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Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza A Day’s Wait by Ernest Hemingway &
The plan…. Objectives Review – Fiction vs. Nonfiction – Compare Contrast – Ernesto Galarza About the Author: Ernest Hemingway Vocabulary Review Read the Story Homework – Comprehension Questions: page 78 #s 1-4 Preview: Review Barrio Boy and A Day’s Wait
Objectives Students will practice using context clues while developing vocabulary Students will demonstrate reading comprehension skills by answering questions throughout the story
Fiction and Nonfiction Fiction Fiction is prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events. – Novels, novellas, and short stories are types of fiction. Nonfiction Nonfiction is prose writing that presents and explains ideas or tells about REAL people, places, objects, or events. – News articles, essays, and historical accounts are types of nonfiction.
Barrio Boy – Nonfiction (narrative) About real people Has characters A Day’s Wait – fiction (narrative). About imaginary characters Has characters Both selections are examples of narrative writing. They each tell a story with the following elements. narrator A narrator that tells the story. Characters, Characters, or real people living the story. Dialogue, Dialogue, or the conversations that characters have Story events Story events that make up the action
Compare and Contrast Barrio Boy Real characters Both Characters A Day’s Wait Imaginary characters
Barrio Boy Barrio Boy tells about an important real event in the writer’s life. A Day’s Wait A Day’s Wait is the story of an imagined boy on a single day.
Ernesto Galarza » When he was seven years old, Ernesto Galarza moved form Mexico to California. There his family harvested crops in the field of Sacramento and struggled to make ends meet. Galarza learned English quickly and won a scholarship for college. » Helping farm workers from 1936 to 1947, Galarza served as chief of the division of Labor and Social information for the Pan-American Union, dealing with education and labor in Latin America. When he returned to California, he worked to gain rights for farm workers.
Ernest Hemingway A true adventurer, Ernest Hemingway based much of his writing on his own experiences. He served as an ambulance driver in World War I, worked as a journalist, traveled the world, and enjoyed outdoor sports. Writing about the familiar, Hemingway’s fiction celebrated his spirit of adventure. The story “ A Day’s Wait” captures the quite bravery of many of his characters.
epidemic n., outbreak of a contagious disease The flu epidemic caused school to close.
flushed v., drove out from hiding The dogs flushed birds out of the bushes.
evidently adv., clearly; obviously The dark clouds evidently promised rain.
miserable adj., causing great discomfort or unhappiness The sick and miserable boy was not able to attend school.
various adj., different He had to take various medications to get over the illness.
menace n., a threat or danger John had to decide if the man was a friend or a menace.
absolutely adv., completely; totally without limit He was absolutely sure this was the silliest thing he had ever seen!
A Day’s Wait By Ernest Hemingway. Page:75 - 78
Who is telling the story? Who is the narrator of the story? The father of the sick boy is the narrator because he uses the pronoun I and refers to his sick child as he 'You can't come in,' he said. 'You mustn't get what I have.' I went up to him and found him in exactly the position I had left him, white faced, but with the tops of his cheeks flushed by the fever, staring still, as he had stared, at the foot of the bed.
In both fiction and nonfiction narratives can be written from the first-person point of view. First person point of view an "I" or "we" serves as the narrator of a piece of fiction. The narrator does participate in the action of the story. The narrator may be a minor character, observing the action, or the main protagonist of the story.protagonist
What did the doctor tell the father about the boy’s fever? What did the doctor tell the father about the boy’s fever? The doctor told the father not to worry unless the fever goes above 104 degrees
How does the boy know his temperature? The boy overhears the doctor read his temperature and later asks his father about it.
What does the boy’s question reveal about his behavior throughout the story? The question explains why the boy has seemed excessively worried. It shows that he has been afraid he is going to die.
The Plot: The Plot: The story focuses on a nine-year old boy named Schatz (nickname) and his father. The boy gets the flu, and has a 102 degrees Fahrenheit temperature, and acts very strangely about it, much to the confusion of the father. In the end the boy asks when he will die, thinking that an 102 degree temperature will kill him because he heard in Europe (where Celsius is used) that one cannot live with a temperature over 44 degrees. flu FahrenheittemperatureEuropeCelsius
The average body temperature on the Fahrenheit scale is 98.6 °, this is equivalent of 37 ° Celsius. 102 ° F (Fahrenheit) = 38.8 °C (Celsius) a body temperature of up to 105 ° F or 40.55 ° C can be uncomfortable but it’s not always considered dangerous except in small children. Fevers that results in higher temperatures, especially 108 ° F or 42.22 ° C can be deadly
Do you find the boy’s actions brave, touchy, or silly? Explain your answer. Why does the boy tell his father to leave the sick room? What does this reveal about the boy? Why does the boy think he will die? What is the meaning of the story’s title?
Which of the boy’s words and actions give clues that he believes something terrible is wrong? Do you think the story is about the boy’s bravery or about the boy’s fear? Explain
What do you think would have happened if the boy had shared his fears with his father earlier in the day? Think about it: