The Stranger. Text and Art by Chris Van Allsburg. Study Skills. Genre: Fantasy Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect Comprehension Strategy: Ask Questions Comprehension Review Skill: Compare Contrast Vocabulary: Multi-meaning Words. Summary.
Text and Art
by Chris Van Allsburg
In late summer, a farmer hits a man in the road with his truck. The speechless stranger then spends several weeks on the farm. The weather stays warm into autumn, and the leaves around the farm remain green. The stranger realizes something is wrong. he leaves the farm, and the weather returns to normal.
A story that could not possibly happen. A story that tells about things that could not really happen except in one’s imagination. Stories that tell about such things as talking animals, huge giants, weird monsters, and other such imaginary beings.
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not able to produce
or gathered by people for their use
to produce new leaves, shoots, or buds
current of air
easily frightened; shy
interested greatly; attracted very strongly; charmed
engraved; a design or drawing on a metal plate or glass
moisture frozen on or in a surface
formerly, a room for receiving or entertaining guests; sitting room
not attractive; dull; monotonous
put into a condition resembling deep sleep
person who goes away from others and lives alone
He became one of the family as he became less timid each day.
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