“What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?- Etgar Keret

Outline for Study:

Objective: analyze impact of culture on POV

Students:

  • take notes on background information in text (p3)
  • Modern Day Israel:
    • various groups clash over internal boundaries of Israel
    • Israeli gov’t have control over most of land
    • Yonatan wouldn’t have trouble visiting cities located outside holy contested West bank area (Tel Aviv and Ashdod)
    • BUT
    • Yonatan would have trouble interviewing people living in Palestinian- controlled cities because of protective wall.
    • Israel vs. HAMAS (Palestine)
      • Basics:
        •  fight over Holy Land (Jerusalem)
          • map
            • israel map
        • Jewish people given land after horrible atrocities of WWII/ Holocaust
        • Palestinian people want legal Palestinian nation. Haven’t received it
      • Who Should You Know?
        • Israeli PM- Benjamin Netanyahu
          • Isreali - Netanyahu
        • Palestinian Authority- Mahmoud Abbas
          • Mahmoud Abbas
        • HAMAS– acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement”
          • terrorist group in eyes of Western World/ Israel
          • HAMAS
  • Wall dividing Israel and Palestinian territory

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The Israeli separation wall divides the Pisgat Zeev Israeli Settlement, on the left, and the Shuafat Refugee Camp, on the right, outside Jerusalem, January 25, 2011. Al-Jazeera released leaked documents called the

  • Another look at each perspective:

Israeli Propaganda vs HAMAS Propaganda- BBC

As We Read:

  • Read first 2 paragraphs and summarize what you know so far about Yoni’s project.
  • Key vocab: what does “poignant” mean? How will Yoni’s plans to create a film be poignant?
  • Click on ” Close Read” icon in your digital textbook
    • view screencast
    • write notes on the techniques reader uses to close read the text
    • let’s do the next paragraph (p4)
  • Idiom= “Cash out”
    • what does this mean?
  • Cite evidence to help you fully understand Yoni’s character and intentions. Use the Characterization Chart below.

Goldfish- Yoni Characterization Chart

  • While looking at the teacher’s outline of the story, create a Characterization Chart for Sergei. How does he differ from Yonatan?
  • Analyze: How does Sergei’s culture impact his POV in “What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?”

Honor’s Extension:

  • Research: Find a fairy tale with either a similar OR different central idea (theme) than our short story.
    • Step 1: In paragraph format, explain the similarities or differences. You MUST use textual evidence in your explanation. In addition to fully elaborating, use in-text citations for the information pulled from the folktale.
    • Step 2: Exchange your fairy tale with a partner. Read the new tale you have been given and then synthesize the idea presented in each text. Use the following questions to aid your synthesis:
      • 1st paragraph: summarize each text.
      • 2nd paragraph: What do the texts have in common? How are the different? Central ideas?
      • 3rd paragraph: Make broader connections. What do the themes presented say about the world we live in? How do the central ideas presented in the text relate to real life?
  • Making Connections: Draw a political cartoon  to compare the relationship between the Israelis and Palestinians in real- life and how they interact in the story.

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