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Anthony George, Genevieve Sarker, Luis Garrido, and Genesys Taveras

Anthony George, Genevieve Sarker, Luis Garrido, and Genesys Taveras

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  • 1. The Treasure of Lemon Brown Anthony George, Genevieve Sarker, Luis Garrido, and Genesys Taveras Group D Presented to Mr. Gomez and Mrs. Webb
  • 2.
      • Walter Dean Myers was born in West Virginia. He grew up in the Harlem community. He dreamed of being a professional writer, but since he lived in poverty and had a lack of education, this dream seemed impossible. However, in the late 1960’s he won a contest with his first book; then his first book was published. Since that time, Myers has published dozens of books and has won numerous awards. He currently lives in Jersey City. Some days you may even see him in the public library on Montgomery.
  • 3.
    • Greg Ridley
    • Lemon Brown
    • Greg’s Father
    • The Three robbers
    • Settings
    • Greg’s House
    • Lemon Brown House (Abandoned Building)
  • 4.
    • In the short story, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown,” you can infer that the story is about a person named Lemon Brown who holds a treasure. In the story the theme is “Everybody has a treasure.” The story is about a young boy named Greg Ridley. He is constantly receiving low grades and must improve. His father must frequently give him lectures and they always end with Greg not being able to play with the Scorpions. One day, Greg goes outside and it’s raining heavily. He sees the lightning and hears the crackling thunder piercing his ear drums.
    • He flees to the wellbeing of an abandoned building and he sees furniture at hand. He awakes a homeless man and the man attacks him with questions - one involving a treasure. Greg’s curiosity is tickled and he wants to learn more. He later finds out the treasure is clippings of newspapers, a battered harmonica, and records of the blues. Three robbers hear of this so called “treasure” and they want it. Later they are scared off and Greg learns that the greatest treasure is life itself.
  • 5.
    • 1. Tenement
    • Def- old, run-down apartment house
    • POS- Noun
    • SFT: “Down the block there was an old tenement that had been abandoned for some months.”
    • Syn: apartment
    • Ant: the streets
    • Ori: He dwelled in the old tenement down by Creeks Ave.
    • 2. Bodega
    • Def- small grocery store securing a Latino neighborhood
    • POS- Noun
    • SFT: “ From the spot he could see the blinking neon sign over the bodega on the corner.”
    • Syn: convenience store
    • Ant: mall
    • Ori: The bodega burned before my eyes and I couldn’t do anything about it.
  • 6.
    • 3. Impromptu
    • Def: unscheduled; unplanned
    • POS: adjective
    • SFT: “ Some of the guys had held an impromptu checker tournament there the week before, and Greg had noticed that the door, once boarded over, had been slightly ajar .”
    • Syn: unprepared
    • Ant: prepared
    • Ori: The conference meeting was impromptu and more then half of the workers couldn’t make it.
    • 4. Ajar
    • Def: slightly open
    • POS: adjective
    • SFT: “ Some of the guys has held an impromptu checker tournament there the week before, and Greg had noticed that the door, once boarded over, had been slightly ajar .”
    • Syn: partly open
    • Ant: closed
    • Ori: I witnessed Macy kiss Shawn through the door that was ajar and I ran with tears strolling down my face.
  • 7.
    • 5. Tentatively
    • Def: hesitantly; with uncertainty
    • POS: adverb
    • SFT: “ He vaulted over the outer stairs and pushed tentatively on the door.”
    • Syn: cautiously
    • Ant: recklessly
    • Ori: He was tentative about answering the questions on the test.
  • 8.
    • # 2. Why is Greg upset and angry at the beginning of the story?
    • A- He’s irritated because he received low grades on his Report Card and his dad was disappointed with him.
    • #4. Why do the three men break into the building where Brown is?
    • A- The men overhear Lemon Brown talking about treasure. They break in to steal it since they think the treasure is worth something.
    • #5. What is the “treasure” of Lemon Brown?
    • A- The treasure of Lemon Brown include the following:
    • A battered harmonica
    • A few newspaper clippings
    • And his records of the blues. These were mementos when Lemon Brown was famous.
  • 9.
    • #1 Why doesn’t Greg go home when it starts to rain?
    • A- He didn’t go home because he was irritated at his father for the long, boring lecture. He was also upset towards his father since his father told him that he couldn’t play with the Scorpions.
    • #2 Why does Greg go to the old tenement building?
    • A- He heard the thunder and saw the flash and raced into the building. He looked into the window and saw the furniture and he entered into Lemon Brown’s home.
    • # 5 Why do you think Greg smiles at the end of the story?
    • A- Greg is thankful for meeting Lemon Brown and learning about the treasures of Lemon Brown and life.
  • 10.
    • True or False?
    • Lemon Brown played the saxophone in a famous jazz band.
    • A- False >.<
    • 2. Greg is infatuated with a brunette whose smile could light the darkest part of the universe.
    • A- False >.<
    • 3. The greatest treasure in the world is life.
    • A- True (=>.<=)
    • 4. Mr. Gomez is the most enthusiastic Language Arts teacher we’ve known.
    • A- It’s your opinion ^.^ (Even though he is the best Mrs. Webb is cool too:)
  • 11.
    • Jacobs, Heidi H., Richard Lederer, and Sharon Sorensen, eds. Prentice Hall Literature . Bronze ed. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2000.
    • &quot;Tenement definition | Dictionary.com.&quot; Dictionary.com . 20 Jan. 2009 <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tenement>.
    • &quot;Tentative definition | Dictionary.com.&quot; Dictionary.com . 20 Jan. 2009 <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tentative>.