Run off with Lucky and experience a series of misadventures, all while searching for a place to belong. The chapter comprehension questions are easy for students to understand. Answer multiple choice questions about the town that Lucky lives in. Students determine how Lucky felt toward Lincoln, and defend their opinion with proof from the text. Research the "chukar" bird and find some interesting facts about it. Describe the dust storm event from the point of view of Brigitte or Miles' grandmother. In pairs, students investigate a topic from the novel and interview each other about that topic. On a Cluster Word Web, students write details about their chosen topic. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
Lucky is a 10-year-old girl living in a small town in the California desert. Her mother has been dead for two years, at which point Brigitte became her primary guardian. Lucky fears that Brigitte will become tired of her new life as Lucky's guardian. When Lucky finds Brigitte's suitcase and passport laid out, her fears start to become reality. As a result of her abandonment issues, Lucky seeks help from her "Higher Power". After discovering three "signs" to leave, Lucky runs away with her dog during a sandstorm. During this great misadventure, she inadvertently saves the life of a child. At the end, Lucky and Brigitte are reunited and it becomes clear to Lucky that Brigitte has no intention of ever abandoning her new life.