This week for homework, read The West Side by Peggy Mann. By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

How do you think the setting affects the events of the story? Please answer the question in three sentences.

What do you think was the author’s purpose writing this story? Please answer the question in three sentences.

Before you read, preview three pictures. From previewing, make a prediction. After you read, enhance your prediction.

Find the words: jabbering, scowled, manager, embarrassed, and impressed in the story. Use each word in your own sentence. If you do not know what the word means look up the word in the glossary. Each sentence must have eight words.

Complete the two Focus Questions on page 212. Answers should be written in complete sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this memoir. Your letter must have five sentences.

Answer the Within the Selection questions found on page 225. Please answer in complete sentences.

Make three connections with this story.

Answer the bullet point found in the Across Selections on page 225. You must answer the bullet point in three sentences.