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Teenage WastelandAnne Tyler

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Baba ORiley

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netSong ExcerptOut 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 forgiven

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netSong ExcerptSally ,take my handTravel south crosslandPut out the fireDon't look past my shoulderThe exodus is hereThe happy ones are nearLet's get togetherBefore we get much older

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netSong ExcerptDon't cryDon't raise your eyeIt's only teenage wasteland

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netAnne TylerExamines the complexities of family life as characters struggle to make sense of relationships and choices in a bewildering world.

If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netConsider:What was the tone of the story?

Was it a happy story? Explain

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netThe Characters

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netThe Teenager (Donny)How old was he?How did he feel about his parents? School? Life?What were his problems?Were they serious? ExplainWhat happened to him?

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netThe Teenager (Donny)Needed Academic Help and Self-Worth

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netAcademic HelpHow do American teenagers often view education?

Pink FloydAnother Brick in the Wall

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netSong ExcerptWe don't need no educationWe don't need no thought controlNo dark sarcasm in the classroomTeachers leave them kids aloneHey! Teachers! Leave them kids aloneAll in all it's just another brick in the wallAll in all you're just another brick in the wall

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netSimilar IdiomsAnother brick in the wallAnother link in the chainJust a cog in a machineToo many Indians, not enough chiefsJust a peon

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netSelf-WorthHow do American teenagers often feel?

Avril LavgineNobodys Home

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.net14Timing- 6 slides

Song ExcerptI couldn't tell you why she felt that way,She felt it everyday.And I couldn't help her,I just watched her make the same mistakes again.

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What's wrong, what's wrong now?Too many, too many problems.Don't know where she belongs, where she belongs.

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netShe wants to go home, but nobody's home.That's where she lies, broken inside.With no place to go, no place to go to dry her eyes.Broken inside.

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.net The Mother (Daisy)How did you feel about Daisy?Was she a good mother? Explain.Did she love her son? Explain.What did she do to try and help him?What else could she have done?

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netThe Mother (Daisy) Shame (ln 15-17)Exhausted, Overwhelmed (ln 36)Guilty (ln 69-73)Inadequate

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netInadequateHow does the American family often feel?

Anna NalickBreathe

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.net20Timing 6 slides

Song Excerpt2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake, Can you help me unravel my latest mistake, I don't love him, winter just wasn't my seasonYeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyesLike they have any right at all to criticize, Hypocrites, you're all here for the very same reason

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netCause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable, And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.No one can find the rewind button girl, So cradle your head in your hands, And breathe, just breathe, Whoa breathe, just breathe

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netThe Tutor (Cal)Was he a good teacher? ExplainDid his students like him?Was he expensive?Would you want a teacher like that?

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netThe Father (Matt)How did you feel about the father?Was he a good father?What did he do for his son?What didnt he do?What could he have done?

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netOther Minor CharactersPrincipalMiss EvansAmandaMiriam

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netUnderstanding the plotWhy does the principle call Daisy in? (ln 10 & ln 40)What does the psychologist think about Danny? (ln 60)What does Daisy first think of Cal? (ln 95)What does Donny compare his school to?

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netUnderstanding PlotHow does Miriam's information change Daisys opinion of Cal? (ln 205)How do Cals and Daisys views about Donnys expulsion differ? (ln 324, ln 305)

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netYour OpinionWhat do you think about Donnys parents?Where was his father in all this?What do you think about Cal?Do you understand Donnys feelings?

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netPOVDaisys point of viewHow does this limit the story?How does it develop the story?How might the story be different from:Dads POVDonnys POVCals POV

Colemans Classroomwww.clmn.netInferencesWhat is inference?

Deduction of hidden meanings in situationLogical guess based on information provided in situation

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