On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God

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Georgia Nicolson has started dating the Sex God (aka Robbie). So life should be perfect . . . except in Georgia's life, nothing is ever perfect. Her cat, Angus (the size of a small Labrador), is terrorizing the neighborhood. Her sister, Libby (who is slightly mad), hides her pooey knickers at the bottom of Georgia's bed.

Then the Sex God breaks it off because she's too young. It's time for a plan. It's time for a Red Herring. It's time for Georgia to become a "heartless boy magnet!"

Curriculet Details
55 Questions
58 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in 7th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining how to define words using Curriculet’s define function, helps students to identify when the theme of friendship is developed and helps them to identify the elements of the diary genre. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about defining words using context clues and ones that explain cultural references mentioned in the novel. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of theme development, defining words in context, and character development. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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A Note from Georgia

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, especially since this novel will use British slang. Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 

july

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Use the define function and determine what "tutted" most probably means in the highlighted sentence.  
This story is written in the format of a diary. As you watch the below video, pay attention to how the format of diary in the video differs from the format of the diary you are reading.  (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
What is one major difference between the video diary and the one you are reading in the story? 
Part of the fun of this story is imagining what Georgia describes and laughing. Can you imagine being penned up in a greenhouse by a cat? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Based on what the police officer and Georgia are discussing, what must have chewed the officer's trousers? 
This story is written in first person point of view, with Georgia telling you only her thoughts and what she sees and hears. It is still possible for us to know what the other characters are feeling, through observation. We can tell that Georgia's parents are both upset with her attitude here in the highlighted text, by what her mother does. 
For you to understand why the highlighted text is so funny, try looking up the word "tosser" in Curriculet's dictionary. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Why did Georgia forge her mother's signature on the report card? 
One of the themes, or central ideas, in this novel is the idea of what makes a good friend. Georgia claims that Jas, her best friend in the first book (Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicholson), is not as good a friend now that Jas has a boyfriend. Decide for yourself if Jas is a good friend.  (This annotation contains an image)
Georgia uses lots of similes and metaphors and is very dramatic. If you have trouble finding the simile in the highlighted text, watch this video for help.  (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Look back at what Georgia prayed for the night before. What do you think SG probably stands for in the highlighted text? 
Would your mom let you stay home alone if you were fourteen and your family was moving? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
Why is the highlighted text so funny? 
Have you ever talked to a friend, not because you were interested in them but in what they could do for you? Is Georgia being a good friend to Jas? This conversation develops the theme of what makes a good friend. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
Describe in your own words how Jas must feel about Georgia's reasons for calling. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Which literary device best describes the highlighted text? 
The highlighted text is funny because the girls take a picture of themselves looking like pigs and then use words related to pigs to describe themselves. Because Georgia's friends will miss her, this card further develops the theme of what makes a good friend. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
What effect does the passing of time, indicating by the time on the diary entries, have on the story? 
Notice that in addition to times and dates, this diary has bolded headlines to indicate important actions. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
Which is NOT a reason these words are in bold? 
Part of what makes this diary so funny is the juxtaposition of events. Just when her mother is remembering how sweet Georgia was when little, Libby reminds the reader that little girls are not always sweet. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
What does Georgia learn in the highlighted text that surprises her? 
Remember how Georgia described her uncle? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Knowing the character of Angus the cat, what will most probably happen to this new cat? 
Slang is often hard for non native speakers to interpret. To figure out what "mad biscuit" means, we need to use context clues.  (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
What does "mad biscuit" most probably mean? 
If you've never seen a kaftan, see below. (This annotation contains an image)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
What does Georgia's reaction to Jas's misfortunes say about Georgia's character? 
Notice the letters that run together. How do you think Georgia is feeling in the highlighted text? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Why does Georgia decide she can't see Robbie? 
Since we only see Georgia's point of view, we have to decide for ourselves if she is correct in how she views other people. Do you think she's right that Robbie is complimenting her in the highlighted text? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Explain in your own words why the highlighted text is funny. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
What does this simile imply about the temperature? 

august

Pay attention to how the girls describe other girls they know. Do you talk to your friends about others in this way? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Name one thing that Georgia likes about her parents. 
Do you think she should call Robbie? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Why is Georgia laughing? 
Do you agree with Robbie, that a 14-year old and a 17-year old are too far apart in age? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
Describe in your own words Georgia's mother's reaction to Robbie and Georgia's breakup. 
It is easy to see that Georgia loves her cat. Pay attention to how others react to the same animal. Would you like Angus as a pet? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
Why would the author choose to have all the thoughts on this page broken into short time intervals? 
Because this diary is written from Georgia's perspective, we can only know her thoughts. We can, however, figure out that Georgia's mom is not very sympathetic to her. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Which aphorism, or saying, is Georgia most likely trying to use? 
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was a very popular book written by a relationship counselor back in the 1990s. It suggested that women and men are completely different. Think about what Georgia is saying here about boys--have you ever had a boyfriend or girlfriend like she describes? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
How can you know that Georgia is being sarcastic here and not serious? Use evidence from the text to support your response. 
The author is using something called irony to be funny in this section of the novel. She places together a scene of Georgia acting very immature with a pledge from Georgia about how mature she will be. Do you think Georgia will be able to act mature? 
Here again, the reader must decide. Is Jas a good friend to Georgia? What makes a good friend? Because this question comes up again and again, the reader knows friendship is a theme. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
Contrast the mother's point of view about Georgia's behavior with what Georgia thinks here. 
Have you ever tried a spray on a fake tan? Did you follow the directions? 
Quiz 1 

september

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Use the define function in Curriculet to see what a "stalag" is. To what place is Georgia most likely referring? 
Watch the movie trailer for "Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging" then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.7
After viewing the trailer for "Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging," how closely do you think the movie version follows the mood and tone of this book?  
Have you ever tried to look older than you are?  
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Using context clues, what does "geoggers" most likely mean? 
In this way, the author is explaining to us that Georgia's cousin has flirted with her before. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Who does the mustache most likely symbolize or represent? 
Have you ever slept on your hair when it was wet? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
Which of the following is NOT a cruel thing Georgia's friends say about Green? 
In many British households, they eat soft boiled eggs for breakfast. Since you can't eat more than one egg at once, some people put "egg cosies" on the other eggs to keep them warm. To eat the egg, take the cozy off and crack the top. Use a spoon to scoop out the egg.  (This annotation contains an image)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
What type of class is described in the highlighted text? 
Again, a funny comment. Did you laugh? 
If you've never seen the Teletubbies, it is a very strange show for small children. If you've never seen it, check out the clip below.  (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Who are "Hunky" and "Po" in the highlighted text? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
Explain in your own words how the theme of friendship is developed in the bathroom scene. Is Jas a good friend? Is Georgia? 
Have you ever fought with your friends the way that Jas and Georgia are fighting? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
Why are Georgia and Jas fighting? 
Based on how Georgia's mom reacts in this scene, we know that Georgia seldom offers to help her mother. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Why does Georgia want to wear false eyelashes? 
Prefects are students who are in charge of various parts of a school. See below for a funny take on what prefects do for a school.  (This annotation contains a video)
Typically, a red herring is a false clue. Red herrings can be found in mystery novels when readers are led to believe that one person is the murderer, but it turns out to be someone else.  (This annotation contains an image)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
What is happening on Wednesday that makes Georgia want to spend the night at Jas's house? 
Here is another example of Georgia being selfish. She isn't really worried about Jas, just that Georgia might not get to go to the concert. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Why is what Sven did so funny? 
Based on this conversation between Georgia and Jas, we can tell that "rates you" must mean "likes you." Have you ever had a friend tell the boy you liked your secrets? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
How does Georgia attempt to demonstrate her maturity to Robbie, her ex-boyfriend? 
Would you be jealous, if you saw your ex flirting with someone you suggested they go out with next? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
What do you think the cold and slimy thing could be?  
Quiz 1 

october

Can you imagine the two girls as they shuffle their way across the playground? Have you ever been forced to go outside and "play" when it's really cold? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Who must have called? 
To understand what Georgia's mom is talking about, you need to "read between the lines" or infer. If Georgia needs a shot, then her mom can see the doctor again.  
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Explain in your own words if you think Georgia and her friends stand up to the Bummer Twins. Use evidence to support your response. 
The Bummer Twins seem like bullies. Do you know anyone like them in your school? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Using your context clues, what does "having the painters in" most likely mean? 
Think back to the previous annotation defining what a red herring is. How is Georgia using the term here?  
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Read between the lines. Which of the following is the most likely reason that Georgia's mom brought them to the doctor's? 
Note that it wasn't an accident they let the locusts go, it was an accident the locusts ate the overalls. See an image of a locust below. (This annotation contains an image)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
To whom is Georgia referring when she says "oh mad bald one"? 
Every person is different. Would you prefer being with someone who made you nervous or someone like Dave the Laugh? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
Compare Angus to Georgia. How are they similar?  
Although this is a funny exchange, what Georgia is saying is very profound. According to Georgia, life gives you what you expect it to, and believing in the positive when things are dark will get you a positive result. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Using your context clues, what do you think "jelloid" means? 
Pay attention to the repetition here. It helps emphasize that Georgia is not paying attention to Jas. How does Georgia's attitude further develop the theme of friendship? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Based on how Georgia reacts to Dave's comments, is she attracted to Dave? Use evidence from the text to support your response. 
David Beckham, a famous soccer player, and Posh Spice, a member of the pop music group the Spice Girls, are a couple who married in 1998.  (This annotation contains an image)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Why is the highlighted text a good example of a simile? 
Based on how she reacts upon finding out that Dave was at the match, maybe Georgia is attracted to him after all. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
To what  serious thing is Georgia's mother probably referring? 
Remember how Georgia tricked the twins? What do you think will happen? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
How do the twins get revenge on Georgia? 
Because we can only see what Georgia sees and hear what Georgia hears, we don't know for sure what Robbie is thinking. Do you think he will still go out with Lindsay, based on what you read here? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
Based on Jas's reaction, how does Georgia's friend feel about what Georgia did to Dave the Laugh? 
Does your school expect you to go outside in the rain for recess?  
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
Why does Georgia want to take the note home? 
Georgia's mom says something surprising here. She wants to lie to Georgia's father. Who is she trying to protect? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
What has Georgia forgotten that might make Mark stare at her? 
Georgia's mom doesn't know that Naomi and Angus were together last night. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
Why does Georgia feel ill about having her dad back? 
This is a reference to Dr. Who, a popular BBC program. Watch this short clip to see what Daleks look like. (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.7
Why would Georgia be embarrassed about wearing Teletubby pajamas? 
This is an vivid metaphor for being kissed. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
Which two things is Georgia comparing here in this metaphor? 
Although in her thoughts Georgia is still not a great friend, she is at least pretending to listen. 
Quiz 3