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DEAR MR.

KILMER THEME
TEACHERS COPY
THEME
ACTIVITY 1
Match the themes in the first column with the textual evidence in the second column.

Themes Textual evidences


1. Humanity and A. Pa had lost the two most important people
friendship give us in his life.she thought he deserved a little
hope. patience. (p.15)
2. Humanity and B. And everybody in her family sang Germans
friendship give us songs. It was like they didnt care. (p.30)
hope
3. Challenges of C. Oh, Richie, your friend Mr. Kilmer has
growing up been killed (p.116)
4. Love D. But would there be anything wrong with
understanding me delivering it to the Schermers? Just
and family from myself? (p.35)
relationships.
5. Where there is E. So much of the time I feel very alone,
prejudice, there even when Im around other people.
is no reason. (p.27)

HOTS!

1. In your opinion do you think Richard and Mr. Kilmer would still maintain a
correspondence had Mr. Kilmer not gone to war?

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2. In what ways has Mr. Kilmer Helped Richard through his letters?

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Prepared by: PORSHOTMAN ELENGGOVEN


SMJK Chung Hua
DEAR MR. KILMER THEME
TEACHERS COPY
3. Do you think Angie did the right thing by giving up her education? Give reasons for your
answer.

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4. In his poem, Richard writes A precious little world has died. What does he mean by it?

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Prepared by: PORSHOTMAN ELENGGOVEN


SMJK Chung Hua
DEAR MR. KILMER THEME
TEACHERS COPY

Answer scheme
THEME
ACTIVITY 1
Match the themes in the first column with the textual evidence in the second column.

Themes Textual evidences


6. Humanity and F. Pa had lost the two most important people
friendship give us in his life.she thought he deserved a little
hope. patience. (p.15)
7. Humanity and G. And everybody in her family sang Germans
friendship give us songs. It was like they didnt care. (p.30)
hope
8. Challenges of H. Oh, Richie, your friend Mr. Kilmer has
growing up been killed (p.116)
9. Love I. But would there be anything wrong with
understanding me delivering it to the Schermers? Just
and family from myself? (p.35)
relationships.
10. Where there is J. So much of the time I feel very alone,
prejudice, there even when Im around other people.
is no reason. (p.27)

HOTS!

5. In your opinion do you think Richard and Mr. Kilmer would still maintain a
correspondence had Mr. Kilmer not gone to war? Give reasons for your answer.
-Yes. I think Mr.Kilmer would still respond to Richards letters because he seems to be a
nice man who would love to encourage the younger generation to appreciate poetry,
especially those who not get adequate support from their family.

6. In what ways has Mr. Kilmer Helped Richard through his letters?
-Mr. Kilmer has become somewhat like a mentor ans a father figure to Richard through
his letters. He gives Richard support, advice and a willing to listen to his problems.

7. Do you think Angie did the right thing by giving up her education? Give reasons for your
answer.
-No, I dont think giving up her education is the right thing to do. This is because
education is important and it would give her more opportunities in life. Mr. Knight should
have hired someone to help out around the farm instead of depending on his daughter.

8. In his poem, Richard writes A precious little world has died. What does he mean by it?
-It means that a very important person in his life has died. While to some a persons
death may just be a statistics, it means the world to the person who loves him such as
his family and friends.

Prepared by: PORSHOTMAN ELENGGOVEN


SMJK Chung Hua