Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Pumping Pedals

                                                               “ Pumping Pedals” by Maggie Lilleby

1. Recall
Give a brief summary of the story.
This story is about Sally competing in BMX bike competition. She’s only versed boy’s in the competition because no other girl wants to join in the club.

2. Infer
What kind of a person is Sally Davies? Tell why you think this.
She would do anything to compete in BMX races and I know why because BMX racing is her main lover sport.

3. Evaluate
Explain why you think the author entitled the story as “Pumping Pedals”
They called it this because there’s a lot of pedaling in this story.

4. Think about it
Why do you think Sally would like to attract more girls to the sport of BMX racing?
Because Sally is the only girl the races in the BMX racing course and maybe she doesn't want to verse on boys anymore.

5. Recall
How are the bikes designed and what are they made of?
They are made out of things that are meant for bikes.

6. Think about it.
Why did Sally groan as she remembered her first racing bike?
Cause she didn’t know how hard you have to work to achieve BMXing.

7. Please explain the racing technique called “pumping” and why it might be important?

8. Do you think BMX racing is a dangerous sport. Tell why or why not you think this.
No because before you get on the bike you put on the safety helmets and clothing on too.

9. Synthesize
Please tell what you liked most about the story and why or why not you would like to be a BMX racer.
I like BMX because you have fun and it can be exercise for your calf muscles. You will also have so much fun and meet new friends.

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