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Devices, Devices, Devices



nap probably nightmare
awake turn off calculator
weird wonder excuse me
thing of course cell phone
cord definitely bring/brought/brought
turn certain believe (2)
fine actual flat screen
fossil no way supposed to
dial survive






Jenna: “Yeah. Or course. What time is it? Oh my gosh! It’s already three o’clock in the morning. Yeah. Alright, talk to you when I know, okay? Alright, bye.”

Three o’clock in the morning. I need to go to bed.

I don’t want to get up to turn the lights off. I’m going to leave the lights on.

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Alright it’s morning, I should probably text my friends back. They’re wide awake.

What is this?

This is definitely NOT my phone.

Maybe my mom’s awake. Maybe she’ll know what happened.

Jenna: “Mom, I can’t find my phone . . .”

Where am I? This is definitely NOT my living room!

Hey look! I found a fossil!

Ooh, I wonder what this does.

I definitely don’t speak that language.

That’s weird. Where am I?

Jenna: “Ah, excuse me?”
Girl: “Oh my gosh!”
Jenna: “Hi, um . . . where’s my phone?”
Girl: “You can use my phone.
Jenna: “How do you even work this thing?”
Girl: “You just dial the number.”
Jenna: “What about a cell phone?”
Girl: “What’s a ‘cell phone’?”
Jenna: “Doesn’t have a cord; you can bring it where you want. Hey, have you seen my computer, by the way?”
Girl: “You want to use my computer?”
Jenna: “That’s a calculator.”
Girl: “No, it’s the latest computer. It helps me with my homework.”
Jenna: “Well, I’m trying to find my mom.”
Girl: “You can call your mom.”
Jenna: “It doesn’t work.”
Girl: “Just dial the number . . . No you have to turn it.”
Jenna: “What’s the date?”
Girl: “Oh, today’s date is July 24th 1976.”
Jenna: “Um . . . No. I believe the year’s 2014.”
Girl: “No, I’m certain.”
Jenna: “No, I’m certain. I need to talk to my mom and my friends — but I don’t have a computer. You don’t have a working phone.”
Girl: “My phone works just fine.”
Jenna: “And what’s up with that fossil you call a ‘TV’?”
Girl: “That’s a great TV.”
Jenna: “Flat screen — no big box — that hangs on the wall?
Girl: “That’s the best TV they make.”
Jenna: “Alright we’re going to try this phone again . . . How do you do this? . . . . I don’t know what I’m doing . . . I don’t know what I’m doing. This isn’t working.”
Girl: “It’s almost time for the after-school movie. You can stay and watch it with me!”
Jenna: “Um, I need to get home, you know, find my mom … my actual house … my actual friends … my cell-phone.”
Girl: “Well, there’s the door.”
Jenna: “Alright, I’ll try this.”

Alright I mean, I came through this door. Maybe if I go back out then I’ll be home . . .

. . . I’m home . . .

Alright, I came through that door, came in here. Let’s do that door and came through this door. Maybe if I go through this door, I’ll be home.

There’s no way I’m gonna be able to get back home. There’s no electronics. What am I supposed to do?


Since there’s no possible way of me getting home, maybe I’ll just take a nap on this bed and . . .

Huh! Thank God it was just a nightmare. I don’t know how I’d survive without a phone!

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1. Jenna really loves to use computers and cell-phones. True or false?

2. Did she go to sleep at 9:30 pm that night?

3. When she woke up, did she see her cell phone? What did she see? Was she surprised and bothered?

4. There was a dinosaur fossil in her living room. Is this right or wrong? What was the “fossil”? Could she understand the program on TV?

5. Do you think the other female in the other room old, middle-aged, young or a child?

6. Jenna went back in time. Is this correct or incorrect?

7. Was she able to find her normal room? What happened in the end?

8. Is there a moral or lesson to this story?


A. Do you often use a computer? Do all your friends use a computer, internet and smart phone?

B. Some people spend too much time on their computer. Yes or no? Is this good, bad, both, in-between, or it depends?

C. Do you use old telephones (landline phones), TVs and calculators? Have you seen old phones, TVs and calculators? Do your parents or grandparents use them?

D. I can live without computers, internet and smart phones. What do you think?

E. What will happen in the future?


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