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Welcome - 1- FIND YOUR ASSIGNED SEAT - 2- WRITE IN YOUR AGENDA: READ FOR 20 MIN & NEWSLETTER - 3- GET A NEWSLETTER: NEEDS TO BE SIGNED AND TURNED IN TOMORROW! - 3- TABLE OF CONTENTS: - 8/22/13Similesp WORK AT YOUR DESK ON THE DISCOVERING SIMILES PAGE IN YOUR COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK.
Discovering Similes You can paint strong word pictures by comparing two things that share some qualities. A simile is a comparison of two things that have some quality in common. A simile contains a word such as like, as, resembles, or than. A metaphor is a comparison of two things that does not use like, as, resembles, or than. Instead, it states that one thing actually is something else. Examples: When my brother makes dinner, the kitchen looks like a battleground. The sink, filled with dirty dishes, is as crowded and messy as a junkyard. The countertops are a nightmare of stains, spills, and potato peelings. Comparison Characteristics Things Compared from Examples Simile With like, as, kitchen / battleground; sink / junkyard Metaphor Without like, as countertops / nightmare
Directions: Read the passage. Identify three examples of similes. Underline the example and explain their meaning below. Sometimes I think that I’m as blind as a bat. Yesterday my teacher asked us to find examples of similes. I’m usually smart as a whip but I couldn’t find anything. My mind was like a blank page. My friend Brian is a computer of information. He suggested that I look in the newspaper. On the front page was the headline “Flag Flies High as a Kite.” There are no similes there. Next I tried looking in my favorite book. It is a book about baseball. The main character in the book speeds around the bases like a racecar. But there are no similes there either. Finally, Brian says “you’re as slow as a snail.” And I say, “Aha! There is a simile!”
“Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros Story is all about Rachel’s 11 th birthday. How do you feel about your birthdays? Predict with your neighbor what you think will happen in this story. How does Rachel feel about her birthday?
As we read, let’s keep the following questions in mind: How does the narrator feel about her birthday? How can you be different ages all at once? What types of characteristics would you give the narrator?
Day 2 of Unit 1: “I Won’t Grow Up!” 1-Agenda: Read for 20 min 2- Turn in Newsletter bottom signature portion to class period drawer. 3-Finish finding 4 similes from the “Discovering Similes” page in your compbook.
Similes in Context Having read “Eleven”, you and your team need to find at least 3 similes from the text. On a sheet of paper, write: Simile:______________________ Page Found on: _____ # of Paragraph on that page:____ Meaning:______________________________ Compares ______ with ________
After having read “Eleven”, Let’s look at page 204 and discuss #2-3 as a class.
Day 3 of Unit 1: “I Won’t Grow Up!””Eleven” 1. Agenda: Read for 20 min 2. Finish finding 3 similes with teammates. Write down the simile, meaning, and what it compares
Close Read: Target passage 1: p.200 Look at lines 1-13 again. Reread these lines and consider the following questions: How does the narrator feel about her birthday? What evidence in lines 4-6 can you find? How can you be different ages all at once? How do lines 8-13 answer this question? What do you know about the narrator so far? What from these lines tells you about her?
Close Read: Target passage 1: p.202 Look at lines again. Reread these lines and consider the following questions: Why does Rachel feel sick inside? What evidence can you find in lines 44-47? Why does Rachel feel so young? Cite textual evidence from lines How does Rachel show that the sweater isn’t hers? What evidence from this passage can you find? Direct us to the correct line of passage to prove your response. How do lines forshadow how the conflict with Mrs. Price will be resolved?
Close Read: Target passage 1: p.203 Look at lines again. Reread these lines and consider the following questions: According to Rachel, what is the worst part of the sweater incident? What evidence from these lines says that? Why does Rachel say “it’s too late”? Why does Rachel wish she were one hundred and two years old?