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Chapter 2
Pre Reading
Chapter 1
The Watsons Go To Birmingham
Name
Ms. Arillo
The Watsons Go To Birmingham

On page 1 in your reader's notebook, copy the following sentences:
Everyone deserves to be respected.
Everyone should be treated equally regardless of his or her gender or race.
Prejudice is an issue that no longer exists.
It is never good to let people pressure you into acting a certain way.
People with physical handicaps should be treated differently because they’re at a disadvantage.
All people are good and should be given a second chance to prove they can change to be better.
(pg 4) Life in the 1960s
Read the two articles: "African-American Life in the South in the 1960s" and "Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s." For each article, you will copy at least 5 important facts.
How does Randall use irony in "Ballad of Birmingham?
Why does Randall choose to do this?
Pre-Reading
Setting
Characters
Summaries/Questions
Post-
Reading
1. Take a journal from the front table and fill in the front.

2. Number the pages.
BE CAREFUL!!!!

3. Create labels.
Pg 1
Pg 5
Pg. 9
Pg. 19
Pg 81
Everyone deserves to be respected.
Everyone should be treated equally regardless of his or her gender or race.
Prejudice is an issue that no longer exists.
It is never good to let people pressure you into acting a certain way.
People with physical handicaps should be treated differently because they’re at a disadvantage.
All people are good and should be given a second chance to prove they can change to be better.
Now, decide whether you
AGREE
or
DISAGREE
with each statement
(Pg 3) The Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Reader's Journal
Ballad of Birmingham
By Dudley Randall
Mother dear, may I go downtown
Instead of out to play,
And march the streets of Birmingham
In a Freedom March today?”

“No, baby, no, you may not go,
For the dogs are fierce and wild,
And clubs and hoses, guns and jails
Aren’t good for a little child.”

“But, mother, I won’t be alone.
Other children will go with me,
And march the streets of Birmingham
To make our country free.”

“No, baby, no, you may not go,
For I fear those guns will fire.
But you may go to church instead
And sing in the children’s choir.”
She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair, And bathed rose petal sweet,
And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands, And white shoes on her feet.

The mother smiled to know her child
Was in the sacred place,
But that smile was the last smile
To come upon her face.

For when she heard the explosion,
Her eyes grew wet and wild.
She raced through the streets of Birmingham
Calling for her child.

She clawed through bits of glass and brick,
Then lifted out a shoe.
“O, here’s the shoe my baby wore,
But, baby, where are you?”
Irony:
When something unexpected happens

Randall uses irony in his "Ballad of Birmingham" by creating an unexpected event. At the beginning of the poem, the girl begs her mother to attend the marches for freedom. She pleads, "Other children will go with me." However, mother denies her and instructs her to attend church instead. Near the end, "the mother smiled to know her child / Was in a sacred place..." At this point, the reader believes that the young girl is safe also, until the unexpected occurs. The mother hears an explosion and scurries the church grounds for her child, only to find her lone shoe. This demonstrates irony because no reader could have predicted that a church would be so dangerous.
Randall chooses to use irony in "Ballad of Birmingham" because it represents the severity of violence in the city of Birmingham. The mother thought she was protecting her child by sending her daughter to "a sacred place." However, the church was bombed and the truth is that there was no escaping the violence for African Americans. Randall wanted his readers to feel shocked through the use of irony.
Chapter 1: And You Wonder Why We Get Called The Weird Watsons.
Do Now
In your vocabulary section, choose a Unit 7 word and write a sentence about either Chapter 1 or 2 of The Watsons Go To Birmingham.
Point of
View
The narrator is a character in the story who can reveal only personal thoughts and feelings.
The story is told through the narrator's eyes.
FIRST PERSON
The narrator is an outsider and can only tell what he/she sees.
Cannot tell the character's thoughts.
THIRD PERSON OBJECTIVE
The narrator is an outsider but can see into the mind of one character.
THIRD PERSON LIMITED
OMNISCIENT
The narrator is "god-like" and all knowing.
The narrator can see into the minds of all characters.
In The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Curtis narrates the story through the eyes of Kenny in first person. The reader learns what other characters think and feel through his personal vantage point. While he informs the reader about other characters’ thoughts and motivations, the reader must determine if he can provide a
truly

objective

analysis
or if he is
biased
and represents his own personal view instead of the accurate views and thoughts of each character.

In a constructed paragraph
:
• Discuss how Curtis’s literary approach may create bias towards Kenny and against other characters like Byron, Buphead, and Larry Dunn in the mind of the reader.


With a partner...
Dialect
Dialect: Spoken language that is different than standard language. A person's dialect may be influenced by:
the place where a person lives
his/her age
social/educational background

When Momma is particularly scared, frustrated, or angry, she uses what Kenny refers to as “Southern-style” language. Even though she has lived in the North, in Flint, for many years, when she is very emotional, she can’t help but speak in the way she did when she lived in Birmingham.

Dad imitates a Southern dialect when he makes fun of Hambone Henderson, one of Momma’s ex-boyfriends when she was younger and lived in Alabama. Henderson tried to persuade Momma not to move to Flint with Dad, telling her that there weren’t any other African Americans there, and that it would be too cold for her since she was used to living in Alabama’s warmer climate:
“Don’t believe I seen nan one colored person in the whole dang city. You a ’Bama gal, don’t believe you’d be too happy living in no igloo.”
Examples of Dialect in the Novel
Chapter Three: "The World's Greatest Dinosaur War Ever"
28
What is Bias?
(Reading Section in Binder)
Bias (n. ; v.)
is showing a prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
How might the news stations be biased?
How might you be biased?
Tomorrow's Quiz: Chapters 1-3
(pg. 1)
summary: In chapter one, Kenny is describing the frigid weather of Flint, Michigan. Momma, who hates the cold the most, wishes she were back in Birmingham, Alabama. However, Dad points out that Birmingham has "Coloreds Only" bathrooms. The Watsons decide to go to Aunt Cydney's house, where she has a new, working furnace. Kenny and Byron are instructed by Dad to clean off the ice on the Brown Bomber, however Buphead and Byron begin teasing Kenny instead. Then, Byron pretends to kiss his own reflection until his lips get stuck to the mirror of the car. Momma ripped Byron's lips off of the car. At the end of the chapter, the Weird Watsons are traveling to Aunt Cydney's house while Kenny tells his story of the "Lipless Wonder."

*An author may use dialect to make a character sound more life-like.
*Dialect is similar to an accent.
Choose ONE person (Byron, Buphead, or Larry Dunn) and write the paragraph.
Write a summary for Chapter 2 on pg. 24 of your journal. Remember, the format of the summary pages should look like this:
Chapter 2: "Give My Regards to Clark, Poindexter"
summary:
Chapter 3/4
Do Now
Dialect
language that is "different" because of location, age, or education/culture.
On the paper at each group, choose 1 H.O.T question from each chapter and write it on the paper.
Then, take the paper from the stool and answer #7-#9 on page 34 in your journal.
2 tickets if you use a unit 5 vocab word in your answer!
Types of Characters in Literature
protagonist: the main character/characters in the story
antagonist: the character who causes conflict for the protagonist
round character: a character who you know a lot about
flat character: a character who you do NOT know a lot about
static character: a character who does not change throughout the story
dynamic character: a character who undergoes some sort of change
minor character: a character who is only briefly mentioned - less than a flat character
The drawing must include:
5 quotes he/she said
at least 5 traits
name
clothes, hair that match the novel
Do Now
Do Now
Take the worksheet from the stool and place an "X" under each column for each character. If you were absent for these notes, please copy below in your reading section:
protagonist: the main character/characters in the story
antagonist: the character who causes conflict for the protagonist
round character: a character who you know a lot about
flat character: a character who you do NOT know a lot about
static character: a character who does not change throughout the story
dynamic character: a character who undergoes some sort of change
minor character: a character who is only briefly mentioned - less than a flat character
Do Now
Choose 3 Unit 5 Vocabulary words and write a sentence about
your

character
.
Have your homework out for me to check!
When you're finished, you will write a
rationale
for the traits and appearance.
an explanation/justification on why you chose those traits/that appearance. Use EVIDENCE and DETAILS from the novel.
Do Now
On pg. 40 of your journal, create and answer two H.O.T questions - one from "recall," and one from "inference"
On pg. 41 of your journal, answer in complete sentences:
1. Explain what signing for the food really means.
2. Show what Byron likes about signing for the food.
3. Infer how Byron’s reaction to the bird’s death provides some insight into Byron’s
personality.
Cut around your summaries from yesterday and glue/tape.

Ch. 6 - pg. 39
Ch. 7 - pg. 43
Do Now
On the KWL chart from the stool, please write anything you
already know
under the "K" column about Rosa Parks.
TT AB-700
Chapter 8: "The Ultra-Glide"
Chapter 8: "The Ultra-Glide"
summary:
"Blowin' In The Wind" by Bob Dylan
"Yakety Yak" by The Coasters
"Straighten Up and Fly Right" by Nat King Cole
Listen to the song and think about how this might relate to the Civil Rights Movement. Jot down some ideas while listening.

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up
Before he can really see the sky?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.


"Blowin' In The Wind" by Bob Dylan - 1967
Choose a line from the lyrics
Write a paragraph explaining how that line relates to your photograph
DO NOW
Finish your paragraph from yesterday - you will present this.
*Have your study guide on your desk.
Watsons Test
Chapter 9: "The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963"
summary:
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 5-7
Chapter 8
Chapter 7
Do Now
1. What do Kenny and Dad talk about in the beginning of the chapter?
2. What did Joetta receive from Mrs. Davidson?
3. What's the title of Momma's notebook?
4. Where does Byron sleep?
5.What's Byron's plan to make his family "pay"?
Chapter 10: "Tangled Up in God's Beard"
summary:
Copy the quote below on pg. 51 of your journal:
“That’s going to be the way of the world for you kids. Byron is getting old enough to have to understand that his time for playing is running out fast, he’s got to realize the world doesn't have a lot of jokes waiting for him. He’s got to be ready.” (pg. 123)
Then, skip a line and explain its meaning. More specifically, what does Byron need to be "ready" for?

Chapter 11: "Bobo Brazil Meets the Sheik"
summary:
Quiz!
Quiz on Chapters 9-11. Be sure to restate each question and write in complete sentences.


When you're finished, place your quiz in the inbox and take the dialect paper from the stool.
In chapter ten, the Watsons arrive at a rest stop in Toledo, Ohio and the boys are disgusted by the outhouses. Momma hints to Byron that the bathrooms in Alabama are similar. As the Watsons drift off to sleep, Daniel drives straight past most of Wilona's planned stops. When Kenny wakes up, they are at a rest stop in Tennessee. Kenny gets an eerie feeling while admiring the stars and the Appalachia mountains. At the end of the chapter, the Watsons continue driving toward Alabama.

Dialect
Dialect refers to spoken language, which varies from standard language. A person's dialect may be influenced by the region where a person lived as a child, where he currently lives, his age, and/or social background.

Why does Curtis choose to have his characters speak in different dialects?
How does dialect influence our understanding of the characters?
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Do Now
On pages 65-66 of your journal, please restate and answer the questions for Chapter 12.
Chapter 12: "That Dog Won't Hunt No More"
summary:
Chapter 13: "I Meet Winnie's Evil Twin Brother, the Wool Pooh"
summary:

1. Distinguish between Grandma Sands telling the kids about a “whirlpool” and a “Wool Pooh.” What accounts for this mix-up?
2. Examine Kenny’s comment about getting in trouble in steps. How does it apply to this specific situation and to life in general?
3. Name a character who has become dynamic. Cite specific evidence that shows how he/she has changed.
Do Now
Do Now
"Their hands looked like a flock of brown sparrows that were too nervous to land." (186)
"They (Kenny's hands) were acting like nervous little sparrows..." (186)

"The picture of the little white boy..." (186)

"...I knew I'd see the Wool Pooh's rope tired around her waist." (187)

"'Oooh, Kenny, whose shoe is this?'" (188)

"'...You know you waved at me from across the street...But you had on different clothes.'" (189)
What does it mean to act like sparrows? What do the sparrows symbolize?
This is the picture of Buster Brown - the shoe definitely belongs to Joetta.


Kenny thinks Joetta is dead.
Is the shoe someone else's?
Was Kenny really there?Could it have been someone who looked like Kenny that Joetta followed?
Do Now
Please take the paper from the stool and answer questions #2-5 for Chapter 14 on pg. 72 of your journal. *Restate
Chapter 14: "Every Bird and Bug in Birmingham Stops and Wonders"
Do Now
Do Now
Take a yellow colored pencil and color in Alabama. Then, start scouring the novel for descriptions of Birmingham.
Epilogue
Do Now
Get with a partner and share the connections you made between Chapter 14 and "Ballad of Birmingham."
Journal pg. 83
Epilogue
"These people are the true American heroes. They are the boys and girls, the women and men who have seen that things are wrong and have not been afraid to ask, 'Why can't
we change this?' They are the people who believe that as long as one person is being treated unfairly, we all are. These are our heroes, and they still walk among us today. One of them may be sitting next to you as you read this or standing in the next room making your dinner or waiting for you to come out to play. One of them may be you."
Journal pg. 81
1. List three ways that African-Americans were discriminated against in the South.
2. Describe nonviolent resistance.
3. Describe the unrest that followed the bombing of the Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church.
4. What landmark event in American history occurred on August 28, 1963?
In your own words, explain what a hero is in Curtis's mind. Then, explain how you can become a "hero" in your own life.
Do Now
Take the text from the stool and circle all unknown words and number the paragraphs.
Vocabulary Stations
Roll The Dice
Matching
Whiteboard Race
Pictionary

Do Now
Take the checklist from the stool and look over the REQUIREMENTS for writing a narrative PCR.
Do Now
Create a citation using the following information for a WEBSITE:

1. Choose your top 3-6 scenes that did or did not make the cut into the movie. If they did, how were they changed? If they didn't, why do you think they were left out?

2. How would you treat the movie adaptation? Which scenes were essential to see? Why? Which actors would you cast? (Would you change any of the current actors that were cast? Why or why not?)


3. Decide which version you liked better – movie or novel. Then, write an analysis of why you believe this version is better. If you are criticizing the movie, then write the letter to Mr. Kenny Leon informing him of his mistake. If you are criticizing the novel, write the letter to Mr. Christopher Paul Curtis explaining how the movie did a better job.


4. Find three reviews online: two that you agree with and one that you don't. Create your own review outlining the parts you agree and disagree with.


Author: James Newman and Jamie Foxfurd
Title: "How Cell Phones Are Causing Bad Grammar"
Website: The New York Times
Publisher: The New York Times
Published Date: April 22, 2014
Date Accessed: May 5, 2015

Use your notes to help you!
Poetry Project
FRONT
BACK
title/topic
4 annotated poems
pictures
your 3 original poems
poet research paragraph
works cited
Author: Debra Mackin and Cynthia Green
Title:
Surviving Middle School
Pages: 6-8
Publisher: Pearson
Published Date: 2007
City of Publication: New York
Medium of Publication: Print

Create a citation using the following information for a BOOK:
DO NOW
Do Now
Create a citation using the following information WITHOUT YOUR NOTES
1.
Author: Jade Allen
Title: "10 Ways to Survive Middle School"
Website:
Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Date of Pub.: Nov 7, 2014
Date Accessed: Dec., 7, 2015
Medium: Web.
2.
Author: Jerome Shostak
Title: Vocabulary Workshop
Date of Pub.: 2013
Publisher: William H. Sadlier, Inc.
Pages: 1-30
City: New York
Medium: Print
Get into your writing groups from yesterday.

Have on your desk: purple writing packet, warm and cool feedback blue paper, and all brainstorming papers.
DO NOW
Using a HOOK in your Introduction
1. Choose your top 3-6 scenes that did not make the cut into the movie. Then, explain why you think they were left out.


3. Decide which version you liked better – movie or novel. Then, write an analysis of why you believe this version is better. If you are criticizing the movie, then write the letter to Mr. Kenny Leon informing him of his mistake. If you are criticizing the novel, write the letter to Mr. Christopher Paul Curtis explaining how the movie did a better job.


4. Find three reviews online: two that you agree with and one that you don't. Create your own review outlining the parts you agree and disagree with.


Which HOOKS work best for each writing prompt?
surprising fact
unexpected anecdote
description of a scene
a dilemma
a question
Bringing Your Conclusion Full-Circle
Do not be repetitive - rewriting what you already wrote in the introduction is boring!
Author: David Welch
Title of website:
World War Two
Title of page: “German Propaganda”
Medium of Publication: Web
Publication: British Broadcasting System
Publication Date: January 8, 2001
Date of information access: June 8, 2005

Do Now
Create a citation for the following source information:
Do Now
In your vocabulary section, write at least three sentences using TWO vocabulary words in each sentence.

Example: The weatherman deems this winter storm is going to be the worst one of the season with blustering winds and several feet of snow.
Unit 4
Unit 5
Today's Tasks
Read Newsela article and answer only the multiple choice questions.
Complete research notes.
Choose a letter from the alphabet and find a term that relates to the Civil Rights Movement. Then, create an information card on that term.
C
is for
The Civil rights act
The Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964. This ended segregation in public places and banned all racial discrimination. The law was proposed by President John F. Kennedy and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Vocabulary Test
Vocabulary Test
30 Completing the Sentence (multiple choice)
10 Two-Word Completing the Sentence (multiple choice)
30 synonyms/antonyms (multiple choice)
10 "Yes or No" Sentences
10 Write an original sentence
"Carrying On The Message"
Use skillful reading strategies
preview the questions
highlight clues while reading
annotate thoughts, comments, questions
prove your answer in the text
Answer question #s 1-8
When you're finished, work on question #9 from yesterday.
"African-American Life in the South in the 1960s"



"Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s"



Name 2/2/16
"Did You Read?" Quiz Ms. Arillo
1. How many members are there in the Watson family?
2. What is the setting of the novel?
3. What happens to Byron at the end of Chapter 1?
4. Besides the Watsons, list 2 other characters that are introduced.
5. What physical feature does Kenny have that he is embarrassed about?

Do Now
Complete the rest of the dialect packet for Wilona Watson and Rufus.
Take out the chapter questions that were given to you last week. Then, on journal pg. 29. Answer question #'s 1, 4, and 6.
Chapter Three Questions
29
1. Who does Mrs. Cordell appoint to help Rufus?


4. Explain how L.J. Jones steals Kenny's dinosaurs.


6. Assess how Mrs. Watson helps to mend Rufus and Kenny's friendship
summary:
Name 2/4/16
Did You Read Chapter 3? Ms. Arillo
1. What are the names of the two new Southern boys?
2. What did Kenny share with the new kid?
3. What animal does the new kid say "wouldn't last two seconds in Arkansas"?
4. Who is LJ Jones?
5. Why did Kenny apologize to the new kid?
Summary: In chapter three, the new student from Arkansas, Rufus, tries to befriend Kenny and talks about shooting and eating squirrels. Kenny does not mind secretly playing with Rufus, because he plays much more fairly than L.J. Jones who once stole all of Kenny’s dinosaurs. When Kenny laughs while other kids are making fun of Rufus’s clothes, Rufus is hurt and stops playing with Kenny. Mrs. Watson then helps Kenny mend fences, and he and Rufus become friends again.
Chapter Three: "The World's Greatest Dinosaur War Ever"
With a partner, find at least 3 examples where dialect is shown and write it down.
Example
:
Rufus: "'Ain't you?'" (35)
This quote shows ...
CHARACTER DEPICTION
Do Now: Copy the following notes in your reading section of your binder.
MATCHING:

MULTIPLE CHOICE:


SHORT ANSWER:

TRUE/FALSE:
point of view, character types
dialect, names and
ages of characters, setting
character relationships,
events from the novel
journal chapter questions
(10 questions)
(20 questions)
(5 questions)
(15 questions)
Today's Tasks
1. Chapter Quiz.
2. Complete Character Rationale.
Choose ONE trait and ONE physical feature and justify why you chose that trait/that appearance. Use MUST use evidence and details from the novel.
3. Read Chapter 4 and complete double-entry journal on journal page 31.
Daniel Watson is a jokester and enjoys making others laugh. At many points in the novel, he teases his family with friendly jokes. In Chapter 1, when Byron gets his lips stuck to the car mirror, Daniel couldn't help himself from laughing at Byron and cracking jokes. For example, he states, "'Well, lover boy, I guess this means no one can call you Hot Lips..." The narrator also described that Daniel couldn't control his laughter while Byron was stuck to the mirror. This shows that he is a jokester because in a stressful situation, he didn't get upset or worried. Instead, he teased his son and made his family laugh.
Name
Character Rationale
Date
Ms. Arillo
When You're Finished...
Work on your character rationale paragraphs. This is a quiz grade!
Do Now
Finish your station work from yesterday. Everything must be completed.
Do Now
Making Inferences With The Text

1. Discuss why Byron is embarrassed at first to go to Mitchell’s Grocery Store.

2. Explain what signing for the food really means.

3. Show what Byron likes about signing for the food.

4. Infer how Byron’s reaction to the bird’s death provides some insight into Byron’s personality.
Do Now
Chapter 6: "Swedish Cremes and Welfare Cheese"
Novel
Thoughts
Chapter 6 Summary

When Byron realizes that he can get food without paying, he gets Swedish Crème cookies from the store.

When Momma tells Kenny and Byron to just sign for their groceries at the store, Byron thinks that the family is on welfare.

He digs a hole and makes a grave for the dead bird.

Even though Momma tells the boys that they have eaten welfare food before, signing for the food just means that Mr. Watson is going to pay for the food all at once.

Byron becomes visibly upset and cries when he kills a bird by hitting it with a thrown cookie.
Use these sentences to write a summary:
Making Inferences With The Text
On journal page 39, write 3 entries in your double-entry journal.
40
Chapter 6 Questions
On journal pg. 44, write a summary of Chapter 7: "Every Chihuahua in America Lines Up To Take a Bite Out of Byron"

1. Tell what Byron does to his hair.
2. Discuss why Momma is unhappy with Byron.
3. Compare how Kenny and Joey react to Byron getting in trouble.
4. Evaluate Mr. Watson’s response to Byron’s disobedience. Do you think that Mr. Watson did or did not respond appropriately? Explain.
Chapter Seven Questions
Complete pg. 103 in your vocabulary book.
Do Now
Think: Why would Curtis choose this song?
pg. 48
Kenny
Byron
Daniel
Aunt Cydney
Mr. Johnson
Mr. Alums
Joetta
Bus Driver

Larry Dunn
Buphead
Wilona
LJ Jones
Moses Henderson
Rufus Fry
Grandma Sands
Mrs. Cordell
Identify the type of character for each:

A: From Byron's point of view, write a letter to Buphead explaining the news
announced in Chapter 8.
B: From Joey's point of view,
write a diary entry explaining
what happened in Chapter 8.
C: From Kenny's point of view,
write an email to Rufus about
what occurs in Chapter 8.

50 multiple choice
- chapter questions, dialect, point of view
10 fill-in the blank
- figurative language
15 character types
- chart
1 open-ended - using text evidence to support an answer
1 pt each
1 pt each
25 pts
1 pt each
Does Byron have Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
In pairs - write a PCR determining whether or not Byron has NPD.
Restate
Answer
Cite Evidence
Explain how the evidence connects to your answer.
In chapter one, Joetta calls Byron a narsissy. She
does this because Byron kissed his own reflection in the car mirror and his lips froze to the mirror. In this scene, Joey cries, "'This is just like that horrible story Kenny read me about that guy Nar-sissy who stared at himself so long he forgot to eat and starved to death.'" Joetta is relating Byron to a character from Greek mythology, Narcissus, who became obsessed with his own reflection.
Do Now
avenge
cede
deluge
discretion
giddy
impact
intimidate
liberate
logical
misrepresent
optional
outright
rendezvous
rotund
saunter
sluggish
subordinate tint
variable
verge
Fill in the blanks for pgs. 110-112 in your vocabulary book.
1. Describe what is occurring in the South during this time period.
2. Discuss why Momma and Daddy think that it will be good for Byron to spend some time in Alabama.
3. Show why Joetta is not completely pleased with the angel that Mrs. Davidson gives her.
4. Explain why Mr. and Mrs. Watson have Byron sleep in their room the night before their trip.
5. Tell how Byron plans to make his family “pay” on the drive to Alabama.

Chapter 9 Questions
pg. 53-54
DO NOW
Do Now
1. Describe the rest stop in Ohio.
2. Show how Byron is shocked by what he learns at the rest stop in Ohio.
3. Describe what is printed on the inside of Joey’s shoe.
4. Explain why the Watsons are amazed by the sight at the Tennessee rest stop.
5. Generalize why Momma does not want the family to spend the night in Tennessee.
On journal pages 57-58, answer the following questions for Chapter 10:
Do Now
1. Carefully cut out the map from the front table and glue it to page 5 of your journal.
2. Then, gather the following colored pencils:
red
blue
green
yellow
1. Explain why the Watsons do not like the music on the radio in the South.
2. Contrast the family’s actual trip with the one that Momma had planned.
3. Describe Grandma Sands.
4. Explain what Kenny expects to occur between Byron and Grandma Sands.
5. Tell who Momma is surprised to meet in Birmingham.
6. Describe how Byron actually acts around Grandma Sands.
Chapter Eleven Questions
pg. 61-62
Chapter Thirteen Questions

In chapter 12, the Watson children must adjust to the heat of Alabama. As Wilona and Grandma Sands catch up on the local gossip, Mr. Robert, Grandma Sands’s boyfriend, tells Daniel, Byron, and Kenny about the time that his coon dog battled a raccoon. At the end of the chapter, Kenny gets some rest to prepare for their fishing trip the next day.
Get with a partner! In a few minutes, you are going to take a Chapter 9-11 quiz. Both of you must write answers. You will be graded on how you restate, write in complete sentences, and answer the question.
1. What happened between Toddy and the raccoon?
2. Examine Kenny’s observations of his mother’s conversation with Grandma Sands. Does Kenny fully understand the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama? Why or why not?
3. Evaluate Byron’s behavior in Birmingham. Why do you think that he seems to be behaving himself?
Answer the following questions for Chapter Fourteen on journal pg. 73-74.
1. Where does Joetta go with the neighbors?
2. Describe what happens while Joetta is at church.
3. Describe what Kenny sees when he walks to the church.
4. Analyze what Joetta thinks happened at the church.
5. Assess what may have actually occurred. Use clues in the text to help you.
In chapter 14, Kenny decides to get some rest while Joetta goes to Sunday School. While Joetta attends church, Kenny hears a loud boom coming from that direction. When the Watson family hears that the church was bombed, Momma, Daddy, and Byron run off in search of Joetta. Without anyone knowing, Kenny also walks to the bombing site, where he picks up a shoe like Joetta’s and sees numerous people who are dead or suffering from injuries. Kenny then wanders back to Grandma Sands’s house, where Joetta has also returned. By the end of the chapter, Joetta is insisting that she does not know about the bomb, and that she walked outside during Sunday School and followed Kenny away from the church.
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Epilogue
Chapter Fifteen Questions
1. Tell what caused the bombing at the church.
2. Summarize why the family calls the area under the sofa the World-Famous Watson Pet Hospital.
3. Contrast how cats and dogs respond to being in the Pet Hospital.
4. Explain how Byron demonstrates his newfound maturity when dealing with Kenny.
5. Explain Byron’s comment to Kenny, “it was a part of you that took Joey outta that church.” (202)
6. How do Mr. and Mrs. Watson demonstrate their trust in Byron to do the right thing for Kenny?
Do Now: Answer the following questions on journal pg 77
End of Novel Project
You've gone and done it haven't you
Byron had gotten a conk! A process! A do!
Byron and Dad had disappeared into the bathroom
Dad started whistling that stupid song

Dad came down the steps first
"I'd like to introduce you to your long lost son"
By's head was so shiny it looked like it was wet
Poor Byron
Found Poem - Chapter 7
Today's Tasks:
1. Complete and hand in your project.
2. Review for Vocabulary Test tomorrow
a. flashcards
b. Quizlet
c. Crossword puzzle
d. Review worksheet
Do Now
Take the worksheet from the front table and answer #s 11-16.
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