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Copy of Names / Nombres written by Julia Alvarez
Transcript of Copy of Names / Nombres written by Julia Alvarez
My ethnicity is Mexican American. Important vocabulary: Exotic: Foreign, not native, from a different place than what you are use to
My Spanish may be exotic to some of you. Heritage: traditions that are passed along
In my heritage we have a tradition of breaking pinatas at birthday parties! Convoluted: complicated
Grammar at times may be convoluted. From the title: Names / Nombres what do you think the passage might be about? setting? characters? conflict? resolution? climax? Background information:
Julia was born in New York City in 1950. She's still alive. She lived in the Dominican Republic as a young child. When she was 10 years old her family came back to New York. It was hard for her to get use to a new place. Journal: Write your name down and what you think it means! Open the book to page 395. Notice: This passage is in 1st point of view. The pronouns used are I, we, and us. This is a personal essay because it's about her own life. What are some important details? Subjective writing: expresses the writer's opinions and feelings!
example from page 396:
Objective writing: historical facts and give readers background information.
example from page 396: Why do you think the narrator's full name surprised her friends?
What does Julia do when the immigration officer mispronouces her family name?
Why do you think Julia wants to be called Judy or any name her friends give her?
What is the main idea?
List 3 significant details from the story that support the main idea.
Is this story subjective, objective, or both? Why? Writing assignment:
Subjective Essay writing: We will write an essay about your opinions and feelings about your name.
Objective Essay writing: We will write an essay about the historical meaning of your name. Subjective essay steps:
1. Write down ideas:
Do you like your name?
List 3 reasons why you like or don't like your name.
List 1-3 examples for each reason.
Think about how to grab your readers attention.
2. Once you have this all written in your journal ask Mrs. Masoodi for the rough draft guide to begin your writing. Objective essay steps: 1. Follow the steps on the objective guide.
Start with the introduction.
Continue with the body paragraphs.
End with the closing/conclusion paragraph. Subjective Essay
outline: Subjective Essay Example Journal Entry: November 9, 2012 Answer these questions:
1. Point of View, in novels and short stories, refers to
a. The vantage point of the narrator
b. The relationship of the narrator to the main character.
2. Three of the most common points of view are:
a. 1st, 2nd, omniscient
b. omniscient, 1st, and 3rd limited
3. In the omniscient point of view, the narrator:
a. can tell the reader everything about the characters, including their thoughts and feelings
b. knows only the actions taking place in the story 3 reasons why you like or dislike your name: Journal Entry: November 13, 2012
1.An omniscient narrator would be most likely to start a story with a sentence like:
a. "Jack and Karen had worked together a long time, but each had a hidden agenda that kept them from being true friends."
b. "It took the longest time before I could share this story with anyone."
2. First-person point of view means
a. the narrator knows everything about all of the characters
b. one of the characters is telling the story Journal Entry: November 14, 2012 Which is an example of first person point of view?
A. I felt after all those years of taunts, I was ready to make a stand.
B. The two student debated important school issues The third-person limited point of view might be used to.....
A. allow readers to understand the reaction of one character
B. draw readers into the story by using "I" Which one allows readers to understand the thoughts and feelings of more than one character?
A. second-person point of view
B. third-person limited point of view
C. omniscient point of view