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ESL 5B R/W; Winter, 2011

Instructor: Chris Conley


Tuesdays with Morrie

Class Homework Packet







Summary

Newspaper columnist Mitch Albom recounts time spent with his 78 year old sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, at Brandeis University, who was dying from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Albom, a former student of Schwartz, had not corresponded with him since attending his college classes sixteen years earlier. The first three chapters incorporate an ambiguous introduction to the final conversation between Albom and Schwartz, a brief flashback to Albom's graduation, and an account of the events Albom experienced between graduation and the reunion with his professor.

Albom is a successful sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press despite his childhood dream of being a pianist. After seeing Schwartz on Nightline, Albom called Schwartz, who remembered his former pupil despite the lapse of 16 years. Albom was prompted to travel from Michigan to Massachusetts to visit Schwartz. A newspaper strike frees Albom to commute weekly, on Tuesdays, to visit with Schwartz. The resulting book is based on these meetings, supplemented with Schwartz's lectures and life experiences and interspersed with flashbacks and allusions to contemporary events.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuesdays_With_Morrie

About the Author

Mitch Albom is the author of six books. A newspaper writer for the Detroit Free Press and a nationally radio host for ABC and WJR-AM, Albom has, for more than a decade, been named top sports writer in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in the field. A panelist on ESPN's Sports Reporters, Albom also regularly serves as a commentator for that network. He serves on numerous charitable boards and has founded two charities in metropolitan Detroit: The Dream Fund, which helps underprivileged youth study the arts, and A Time to Help, a monthly volunteer program. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan. (http://www.randomhouse.com/features/morrie/author.html)


Questions

  1. Who wrote the book?

  2. Who is the book about mostly?

  3. What disease did he have?

  4. How did their relationship start?

  5. How did Mitch find Morrie after 16 years?

  6. What was Mitch’s job?

  7. How many books has Mitch written?

  8. Where does he live?

Context

When we find words that we don’t know, we can understand them by reading the sentences before and after this word. Then we can make a good guess at the meaning.

Fold this paper in half. Guess what the meaning of “lindy” is. Don’t use a dictionary or friend. Write or draw a picture of your thoughts.

OK. Now read on page 5 in the book.



So what does “lindy” mean?

Does your picture look like that?

Homework 1: Pages 1-25

Name: ____________________________

Date: ____________________________

Comprehension Questions

1. Who are Morrie Schwartz Mitch Albom?

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2. Describe the “last class.” Who is teacher, student? What is the subject? Is there a textbook?

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3. Describe what happens to your body when you have ALS?

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4. On page 10 Morrie asked himself “Do I wither up and disappear or do I make the best of my life?” What would you do with a terminal illness?

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Summary

Using your own words (don’t copy from the book) and using the past tense, write a paragraph about the important events of these chapters. Think about what is most important.

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Guess: Using the future tenses, what do you think will happen next in the book? (will, to be going to, might…) Don’t look at the next chapters.

I think that ____________________________________________________________________________



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Vocabulary from the chapter

Pick 10 new words for you, words you don’t know and want to learn. Write them below along with the page number. Then look them up in a dictionary. Use English.

Word

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meaning

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Homework 2: Pages 26-54

Name: ____________________________

Date: ____________________________

Comprehension Questions

1. In your own words, explain “the tension of opposites?”

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2. Mitch keeps thinking “What happened to me?” Can you describe briefly what happened to him?

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3. What did Morrie say was the most important thing in life?

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4. What do you think? Is it OK for men to cry?

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Summary

Using your own words (don’t copy from the book) and using the past tense, write a paragraph about the important events of these chapters. Think about what is most important.

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Guess: Using the future tenses, what do you think will happen next in the book? (will, to be going to, might…) Don’t look at the next chapters.

I think that ____________________________________________________________________________



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Vocabulary from the chapter

Pick 10 new words for you, words you don’t know and want to learn. Write them below along with the page number. Then look them up in a dictionary. Use English.

Word

Page #

meaning

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Homework 3: Pages 55-79

Name: ____________________________

Date: ____________________________

Comprehension Questions

1. What can and can’t Morrie do now because of his disease?

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2. Morrie said the our culture doesn’t encourage to think about what?

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3. What secret did Morrie and his dad keep from his brother, David?

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4. Morrie says we all need teachers in our lives. What does this mean? Do we have to go to school all our lives!?!?

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Summary

Using your own words (don’t copy from the book) and using the past tense, write a paragraph about the important events of these chapters. Think about what is most important.

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Favorite Quote: What is your favorite quote from these pages and explain why you like it?

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Vocabulary from the chapter

Pick 10 new words for you, words you don’t know and want to learn. Write them below along with the page number. Then look them up in a dictionary. Use English.

Word

Page #

meaning

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Homework 4: Pages 80-107

Name: ____________________________

Date: ____________________________

Short Answers

Using your own words (don’t copy from the book), write 3-5 sentences about Morrie’s views on these topics.

1. What is Morrie’s view on death and dying? _______________________________________________

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2. What is Morrie’s view on family? _______________________________________________________

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3. What is Morrie’s view on emotions? ____________________________________________________

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Favorite Quote: What is your favorite quote from these pages and explain why you like it?

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Vocabulary from the chapter

Pick 10 new words for you, words you don’t know and want to learn. Write them below along with the page number. Then look them up in a dictionary. Use English.

Word

Page #

meaning

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Homework 5: Pages 108-140

Name: ____________________________

Date: ____________________________

Short Answers

Using your own words (don’t copy from the book), write 3-5 sentences about Morrie’s views on these topics.

1. Describe Morrie’s changing medical condition in these chapters? What can / can’t he do now? _____________________________________________________________________________________

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2. What is Morrie’s view on aging? _______________________________________________________

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3. What is Morrie’s view on money and the material world? ____________________________________

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4. Describe is Morrie’s view on paying attention to people? ____________________________________

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Favorite Quote: What is your favorite quote from these pages and explain why you like it?

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Vocabulary from the chapter

Pick 10 new words for you, words you don’t know and want to learn. Write them below along with the page number. Then look them up in a dictionary. Use English.

Word

Page #

meaning

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Homework 6: Pages 141-163

Name: ____________________________

Date: ____________________________

Short Answers

Using your own words (don’t copy from the book), write 3-5 sentences about Morrie’s views on these topics.

1. Describe Morrie’s view of marriage. _____________________________________________________________________________________

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2. Describe the change in Mitch in the 11th Tuesday. Why did these changes happen? ________________

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3. What is Morrie’s view American culture? ________________________________________________

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Favorite Quote: What is your favorite quote from these pages and explain why you like it?

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Vocabulary from the chapter

Pick 10 new words for you, words you don’t know and want to learn. Write them below along with the page number. Then look them up in a dictionary. Use English.

Word

Page #

meaning

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Homework 7: Pages 164-189

Name: ____________________________

Date: ____________________________

Short Answers

Using your own words (don’t copy from the book), write 3-5 sentences about Morrie’s views on these topics.

1. Describe Morrie’s view in forgiveness? __________________________________________________

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2. According to Morrie, how are plants and animals the same as ? _______________________________

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3. According to Morrie, how are we all different? ____________________________________________

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4. How did Mitch say goodbye to Morrie? __________________________________________________

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Favorite Quote: What is your favorite quote from these pages and explain why you like it?

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Vocabulary from the chapter

Pick 10 new words for you, words you don’t know and want to learn. Write them below along with the page number. Then look them up in a dictionary. Use English.

Word

Page #

meaning

1.







2.







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