"Orphan Train Rider" by Andrea Warren November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"The matron told the children they were going west to find new homes, just as Lee's father said."

Based on the context clues, the word "matron" means a woman in charge of domestic matters at a boarding school/orphanage.

"My father thrust an envelope into my hand."

Based on the context clues the word "thrust" means to push or suddenly move someone or something.

"The girls had in new dresses, all alike, with white pinafores over them. We boys also had new clothes: Knickers that buttoned below the knee,white dress shirts and neckties,and suit coats. "

Based on the context clues, the word "Knickers" means loose fitting trousers gathered at the knee.

"They abandoned the foundling in a cradle in the hospitals entryway."

Based upon the context clues, the word "foundling"

87 percent is a high success rate, especially since so many of the children come from troubled beginnings. The riders have included a governor of state, a governor of state, an attorney, and college professors.

Based on the context clues, "attorney" is a job that helps someone with legal matters.

"They were part of a placing out program made to help orphans find homes.

based on the context clue, "orphans" are children who have no parents or home.

The chamber of commerce planned a party for the brothers.

Based on the context clues, "commerce" are social dealings

I wandered if Ross and I would feel any kind of bond.

Based on the context clues, "bond" means friendship.

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Created with images by bryan anthony - "Wearing Knickers" • Kazutaka NAKANO - "My baby in a cradle" • MDGovpics - "Governor Tours State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein's Office" • WenPhotos - "orphan africa african" • cbaquiran - "birthday cake cake birthday" • cherylholt - "best friends girls friendship"

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