Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bamboo Grove_Literature Connections 7_”Please Don’t Leave”

Read “Please Don’t Leave” and do the following writing prompt. Imagine that the speaker and his or her beloved meet again after a long separation. Write a diary entry expressing the speaker’s feelings at the moment of reunion. Put your … Continue reading

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Bamboo Grove_Literature Connections 6_”The Key”

Read “The Key” and do the following writing prompt. The first narrator wants to tell his own story about a past regret. Write a brief personal narrative, telling why the narrator, like the shy man, still caries a key in … Continue reading

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Bamboo Grove_Literature Connections 5_”Generations”

Read “Generations” and do the following writing prompt. “Generations” is built of similes, or comparisons conveyed by means of the word like or as. “Your voice is like leaves” (line 7) is an example. Write two similes to compare two … Continue reading

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Bamboo Grove_Literature Connections 4_”The First Day of War”

Read “The First Day of War” and do the following writing prompt. Write a character sketch of Maia from six-year-old Krzys’s viewpoint. Put your character sketch in the comment section.

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Bamboo Grove_Literature Connections 3_”Refugee Mother and Child”

Read “Refugee Mother and Child” and do the following writing prompt. Think of small, everyday actions that express caring in your family. Write a poem about one of these actions. Choose words and images that show the feelings Put your … Continue reading

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Bamboo Grove_Literature Connections 2_”Endless Steppe”

Read “The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia,” and respond to the following prompt. The Rudomins’ discussion before Vanya’s arrival and their responses to him reveal much about the family’s relationships and values. Script this portion of the selection as … Continue reading

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Bamboo Grove_ Literature Connections 1_”Old Man”

Read “Old Man at the Bridge” and do the following writing prompt. A roving reporter asks you, “Under what conditions , if any, is war worth the suffering it brings?” Write a brief statement of opinion, explaining your views. Put … Continue reading

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