Miss Hollywood

TEACHER'S COPY - MAY COPY PAGE 2 FOR YOUR STUDENTS

Identification and Discussion Questions

1. What fairy tale acts as the basis for this story?

(Goldilocks and the Three Bears)

2. Why was "Miss Hollywood" an apt name for the main character in this story?

3. Why was Miss Hollywood popular among her students?

(They associated her with famous people; she was attractive.)

4. How much do looks contribute to being popular? How much should it?

5. Who was one of Miss Hollywood's favorite students?

(Lilly Lochs)

6. How did Lilly get noticed?

(by misbehaving)

7. What in Mother Moon's view, makes people lose faith in themselves?

(receiving false rewards)

8. Did Lilly Lochs' self esteem improve despite Miss Hollywood's misguided attempt to spare her the legal consequences of her act? Why/why not?

(yes - She felt a sense of accomplishment in the work she did.)

Idioms

Taking one's case (So, Miss Hollywood took her case...)

Inference

Why did Miss Hollywood seek help from Mother Moon? What assumption did Miss Hollywood make?

(Mother Moon had a reputation for helping the helpless. If she helped others, she'll help me.)

Diverse Thinking

How does the picture on page 33 relate to this story?

Just for Today

Be aware in your classes today, when you talk with your friends, when you go to after school activities, when you go home and talk with your family, of how your self esteem and the self esteem of others is developed, either positively or negatively.

Vocabulary


aptly


misconception


enhance


lack


prank


mount


muster


substantive


sinecures


in the system


probation