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2.Page 38: What does the Joshua Tree symbolize?
X. _______________________________________I never believed in Santa Claus…(39-41)“Years from now, when all the junk they got is broken and long forgotten,” Dad said, you’ll still have your stars.”1.Why didn’t the parents believe in telling their children the Christmas/Santa Claus fantasy?2.What was a typical Walls family Christmas like?3.What does father give his kids for Christmas? What do you think of his gifts?4.What are your reactions to Jeannette’s parents? Homework Journal #1: A) What impression of Jeannette’s mother do you get in the first section (pp. 3-5)? Why do you think she chooses to begin the memoir with this encounter?B) How do Jeannette’s parents explain the “skedaddle?” How do they justify all the moves? What are Jeannette and her siblings’ reactions to constantly moving? C) Describe a memory you have of moving, whether it was moving homes, schools, or even rooms. What kind of impact or significance did the move have on you?1.After reading pages 3-41, select two emerging themes from the box above to track. As you read, keep track of events and characters that connect with your theme. In the end, it is these events and characters that will answer the question: what does The Glass Castlesuggest about ____________(insert emerging theme)?2.For each reading, identify at least one quote that connects with your emerging theme. Remember to record the “first three words... last three words” (with page number). Spend a little time jotting down yourreaction to the quote, why you think it is significant and anything else that comes to mind. Don’t rely on memory.3.You will be required to post one quote from the last two readings on a class blog where you will also read quotes by other classmates and respond to one of them. You are expected to use professional/academiclanguage and remember that a blog is a public document. Please only use your first name and last initial when posting.Poverty, Role of Parent and Child, Resilience, Self-reliance, Bullying, Education, Nonconformity, Needs v Wants, Luck, Abuse, Creativity, ResponsibilityTracking the Development ofTheme
READING TWO (p. 42-90)DUE:XI. _______________________________________At twilight, once the sun had slid behind the Palen Mountains…(42-47)“Just a little dust-up.”1.Why does Jeannette act tough for her father?2.Why does Brian, in solidarity, try to fight for Jeannette? How and why does his reaction differ fromtheir father’s?