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FEBRUARY 7 TH, 2012 E405. WELCOME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Today we will do the following: 1. What animal are you? 2. Video journal in groups 3. Descriptive.

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1 FEBRUARY 7 TH, 2012 E405

2 WELCOME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Today we will do the following: 1. What animal are you? 2. Video journal in groups 3. Descriptive writing Mr. Kleins favorite animal…

3 Which animal are you? There are 6 animals posted around the room: tiger, giraffe, monkey, shark, bald eagle, and a dog. Decide which animal most represents who YOU are as a person. This can be physically or mentally.

4 Quick Descriptions of Animals Tiger: With an impulsive, vivacious, and dynamic personality, it's not surprising to find that Tigers have little regard for rules and regulations that would otherwise bridle their free-spirit. These qualities make them magnetic characters who always end up being the center of attention in social settings. Moreover, their courage and universal attractiveness make popular leaders. Giraffe: They are not feared by humans and they are not killed for any folk medicine remedies. They do not compete for food with livestock such as sheep and cows. They do not eat farmers' crops. Finally, they are admired the world over for their enormous size, natural beauty, and mild nature. They assign different tasks to the group of which they are a part of; one of those tasks being the babysitter, who watches the young while others are away. Sharks: You are probably the most misjudged animal of them all. You have a bold appearance and personality, but generally keep to yourself. People may think you are one to attack, but that usually is a myth about you or may only occur when you are really pushed to the limit. As ferocious as you may appear, you are typically timid and keep to yourself. Monkey: Fun, fun, fun! You enjoy tricks, jokes, or anything that causes a quick giggle. Despite your zest for fun, it can sometimes get you in trouble, which usually doesnt bother you. Monkey people are gifted with great mental powers but imagination, intuition and sympathy are not first among them. Somehow, despite their astonishing brightness, you seem always to take things literally and cannot imagine what is it like to be in someone else's shoes. Nevertheless, you are full of goodwill towards their slower fellows and usually have plenty of friends and admirers. You are good at problem-solving but are easily bored or distracted. Additionally, curiosity is a primal distracting factor for you. Eagles: You are quite similar to the shark, but much more open with your abilities. Eagles are natural-born leaders with the passion to take on challenges of all different forms. You tend to seem bossy because you want to lead an activity or prefer working alone to get those things done. While each may be true, you really are a great group member because you get the work done and do it well. Not only do you lead, but you also are a trend setter who like to initiate new ideas with the idea that others will follow. Dogs: Dogs can sometimes catch a bad reputation. However, dogs typically have a very friendly attitudes, are loyal, and illustrate great selflessness in their behavior. Sometimes, though, dogs can be overly needy or possessive, but usually can change those behaviors.

5 Which animal are you? Once youve decided which animal you are, then write a quick description (1-2 paragraphs) of how you fit that animals qualities. Below is an example: I am probably most like the eagle because I tend to welcome challenges of any kind. Also, I push myself to lead others in a group, but Im not really that bossy. Additionally, I like to go my own way in terms of new trends, which I dont necessarily think others will follow, but hope they do. For example, I went to coaching clinics to better myself and others came along to join in.

6 Which animal are you? Each person in your group should share their reasons for choosing that animal. Decide which person you want to represent your animal and group, then share with the class!

7 Journal… Many man-made inventions are a result of people studying how different animals live. For instance, scientists study birds when designing airplanes. Sonar technology mimics how bats use sound waves to navigate instead of sight. Imagine that you are one of the scientists. Youve been tasked to invent something useful for humans based on the abilities, instincts or behavior of an animal. Then, brainstorm the different traits and abilities associated with your animal. Finally, describe at least one possible invention/man-made creation that could be made based on one of that animals abilities. Your description should be at least one paragraph. Animal Instincts

8 Meaning- Read pages 45-47 Denotative Dictionary Definition: Turn to a partner and come of with three words that have different meanings due to denotation and connotation. Connotative Includes associations that go beyond the dictionary definition The dictionary word doesnt always create the best imagery. Also, think about how the word sounds.

9 Homework Finish the connotative/denotative worksheet! Complete the Journal topic on page 47. Write it in the perspective of anything in the room: you, chalk, chair, etc.

10 Imagery the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively Simile Page 48 of the text Metaphor Pg 52

11 The Worker Richard W. Thomas My father lies black and hushed Beneath white hospital sheets He collapsed at work His iron left him Slow and quiet he sank Meeting the wet concrete floor on his way The wheels were still turning--they couldn't stop Red and yellow lights flashing Gloved hands twisting knobs--they couldn't stop And as they carried him out The whirring and buzzing and humming machines Applauded him Lapping up his dripping iron They couldn't stop Definition: Imagery is the use of vivid description, usually rich in sensory words, to create pictures, or images, in the reader's mind.

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