Vocab Practice<br />Use a dictionary to define the following. Use a thesaurus to find one synonym and one antonym.<br />Connotes<br />Erupt<br />Marvel<br />Concessions<br />Aberration<br />What is the root in “methodically?” What does that mean? What do you think this word means?<br />Use your context clues to define the meaning of the underlined words and write down the words that lead you to that definition.<br />The choice of the neighborhood is a condition of the reality of living here in this city with its racially segregated neighborhoods.<br />You cleave to these other Haitian girls out of something that begins as solidarity but becomes a lifetime of friendship.<br />Through your writing they will see you, dyasporachild, the connections and disconnections that have made you the mosaic that you are.<br />
Can you be from two cultures at once?<br />What cultures do you identify with? What are some characteristics of those cultures? How do you define your cultural identity?<br />
While you read:<br />How does Hyppolite’s attitude toward her own cultural identity change during the course of the essay? Support with evidence from the text.<br />Does Hyppolite effectively show how difficult it is for many children to adapt to two cultures while holding onto both? Support with evidence from the text.<br />
After you read:<br />This memoir is written in second person (you, your, yours, etc.) instead of first person (I, me, mine, etc.). Why would the author choose to write from this particular point-of-view? Is it effective?<br />How has this essay made you reconsider your thoughts about your own culture or other cultures?<br />
Exit Ticket<br />Use three vocabulary words, from either or both stories, correctly in original sentences without referring back to a dictionary.<br />What is something new you’ve learned about culture?<br />How might you be able to use something we discussed these past two days in your research paper?<br />How can you apply, or use, what you’ve learned in your life?<br />
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