Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Who's Rose Blanche? What is the Keeping Quilt? WTR?

Tonight you'll get an opportunity to learn how historical fiction can draw you back to that time and make you feel as if you too, lived in these far away places. I want you to get swept away into another time and place.

Directions

A. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=cQVgniMcuoE&nomobile=1  Pay attention to the setting.
  • What do you notice about the setting in the audio story?
  • What kind of place is this?
  • What does it feel like?
  • Who is the protagonist?
  • Who or What is the antagonist?
  • How do you know that trouble is coming? Cite from the story. 
  • How does the setting change?  Use specific words from the story. 
  • What is the theme of the story?

  • What do you notice about the setting in the audio story?
  • What kind of place is this?
  • What does it feel like?
  • Who is the protagonist?
  • Who or What is the antagonist?
  • What does the quilt truly represent?
  • Is there a turning point in the story?  Cite from the story. 
  • What is the theme of the story?
C. Walk Through Revolution
  • What did you think about today's experience?
  • What were some highs and lows?

30 comments:

  1. B
    1. I Notice when he is reading he reads like he was the person talking in the story
    2. This is a little village I think
    3. It feels happy because the whole family cared for each other because they passed the the quilt down and wouldn't stop
    4. I think the protagonist is they girl that was the one who was the mom of the little baby
    5. I think it was the Grandma
    6. I think it represents the love that the family shares for each other
    7. I don't think there is
    8. I think the theme is caring and the love they showed for each other
    W.R.
    1. I think that it was really enjoyable and I also loved all the yelling
    2. I think a high was coming in 2nd and a low was coming in 2nd too.

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    1. I agree. You can think of second place in to ways, 2nd best or 2nd worst.

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  2. a)
    What do you notice about the setting in the audio story? It is very dark and rustic, as if the author purposefully put the story in a dreary environment.
    What kind of place is this? The setting is very dark, dreary, and dirty. It is probably a sad and boring place.
    What does it feel like? It feels sad and boring, as I said earlier.
    Who is the protagonist? Rose Blanche, I think, but it mostly says I, so the narrator.
    Who or What is the antagonist? The Nazi's and the Concentration Camps are the enemies.
    How do you know that trouble is coming? Cite from the story. "There were some children standing still. They looked hungry." At this point, you know that they are prisoners.
    How does the setting change? Use specific words from the story. "The clouds were gray. Everything was frozen." This shows that not only she is in a forest, the weather is worsening.
    What is the theme of the story? Gratitude and kindness are some themes of this story.
    b)

    What do you notice about the setting in the audio story? It seems more cheery than Rose Blanch. It seems like a pleasant, peaceful version of New York.
    What kind of place is this? It is a smaller version of New York. It is very peaceful and rustic.
    What does it feel like? it feels pleasant and happy.
    Who is the protagonist? The protagonist is Patricia.
    Who or What is the antagonist? The antagonist is New York in a way, but mostly homesickness.
    What does the quilt truly represent? It represents their home, their friendships, and their family.
    Is there a turning point in the story? Cite from the story. "They celebrated together, but they still did not dance." This is introducing a problem. They aren't coming together as a family and aren't enjoying their lives.
    What is the theme of the story? The themes are family and thankfulness.
    C. Walk Through Revolution
    What did you think about today's experience? I thought that it was a really well made program in the sense of how much competition and learning was tied into it.
    What were some highs and lows? I loved the game at the end!!!! I can't find any lows though.

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    1. It looks like you put a lot of effort into this writing piece!

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    2. There is lots of description, and thought, and looks like you looked careful in each scene, of the videos.

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    3. I liked how you took the time to think about your post!

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  3. A.
    A1. It is very dark, and there are Nazi trucks coming down the streets, and it also looks very dirty.
    A2. This is a place almost like a battle track with trucks coming down going off to battle, and Nazi soldiers in them.
    A3. It feels very sad, and it also feels almost smoggy, and it looks like people aren't so happy.
    A4. The protagonist would be Rose Blanche because she is the main character, and she helps out the slave.
    A5. The protagonist would be the Nazi's because they have the slaves kept at the Concentration camps, so they are the enemy.
    A6. "My mother says be careful on the streets because the trucks won't stop for anyone".
    A7. The setting changes because it became from being smoggy, dirty, to very happy and fun.
    A8. The theme is hope, and helping other people, because good things will happen in the end.
    Walk Through Revolution:
    C1. Todays experience was great, super fun, and awesome, don't forget weird, because the lady knew everything, she made it so fun, and she helped us out on the cards.
    C2. Some highs were that my team won, and that I think I did a good job on my cards. The lows would be forgetting the lines on the battle scene. But, it was overall, totally weird!!!! *.*

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    1. I really like how descriptive you were with your sentences! Nice Work! *.*
      (This goes for Part B too!)

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    2. I agree that the Nazi's are the enemy. Your response was really detailed!!

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  4. 1st Story
    #1. I think the the Setting took place long time ago when there where a lot of unfair Laws and lots of wars.
    #2. To be honest, I don't know where the story took place but I do know it was a small town or village.
    #3. I think the place used to be sunny and happy, until the soldiers come, then it was all shadowy and dark.
    #4. The Protagonist is Rose Blanche because she was the one who was in the story most of the time in the book.
    #5. I think it's the Nazi's and the Mayor because they were the ones who were keeping the kids locked up, and the mayor stopped a child from being free.
    #6. There is soldiers everywhere in the village and the "evil mayor" is not putting a stop to it, he approved to it!
    #7. I THINK that the village used to be sunny and happy but then It was dark and gloomy when the Nazi's came.
    #8. To have lots of empathy toward other people, like what Rose Blanche had to the boys behind the fence.

    2nd Story
    #1. It seemed more happy and more peaceful than the previous story because nothing bad happened besides the fact that one of the characters dies.
    #2. It is not Russia because she moved from Russia, it seems to look a lot like Mexico but it can't be Mexico either because they talk english there so I leave it blank.
    #3. It feels like a very sunny place similar to Sunnyvale!
    #4. The protagonist is Patricia.
    #5. I agree with Double G, she said that the antagonist was Homesick, I thought that was a very creative was to describe the antagonist.
    #6. Their home in the place that they used to live in.
    #7. The family generation that passed on year after year after year.

    Walkthrough Revolution
    #1. I think it was a great and fun head start to our Social Studies coming up lesson.
    #2. I think the best part was having the points earned for each team really put thinking into each others minds!

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    1. I like how you were so spesific

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    2. You're response was really detailed and well thought. I also agree that the theme is family.

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    3. Yeah, the soldiers put a really bad vibe on the town. Nice work FiFi!!!

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  5. Whoops, forgot the other part.
    B.
    B1. I notice that there is lots of people, and that Anna was still trying to get used to New York.
    B2. It seems like a happy place, and the story immediately starts out as a very happy place, unlike Rose Blanche.
    B3. It was a more relaxed, but still crowded New York. It seemed like there wasn't so much chaos like present day New York.
    B4. The protagonist is Great Grandma Anna, because she started the long line of holding the baby in the quilt.
    B5. The Antagonist would be Patricia because she ended the story, and was the author of the whole thing.
    B6. The quilt represents family, and home, and remembering truly who you are as a person.
    B7. "My mother told me who's sleeve made the horse, who's apron made the chicken, who's dress made the flowers, and who's babushka went around the edges". They are talking about the quilt and telling stories about it.
    B8. The theme is tradition, because everyone in the family used it, and told stories about it.

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  6. 1st Story
    I noticed that the setting was dark and rustic
    it is very dark dreary and dirty place
    it felt happy and sunny until the soldiers came
    Rose blanch
    Nazi/concentration Camp
    Children Standing still looking hungry
    The clouds were gray
    The ground was frozen
    Gratitude and kindness

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    1. I agree that gratitude and kindness are major themes in the story.

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  7. 1A. The setting in the story is very dull and dark. Only in the end, it is colorful. Also, the setting probably took place a very long time ago.
    1B. Like Fifi said, it is pretty hard to tell where it took place and if it was in a city or a small town.
    1C. The story feels tragic and boring.
    1D. The protagonist is the narrator and Rose Blanche.
    1E. The antagonists are the Concentration Camp and the Nazi's.
    1F. There were children on the other side of the barbed wire and they looked very thin and hungry.
    1G. "The clouds were gray and everything was frozen." The quote in the story shows that it is not sunny and happy, but dark and dull with the clouds covering the sun completely.
    1E. Kindness and Empathy are two major themes in the story.
    2A. The setting in the story is brighter than the first story because it is more of a happy story than a tragic story.
    2B. The setting is less chaotic and crazy than 2015 New York.
    2C. It feels more happy than sad.
    2D. Patricia Polacco, herself.
    2E. Homesickness and New York.
    2F. The quilt truly represent family and love to all others.
    2G. "My mother told me who's sleeve made the horse, who's apron made the chicken, who's dress made the flowers, and who's babushka went around the edges". They are talking about how this quilt got passed down from generation to generation.
    2H. Family and Kindness.
    3A. Today's experiences were a lot of fun and I learned many new things about the American Revolution!
    3B. One low is that we were sitting for a LONG time! A high is that we learned a lot and got LOLLIPOPS!

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    1. I never thought of empathy as one of the themes!!! Your response was really detailed.

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    2. You put thought into the post, and I do agree that we were sitting for a long time.

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  8. Rose Blanche.
    a) It is a village in Germany a long time ago.
    b) It is harsh.
    c) It feels mean.
    d) Rose Blanche.
    e) The soldiers
    f) The tanks and trucks are approaching.
    g.) In the spring the crocuses are blooming. The war is over.
    h) It took a child to see the need for kindness and feeding the people in the camp. There were lots of adults around who did nothing.

    The Keeping Quilt
    a) New York City a long time ago.
    b) It is a nice place, but very different.
    c) Their apartment feels happy.
    d) Anna and her family
    e) the city makes them miss Russia
    f) Family
    g) When they finish the quilt
    h) Family traditions are important

    Walk Through Revolution
    It was fun.
    Highs--people cheering
    Lows--it got a little boring after a while.

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    1. I agree, the Walk Through Revolution was very fun!!

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  9. Who's Rose Blanche? What is the Keeping Quilt? WTR?
    Tonight you'll get an opportunity to learn how historical fiction can draw you back to that time and make you feel as if you too, lived in these far away places. I want you to get swept away into another time and place.

    Directions

    A. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=cQVgniMcuoE&nomobile=1 (Pay attention to the setting.)

    What do you notice about the setting in the audio story? town, winter & dark.
    What kind of place is this? a town in Germany
    What does it feel like? Sad
    Who is the protagonist? Rose Blanche
    Who or What is the antagonist? the soldiers in the War.
    How do you know that trouble is coming? Cite from the story. When the soldiers come.
    How does the setting change? Use specific words from the story. It goes from sad & gloomy to flowers and happiness. (Spring)
    What is the theme of the story? To help people in need.

    B. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh3ENP2hzp4

    What do you notice about the setting in the audio story? In a home.
    What kind of place is this? A city. A community, family, place.
    What does it feel like? It feels like many memories happened here.
    Who is the protagonist? Ana, the Great Grandma
    Who or What is the antagonist? none
    What does the quilt truly represent? Represents happiness and coming together.
    Is there a turning point in the story? Cite from the story. When she outgrew her dress.
    What is the theme of the story? The quilt helps everyone remember their memories. (Ugh!)

    C. Walk Through Revolution
    What did you think about today's experience? I thought that Kyle would make a great George Washington. His voice sounded so serious.
    What were some highs and lows? My team knew their cards pretty well (high). And I had no lows.

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    1. Wow!!! I never caught that setting change!!!

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    2. Yeah, thats a great theme for the Rose Blanche book!!! Also, I never thought the quilt story, as if that were a community. Great job!!!

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  10. What do you notice about the setting in the audio story?
    All the trucks and all the people are gray, except for Rose Blanche and the buildings, which were reddish. Also there was German writing on the walls of the buildings.
    What kind of place is this?
    This is a scared sad and depressed German village, that is under attack of the Nazis. How I know the Nazis are attacking, is because the little boy that tried to escape had the Jewish star on his arm.
    What does it feel like?
    This story makes me feel very sad for Rose Blanches mother. I don't understand how she could stand not know where or if she'll ever see her daughter again. I also feel awed by Rose Blanches bravery, and angry at the Nazis for killing an innocent little girl.
    Who is the protagonist?
    Rose Blanche
    Who or What is the antagonist?
    The Nazis
    How do you know that trouble is coming? That day everybody fled the village, and Rose Blanche was nowhere to be seen, tells me that something bad has happened, and most likely will happen.
    How does the setting change? Use specific words from the story.
    I gets brighter, there is white snow.
    What is the theme of the story?
    BE BRAVE!!!!

    What do you notice about the setting in the audio story?
    Every thing is black and white except for her families clothes from Russia.
    What kind of place is this?
    For Anna it is a busy, noisy, crazy loud place. For us it is probably more like an older clean, and safer San Francisco. (Without the lights and electricity.)
    Who is the protagonist?
    The woman of their family.
    Who or What is the antagonist?
    There isn't really an antagonist in this story, besides death if you can count that.
    What does the quilt truly represent?
    Anna's love for her family, and country. It also represents unity as a whole, and growing up.
    Is there a turning point in the story? Cite from the story.
    When the grandma dies, and when Patricia is born.
    What is the theme of the story?
    Unity as a whole.

    Walk Through Revolution
    What did you think about today's experience?
    I thought that everybody did well. But, I think that as a class we were very under practiced.
    What were some highs and lows?
    Highs: LOLLIPOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everybody did well.
    Lows: Not everybody was there, as a class we were very under practiced.

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