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GENERAL – SPRING 2011 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
DAY TWO: AGENDA By the end of class, you should be able to… explain how the structure of a text affects the reader’s understanding. Bell Ringer Grammar Review: N-World Article Homework Skill Focus: Structure – sequential order Reading: Ch. 2-3 Exit Slip Homework: Ch.4-5
BELL RINGER #2 (A) 4/13 & (B) 4/14 In chapters 2 and 3, Scout starts school. Think about your earliest school experiences and describe them in a well-developed paragraph.
WORD WORK #2 indigenous (adj.): belonging to a particular region or country seceded (vb.): To secede is to break away. During the Civil War, Alabama was one of the states that broke away, or seceded from the Union. vexations (n.): To vex is to annoy, so a vexation is something that causes annoyance or problems. contentious (adj.): always ready to argue or fight discernible (adj.): understandable dispensation (n.): a release from an obligation or promise. In this case, by offering friendship to Walter and promising that Scout won't fight with him, Jem dispenses her threat to fight with him more.
WORD WORK #2 Indigenous Secede Vexation Contentious Discernible dispensation Match each vocabulary work with the phrase below which is synonymous with it’s definition: 1.to bother 2.culturally significant 3.released 4.to make sense 5.to separate from a group 6.hot-headed
NOTES: ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS
WHY DO WE USE STRUCTURE/ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS? FOR THE WRITER... Gives a writer a blueprint, or plan, for HOW to write Helps an author meet his/her PURPOSE in writing FOR THE READER... Allows a reader to comprehend, or make sense of, what they read Makes sure a reader can remember the main points of what they read
TODAY’S SKILL FOCUS: SEQUENCING (OR CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Definition : when an author organizes their information in order (first to last, step-by-step) or narrates (tells!) a story from beginning to end Key Question to ask yourself when reading : Does the author describe ideas or events in the order in which they happened or should happen? Key Words to note : after; before; during; later; first; second; then; today; when
SEQUENCING (OR CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Why would this pattern work best for these types of pieces? personal expressive pieces personal narratives memoirs novels and short stories brochures and manuals historical summaries and textbooks
EXAMPLE: ARE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS IN SEQUENTIAL (STEP-BY-STEP) ORDER? 1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2.Combine all ingredients. 3.Measure your ingredients. 4.Buy ingredients. 5.Spread into a pan. 6.Bake for 45 minutes.
EXAMPLE: ARE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS IN CHRONOLOGICAL (TIME) ORDER? 1.The signing of The Declaration of Independence 2.Columbus discovers the New World 3.The Civil Rights Movement 4.The abolishment of slavery 5.America elects the first black President 6.Black men receive the right to vote
READING CH. 2 As we read, we’re going to practice taking note of sequencing/chronological order. Part 1: We’ll make a list of important events as Scout tells us about them. Part 2: We’ll number them in the order in which they happened in real time to see if Scout uses sequencing/chronological order to tell her story.
READING CH. 3 Now you’ll practice the same thing as you read Ch. 3. Part 1: Make a list of important events as Scout tells you about them. Part 2: Number the events in the order in which they happened in real time to see if Scout uses sequencing/chronological order to tell her story. Reflective Question: Does Scout use sequencing/chronological order? Justify your answer.
Exit Slip: Put the following events in sequential/chronological order: (as they happen in real life, not the order they are told) 1.Scout and Jem’s mother dies. 2.Dill dares Jem to touch the Radley house. 3.Walter has lunch at the Finch house. 4.Scout fights Walter. 5.Jem and Scout meet Dill. 6.Scout starts the first grade. 7.Miss. Caroline punishes Scout. 8.Miss. Caroline cries about Burris Ewell. 9.Miss. Caroline offers lunch money to Walter. 10.Atticus and Scout reach a compromise.
HOMEWORK: BY NEXT CLASS, YOU SHOULD READ THE NEXT TO CHAPTERS (CH. 4-5) AND COMPLETE YOUR READING QUESTIONS.