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The Wednesday Surprise
Characters
Anna - “I” Narrator
daughter
Sam - Anna’s brother
Grandma - • Anna and Sam’s Grandma
• Dad’s mom (Dad calls her Mama)
Dad - Anna and Sam’s Dad
Mom - Anna and Sam’s Mom
Mama - Dad’s Mom
Vocabulary
surprise - • to come upon or discover suddenly
and unexpectedly.
• Shocked
Vocabulary
Planning - to make plans
grown - grew
joke - tell funny stories
lumpy - bumpy
breath -
Vocabulary
Actress -
Person who act on TV or movies
business - work
beside - next to
couch - sofa, furniture used to
seat more than one person
pleased - happy
Vocabulary
vaguely - Not clearly expressed;
Not thinking or expressing oneself clearly
pebble - rock
tricky - not to be trusted
hide
rush - hurry
Desert - Land with cactus
Vocabulary
wilting -
Flowers are wilting / dying
streamers - decorations
Frost the cake
Put frosty on cake
Pot roast - meat
frost -
ton - Tons of books
Lots
Vocabulary
nervous -
knee glance- Look
“Shoots a glance in my directions”
drag- pull heavily or slowly along;
haul; trail
Beating - Heart beating
Vocabulary
beaming - happy
sternly - Stern face
neverthelessgrinning-
smiling
brimming - Rim or on the edge
wink -
Review
“Only seven year old and smart as paint
already”
Rock is “smooth and specked as an egg”
“all through the night”
“brimming over with tears”
“stuck-up way”
Preview
• Read the title
• Read the back cover
• Read the chapter titles
• Read the jacket
• Look at all the pictures
Don’t have chapter titles
Preview
• Read Book Adventure Questions
Wednesday Surprise, The by Bunting, Eve
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How did Anna teach Grandma to read?
Anna taught Grandma the letter sounds.
Anna used picture books.
Anna made flashcards for Grandma to read.
Anna taught Grandma the letters of the alphabet.
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What is the surprise that Anna and Grandma have planned for Dad's birthday?
Anna has taught Grandma how to read.
Anna and Grandma will make a birthday card for Dad.
Anna and Grandma bought Dad new clothes for his birthday.
Anna and Grandma will bake a birthday cake for Dad.
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Why is Wednesday night good for Anna and Grandma to plan their surprise?
Anna's mom works late, and Sam has basketball practice on Wednesday night.
Dad goes to sleep very early on Wednesday night.
Mom is always away on Wednesday night.
Dad comes home very late on Wednesday night.
Wednesday Surprise, The by Bunting, Eve
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Why was Dad crying and holding hands with Mom?
Dad won a big jackpot at bingo.
Dad was happy that he got a promotion at work.
Dad was so proud of his family.
Dad was so proud of his Mama for learning how to read.
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What was Grandma's problem Saturday night?
She was nervous and worried about the surprise for her son.
She thought she had forgotten how to read.
She thought she had forgotten how to baby-sit children.
She thought her son might have to work Saturday night.
PREDICT
Who (Characters)
Predict
What is the book about?
PREDICT
Where & When
What Happened (Plot)
(Setting)
Tell your teacher your prediction.
Teacher initials:
Date:
Predict
• Who (Characters)
• Where and When (Setting)
• What Happened (Plot)
Watch DVD
• Read aloud ASL
Read the Book
• If you have questions, ask Melissa or
Austin
• If you don’t understand the paragraph,
ask Melissa or Austin
• If you don’t know the vocabulary word,
look at the vocabulary list.
• If the vocabulary word is not on the list,
then ask Melissa or Austin

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