"A child called 'It' " by Dave Pelzer November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"I look into her swollen red eyes. She still has a hangover from last night's stupor. Her once beautiful, shiny hair is now frazzled clumps." (p. 5)

Based upon the context clues, the word "stupor" means a state of near unconsciousness.


"Once, during my midnight fantasies, I came up with the idea of begging for food on my way to school." (p. 68)

Based upon the context clues, the word "fantasies" means an activity of imagining things.

"Not knowing where she might be, my ears became radar antennae, seeking out her exact location." (p. 70)

Based upon the context clues "Antennae" means a rod, wire, or other device used for technology

"During one period of time when father was away, Mother starved me for ten consecutive days."

Based upon the context clues, "consecutive" means follow continously

"We wolfed down our food, hardly tasting it, before my brothers and I blitzed off for parts unknown, in search of high adventure."

Based upon the context clues, "blitz" means a sudden energetic move

"I had been transferred to the school across the street" (p. 61)

Based upon the context clues, "transfer" means to move one place to another

"I ate every morsel as if it were my very last meal" (p. 78)

Based upon the context clues, "morsel" means a small piece or quantity of food

"She jerked violently to regain her stability" (p. 35)

Based upon the context clues, "stability" means a state of being stable

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Created with images by geralt - "the customary alk alcohol" • fotomanu_93 - "planet" • bedrocan - "antenna" • amslerPIX - "Following" • friskytuna - "usain bolt victory lap" • torbakhopper - "decisions decisions, 2007" • smagdali - "tasty morsel of bat. it was a bit crunchy, but oh so yummy" • Efraimstochter - "stones stone tower stack"

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