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1 “Middle School Reads” PowerPoint by: Greg Lay and Alycia Beresford, M.Ed Schedule – Day 8

2 Take quiz on chapters 19 – 21 in language arts notebook Themes Literary Devices Post-Reading Discussion Questions

3 Hope Honor Humor Helps Loss Interpersonal Skills (People Skills) Corruption Overcoming Obstacles Sickness Coming of Age

4 “…one taco short of a combination platter” (1) “cut the mustard” (1) “slung hash” (2) “shut up like a tomb” (2) “I’ll be like a knife going through butter” (28) “it’s as bogus as a barking cat” (33) “the crowd parted for him like the Red Sea did for Moses” (35) “buzz off” (51) “you’ll sting like a bee” (63)

5 How might things have been different if Hope’s mother had not left her with Addie? What important lessons does Hope learn from G.T.? From Addie? From Deena? Discussion the symbolism in Hope Was Here. How does the trees (grafting, small seeds, etc.) food, names, and other forms of comparison or symbolism help you understand the novel? What are some of the themes in Hope Was Here?

6 Sometimes the Hope has a hard time feeling like she belongs in a new place. When do you feel like you do or do not belong somewhere? Discuss how feelings of belonging affect our character or personality.

7 Each day after reading, students can get into literature circle groups. Each group member has a distinct role and will be graded on quality and contribution he/she brings to the group /lib/ /Lit_Circles.Role_Sheet s.pdf

8 Bauer, Joan. Hope Was Here. New York: Penguin Group, Print. Bergstrom, Bob. (2002, October). Hope was Here: 2001 Newbery Honor Book by: Joan Bauer. Retrieved from Klar, Elizabeth, and Cheryl Klar-Trim. Hope Was Here: Joan Bauer Students Packet Novel Units. Bulverde, TX: Novel Units, Print. Klar, Elizabeth, and Cheryl Klar-Trim. Hope Was Here: Joan Bauer Teacher Guide Novel Units. Bulverde, TX: Novel Units, Print.


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