The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia C. McKissack


Speak the truth and shame the devil.

Older than black pepper.

Truth is often hard to chew.

Predicting: What do you predict Libby will say about Willie when he tells her that he did not do his homework?

Inference: What do you infer that the kids are thinking about Libby after she tells all the truths about them?

Cause and effect: Because Libby was so honest, the effect was people were angry at her.

Drawing Conclusions: What evidence supports the comment that Libby’s mother made, that Libby may have told the truth at the wrong time, the wrong way and for the wrong reason?


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