My Hometown –  Bruce Springsteen
Questions <ul><li>What roots does the singer have? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the father mean when he tells the son “This...
Home Street –  Gary Hylan
Questions <ul><li>Complete a poetry appreciation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary: </l...
Question <ul><li>What does the author mean when he says, “I still guage distance from boulevards especially when I fear th...
Memories –  Ann Wallace
The author, as an adult, bites into a mango which causes her to flashback to her childhood – eating mangoes, running baref...
Questions <ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
June Bug- - Pat Jasper
Notes: <ul><li>As the  mother is fixing lunch, her son runs in  </li></ul><ul><li>looking for a box in which to put the fr...
Questions <ul><li>What does Pat Jasper mean in the 2 nd  stanza? </li></ul><ul><li>What figures of speech are found in thi...
Adjo Means Goodbye - Carrie A. Young
Questions <ul><li>Why did Marget and the author become friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the first hint that there may b...
(I Remember)  Back Home - Clifton Joseph
Instructions <ul><li>Read poem silently. </li></ul><ul><li>As you read the poem, make a list of the sources of happiness a...
“ Beyond My Father’s Shadow” - Gordon Chambers
Instructions <ul><li>Silently read the selection. </li></ul><ul><li>Individually select a quotation, passage or line from ...
“ Remember, Mum, When I  Mocked You” - Irshad Manji
Instructions <ul><li>Silently read the selection. </li></ul><ul><li>Individually select a quotation, passage or line from ...
Back to Wolf Willow - Wallace Stegner
Questions <ul><li>What are some of Stegner’s impressions that have been altered by time? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the s...
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Recollections Of A Childhood

  1. 1. My Hometown – Bruce Springsteen
  2. 2. Questions <ul><li>What roots does the singer have? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the father mean when he tells the son “This is your hometown”? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens in the hometown when the boy is a teenager? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does the foreman refer to the town as “your” hometown? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does the father take the boy around the “hometown”? </li></ul><ul><li>Does a hometown depend on its people? </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
  3. 3. Home Street – Gary Hylan
  4. 4. Questions <ul><li>Complete a poetry appreciation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme: </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Question <ul><li>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?” </li></ul><ul><li>How could the author stray too far from the “boy who tremled there”? </li></ul><ul><li>What metaphor is he using throughout the poem? </li></ul><ul><li>If you were to write a metaphorical poem describing your hometown as you might view it through adult eyes, what would you say? </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
  6. 6. Memories – Ann Wallace
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Questions <ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
  9. 9. June Bug- - Pat Jasper
  10. 10. Notes: <ul><li>As the mother is fixing lunch, her son runs in </li></ul><ul><li>looking for a box in which to put the frog he just </li></ul><ul><li>caught. </li></ul><ul><li>This makes her remember to when she was a </li></ul><ul><li>child of eight living in Oklahoma. She remembers </li></ul><ul><li>catching all sorts of animals, lizards and fireflies. </li></ul><ul><li>Catching creatures is a peculiar habit of eight </li></ul><ul><li>year olds. </li></ul><ul><li>This makes her want her boy to remain eight </li></ul><ul><li>years old forever – he is so innocent and </li></ul><ul><li>wonderful. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>What does Pat Jasper mean in the 2 nd stanza? </li></ul><ul><li>What figures of speech are found in this poem? (2) </li></ul><ul><li>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”? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Adjo Means Goodbye - Carrie A. Young
  13. 13. Questions <ul><li>Why did Marget and the author become friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the first hint that there may be a problem between Marget and the author? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the author include the incident with the man and the flowers? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why Marget was the narrator’s “first love and first hurt”? </li></ul><ul><li>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”? </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
  14. 14. (I Remember) Back Home - Clifton Joseph
  15. 15. Instructions <ul><li>Read poem silently. </li></ul><ul><li>As you read the poem, make a list of the sources of happiness and the sources of oppression expressed by the poet. </li></ul><ul><li>Is Joseph’s remembrance of childhood accurate? </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>
  16. 16. “ Beyond My Father’s Shadow” - Gordon Chambers
  17. 17. Instructions <ul><li>Silently read the selection. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Then, write personal thoughts, feelings and reactions about the selected quotation in column 2. </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange sheets with your partner. In column 4, respond to the writing of your partner. </li></ul><ul><li>Return the journal to your partner. In column 4, respond to the comments that your partner wrote in column 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your comments and experience with your partner. How has the activity helped you gain insight to the selection? </li></ul>
  18. 18. “ Remember, Mum, When I Mocked You” - Irshad Manji
  19. 19. Instructions <ul><li>Silently read the selection. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Then, write personal thoughts, feelings and reactions about the selected quotation in column 2. </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange sheets with your partner. In column 4, respond to the writing of your partner. </li></ul><ul><li>Return the journal to your partner. In column 4, respond to the comments that your partner wrote in column 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your comments and experience with your partner. How has the activity helped you gain insight to the selection? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Back to Wolf Willow - Wallace Stegner
  21. 21. Questions <ul><li>What are some of Stegner’s impressions that have been altered by time? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the smell of wolf willow symbolize to Stegner? </li></ul><ul><li>What feelings did Stegner have about his “hometown”? </li></ul><ul><li>What feelings does Stegner have about his brother, grandmother, mother and father? </li></ul><ul><li>Response Journal </li></ul>

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