Answer key: Children Cope with Parents’ Addiction

Lesson Plan:  Elementary School Children Learn to Cope With Parents’  Addiction

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. *knockout pills/drops informalpills etc that make someone unconscious.
  2. shoot upinformal  – |SHo͞ot|-phrasal verb– inject a narcotic drug; inject someone with a narcotic drug: she went home and shot up alone in her room | I was shooting up cocaine |
  3. foster care noun [mass noun]- temporary custody or guardianship for children whose parents are dead or unable to look after them: they were voluntarily placed in foster care | he was taken into foster care.
  4. trauma  |ˈtrouməˈtrômə| noun (plural traumas or traumata |-mətə| )
  5. 1 a deeply distressing or disturbing experience: a personal trauma like the death of a child.
  6. curriculum |kəˈrikyələm| noun (plural curricula |-lə| or curriculums)
  7. the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college.
  8. opioid  |ˈōpēˌoid| Biochemistry noun  an opiumlike compound that binds to one or more of the three opioid receptors of the body.
  9. fatal  |ˈfādl| adjective  causing death: a fatal accident.
  10. sensory |ˈsensərē| adjective-relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses: sensory input.

Sources: New Oxford American Dictionary

* Longman Dictionary

Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition

Riley has fallen in love with reading, and especially loves the Harry Potter books. He said he can relate to the boy wizard who had a tough childhood. “We’re similar,” he said. ‘It made me happy that Harry knows how it feels.’

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F-The elementary school is located in Ohio.
  2. T-Riley, is 9 years old and described how he had to care for his baby brother.
  3. F-According to the article Riley is in foster care.
  4. F-Last academic year, four kindergartners lost parents to fatal overdoses.
  5. T-Minford Elementary has a sensory room stocked with weighted blankets, chewable toys.
  6. F-In 2017 Ohio had the second highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the country.
  7. T-Kendra Rase Cram is  a teacher at Minford Elementary.
  8. F-Mike DeWine is the governor of Ohio.
  9. T-At the school, children can take time to jump on a trampoline or calm down in a play tunnel.
  10. T-As a way to help the children express their feelings, each child picks a color that symbolizes an emotion.