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  • Eugene gets shotJr. wonders why his family has had so much grief Gordy – Euripedes “what greater grief than the loss of one's native land.” p. 173Jr. feels responsible (he left his tribe)Gordy and classmates stands up for Jr.Jr. says he used to think world broken up into tribes, but now he knows the only two tribes are teh people who are assholes and the people who are not., p. 177Lists of JoysCartoons of what made him angryrematch with WellpinitTv interviewJr feels bad after beating Rowdy and WRowdy and Jr. make contact via e-mailTolstoy quote – all happy families same but all unhappy families unhappy in different ways – what does Jr. say about this?Finds out sister diesGets a good report cardJr visits graveyard with mom and dadSecond reference to tribes – Like all americans . . . I belong to the tribes of . . .

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  • 1. June 2, 2010
  • 2. Housekeeping
    Hand in Literary Devices Assignment (and any other previously assigned work).
    Keep the Character and Research Assignments with you for now – we will be working on them in class.
    Exam Study Sheet.
  • 3. Key Events, p. 169-230
    • Eugene gets shot
    • 4. Jr. wonders why his family has had so much grief
    • 5. Gordy – Euripedes “what greater grief than the loss of one's native land.” p. 173
    • 6. Jr. feels responsible (he left his tribe)
    • 7. Gordy and classmates stands up for Jr.
    • 8. Jr. says he used to think world broken up into tribes, but now he knows the only two tribes are teh people who are assholes and the people who are not., p. 177
    • 9. Lists of Joys
    • 10. Cartoons of what made him angry, p.171
    • 11. rematch with Wellpinit / TV interview
    • 12. Jr feels bad after beating Rowdy and W
    • 13. Rowdy and Jr. make contact via e-mail
    • 14. Tolstoy quote – all happy families same but all unhappy families unhappy in different ways – what does Jr. say about this?
    • 15. Junior learns his sister has died in a fire – hotplate left on when everyone was drunk
    • 16. Gets a good report card
    • 17. Jr. Visits the graveyard with his parents
    • 18. Junior has a flashback about a time he and Rowdy climbed a big tree
    • 19. Reunion /reconciliation with Rowdy
    • 20. Second reference to tribes – Like all Americans . . . I belong to the tribes of . . .
  • Character Assignment Part 2
    Get out your notes for Part 1
    We will look at Junior together; then you will do your assigned character on your own.
  • 21. Character Part 2 – whole class
    What kind of person is Arnold Spirit Jr.? For the next two minutes, write down as many adjectives as you can that describe him.
    Example: Brave, . . .
  • 22. Character Part 2 – whole class
    Let’s write a sentence to describe Junior using one of these traits:
    Arnold Spirit Junior is a persistent boy.
    Now, find evidence, in your Character Assignment Part 1 Notes , that supports /shows this trait.
  • 23. Junior is a persistent boy.
    • During the tryouts, he refused to quit and said he would take Roger again.
    • 24. “I had to prove that I will never give up,” p. 186
    • 25. When his dad couldn’t drive him to school, he kept going even though he had to walk 22 miles to get there.
    • 26. When he got hurt he got Eugene to stitch him up so he could go back to the game right away
  • Junior is also a sensitive boy.
    he was always worried about his friendship with Rowdy.
    He cries easily and often. When Mr. P said you deserve the world.
    When he told Rowdy about his first unrequited love, he cried.
    He always talks about his feelings about the alcohol problem.
  • 27. Finally, Junior is a philosophical young man.
    After learning of Penelope’s problem, he says “I guess there are all kinds of addicts.”
    He reflects on the differences between white people and Indians.
    “The world is a series of broken dams and my cartoons are lifeboats,” p. 9?
    He comes to realize that he belongs to many tribes.
  • 28. Character Part 2 - Individual
    Complete the Part 2 handout on your own now. Step 3 is just like what we did together. Ask for help as needed.
    When done, hand all your character work in to me.
    I will review it and share it out with the class on Monday.
  • 29. Homework
    Complete the handout on conflict/theme
    For research assignment Part 1, bring the following to class:
    printouts of web pages and/or actual books, etc.
    revised bibliography (see p. 382-387)
    correct format for entries
    alphabetical order
    title