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  • -Junior begins school at Reardon-meets Penelope-Roger insults Junior and Junior punches him and challenges him to a fight-Junior collects money at Halloween but gets beat up and the money is stolen-Gordy sticks up for Junior-Junior asks Gordy to be his friend-Junior learns his sister got married and moved away-Gordy tells Junior he should be serious about books and his cartoons – but not too serious!-
  • E10 may10 2010

    1. 1. May 10, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Hand in compare/contrast paragraphs.<br />Vocabulary due Wednesday.<br />
    3. 3. Comprehension Quiz<br />Answer questions 1-5 in one or two complete clear sentences.<br />Write a response of several sentences to question 6.<br />You have 15 minutes to complete this quiz.<br />
    4. 4. True Diary, p. 54-98<br />Do you have questions about new vocabulary or anything else in this section?<br />zit (n.)– pimple, acne<br />vulnerable (adj.) – susceptible, at risk to easily be harmed<br />delirious (adj.) – being in the state of delirium; having uncontrolled excitement; ecstatic<br />aggregating (v. participle or gerund) – gathering<br />squaw (n.) – female Indian; sometimes used in a negative way<br />confrontation (n.) – (from v. to confront – to face something) a conflict in which you face something or bring it out in the open.<br />contradiction (n.) – a view, opinion, or fact that is in direct opposition to another. Ex: it is a contradiction that a neat freak like him never makes his bed.<br />geeky (adj.) from the noun “geek” – nerd – being nerdy or uncool<br />dilate (v.) - to open up (opposite= constrict or contract)<br />
    5. 5. A quick look back at p. 1-53<br />Why did Junior throw the book at Mr. P?<br />What do we learn about how Indians were/are being educated?<br />Why didn’t someone like Mary follow her dreams?<br />Why do you think teachers like Mr. P treated Indians the way they did?<br />Would Junior have thought to leave the rez if not for the conversation with Mr. P? Or had the courage?<br />
    6. 6. Key Events<br />Junior begins school at Reardon<br />Junior punches Roger because Roger insulted him <br />Junior’s Grandmother gives him advice<br />The fact that there was no revenge surprised Junior and makes him think about the difference between white people and Indians<br />Junior was lonely at the rez and he is still lonely <br />Junior asks Gordy to be his friend.<br />
    7. 7. Author Reading<br />Sherman Alexie Reading<br />Junior, and Alexie, use a lot of metaphors and simlies in this book.<br />This clip ends before the metaphor is explained.<br />In the book, what does Gordy say he means by “boner”? (p. 98)<br />This is a good example of language that might make some of us uncomfortable, but is an authentic (believable) use of speech for a 14 year old boy. <br />
    8. 8. “Part-Time”<br />Cartoon, p. 57<br />Paragraph 6 and 7, p. 83<br />
    9. 9. Journal Write<br />Have you ever felt like a Part-Time “something” in your life? In other words, have you ever felt like you live two different lives or live in two different “worlds”? How and why do you act differently in these two situations? Does it have anything to do with race, culture, gender or religion? (If you have never experienced this, imagine a time this might happen to you and describe what it might feel like.)<br />
    10. 10. BREAK<br />
    11. 11. Author Biography<br />Read this brief biography of Sherman Alexie.<br />What do you notice about his life?<br />
    12. 12. Author Interview<br />Alexie Interview on Youtube.com<br />What events in the story are different than in his life?<br />What is Alexie’s attitude toward Alcohol?<br />
    13. 13. Homework<br />Read to p. 134<br />Continue to make notes <br />Continue your work on <br />Character assignment<br />Literary Devices assignment<br />