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Part 2: Moments of Discovery

Part 2

Moments of Discovery

William Jay Jacobs

Eleanor Roosevelt
Much more than a president's wife

ACTIVITY

What doors of discovery have you opened during the past year? Use a word web to brainstorm ideas. Then, in your notebook, briefly describe a learning experience of your own and tell what you discovered. How has this discovery strengthened you?

Eleanor Roosevelt

LITERARY LINK
from The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
Mrs. Roosevelt's own words

Doris Kearns Goodwin

from No Ordinary Time
A revealing anecdote

Anna Quindlen

Homeless
Thoughts on those without homes

Sandra Cisneros

LITERARY LINK
Bums in the Attic
Dreams of a house

Toni Cade Bambara

The War of the Wall
Origin of a mural

Walt Whitman

LITERARY LINK
from Song of Myself
A man at peace with life

Rudyard Kipling

Rikki-tikki-tavi
A battle of life and death!

 

REAL WORLD LINK
Primal Compassion
A gorilla rescues a 3-year-old child.

Gary Paulsen

Dirk the Protector
Something growls in the dark alley.

O. Henry

AUTHOR STUDY
After Twenty Years
A night they planned a long time ago

A Retrieved Reformation
Will his secret be discovered?

From Short Story to the Big Screen