English 955

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REMINDER: Your Q2 Choice Book Assignment Poster Quarter two Self-Sel Assignment is due: Friday, 01/09/2015.

Vocabulary Unit 7: Divergentadj: differing; deviating – Divergent thinking has led her to become a very creative writer. Abnegateverb: to refuse or deny oneself some rights or conveniences; to reject, renounce, relinquish or give up some rights or conveniences – He abnegated all the modern conveniences of life, such as a television, cell phone, comfortable sleeping quarters, etc.

Read Chap 5 of The Pearl Part One and Part Two, and begin Chap 6 – Part One – The links are audio versions of The Pearl. Answer the following questions as you read/listen: (Plan to turn in your answers)

1. How has Kino changed since the beginning of the story?

2. How is his treatment of Juana regarding the pearl ironic? Consider why he wanted the pearl in the first place and what his original dream for it was.

3. Create a timeline of what trouble the pearl has caused Kino and his family. Make a list of all the bad things that have happened as a result of Kino finding the pearl. What do you predict will happen next?



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