The Trouble With Kipples
Kind of Activity:
Students will unpack and examine J.R.'s theory of Kipple.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2
"Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself," Isidore explains. "Kipple drives out nonkipple."
As a class, identify what Isidore means by "kipple." In particular, examine the following passage, from Chapter Six:
""No one can win against kipple," he said,...
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