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					 Beware of the Dog
Wounded And Trapped
      Roald Dahl
                        Objectives




• To analyze text in order to make inferences.
• To analyze the way a work of literature relates to the themes and
  issues of its historical period
• To compare and contrast a news story and a fictional account.
  Announcement!

There are no VC classes scheduled:
      4/1/10, 4/2/10 & 4/5/10!
            Anticipatory Set
• In a moment, a game will open that will
  test your understanding of the story
  ―Beware of the Dog‖ to see how well you
  paid attention to details.
• If the site doesn’t open for you, here is it
  is: http://www.quia.com/ba/166225.html
                                            Aces High

 There goes the siren that warns of the air raid   Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
 Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak     Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
 Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne    Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
 Got to get up for the coming attack.              Move to their blindsides and firing again

 Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines      Bandits at 8 o'clock move in behind us
 Remove all the wheel blocks                       Ten ME - 109's out of the sun
 there's no time to waste                          Ascending and turning out spitfires to face them
 Gathering speed as we heed down the runway        Heading straight for them I press my guns.
 Gotta get airborne before it's too late
                                                   Rolling, turning, diving
 Running, scrambling, flying                       Rolling, turning, diving, goin' again
 Rolling, turning, diving, going in again          Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
 Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die          Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high.
 Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high

                                                          Iron Maiden



Explain in a note how this song relates
to the topic of today’s lesson.
                  About the Author
Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
In his fiction, Dahl was able to
   capture the life of flying because
   he had been a fighter pilot in
   World War II. He had even lived
   through a plane crash and other
   injuries. He eventually put his
   military adventures into writing.
   At first, Dahl mostly wrote for
   adults, but later wrote children’s
   stories after his own were born.
   He is most famous for writing
   Charlie and the Chocolate
   Factory.
Website:
http://www.roalddahl.com/
                Summarize
• How it begins: When
  the story begins, what
  is going on with the
  pilot?
Making Inferences
          One way a writer
           develops a character
           is to show the
           character’s thoughts
           and actions. What
           inferences can you
           make about the pilot’s
           character from what
           he is imagining about
           his actions after his
           landing?
Figurative Language: How Closely
   Did You Pay Attention????
What did the pilot compare his injury to???




                      =            ?
         Making Inferences

Given the way the pilot’s thoughts are
 wandering and rambling, what can you
 infer about his condition?
• The pilot bails out of
  the plane and falls in
  and out of
  consciousness.

• Where is the pilot
  when he finally
  (really) wakes up?

• What town did they
  tell him he landed in
  after bailing out?
           Foreshadowing!
• What does the pilot hear outside that
  makes him so uneasy?
            Making Inferences



When the nurse comes in to wash
the pilot, she comments that the
water is ―hard as nails‖. The pilot
revealed that he attended school
in Brighton. He begins to say, ―In
Brighton, the water isn’t…‖ and
stops. What do you think the
pilot was about to say?
        Hard vs. Soft Water
What is hard water?
What is soft water?

If you are not sure…
 Google it!
       Making Inferences
What fantastic and absurd idea has
occurred to the pilot and why doesn’t
he share it with the nurse?
          ―Garde Au Chien‖
Desperate to confirm whether he was right or
wrong about his suspicions, the pilot painfully
makes his way to a window. He looks out and
sees a small house, a field, and a sign with white
lettering. What makes the pilot conclude that
he is in France?
How it ends:

  The pilot remembers what the
    intelligence officer of his squadron
    told all of the pilots when they
    would leave on a mission. A man,
    supposedly an RAF officer, comes
    into the pilot’s room to get a
    combat report from him about how
    he was shot down and about his
    squadron.

   What response does the
   pilot give him and why?
                   Closure
Questions:
  Based on what you know about the historical
  setting and the author’s background, what can
  you infer about some of the issues that British
  soldiers may have had that are discussed in the
  story?
Theme: What theme(s) would apply to this story?
  In other words, what does Dahl want you to
  understand by telling this story?
This photo, provided by Richard Strasser, perhaps never before published, shows
 famed World War II war correspondent Ernie Pyle shortly after he was killed by a
  Japanese machine gun bullet on the island of Iwo Jima on April 18, 1945. Pyle,
   44, had just arrived in the Pacific after four years of writing his popular column
 from European battlefronts. The Army photographer, who crawled forward under
    fire to make this picture, later said it was withheld by military officials. An AP
survey of history museums and archives found only a few copies in existence, and
                            no trace of the original negative!
        Independent Practice
• Visit the discussion board and
  be sure you have completed all
  of the entries there.
  – The quarter ends March 30th!
• Study for the exam you will take
  on Friday—Part II Unit 2. It will
  cover all stories can concepts
  from pages 561-606.

				
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