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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, in the state of Washington. Sherman Alexie In the novel we meet Arnold Spirit Jr., a fourteen-year-old Indian. The character is partly based on Alexie’s own experiences. Arnold or Junior as he is often called, is the reservation outcast – an outsider – and he is routinely bullied and beaten up. His parents are alcoholics and the family poor. At times, poverty is just terrible and thus Arnold sometimes wishes that he could draw "a fist full of twenty dollar bills, and perform some magic trick and make them real". Arnold, like Sherman Alexie, makes a choice to leave the reservation and attend the white school 22 miles away in Reardan. Check these words before you read/listen to chapter 1: Vocabulary Hide Chapter 1: The Black Eye of the Month Club The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (chapter 1) The Black Eye of the Month Club

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Analysis: Drinking Problems in Reservations To become addicted to alcohol has different reasons. Having problems is one of them. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" Sherman AlexieThe author's official home page. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianUnit plan: essential questions, 5-week timeline, daily lesson plans, related nonfiction articles, graphic organizers, final project, assessment rubrics. 20 pages; word processor required for access. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianBooktalk, 8 discussion questions, and related titles for 6th grade and up. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianSummary, pre-reading activities, vocabulary, character analysis, discussion questions, cross-curricular and extension activities. Downloadable handouts require Adobe Reader.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Disussion Module The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Publishing Information: Little, Brown & Co. : New York, 2007ISBN: 0316013684Pages: 299 p.Ages: 14 & Up Summary: After being picked on at his school on the reservation, brilliant “Junior” Arnold Spirit decides to attend the all white school where he struggles with his identity and feelings about leaving the rez. Book Talk: Arnold is having trouble fitting in on the reservation. He is smart and being constantly picked on by others. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Storia Teaching Guide Book Summary Arnold, aka Junior, introduces his hardscrabble life on the Spokane Indian reservation in the first chapter called The Black-Eye-of-the-Month Club. Through his “absolutely true” diary, Arnold describes his impediments and vulnerabilities, the biggest of which is living on a reservation where he is a zero with a zero future. A pivotal conversation with a teacher spurs Arnold to make a daring life choice—to attend an all-white school miles from the reservation. His rocky start there, riddled with stereotypes and misunderstandings, slowly develops into surprising friendships and successes in academics and basketball. Meanwhile, his family life is shattered by deaths, poverty, and alcoholism.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Quotes by Sherman Alexie “You read a book for the story, for each of its words," Gordy said, "and you draw your cartoons for the story, for each of the words and images. And, yeah, you need to take that seriously, but you should also read and draw because really good books and cartoons give you a boner." I was shocked: "Did you just say books should give me a boner?" The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian On Friday week 5 and on Monday week 6 you will be on your wedding trip. On Friday, the 6th of February, we are going to discuss the book again. Please remember to bring it! I want you to read, at least, until page 178 for Friday the 6th of February and finish the book for Friday the 13th of February. Friday the 6th of February

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-7 - Vocabulary List cerebral of or relating to the brainI was actually born with too much cerebral spinal fluid inside my skull. lopsided having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the otherMy brain damage left me nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other, so my ugly glasses were all lopsided because my eyes were so lopsided. seizure a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a diseaseBut the thing is, I was having those seizures because I already had brain damage, so I was reopening wounds each time I seized. susceptible yielding readily to or capable ofI haven’t had a seizure in seven years, but the doctors tell me that I am “ susceptible to seizure activity.” impediment something immaterial that interferes with action or progressYou wouldn’t think there is anything life threatening about speech impediments, but let me tell you, there is nothing more dangerous than being a lad with a stutter and a lisp.

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-7 cerebral of or relating to the brainI was actually born with too much cerebral spinal fluid inside my skull. lopsided having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the otherMy brain damage left me nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other, so my ugly glasses were all lopsided because my eyes were so lopsided. seizure a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a diseaseBut the thing is, I was having those seizures because I already had brain damage, so I was reopening wounds each time I seized. susceptible yielding readily to or capable ofI haven’t had a seizure in seven years, but the doctors tell me that I am “ susceptible to seizure activity.” impediment something immaterial that interferes with action or progressYou wouldn’t think there is anything life threatening about speech impediments, but let me tell you, there is nothing more dangerous than being a lad with a stutter and a lisp.

Kita, Stacey / Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Theme: Moral Struggle and Search for Identity Topics: Spokane Indians, Indian Reservations, Alcoholism, Cartoonist, Prejudice/Racism The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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