Bell Ringer Write about someone who has influenced your life. Turn and share how this person has influenced your life.
Before You Read p. 185 Make the Connection Class Survey Rate each of the statements that follow with a number 0 to 4. disagree 01234agree 1.Young people need older role models. 2.Friends should be the same age. 3.Adults cant understand how young people feel. 4.Everyone deserves to feel special.
Before You Read Literary Focus Reading Skills Vocabulary Development Background Read the rest of page. 185
Additional Background Information Know the Setting and Characters Black Stamps was the black neighborhood in Stamps, Arkansas. At the time of this story, segregation was in force, which meant that only blacks lived in that neighborhood. Also, Momma calls Mrs. Flowers Sister, but they are not related. The term is one of respect and affection.
Vocabulary Development Choose the Vocabulary word that completes the analogies. 1.Loose is to tight as slack is to _______________. 2.Mild is to gentle as kind is to _______________. 3.Empty is to vacate as fill is to ______________. 4.Restless is to patient as accepting is to ____________. 5.Sleep is to exhaustion as education is to ____________.
aristocrat (p. 186): member of the upper class boggled (p. 188): confused by something that is surprising, vast, or very hard to understand scent (p. 188): smell; aroma icebox (p. 188): cabinet with ice in it for keeping food cold ignorance (p. 189): lack of knowledge or education aura (p. 189): feeling or mood that seems to surround something Preview additional vocabulary
Visualizing Close your book, and listen to first five paragraphs describing Mrs. Flowers. How do you visualize Mrs. Flowers? (Pair/Share) What is the narrators impression of Mrs. Flowers?
Comparing and Contrasting How does the painting on page 187 compare and contrast with your impression of Mrs. Flowers, based on the description of her on p. 186. (Turn/Share)
Continue listening to Mrs. Flowers One summer afternoon, sweet-milk…
Guided Practice Locate passages in the text that support your answers. 1. Where does the story take place? answeranswer 2. How does Marguerite do in school? answeranswer 3. According to Mrs. Flowers, what separates humans from animals? answeranswer 4. What does Mrs. Flowers lend to Marguerite? answeranswer 5. What does Mrs. Flowers serve with cookies? answeranswer
After You Read Response and Analysis Thinking Critically p. 191 With a partner, answer questions 2, 3, and 5.
1. Compare and Contrast the motivations and reactions of the characters in Mrs. Flowers by describing each of them, beginning with Mrs. Flowers. (Partner) 2. Why do you think Mrs. Flowers is helping Marguerite? (Individual) 3. What do you think is the most important thing Mrs. Flowers does for the girl? (Discuss as whole group) Analysis and Response Discussion
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