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Objective:I will learn to analyze Gary Soto’s perspective o

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Objective:I will learn to analyze Gary Soto’s perspective on his teenage years working as a field laborer in “One Last Time” by identifying words and phrases that help to convey the author’s point of view in order to understand how Soto’s experiences shape his view of a job. I will have mastered the objective when I can obtain a 3.0 or higher on the exit slip question.
Bell Ringer
Vocabulary
1. My teacher’s lectures get very boring because she tends to
ramble
on about unnecessary information.
2. My dad’s job required a
foreman
to review his work before he can get a bonus.
3. The bucket of worms looked disgusting but I needed bait in order to fish, so I closed my eyes and
groped
around for the first worm I could grab.
4. As the parade moved farther away from where we are, the sound became more and more
feeble
.

Based on the definitions, which is closest in meaning to each bolded word:
a. Weak
b. Worker’s boss
c. Awkwardly grab
d. Talk on and on

Notes
Your view of the world is based on the people you know, the places you’ve lived, and the experiences you’ve had. Similarly, an author’s perspective—or the way a writer look at a topic—is shaped by his or her experiences, environment and values.

TONE often reveals the author’s perspective

In his memoir, Gary Soto describes his teenage years working as a field laborer.

Notes
Just so you have some background on
Soto
• He is of Mexican descent, but grew up in California
• When he was five, his dad died in an industrial accident which left Soto feeling alone and confused
• His parents worked picking crops and other low-paying jobs, and growing up he thought he would end up doing the same
• He decided to go to college, and after reading a book of modern American poetry, he was inspired to become a writer
• He writes poetry AND prose and reflects on his life
• He writes non-fiction and says the greatest challenge is making non-fiction “exciting” but also says that any reader who feels bored by a book, should try “cutting grapes for a season,” and then he/she will know REAL boredom.

As you read, look for clues to help you identify Soto’s perspective on his work.

I do
In paragraph one, Soto says he sees his relative in the movie. He doesn’t LITERALLY see them, but the characters remind him of his relative because they have some things in common, for example, they worked in the fields. From this, we know that what he knows about his relatives will shape how he views the world, or his perspective.


Verb
Noun
Pronoun
Adjective
Adverb
Preposition
Conjunction
Interjection


Identify the part of speech of the
bolded
word
1. The clown chased a dog around the
ring
and then fell flat on her face.
2. The geese
indolently
waddled across the intersection.
3.
Yikes!
I'm late for class.
4. Bruno's
shabby
thesaurus tumbled out of the book bag when the bus suddenly pulled out into traffic.
5. Mr. Frederick
angrily
stamped out the fire that the local hooligans had started on his veranda.
6. Later that summer, she
asked
herself, "What was I thinking of?"

What shapes Soto’s perspective on field work in pages 818-821? Support your answer with AT LEAST TWO specific details and use our ANALYTICAL WRITING RUBRIC to guide your writing.
We do
Read from page 818 to 821.

1.(818) What does Soto think about when he sees the working people in the movie?
2.(818) How do you think his family history affects his view of field work?
3.(820, Line 48) What details in lines 37-48 help you understand the experience of cutting grapes? How do these details help you understand Soto’s perspective on this task?
4.(821, Line 84) What do Soto’s statements about work in lines 75 and 81-82 tell you about his attitude toward field work?

EXIT SLIP
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