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. Interactive Reading Strategies Reading aloud is an important skill, but it can be all too easy for us to allow this activity to become mundane and detached by repeatedly conducting “popcorn reading” or simply reading aloud to the class and asking students questions. Deb, a 9th grade english teacher, asked the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! for recommendations on reading strategies to promote student engagement. Read on to learn six strategies for interactive reading that are recommended for teachers, by teachers. "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 Summary The narrator introduces himself to us: he is a hydrocephalic, meaning he was born with water on the brain. He is also a budding artist and hopes to use his words to connect with people. The narrator then tells us the story of Oscar, his best canine friend. His family is too poor to afford veterinary care, so the narrator's father shoots the poor pup. The kid is, of course, devastated. Poverty does indeed suck. 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".
A lesson on “To Kill A Mockingbird” Title – To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee By – Mat Campione Subject – Language Arts Grade Level – Grades 8/9 Introduction: This book creates a learning environment for the grade 9 level of reading. Included in this book are a lot of racial issues and sexual issues. To teach lessons throughout the book, the teacher must be prepared to deal with the thoughts of a society that is different than what we are used to right now. In order to begin the book: Make a list of 10 vocabulary words that will be used as a guide throughout the book. 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.
10 English jokes to make learning English fun. Laughter is the best medicine Jokes are an essential part of any language and culture and are a great way of understanding the target language through the play on words and a culture’s sense of humour. The English Language is filled with witty, clever jokes that illustrate the play on words such as homophones, double entendre and puns like this: Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
Edward Hopper, American Realist Artist, Urban Genre-Painter: Biography, Art Style, Famous Paintings: "House by the Railroad", "Nighthawks", "Gas" Recognition and Commercial Success The 1920s finally brought Hopper the breakthrough he sought. His etchings began to receive a degree of public recognition, and his oil painting (as in New York Interior, 1921; New York Restaurant, 1922) - if not yet appreciated by curators and exhibition juries - was becoming more inspired. He also began painting watercolours outdoors during the summer at Gloucester, a small town on the Massachusetts coast, except that while other painters were fully absorbed painting seascapes and scenic views, Hopper was fascinated by the large Victorian houses built by rich sea captains during the previous century. In 1923, Hopper started dating Josephine Nivison, a fellow artist from his student days, whom he married a year later. Her vivacity, dedication and strength of personality proved the key factor in shaping Hopper's future as an artist.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Quotes and Analysis "And what's more, our white dentist believed that Indians only felt half as much pain as white people did, so he only gave us half the Novocain." When describing his painful medical history, Junior explains how the white dentist treats Indian patients on the Spokane Reservation. The dentist believes in the stereotyped and racist notion that Indians have a higher pain threshold, so he only gives Junior half as much Novocain to numb his mouth as he would give a white patient.
Teen articles This diary offers students and teachers a step-by-step introduction to the LearnEnglish Teens website and a more motivating and communicative alternative to course book-based homework. It can be used with students with an A2+ level of English. Writing is becoming an increasingly important skill in today’s world. Teenagers use the written word in their own language to communicate in both social and academic contexts, and many of them will need to develop good writing skills in English too. The Writing skills practice section on LearnEnglish Teens helps teenagers to improve their writing skills for their school studies and English exams. There are activities for a range of levels from A1 to B2.
Stories for Schools: The Long Journey Home by Sophie Smiley Stories for Schools is a British Council Turkey project to provide students with high-quality English language short stories. The Long Journey Home is a short story written by Sophie Smiley, a UK teacher and writer of storybooks for children. Set in Istanbul, this is a thrilling adventure story about a football-mad boy who gets caught up with a gang of criminals. How can Mehmet’s football skills help him beat a man with a gun? Level: A2-B1 Age: 14-17 (but activities included which may appeal to younger learners) Bring Maycomb to Life w/ this Guide for "To Kill a Mockingbird" A Quick Synopsis of To Kill a Mockingbird (Contains Plot Spoilers) The classic story of To Kill a Mockingbird has touched generations since it was written in the late 1950’s. Set during the great depression, in Maycomb, Alabama, the story centers around the Finch family. Atticus, the father, a prominent lawyer, takes a case defending an innocent black man.