Poems in the Attic


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As these types of books go, I thought this one was rather fun.

Round 1 Questions

 
In what book does a girl refer to
her mother's father as Captain Grandpa?

 
"Poems in the Attic"
 
In what book did a girl and her dad go to a grunion run?

  
"Poems in the Attic"

In what book did a girl watch the
Aurora Borealis with her brother? 

  
"Poems in the Attic"
 
In what book does a girl make Luminarias?

  
"Poems in the Attic"
 
In what book did a girl get teased for gathering rocks?

  
"Poems in the Attic"
 
In what book did a girl want to dance
atop a bird-brooding box?

  
"Poems in the Attic"

In what book did a girl eat with chopsticks?
 
  
"Poems in the Attic"

In what book did a girl catch
cherry blossom like snowflakes? 

  
"Poems in the Attic"
 
In what book does a girl camp in her grandma's backyard?

  
"Poems in the Attic"
 
In what book does a girl read amid hat boxes and art?

  
"Poems in the Attic"

From what book do we learn that,
"while we can't always change our circumstances,
we can change 
how we respond to them"?
 

 

"Poems in the Attic"

(Author's Note) 
 
In what book does a girl call herself a city slicker?

 
"Poems in the Attic"
 

In what book did a girl go horseback riding in a park?
 
  
"Poems in the Attic"

In what book does a girl watch "The Princess Bride"?
 
  
"Poems in the Attic"

In what book did a girl see a castle
while hiking in Germany? 

  
"Poems in the Attic"

In what book did a girl eat with chopsticks?
 
  
"Poems in the Attic"

In what book did a girl eat squid-on-a-stick?
 
  
"Poems in the Attic"



Round 2 Questions

 
How old is the girl in "Poems in the Attic"?


seven (7) 
 
What literary technique does Nikki Grimes use
when she says, "silver as new dimes"?



simile 
 
"Poems in the Attic" uses "tanka".  
What does "tanka" mean in Japanese?


"short poem" (Poetry Forms) 
 
In "Poems in the Attic", what were the poems in when she discovered them in the attic of her grandparent's house?
    

a cedar box 
 
In "Poems in the Attic", what did the girl and her father
see on Cabrillo Beach?


grunions / grunionrRun / fish 
 
In what state did the girl see the Aurora Borealis
in "Poems in the Attic"?


Alaska 
 
In what state did the girl and her mom put out Luminarias
in "Poems in the Attic"?


New Mexico 
 
In what state did the girl and her brother visit
White Sands in "Poems in the Attic"?


New Mexico 

In "Poems in the Attic", what state did the girl live in
when she learned to ski?
 
 
Colorado
 
In "Poems in the Attic", where was the photo taken
that the girl took to school
on Bring Your Dad Day?



Garden of the Gods / Colorado 

In "Poems in the Attic", what did the girl gather
from the river in Cherry Point, North Carolina? 


bruises / sharks' teeth 
 
In what state did the girl kayak with her dad and brother
in Accotink Bay in "Poems in the Attic"?


Virginia 
 
What two types of poetry are used in "Poems in the Attic"?


free verse and tanka
 




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