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1 READ SILENTLY e ither your independent SEM-R novel or your Literature book chec

2 November 28, intro to Winter Poetry and Rev It Up Ho mework Make flashcards for the 10 vocabulary words (word on the front) and definition on the back. Le sson Essential Question How can I use context clues to better comprehend vocabulary within a text? Warm Up Today we will start on your weekly vocabulary lessons. You will work with 10 words throughout the week and will have a quiz on Friday.

3 In your Rev It Up book, turn to pg. 9. We will start off by reading the short story Stowaway, which uses some of this week's vocabulary words. See if you can figure out their meaning through context clues.

4 Now let's take a look at this week's words. Number 1-10 in your notes and copy the definition for each word as go through the list.

5 1. crescendo - a sound that gets louder and louder 2. abyss - a hole or space so big that it seems bottomless 3. retract - to pull back or in 4. disillusioned - to realize that something or someone is not as good as you thought 5. buffet - to hit or push violently or repeatedly 6. turbulence - a disturbance caused by wind or unpredictable, constantly changing conditions 7. conspire - to secretly plan to do something 8. imprudent - to act without thinking through the consequence 9. intrepid - to be brave and determined and not let obstacles get in your way 1 0. clandestine - done in secret, probably because it is wrong or illegal

6 Now look at the "Explain Yourself" section on pg. 13. In your notes, answer each of the questions, restating each question.

7 Homework Make flashcards for each of the 10 words. If you don't have index cards, cut up a piece of paper. The vocabulary word goes on the front and definition goes on the back of the card.

8 FRONT OF INDEX CARD BACK OF INDEX CARD crescendo a sound that gets louder and louder

9 Winter Poetry Pre-assessment Take out a clean sheet of paper. Put your name, LA block and date (11/28/11) in the top right corner. Title it Winter Poetry Pre-assessment. Write the definition AND give an example for each of the following terms. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, LEAVE IT BLANK! 1. alliteration - example: 2. metaphor - example: 3. rhyme - 4. onomatopoeia 5. personification 6. figurative language 7. simile 8. repetition 9. stanza

10 Winter Poetry An swer the following questions in your notes... Complete this statement in 3-5 sentences...When I hear the word "poetry," I.. What makes the genre of poetry different from other genres? Name as many authors of poetry as you can. What are some different types of poetry?

11 When I hear the word "poetry," I..

12 What makes the genre of poetry different from other genres? written visually differently - shape lines, stanzas punctuation doesn't have to be accurate read differently than other genres descriptive detail, language not much dialogue

13 Na me as many authors of poetry as you can. Robert Frost Dr. Seuss Edgar Allan Poe Emily Dickenson Shakespeare Homer Shel Silverstein

14 Wh at are some different types of poetry? Haiku Diamante ConcreteSonnets Acrostic Narrative Limerick Nursery Rhyme

15 So me poems can be serious...

16 Bl ow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind - William Shakespeare B low, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most friendship if feigning, most loving mere folly: Then heigh-ho, the holly! This life is most jolly. Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky, That does not bite so nigh As benefits forgot: Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp As a friend remembered not. Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most friendship if feigning, most loving mere folly: Then heigh-ho, the holly! This life is most jolly.

17 Wh ile others are...NOT so serious...

18 Snowball - Shel Silverstein I m ade myself a snowball As perfect as could be. I thought I’d keep it as a pet And let it sleep with me. I made it some pajamas And a pillow for its head. Then last night it ran away, But first it wet the bed.

19 Wh ich type do you think you'll see on the EOG??? Why?


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