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The Invention Of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

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• List eight difficulties in your typical day • List five things that make you happy • List eight difficulties faced by Hugo after his father dies (Examples: Abused, no money, no way to cash checks, has to hide, can’t go to school, has to steal, lives alone, no love, etc). • List five things that made Hugo happy after his father died, but before he moved in with Goerges Melies.

For the next part of the worksheet, the students can go to the computer lab and do research for two days. If they do not finish, the rest can be done at home. Teach them how to correctly cite an internet source, and tell them to incorporate this into the next part of the assignment.

• List eight things that are difficult about a modern orphan’s life (cite two sources). • List five things that make a modern orphan happy. They will then write a three to four-page essay comparing their lives to Hugo’s and to modern orphans around the world. They will use the five-paragraph method, with correct citations.

Worksheet: • List three adjectives that describe the personality of the Georges Melies in your story that cannot describe the personality of the Georges Melies in the novel. • Describe three physical characteristics that are different between your Melies and Selznick’s Melies. • Describe three circumstances that are different in your character’s life in contrast to the life of Selznick’s Melies. For the next part of a worksheet, have them trade stories and worksheets with a member of a group, having them read each others’ stories and answer the questions on the worksheet of the person whose story they read. • List three adjectives that describe the Georges Melies in this student’s story. • Could they be used to describe the Georges Melies in The Invention of Hugo Cabret? • List two physical characteristics describing how the two Georges Melies (from the novel and from the story) are similar? • List two physical characteristics describing how the two are different. If you did not know that the character in the student’s story was Georges Melies, would you be able to make connections from him to the Georges Melies in the novel?

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