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					                                       “Bless Me Ultima” Chapter 6

   Prediction: Students flip through book and search for pictures and make predictions as to what this is
    book is about (get from Elaine). Use Journals for ALL.
   Background (Anaya): Students take Cornell Notes on Anaya (powerpoint). Journals


       Rudolfo Anaya ( 1927- )
                             Born in New Mexico Oct. 30, 1927
                             Interpreter of the lives of Hispanics
                              in the U.S. Southwest through his
                              novels, short stories, and plays
                             Interest in the folk stories of his
                              culture and questions of religious
                              faith
                             Teaching at University of New
                              Mexico since 1974
                             Founder of Modern Chicano Lit.
                             Most read author in Hispanic
                              Communities

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             Rudolfo Anaya ( 1927- )
                               Sales of Bless Me, Ultima
                                (1972) surpassed 360,000
                               Has done more to promote
                                publication of books by
                                Hispanic authors than any
                                other single person
                               “I’ve used the techniques
                                of the cuento. I am an oral
                                storyteller, but now I do it
                                                page.”
                                on the printed page.”




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   Set-Up(#s): Students # paragraphs on Chap. 6
   Set-Up/Preview (vocab): Students & 1 partner take circle unknown vocab words (break up into sections
    per group). Partners define those terms & share them on ELMO & other students take notes. Students #
    the vocab words in the story & on Cornell Notes
   Non-Linguistic Representation (1st Day): Students create a non-linguistic representation (define for
    them) of their first day of school at ECV (BRING MAGAZINES & PAPER). Share?
   Reading/Comprehension: Students & teacher (mostly teacher) read the story & teacher does sporadic
    comprehension checks.
   Comprehension Check (answer ?s): Students answer ?s in journal (need to add to ppt)
   Figurative Language (symbolism): Introduce symbolism and have students work in groups of 3 to
                 examples of symbolism. Students share their examples or write on the board. Share ppt.
                         Symbols
       • Goat path (pg 48) :
       • Journey from old life to new life

                  • California (pg 48):
       •            Opportunity-good life

       • Highway (pg 48):
       • Way out of poverty

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                    Symbols (cont)
       • Milk and Honey (pg 48)
       • Easy life; good

                  • Llano (pg 49)
       •            Father: freedom; mother: failure

       • Shoes (pg 49)
       • School; civilization; following rules;
       • society


                    Symbols (cont)
       • Milk and Honey (pg 48)
       • Easy life; good

                  • Llano (pg 49)
       •            Father: freedom; mother: failure

       • Shoes (pg 49)
       • School; civilization; following rules;
       • society
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   Figurative Language (imagery/sensory details): Go over sensory details. Hershey Kiss Activity.
    Students go back & highlight sensory details (Nonlinguistic representation in journals?).

   Analysis (charts): Students complete First Day Feelings Chart.

   Writing (paragraph): Teach 3 point paragraph & students write 1 for Antonio (get model from Elaine
    or create 1). Then students repeat steps of Feelings Chart & Paragraph for themselves.

   Project (Culture Bag): Students create a Culture Bag for the 1st day of school (one for themselves &
    Antonio?).

   Speaking Standards (Present Bag): Students Present their Culture Bags.

   Begin Narrative Essay Writing

				
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