What is first-person point of view? The narrator is a character in the story.
2. What is third-person point of view? The narrator is outside of the story.
3. From what point of view does the narrator tell “The Drive-In Movies” from? first-person point of view
4. Why does the narrator of “The Drive-In Movies” decide to be extra good on Saturday? He wants to go to the movies that night.
5. What kind of jobs does the narrator do in “The Drive-In Movies”? He mows the lawn, waxes the car, fixes his mother’s breakfast, weeds the garden, and takes out the garbage.
6. What does the narrator do when the bee stings his foot? He pulls out the stinger and packs his foot with mud.
7. Describe the narrator in “The Drive-In Movies”? The story is told by the narrator from the first-person point of view. The narrator is a character in the story. The narrator is Gary Soto.
8. What two things must you combine in order to make a prediction? Clues from the story and what I know.
9. What should you do after you make a prediction? Read ahead to check your prediction.
10. Why does the car-wax job turn out badly in “The Drive-In Movies”? The boys run out of wax and the paint starts coming off.
11. How does Mom feel when she sees the work the boys have done? She is grateful and appreciates the hard work.
12. Why does the narrator rub his “watery eyes” at the end of “The Drive-In Movies”? He is trying to stay awake.
13. How would you describe the family in “The Drive-In Movies”? They are a caring family.
14. What two things does Soto promise himself to remember? He promises to remember the funny scene from the movie and not to work so hard the following Saturday.
15. Define evident. Easy to see; very clear
16. Define migrated. Moved from one place to another
17. Define prelude. Introduction to a main event
18. Define winced. Drew back slightly, as if in pain; cringed