Plot of Breadwinner Essay

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New Rochelle Reads Literature Festival 2005 The Breadwinner By: Deborah Ellis A Reader’s Guide Created by Ms. Cheryl Passavanti and Dr. Marshall George Albert Leonard Middle School New Rochelle READS 2005 Literature Festival 1 c 2005 Jeffrey L. Ward. Used with the permission of FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX Reader’s Guide Copyright © 2005 Ms. Cheryl Passavanti and Dr. Marshall George Albert Leonard Middle School 2 The Breadwinner By: Deborah Ellis A Reader’s Guide What an exciting life we live. The magic of television, computers, and films can bring pictures, ideas, and information to us almost instantaneously. Sophisticated transportation like cars, ocean liners, speed boats, and jets can take us to parts of the world that once took months or even years to traverse. Yet, we do not need fancy and expensive machines to enter a new world and learn about life in a foreign place or at a different time. Reading a book is the safest, least expensive travel ticket we can have. When we open a book and start to read the words, we open a window to a new world, the author’s world, and get a chance to travel to dangerous times and places without fear of harm. At the same time, reading a book can be like looking into a mirror. Though the setting of the story and experiences of the character may at first seem very different from those of our own, as the story unfolds we can discover things about ourselves and may gain insight into the way that we think, behave, and respond to other people. Pre-reading Activities: *Before you walk through the window of The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, get your mind working. • • First, do you know what a breadwinner is? Usually a family has at least one breadwinner. Take a guess first and then check your answer by looking it up in the dictionary. Next, read the back cover and learn little about the story. Look at the book cover and guess what

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