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Copy of Children of the Ash-covered Loam

by NVM Gonzalez

Agnes Tolentino

on 8 January 2013

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VOCABULARY Vocabulary Activity 1: Charades ACTIVITY LINE-UP Summary Significance N.V.M. Gonzalez Matrix Partners preso! Harvard Business Review How to lower the cost of enterprise sales? Points for Discussion Significance of the Story Vocabulary About the Author S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ a s e m e d Children of the Ash-covered loam SUMMARY Step Two Step one GROUP 1 CHOOSES AN ACTOR.
word guessed: 1 point to actor's group
word not guessed: no points to anyone. Duh.
word guessed by picture: 1 point to actor's group, 1 point to next group* Step 3 The Cost to Acquire a Customer (CAC) exceeds the Life Time Value (LTV) a customer brings us. This is my third go-around selling to large enterprises, SkyStream, Kontiki and now Qumu.

I like to explain to you the problem the way I see it, the changes I suggest to avoid making the same mistake again. and Travels to Clients Research from Slides SIGNIFICANCE "Literature is an affair of letters." Activity 2: Vocabulary Activity 3: Quiz A Quick Summary Let's start! THE CHOSEN ACTOR ACTS THE WORD HE/SHE PICKED.
THE REMAINING GROUP MATES GUESS THE WORD. (30 SECONDS) Prezi template created by: Jacco van der Kooij Artwork licensed through: iStockphoto.com CREDITS Characters Tarang - the main character; a boy hungry for knowledge
Tatay - Tarang's father
Nanay - Tarang's mother
Cris - Tarang's baby sister
Paula - the woman who gave the pig to Tarang
Tia Orang - the midwife
Tio Longinos - Tarang's uncle; owns the clearing
Tia Pulin and Tia Adang - Tarang's aunts who were there during the offering Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez
teacher, author, journalist, essayist
Mindoro High School
National University in Manila (no degree) EARLY CAREER
the Philippine Graphic, the Evening News Magazine, Manila Chronicle, Poetry
Stanford University, Columbia University TEACHING CAREER
founder of the Diliman Review
first president of PWA AWARDS
Palanca Memorial Award for Literature awards
Jose Rizal Pro Patria Award
the City of Manila Medal of Honor CHARADES Now for the Vocabulary activity! The other groups repeat the procedure. Setting Malig, Mindoro inciting incident:
Tarang receives a pig given to his father by Paula. rising action:
Tarang comes with his parents to the kaingin. climax:
Tatay kills a chicken as an offering. Tio Longinos continues the ritual by setting up a cross and placing incense. falling action:
Tia Orang visits them in order to tend for Nanay's belly. She eats supper with them, talking a great deal of Evil Ones and Spirits. denouement:
Tarang hears noises while half-asleep. As he checks outside, he stubs his toe. The story ends by saying that he saw life emerge from the womb of the land at this time of night. PLOT threshold (n.)
-a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room

sheath (n.)
-a cover for the blade of a knife or sword

pullet (n.)
-a young hen, especially one less than one year old
knead (v.)
-to work into dough or paste with the hands

underbrush (n.)
-shrubs and small trees forming the undergrowth in a forest

trough (n.)
-a long, narrow open container for animals to eat or drink out of akimbo (adv.)
-with hands on the hips and elbows turned outward

hempen (adj.)
-made from hemp fiber

Stave (n.)
– any of the narrow strips of wood or narrow iron plates placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure frond (n.)
-the leaf or leaflike part of a palm, fern, or similar plant

Chaff (n.)
–the seed coverings and other debris separated from the seed in threshing grain

barter (v.)
-to exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money NATIVE TERMS kaingin ubod dumalaga kogon lamparilla camisa harao gapi The Children of the Ash-covered Loam WRITING STYLE
straightforwardly realistic
brief and simple words
very little interpretation WHAT THE STORY SHOWS
rugged rural areas of Mindoro
fathers as decision-makers
hardworking mothers
children toiling in the fields at early ages
the kaingin system
old beliefs and Filipino superstition
the cycle of life INTERPRETATION
(last scene of the story):
reader is left to ponder whether the new life is from the pig or the planted seeds
representational of the cycle of life and death IMPORTANT EVENTS
"... and the hurt was not half as keen as it might have been, not half as sharp as his hunger for knowing ..."
“... held the headless pullet up with one hand, to let the blood spurt well and make a long leap ...”
“Let citronella grass give fragrance… let ginger appease the Evil Ones… let iron give weight to the heads of rice on this clearing.”
"So you bartered it for that pullet... for that dumalaga?"
"You stay in the shade and let your mother work." *At the last 10 seconds, you may or may not ask us to flash a picture of the word.
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