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1) Read the poem "Choices" by Nikki Giovanni (remember her? Wes' sister is named after her) -- Answer the two questions on the handout - how would each Wes interpret this piece?
2) Flip your paper over. Respond to this constructed response prompt:
In the course of the book, the other Wes Moore (Wes 2/Wes the prisoner) decides to change his life. He enters the Job Corps, quickly completes his GED, and successfully finishes his training. Despite this, he is unable to secure a job that that provides a living wage. In the end, he resorts to reentering the drug trade. Based on the circumstances that author Wes Moore presents, to what extent is this inevitable?
Your response should be a well-developed paragraph; written in present tense, in third person, avoiding contractions, abbreviations, slang, etc.)
3) Watch this interview with Wes Moore and do the following (still on the back of your handout, or attach a piece of paper if needed):
•Before Viewing: What do you think “a life well lived” includes?
•During Viewing: Record 10 interesting points from the interview.
•After Viewing: Connect Moore’s words to Unit 3.
Click here to view the video.
4) Use any remaining time to read silently - make sure The Other Wes Moore is done (and questions completed) by the time you walk in on Monday. If you're done with this book, you can read your parallel reading text.
Click here for the Wes Moore Part 2 activity. Complete this after the Touchstone. If for any reason you don't finish, please complete it by Tuesday 11/7.