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									The Circuit
By Francisco
  Jimenez
Day 1
               Entry Task
• Where are you from…
  1. Where were you born? Were you born in
     Puyallup or somewhere else? What hospital
     were you born at? What day and date were
     you born on? Explain with detail.
  2. Where do you live? Have you lived in the
     same house your whole life? What does
     your home look like? Have you moved
     around? Where have you moved to?
     Where has been your favorite place to live?
     Explain with detail.
             Learning Targets

     I analyze Francisco’s
• Reading:

  move to the U.S.
• Read the following quote, what does it
  means and how might it relate to your
  life?


•Life isn’t about finding
 yourself. Life is about creating
 yourself.
                      ~Unknown
                 Reading
• Pre-Read > Look at the following in the
  book:
• Entire Title
• Publisher and City of Publication
• Dedication
• Table of Contents
• Acknowledgements
         Francisco Jimenez
• Born in Tlaquepaque, Mexico, in 1943,
  Francisco Jiménez grew up in a family of
  migrant workers in California.
• Jiménez spent much of his childhood
  moving around California with no
  permanent home or regular schooling, yet
  despite incredible odds he went on to have
  a distinguished academic career.
          Francisco Jimenez
• A graduate of Santa Clara University, he also
  attended Harvard University and received both a
  Master's Degree and Ph.D. from Columbia
  University.
• He went on to become chairman of the Modern
  Languages and Literatures Department at Santa
  Clara University, as well as director of the
  Division of Arts and Humanities there, and has
  been director of the Mexico Summer Study
  Program at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de
  Mexico.
          Francisco Jimenez
• Long a writer of academic works for adults,
  Jiménez's entry into writing for young people
  came through an award-winning short story,
  “The Circuit,” based on his childhood.
• In 1997, Jiménez combined the story with others
  into the autobiographical volume The Circuit:
  Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, which
  won numerous awards, including the Americas
  Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature.
         Francisco Jimenez
• Since, he has written: La Mariposa,
  another autobiographical work that looks
  at the difficulties faced by a non-English-
  speaking child in an English-speaking
  classroom, The Christmas Gift/El regalo
  de Navidad, a bilingual illustrated book
  about the sources of humanity and
  strength that exist even in the face of
  poverty, and Breaking Through, his award-
  winning sequel to The Circuit.
Francisco Jimenez at 13.
            The Circuit - Summary

• The migrant farmworkers in The Circuit -
  and in real life - follow the circuit of crop
  harvests from region to region, season
  after season, seeking jobs as pickers.
  Through the eyes of author Francisco
  Jimenez, you will experience a child's
  perspective on migrant living. As you read
  the story and begin the activities, try to
  imagine how your life might change if your
  family followed "the circuit."
                   Lesson

• Where is Guadalajara, Mexico?
• Where is Mexicali, Mexico?


            Label your map using the
             information on the next
            screens and then glue the
            map into your comp. book.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Mexicali, Mexico


Guadalajara, Mexico
  1st   Reading – getting the gist
•1 st
    Chapter> Under the
 Wire pp. 1-8
• As readers, you need to be aware of what
  to do when encountering unknown or
  unfamiliar words or phrases, in the reading
  process.
• You need to have the ability to make
  deliberate attempts to figure out their
  meanings and draw a logical conclusion
  based on the logical reasoning of the
  explicit information in a text and
  background knowledge.
• What strategies can you use to do this?
         Try this Strategy:
1. Get the General Idea and Summarize
2. Look for All "Whats," "Wheres," and
"Whens,”
3. Identify the "Whos," and any Sequence
of Actions.
4. Answer “How” and “Why” Questions
1. What is the general idea of this paragraph?
                    2. What is the “where” in the paragraph? How do you know?
           3. What are the “whos” of this paragraph?
                             4. Why are they leaving? How are they leaving?
  • “La frontera is a word I often heard when I
    was a child living in El Rancho Blanco, a
    small village nestled on barren, dry hills
    several miles north of Guadalajara,
    Mexico. I heard it for the first time back in
    the late 1940’s when Papa and Mama told
    me and Roberto, my older brother, that
    someday we would take a long trip north,
    cross la frontera, enter California, and
    leave our poverty behind.”
• So, what is “la frontera”?
• What is “El Rancho Blanco?”
2nd   Reading– understanding the content
•1 st
    Chapter> Under the
 Wire pp. 1-8
              Lesson - Vocabulary

•   La Frontera
•   Water Well
•   Gray Wire Barricade
•   Tent Labor Camp
•   Foreman
              Lesson - Vocabulary

• La Frontera - border
• Water Well - …. well, a well with water in it
• Gray Wire Barricade – fence most likely
  made of barbed-wire
• Tent Labor Camp – A camp where farm
  workers stay until the job is complete, then
  they move on and set-up a new camp at a
  new job
• Foreman – the supervisor in charge
                  Timeline
• Create a timeline of the chapter in your
  notebook. Include 3-5 of the most
  important events from this chapter in your
  timeline.
                  Timeline
• Students might mention in their timeline:
  – After supper when Papa announced they
    would cross La frontera to California.
  – The train ride from Guadalajara, Mexico to
    Mexicali.
  – The night going under the fence and the ride
    to the tent labor camp.
  – The Noon Train. When the conductor dropped
    the bag of fruit and candy to Roberto and
    Francisco.
              Post-Reading Questions

Brainstorm a small list of ideas you have
  from these questions:
•   What do you remember from your early years?
•   Have you heard stories from when you were a
    baby?
•   Did you ever travel from one city to another, or
    have you remained in the same city all your
    life?
•   If you did move, what do you remember most
    from the experience?
              Autobiographical Write #1
•      Francisco was four years-old at the time of this event.
    What do you recall from that age? Everybody has a
    beginning; a time when they have vivid memories or
    feelings. What is your beginning?
•      Write a couple paragraph of where you were
    born and what you remember from that time. If
    you don’t remember anything, use details from what
    you have learned from family or friends to share
    your beginnings like Mr. Jimenez did from Under
    the Wire.
•   OR
•      Choose ONE thing from your brainstormed list,
    focus on just that one thing and write a couple
    paragraphs about it. Try to describe what that
    was like, how it felt, what you
    heard/saw/smelled/tasted, etc..
              Autobiographical Write #1        ®




•       Francisco was four years-old at the time of this
    event. What do you recall from that age? Everybody
    has a beginning; a time when they have vivid memories
    or feelings. What is your beginning? Write one
    paragraphs about something you remember from very
    early. Try to describe it with a lot of detail, especially
    how it felt or what people said about it to you.
•   OR
•      Choose ONE thing from your brainstormed list,
    focus on just that one thing and write one or two
    paragraphs about it. Try to describe what that
    was like, how it felt, what you
    heard/saw/smelled/tasted, etc..
             Learning Targets

      I explain how to use
• Writing:

  quotations (citations) and
  textual evidence to support
  my claim.
                                      You need

         SUTW Paragraphs                a full
                                      page for
                                        this!



• Make the following 2-column notes chart in
  your comp. book >>>>
Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG)



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Conclusion:
            Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced

Thesis Statement: (make one now using the details
above in any order)

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Conclusion:
                   Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced (in chapter 1)


Thesis Statement: There were many obstacles
Francisco Jimenez’s family faced in “Under the Wire,”
a chapter from the autobiography, The Circuit.

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Conclusion:
                                                   Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced (in chapter 1)

Thesis Statement: There were many obstacles Francisco Jimenez’s family faced in “Under the Wire,” a chapter from the
autobiography, The Circuit.




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without getting caught.
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Conclusion:
A Quick Look at Quotations
                                                   Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced (in chapter 1)

Thesis Statement: There were many obstacles Francisco Jimenez’s family faced in “Under the Wire,” a chapter from the
autobiography, The Circuit.




RFD Crossing the border                                           Quote (identify a quote from
without getting caught.                                           chapter 1 that would fit)



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Conclusion:
                                                      Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced (in chapter 1)
Thesis Statement: There were many obstacles Francisco Jimenez’s family faced in “Under the Wire,” a chapter from the autobiography,
The Circuit.


RFD Crossing the border                                         Quote: “Papa called them la
without getting caught.                                         migra, and explained that we
                                                                had to cross the fence to the
                                                                other side without being seen
                                                                by them” (Jimenez 4).

                                                                Explanation: (complete your
                                                                explanation sentence now)
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                                                                Explanation
                                                                (honors)
Conclusion:
                                                      Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced (in chapter 1)
Thesis Statement: There were many obstacles Francisco Jimenez’s family faced in “Under the Wire,” a chapter from the autobiography,
The Circuit.


RFD Crossing the border                                         Quote: “Papa called them la
without getting caught.                                         migra, and explained that we
                                                                had to cross the fence to the
                                                                other side without being seen
                                                                by them” (Jimenez 4).

                                                                Explanation: La Migra are the
                                                                border guards who make sure
                                                                no one crosses the border
                                                                illegally, the way Francisco’s
                                                                family wanted to.
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                                                                Explanation
                                                                (honors)
Conclusion:
                                                      Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced (in chapter 1)
Thesis Statement: There were many obstacles Francisco Jimenez’s family faced in “Under the Wire,” a chapter from the autobiography,
The Circuit.


RFD Crossing the border                                         Quote: “Papa called them la
without getting caught.                                         migra, and explained that we
                                                                had to cross the fence to the
                                                                other side without being seen
                                                                by them” (Jimenez 4).

                                                                Explanation: La Migra are the
                                                                border guards who make sure
                                                                no one crosses the border
                                                                illegally, the way Francisco’s
                                                                family wanted to.
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                                                                Explanation
RFD (honors)                                                    Quote
                                                                Explanation
                                                                (honors)
Conclusion:
                                                                Complete the
                                                      Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG) :
T – “Under the Wire” from the book The Circuit
A – Francisco Jimenez                                           rest of your 2-
G – autobiography
Topic - The obstacles the family faced (in chapter 1)           column notes
Thesis Statement: There were many obstacles Francisco Jimenez’s family faced in “Under the Wire,” a chapter from the autobiography,
The Circuit.
                                                                     now.
RFD Crossing the border without getting caught.                 Quote: “Papa called them la migra, and explained that we had to cross the fence to
                                                                the other side without being seen by them” (Jimenez 4).

                                                                Explanation: La Migra are the border guards who make sure no one crosses the
                                                                border illegally, the way Francisco’s family wanted to.




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Conclusion:
                                                           On a

                   SUTW Paragraph                        Separate
                                                         sheet of
                                                          paper



  • Use the parts of your 2-column notes to
    make a complete SUTW paragraph.
  • Highlight the paragraph properly.
                                                     Sentence 1
  Sentence 2     Topic/Thesis: (Include TAG)
                 RFD            Quote          Sentences 3-4
    Sentence 5                  Explanation
                                                 Sentences 6-7
                 RFD            Quote
Sentence 8 (honors)             Explanation
                                                 Sentences 9-10
                 RFD (honors)   Quote               (honors)
                                Explanation
                                (honors)
                                                   Sentence 8
                 Conclusion:                   Sentence 11(honors)
Day 2
                     Entry Task
• Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not
  okay, it’s not the end.
           » ~ Anonymous
• Read the quote above. Think of a
  time in your life when everything
  seemed to go wrong. Did it turn
  out okay in the end? What
  happened?
             Learning Targets

• Reading:I analyze Francisco’s
 first experiences in the United
 States.
      1 st   Read – Get the gist
• Soledad p. 9-13
               Background Info.
• Where is Mexicali, Mexico?
• Where is Guadalupe, CA?
• How far is it from the southern border of
  California to Guadalupe, CA?
• Where is Santa Maria, CA? How far is it
  from Guadalupe, CA?

                Label your map using the
                 information on the next
                screens and then glue the
                map into your comp. book.
              Santa
Guadalupe,
             Maria, CA
   CA

                         Mexicali,
                         Mexico
              Background Info.

• Where is Mexicali, Mexico?
• Where is Guadalupe, CA?
• How far is it from the southern border of
  California to Guadalupe, CA? (400 miles)
• Where is Santa Maria, CA? How far is it
  from Guadalupe, CA? (8 miles)
                Background Info.

• What is the life cycle for a caterpillar?
• Review the Timeline
                  Vocabulary

•   Cotton Sack
•   Cotton Boll
•   Anxious
•   Furrows
                    Vocabulary

• Cotton Sack – the sack used to collect cotton
  when harvesting. (see images)

• Cotton Boll (see images)

• Anxious – feeling nervous

• Furrows – a groove or trench (in a plowed field);
  a wrinkle on a forehead
    2 nd   Read – Comprehension
• Soledad p. 9-13
• “Si, Papa,” I answered timidly. I was hurt
  and confused. Seeking comfort, I walked
  over to Roberto and whispered,
  “Someday, I will get to pick cotton with
  you, Papa, and Mama. then I won’t be left
  alone.” Roberto put his arm around me
  and nodded his head.
                  Timeline
• Create a timeline of Soledad in your
  notebook. Include 3-5 of the most
  important events from in your timeline.
                        Timeline
Students might mention
• Papa, Mama, and Roberto went into the fields, leaving
  Francisco to watch his brother Trampita.
• At lunch, Papa wanted to eat quickly; while Roberto and
  Francisco
• wanted lunch to last longer.
• Francisco picking cotton in the fields for the first time.
• When Papa, Mama, and Roberto came back from the
  fields.
               Journaling
• Responsibility is the active side of
  morality: Doing what I should do, doing
  what I say I will do, doing what is best for
  everybody; especially doing the one thing I
  should be doing right now.
• Given the above definition/description of
  responsibility, was Francisco doing what
  he should have been doing on page 11?
  JUSTIFY

								
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