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  • My Hometown – Bruce Springsteen
  • Questions
    • What roots does the singer have?
    • What does the father mean when he tells the son “This is your hometown”?
    • What happens in the hometown when the boy is a teenager?
    • Why does the foreman refer to the town as “your” hometown?
    • Why does the father take the boy around the “hometown”?
    • Does a hometown depend on its people?
    • Response Journal
  • Home Street – Gary Hylan
  • Questions
    • Complete a poetry appreciation:
      • Technical:
      • Summary:
      • Theme:
  • Question
    • What does the author mean when he says, “I still guage distance from boulevards especially when I fear the man I have become strayed too far from the boy who tremled there?”
    • How could the author stray too far from the “boy who tremled there”?
    • What metaphor is he using throughout the poem?
    • If you were to write a metaphorical poem describing your hometown as you might view it through adult eyes, what would you say?
    • Response Journal
  • Memories – Ann Wallace
  • The author, as an adult, bites into a mango which causes her to flashback to her childhood – eating mangoes, running barefoot, catching crayfish, riding bareback. She is amazed as how vivid the memory is; it is as if she is there.
  • Questions
    • Response Journal
  • June Bug- - Pat Jasper
  • Notes:
    • As the mother is fixing lunch, her son runs in
    • looking for a box in which to put the frog he just
    • caught.
    • This makes her remember to when she was a
    • child of eight living in Oklahoma. She remembers
    • catching all sorts of animals, lizards and fireflies.
    • Catching creatures is a peculiar habit of eight
    • year olds.
    • This makes her want her boy to remain eight
    • years old forever – he is so innocent and
    • wonderful.
  • Questions
    • What does Pat Jasper mean in the 2 nd stanza?
    • What figures of speech are found in this poem? (2)
    • Why don’t adults have the same imagination as a child? Why do adults “clamp memories into boxes. Screw them insides jars and forget to punch holes in the top”?
  • Adjo Means Goodbye - Carrie A. Young
  • Questions
    • Why did Marget and the author become friends?
    • Where is the first hint that there may be a problem between Marget and the author?
    • Why did the author include the incident with the man and the flowers?
    • Explain why Marget was the narrator’s “first love and first hurt”?
    • What does the author mean when she says of Marget, “I wonder is she ever thinks of me … and I wonder if she has become a queen by now, instead of a pawn”?
    • Response Journal
  • (I Remember) Back Home - Clifton Joseph
  • Instructions
    • Read poem silently.
    • As you read the poem, make a list of the sources of happiness and the sources of oppression expressed by the poet.
    • Is Joseph’s remembrance of childhood accurate?
    • Response Journal
  • “ Beyond My Father’s Shadow” - Gordon Chambers
  • Instructions
    • Silently read the selection.
    • Individually select a quotation, passage or line from the reading that you find significant or meaningful and, using the chart that follows, record the quotation on column 1
    • Then, write personal thoughts, feelings and reactions about the selected quotation in column 2.
    • Exchange sheets with your partner. In column 4, respond to the writing of your partner.
    • Return the journal to your partner. In column 4, respond to the comments that your partner wrote in column 3.
    • Discuss your comments and experience with your partner. How has the activity helped you gain insight to the selection?
  • “ Remember, Mum, When I Mocked You” - Irshad Manji
  • Instructions
    • Silently read the selection.
    • Individually select a quotation, passage or line from the reading that you find significant or meaningful and, using the chart that follows, record the quotation on column 1
    • Then, write personal thoughts, feelings and reactions about the selected quotation in column 2.
    • Exchange sheets with your partner. In column 4, respond to the writing of your partner.
    • Return the journal to your partner. In column 4, respond to the comments that your partner wrote in column 3.
    • Discuss your comments and experience with your partner. How has the activity helped you gain insight to the selection?
  • Back to Wolf Willow - Wallace Stegner
  • Questions
    • What are some of Stegner’s impressions that have been altered by time?
    • What does the smell of wolf willow symbolize to Stegner?
    • What feelings did Stegner have about his “hometown”?
    • What feelings does Stegner have about his brother, grandmother, mother and father?
    • Response Journal