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"What You Pawn, I Will Redeem" by Sherman Alexie

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Transcript of "What You Pawn, I Will Redeem" by Sherman Alexie

Title:
Predictions for "What You Pawn, I Will Redeem"
Date:
December 10, 2015

"What You Pawn, I Will Redeem" by Sherman Alexie
Section #2: Writer's Notebook
What assumptions do people make about individuals who are homeless?

What are the myths and what are the realities?
Quick-Pair Share
Section I - During Reading
Title:
Reactions for "What You Pawn, I Will Redeem"
Date:
December 10, 2015

1. In what ways do you feel sympathy for Jackson Jackson?

2. In what ways do you feel anger towards Jackson Jackson?

3. What is Sherman Alexie communicating to his readers about the human condition?

The author is trying to make a point, that as people, we___________________________.

The author is trying to tell his readers that we as human beings, ___________________________.
As We Read...
O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There’s never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this “homeland of the free.”)
"What You Pawn, I Will Redeem" by Sherman Alexie
Aleut Indians 24 Hours
Homelessness Round of whiskey
Ceremonial Regalia Pawn
Redeem Railroad Tracks
Police Officer Bartender
Newspapers $999
Pawnshop Pull tabs
Good men Grandmother
Maori Soldier A mission
Based on this list, make a prediction about what this story will be about. Justify your answers with explanations.
Cite 3 facts that stand out to you. How does a view of homelessness help us to answer our question about the American Dream?
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