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A Short Story of a Long Digest Lesson

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This is the lesson to accompany the story "A Short Story of a Long Digest" by Budd Schulberg and may include extra excerpts from songs and poems as comprehension questions and language development. The actual story in not included here; this lesson is for after reading the story. Created by Coleman’s Classroom.

This is the lesson to accompany the story "A Short Story of a Long Digest" by Budd Schulberg and may include extra excerpts from songs and poems as comprehension questions and language development. The actual story in not included here; this lesson is for after reading the story. Created by Coleman’s Classroom.

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  1. 1. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net A Short Digest of a Long Novel
  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net "I believe that the seasons of success and failure are more violent in America than anywhere else on earth."
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Innocence Purity of Heart
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Muscial Example: “Innocence” by Avril Lavigne • began singing at 5 • first album at 16 • named Best New Artist in 2002 • 2007 third album, The Best Damn Thing • “Innocence”
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Song Excerpt Waking up I see that everything is ok The first time in my life and now it's so great Slowing down I look around and I am so amazed I think about the little things that make life great I wouldn't change a thing about it. This is the best feeling
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I found a place so safe, not a single tear The first time in my life and now it's so clear Feel calm, I belong, I'm so happy here It's so strong and now I let myself be sincere I wouldn't change a thing about it This is the best feeling
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net This innocence is brilliant I hope that it will stay This moment is perfect Please don't go away I need you now And I'll hold on to it Don't you let it pass you by
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net New Vocabulary Phrase • Cynicism • Optimism • Pessimism • Disillusionment Means • Tendency to believe people are motivated only by self-interest • Tendency to see the best • Tendency to see the worst in things • Disappointment when expectations aren’t met
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net New Vocabulary Phrase • Exhilarate • Malicious • Extrovert • Introvert • Guffaws • Bawling Means • Make someone happy • Intending to harm • Outgoing, personable • Shy, reticent • Loud laughter • Loud crying
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Plot Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Main Idea? A father watches as his daughter’s innocence is destroyed.
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Plot Comprehension Questions In the beginning, what does the father compare his daughter to? Why? How is the “jumping game” different than other children’s games? Line 73- What does “his heart wasn’t in it” mean?
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Plot Comprehension Questions What are the father’s complaints about Billy? How does his daughter react to Billy? How does her reaction make the father feel? Why?
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Plot Comprehension Questions How does Billy betray the little girl? Why does Billy betray the little girl? What does the father compare the betrayal too? How is the daughter changed by her fall? Why does the father speak angrily with the girl?
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net THEMES to Consider Jealousy Trust Family Growing Up Love Innocence / Loss of
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms Review Simile explicit comparison with like or as Examples: ... he saw a parachutist smashed like a bug on a windshield when his chute... (ln 95-97)
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net A Poem for Jessie by Sonia Sanchez your face like summer lightning gets caught up in my voice and i draw you up from deep rivers taste your face of a thousand names see you smile a new season hear your voice a wild sea pausing in the wind.
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms Review Metaphor implied comparisons Examples: ... He worries about her as a virgin island in a lewd world... (ln 38)
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Literary Terms New Imagery – using words to create vivid pictures in the mind. Uses Figurative Language Uses Sensory Vocabulary
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Your Thoughts • Is the father’s jealousy reasonable? Understandable? • Is the father’s belief in the daughter’s innocent perfection realistic? Sustainable? • Should the father have let Billy play the game with the daughter? • Should father’s be protective of their daughters?
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net For More Information Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net

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