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The Scholarship Jacket

Racism is a well known problem throughout this world. We get judge every day whether its our race, the way we dress, the way we talk, how we do academically, and if were going to succeed in life based on others people way of thinking what success is. The following story that I read is an excellent example of the way people underestimate us just because of our race or where we stand in society. “The Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Salinas is about a young girl wanting to figure out why life sometimes seems harder for her just because of her race and where she stands in society. The main characters in this story are Martha, her grandfather, and the principal. They are some few minor characters, her two teachers. The…show more content…

This may be true sometimes, but in this case I do not believe so. When a person deserves something they have worked so hard for, it should be given to them. Martha is being judge for her race and where she comes from. This is typical for it to happen in a school. No matter what race you are, you get underestimated in what you are capable of doing just because of where you come from. In this case, Martha is getting judge on because she is Mexican, even though she’s proven herself academically and gotten straight A’s. They want to give the reward to someone else because of who her parents are and what they do. Martha was very upset to hear this; she could not believe what she overheard. The next day the principal had called her into the office to tell her the news; she got chosen to get the scholarship jacket. Their was a catch though, he told Martha that the board had changed their rules this year and she had to pay fifteen dollars to receive this jacket. The principal wouldn’t even look at her directly when he was talking to her he knew this was very wrong of him to do. He knew that this was going to make it harder on Martha for her to receive the jacket and thought maybe she will give up the opportunity. Sad to say, but this still happens in real life. Everyone should be given an equal opportunity at everything. We all deserve an equal chance to get awarded for whatever success we have in

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"The Scholarship Jacket" by Marta Salinas
Your dream may be to go to camp, to be a star on the basketball court, to be class president, or to go to college someday. Whatever it is, hard work and luck can help you fulfill that dream. However, like the narrator of "The Scholarship Jacket," you may experience obstacles that block your progress.
Write about your dreams for the future. What obstacles might you encounter while working to make your dream come true? What are some ways you could possibly overcome those obstacles?
October 6, 2015
Analyze Visuals
Texas History:
The main character in "The Scholarship Jacket" is a Mexican-American girl who lives in Texas.
The history of Tejanos, or Texas Mexicans, dates back more than 200 years.
As early as 1731, Tejanos established a ranch community in what was then northeastern Mexico.
About 100 years later, Mexico invited immigrants from the U.S. to settle in the region.
The Tejanos and the immigrants eventually joined forces to fight for their independence from Mexico, and in 1845, Texas became part of the U.S.
Mexicans continued migrating to Texas, but they often faced discrimination.
Today, over seven million residents of Texas are Mexican Americans.
Background to the Story
Identify the Notice and Note Signposts
in order to
practice analyzing a text
by reading the short story "The Scholarship Jacket" and
completing a Reading Log along with Text Dependent Questions.
Academic Vocabulary
Famous Mexican-Americans
Read "When I Lay My Burden Down" by Maya Angelou.
Be prepared for a quiz!

Text Dependent Questions for "Scolarship Jacket" if not completed in class.
Marta Salinas was born in Coalinga, California, and received a degree in creative writing from the University of California at Irvine. "The Scholarship Jacket" is one of several short stories Salinas has published in journals and collections.
Background: Marta Salinas
As a class, we will re-read the first page of the story together.
In groups, you will be assigned a passage from the rest of the story to re-read.
Highlight the Notice and Note signposts you come across and complete the Reading Log.
Be prepared to present your answers to the class!

Independent practice: Complete the Text Dependent Questions on a separate sheet of paper (MLA heading)

"The Scholarship Jacket"
Exit Ticket
Do Now: Journal Entry
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
Kahoot Quiz on Notice & Note Signposts Strategies
With a partner answer the following question:

On the basis of the details in this painting, how do you think the girl is feeling?
Copy this into your journals and complete each stem:
First-Person Point of View
1 2 3 4
Since the story was told in first-person point of view, we knew all about the world from the character's perspective.
Your definition:
In your own words, what is first-person point of view?
The narrator is telling the story using the pronouns I, me, we, you, and us.
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Which "signpost" or close reading strategy have you used the most? Why?

Which "signpost" or close reading strategy have you used the most? Why?
Please read "Scholarship Jacket" upon completion of Do Now
"Bernadita" (1922) Oil on Canvas

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