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Monday reading

Reaching Out - Francisco Jiménez

Do you like the way Francisco Jimenez writes? What do you like or don't like?

College Bound

Reaching Out - Francisco Jiménez

In this chapter, Panchito's family drops him off at college. His mother and father do not get out of the car. Why? Do you think Panchito felt out of place? Why? Have you ever experienced something similar where you felt like you didn't belong or maybe you were embarrassed of who you were or where you came from?

Please respond in at least 4 sentences.

Monday Reading

Answer one of the following questions:

If you could insert yourself in the book, what character would and be and why?


What passage in the book is the most memorable to you and why?

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child - Francisco Jimenez
— feeling amazing
""I compare my situation then to a man who is drowning. A man who is drowning uses the water, the very substance that threatens his life, to save himself. So I used poverty and those experiences that initially pulled me down to boost myself up. Whenever I felt discouraged, I would write about my childhood" (114)."