The Kid in the Red Jacket

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Howard Jeeter has moved across the country and his only friend is an annoying six-year-old girl. Of course, when you're really lonely, you'll be friends with anyonealmost.
Curriculet Details
31 Questions
26 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring character traits and sequencing, as well as annotations describing relocation, changes, and connections to media. Students will explore the themes of friendship and change. The Common Core aligned questions, answers and quizzes in this free online unit will increase student engagement in the book while supporting reading comprehension.

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Chapter 1

Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
Take a look of this map of the continental United States. Arizona is in green in the bottom left of the map and Massachusetts is light blue in the upper right of the map. (This annotation contains an image)
How does Howard's mother show she is upset with Howard complaining about where he is sitting in the car? 
How does Howard feel about the "great new adventure"?  Use details from the story to support your answer. 
Porky Pig is a character created by Warner Brothers. Watch this short clip of Porky Pig that may explain why Howard was embarrassed by his pajamas when the movers came to pack.  (This annotation contains a video)
Here is a photograph of Chinese Checkers game. The marbles are used to move from one side to the other with up to six players participating in a game. (This annotation contains an image)
Where do Howard, Barry and Roger meet? 

Chapter 2

Why does the little kid in the parking lot think the dog is dead? 
Often, people talk to babies like Howard is doing.  Why do you think Howard is speaking to Gaylord when he thinks he does not understand English?  Use details to support your answer. 
Howard's new home may look like this. This is a photograph of Longfellow's home that also served as the headquarters for George Washington. (This annotation contains an image)
A pen pal is when one child writes letters to another child. Pen pals usually develop friendships over time.  (This annotation contains an image)
Why does Howard think the little girl is weird? 
Why does Howard call to his Dad by yelling Daaaaaa? 
Here is the beginning of the television show the Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone was known for the unexpected twists throughout each story.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 3

If Howard is this upset the next morning, how do you think he reacted to Molly suggested playing house?  Explain your thoughts. 
Where does Howard want to hide from Molly? 
Molly is excited to see the moving truck with all of Howard's belongings arriving at the new house.  (This annotation contains an image)
Watch this short video about character traits and think about how Howard reacts to Molly.  (This annotation contains a video)
What did the look on Molly's face tell Howard about how she was feeling? 
Chapters 1-3 

Chapter 4

How does Howard feel about his new room compared to his old room? 
During the night, Howard keeps thinking that George Washington or another colonist may  
Watch this short video on sequencing and think about how Howard's day goes at his new school.  (This annotation contains a video)
Howard probably felt like this boy on recess. He is not being included in playing with the other kids.  (This annotation contains an image)
Since Howard is so upset at his new school, how do you think he should act toward Molly finding him on the playground?   
Why does the man think Sally is crying? 
One kick of the ball may have changed Howard's day.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 5

Rambo is a character from an action movie. Here is the movie poster to help you see how Howard sees the man.  (This annotation contains an image)
The commercial Howard is thinking of may be like this one.  (This annotation contains a video)
Why does Howard's mother sit him down? 
Madeline may look something like this photograph. (This annotation contains an image)
Why does Molly think giving Madeline to Howard will make him feel better? 
What does Molly worry may get her at night? 

Chapter 6

Why is Howard waiting for Molly? 
The phrase "the cat got your tongue" is an idiom meaning Harold is being quiet. An idiom is a saying with a meaning other than the specific words.  
Why is Howard running? 
Think about how Howard and his friends referred to new students back in Arizona. How do you think Howard felt about his new name? 
Chapters 4-6 

Chapter 7

Watch this short video on multiple meaning words. Phrases like "horn in" have a separate meaning than the definition. (This annotation contains a video)
How does "horning in" work for Howard? Explain using details. 
How is Howard feeling about school now? 
What is Howard's big problem? 
Howard is using a hyperbole. A hyperbole is on over-exaggeration. Watch this short video clip showing examples of hyperboles. (This annotation contains a video)
Howard's telephone most likely looked similar to this one.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 8

Why is Howard having difficulty eating breakfast? 
Sally and Molly were acting like the young lady in this video. Most thought the young cheerleader was adorable, but think about how Howard was feeling.  (This annotation contains a video)
Who is at the front door? 
How has Howard changed from the boy who did not want to move to Massachusetts to how he is acting? 
The boys are playing keep away by throwing the doll to each other. Watch this short clip of a little girl playing keep away from her mom.  (This annotation contains a video)
Why is Howard laughing if the situation is not funny? 
This image shows one football player handing off to another.  (This annotation contains an image)
Here is a short clip from Bambi that Howard refers to seeing with his friend.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 9

Why is the doll spying on Howard? 
Why does Howard mention that he did not think sorry would cover this situation? 
How does Molly react to Howard asking about Madeline? 
This statement shows how worried Molly is about Howard or anyone else leaving her. 
This is how Sally would bow since she is taking karate lessons.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 10

Why is the street named Chester Pewe? 
Howard refers to the Quaker Oats guy who can be seen in this picture.  (This annotation contains an image)
Chapters 7-10