1. Vocabulary Warm Up - Words in Context
2. Analyzing Quotes
3. Making Connections
Analyzing a Quote - in your notebook
2. Paraphrase the quote: Put the quote into your own words.
3. Write 6-8 lines explaining the meaning or message of the quote. (What lesson can we learn from this quote? How can we apply the quote to our own lives? Can you think of any real life examples of where we might apply this quote?)
Making Connections - in your notebook
Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman
A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs in the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he can with back Lateesha’s heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgil’s dad, who sees a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even Maricela, sixteen and pregnant, wishing she were dead.
Thirteen very different voices—old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful—tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood.
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