Recollections Of Home And Family


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Recollections Of Home And Family

  1. 1. Recollections of<br />Home and Family<br />
  2. 2. The Day the Old Man Melted<br />- Dave Jacox<br />
  3. 3. Questions<br />At age four, how did Jacox perceive his father?<br />How and why did this perception change?<br />Do most young people experience a similar change in perception? Explain.<br />What feelings dos the author have for his father?<br />Response Journal<br />
  4. 4. M-O-T-H-E-R<br />- Christy Brown<br />
  5. 5. Questions<br />What physical difficulties dos the author face?<br />In trying to have Brown live a full life, what obstacles do Brown and his family encounter?<br />What is there about Brown and his family that enables him to learn despite these obstacles?<br />Why did the author choose to end that selection with the anecdote about spelling mother?<br />What is the purpose of this selection?<br />No Response Journal<br />
  6. 6. Deep Freeze<br />- Drana C. Aspin<br />
  7. 7. Short Story Analysis<br />Setting<br />Protagonist<br />Antagonist<br />Complication<br />Conflicts<br />External (3)<br />Internal (1)<br />Climax<br />Dénouement<br />
  8. 8. Questions<br />What metaphor does the author use throughout the story?<br />At the end of the story, Alison says that the family is moving closer to each other, “drawn by habit and history – and by the light and dark of that history – and above all, yes, above all by love. There is nothing to forgive.” What does she mean by this? Do you agree with her?<br />Response Journal (3)<br />
  9. 9. Ballade of Lost Objects<br />- Phyllis McGinley<br />
  10. 10. Stanza Analysis<br />Stanza 1<br />Talks about all the things that seem to get misplaced – hair ribbons, lipstick, earrings, etc.<br />Stanza 2<br />This is the house where my girls used to live. She can remember how girls climbed the <br />stairs giggling.<br />They are gone but she doesn’t know exactly when they<br />disappeared (left, grew up).<br />Stanza 3 <br />There are now two tall strangers – they are her daughters but they have changed – <br />“neither my friends nor quite my foes.” <br />Stanza 4<br />Time steals things away and you can do nothing about it.<br />Children grow up.<br />Response Journal<br />
  11. 11. Those Winter Sundays<br />- Robert Hayden<br />
  12. 12. Summary<br />On Sundays Hayden’s father would get <br />up early and put wood on the fire so the <br />house was warm when everyone else got <br />up.<br />Hayden would get up when it was warm. <br />He talks about the chronic angers of that <br />house.<br />He would be indifferent towards his father. He did not <br />know, as a child, about why adults (parents) were like <br />they were. <br />Response Journal<br />
  13. 13. Penny in the Dust<br />- Buckler<br />
  14. 14. Short Story Analysis<br />Setting (Characters)<br />Complication (Initial incident)<br />Conflicts (Rising Action)<br />Internal (2)<br />External<br />Climax<br />Denoument (Conclusion)<br />
  15. 15. Questions<br />What is the purpose of the flashback?<br />The penny in this story is symbolic. What does it represent to the father?<br />What does the penny represent to his son?<br />Response Journal<br />
  16. 16. Brother Death<br />- Sherwood Anderson<br />
  17. 17. Short Story Analysis<br />Setting (Characters)<br />Complication (Initial incident)<br />Conflicts (Rising Action)<br />Internal <br />External (3)<br />Climax<br />Denoument (Conclusion)<br />Point of View<br />Themes<br />Symbolism<br />
  18. 18. Questions<br />Which type of death is worse: physical of emotional? Why?<br />Mary is referred to as “being older than her age.” What is meant by this?<br />Response Journal (2)<br />
  19. 19. How to do Battle with Grown-Ups<br />- James Collier<br />
  20. 20. Pre-reading<br />Think-Pair-Share<br />Individually, record two things that parents and their children typically disagree about.<br />Then share your responses with a partner.<br />Finally, share you and your partners response with the class <br />
  21. 21. Questions<br />What are the four ways that children might get their own way with grown-ups? Do children sometimes behave the way the author describes.<br />Mr. and Mrs. Goliath are the names of the characters. Why are these names especially appropriate?<br />What might a new parent learn about child-rearing from reading this selection?<br />Formal or informal?<br />Extending and Enrichment<br />Choose one of Collier’s examples and tell what the parents <br />might have done to win the “battle”?<br />Response Journal<br />
  22. 22. Two Kinds<br />- Amy Tan<br />
  23. 23. Questions<br />“America was where all my mother’s hopes lay.” <br />How did Jing-Mei’s mother envision the United States?<br />What were her greatest hopes after leaving China?<br />How realistic were her hopes and dreams? Elaborate and assess.<br />How does Jing-Mei feel about her mother’s view of her as a “prodigy”? Is she being fair to her mother and her dreams? Is her mother being too rigid and pushy?<br />“I won’t let her change me, I promised myself. I won’t be what I’m not;” Why does Jing-Mei react this way to her mother’s encouragement? To what extent do you agree with her reactions?<br />
  24. 24. Questions<br />“Who ask you be genius? … Only ask you be your best.”<br />Is this true? Is Jin-Mei’s mother only asking her daughter to be the best she can be?<br />Why does Jin-Mei react the way she does? Is she “ungrateful”? Elaborate.<br />Why does she behave the way she does with Old Chong and the piano lessons?<br />Why does her mother’s expression after the piano recital devastate Jing-Mei? How does Jing-Mei try to get back at her mother? Assess their behaviour towards each other.<br />“Only two kinds of daughters …” Discuss the mother’s philosophy. Are there only two kinds – or is there “a middle ground”?<br />Response Journal<br />
  25. 25. The Great Electrical Revolution<br />- Ken Mitchell<br />
  26. 26. Questions<br />Describe the character of Mitchell’s grandfather.<br />List things in the story which give an indication of the time the story took place.<br />Response Journal<br />
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