Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. ELeAnor Coerr. Warm-up: FOUND POETRY. Write a poem about Sadako using the author’s words instead of your own. Reread parts of the story that talk about Sadako . Then select ten words or phrases that describe Sadako that you think are important.
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Write a poem about Sadako using the author’s words instead of your own.
Reread parts of the story that talk about Sadako.
Then select ten words or phrases that describe Sadako that you think are important.
Rewrite the words as a poem. Take them STRAIGHT FROM THE TEXT.
Your poem should describe Sadako or reflect her thoughts, feelings or actions.
Your poem does not have to rhyme.
Use ONLY words and phrases that you find in the book.
By Mrs. Carpenter
a real little girl who lived in Japan
born to be a runner
a runner before she walked
brown highlights in her dark hair
looked at the ceiling
wondered if her grandmother’s spirit
was floating somewhere above the altar
in Hiroshima when
the United States Air Force dropped a bomb
her courage made Sadako
What is luck?
Do you believe in good luck and bad luck?
Explain your answer.
If you believe in luck, do you believe that things bring good luck?
If so, which things?
Lebanon: People believe that if you look an owl in the eye, you will have bad luck for one year.
Serbia: If an owl is hooting near your house, it means you have done something bad, and it will bring your family bad luck.
Serbia/Peru: If a birds poops on your head, you will have bad luck.
Mexico: If you have a bad dream, but you tell someone about the dream, then it will not come true.
United States: Some people believe that if you carry a rabbit’s foot in your pocket, it will bring you good luck.
United States: If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.
Do you think people should be allowed to make or use bombs?
Why or why not? Explain.
Write about a time that someone you loved got sick. How did it effect their life?
How did it effect your life?
Did he or she get better or not?
How did you feel about their being sick?
A dangerous illegal drug
Injected with a needle
A female hero
Lucky rabbit’s foot
Four leaf clover
Lucky horse shoe
A blanket, usually sewn by hand, and made with small pieces of fabric.
A day to remember and show respect for soldiers who died in war
A treat usually eaten at fairs or carnivals