I just ambushed a fellow teacher – she said that she is teaching House of the Scorpion. Okay, I didn’t jump her – I just eagerly offered my help. I don’t know if I will be teaching HOTS this year. Although it is written on a 6th grade level, I have usually used it for older students. This is my first time teaching 6th grade ESOL, so I don’t want to push it.
I had already offered my services to one teacher, but she just said that most of her students had already read the book by 6th grade. She must teach “enhanced” Lang. Arts classes. So, I hope that there is someone that will benefit from my experience.
This card is from the deck I started designing last year. When he is born, Matt Alacran is tattooed on his foot. I actually imagine it as one of those round address label stamps, but I really liked this tribal scorpion tattoo that I found online, so I thought I’d use it. I hope it was on his left foot… I like this card – the feet, the “Property of” t-shirt design in the background and the scorpion tattoo look cool.
In the story, the tattoo is usually out of sight, but it give him away at the beginning when he cuts his feet and hands. Then, someone at the orphanage sees it and rats him out.