Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ELEANOR COERR Warm-up: FOUND POETRY Write a poem about Sadako using the author’s words instead of your own. 1. Reread parts of the story that talk about Sadako. 2. Then select ten words or phrases that describe Sadako that you think are important. 3. Rewrite the words as a poem. Take them STRAIGHT FROM THE TEXT. 4. Your poem should describe Sadako or reflect her thoughts, feelings or actions. 5. Your poem does not have to rhyme. 6. Use ONLY words and phrases that you find in the book. Sadako Found Poetry By Mrs. Carpenter Sadako a real little girl who lived in Japan born to be a runner a runner before she walked brown highlights in her dark hair looked at the ceiling wondered if her grandmother’s spirit was floating somewhere above the altar in Hiroshima when the United States Air Force dropped a bomb her courage made Sadako a heroine Quick-write warm-up: What is luck? Do you believe in good luck and bad luck? Explain your answer. If you believe in luck, do you believe that things bring good luck? If so, which things? Cultural Bad Luck Lebanon: People believe that if you look an owl in the eye, you will have bad luck for one year. Serbia: If an owl is hooting near your house, it means you have done something bad, and it will bring your family bad luck. Serbia/Peru: If a birds poops on your head, you will have bad luck. Mexico: If you have a bad dream, but you tell someone about the dream, then it will not come true. Cultural Bad Luck United States: Some people believe that if you carry a rabbit’s foot in your pocket, it will bring you good luck. United States: If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck. Quick-write warm-up Do you think people should be allowed to make or use bombs? Why or why not? Explain. Use all the words below in a short story: Japan bomb Hiroshima heroine quilts peace whirlwind carnival altar spirits Warm-up Write about a time that someone you loved got sick. How did it effect their life? How did it effect your life? Did he or she get better or not? How did you feel about their being sick? Chapter One KEY TERMS Sadako A thousand paper cranes Japan Hiroshima United States Air Force atom bomb WWII /World War II radiation courage heroine A female hero A dangerous illegal drug Highly addictive Injected with a needle good luck signs Lucky rabbit’s foot good luck signs Four leaf clover good luck signs Lucky horse shoe highlights bed quilts A blanket, usually sewn by hand, and made with small pieces of fabric. lazy lazy yawn yawn closet carnival radishes stern look memorial memorial memorial Memorial Day A day to remember and show respect for soldiers who died in war spirit spirit altar floating ancestors barbershop A place where men get a haircut or shave barbershop A place where men get a haircut or shave leukemia poison dragon fireworks fireworks cotton candy A treat usually eaten at fairs or carnivals red bows braids tatami mats fuzzy spider ceiling Pretest 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.