by Nikki Grimes
Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998
|Knowledge||1.||List at least five characters fromJazmin's Notebook, and explain their relationship to her.|
|2.||Describe Jazmin in your own words.|
|Comprehension||1.||Explain how Jazmin came to live with her sister.|
|2.||Describe what happened at the poker game.|
|Application||1.||Select three short excerpts from Jazmin's Notebook that you think best describe her as a person.|
|2.||List details that let you know the story takes place in the 1960s.|
|3.||Then, explain how things are the same and different from that time until now.|
Define the following poetic terms:personification, simile, metaphor, alliteration, assonance.
|2.||Choose two of Jazmin's poems to analyze. Find examples of at least three of the poetic elements listed above.|
|Synthesize||1.||How would you have handled the situation at Carlton's apartment?What did you learn fromJazmin's experience?|
|2.||Pretend Jazmin is your pen pal. Write her a letter that takes place after your favorite section of the book.|
|Evaluation||1.||Which poem is your favorite?Why?|
Which scene do you think best reveals Jazmin's true character?Why?