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1 Lesson 8 Defining Moments
10 Minutes ssr

2 Introductions Any volunteer partner pairs wanting to introduce their partner? Turn written introduction into tray!

3 Define Terms In the Academic Vocabulary Section, define:
Simile (pg 18) Hyperbole (pg 18)

4 Graphic Organizer We will be using the chart on page 18 to guide us in understanding diction, syntax, imagery and tone in the three stories. We will do “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros together You and a partner will analyze “Oranges” by Gary Soto together You alone will look at an excerpt from Speak and analyze using the graphic organizer

5 Eleven Shared Reading As we read, mark where you see examples of similes and hyperboles. What do you notice about Cisneros’ use of syntax? Keeping the idea of voice foremost in mind, explain why we use interior monologues every single day in our lives. Why does Rachel not voice these feelings? What might happen if she did?

6 Oranges Shared Reading
Mark the text as you and a partner read by highlighting sensory images. Take notes about the speaker and his voice. Think about the following: Who is the speaker? How old is he? Where does this take place? How does he feel about the girl/ What can we determine about his personality based on the incident? Identify the similes in the poem. How does “Oranges” address the concept of coming of age?

7 Spotlight Partner Reading
After reading by yourself, we will answer the following questions as a class: Cisneros’s use of imagery enables the reader to… Soto’s diction helps define the speaker’s voice as one who is… Anderson’s diction establishes the narrator’s tone by… Cisneros’s syntax helps to establish the speaker’s voice by…

8 TWIST T = tone (the author’s attitude) W = word choice (diction) I = imagery S = style T = theme Thesis / Main Idea Statement: Based on the TWIST analysis, what is one inference you are able to make about the purpose of this writing? In (author’s) short story (title), the (author) uses (literary element) in order to show…

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