As I read to my students. I
would stop at various times and ask them a question. I want them to
relate what I am reading to their own experience and their own feelings.
"Many homeless people had no one to look out for them.; they were
isolated from family and friends, many times of their own choice."
Question: What do you think
this means, to be isolated? Why would someone want to isolate
"He could have been a colleague of mine, I thought, any of the
teachers I had worked with over the years. Why him and not them?
Question: What does the
word, "colleague" mean? What do you think? Why did he
become homeless and not another teacher?
"I don't mean to bee so abrupt with you, but your questions
interrupt my train of thought."
Question: How would you
describe how J.C. was feeling? How do you think it made me feel
when he said that to me? Do you ever feel that way when someone
51 "A smile costs nothing but its value is priceless. It
enriches the one who gives it but it doesn't impoverish him."
Question: What do you think this quote means?
51 "Holidays were probably hard for J.C., I thought . .
Question: How do you think a homeless person celebrates the holidays?
55 "I sighed deeply thinking how a homeless person could just
disappear and no one would ever miss him."
Question: What would you do if a homeless person was missing? What happens if a
homeless person is missing? Who would care?
62 "It is one of the most beautiful
compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another
without helping himself." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Question: What does this quote mean?
67 "Shelter are so crowded that the night are noisy with
people talking, crying, laughing, and so on."
Question: What are the pros and cons of shelters.
How do you thin living in a shelter compares to your own life?