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Flowers for Algernon:

Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keys

Part 1:

Part 1

Respond and Think Critically:

Respond and Think Critically

Question 1:

Question 1 Summaries should include the main events of the story in chronological order

Question 2:

Question 2 Charlie is more cooperative and motivated than people of his IQ, according to the doctors. They have doubts about testing him because the operation might be unsafe.

Question 3 :

Question 3 Charlie thinks he can’t see the pictures in the ink blots because he is “slow” and doesn’t have his glasses. He thinks making up stories about pictures is “lying.” He cannot succeed at tests because he is unable to think in a complex manner to be able to interpret the ink blots and create stories of the pictures. (Abstract vs. Concrete)

Question 4:

Question 4 Charlie is thinking more critically instead of taking things at face value.

Question 5:

Question 5 Charlie thought that all along his coworkers were his friends. Now that his intelligence is beginning to increase, he is smart enough to see that they are making a fool of him.

Question 6:

Question 6 Thoughts?

Vocabulary:

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Practice:

Vocabulary Practice Plateau -no answer- Subconscious Laboratory Conscious -no answer-

Slide 12:

Controversy Definition: dispute, especially one involving a difference of opinion Synonyms: argument, debate Antonyms: agreement, harmony Sentence/Image: The controversy over whether the play resulted in a touchdown caused a big fight.

Review: Point of View:

Review: Point of View

Question 3:

Question 3 First person point of view. Lets the reader understand what Charlie is thinking and feeling, which is perfect for showing Charlie’s intelligence changes over time.

Question 4:

Question 4 Charlie’s language gets more sophisticated as the story progresses. He uses more complicated words, has more complex thoughts, and starts using better punctuation.

Part 2:

Part 2

Respond and Think Critically:

Respond and Think Critically

Question 1 :

Question 1 Summaries should include the main events including the decline in Charlie’s intelligence and the effect this change has on him.

Question 2 :

Question 2 He became so intelligent that people couldn’t understand him and are threatened by him.

Question 3:

Question 3 It is heartbreaking for her to see Charlie in his struggle with his loss of intelligence.

Question 4:

Question 4 I don’t think the author thinks Charlie would have been better off without the Operation. He shows off all the things Charlie is able to accomplish.

Question 5:

Question 5 Charlie wont get far. I think his condition will get worse.

Question 6:

Question 6 When Charlie is a genius, using his intelligence to help others. Once he loses his intelligence, he loses hope.

Vocabulary:

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Practice:

Vocabulary Practice Obscure -no answer- Technique Petition -no answer- Tangible Cowered

Academic Vocabulary:

Academic Vocabulary The inventor modified the robot so it followed commands more accurately.

Review: Voice:

Review: Voice

Question 2:

Question 2 Charlie uses more sophisticated intelligence as Charlie gets smarter.

Question 3:

Question 3 Charlie’s vocabulary, grammar, and spelling at the end of the story signal his loss of intelligence.

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