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When choosing adjectives to describe a character, we can turn to the text and see what the author has to say about someone. What adjectives (descriptive words) does the author use to tell us about...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016, 7:11 pm (UTC)

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In Cynthia Lord's young reader's novel Rules, Catherine gets uneasy because she has mixed emotions about being Jason's friend. But her mixed emotions run much deeper than that; she is not merely...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2015, 3:46 am (UTC)

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The protagonist of Rules by Cynthia Lord is twelve-year-old Catherine, and her job is to be a caretaker for her eight-year-old brother, David. School has ended and summer has begun, and things...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2013, 1:12 am (UTC)

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Catherine meets Jason on page 20 at the speech clinic. She feels empathy for him because like her brother David, he has autism. Jason can't speak, but he can communicate his feelings by pointing at...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019, 3:27 pm (UTC)

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Kristi is Catherine's new neighbor. Like Catherine, she is twelve years old. Kristi's arrival is an opportunity for Catherine to make a new friend. At first glance, Catherine describes Kristi as...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019, 6:37 pm (UTC)

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It sounds like you are writing a paper on the book Rules by Cynthia Lord, or perhaps your teacher has asked you to consider the book for class discussion. The author does not explicitly say what...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016, 8:31 pm (UTC)

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Rules by Cynthia Lord is a work of fiction. To be more precise, it is a work of realistic fiction for young adults. This means that it deals with themes that one is likely to encounter in the real...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2019, 11:53 am (UTC)

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In order to answer this question, you must first understand Venn diagrams. A Venn diagram is a tool in logic that visually illustrates what is different about or the same between two or more...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2013, 12:16 am (UTC)

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The most significant kind of prejudice in Cynthia Lord's book, Rules, is that directed toward the physically or mentally impaired. The book gets its title from the rules Catherine makes up for her...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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Hmmmmm, ... I have always referred to it as a plot "diagram" or a plot "timeline." Therefore, let me tell you what I teach my students and see how we could fit it into a "plot chart" that you...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2015, 10:00 pm (UTC)

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Cynthia Lord's Rules follows a twelve-year-old girl named Catherine over her summer vacation as she takes care of her younger brother David, who has autism, and tries to make some new friends....

Latest answer posted March 25, 2018, 4:45 pm (UTC)

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In Rules, by Cynthia Lord, the surname of David and Catherine is never actually given. Yet, by doing a little research, it can be presumed that David's last name could actually be Lord, due to the...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2018, 5:06 pm (UTC)

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In Rules, Cynthia Lord uses a first person narrator, Catherine, who is also the protagonist, or main character. First person means that the narrator speaks from their own point of view, using “I.”...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2019, 7:16 am (UTC)

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The book Rules is about the ways that young people discriminate against each other, specifically for ableist reasons. For instance, Catherine exhibits ableist prejudice because she is scared of...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019, 3:13 pm (UTC)

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David's favorite activity is to go to the video store, where he watches the preview of the videos on the televisions in the store and flips over each video case to read the rating and parental...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2017, 4:19 pm (UTC)

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In Cynthia Lord's novel Rules, Catherine surprises Jason more than once. The first time, she brings her guinea pig, Nutmeg, to the clinic so Jason can see the little creature who had so enjoyed his...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020, 6:07 pm (UTC)

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The current cover of Cynthia Lord's novel Rules includes a rubber duck floating above a fish. This image references the times when David, the autistic brother of the narrator (Catherine), places...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2013, 2:07 am (UTC)

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In the novel Rules by Cynthia Lord, I think the author is addressing the frustrations people experience in the face of disabilities. To start, tone is defined as: ...the writer's attitude toward...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2011, 3:05 pm (UTC)

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Minor characters in any story are characters the story does not center around. However, they often complete the main characters in some way and help move the conflict and resolution of the story...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2015, 4:03 am (UTC)

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Chapter 22 of Rules by Cynthia Lord is entitled “A real conversation takes two people.” This “rule” serves to sum up what Catherine has learned about friendship throughout the novel. Catherine is...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2021, 3:32 pm (UTC)

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In Rules by Cynthia Lord, twelve-year-old Catherine often feels like she is being pulled between two worlds. At home, her younger brother, David, needs constant care and extra attention because he...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2021, 1:17 am (UTC)

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In Rules, Catherine thinks that the cards that Jason has are not expressive enough and do not have the ability to express a full spectrum of emotions or ideas. This thought inspires Catherine to...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019, 8:23 pm (UTC)

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Catherine feels deeply conflicted emotions regarding her brother, David, who has autism. What stands in the way of what Catherine wants has much more to do with her own attitudes and those of her...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2019, 9:49 pm (UTC)

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This is a difficult question to answer because it is a subjective question for which the answer depends entirely upon your views of society, education, culture, and family roles. Some people might...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2013, 4:19 pm (UTC)

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As the novel's narrator, 12-year-old Catherine doesn't have any reason to describe her physical appearance until her friend Jason asks her if he can have a picture of her. The only picture that she...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2019, 5:30 pm (UTC)

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