Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2nd-3rd, for CP!

TODAY:

FINISH ANNOTATING TEXT FOR CHAPTERS 10-11.

Chapter 9

Once reading is complete, discuss the allure of Johannesburg and why people left their villages and tribes for life in the “big city”

§ In this chapter, Paton deviates from the storyline and paints a vivid picture of Johannesburg through the voices of quite a few characters (a white couple, Mr. Dubula, and Mrs. Seme). Discuss the author’s choice in including this chapter in the novel. What purpose does it serve?

CHAPTER 10-11

Take notes on what Kumalo discovers from the Hlatshwayos, the reformatory worker, and the young woman. What does this foreshadow?

§ The phrase “Cry, the beloved country” appears for the first time in Chapter 11. Listen to this passage twice. Analyze its meaning.

§ Think-Pair-Share: Think about the title of the novel again. Have students refer back to their predictions (Task 1) of what the title of the story meant. Was their prediction accurate?

§ After the reading, go back through chapters 10-11 and find 5 sentences with a semi-colon. Tell students that they will be required to demonstrate this skill in their writing assessment.

§ Connect the following sentences with just a semi-colon or a semi-colon and conjunctive adverb (note: you may omit or add words):

o “Do not give up hope, umfundisi. I will not give up the search.”

o “Kumalo stood in the dust like one who has been struck. Then without speaking any more he took his seat in the car.”

o “Pimville is a village of half-tanks used as houses. For there have never been houses enough for all the people who came to Johannesburg.”

o “The white man spoke about his own country. Yet even this pleasure was not be entire.”

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