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Kino, Juana and Coyotito

7 1 Kino, Juana and Coyotito K ino woke up early in the morning. The stars were still shining in the sky. The cockerels were beginning to crow 1 and the pigs were looking for something to eat.

Teacher's notes LEVEL 3

Chapter 1: Kino, Juana and their baby son, Coyotito, live in a wooden house by the sea in peace and contentment. One morning, a scorpion stings Coyotito on the shoulder and the wealthy town doctor to whom they take the child refuses to help him because they are poor.

THE PEARL - John Steinbeck

"In the town they tell the story of the great pearl- how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito.


They wrap Coyotito in a blanket and take him in their prized canoe into the water so Kino can dive for pearls. Kino finds the "Pearl of the World," and Coyotito rests more comfortably, ...

Chapter 2 - The Pearl

Chapter 2 - The Pearl  Jot Notes  Conflict  Questions Jot Notes  Kino, Coyotito and Juana go out in the canoe  Kino finds a very large oyster (pearl)  The pearl has a ghostly gleam  Juana puts a seaweed poultice on Coyotito's shoulder  The pearl is described as having a ...


HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH IA The Pearl Comprehension Questions 1. How did Coyotito become injured while in his sleeping box? 2. What did Juan decide to do with the sick baby that surprised all her neighbors?

The Scorpion Bite

Light shone in on Coyotito's box, and on the ropes that held it. A r ope moved suddenly. It was a small movement, but it caught their eyes. A scorpion was moving slowly down the rope toward the baby's box.


Why did the doctor refuse to treat Coyotito? 4. What does that tell you about the doctor's personality? 5. What are the conflicts in the story so far? 6.

English 10 Name:

Describe the tragic event that happens to Coyotito (inciting incident). 6. Why did the townspeople believe the doctor would not come to treat Coyotito? 7 ...

The Pearl Study Guide

How is the tracker's reaction to Coyotito's cry ironic? 38. How is Coyotito's death revealed? 39. How has the granting of Kino's wish become an irony? 40.