October 15, 2013 - Springboard 1.14 changing narrative into expository Homework: Complete CHANGES IN ME activity on SB pg. 38 - all 3 boxes! Library on Thursday. Those who did not conference on significant dialogue yesterday conference on Friday! Objective: Students will transform a text from narrative to expository writing Warm Up (in your composition book) Date your notes, write down the objective Take out your FRAME POEM Turn in SB to pg. 40, and complete the Anticipation Guide - write A if you agree with the statement; write D if you disagree with it.
That was me then; this is me now In _____ grade I was _________; now I am ___________________. I used to be confused by _________; now I ________________________. I used to understand ______________; now I __________________________. I used to enjoy ___________________; now I __________________________. Last year I hoped _________________; this year I ______________________. Last year I felt __________________; this year I ______________________. Last year I wanted to be ____________; this year I ______________________. Next year I will ________________; now I ______________________. That was me then; this is me now.
1. Animals are often safer in zoos than they are in the wild. 2. Zoos can be safe places for wild animals. 3. Small cages make animals feel safer. 4. Wild animals, such as gorillas and tigers, should be tamed through continuous interaction with humans. 5. Wild animals in zoos should be isolated, without others of their kind. 6. Wild animals in zoos should all be returned to their natural habitats. 7. The life of animals in zoos is boring and frightening. 8. Animals are able to adapt to their surroundings in zoos. 9. I have gone to a zoo in the last year. 10. Zoos treat animals as objects for the amusement of human beings. 11. Trained doctors and staff protect animals in zoos so they live longer than in the wild. 12. Zoos help alert the public to educational and conservation information about animals. 13. I enjoy visiting the zoo. 14. Zoos are merely prisons for animals. 15. Zoos help protect animals that are part of an endangered species.
Now read the following sentence and mark each word with one of these labels: Q - I don't really know this word H- I have heard it and can probably figure out its meaning T - I could teach someone what this means Tomorrow you will see me again, perched at the top of my hill, methodically plucking grass snacks and pondering mysteries that I will not share.
Now we will read the article The Oldest Living Atlanta Gorilla Tells All on SB pg. 43-48 This narrative is chunked into 4 sections. You will go through the article on your own and read it in its entirety. If you are done reading the whole article, start answering the questions on pg. 42. Then you will work in groups to come up with underlined vocabulary synonyms and to answer your assigned section's question.
1. In the first section of his narrative, Willie B. describes what his world was like before he was captured. (a) Summarize what his life was like before he was captured. (b) What are his feelings about his life before the zoo? (c) Explain why he feels the way he does. a) he played with his mother and brothers, slapping the ground and going wherever he wants to. b) free, carefree, happy, he remembers it with longing and a blurred sadness that never dies - he misses this life c) He was able to go wherever he wanted. He had his family right there with him. That all ended when he got captured. obligated - obliged, committed
2. In the second section of his narrative, Willie B. describes being brought to the zoo in 1961. (a) Summarize what his life is like in the zoo. (b) How does he feel about his life in the zoo? (c) Explain why he feels the way he does. a) he has a black and white tv, and old rubber tire swing. They people at the zoo play water slide with him and tug of war. b) He feels alone and isolated. c) He is the only one of his kind and has no other friends. majestic - grand regal - noble feigning - pretending slackness - loosening
3. In the third section of his narrative, Willie B. describes a change that he experienced in 1988 when he was moved to the gorilla habitat. (a) Summarize what his life is like in the gorilla habitat. (b) How does he feel about this new life? (c) Explain why he feels the way he does. a) he is in a rain forest environment, there is an open window through which he can get to this b) free!!! c) fresh air, wind blowing through his fur, cool soft grass, living tree limbs with leaves submerged - hidden, concealed habitat - home, dwelling
4. In the fourth section of his narrative, Willie B. describes the relationship he has with humans. (a) How do you think he feels about people? (b) Do you agree or disagree with how he will interact with them “tomorrow”? Explain why or why not. a) He is interested in watching the people, however he wants them to fear his power and to respect that he is an untamed animal. b) plucking - pulling wake - trail, path
Section 1 Willie's likes Willie's dislikes Willie's attitude carefree , happy to be with his family he likes his habitat freedom and being with his friends and family he did not like being taken away from his family he does not like eye contact He does like that he was named after mzungu
Section 2 Willie's likes Willie's dislikes Willie's attitude he does appreciate the human's efforts to entertain him he liked watching the people fall during tug of war isolation being alone sad accepting
Section 3 Willie's likes Willie's dislikes Willie's attitude he likes to watch the people walking by he loves the new freedom of the gorilla habitat and that everything is real Rafika milk apples still in captivity feels more human than gorilla sadness about the old habitat, but much happier in the new one
Section 4 Willie's likes Willie's dislikes Willie's attitude confident wild study the humans and to scare them, make the realize that he is more powerful than they are when humans think that he can be tamed
Homework: Reading conferences postponed to Monday.