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Introductory literature unit for 6th grade
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How many stanzas are in the introductory poem "Wash Day"?  What is the purpose of this poem?


Spanish Word Sort

Throughout the book, Lynn Joseph uses words of Spanish origin to reflect the culture of the Dominican Republic. These words are italicized and appear in every chapter. You are expected to categorize and define each of the words as you read each chapter. Use the document below to record your work.


Literary Focus

Identify two metaphors that can be found in this chapter and copy them into your writer's notebook.  What is being compared in each?  How does each contribute to the story background?

What is a metaphor? Click to learn!


Word Search

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Author Craft

Repetition is never by mistake.  Authors use it to point out important points or often as a forshadowing technique.  What repetition is found in this chapter?  What possible event(s) could it be forshadowing?


Reader's Poll

Ana Rosa loved sharing wash day chores with her mom.  What's your favorite thing to do with your mom?


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