A Long Walk to Water By Linda Sue Park

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A Long Walk to
Water
By Linda Sue Park
Agree or Disagree
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______1. Mankind is basically good.
______ 2. Government should solve its people’s problems.
______ 3. Force may be needed to get things done.
______ 4. Government’s most important job is to protect its people.
______ 5. A leader is born, not made.
______ 6. Man will behave badly without laws.
______ 7. A government’s job is to help its people when they can’t help themselves.
______ 8. Man must care for himself first before he can help others.
______ 9. When a government is corrupt, people must rebel.
______ 10. Government’s job is to make laws, & make people obey them.
______ 11. War is a necessary evil.
______ 12. The differences between right and wrong are very clear.
______ 13. Character is born of adversity.
______ 14. Without war there is no peace.
______ 15. All is fair in war.
______ 16. Water is our most precious resource.
______17. Hope is our most precious resource.
Nature vs. NURTURE
Where are we?
Creating a Reference Map
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Lab the countries of Africa.
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Highlight Sudan
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*You should notice something “wrong”
with your map
Building Background Knowledge
about Sudan
When did Sudan split into two
countries?
2. Why did Sudan split into two
countries?
¿Cuándo Sudán dividido en dos
países?
¿Por qué Sudán dividido en dos
países?
1.
Research Websites
Websites for Key Questions
 http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching+resourc
es/Key+Stage+3+resources/Africa+A+continent+of+co
ntrasts/Conflict+in+Sudan.htm
 http://www.unitedhumanrights.org/genocide/genocidein-sudan.htm
 https://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-factsabout-darfur
Websites for Self-Directed Research
 http://www.our-africa.org/sudan
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpsrv/world/interactives/sudan/
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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droned
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“The teacher droned on with a lesson
about the Arabic language.”
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v. to speak in a boring way, usually for a
long time
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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Dinka
“Salva spoke the
language of his
Dinka tribe at
home.”
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Chapter 1 –
Vocabulary
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Arabic
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“But in school he learned Arabic, the
official language of the Sudanese
government far away to the north.”
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N. the main language of North Africa and
the Middle East
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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guinea hen & grouse
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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aimless
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“… the boys’ aimless play halted and
there was suddenly a lot of work to do.”
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Not having a clear purpose or reason
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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Muslim – someone whose religion is Islam
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Islam – a religion started by Muhammad
and whose holy book is the Koran
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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dress
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“Others helped clean and dress the
animal.”
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v. to prepare for cooking
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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bush
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“Stay away from the villages - run into the
bush.”
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n. a large uncleared area thickly covered
with mixed plant growth, trees, etc., as a
jungle.
Chapter 1 - Vocabulary
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rebels
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“He knew the rebels from the southern
part of Sudan, where his family lived, were
fighting against the government, which
was based in the north.”
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someone who opposes or fights against
people in authority (people in control)
Text Comparison
Narrative 1(Orange)
Year
Location
Main “Character”
Setting
Description
Plot Summary
(What is
happening)
Narrative 2 (Black)
Text Comparison
Narrative 1(Orange)
Year
Location
2008
Main “Character”
Setting
Description
Plot Summary
(What is
happening)
Nya
Southern Sudan
Dusty, thorns, hot
Nya is carrying an empty
container.
It is going to take her
half of the morning to
reach her destination.
Narrative 2 (Black)
Text Comparison
Narrative 1(Orange)
Narrative 2 (Black)
Year
Location
2008
1985
Southern Sudan
Southern Sudan
Main “Character”
Setting
Description
Plot Summary
(What is
happening)
Nya
Dusty, thorns, hot
Nya is carrying an empty
container.
It is going to take her
half of the morning to
reach her destination.
Text Comparison
Year
Location
Main
“Character”
Narrative
1(Orange)
Narrative 2 (Black)
2008
1985
Southern Sudan
Southern Sudan
Nya
Salva
Setting Description Dusty, thorns, hot
Plot Summary
(What is
happening)
Nya is carrying an
empty container.
It is going to take
her half of the
morning to reach
her destination.
School
Salva is in school daydreaming.
Then gun shots are heard outside.
The teacher tells the students to
run into the bush (away from
home). The rebels are fighting
against the government because
they do not want to be forced to
practice the Islamic religion in
Southern Sudan.
Homework
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Brochure projects must be emailed to Ms.
Gelz by 9pm tonight.
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OR
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Print the project and bring it to class on
Tuesday.
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LAB 200 will be open after school today.
Chapter 1 Analysis & Reflection
1.
Describe Salva’s family and home life. In
what ways is his life SIMILAR and
DIFFERENT from your own?
2.
What are the issues for which the
rebels are fighting the government?
What does it mean for Sudan to
become Muslim?
3.
Why does the teacher urge them to
“run into the bush.”
Chapter 2 - Vocabulary
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Veered
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“Over-head, a jet plane veered away like a
sleek evil bird.”
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Verb - changed direction
Chapter 2 –
Vocabulary
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mortars
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“The village men were forced to carry
supplies: guns and mortars, shells, radio
equipment.”
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noun - a portable cannon used to fire
shells
Chapter 2 Analysis & Reflection
2008: Nya
1. Based on the text, predict what Nya is wearing.
(Her outfit) What clues from the text did you use?
1985: Salva
2. What three questions occupy Salva’s thoughts?
Attempt to answer Salva’s questions.
3. What do the rebels want from the villagers? (Why
do they separate them?)
4. Why does Salva consider himself a man? How do
the rebels respond to this?
5. Why might the other member of his tribe have left
Salva in the barn?
Southern Sudan – Dinka Tribe: 2013
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uu6tuwG5a8
What language is the
documentary subtitled in?
Why?
Homework
Turn in Project Rubric
 Finish Reading chapter 2
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Remember!
It is better to turn a
project in late than
to accept a zero.
Chapter 3 - Vocabulary
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Use Longman dictionary to look up the
following words from chapter 3:
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sludge
caw
gourd
haunches
artillery
As you read chapter 3, record the sentences
each vocabulary word is used in.
Chapter 3 - Vocabulary
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Use Longman dictionary to look up the
following words from chapter 3:
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sludge – mud, under water
caw – sounds made by a birds
gourd – vegetable that is often used as a container
haunches artillery - weapons
As you read chapter 3, record the sentences
each vocabulary word is used in.
Gathering Water
Chapter 3 Analysis and Reflection
1.
Describe the setting of the pond.
2.
What is the history between the Nuers
and the Dinka tribe?
Why is Salva insulted to be called an
orphan?
Why must the old woman move on?
Why can’t she take Salva along?
How do tribes tell themselves apart from
one another?
3.
4.
5.
6.
Homework
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Book club meeting & quiz tomorrow.
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Lab 200 will be open today after school and
tomorrow until 4pm.
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Passes are available on Ms. Gelz’s desk.
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Do you need to go to the lab to work
on your Competitive Sports Essay?
Parts of Speech
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http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/partsofspeech/preview.weml
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http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/parts-of-speech.html
Chapter 4 - Vocabulary
meal (page 20) NOUN
 terrain (page 22) NOUN
 hollow (page 23) ADJECTIVE
 abruptly (page 24) ADVERD
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Definition
&
Part of Speech
Sentence from Text
Word
Non-Example
Original Sentence
OR
Illustration
Chapter 4 Analysis
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Why doesn’t the new group want to take
Salva with them?
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Why do they end up taking him with?
Chapter 5
10-27-14
Objective: Students will use a table to
analyze the contrasting points of view
included in a text. (CCSS RL.7.6.)
Chapter 5 - Vocabulary
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gingerly
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“It was worth it, Salva thought as he
touched his eye gingerly.”
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(adverb) if you move gingerly, or touch
something gingerly, you do it in a slow
careful way, because you are afraid it will
be dangerous or painful
Chapter 5 - Vocabulary
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luscious
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“Nothing had ever tasted so good as those
pieces of honeycomb dripping with rich,
luscious gold sweetness.”
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(adjective) extremely good to eat or drink
Chapter 5 - Vocabulary
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strides
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“When they walked side by side, their
strides were exactly the same length.”
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(noun) the steps you make while you are
walking
Brainstorm
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Why might the author have chosen to
include two different story lines?
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Why would she select these two people?
Point of View
Nya
Salva
Year
Tribe
View on
Opposing
Tribe
Text
Evidence
(quote)
On page ____ the author
states, “
“
On page ____ the author states,
“
“
This demonstrates how…
This demonstrates how…
Point of View
Nya
Year
Tribe
View on
Opposing
Tribe
Text
Evidence
(quote)
Salva (page 16)
1985
Dinka
On page ____ the author
states, “
“
On page ____ the author states,
“
“
This demonstrates how…
This demonstrates how…
Point of View
Nya
Year
Tribe
View on
Opposing
Tribe
Text
Evidence
(quote)
Salva (page 16)
1985
Dinka
Dislikes the Nuers
Knows the tribes have always fought
over control of water.
On page ____ the author states,
“
“
This demonstrates how…
On page 16 when Salva meets the old
woman the text states, “he was glad
that she was not Nuer…no one was
sure where Nuer land ended and
Dinka land began, so each tribe lay
claim to the areas richest in water.“
This demonstrates how Salva feels
more comfortable with his own tribe
because he understands the negative
relationship the two tribes have
always had.
Point of View
Nya
Salva
Year
Tribe
2008
1985
Nuer
Dinka
View on
Opposing
Tribe
-Thinks the Dinka tribe is violent.
-Dislikes that the tribes fight.
-Understands that the Dinka tribe
prevents her from living by the
lake.`
Dislikes the Nuers
Text
Evidence
(quote)
On page 26 the author states,
Knows the tribes have always fought
over control of water.
On page 16 when Salva meets the old
“Nya’s family did not live woman the text states, “he was glad
that she was not Nuer…no one was
by the lake all year round sure where Nuer land ended and
because of the fighting.“
Dinka land began, so each tribe lay
This demonstrates how Nya would claim to the areas richest in water.“
dislike the Dinka tribe because
This demonstrates how Salva feels
they prevent her from living by the more comfortable with his own tribe
lake for 7 months of the year. This because he understands the negative
causes her to make that harsh
relationship the two tribes have
journey to the pond twice a day.
always had.
Dry Season – Digging for Water
Exit Slip
Now that you have analyzed some new
information and found some text evidence,
consider these questions again…
1. Why might the author have chosen to
include two different story lines?
2. Why would she select these two people?
Chapter 6
“A cold fist seemed to
grip Salva’s heart.”
Chapter 6
What factors allow Nya and
Salva to survive in their
challenging environments?
Life Threatening
Challenges
Survival Factors (Things
that KEEP them alive)
Dirty water
Boil the water
Rebels/war
They run into the bush
Animals – bee stings, lions
Stay as a group
Dehydration
Find water
Starving to death
find food
Fighting to death
Weapons /rifle
Dinka/Nuer fighting
Depression
Finding his uncle
cramps, stomachache, diarrhea
Killing the topi
Vomiting after eating
Building a boat
Heat Exhaustion
Illness
Lack of transportation to get to a
clininc
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Life Threatening
Challenges
Survival Factors (Things
that KEEP them alive)
Wild animals
Finding food/honey, fruits
,fish,birds,antelope
Conflict with another tribe
Dig for Water
Tribes (nuers, atuot)
301
Life Threatening
Challenges
Survival Factors (Things
that KEEP them alive)
Survival Factors
Text Evidence
Quote
Page #
Chapter
Explanation
Put the quote in context: to which
event in the story does this connect?
“His belly was a
rounded lump stuffed
full of honey and
beeswax.”
Page 28
Chapter 5
The quote comes from when Buksa leads the
group to a bee hive. They are close to
starving on their journey so the honey is a
welcome treat even though it comes with the
threat of bee stings.
Chapter 6 - Vocabulary
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makeshift - made to be used for a short
time only when nothing better is available:
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solemn - very serious and not happy
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topi – medium sized
antalope
Vocabulary Quiz Today
1.
Place your book club packet on the
front table.
2.
Clear your desk while we review for the
quiz.
3.
Move into testing formation.
When you are finished with your quiz…
1.
2.
Turn the quiz in on the front table.
Finish reading to the end of chapter 8.
3.
Select 2 unknown words from chapter 7 and 8
and look up the definitions.
(You should have 4 words total.)
4.
Chapter 8 Response:
-What do the fishermen know about the night
that the travelers do not? How are they affected?
-Of all the elements Salva has faced, which do you
think is the worst? How could the Akobo Desert
that lies ahead be the worst?
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http://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/
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