A Gringo in the Lettuce Field – Gabriel Thompson.
Read “A Gringo in the Lettuce Field” Gabriel Thompson and write a 1 paper with instructions provided.
1. Write a brief summary of the main idea Thompson wants his readers to understand about his observations.
Remember, when you write a summary, always begin by naming the essay and author you are writing a summary for, then include the author’s main point for writing this essay. You should include just enough specific information to support the main idea you have described.
2 Your Reaction – What does Thompson, being an outsider enable him to understand – or prevent him from understanding about the community he has entered?
3 Analyzing Assumptions – What do you think of Mateo’s comment after guessing Thompson’s true purpose: “That is good…American’s should know the hard work that Mexicans do in this country?
4 Identify at least two interesting and significant quotes that bring Thompson’s reason for writing this essay to life.