Vocabulary—The Watsons Go to Birmingham
generate Page 1 A furnace is used to generate heat .
emulate Page 24 and 39 Write down in your reading log a person you emulate  and why you want to be like that person.
jacked up Page 25
egghead Page 25
cockeyed Page 26 This is a slang term for someone who has a lazy eye.  Kenny Watson has a lazy eye and gets teased about it.
punctual Page 28
jabbering Page 33
welfare Page 76
peon Page 101
conk Page 113
Hillbilly cracker Page 125 146
eavesdropped Page 128 Tell about a  time you  eavesdropped on somebody
maestro Page 146
grapevine Page 130
seniority Page 135
sonic boom Page 182
trespass
vittles What are your favorite vittles?
Quest for Hidden Treasure Quest
segregation Page 208
discrimination Page 208 What smaller word do you hear in discrimination?
boycott Page 210
 
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Watsons Vocabulary

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This powerpoint is to discuss vocabulary in the novel The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. He shows a violent act of the civil rights movement through the eyes of a family.

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Watsons Vocabulary

  1. 1. Vocabulary—The Watsons Go to Birmingham
  2. 2. generate Page 1 A furnace is used to generate heat .
  3. 3. emulate Page 24 and 39 Write down in your reading log a person you emulate and why you want to be like that person.
  4. 4. jacked up Page 25
  5. 5. egghead Page 25
  6. 6. cockeyed Page 26 This is a slang term for someone who has a lazy eye. Kenny Watson has a lazy eye and gets teased about it.
  7. 7. punctual Page 28
  8. 8. jabbering Page 33
  9. 9. welfare Page 76
  10. 10. peon Page 101
  11. 11. conk Page 113
  12. 12. Hillbilly cracker Page 125 146
  13. 13. eavesdropped Page 128 Tell about a time you eavesdropped on somebody
  14. 14. maestro Page 146
  15. 15. grapevine Page 130
  16. 16. seniority Page 135
  17. 17. sonic boom Page 182
  18. 18. trespass
  19. 19. vittles What are your favorite vittles?
  20. 20. Quest for Hidden Treasure Quest
  21. 21. segregation Page 208
  22. 22. discrimination Page 208 What smaller word do you hear in discrimination?
  23. 23. boycott Page 210

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