December 16 - Springboard 2.17 M eet the Watsons Ho mework: F inish pg. 175-176 O bjective: I can analyze the effect of point of view in a text. Wa rm Up (in your composition book) I n Springboard, complete one of the QUICKWRITE activities on pg. 161. .
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December 16 - Springboard 2.17
Meet the Watsons
Finish pg. 175-176
I can analyze the effect of point of view in a text.
Warm Up (in your composition book)
In Springboard, complete one of the QUICKWRITE activities on pg. 161.
Today we will be listening to the first chapter of Christopher Paul Curtis's novel The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963.
Before we do, turn to Springboard pg. 174
As you hear descriptions of each character, fill in the chart with the textual evidence. Put the page number(s), but also copy the text that describes each character.
3. What changes have occurred by the end of the story?
5. The title of the story (chapter) uses a poetic device called alliteration. Write the title of this story (chapter) and underline the sounds that are repeated at the beginning of words.
Earlier you practiced writing headlines, which often use alliteration. Write an alternate headline for this chapter using alliteration, and create a visual to go along with your chapter.
6. If you were reporting this story, you might want to use weather data to support the story. Look at the chart below on average temperatures in Flint, Michigan. Using this chart...
Find the three coldest months in Flint, Michigan.
Find the month with the most days in which the minimum temperature is below freezing.
Find the number of days annually on which the temperature is below freezing.
4. The story is told by Kenny, in first person point of view. The story might not be as funny if Byron had were the narrator because he certainly would not find his problem amusing! Describe the incident. Pretend that you are Byron, and a reporter is doing a man on the street interview with you. Write Byron's version of the story, being sure to get the events in the right order.
Reporter: We are out driving around the streets of Flint, finding out how our citizens are dealing with these record cold temperatures. I'm here with Byron Watson. Byron, I hear you have had quite a painful experience as a result of the weather. What happened?
Read your DEAR novel. From what point of view is it told? How can you tell?