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Short Story by Anne Tyler. Teenage Wasteland. Background. Anne Tyler is an American author She is one of very few writing about the teenage experience at the time The story is written in, and takes place in, the 1960’s; a time that held strong views of how teens should act. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Teenage Wasteland

Teenage WastelandShort Story by Anne TylerBackgroundAnne Tyler is an American authorShe is one of very few writing about the teenage experience at the timeThe story is written in, and takes place in, the 1960s; a time that held strong views of how teens should act.What do you know about the 1960s?Brainstorm 10 ideas with a partner, write them down in your notes

What are some stereotypes about teenagers?Brainstorm 10 ideas with a partner, write them down in your notes

PredictionBased on the title Teenage Wasteland, predict what the general attitude will be toward teens in the story

Sound Familiar?Anne Tylers Teenage Wasteland is titled after a verse in the song Baba ORiley, written by Pete Townsend and performed by The Who.

You may also recognize The Who from their appearance on The Simpsons, November 2000.

Sound Familiar?Anne Tylers Teenage Wasteland is titled after a verse in the song Baba ORiley, written by Pete Townsend and performed by The Who.

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Out here in the fieldsI fight for my mealsI get my back into my livingI don't need to fightTo prove I'm rightI don't need to be forgivenDon't cryDon't raise your eyeIt's only teenage wasteland

Sally, take my handTravel south cross landPut out the fireDon't look past my shoulderThe exodus is hereThe happy ones are nearLet's get togetherBefore we get much older

Teenage wastelandIt's only teenage wastelandTeenage wastelandOh, ohTeenage wastelandThey're all wasted!

Baba O'RileyWritten by Pete TownsendPerforming Artist: The WhoAlbum: Who's Next

Written ResponseWhat does Teenage Wasteland symbolize in the song? What does it symbolize to you, today?

(Short Answer) in full sentences and be prepared to share out to the classInterestingPete Townshend [later] claimed in an interview that, at least in part, "Baba O'Riley" was about what he witnessed during The Who's performance at Woodstock. He stated in an interview that "'Baba O' Riley' is about the absolute desolation of teenagers at Woodstock,. [4]

Reading the StoryPlease take notes on the following as we read through the story:

Examples of the lit terms covered today * Protagonist* Antagonist * Foreshadowing* Symbolism * AllusionImportant quotes (this does not necessarily mean dialogue)Discussion PromptWhich two characters are to blame for Donny running away?

Discuss at your tables Using whiteboards, web diagram 2 characters around the questionUse quotes and examples to support10 minutes be prepared to share out to the class

Writing PromptWhich two characters are to blame for Donny running away?

1 page minimumParagraph 1 = Character 1Paragraph 2 = Character 2Use 2-3 quotes per paragraph and examples for supportWill be graded according to rubricHand in your rubric stapled to the back of your workReviewWhat are the 3 most important symbols in the story and what do they mean?

Groups of 3Justify with evidence from the storyEach person in the group presents 1 idea

Example: The Basketball