As Long as the Rivers Flow by James Bartleman

By James Bartleman

From the complete memoirist and previous Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario comes a primary novel of terrific middle and spirit for each Canadian.

The novel follows one lady, Martha, from the Cat Lake First kingdom in Northern Ontario who's "stolen" from her relatives on the age of six and flown far-off to residential university. She doesn't communicate English yet is punished for conversing her local language; so much terrifying and bewildering, she can be "fed" to the school's attendant priest with an appeal to little girls.

Ten lengthy years later, Martha unearths her method domestic back, slightly capable of converse her local tongue. The stories of abuse on the residential college are so robust that she attempts to drown her emotions in drink, and whilst she provides delivery to her cherished son, Spider, he's taken away through Children's relief to Toronto. In time, she has a toddler lady, Raven, whom she comes to a decision to depart within the care of her mom whereas she braves the bewildering strangeness of the large urban to discover her son and convey him domestic.

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Phrasing and inflection, two important reading skills, are at the heart of Reader’s Theater. Students also develop public speaking skills such as volume, pacing, and facial expression. The traditional format of Reader’s Theater is very simple. There really is no right or wrong way to do it. By following these few tips, you and your students will be ready to explore the world of Reader’s Theater. EQUIPMENT Location: A theater or gymnasium is a fine place for a Reader’s Theater performance, but staging the performance in the classroom works well too.

Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die.

Supplies were running low. The Texas soldiers were almost out of ammunition. Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort.

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