From Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, pp. 602-614 California Standards: 5, 11



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English 10B – Language of Literature

from Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, pp. 602-614

California Standards: R3.5, R3.11

1) Preparing to Read:


  1. Read all the introductory material, including the “Build Background” article and write a summary of what you read.

  2. Read the “Focus Your Reading” article and define the bold faced literary terms.


2) Author: Biography, Experiences, Writings:


  1. Read the article about the author at the end of the selection.

  2. Summarize in one paragraph what you learned about the author’s life, writings, and anything else you think interesting or relevant.


3) Reading, Definitions, and the Reader’s Notebook Exercise:


  1. Take a new sheet of notebook paper and write “Reader’s Notebook” at the top. Read the “Active Reading” and “Reader’s Notebook” selections. They tell you what kind of “Reader’s Notebook” activity you will do when you read.

  2. Read the selection, and, as you read, do the “Reader’s Notebook” activity on the “Reader’s Notebook” page you made.

  3. Copy the definitions of the unnumbered vocabulary words in the shaded boxes at the bottom of the pages you read.


4) Thinking through the Literature:


  1. Answer all “Comprehension Check” questions.

  2. Answer the “Active Reading” question.

  3. Choose one of the “Extended Interpretation” questions to answer.


5) Literary Analysis:



6) Grammar and/or Vocabulary Exercises:


  • Do all grammar and vocabulary exercises.


7) Choices and Challenges:




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