Presentation on theme: "Do Now: Label these as Metaphors (M) or Similes (S), then answer the questions: 1. What two things are compared? 2. What is the quality these two things."— Presentation transcript:
Do Now: Label these as Metaphors (M) or Similes (S), then answer the questions: 1. What two things are compared? 2. What is the quality these two things share? 1. Francisco is as unique as a unicorn. 2. The fog is like thick smoke. 3. My dog is a prince. 4. Books are gems.
We will use our say/mean/matter graphic organizer to explains what metaphors and similes mean in the short story “Eleven.” We will learn how to tell difference and correctly use “it’s/its” and “who’s/whose.”
When you read your book, look for similes and metaphors. Write these down on your post it. Be prepared to share about what you read!
Say: authors words. Mean: what the author means when he/she uses the simile or metaphor. Matter: why does the author use this simile or metaphor in their story?
What is this story about? What does the character want? What is the problem in the story? What is the setting.
You will find examples of similes or metaphors in the story, Eleven, and complete the say/mean/matter chart on the left side of your notebook. Let’s try and complete the say/mean/matter chart for at least three similes and metaphors. We have 10 minutes!
You are going to pick one of the smiles or metaphors that you wrote about and answer the following questions. 1. Why does the author use this metaphor or simile in the story (matter). Write a full paragraph explaining your answer.
Another pair of words that we often confuse or misspell are “Its” and It’s” Let’s learn how what each one means first.
Possessive. Something belongs to someone. Ex. Its color is blue. Ex. Its favorite type of food is vegetables. We usually use “its” when we talk about things or animal, not people.
Means: “It is” or “it has” Ex: It’s 3 pm. It is 3 pm Ex. It’s been cold all week. It has been cold all week Ex: It’s been a long day.
When you are not sure which “it’s/its” to use try “it is” first or “it has” If “it is” of “it has” work in the sentence, then you choose the “it’s” with the apostrophe (it’s). If “it is” of “it has” does not work, then you use “its” without the apostrophe.
1._________ going to be a long day. 2.The car was missing ______ headlights. 3. The dog wagged _____ tail. 4. _______ raining this morning.
Possessive. Something belongs to someone (but in this case, we don’t know who). Ex. Whose turn is it? Ex. Whose backpack is on the floor?
Means “who is” or “”who has.” Ex. Who’s going to the movies with me? Who is going to the movies with me? Ex. Who’s brought the ice cream? Who has brought the ice cream? Ex. Who’s been calling me all day?
You give me a tip. What test can I use to know which whose/who’s to check? Turn and talk to your partner. You have 30 seconds.
If you are unsure about which whose/who’s to use, start with inserting “who is” of “who has” in the sentence. If “who is” or “who has” makes sense, then you chose “who’s” with an apostrophe. If “who is” of “who has” does not make sense, chose the possessive whose. Ex. “Who is backpack is on the floor?” Doesn’t work! So it must be “whose.”
1. _______________ backpack is this 2. Sara, ___________ seen the show three times, did not like the new episode. 3. ___________ studied for their test? 4. ____________essay did you read?
Try the first five examples with your partner. When you are done, independently work on the rest of the worksheet.
Summarize what we have learned for the whole class to hear.