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2 nd Quarter Common Assessment REVIEW 8 th ELA. Reading Selections Two Poems One Reading Passage –Poem - 7 questions –One Stand Alone - 10 questions –Poem-5.

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1 2 nd Quarter Common Assessment REVIEW 8 th ELA

2 Reading Selections Two Poems One Reading Passage –Poem - 7 questions –One Stand Alone - 10 questions –Poem-5 questions 22 Questions Total

3 Midnight by: Sarah Holbrook When it’s Sunday and it’s midnight, the weekend put back in its chest, the toys of recreation, party times and needed rest. When I lie in wait for Monday to grab me by the ear, throw me at the shower, off to school and when I hear the train at midnight from so many miles away... when it’s Sunday... and it’s midnight... the train in passing brays and boasts it’s steel-track-straight, on schedule, arrival times to keep. And I meander to its rhythm, flopping like a fish. Why can’t I get to sleep?

4 Metaphor A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. The metaphor in the first stanza is used to emphasize that the— A speaker behaves like a small child on the weekend B speaker’s weekend of fun and relaxation is over C speaker uses the weekend to organize things D speaker’s time is wasted during the weekend

5 Simile Definition of Simile: A figure of speech in which two seemingly different things are compared with one another using the words "like" or "as". Example: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

6 Poetry “Hints” An author uses words to set the tone of a poem and convey feelings. What feelings can you describe when you read the words of the poem?

7 Poetry Stanza- a group of lines, usually similar in length and pattern, that form a unit within a poem. Theme- a central idea, message, or purpose of a literary work. Symbolism- Something that represents something else by association. Ex. An American flag symbolizes freedom.

8 Text Box i.e. EXTRA INFORMATION ALWAYS READ AT ALL DETAILS

9 Text Evidence Using a quote from the text to show/prove actions or events in a story Think Rover Grover

10 Selection Vocabulary Rather than fighting a war by pitting forces frequently and repeatedly, Washington opted for a strategy of learning British plans—their troop movements, the size of their forces, and their times of attack. Hischosen method to achieve this advantage was espionage. to make a choice; choose

11 Author’s Purpose Share Information –Explain, describe, give facts, inform Entertain –Amuse, frighten Teach –Instruct Influence –Criticize, warn, encourage Express –Thoughts and feelings

12 Fact/Opinion A fact can be PROVEN. An opinion is a writer’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

13 Drawing Conclusions It is easy to draw conclusions based on what you’ve read and your own experiences.

14 Summarization When choosing the best summary of a selection or article, you need to pick the statement that includes the most important details from beginning, middle, and the end.

15 A Real Case by: Sara Holbrook Doubtful, I have a fever or any other measurable symptom. I’m just down with a sniffly case of sudden-self-loathing- syndrome. TODAY! It hit like a thwop of mashed potatoes snapped against a plate, An unrequested extra serving of just-for-now-self-hate. Today, I’m worthless, a leftover bath, a wad of second-hand gum. I belong in a twist-tied bag with the rest of the toys that won’t run. My mood’s as welcome as incoming dog breath, or a terminal case of split ends. I sparkle like a dust rag, I could attract mosquitoes— maybe—not friends. In fact, I could be contagious! I’m a downer to say the least. And if you try to push my mood swing, I’ll only drag my feet. Why? I couldn’t tell you. Just, some days, I get up and get down. It’s not a permanent disability, though. Tomorrow, I’ll come around.

16 Figurative Language Authors use similes and metaphors to help the reader understand a character, object or point of view by comparing those subjects to something the audience already understands. What is the purpose of the poet using so many similes and metaphors throughout a poem? to express a subject or feeling in few words

17 Imagery Words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses. Writers want you to see, hear, taste, smell and feel what they are writing about. They paint images, or word pictures, that appeal to your senses and help you experience the poem fully.

18 Analyzing the writing Why does the poet capitalize the word “TODAY”? TODAY! It hit like a thwop of mashed potatoes snapped against a plate, An unrequested extra serving of just-for-now-self-hate.

19 What does the author want/not want by writing these lines? And if you try to push My mood swing, I’ll only drag my feet.

20 Key Words used Assertion – implied, not stated directly Infer – basic knowledge used with reading Conclude – ending thoughts Summary – overall theme Theme – overall meaning of text Author’s Purpose/Claim Reflect – shows/mirrors


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