English 10: Day 35

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1st Objective of the Day:
• Given the notes on theme,
students will read “Catch the
Moon” in the text book or
interactive readers and identify
the story’s theme by using the
given guidelines with 100%
accuracy.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
Let’s review before finding the theme…
1. Why is Luis working for his father?
2. Who are the Tiburones, and what does their
name mean?
3. What “treasure hunt” does Luis go on late
one night?
4. Find the passage that explains the story’s
title.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
5. What is Luis’ attitude at the beginning of the
story toward his job and how does it change?
a. Luis loves working at the junkyard at the beginning
but hates it because he fights with his father all the
time.
b. Luis hates working for his father and makes fun of
the business, but after his “treasure hunt,” he
appreciates his father’s work more.
c. Luis doesn’t like working at the junkyard but he
starts to like it because he starts dating Naomi.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
6. What role does Naomi play in the story?
a. Naomi’s appearance triggers Luis’ good side and
makes him confront his mother’s death.
b. Naomi starts dating Luis and helps him heal the
pain over his overbearing father and dead
mother.
c. Naomi is mean to Luis for not finding her
hubcap in time.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
7. Besides Naomi’s beauty, why else is Luis
attracted to her?
a. Luis is also attracted to her because of her
kindness, compassion, and poise.
b. Luis is also attracted to her because of her
energy, smiles, and laughter.
c. Luis is also attracted to her because of her
shyness, smiles, and love for him.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
8. Even though Luis’ mother is dead, she plays an
important role in the story. How does she
continue to influence Luis and his father?
a. Luis acts out because he doesn’t know how to grieve
the loss and this makes him fight with his father, who
grieves by keeping this wife’s things.
b. Luis acts like the adult of the family and has to take
care of his father who is not taking the loss of his wife
well.
c. Luis believes that his mother sent Naomi to him to help
him get over the loss and the father cannot get over his
loss.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
9. Why do you think Luis is able to cry “a flood
of tears” when he does?
a. Luis cries because he’s angry with is father and
just wants to run away.
b. Luis cries because Naomi broke his heart by
rejecting him.
c. Luis cries because of the strong emotions stirred
by his memory of his mother.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
10.How does Luis’ relationship with his father
change in the story?
a. It goes from resentment to appreciation.
b. It goes from hate to even more hate.
c. It goes from disgust to dislike.
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
On to finding the theme…
1. How does the main character change?
2. How is the conflict resolved?
3. What does the title suggest?
4. What, in general, does the story reveal about
life or people?
And finally….
Given the notes on theme, students will read “Catch the Moon”
in the text book or interactive readers and identify the story’s
theme by using the given guidelines with 100% accuracy.
5. What’s the theme?
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everyone should work hard
you cannot escape your past problems
we all have one true love
involvement in life can ease painful losses
2nd Objective of the Day:
• Given 2 days and all the notes on
grammar the past 2 weeks, students
will complete the Chapter Review B,
D, and F, even numbers only to
demonstrate level of knowledge in
the material before taking their test
on Friday.

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