E03: Critical Reading- phillygirl20

Section 11

  1. “She’s not a normal kid. She does things, and says things. She’s a grown-up in a six-year-old’s body in a lot of ways.”

Claim: She’s not a normal kid.

2.  “Brannan gave the packet to Katie’s kindergarten teacher, but thinks the teacher just saw it as an excuse for bad behavior.”

Claim: thinks the teacher just saw it as an excuse for bad behavior.

3. “Last fall, she switched Katie to a different school, where she hopes more understanding will lead to less anxiety.”

Claim: she hopes more understanding will lead to less anxiety.

4. “She certainly looks like a normal kid when she comes down from her room dressed for tap class. In a black leotard, pink tights, and shiny black tap shoes, she looks sweet as pie”

Claim: “she looks sweet as pie”

5. “One time, a bad guy in Iraq had a knife and my dad killed him,” she says, apropos of nothing.”

Claim: a bad guy in Iraq had a knife

6. “Brannan is stern but impeccably patient.”

Claim: Brennan is stern.

7. “That kind of small talk recently ruined a birthday party one of her classmates was having at Chick-fil-A. “

Claim: That kind of small talk recently ruined a birthday party

8. “Katie is sorry—God, is she sorry, you can see it in her face and guilty shoulders, but she seems to feel like she can’t help it”

Claim: Katie is sorry

9. “Once, she asked Brannan to take her to a hypnotist, so he could use his powers to turn her into a good girl.”

Claim: use his powers to turn her into a good girl

10. “She doesn’t know why Katie adapted this story about confiscating a weapon from an insurgent into a story about bloodshed, but she isn’t too happy about it.”

Claim: she isn’t too happy about it.

 

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