The Scholarship Jacket By Marta Salinas Essay Help

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1 “The Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Salinas
Monday, November 4, 2013p. 224 Big questionp. 225 Take Notes on allpp complete margins

2 Rainbow Character Web “The Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Salinas
Tuesday, November 5, 2013p. 232 #6 But More DetailCharacterTraitsCharacterTraitsKind of characterMr. SchmidtKind of characterThe GrandfatherFunction/purposeFunction/purposeMarthaEffect on the plotEffect on the plotThe PrincipalMr. BooneKind of characterKind of characterFunction/purposeFunction/purposeCharacterTraitsCharacterTraitsEffect on the plotEffect on the plot

3 Tuesday, November 5, 2013 p. 232 #7 Theme= Lesson Learned
Martha’s grandfather says little, but his words and actions mean much to Martha. What does Martha learn from him?Explain how you came to this conclusion.

4 Tuesday, November 5, 2013 p. 232 #8 But More Detail
Analyzing and Contrasting Points of ViewWhat do you not know about each character’s thoughts and feelings because it is told from Martha’s 1st person point of view?How would the plot change if the reader knew everyone’s thoughts and feelings (omniscient)?A. How would the purpose / function of each character change?B. How would each character’s character traits change?

5 Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Vocabulary in Context p. 233
Vocabulary Practice #1-6Academic Vocabulary

6 Tuesday, November 5, 2013Prewrite:John WilsonPurpose / functionKind of characterEffect on the plotGrandfatherPurpose / functionKind of characterEffect on the plotNow write: Who is a better character and why?Use the TREAEAEAT method.Use a formal, objective style.Develop your argument using terms you have learned in class. Spell your words correctly.

7 Formal, Objective Style
TREAEAEAT MethodFormal, Objective StyleTransition using the prompt as sentence starter1In “Seventh Grade,” [what kind of person is Victor]?[Explain your answer] and [support it with evidencefrom the text].Summarize your ReasonEvidence = Quote from the story23Tie-back to the prompt = Add a conclusion4

8 Change part of the prompt/question as a Transition for the 1st part of your answer.
Step One1In “Seventh Grade,” [what kind of person is Victor]?Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the text.In the story, “Seventh Grade,” Victor is a lucky person because

9 Complete the sentence by adding your Reason
Complete the sentence by adding your Reason. This should answer the question.Step TwoIn “Seventh Grade,” what kind of person is Victor?[Explain your answer] and support it with evidence from the text.2In the story, “Seventh Grade,”Victor is a lucky person because he doesn’t plan things well, but he is still successful .9

10 Step Three In “Seventh Grade,” what kind of person is Victor?
Evidence = Find and add one or two short lines or scenes/moments in the text that prove your thought.Step ThreeIn “Seventh Grade,” what kind of person is Victor?Explain your answer and [support it with evidence from the text].3In the story, “Seventh Grade,” Victor is a lucky person because he doesn’t plan well but he is still successful . When school begins, he simply claims “Teresa is going to be my girl this year.” He makes a fool of himself in French class, but Teresa still asks him to “help her with her French in the end.10

11 How much evidence is required?
TREAEAEAT or TREAT

12 Step Four Tie-back to the prompt/question = sum up your answer.
In “Seventh Grade,” what kind of person is Victor?Explain your answer and support it with evidence from the text.4In the story, “Seventh Grade,” Victor is a lucky person because he doesn’t plan well but he is still successful . When school begins, he simply claims “Teresa is going to be my girl this year.” He makes a fool of himself in French class, but Teresa still asks him to “help her with her French” in the end. People like Victor who stumble towards their goals and still succeed obviously have luck on their side.12

13 Tuesday, November 5, 2013Prewrite:John WilsonPurpose / functionKind of characterEffect on the plotGrandfatherPurpose / functionKind of characterEffect on the plotNow write: Who is a better character and why?Use the TREAEAEAT method.Use a formal, objective style.Develop your argument using terms you have learned in class. Spell your words correctly.

The Scholarship Jacket Final Draft
Throughout the course of life, individuals work towards a goal to reap its benefits. This reward is self explanatory and shows your superiority over your peers. To achieve this reward, you must overcome some sort of diversity on your path to success. In Marta Salina's short story, "The Scholarship Jacket", the narrator, who is a studious Mexican girl, perseveres through discrimination and poverty.

Throughout the narrator's life, she has been working hard to achieve academic excellence, in hopes to receive the scholarship jacket. However, she is discriminated due to her Mexican ethnicity and family status. Marta's hopes to follow her older sister's footsteps in earning the scholarship jacket are in her vision prior to hearing a discussion between the principal and Mr. Schmidt about the jacket. Marta then realizes the jacket was going to be given to Joann because "Joann's father is not only on the Board, but he owns the only story in town"[.] Marta is furious and believes her principal is being unjust, so she turns to her wise grandpa for advice. Marta's grandpa believes "if you pay for it, it's not a scholarship jacket[.]" He then asks Marta "what does a scholarship jacket mean" to help Marta see the scholarship jacket for what it truly is. After Marta talks to her grandpa, she continues to desire the jacket, because "[i]t represents eight years of hard work and expectation."

Coming from a family of eight, Marta and her family struggled economic. During her childhood, Marta was unable to participate because her father was a laborer who couldn't afford food for his children or extracurricular activities. Thus, Marta was sent to live with her grandparents. Marta realizes she can only escape poverty by educating herself. "I had been a straight A student since the first grade". Marta's hard-work and dedication to her studies ensures her success in long run.

Marta Salina's short story, "The Scholarship Jacket", shows anyone can overcome a conflict to achieve success. Khalil Gibran once said, "Work is love made visible." This apples to Marta as she works hard to help herself and her family, whom she loves so dearly.

"Throughout the course of life, individuals work towards a goal to reap its benefits. This reward is self explanatory and shows your superiority over your peers." These sentences are awkwardly phrased. Also, They seem to imply that people pursue goals mostly in hopes of being able to look down on their peers, which isn't what you want to say, I think. Revise.

"The narrator has been working hard to achieve academic excellence throughout her life, in hopes of receiving the scholarship jacket.

"Marta's hopes to follow her older sister's footsteps in earning the scholarship jacket, a goal that she is committed t o prior to hearing a discussion between the principal and Mr. Schmidt about the jacket."

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