Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.Assessment BookIn this book, you will find assessment activities for, as and of learning. CAN DO statements for both teacher and students provide the basis upon which to create learning strategies and success criteria and to develop student metacognition and reflection. The Student Portfolio begins the long-term process of documentation of student achievement through the language learning journey that begins with this Step One Kit.
Froth on the Daydream (French: L'Écume des jours, lit. "The froth of days") is a 1947 novel by French author Boris Vian. Although told as a linear narrative, the novel employs surrealism and contains multiple plot lines, including the love stories of two couples, talking mice, and a man who ages years in a week. One of the main plot lines concerns a newlywed man whose wife develops a rare and bizarre illness that can be treated only by surrounding her with flowers.
Boris Vian finished writing the novel in the spring of 1946. The book sold poorly when it was published in 1947 as L'écume des jours under his birth name, Vian, rather than under his more famous pseudonym, Vernon Sullivan.
Elie Wiesel's The Accident (1961) is a possibly autobiographical account of being hit by a car. The narrator slips into stream of consciousness as he vacillates between death and life, providing the accident victim with bizarre, surrealistic impressions as he remembers his grandmother and his father, who perished in the Holocaust. The trauma of the Holocaust haunts him: "Shame tortures not the executioners but their victims."
I, Kwahul?, a prize-winning dra 1 matist, portrays his characters , through the rhythmof their speech. 1 Much of the power of the novel I results from the playful use of lan 1 guage. "Monsieur" makes lists com i paring various phenomena, lists [ interruptedby his asthmatic cough ? ing. He speculates about what will , happen to the disease when the patient dies; he says his landlady i cannot be called obese because she 1 is not American. He describes how I milk "vomits" when boiling. The j concierge also indulges in repetitions I and unintended comic compari , sons; her simple-minded daughter ' believes in "flies that fart." I Only at the end do we realize 1 that "Monsieur's" long monologue i toMonsieur Ki is really an attempt ! togain timebefore his suicide. Kwa i hul? leaves us to decide how "Mon , sieur's" story ends. Is the suicide a 1 result of his suffering fromasthma, f or because he has been "called" to 1 return to Africa to take his place I wearing amask embodying religious 1 powers? His interlocutor, "Monsieur i Ki," may be the "Ancestor with a j Cynocephalus Head" who has come ? to takehim home. While he thought , his studies in France would contrib 1 ute to the welfare of his commu i nity,was he really needed to fulfill 1 a ritual role?KoffiKwahul? calls his I novel a "Parisian rhapsody to make J us smile." In thathe succeeds well. i Adele King I Paris Ii Fouad Laroui. Le jour o? Malika ne 1 s'est pas mari?e, Paris. Julliard. 2009. I 203 pages. 17. isbn 978-2-260-01813-1 i In this collection of eight short sto , ries, a group of young men seated * at a caf? in Casablanca try to pass , the time (the one thing they seem 1 to have no lack of) by indulging in storytelling. The result is an often sardonic, sometimes tragic depiction of aMoroccan society tornbetween dying traditions and the increasing ly illusory promises of modernity. The firstof the short stories (which has the same titleas the collection) describes the day when Malika turned down a marriage proposal. The sixteen-year-old, who wants to study and have a career, cannot take seriously the unexpected offer of a ratherhomely young man who wants her to become a traditional, submissive wife and mother. The main characters, however