty • Headquarters of the Queen’s Administration
Cholesterol Chapter 25
cholesterol p. 158 • a type of fat in your blood • Where you get it: your liver makes cholesterol. You also can get cholesterol from the foods you eat like meat, fish, eggs, butter, cheese, and milk • You Need a Little, Not a Lot • You need some cholesterol to help your brain, skin and other organs grow and do their jobs in the body. • But eating too much of it is a bad idea, especially for people whose bodies already make too much cholesterol. • If you have too much cholesterol, it can stick to the insides of your blood vessels, and cause problems
Sacrifices Chapter 26
cupboard p. 168 • a cabinet or closet, usually with a door and shelves, used for storage in the kitchen
Pandora’s Box Chapter 27
Pandora’s Boxp. 173 In Greek mythology, a box or jar given to Pandora (the first woman) Pandora was given a wedding gift of a beautiful container, with instructions to not open it. But she was too curious and opened it. All evil escaped and spread over the earth. She tried to close the container, but everything had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom – the Spirit of Hope. To open Pandora's box today means to do something that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have significant bad consequences.
plaguesp. 174 The plague is a disease that has a high death rate or a huge disaster with widespread and serious consequences for its victims. Plagues that were released from Pandora’s box were supposed to include crime, poverty, pain, hunger, sickness, vice.
The Black Hills Chapter 28
Black Hillsp. 177 A small mountain range from South Dakota to Wyoming Named Black Hills because from a distance they looked black, as there were so many trees. Large herds of buffalo, wild mustangs and burros.
Mount Rushmorep. 179 National Memorial to four Presidents L-R: Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln Work took from 1927-1941 Located inside the Black Hills of South Dakota
The Tide Rises Chapter 29
tidesp. 181 the slow rising and falling of the sea usually twice in each day Caused by the pull of the Moon and Sun on Earth.