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Cry The Beloved Country: End of Novel

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Cry The Beloved Country: End of Novel
Quote of the day 3-10-14
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
-Mahatma Gandhi
Today's Learning Target
I can express my opinion about the end of the novel through discussion and in writing.
Text Dependent Questions
ch. 34
1. Who died in the beginning of the chapter?

2. Why does the Bishop think it would be best for Kumalo to leave Ndotsheni?

3. What happens to change his mind?

Ch. 35

1. Explain the disagreement that Kumalo and the young demonstrator have over the help that the white man has given Ndotsheni.
Read Chapter 36
Watch the film
Quick Write:

Explain the last line of the novel:

" But when that dawn will come, of our emancipation, from the fear of bondage and the bondage of fear, why, that is a secret."

What is the "dawn" symbolic of?

Chapter 34-35 questions
Read Chapter 36
Quick Write
Watch movie
Literature Circle Packets
Literature Circles
Complete the student self assessment of learning targets
Overview of Literature Circles
Choose Groups
Work on Thinking Maps for each section of the packet
Today's Learning Target 3-12-14:
I can contribute thoughtful responses to enhance a discussion.
Today's Agenda:
Learning Target: I can contribute thoughtful responses to enhance a discussion.
Literature circle discussions:
5 min per topic (30 min)
Last 15-20 min of class will be left for individually writing responses.
Reflect on today's learning target.
Today's Agenda:
Jenny hated reading class. She didn’t understand point of view or figurative language, and not knowing how to do the work frustrated her. She asked the teacher for help, but he spoke so fast and used such big words that she still couldn’t understand. The teacher asked if she understood, and she nodded her head, but she didn’t. Jenny’s friend Katie knew that Jenny was having trouble, and, rather than just giving Jenny all of the answers, Katie explained to Jenny how to solve the problems. Katie spoke clearly and at Jenny’s level, and Jenny was happy that she finally learned how to do the work. Later in the week, Katie was having trouble in math class. She didn’t understand coordinates and was really frustrated. Seeing that Katie was having problems, Jenny, who understood math very well, taught Katie coordinates. Both girls made honor roll that quarter.

Angie loved to draw. She made colorful designs of people’s names with bright hearts & flowers, but she lost own markers, so she borrowed her teacher’s. The school day was ending, but Angie wanted to keep coloring, so she took the teacher’s markers home and lost them in her messy room. She came back to school the next day and wanted to color again, so she asked the teacher for more markers. The teacher replied, “Sure, Angie, but this is my last pack.” Angie said she would be careful, but by the end of the day the markers were scattered all over the floor and the custodian swept them up and disposed of them. When Angie came in the next day, she asked the teacher for more markers, but she was disappointed to find that there weren’t any more. “I don’t know where all of my markers went,” said the teacher, “but I don’t have them.” Angie had to draw her pictures with drab pencils.

Once there was a mean little boy who lived in a small village. This mean little boy loved to mess with people, so one day he ran up to a sheep herder and shouted, “WOLF! WOLF! A wolf is attacking the town!” The sheep herder grabbed his staff and ran to defend the town, but realized he had been fooled when the boy started pointing and laughing at him. “Ha ha! I made you jump,” said the boy. Then the boy ran up to a farmer and shouted, “WOLF! WOLF! A wolf is attacking the town!” The farmer grabbed his pitchfork and ran to defend the town, but when the boy started pointing and laughing at him, he realized he had been tricked. As the boy went back to his family’s farm laughing about the funny trick he played, he saw a real wolf in his father’s chicken coop. As the wolf ate all of his father’s chickens, the boy screamed over and over again, “WOLF! WOLF! Please help us!” But nobody came to help him.

Theme is what we can learn from a story.
Themes must be inferred.
Themes are about the BIG world.


We’ll read each story.
Write what you think the theme is.
Write another sentence explaining what happens in the story that leads you to believe this.

How does the small world of the story connect to the big world theme?


Jenny Puchovier was so excited. She had a pack of Starburst in her lunch and she had been looking forward to eating them all morning. Lunch finally came and Jenny sat down to eat her Starbursts when her friend Yudy sat next to her. “Let me get the pink ones,” asked Yudy. Jenny liked the pink ones best, but she thought Yudy was funny and Jenny wanted Yudy to like her, so Jenny gave Yudy all of her pink Starbursts. Before Jenny was done giving Yudy the pink ones, Carrie sat on the other side of Jenny. “Let me get the red and the orange ones, Jenny. Remember when I gave you that Snickers?” Jenny didn’t remember that, though she did remember when Carrie ate a whole Snickers in front of her, but Jenny thought Carrie was cool, so she gave her the red and the orange Starbursts. Now that she only had the yellow ones, Jenny wasn’t so excited about eating starbursts anymore.

What is the theme?

A theme is not a word, it is a sentence.
You don’t have to agree with the theme to identify it.


Money can’t buy happiness.
Don’t judge people based on the surface.
It is better to die free than live under tyranny.


Theme: Life lesson, meaning, moral, or message about life or human nature that is communicated by a literary work.

In other words…
Theme is what the story teaches readers.

What is a Theme?

The Search for Meaning


of the

Big World of the Theme.
Applies to the “Real” World.

Not “Yellow Starbursts taste bad”
Not “Yudy and Carrie are bad friends.”
Find “Real” World advice.

Themes are about the big picture.

of the

Themes are not explicit (clearly stated).
Themes are implied.

Themes are bigger than the story.

Identifying Themes

Big World of the Theme.
Applies to the “Real” World.

View Power point and complete fill-in-the-blank notes.
Complete practice section of theme handout
Complete theme section of literature circle packets.
Complete "after lesson" section of learning target self assessment.
Today's Learning Target 3-12-14:

I can identify and analyze the theme of a novel.
Quote of the day 3-13-14
"The truth of the matter is you always know the right thing to do, The hard part is doing it."

-General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. ( August 1934 – 27 December 2012), also known as H. Norman Schwarzkopf, was a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War.
Quote of the day 3-14-14
Annotated Bibliography of Latin and Central American Authored Novels

DIRECTIONS: You will work in groups of 3-4 for our Term 4 Novel Study. For this Novel Study, you will need to select, read, discuss, and present regarding a novel of your choice (all group members must read the same novel and have his/her copy of the novel). The selected novel must be fiction, over 100 pages in length, and written by a Latin or Central American author or an author of Latin or Central American descent. You may get your novel wherever you choose (home? public library? bookstore?). The following list provides descriptions of novels that fit our criteria and that can be found in the Metro Library—if you are interested, they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Involve your parents or guardians in your novel selection so that they know and approve of what you are reading. They may even want to read with you!

DUE DATE: You and each of your group members must bring your copy of your selected novel to class by March 28. If you do not have a novel in your hand during class on March 28, your teacher will select your group members and/or your novel. If you want to start reading over Spring Break, ask your teacher if your selection is okay first. Then, bring your novel to class on March 28.

"You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures"

-Charles Noble
Charles Sherwood Noble (1873 – July 5, 1957) invented a minimum disturbance cultivator called the Noble blade. The Noble blade (or Noble plow) cuts weed roots beneath the soil surface without turning the soil over, thus reducing topsoil loss due to wind erosion. The village of Nobleford, Alberta is named after him
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