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  1. “Names, Nombres”by Julia Alvarez Vocabulary and Story Map Power Point

  2. (adv) – in a way that is contrary to what is expected or intended Ironically Ironically, although she had the most foreign-sounding name, she and I were the Americans in the family. pg. 39 http://goofybeast.files.wordpress.com

  3. (n) – a racial, national, or cultural heritage ethnicity Our first few years in the States, though, ethnicity was not yet “in”. pg. 40 www.corbisimages.com

  4. (v) – to make known the presence or arrival of Usher www.clipart.com Those were the blond, blue-eyed, bobby-sock years of junior high and high school before the 60’s ushered in peasant blouses hoop earrings, sarapes. pg. 40

  5. (adj) - first Initial My initial desire to be known by my correct Dominican name faded. pg. 32 www.partypieces.co.uk

  6. (v) – to blend together Merge I just wanted to be Judy and merge with the Sallys and Janes in my class. pg. 40 - 41 Srcbypass.blogspot.com/2009/11/highway-star.html

  7. (adv) – impossible to avoid or prevent Inevitably But, inevitably, my accent and coloring gave me away. pg. 41 www.monkeybhai.com

  8. (v) – to make known or identify Specify “From the Caribbean,” I answered vaguely, for if I specified, no one was quite sure what continent our island was located on. pg. 41 www.fitstoronto.com

  9. (adj) – unusual or different Exotic They were just being curious, I knew, but I burned with shame whenever they singled me out as a “foreigner,” a rare, exotic friend. pg. 41 www.fabiovisentin.com

  10. (adj) – confused, disordered Chaotic I pronounced it slowly, a name as chaotic with sounds as a Middle Eastern bazaar or market day in a South American village. pg. 41

  11. (adj) – difficult to understand; complicated Convoluted These relatives had such complicated names and there were so many of them, and their relationship to myself were so convoluted. pg. 41 http://4.bp.blogspot.com

  12. About the Author • Julia Alvarez • Born in 1950 in New York City • Moved to the Dominican Republic and lived there for 10 years • At age 10, she moved back to New York City • She writes stories and poems • Her writings are about her experiences and memories http://www.eht.k12.nj.us

  13. Literary Terms to Know Plot – sequence of related events that make up a story Climax Falling Action Rising Action Resolution Exposition

  14. Literary Terms to Know • Characters – person, animal, or creature that takes part in the literary work. • Protagonist – main character • Antagonist – character that causes problems for protagonist

  15. Personal Essay – a short form of nonfiction that expresses the author’s feelings and thoughts about one subject

  16. Author’s purpose – why did the author write this? • To express an opinion • To persuade • To inform or to explain • To entertain