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"The Scholarship Jacket" by Marta Salinas

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Tara Okun

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"The Scholarship Jacket" by Marta Salinas
Your dream may be to go to camp, to be a star on the basketball court, to be class president, or to go to college someday. Whatever it is, hard work and luck can help you fulfill that dream. However, like the narrator of "The Scholarship Jacket," you may experience obstacles that block your progress.
Write about your dreams for the future. What obstacles might you encounter while working to make your dream come true? What are some ways you could possibly overcome those obstacles?
October 6, 2015
Analyze Visuals
Texas History:
The main character in "The Scholarship Jacket" is a Mexican-American girl who lives in Texas.
The history of Tejanos, or Texas Mexicans, dates back more than 200 years.
As early as 1731, Tejanos established a ranch community in what was then northeastern Mexico.
About 100 years later, Mexico invited immigrants from the U.S. to settle in the region.
The Tejanos and the immigrants eventually joined forces to fight for their independence from Mexico, and in 1845, Texas became part of the U.S.
Mexicans continued migrating to Texas, but they often faced discrimination.
Today, over seven million residents of Texas are Mexican Americans.
Background to the Story
Identify the Notice and Note Signposts
in order to
practice analyzing a text
by reading the short story "The Scholarship Jacket" and
completing a Reading Log along with Text Dependent Questions.
Academic Vocabulary
Famous Mexican-Americans
Read "When I Lay My Burden Down" by Maya Angelou.
Be prepared for a quiz!

Text Dependent Questions for "Scolarship Jacket" if not completed in class.
Marta Salinas was born in Coalinga, California, and received a degree in creative writing from the University of California at Irvine. "The Scholarship Jacket" is one of several short stories Salinas has published in journals and collections.
Background: Marta Salinas
As a class, we will re-read the first page of the story together.
In groups, you will be assigned a passage from the rest of the story to re-read.
Highlight the Notice and Note signposts you come across and complete the Reading Log.
Be prepared to present your answers to the class!

Independent practice: Complete the Text Dependent Questions on a separate sheet of paper (MLA heading)

"The Scholarship Jacket"
Exit Ticket
Do Now: Journal Entry
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
Kahoot Quiz on Notice & Note Signposts Strategies
With a partner answer the following question:

On the basis of the details in this painting, how do you think the girl is feeling?
Copy this into your journals and complete each stem:
First-Person Point of View
1 2 3 4
Since the story was told in first-person point of view, we knew all about the world from the character's perspective.
Your definition:
In your own words, what is first-person point of view?
The narrator is telling the story using the pronouns I, me, we, you, and us.
Join at
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Which "signpost" or close reading strategy have you used the most? Why?

Which "signpost" or close reading strategy have you used the most? Why?
Please read "Scholarship Jacket" upon completion of Do Now
"Bernadita" (1922) Oil on Canvas
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