Literature and Composition 4
April 11, 2003
This week, we will discuss some of our family stories together (ones
that help us understand how to behave in life, like the story of the
carp in Bless Me, Ultima.) and our ideas about teaching
children about right and wrong.
What kinds of stories are told in your family (culture) that help
explain the history and ways of your people? How are/were these ideas
given to you? Record the ideas/stories from your group.
In Bless Me, Ultima, the boy has always known that it is
wrong to catch carp. He, however, did not know why until Samuel told
him. In your opinion, is it important to tell children both what is
wrong and why something is wrong? Discuss this topic and be ready to
share your opinions in class.
Option One: Write
about something that you believe is wrong to do. Explain, in detail,
using specific examples, why it is wrong to do this.
Option Two: Write
a story that teaches about something that is wrong to do. Use a story
from your own family or culture if you wish OR write a story of your
Complete your work over our two week break.
Bring your homework to class on Friday, May 2.