The Good Deed
Pearl S. Buck
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Goals
Content Goal- We will make
inferences and compare two cultures
and see how a static character
becomes a dynamic one.
Language Goal- We will use
elaboration strategies to expand on a
journal prompt.
(+2)
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Pre-teaching Vocabulary
Matching by guessing;
write the definition
after answers are
corrected. (+9)
1. abashed
2. assailed
3. compelled
4. conferred
5. contemplatively
6. expedition
7. indignantly
8. repressed
9. revere
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
in a thoughtful or
studious way
Regard with deep respect
and love
Forced to do something
Embarrassed
Held back or restrained
Feeling anger as a
reaction to
ungratefulness
Attacked physically
Journey for a purpose
Granted or bestowed
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Author & Literary Element
Pearl Buck (p. 338)
Inferences (p. 339)
Dynamic Character
(p. 339)
Static Character (p.
339)
(+4)
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Pre-reading Journal: elaborate
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a
proverb against being superficial.
When does it work to judge
something by its looks and when
doesn’t it work? Elaborate in five or
more sentences. (+5)
Fact versus opinion is a major theme
in this short story because opinions
about beauty (superficial
characteristics) open to judgment.
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Reading Strategy “Squeepers”
Page 340-353
Survey- (pre-reading)preview the
text, look at the pictures, read some
topic sentences. What do you think
this story is about? (+1)
Question
Leave 3 blank lines between each bullet.
Predict
Response
Summarize
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Reading Strategy “Squeepers”
Survey
Question- (pre-reading) What do you
want to learn from this story? How do
you think you will learn that? (+1)
Predict
Response
Summarize
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During Reading p. 340-343
There many things that old Mrs. Pan dislikes or
finds upsetting. Add at least two text-based details
to each of old Mrs. Pan’s limbs. (+8)
son
daughter-in-law
old
Mrs.
Pan
grandchildren
U.S.
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Reading Strategy “Squeepers”
Survey
Question
Predict- (end p. 344)Predict what old Mrs. Pan
will do in the second half of the story based
on the information learned in the first half.
(+1)
Response
Summarize
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During Reading p. 344-353
Compare marriages in China to the U.S.
using a Venn diagram. Cite two text-based
details in each space. (+6)
China
U.S.
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Reading Strategy “Squeepers”
Survey
Question
Predict
Response- (after reading) Was your
prediction accurate? In what details
were you correct or incorrect? (+1)
Summarize
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Reading Strategy “Squeepers”
Survey
Question
Predict
Response
Summarize- (after reading) Write a
summary of how old Mrs. Pan
changes through the story. (+1)
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Assessment – CAT Questions
Restate the question in your answer, include text-based specific
details, and write using complete sentences. (+ 3 each)
1. (LC01) What is the theme of this story?
Include two details from the story to
support your answer.
2. (LA07) Explain why Lili’s marriage was
arranged. Include two details from the
story in your answer.
3. (LT09) Evaluate old Mrs. Pan’s plans to
do a good deed. What do you think of her
efforts? Include two details from the story
to support your opinion.
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Post-reading Journal
Put yourself in old Mrs. Pan’s shoes;
what are the benefits of arranged
marriage?
Other than arranged marriage, what
ways do Americans get help finding a
girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife?
Elaborate using five or more sentences.
(+5)
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The Good Deed