Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Esmé Raji Codell
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Codell take her students on January 20?

2. What theme does Codell choose for her students for their Christmas assembly?

3. According to Ms. Coil, how do teachers (besides Codell) react to her suggestions to improve the design of their classrooms?

4. When an architect shows Codell her future classroom in Part I, which of the following is something Codell thinks?

5. What occurs on the bus ride to the university science fair on October 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jim Trelease in the Afterword bring up a governor and a chairman of the State Board of Education?

2. What is The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes about, as described in a September 27 entry?

3. How is the learning environment different at Codell's new school, versus the students described in the journal?

4. How does Codell build up suspense in her class for the introduction of the "time machine"?

5. Describe Miss Clark's attempt to teach Codell's kids on January 11.

6. At the beginning of Part I, what does fifth-grader Melanie warn incoming students about the fifth grade?

7. What dictates what songs Codell hears in her mind throughout the day according to the April 11 entry?

8. Explain the story of Ozzie becoming ill at school.

9. Describe Ismene, including her appearance and personality.

10. What is the significance of the blue, pink, and gold sari Codell receives?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Codell frequently demonstrates creativity and ingenuity in dealing with problematic children. Describe how Codell deals with the following students and situations:

1)Billy Williams and his constant bad attitude

2)Melanie and her desire to steal

3)B. B. and his frequent behavior issues

Essay Topic 2

A fellow teacher at Codell's school states that the modern teacher must not only be a teacher, but oftentimes a mother, a counselor, and more. State Codell's own attitude in regards to a teacher's enlarging role in a child's life. What might be the advantages to a child when a teacher is more than a teacher? What might be the advantages to a child when a teacher stays strictly to teaching?

Essay Topic 3

Is Codell emotionally involved with her students? Is "love" an appropriate term for Codell's relationship with her students? What might Codell say about the value (or danger) of a teacher's emotional attachment with his or her students? How might this attachment affect the learning process?

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