FC: Strawberry Girl By Lois Lenski Created by Megan Schmidt
1: In the story Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski, the author teaches about being kind and neighborly. You should always be kind t your neighbors whether you know them or not.
2: In the beginning of the story, the main character, Birdie Boyer, 10 years old, and her family move to an old Roddenberry House in Florida. The Boyer's family is growing strawberries in their backyard/field.When they discover their next door neighbors are the Slaters, the meanest kids in school, things get a little out of hand. One of the Slater boys, Shoestring, found a wild horse and said he could ride any horse. It turns out he couldn't, considering that he fell off it. Shoestring is one of the three teenage Slater boys. He has to two older
3: brothers, Gus and Joe. Gus and Joe are the trouble makers at school. When the two boys get in a fight with a teacher, none of the students have school for months. Later in the story, he temperature takes charge and becomes super hot. Bot the Slaters and Boyers struggle for thirst from the devastating heat. Birdie was worried about the strawberries ,but her dad told her not to worry, the would be fine, and they were. The kids were playing outside and and suddenly a stander walks up. it turns out he was someone who
4: could help them. The strange man was named Doc Dayton. He was a dentist for any living thing. Dan was the Slater's father and he had a toothache. Dayton had fixed Dan's ache in less than a minute. He pulled his tooth out.Then Doc Dayton had smelt another toothache of one of their animals and he was right. their mule had a problem with grinding his teeth and now he wouldn't eat. The doctor fixed the problem and said they need to be checked every year by a dentist.
5: Towards the winter time, in late October, the temperature took over again. One day at noon-ish, the temperature went down to 35 degrees.Plus th temperature was still dropping. Birdie definitely did not want the strawberries to freeze.Birdie's pa suggested to put pine straw over them to protect them. Birdie was heart broken and terrified of if they might die but tried to think positive. The families mostly settled thing up between them by the end of the story and were finally considered friends.
6: Birdie Boyer is the main character of the story and is exiting. She is 10 years old an is exited to be growing her own strawberries. Through the story Birdie, changes in many ways. Physical, she changes by growing. She gets more mature and helps out a lot when she grows. Also, Birdie gets more clever when debating with someone. When she maturely changes, she starts to remember her manners and things. A stranger, Doc Dayton, comes along she is remembering and says "Howdy!", and is polite.
7: In the hot, summer whether, the neighbors are forced to share the water and such for thirstiness. When the water is sparse, they get super thirsty. Then they think just next year they will have strawberry jam to eat and plenty of it. This was a big part of the story because it was a big heat storm and it make the water not very easy to get. Everyone in the town struggle for water and hope that it gets better.
8: If I was another character in the story I would want to be part of the Boyer's family. My role would just be to help out with making the crops and strawberries. I could also do certain things like making hats or making some sort of fun thing to make for everyone. I could help Birdie in the making of strawberries and
9: making the arguments/discussions with the neighbors. When Birdie gets in trouble, I am the one who always will help her and help her in troubled times. As a result, I would end up making it so the strawberries are grown and everyone is happy.