English 11 Unit 2 – Lesson 8 Worksheet “Glove’s Labor Lost” by Thomas Boswell (25 marks)



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English 11
Unit 2 – Lesson 8 Worksheet
“Glove’s Labor Lost” by Thomas Boswell (25 marks)

PART A - Pre-reading Notes


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PART B - Pre-reading Focus
There is no Pre-reading focus assignment for this selection.
PART C - Responding to the Selection Questions (20 marks)
INSTRUCTIONS:

Answer the following questions using complete and descriptive sentences. Be sure to make reference to the question in the answer. Do not feel compelled to stick to the spacing limitations below.

1. What did you appreciate most about Thomas Boswell’s essay, “Glove’s Labor Lost”? Why?

2. What did Boswell suggest was “a truer sign of spring than any robin”?

3. When and how did Boswell acquire his fist baseball glove?

4. Describe the steps that occurred in acquiring the second glove..

5. Name three methods Boswell used to keep his glove safe from harm.

6. What ultimately became of the glove?

7. In writing about a beloved baseball glove, Boswell tells us about himself. By reading “Glove’s Labor Lost,” what did you learn about the kind of person Boswell is?

8. In your opinion, why did Boswell include the last incident in his essay? What other incident does the final one resemble?







Part D- Worksheets 1 and 2 (5 marks)

Worksheet 1- Usage and Mechanics Worksheet


The following sentences are from a first draft of an essay about “Glove’s Labor Lost.”. Correct all usage and mechanics errors. Pay particular attention to the places where commas should be inserted. The number in parentheses indicates the number of corrections to be made.

  1. Gloves Labor Lost is one of those essays from Mr Boswells How Life Imitates the World Series. A book which is a collection of Sports essays. (13)

  2. Tom Boswells Junior High School principle was also his mathe teacher and his camp director his name was Dick Babyak. (8)

  3. The author left among other things his glove he left it at college he knew that his life would be changing now and the Spahn 300 would not no longer be a part of it. (9)

  4. We all leave cymbals of our youth behind. Whether it be a teddy baer an innertube or a childs story book. At the time were in a hurry to leave them, later we long to have them back. (15)









Worksheet 2 - Making Inferences About an Author


The essay "Glove's Labor Lost" tells us about more than a baseball glove. If you read the essay carefully and thoughtfully, you learn about the author as well. What might you infer about the author from the following quotations? Write your inferences on the lines. Explain and defend your inferences.

1. "Once retrieved, the glove was never endangered again."

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2. "My mother accused me of knowing every glove in the city personally."

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3. "In the alley, beside my house, I saved many a home run...."

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4. "I spent one last summer working in the humid, but still idyllic world of scrapping children


and hot macaroni in July."

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5. "I used it in practice...though I used the school's big first baseman's mitt in games."

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