Presentation on theme: "Set up your Rifka Book Each student needs 14 sheets of notebook paper staple in the top left corner only Follow the directions on the next couple of slides."— Presentation transcript:
1 Set up your Rifka BookEach student needs 14 sheets of notebook paper staple in the top left corner onlyFollow the directions on the next couple of slides1st sheet will be the title page2nd sheet will be the Table of Contents3rd sheet will be numbered page 1 (in the top outside corner)Continue to number pages 2-24 fronts are odd numbers and backs are even numbers
2 Pre-teach VocabularyCut apart the words and definitions and match the words to its correct definition.You may need to use a dictionary.Go over as a class to check you answersGlue in alphabetical order to page 23This page should be titled the Glossary
3 Title page Create a title page for your Rifka book It must include Title of BookAuthorPicturePublisher (you)Date ( )
4 Table of Contents Page Create a Table of contents page List date and location for each letterTable of Contents12345Title PageTable of ContentsSeptember 2, 1919 – RussiaSeptember 3, 1919 – PolandOctober 5, 1919 – Poland
5 For each Letter use a new page in your Rifka book Title each page with the date and place of the letterCopy the poemWrite the Salutation line for each letterDraw a lineCopy the questions and answer the questions for that letter below the lineSeptember 2, 1919Russia… and fromThe gloomy land of lonely exileTo a new country bade me come…. -PushkinMy Dear Cousin Tovah___________________~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
6 September 2, 1919 RussiaPage 1… and from The gloomy land of lonely exile To a new country bade me come… -PushkinMy Dear Cousin Tovah,What was Rifka supposed to do at the train station?What gift did Tovah give to Rifka?In what does Rifka write her letters to Tovah and why?Where are Rifka and her family going as they leave Russia?Inference: Based on the story, what can you infer about the situation faced by Rifka and her family?Imagine how you would feel, faced with the same situation. How would you react, and explain how it would make you feel.
7 Why does Rifka think Russia is not as bad for Tovah as it is for her? September 3, 1919 PolandPage 2… And with a sword he clove my breast,Plucked out the heart he made beat higher,And in my stricken bosom pressedInstead a coal of living fire.… -PushkinDear Tovah,Why does Rifka think Russia is not as bad for Tovah as it is for her?
8 October 5, 1919 Motziv, PolandPage 3Casual gift, oh, gift unutile,Life, why wert thou given me?Why should Fate thus grant us futileTerms of doomed mortality?… -PushkinDear Tovah,What illness do Rifka and some of her family members get that keeps them in Poland longer than they intend to stay?
9 November 3, 1919 Motziv, Poland Page 4A thirst in spirit, through the gloomOf an unpeopled waste I blundered… -PushkinDear Tovah,Create a timeline of the first four letters.Include the date, location and a picture for each letter.
10 November 27, 1919 en route to Warsaw Page 5… In hope, in torment, we are turningToward freedom, waiting her command…-PushkinDear Tovah,How did Rifka’s family get the money to purchase steamship tickets to the United States?
11 November 30, 1919 Warsaw, Poland Page 6… Goal, there can be none before me,Empty-hearted, idle-willed.Life’s monotony rolls o’er me,Tired with longings unfulfilled.-PushkinDear Tovah,Why isn’t Rifka allowed to purchase passage to the United States with her family?
12 December 1, 1919 Warsaw, Poland Page 7… As conquered by the last cold air,When winter whistles in the wind,Alone upon a branch that’s bareA trembling leaf is left behind.-PushkinDear Tovah,Since Rifka can’t go on to the United States with her family, where is she sent instead?
13 February 25, 1920 Antwerp, Belgium Page 8… Sleep evades me, there’s no light:Darkness wraps the earth with slumber,Only weary tickings number….-PushkinDear Tovah,What do her parents give Rifka before they leave her in Belgium?
14 March 17, 1920 Antwerp, BelgiumPage 9… With freedom’s seed the desert sowing,I walked before the morning star...-PushkinDear Tovah,Create a timeline for letters 5-9.Include the date, location and a picture for each letter.
15 July 29, 1920 Antwerp, BelgiumPage 10… And I shall know some savor of elationAmidst the cares, the woes, and the vexation...-PushkinDear Tovah,What three foods found in the Belgium marketplace does Rifka enjoy the most?
16 September 14, 1920 Antwerp, Belgium Page 11… The sister of misfortune, HopeIn the under-darkness dumbSpeaks joyful courage to your heart:The day desired will come....-PushkinDear Tovah,
17 September 16, 1920 Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean Page 12… We numbered many in the ship,Some spread the sails, some pulled, together,The mighty oars; ‘twas placid weather.The rudder in his steady grip,Our helmsman silently was steeringThe heavy galley through the sea,While I, from doubts and sorrows free,Sang to the crew...-PushkinDear Tovah,Why does Rifka believe that those she left in Russia are braver than she?
18 September 21, 1920 Atlantic Ocean Page 13… When suddenly,A storm! And the wide sea was rearing…The helmsman and the crew were lost.No sailor by the storm was tossedAshore – but I, who had been singing.I chant the songs I loved of yoreI dry my robes, all wet and clinging.-PushkinDear Tovah,Why does Rifka finally cry on the ship?
19 October 1, 1920 Entering New York Harbor Page 14… And thoughts stir bravely in my head, and rhymesRun forth to meet them on light feet, and fingersReach for the pen...-PushkinDear Tovah,Create a timeline for lettersInclude the date, location and a picture for each letter.
20 October 2, 1920 Ellis Island … Give me your hand. I will return Page 15… Give me your hand. I will returnAt the beginning of October...-PushkinDear Tovah,Why are the officials at Ellis Island concerned about Rifka’s lack of hair?
21 October 7, 1920 Ellis IslandPage 16… My path is bleak – before me stretch my marrows:A tossing sea, foreboding toil and sorrows.And yet I do not wish to die, be sure;I want to live – think, suffer, and endure...-PushkinDear Tovah,Why does Rifka think that her mother will be displeased the she befriends a child, Llya?
22 What is a greenhorn? Explain and give an example from the letter. October 9, 1920 Ellis IslandPage 17… I’m lean and shaven, but alive;...And there is hope that I may thrive….-PushkinDear Tovah,What is a greenhorn? Explain and give an example from the letter.
23 October 11, 1920 Ellis IslandPage 18… They say ill things of the last days of Autumn:But I, friend reader, not a one will hear;Her quiet beauty touches me as surelyAs does a wistful child, to no one dear….-PushkinDear Tovah,Create a timeline for lettersInclude the date, location and a picture for each letter.?
24 October 14, 1920 Ellis IslandPage 19… Oh, mournful season that delights the eyes,Your farewell beauty captivates my spirit.I love the pomp of Nature’s fading dyes,The forests, garmented in gold and purple,The rush of noisy wind, and the pale skiesHalf-hidden by the clouds in darkling billows,And the rare sun-ray and the early frost,And threats of grizzled Winter, heard and lost….-PushkinDear Tovah,Write a short summary of this letter or draw a picture of the main action in this letter?
25 October 21, 1920 Ellis Island Create a timeline for letters 19-20. Page 20… This heart its leave of you has taken;Accept, my distant dear, love’s close,As does the wife death leaves forsaken,As does the exile’s comrade, shakenAnd mute, who clasps him once, and goes.-PushkinDear Tovah,Create a timeline for lettersInclude the date, location and a picture for each letter.
26 2 Why does Llya want Rifka to read to Mr. Fargate? October 22, 1920 Ellis IslandPage 21… The heavy-hanging chains will fall,The walls will crumble at a word;And Freedom greet you in the light,And brothers give you back the sword.-PushkinDear Tovah,1 How does Rifka know that Llya is smart and not a simpleton like the authorities think?2 Why does Llya want Rifka to read to Mr. Fargate?
27 Cover for your Rifka book Using a large piece of manila paper, fold it in half and decorate the front cover. Design your own cover with a picture that makes sense for the book. You can not use the same picture that is on the original book. The cover must also have the title "Letters From Rifka", author "Karen Hesse" and "Published by students name"
28 Directions for Rifka Travels map 1. Label each place that Rifka stopped/visited during her adventuresRUSSIA BERDICHEV, UKRAINEMotziv, POLANDWarsaw, POLANDAntwerp, BELGIUMATLANTIC OCEANNew York HarborEllis IslandAMERICA2. Color those countries and illustrate the activities that occurred at each location using picture bubbles.3. Color all other land areas Beige4. Color water blueAttach your map to the back cover of your Rifka book cover.
29 Inside back coverThe story ends as Rifka is allowed to enter the United States. Compose Rifka’s next letter. Make it a reflection of her experiences as she adjusts to life in a new country. Try to use Rifka’s style of writing.