The Bill from My Father
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Answer the vocabulary questions by using context clues.

Use the web only if you have to, and if you do, put the definition into your own words.

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Vocabulary in Context 1:
Re-read the first sentence of the story. What do you think the word, paternal means, as it is used in this sentence?
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Vocabulary in Context 2:
Re-read the second sentence of the story. What do you think the word, itemized means, as it is used in this sentence?
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Vocabulary in Context 3:
Vocabulary in Context: Re-read the third sentence of the story. What do you think the word, doled means, as it is used in this sentence?
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In your own words, describe the language of Bernard’s father’s letter.
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What does this language tell the reader about Bernard’s father?
What kind of person is the father?
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Describe Bernard’s “doozy of a counterclaim.”
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In your own words, describe Bernard’s car.
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What is Bernard’s profession?
What does he do as a job?
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What does a “gold star of David” reveal about Bernard’s father?
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Why do you think the salesman keeps repeating the phrase, “Mr. Cooper”?
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Summarize what happens at the dealership:
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Summarize what happens in the days that follow:
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How many years have passed since Bernard Cooper opened the bill from his father?
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Summarize the narrator’s realization described in the last paragraph of the story.
What does the narrator realize about what happened at the dealership?
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Exit Tickets
Exit Ticket 1:
Re-read the second and third page of today's story. What is one difficult vocabulary word from these pages that you can figure out through its context. Explain how the context enables you to figure out what this word means. Specify the word, as well as its context clues.
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Exit Ticket 2:
Re-read the fourth and fifth page of today's story. What is one other difficult vocabulary word from these pages that you can figure out through its context. Explain how the context enables you to figure out what this word means. Specify the word, as well as its context clues.
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