2 Reading Selections Two Poems One Reading Passage Poem - 7 questions One Stand Alone - 10 questionsPoem-5 questions22 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 hearthe train at midnightfrom so many miles away...when it’s Sunday . . .and it’s midnight . . .the trainin passing brays and boastsit’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 SimileDefinition 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 PoetrySymbolism- Something that represents something else by association.Ex. An American flag symbolizes freedom.Stanza- a group of lines,usually similar in lengthand pattern, that forma unit within a poem.Theme- a central idea,message, or purposeof a literary work.
8 Text Box i.e. EXTRA INFORMATION ALWAYS READAT ALL DETAILS
9 Text EvidenceUsing a quote from the text to show/prove actions or events in a storyThink Rover Grover
10 Selection Vocabulary to make a choice; choose 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 Entertain Teach Influence Express Explain, describe, give facts, informEntertainAmuse, frightenTeachInstructInfluenceCriticize, warn, encourageExpressThoughts and feelings
12 Fact/Opinion A fact can be PROVEN. An opinion is a writer’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
13 Drawing ConclusionsIt is easy to draw conclusions based on what you’ve read and your own experiences.
14 SummarizationWhen 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 feveror any other measurablesymptom.I’m just down with a sniffly caseof sudden-self-loathing-syndrome.TODAY!It hit like a thwop of mashedpotatoes snapped against aplate,An unrequested extra servingof just-for-now-self-hate.Today, I’m worthless,a leftover bath,a wad of second-hand gum.I belong in a twist-tied bagwith the rest of the toys thatwon’t run.My mood’s as welcome asincoming 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 pushmy mood swing, I’ll only drag myfeet.Why? I couldn’t tell you.Just, some days, I get up andget down. It’s not a permanentdisability, though. Tomorrow,I’ll come around.A Real Case by: Sara Holbrook
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 orfeeling in few words
17 Words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses. ImageryWords 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”? It hit like a thwop of mashedpotatoes 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 pushMy mood swing, I’ll only drag my feet.
20 Key Words used Assertion – implied, not stated directly Infer – basic knowledge used with readingConclude – ending thoughtsSummary – overall themeTheme – overall meaning of textAuthor’s Purpose/ClaimReflect – shows/mirrors
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