Posted by Jamin on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:13pm.
Ever since Lisa auditioned for the musical Annie in the third grade, she had been seriously interested in musical theater. She loves to sing, dance, and act. She performs in two or three shows in her city each year.
This year, Lisa was excited to audition for the school musical. She was thrilled to get the part of the funny kid sister. She came to the first rehearsal in her tights and T-shirt, ready to dance. When she entered the auditorium, she scanned the groups of students, looking for a familiar face. She was surprised to see no one from her grade. Everyone looked older, and no one was wearing dance clothes.
A group of girls turned toward Lisa. One girl began to point and giggle. Lisa took a seat near the piano. Her cheeks burned. She tugged on her T-shirt, trying to make it longer, but it was no use. Finally, the music director arrived to lead the students through vocal warm-ups. Lisa forgot the giggling girl and began singing loudly.
After warm-ups, the director split the students into groups. Lisa’s stomach ached when she saw that she was in the group with Michelle, the giggling girl.
“Michelle, go ahead and lead your group in scales,” the director said turning to the other group.
“You know, you don’t have to sing so loud,” Michelle said to Lisa after the group sang their first scale.
Lisa looked down. Her eyes stung as she blinked back tears.
“Aw, leave her alone, Michelle. She’s young,” said a tall boy.
“Too young to be in the show,” countered Michelle. Lisa could feel the others’ eyes boring holes into the top of her head.
“Let’s just stick to the scales, okay?” another girl piped up. The students began singing again. Lisa barely opened her mouth. Then she felt someone nudge her in the side.
“She’s just jealous. She wanted your part,” whispered a smiling girl with dark curls.
“Oh. Thanks,” Lisa smiled back. The music director joined them and began teaching them the first song. Michelle had a solo.
“Nice work, Michelle,” the director praised. “You have quite a voice.” Michelle beamed. Then she looked at Lisa and smirked. Lisa sighed and looked down at her music.
The second song they learned had Lisa’s solo in it. She sang in the funny, high-pitched voice of a little kid. The others began to laugh.
“Great, Lisa! Just what that song needs—some comic relief,” the director said, grinning at her. Lisa smiled, but didn’t dare look at Michelle.
After rehearsal, Lisa stood outside the school, waiting for her bus. Someone came up behind her.
“Uh, good job.” Lisa turned to see Michelle standing awkwardly before her.
“Thanks. You too,” Lisa said cautiously. “You sure can hit those high notes. I can barely sing above C.”
“Thanks,” Michelle said, and this time her smirk turned into a genuine smile.
1. Which of these events is the story’s resolution?
a. Lisa comes to rehearsal.
b. Lisa starts to cry.
c. Michelle admires Lisa’s singing.
d. Someone comforts Lisa.
2. What is the internal conflict in the story?
a. Lisa feels embarrassed.
b. Lisa sings a solo.
c. Michelle criticizes Lisa.
d. The director praises Michelle
3. What is one feature of the author’s style in this passage?
a. complex sentences
b. descriptive verbs
c. long, difficult words
d. repetition of sounds
4. Which event is the climax of this story?
a. Lisa has to sing scales with Michelle.
b. Michelle approaches Lisa at the bus stop.
c. Michelle sings her solo.
d. The girl with dark curls reassures Lisa.
5. How will the other students most likely feel when they find out that Michelle has accepted Lisa?
plzz help me.
- Lang Arts - Jamin, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:25pm
Please Help me
- Lang Arts - James, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:26pm
Context clues. Ms.sue cannot give you the answers Jamin
Go back in the story and use context clues
- Lang Arts - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:27pm
I'll be happy to check your answers.
- Lang Arts - Jamin, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:30pm
Thank you so much! I really appreicate it. :D
- Lang Arts - James, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:33pm
Yes ms.sue will help you (sorry)
- Lang Arts - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:34pm
I agree with all of your answers except 2. Check out what an internal conflict is.
- Lang Arts - Jamin, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:36pm
Thank You one more question about the story:
How is Lisa’s journey different from what she might have expected when she auditioned? Do you think she learns more or less from her experience in the musical than she planned to? Support your answers with evidence from the story.
- Lang Arts - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:42pm
This question asks what YOU think.
- Lang Arts - James, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:49pm
There is not right a wrong answer but think wisley :)
- Lang Arts - Jamin, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 5:02pm
- Lang Arts - Angelina, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:06pm
??? O_O -LOST-
- Lang Arts - Becky, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:35pm
Would #2 be A?
- Lang Arts - Emmy, Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 10:48pm
Calm yo tits, Blank.
Becky, #2 would be A, since it regards internal conflict, which is a mental or emotional struggle that occurs within a character.. Lisa FEELS embarrassed.
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