"Who Was Annie Oakley?" by Stephanie Spinner November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"She was one of the best-known women of her age, and the public loved her, yet she was never anything but modest and down-to-earth." (p. 2)

Based upon the context clues, the word "modest" means having or showing a humble estimate of one's importance or abilities.

"They worked her from early morning to late at night. They beat her. They refused to send her to school. They stole Annie's letters from her mother. Not only that, they wrote to Susan Moses, saying that Annie was fine. Her mother never knew of Annie's ordeal." (p. 14 and 15)

Based upon the context clues, the word "ordeal" means a painful or horrific experience.

"He was intrigued by the fact that this soft-spoken backwoods girl was a crack shot." (p. 24)

Based on the context clues, the word "intrigued" means arouse the curiosity or interest of.

"Frank traveled around the country giving shooting exhibitions in vaudeville houses- theaters that offered shooting acts, minstrel shows, and short plays as entertainment." (p. 25)

Based on the context clues, the word "exhibitions" means a pulic display showing the skills of performers.

"Frank traveled around the country giving shooting exhibitions in vaudeville houses- theaters that offered shooting acts, minstrel shows, and short plays as entertainment." (p.25)

Based on the context clues, the word "minstrel" means a member of a group of entertainers.

"That spring they joined the grandest traveling spectacle of the century- Buffalo Bill's Wild West show." (p. 41)

Based upon the context clues, the word "spectacle" means a large public show or display.

"It was not feminine in the conventional sense- a large gun rack stood in the corner- but it was cozy and comfortable." (p. 51)

Based on the context clues, the word "conventional" means obeying accepted standards.

"She appeared in public to unveil memorials of him; otherwise, her people almost never saw her." (p. 72)

Based on the context clues, the word "unveil" means show or announce publicly for the first time.

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