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The Watsons Go To Birmingham

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Transcript of The Watsons Go To Birmingham

Chapter 2
Pre Reading
Chapter 1
The Watsons Go To Birmingham
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.
1. Take a journal from the front table and fill in the front.

2. Number the pages - front and back. 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
with each statement
(Pg 3) The Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Do Now
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?”
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" (pg.19)
Do Now
Point of
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.
The narrator is an outsider and can only tell what he/she sees.
Cannot tell the character's thoughts.
The narrator is an outsider but can see into the mind of one character.
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


or if he is
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: 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"
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 Watson 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 cleaning off the ice from the Brown Bomber when Byron gets his lips stuck to the car window kissing his own reflection. 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"
Chapter 3/4
Do Now
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
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

Have your homework out for me to check!
When you're finished, you will write a
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
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"
"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 and/or the photographs. 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
Watsons Test
Chapter 9: "The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963"
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"
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"
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 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"
Chapter 13: "I Meet Winnie's Evil Twin Brother, the Wool Pooh"

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.
Do Now
Get with a partner and share the connections you made between Chapter 14 and "Ballad of Birmingham."
Journal pg. 83
"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
Whiteboard Race

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
4 annotated poems
your 3 original poems
poet research paragraph
works cited
Author: Debra Mackin and Cynthia Green
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
Create a citation using the following information WITHOUT YOUR NOTES
Author: Jade Allen
Title: "10 Ways to Survive Middle School"
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Date of Pub.: Nov 7, 2014
Date Accessed: Dec., 7, 2015
Medium: Web.
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.
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
Choose one of the quotes below and explain its meaning. Then, make a connection to something you've learned about.
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.
"African-American Life in the South in the 1960s"

"Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s"

Name 4/26/17
"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
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
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.
Rufus: "'Ain't you?'" (35)
This quote shows ...
Do Now: Copy the following notes in your reading section of your binder.



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.
Character Rationale
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"
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.
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
Aunt Cydney
Mr. Johnson
Mr. Alums
Bus Driver

Larry Dunn
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.
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
subordinate tint
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
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:
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.
pg. 72
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.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
Quote Response: If you're unsure of what the quote means, focus on the key words of the quote.
One paragraph to explain its meaning and give an example.
One paragraph to connect to a text/event.
Do Now

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." In other words, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is trying to say that the silence of our friends during a difficult time is more damaging than the words of an enemy. For example, if someone is hurting you, you would most likely lean on a friend to help you. If that friend doesn't comfort you or stick up for you, that is more damaging. On the other hand, if your friend stands up for you, you will always remember his/her support. Eventually, the hurtful actions done by an enemy will be forgotten, but you'll always remember who helped pick you back up.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

This quote relates to Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teen who was shot by The Taliban for attending school. Every child should have a right to an education. However, The Taliban are extremely unjust and believe women do not have a right to learn. When Malala was shot, it caused a stir in many parts of the world. Soon, girls all over were chanting, "I Am Malala." These people knew that what The Taliban did was an act of injustice, and if we allow it to happen, even if it's not in our own country, it is a threat to our own justice. In conclusion, justice doesn't have limits or exceptions. If injustice is occurring, it is a direct threat to justice everywhere else.
Highlight all bold words.
Stop and Jot after each section.
Share and explain your reactions to a surprising fact.
Ask a specific question that requires more than a yes/no answer.
Make a connection to something else.
With your group, read over the definitions of the important terms of the Civil Rights Movement. Copy down the definitions on your article if you do not have them.
bigotry -
the actions or beliefs of a bigot, who is a person who has strong and unreasonable dislike for a certain group of people.
boycott -
to join with others in refusing to deal with a person, organization or country.
civil rights -
laws relating to the people/citizens of a country
Civil Rights Movement -
the national effort made by African-Americans in the 1950s and 1960s to gain equal rights.
desegregation -
the use of law to end the practice of separating people based on different races in public places.
disparity -
lack of similarity or equality, a great difference.
equality -
the state of being equal
inequality -
the state of being unequal
integration -
combining several things or people into one whole; including people of all races
racist -
one who thinks that a particular race is better than any or all others
segregation -
keeping groups of people in the sam society apart.
*Please put a paper clip on vocab book pg. 132 and place your books in a neat pile at your group.
Read poem.
Then, annotate the poem to determine its meaning.
define unknown words.
label figurative language
analyze word choice
determine author's feelings about the topic
Do Now
Both texts ("Imagine This Was Your School" and "Barbara Johns Reaches For The Moon") characterize Barbara as courageous. How do the writers each develop this idea?

*Use at least TWO Unit 10 vocabulary words.
Highlight text evidence to support:
1. The boys feel fear before starting the sit-in.
2. The way Woolworth's employees treat the boys.
3. Other rude or threatening treatment the boys face during the sit-in.
"The Brave Boys of Greensboro"
PCR Writing
In Scene 3 of "The Brave Boys of Greensboro," Franklin "steels himself" for the elderly white customer's harsh words. By doing this, Franklin is assuming that the woman was going to deliver hateful and racist comments for them being seated at the counter. However, Franklin assumed wrong. As the woman approaches, she places her hand on his shoulders and says, "Boys, I am so proud of you. I just wish you had done this 10 years ago." To the boy's surprise, the white woman expressed her support and it fueled them to continue their fight. After this moment, the Greensboro Four are filled with pride and feel more confident in their actions.
Do Now
Found Poem
Choose either "Imagine This Was Your School" or "The Brave Boys of Greensboro" and highlight key words or phrases that stand out to you.
Then, on a separate piece of paper, copy those phrases. Try to piece them together to make a poem.
The poem should relate to the topic of the text in some way.
End of Third Marking Period Reflection
Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals
By the end of the fourth marking period, I would like to raise my test percentage from a 75% to an 80%. I will do this by asking for extra help the week leading up to the test.
An ordinary afternoon in north Pakistan
rugged mountains and sweeping green valleys
thick forests, and mighty rivers
two bearded gunmen appeared
"Who is Malala?"

One bullet pierced her head
A bright and generous teenager
an innocent girl on the way home from school
Her voice: A powerful weapon
"Who is Malala?"

A crusader for girls' right to go to school
Her crusade empowered other girls
Gave hope to thousands
It seemed that everyone knew her name
"Who is Malala?"

I am a student
I am living my life
I am going to school
I am learning
I am Malala!
I Am Malala
Found Poem Adapted from "Malala The Powerful"
by __________________________

Please complete vocabulary book pgs. 141-142
Multiple Choice Questions
Eliminate answers you KNOW are incorrect.
For each question, highlight evidence in the text to support each answer.
In "Imagine This Was Your School,"Teri Kanefield develops the idea that Barbara Johns is courageous in several ways. First, Kanefield describes what Johns was up against, such as the constant threat of violence for black Americans in the South. Next, the author describes the confidence Johns showed when she stepped onto her school’s stage to rally students to her cause. Finally, Kanefield describes the price that Johns and her family paid. Johns had to leave town after receiving a threat, and her family had to leave town after their home was burned down and no one would help them. In spite of everything, Johns Kanefield explains, "Barbara's act of courage helped fuel a movement that would change everything." Johns is an essential
who knew when it was time to stand up to make a change for civil rights.

In the poem, "Barbara Johns Reaches For The Moon," Irene Latham develops the idea that Johns is courageous through words such as “determination” and “inspiration.” The line “despite danger, despite trepidation” shows that standing up for integration had risky
, yet Johns held firm. Even though protesting during this time was dangerous, Johns knew this was the only way to create change. Johns took the
and "without hesitation," encourages her peers to join in and protest.

To conclude, both Kanefield and Latham demonstrate admiration for Barbara Johns in their texts. They both portray her as a hero who helped change the rights for African Americans and changed our nation our
1. Write what you think the text might mean...
--What information does the text tell us about the plot?
--What kind of characterization does the line give us?
--What might happen in a setting like this?
--Is this line maybe related to the theme? How?
--What kind of conflict would a line like this be describing
2. Write a response to someone else’s graffiti thoughts.
3. Draw a representation of what you think the line might be talking about.
4. Make a personal connection to the line. What does it remind you of that you know about in your life or in the world.
5. Explain what the line makes you wonder about the story.
6. Write a prediction about the story the line makes you have.

Text Graffiti
Yesterday, you were instructed to read Chapter 1 of Watsons. In a few minutes, you will be taking a "Did You Read?" quiz. Therefore, please take a novel from the table and review what you read.
Chapter One Questions (pg. 20-21)
Choose four questions from the list and answer in complete sentences.
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