Directions:  Answer the following questions on your own paper.  Use specific examples from the story for your answers.  Write your answers in complete sentences.

  1. 1. Why do you think Avi considers this story an important event in his life?

  1. 2. How do you think the story would be different if Avi told it as it was happening instead of looking back on it many years later?

  1. 3. What aspects of this story make it interesting to you as a reader?

  1. 4. Do you think the title of this story fits?  Why or why not?  Can you come up with a more appropriate title?

  1. 5. Is the opening of the story something that makes you want to keep reading?  Why or why not?  How would you change it?

  1. 6. How does the conclusion of the story tie up all of the loose ends?

***Check to make sure that your answers make sense!  Make sure you have written your correct heading on your paper!  If you did your assignment on your computer, make sure to have the hard copy printed before you come to class.  I will NOT write passes to the printer when class begins!