The Blanket by FLOYD DELL
A. Pre-Reading About the Author
1. Think Before You Read
Answer the following questions:
1. What is a nursing home? Have you ever visited anyone in a nursing home?
2. Do you or did you have a grandparent you particularly loved or admired?
3. What are some of the things you enjoyed doing with that grandparent?
4. How are older people treated in your country?
2. Story Preview
Read the preview of the story and try to guess the meaning of the words in bold print.