The Perilous Road

Map of Tennessee



Vocabulary Word of the Day dire and peril

dire - Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous, awful, dreadful, horrible, grim
Page 29 - See example for peril. 
Page 91 - But if she can't make out the dark figure, she'll die within a year of a dire disease.

peril - Imminent danger, threat, risk, hazard
Page 29 - Whoever it was would go on by and never know that under his feet Chris Brabson hung by his fingertips in the direst kind of peril.


Civil War Literature Unit

Lesson 3 - Rebellion
1 Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
by Deborah Hopkinson, James Ransome (Illustrator)
AR Reading Level 3.8  Point Value 0.5


In Chapter 3 Jethro gives Chris pawpaws to help him recover from his near death incident. What are pawpaws?

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