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The Pearl eNotes Reading Response Prompts

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  • Why is it so important that Kino find a pearl of some value? What does the “Song of the Pearl That Might Be” suggest about how he is feeling as he gathers the oysters?
  • Sometimes Juana observes Christian customs; sometimes she prays to the ancient gods of her people. Why do you suppose she does both? Which set of beliefs do you think are more a part of her? Why?
  • Juana and Kino believe the doctor can treat Coyotito’s illness better than Juana can because his medicine costs money. Are expensive things always better than things that are inexpensive? Explain what you think, and give some examples.

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These eNotes Reading Response Prompts are designed to encourage your students to read more effectively and with more pleasure by giving them interesting subjects to write about after they have read. Many of the prompts will take them directly into the text, while others will give them an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and to reflect on their own experiences.

A second purpose of the eNotes Reading Response Prompts is to facilitate instruction in ways that work for you in the classroom. The organization of the prompts makes them easy to use, and the content and construction of the prompts are designed to develop students’ knowledge and academic skills.