Innocence And Experience


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Innocence And Experience

  1. 1. Innocence and Experience
  2. 2. I Didn’t Know I was Different - Jenine Dumont
  3. 3. Questions <ul><li>Explain the difference between famous and infamous. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Gabriel Dumont regarded as famous and infamous? </li></ul><ul><li>Give an example of one of the mixed messages that Jenine Dumont, as a child, received regarding her Indian heritage. </li></ul><ul><li>Jenine Dumont recounts an incident concerning her two-year-old son during which she and her son were regarded with prejudice. Explain what happened. </li></ul><ul><li>How has being the subject of prejudice changed Jenine Dumont? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this essay formal or informal? Explain. </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal (3) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cinderella Undressed - Barbara Brotman
  5. 5. Questions <ul><li>What was Conlon’s objection to the Disney version of the Cinderella story? </li></ul><ul><li>Who shares Conlon’s opinion of Cinderella and of fairy tales in general? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Who disagrees with the concept that fairy tales are bad? </li></ul><ul><li>Satire is prose or poetry, often with humour, criticizing a human institution or custom in hopes of inspiring reform. At the end of this essay, the author lists a couple examples of satirical writing. Explain why these examples would classified as satire. </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
  6. 6. My War - Budge Wilson
  7. 7. Questions <ul><li>At that start of the story, the author is in love (enthralled) with the war. Why does she feel this way? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the author a typical 14 year old? </li></ul><ul><li>What incident changes the author? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this incident change the author? </li></ul><ul><li>Why has the author changed? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Grace - Vickie L. Sears
  9. 9. Questions <ul><li>Where and when did this story take place? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was/were the main character (s)? </li></ul><ul><li>Character sketches: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jodi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Billie Jim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What problem, or conflict, did the main character (s) try to resolve? </li></ul><ul><li>How was the problem resolved? </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Dragon Tamer - Beverly A. Brenna
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>Why is William in the hospital? </li></ul><ul><li>What is William’s attitude at the start of the story? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is William enthralled with Nell at first? </li></ul><ul><li>Write a character sketch of Nell. </li></ul><ul><li>Why does Nell give the egg-shaped stone to William </li></ul><ul><li>Why does William leave the stone with Nell? </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Good Girls - Fran Arrick
  13. 13. Questions <ul><li>Compare “The Good Girls” to “Skipper”. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the significance of the last line? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Luka - Suzanne Vega
  15. 15. Notes <ul><li>“Luka” was originally written and preformed as a folk song. Luka is a boy’s name (a variation of Luke). </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions <ul><li>What does Luka tell you about his life? How does he feel about his problem? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the repeated lines in the song? How do they rebate to Luka’s character? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you suppose the song was such a hit when it first came out? Is it an “important” or “necessary” song? </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Child Who Walks Backwards - Lorna Crozier
  18. 18. Question <ul><li>Compare and contrast the narrator of “Luka” and “The Child Who Walks Backwards”. </li></ul>