Answer key: Walmart Parking Lots

Lesson Plan: The Night Community in the Walmart Parking Lots

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. brook  |bro͝ok| noun-a small stream.
  2. R.V. |ˌäːrˈvē| abbreviation NOUNrecreational vehicle.
  3. populate |ˈpäpyəˌlāt| verb [ with obj. ]• cause people to settle in (an area or place): Finland pursues a policy designed to populate its Russian borders.
  4. destination adjectivebeing a place that people will make a special trip to visit: a destination restaurant.
  5. etiquette |ˈedəkətˈedəˌket| noun-the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
  6. routine |ro͞oˈtēn| noun a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program: I settled down into a routine of work and sleep | as a matter of routine a report will be sent to the director.
  7. van |van| noun  a covered boxlike motor vehicle, typically having a rear door and sliding doors on the side panels, used for transporting goods or people.
  8. solitary  |ˈsäləˌterē| adjective-done or existing alone: I live a pretty solitary life | tigers are essentially solitary.
  9. skid  |skid| verb (skids, skidding, skidded) [ no obj. ] (of a vehicle) slide, typically sideways or obliquely, on slippery ground or as a result of stopping or turning too quickly: the taxicab skidded to a halt.
  10. accessible |əkˈsesəb(ə)l| adjective (of a place) able to be reached or entered: the town is accessible by bus | this room is not accessible to elderly people.

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F-People spend  nights in Walmart’s parking lots.
  2. F- The parking lots are not pretty: no pine trees, no bubbling brook, no ocean beaches.
  3. T-Mike Belleme and George Etheredge  are photographers.
  4. T-There are standards of etiquette in the parking lots.
  5. F- People are not allowed to sit in the parking lot in lawn chairs.
  6. NA-Walmart employees also spend nights in the lots.
  7. F- A lot of travelers stay in their R.V.’s and don’t interact with other people in the parking lot.
  8. T-Sometimes, people end up in a Walmart’s parking lot because they cannot think of anywhere else to go.
  9. T-Almost everyone spending the night has a story to tell.
  10. F-New England is a popular destination for travelers in the fall.

Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition

Almost everyone spending the night has a story to tell. They are traveling across the country, or visiting a particular spot. New England is a popular destination for travelers in the fall. And spending the night sometimes means getting a little creative.