Barrio Boy

Report
Barrio Boy
Week 8
October 24th, 2013
Background & Vocabulary
The plan….
• Objectives
• Review
– Literature Booklet pages 4 and 5
• Meet the Author
– Read about Ernesto Galarza (page 69 and internet
resources)
• Background Information
• Homework
– Pre-read Barrio Boy
• Vocabulary
– Fill in the vocabulary journals for Barrio Boy
Objectives
• Students will analyze and respond to the
author’s purpose in prose
• Students will read, comprehend, and
analyze short stories
– Focusing on nonfiction and fiction
• Students will practice using context clues
while developing vocabulary
Review
• Literature booklets
– Pages 4 and 5
– Complete together
Barrio Boy
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condition n. p 76
foreign adj. p 74
instructions n. p 76
miserable adj. p 75
native adj. p 74
progress n. p 73
secure adj. p 72
various adj. p 76
reassuring adj. p 70
contraption n. p 70
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absolutely adv. p 78
frequently adv. p 73
importance n. p 78
influenza n. p 76
menace n. p 71
overcome v. p 73
similar adj. p 73
unnecessary adj. p 73
formidable adj. p 71
barrio n. p 70
Meet
the
Author
Literature
Books page 69
Ernesto Galarza
(1905-1984)
Ernesto Galarza was born in the town of
Jalcocotan, an Indian village in western
Mexico's Sierra Madres. When he was seven
years old, Ernesto Galarza moved from Mexico
to California. There, his family harvested crops
in the fields of Sacramento and struggled to
make ends meet.
Galarza learned English quickly and won
a scholarship for college. After earning his
bachelor's degree he received his master's degree
from Stanford and his doctorate from Columbia.
Jalcocotan, Mexico
Sierra Madres
Migrant Workers
Ernesto Galarza
(1905-1984)
He eventually became a master teacher and
writer. Barrio Boy (1971), his most successful book,
tells the story of his childhood in California. Because
of his background, he became an influential union
leader who fought tirelessly for the rights of
American and Mexican farm workers.
From 1936 to 1947, Galarza served as chief of
the Division of Labor and Social Information for the
Pan-American Union, dealing with education and
labor in Latin America. When he returned to
California, he worked to gain rights for farm workers.
Background
Information
What is a Barrio?
• A barrio is a part of a town or city
where most of the people are Hispanic
• May be a poor
area comprised
mostly of
Hispanic
inhabitants
What is prose?
• Prose is the ordinary form of written
language.
• Most writing that is not poetry, drama, or
song is considered prose.
• Prose is one of the genres, or forms, of
literature and occurs both in fiction and
nonfiction.
Literary Terms
• Narrator - a person who tells the story
• Characters - the people living the story
• Dialogue - the conversations that the
characters have
• Events - make up the action in the story
Homework
• Literature books
– Pre-read Barrio Boy
– Look for vocabulary words
Vocabulary
You will need your:
Vocabulary Journals
pen or pencil
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
condition
Barrio Boy
the physical or mental state of a person
or animal
After years of working hard in the fields, his
condition was not good.
Health, shape, order, repair
Noun
Draw a picture
Disorder, disrepair
Condition
Condition
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
foreign
Barrio Boy
Having to do with or coming from
another place
Chamchi kimchi jjigae is a foreign soup from
Korea.
Alien, nonnative
adjective
Draw a picture
Native, domestic
Foreignness
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
instructions
Barrio Boy
Directions for how to do something
The instructions explained how to build a car.
directions
Noun
Disorder, disrepair
Instruct
Instructional
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
miserable
Barrio Boy
Causing great discomfort or unhappiness
Being sick makes me feel miserable.
Wretched, distressed
adjective
Draw a picture
happy
miserableness
miserably
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
native
Barrio Boy
Belonging to a person because of the
place where he or she was born
English is Becca Teacher’s native language
Domestic, innate
adjective
Acquired, alien
nativeness
natively
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
progress
Barrio Boy
An improvement
Sara’s higher scores show she has made great
progress.
Advance, improvement
Noun
Draw a picture
regression
progress
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
secure
Barrio Boy
Feeling safe and sure
The neighborhood is safe so I feel secure.
Protected, safe
adjective
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unsafe
secure
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
various
Barrio Boy
different
We looked at the various desserts and couldn’t
decide between the apple pie and cheesecake.
Different, diverse
Identical, same, uniform
adjective
variously
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
reassuring
Barrio Boy
Having the effect of restoring confidence
The sound of applause was reassuring to the
nervous performer
Encourage, hearten
adjective
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reassurance
reassure
reassuringly
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
contraption
Barrio Boy
Device or machine regarded as strange
It’s not safe to drive that rickety contraption.
Gadget, device
Noun
contraptious
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
absolutely
Barrio Boy
Completely; totally without limit
I have no doubt; I absolutely aced the test.
Totally, unquestionably
adverb
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Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
frequently
Barrio Boy
Commonly; happening often
He goes to the gym frequently, so he is very
strong.
often
adverb
Rarely, never
Frequent
frequent
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
importance
Barrio Boy
Something of high value or interest
We recognize the importance of eating
healthily.
significance
Noun
Draw a picture
Insignificance
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
influenza
Barrio Boy
An illness with sneezing, coughing, fever
and muscle aches
After being outside in the cold weather she had
influenza.
Noun
influenzal
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
menace
Barrio Boy
A threat or danger
Pollution is a menace to our environment
because it can cause a great deal of damage.
Health, shape, order, repair
Noun
Disorder, disrepair
Menace
menacingly
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
overcome
Barrio Boy
To defeat
The team fought hard to overcome the
competition and win the game.
Vanquish, defeat
Verb
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Lose
Condition
Condition
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
Similar
Barrio Boy
Alike or the same type
The twins, Anthony and William, looked
similar.
Health, shape, order, repair
Disorder, disrepair
adjective
similarly
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
unnecessary
Barrio Boy
Not needed
An umbrella is unnecessary on a sunny day
unessential
adjective
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Essential, necessary
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
formidable
Barrio Boy
impressive
The amount of vacation homework was
formidable.
Dreadful, threatening
pleasant
adjective
formidably
Draw a picture
Vocabulary Journals
October 22nd, 2013
barrio
Barrio Boy
Part of a town or city where most of the
people are Hispanic.
Juan and his family live in the barrio of Los
Angeles.
Noun
Draw a picture
Condition
Condition

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