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The absolute true diary of a part-time Indian

By: Sherman Alexie

Day 1

Day 2

  • Journal Entry:

  • Remember back when you were a little kid. Remember when you used to dream of what you would grow up to be? Do the people closest to you encourage those dreams? What gets in the way of you accomplishing those dreams?

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4, Thursday, September 22nd, 2009

Day 4

  • “Could You Survive in Poverty” Quiz and Scoring Guide

  • Read Chapter 2 in class

    HW: Chapter 3

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

  • Get in groups from yesterday

  • Finish reading chapter and turn in quiz questions. Turn in only one copy per group.

  • Take pictures –

  • Read My Sister Sends Me an Email and Thanksgiving on your own.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

  • Bell Ringer

    • Take group-made quizzes from yesterday

  • Read “Hunger Pains” aloud in class

    • Answer pre-reading and reflection questions.

    • Post your response to one reflection question on the blog

Thursday, October 8th, 2009


  • What are some of the things that people do to try and fit in with the people around them?

  • Does beauty, intelligence and popularity ensure that you are happy?

  • What do people who date have in common?

  • Are dreams sometimes limited by your race/class/age/sex? How?

Thursday, October 8th, 2009


  • Does Penelope really like Arnold or is she just using him? And if she is just using him…what for?

  • Why do you think Penelope has those big dreams?

  • This is written in modern why is Penelope’s Dad so racist? Are interracial couples accepted in our society? Why would they not be accepted.

  • Do teenagers often times do things only because it will upset their parents? Why does this happen…or is it just a big misunderstanding?

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