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Warm Up 8-11-2014(WtK Words) 1.Theme: A central idea, message, or lesson that is conveyed by a piece of literature. The message may be about life, society,

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1 Warm Up (WtK Words) 1.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. Textual evidence: any part of a text that is used to help validate, clarify, or justify a claim made about the text. It might include character quotes, descriptions of actions or reactions, or selected passages. 3.Sensory details: Sensory Details are used to provide a complete picture of a topic statement, usually as illustrations and/or experiences. The five senses are: taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell. The more senses you can use, the more interesting your writing become to readers. Example: ONION 1. Sight: Onions are brown and round. 2. Sound: Onions crinkle & crackle when you peel the skin like burning logs. 3. Smell: Onions have a sharp, stingy smell. 4. Taste: Onions taste very tart. 5. Touch: Onions’ outer skin feels like paper. 4.Imagery: consists of the words or phrases a writer uses to represent people, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the senses; mental images created through figurative descriptions 5.Figurative language/word meaning: Writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally; often called “figures of speech.” Ex: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification.

2 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!

3 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.

4 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.

5 FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH No Warm Up!


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