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Reading for the College Bound Communication and Language Arts Grades 9-12 SD Content Standard Speaking Standard 30. Deliver multimedia presentations that combine text, images and sound. The student will read a book from the approved list and then prepare an electronic media presentation which will entice fellow students to read the book. Marilyn Mendenhall Hamlin School District Certified K-12 Library Media Educator
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The student will use a sourcebook or the list on the suggested website to choose titles that they will read during the course. Students will use a variety of methods to verify that they have read the materials including keeping a reading journal and making a portfolio. Selected readings will come from the science, social science and literature fields. Membership in the ABC Book Club is mandatory. This course does not meet the requirements for an English credit.
PowerPoint Checklist: PowerPoint needs at least 5 slides. Title page should have your name and the date, along with author and title of book. Title needs to be underlined or italicized. List all sources on Credit page. Research author from at least two sources and write at least one paragraph about them. When presenting your book, please do not tell the whole story, only enough to interest your audience in reading the book. Use font size no smaller than 24.
The Good Earth By Pearl S. Buck June 14, 2002 Presentation by Mrs. Mendenhall
Credits: music/html/traditional.html galegroup.com/itw/infomark/477/135/ w1/purl =rc2_CA_au_pearl+s.+buck___________________________ ___________________&dyn=sig!1?sw_aep=sdln_sds The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Pearl S. Buck Buck was a prolific author writing fiction, non-fiction, plays and pieces for periodicals. She was a Nobel Peace Prize winner in Although she was born in the US, she went almost immediately to China with her missionary parents. She spoke Chinese before English. Her mother encouraged her to write something everyday. After she married, her first child was born with profound retardation as a result of PKU. This, along with her early life in China, influenced her writing.
“In 1931, John Day published Pearl's second novel, The Good Earth. This became the best-selling book of both 1931 and 1932, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Howells Medal in 1935, and would be adapted as a major MGM film in 1937.“
“Wang Lung shook his head hopelessly. In his bosom lay the slight, skeleton-like body of his girl child, and he looked down into the delicate bony face, and into the sharp, sad eyes that watched him unceasingly from this breast. When he caught those eyes in his glance, invariably there wavered upon the child’s face a flickering smile that broke his heart.” from Pearl S. Buck in The Good Earth.
The Good Earth is the story of the marriage of Wang Lung and O-Lan. It tells how they mature from the beginning of their married life and live out their many struggles. Although it is set in a peasant village in China, their life and how they grow as humans applies to all of us. I felt outrage when I would read how Wang Lung treated O-Lan. O-Lan was an unpretentious woman. She has no ulterior motives, other than she was always driven by the desire to do what was right and take care of her husband and family.
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