Reading Assignment: Please read pages 1-49 In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
As you read, please consider these questions. We can talk about the answers in the next class. What do Shirley Temple Wong and Wanda Petronski have in common? When Shirley a.k.a. Bandit is in China, how would you describe her life? How does it change when she arrives in the States? For those who were in the 4th grade class with me, is she an immigrant or an emigrant? (Think carefully! The question is trickier than it looks)
In the book called The Hundred Dresses, both Peggy and Maddy feel bad about how they treated Wanda. But they don't feel bad in the same way. Please describe the differences in the girls' reactions. Also when you mention a difference, please quote from the book to give an example (even better would be two examples) of what you say.
Please don't just list the differences. Weave, or combine them. into a paragraph that starts something like this: "By the end of The Hundred Dresses, both Peggy and Maddy feel bad about their treatment of Wanda, but one of them definitely feels more regret (sorrow) than the other" or else "In Eleanor Estes The Hundred Dresses, Peggy and Maddy both regret their behavior, but only one of them vows to change it."
Remember to set the stage for your idea by naming the book, or the author's name and the book. Put the title of the book in italics. Use the literary present tense and try to make the sentences move smoothly into one another, for instance: " Maddie had tears in her eyes when she spoke. Peggy, however, remained her usual happy self." The however says to the reader, Look out, I am going to point out a contrast. I look forward to reading your work.