Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Over the last couple of days, you've had a chance to read (and re-read!) the selection titled A Boy Called Slow. For those of you who haven't had a chance to read it, here's a short summary. You can find some additional resources for the selection here.

Here are some questions for you to answer as a comment to this blog post

Please answer each of them, but do so in one nice, big, juicy paragraph with details from the text to support your answer when it is appropriate. 

If you could give yourself a name in the Lakota way, what name would best suit you? Why?

Think about Slow's boyhood goals. How are they similar and/or different from children today?

Do agree with Returns Again about the best way to gain the respect of others? Why or why not?

Slow's father calls the Crow his "favorite enemies." What does he mean by that?

What childhood actions and character traits were clues that Slow might grow up to be a great warrior and leader?

Why do you think slow used a coup stick in the raid? What did it show about him? 

What questions do you have about Sitting Bull and his people?

Push your thinking Dragons! 

~ Mr. Moore and Ms. Vander Velde

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