Friday, May 11, 2012

Reading circle week 3

Week 3 Chapter 3

PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa

Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?

*Who are the characters?
*Who was taking care of Ginetta?
*What is the chapter about?
*What was the signal to warn each other if there was danger?
*When did the pastora wake up Ginetta and the three children?
*When did Ginetta go to the store?
*Where did Ginetta and the three children spend the night?
*Where did Ginetta hide when her parents were taken away?
*Why did Ginetta drive the three children, why couldn’t it be her Mom or Dad?  
*Why did Ginetta join the resistance?
*How tall is Ginetta?     *How was Ginetta feeling when she noticed that her parents were gone?

Write two to three paragraphs summarizing the chapter or today's reading. Use the chart that guides you through summarizing.
At eighteen years Ginetta was asked to take her next door neighbours to neutral switzerland . Their jewish Dad has not been seen in a while. They were unsure what happened to him.

Ginetta and the kids stayed the night in the baita of the pastori. There were enemy soldiers around.  Four in the morning they were awakened by the pastoras to give food & warn about the barking dogs. Ginetta was sad  to leave the kids in switzerland.

Jewish people were being killed. They all agreed on a sign showing that they were taken and now in danger.  They hung towels at the window. As Ginetta walked home there was a towel hanging at their window. She had nowhere to  go.She now joined the resistance to fight for ideals and for her parents. She will fight with intelligence , reason  and courage. But not with violence.

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.
  • neutral- means not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others. “During the World War II Portugal was neutral”.

Selection Director
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.


Put the page number and the paragraph number

*“Ginetta is one metre, fifty-seven cm tall and thirty-six kilograms and she could barely see over the steering-wheel.
* Ginetta’s neighbors, three children had not seen their Jewish Father for awhile.
*At the border, tears brimmed in Ginetta’s eyes as she left the 3 children in Switzerland, she wondered what would happen to them.

*“The Jewish people agreed on a signal to warn each other in case of danger- a towel hanging in the window meant “ Don’t come home - we’ve been arrested. You must flee.!”
*“Ginetta chose to join the resistance. She would fight for the ideals her parents had believed in, but she would fight with intelligence, reason, and courage. Never with violence. Never with a gun.”

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