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1 BELL WORK: (JOURNAL) Who is your best friend? Why is this person’s friendship important to you? In your journal, describe your friend & explain why you value his or her friendship. Daily Language Practice 21.1 Happy Birthday Sam Schou! Jordan! And Julie B.!

2 The Pigman by Paul Zindel Reading to find out how & why two teenagers become best friends. Reading to build our vocabulary. Reading for enjoyment & the opportunity to have conversations discussing the book. Reading to compare & contrast an author to his work. Reading to practice comprehension & reading strategy skills (Working with/Analyzing text skills) Reading to recognize themes in the novel. …Any perhaps you will find that there are more purposes for reading this novel other than those listed above!

3 What is a BIOGRAPHY? ? What is a biography’s purpose in literature?

4 About the Author: PAUL ZINDEL Birth Date: May 15, 1936 Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York Occupations: playwright, screenwriter, author Let’s read some more about this interesting man …

5 Chapter Questions & Vocabulary When completing the reading assignment for each day, you are to complete a chapter questions & vocabulary assignment. The assignment consists of questions based on the chapters and defining vocabulary terms from those chapters. The assignment will ALWAYS be due the next day! The assignment will be scored as a QUIZ.

6 VENN DIAGRAM ASSIGNMENT Today, you will be given a blank Venn Diagram hand out. You are to compare and contrast Paul Zindel to his book The Pigman, using the Venn Diagram. The completed Venn Diagram will be due on Monday, April 6 th. It is will be graded as a TEST/PROJECT. It should be neat, on time, & presentable.

7 Chapter Titles Assignment You are to create chapter titles for any 4 of the 14 chapters. For each one, you are to indicate your chapter title and the chapter to which it corresponds to. For each one, you are also to write a brief paragraph explaining why you gave that particular chapter the title you created. This will be due on April 6 th. The assignment should be neat, on time, & presentable. This assignment will be scored as a TEST/PROJECT.

8 READING SECTION: Think-Pair-Share Look at the cover of this book. What do you think the story is about? What kind of person might a “pigman” be? What can you tell about the two people on the cover? What do you know about the setting? Explain your answers!

9 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? Most adults just don’t remember what is was like to be young.

10 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? Parents should trust their children.

11 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? Teenagers shouldn’t drink alcohol at all.

12 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? There’s no harm in a few practical jokes.

13 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? A person can’t be used unless he lets himself be used.

14 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? No one can really force you to do anything you don’t want to do.

15 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? A child learns his/her values from his/her parents.

16 Do you AGREE or DISAGREE? Your life is what you make of it – nothing more, nothing less.

17 In your notes (reading), Brainstorm a list… …of behaviors that might get a teenager in trouble with his or her parents. List a minimum of 5 and then rank them with the most severe being #1. …of ways older people in this country are exploited. List a minimum of 5 and then rank them with the worst exploitation being #1.

18 Our Reading Schedule Mon. 3/30 Read chapters 1-4; Answer questions; Work on Venn Diagram Tues. 3/31 Read chapters 5-8; Answer questions; Work on Venn Diagram Wed. 4/1 Read chapters 9&10; Answer questions; Work on Venn Diagram Thurs. 4/2 Read chapters 11&12; Answer questions; Work on Venn Diagram Fri. 4/3 Read chapters ; Answer questions; Work on Venn Diagram Mon. 4/6 Venn Diagram & Chapter Title Assignments are due! Tues. 4/7 Test Review Day Wed. 4/8 The Pigman test.

19 Insight into The Pigman Some novels begin with a prologue, or short introduction. The Pigman, for example, begins with a prologue titles “The Oath.” The purpose of a prologue is to give background information about the story that follows. After reading “The Oath,” what kind of story do you believe The Pigman will be? When, where, and how will it be told?

20 Insight into The Pigman The Pigman has 2 narrators, John & Lorraine. They are the main characters in the novel, as well as the “voices” that tell the story. John & Lorraine take turns explaining what happened, so that readers see events from John’s point of view in one chapter and Lorraine’s point of view in the next. Pay special attention to the comments that John & Lorraine make about each other. Like real-life best friends, they often have insights into each other’s personality.


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