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Warm Up 8-12-2013 (WtK Words) 1.Memoir / autobiographical narrative: a literary genre, forming a subclass of autobiography– although the terms 'memoir'

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1 Warm Up (WtK Words) 1.Memoir / autobiographical narrative: a literary genre, forming a subclass of autobiography– although the terms 'memoir' and 'autobiography' are almost an interchangeable record of events. Memoirs are structured differently from formal autobiographies (which tend to encompass the writer's entire life span), focusing rather on the development of his or her personality. The chronological scope of a memoir is more focused and flexible than the traditional arc of birth to old age as found in an autobiography. 2.Autobiography: is an account of the life of a person, written by its subject; usually an individuals whole life story from birth. 3.Primary source: A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event. 4.Secondary source: A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Examples: text books & other books, encyclopedias, magazine articles 5.Anecdote: a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical. 6.Theme: A central idea, message, or lesson that is conveyed by a piece of literature. The message may be about life, society, or human nature. Themes often explore timeless and universal ideas and may be implied rather than stated explicitly; the lesson learned from a story

2 Warm Up Accede or Exceed? The words accede and exceed are both verbs. To accede means to give in to or agree to. To exceed means to go beyond. (Remember: the prefix ex- can mean out of or outside.) Write two sentences using the word accede correctly and two sentences using the word exceed correctly. You may add prefixes and/or suffixes to the terms.

3 Warm Up Correct these sentences: 1.my Dad gave the prezint to pete and I 2.It werent no serprize I new he wood do it Use context clues to determine the meaning of the underlined word below. 3.The time line gave the events in chronological order. Fact or opinion? 4.Over 75% of the students had a library card. 5.Every student should read one book each month.

4 Warm Up Writing Assignment: write a complete paragraph, (ie: topic sentence, supporting details, and a clincher sentence) about how you respond to being served your favorite food. Use sensory details to describe your experience!

5 Warm Up What is a synonym for genre? 2._________ is the story of someones life written by another person. 3. The story of a persons life written by that person is a(n) _________. 4. A suffix comes at the ________ of a word. 5. A prefix comes at the ________ of a word.


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