Want/Need/Desire Page # (Specific Evidence) What does s/he want? Conflict/Challenge/Obstacle Page # (Specific Evidence) What is in his/her way?



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Name:_________________________________________ Date:______________________ Pd:________ A Raisin in the Sun Reading Tracker
Day 1 Tracking Characters:

Character

Want/Need/Desire

Page # (Specific Evidence)

What does s/he want?


Conflict/Challenge/Obstacle

Page # (Specific Evidence)

What is in his/her way?

What This Could Mean – Your observation(s)

Walter


Wants to show his son that he can support him – gives him $ for school/taxi/fruit p.31

Ruth is worried about money, - doesn’t seem to trust Walter p.31-34

Men have lots of financial pressures

It’s important to look like you have $$$


Ruth








Mama






Character

Want/Need/Desire

Page # (Specific Evidence)

What does s/he want?


Conflict/Challenge/Obstacle

Page # (Specific Evidence)

What is in his/her way?

What This Could Mean – Your observation(s)

Beneatha







Travis






Use the space below for additional notes about characters as they come up in the story.

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Day 1 Tracking Symbols: Remember that a symbol is something tangible that represents something intangible (and universal idea). Look for possible symbols in the play so far and track them as we continue reading the play.




Symbol

What intangible universal idea could the symbol represent?

Liquor Store

Opportunity/Prosperity--of course, this idea isn’t universal. This would be symbolic of opportunity and prosperity for WALTER.

Mama’s plant



Money



Sunlight/Darkness



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Day 1 Theme: Remember that a theme is a universal idea that usually completes the following statement:



By the end of the story, the author would like his/her readers to know/feel/think that STRENGTH OF FAMILY IS MEASURED BY HOW MANY PROBLEMS THEY HAVE OVERCOME. (Big idea+author’s opinion about it)
So, possible theme: STRENGTH OF FAMILY IS MEASURED BY HOW MANY PROBLEMS THEY HAVE OVERCOME.


Theme

Explain how you came to this conclusion. Use evidence from the text if possible.


























Day 1 Tracker Concluding Notes: Think about the settings, the plot events, and any other lines of interest stand out from today’s reading. Take notes on the lines below:
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Name:_________________________________________ Date:______________________ Pd:________ A Raisin in the Sun Reading Tracker
How is the American Dream expressed in each member of the Younger family:

Character

American Dream takes form in:

How does this version of the Dream address his/her Want/Need/Desire?

What has the character said or done that gives us insight to the kind of person s/he is?

Walter









Ruth









Mama Lena









Beneatha









Comment on the following characters:

Supporting Characters

What does s/he want?

Conflict/Challenge/Obstacle What is in his/her way?

What This Could Mean – Your observation(s)

George Murchinson









Joseph Asagai








Vocabulary Development: 1) Find the following words in The Raisin in the Sun. 2) Write the line that uses each word. 3 )Explain in your own words the meaning of the sentence.
Assimilate: verb Found on page: _____________________


  1. take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully.

  2. absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) into a wider society or culture.

Sentence word is found in: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Explain the meaning of the sentence: __________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Use the word in a sentence of your own: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Tyrant: A cruel and oppressive ruler. Found on page: _______________________
Sentence word is found in: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Explain the meaning of the sentence: __________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Use the word in a sentence of your own: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Assimilate: verb Found on page: _____________________

  1. take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully.

  2. absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) into a wider society or culture.

Sentence word is found in: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Explain the meaning of the sentence: __________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Use the word in a sentence of your own: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Dignity: Found on page: _____________________


  1. The state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.

  2. A composed or serious manner or style.

  3. A sense of pride in oneself; self-respect.

Sentence word is found in: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Explain the meaning of the sentence: __________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Use the word in a sentence of your own: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Eccentric: Found on page: _____________________
1. adj. (of a person or their behavior) unconventional and slightly strange.

2. noun a person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behavior.

Sentence word is found in: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Use the word in a sentence of your own: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Ignorant: Found on page:________________________________

  1. lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.

Sentence word is found in: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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MORE QUESTIONS:

  1. Asagi says that Alaiyo means “One for whom bread is not enough.” What does this mean?____________________________________________________

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Why does Benetha seem flattered by this nickname? _______________________________________________________________________________________
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  1. Walter speaks about Giants and Ants (85). What is he talking about? Please explain it. _______________________________________________________

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Allusion: An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

Allusion

Origin/Reference

Explain how this meaning applies to the text.

Uncle Tom (81)

Book, titled Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The phrase "Uncle Tom" has become anepithet for a person who is slavish and excessively subservient to perceived authority figures, particularly ablackperson who behaves in a subservient manner towhitepeople; or any person perceived to be complicit in the oppression of their own group.




Prometheus (86)

a Greek mythological figure who was a Titan (precursors to the Greek gods). Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man. He also taught mankind many arts and sciences. In retaliation, Zeus, king of the gods, chained

Prometheus to a mountain where an eagle each day ate out his liver. Each night the



liver would grow back, to be eaten again at daylight.In Greek mythology,Prometheus defied Zeus, stealing fire from the heavens and giving it to the human race. His name has become associated with bold originality and creativity.






Thirty pieces and not a coin less” (pg.118)


Thirty pieces of silver was the standard price of a slave (Exodus 21:32). Judas betrayed Jesus Christ for the same amount of money (30 pieces of silver) normally paid for a slave.







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