2 Monday, April 7, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Diagram the following sentence:As soon as I am finished eating, I am going to the movie.Read and Comprehend Chapters 9-13 of Touching Spirit Bear.
3 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Punctuate the following sentences.Wherever John goes his dog follows him.I will pick you even if I get delayed in traffic.While we were sleeping it snowed.I am late because we were caught in traffic.Comprehend Chapters by answering questions on junoed.com
4 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Define the following Words of the Week.AlacrityLaudImperativeAccedeAmmenblePrecludeSolicitousobscureAnalyze Chapters 9-13 of Touching Spirit Bear and Review Monday’s and Tuesday’s warm-ups.
5 Thursday, April 10, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Diagram and label the following:When the bell rang, the students were dismissed by the teacher.Define figures of speech in Touching Spirit Bear.
6 Access Prior Knowledge Think about sayings that your parents say that are not to be taken literally. What are some of them?Example – When I was in a conundrum, sometimes I would ask my mom what to do. She would often reply “it is six one half dozen or the other.”Example: “I am as hungry as a horse.”Example: “She is a bear this morning because she woke up on the wrong side of the bed.”Example: “I am dying to eat or I am starving for dinner.”Why do people use figures of speech?
7 Figures of SpeechSimile – Compares two unlike things using the words _____ or _____. Before he has his morning coffee, Dad is as grouchy as a sleepy bear.Metaphor: Says that a person or thing is something other than what it really is. Metaphors compare two unlike things ____________ using like or as. Before his first cup of morning coffee, Dad is a bear.Personification – Gives nonhumans, _________ traits. A blizzard howled through the trees for hours.Hyperbole: uses __________________ or overstatement for emphasis. There must be a million cars parked at the mall.
8 Guided Practice – Let’s label each expression below as simile, metaphor, personification or Hyperbole.Example: “I am as hungry as a horse.”Example: “She is a bear this morning because she woke up on the wrong side of the bed.”Example: “I am dying to eat or I am starving for dinner.”The waves danced across the ocean at sunrise this morning.
9 Can you think of famous lines from movies or music that use simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification?Simile – Movie Forest Gump “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get.”Metaphor – Song “Love Story” -Taylor Swift – “You are Romeo and I was Juliet”Hyperbole – Song by Tony Bennett, “I Left Heart in San Francisco.”Personification – Disney Movie “Cars” The cars talk.
10 Guided Practice Figures of Speech in Touching Spirit Bear He (Garvey) was built like a bulldog with lazy eyes. (p. 3) The figure of speech illustrated in this sentence is (A) a simile, (B) a metaphor, (C) personification, (D) a hyperbole.He (Edwin) stared forward with a steely patience, like a wolf waiting. (p. 4) The above simile compares (A) Edwin’s stare to a wolf stalking prey, (B) Edwin’s posture to a wolf, (C) Edwin’s patience to a stalking wolf, (D) a wolf to a stare.Cole nodded obediently, like a little puppy that would follow every rule and jump through the hoop. (p. 16) Which of the following changes the simile in the above sentence to a metaphor? nodded obediently like a little puppy jumping through the hoop.
11 Independent Practice“This island is covered with Devil’s Club. Don’t grab it or hundreds of tiny thistles will infect your hands and make them swell up like sausages.” (p. 17) Which phrase from this passage is the figure of speech? (A) covered with Devil’s Club, (B) hundreds of tiny thistles, (C) infect your hands, (D) like sausages.One afternoon, after he had refused to do the schoolwork they brought to him, his television privileges had been revoked. Cole purposely isolated himself in his room, sitting sullenly. His anger smoldered like a lit fuse. (p. 22) The best interpretation of the bold print sentence above is Cole was (A) shouting and cursing, (B) really angry, but holding it in, (C) doing his homework, (D) waiting for the guards to leave the room before he exploded in anger.The stuffy room felt like a furnace. (p. 28) Which of the following is a hyperbole based on the meaning of the above simile? (A) The stuffy room was extremely hot. (B) The stuffy room was on fire. (C) The stuffy room was a million degrees. (D) The stuffy room was like an oven.
12 Closing What is the difference between a simile and metaphor? What is an example of a simile?What is an example of a metaphor?What is the difference between personification and a hyperbole?What is an example of each?
13 Friday, April 11, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Inch by inch the billowing flames devoured the supplies and the shelter. (p. 30) The figure of speech illustrated in the sentence above is (A) a simile, (B) a metaphor, (C) personification, (D) a hyperbole.To practice analyzing figures of speech in Touching Spirit Bear by taking a practice assessment on junoed.com.Review results of assessment
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