- After 10 hours on the job, the greeter at Wal-Mart gave everyone a perfunctory hello while mostly staring at his cell phone and reading text messages.
Based on the sentence above, what does the word perfunctory mean? Choose the correct answer below. Then copy the words/phrases in the sentence that helped you determine its meaning.
a) acting with enthusiasm and energy
b) done routinely with little interest or care
c) acting with sadness and dismay
d) done with anger toward others
2. Setting can best be defined as:
A. The emotional effect or feeling that a text creates in a reader.
B. The physical location, time, and social environment in which a story takes place.
C. The background information that is important to a text.
D. The steps a reader takes to use details to determine what may happen next in the story.
- What would you do if you won the lottery? List the first five things you would do with your winnings.
- Make a prediction about what, “The Lottery,” will be about.
I predict that, “The Lottery,” will be about ___________________________. This is my prediction because ____________________________________.
After reading the CNN Article identify the central idea or theme of the article and provide 3 pieces of evidence from the text that supports the central idea/theme.