1. Describe characteristics of Bee, Tibby,
Carmen, and Lena based on their letters. Then, pick one character and write
a letter from their perspective to one of their friends.
2. Ammoudi is where Lena spends her summer
learning about love and taking action. Explore this site and pick an island
that you would like to spend your summer visiting. Explain why you chose
the island and describe what types of adventures you might have.
3. Bridget is the most athletic and active
character in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She spends her
summer experiencing teamwork, love, and friendship at a soccer camp in Baja,
California. Imagine that the soccer camp, like colleges and universities,
requires a personal essay for acceptance to the camp. Write a short (7 - 10
sentences) essay from Bridget's point of view explaining why she wants to
attend the camp and what she believes she will gain from the experience. Use
the "Elite Summer Residential Camp" information provided on the website to
help you craft your personal essay.
4. In the book, Tibby experiences the
realities of illness and death when she learns her young friend Bailey has
Lukemia, a type of cancer. Often, Tibby avoids speaking about the disease or
about her feelings in
the emotionally-trying situation. From Bailey's perspective, write a letter to Tibby helping her to understand
more about the disease. You will want to include important aspects of
Lukemia, such as the age group it affects, medical implications of the
disease (i.e. what portion of the body it affects), its causes and
treatments, etc. Try to incorporate as much of Bailey's personality as
possible in the letter, explaining the situation to Tibby as she would in
5. Using the information concerning the
effects of divorce on children, explain Carmen's reaction to her father's
remarriage in a paragraph of sentences. What are some of the reasons the
website gives for children's adverse responses to divorce? Do these effects
seem to apply to Carmen? Use specific examples from the book to support your
answer. Example: Carmen fears change. When she sees her father eating
dinner with his new family, Carmen realizes how much things have changed and
throws a rock through the dining room window.
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Traveling Pants maintain a special connection with one another through a
pair of magical jeans. The jeans symbolize their friendship and eventually
come to relay each character's summer adventures. Select a quotation from the book that you feel relates to the friendships in
your life. Using this quotation and CustomInk.com, you will construct your
own "Traveling T-shirt." The quotation you select must appear on your shirt,
and you may add any appropriate slogans, designs, colors, etc. you desire.
When you finish designing your "Traveling T-shirt," write a paragraph that
explains why you selected the particular quotation, how it applies to the
friends/relationships in your life, and the significance of any slogans or
symbols placed on the shirt.
7. After reading the review for the Second
Summer of the Sisterhood book and taking into consideration the
character and personality traits that each of the four girls in the first
book exhibits, write a short paragraph explaining what you think each girl
will experience this summer.