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Today's Schedule 11-13-14 Goals: I can: * Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. * Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text. * Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone * Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences * Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text. 1. Turn in late work/Get out Writer's Notebook 2. Poem of the Day: "Alphabet Aerobics," by Blackilicious 3. The Brilliant Beauty of Alliteration 4. "Hanging by a Thread" 5. Check Victor Questions during writing 6. Work as partners/individuals on literary devices packet, if time AS K FOR HELP AS NEEDED (whether it be poetic devices, LEST, or other)!!! ASSIGNMENTS/REMINDERS: 1. Finish Victor questions if not completed 2. Be sure to bring packet to class Friday.
Master Alliteration B efore we take a look at famous examples of alliteration in poems, find at where you are in your process of understanding: 1. Know the definition: Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. Simply knowing the definition, however, is not sufficient. 2. You should be able to identify examples of alliteration in poems on your own. This, however, has little usefulness outside of an English class. 3. You should be able to explain the purpose for the alliteration and analyze how it contributes to the theme of the poem. Now you're developing critical thinking skills... skills that provide a lifetime of benefits. 4. You should be able to write poems containing alliteration. 5.You should be able to use alliteration in your own writing to communicate more clearly. Now we're talking mastery. Using alliteration and other literary devices to communicate more clearly brings you closer to being a master of words.
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/11/13/window-washers-doing-well-after-scaffold-mishap/20993060/?icid=maing- grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D562828 If your life was hanging by a thread, what would be your potential final thoughts? Write a poem expressing your thoughts using at least one poetic device that is NOT rhyme (or in addition to rhyme) Writer's Notebook 1. Label your next available page as "Hanging by a Thread" 2. Put it in your Table of Contents 3. Read the news story and watch the accompanying video. 4. Answer the following prompt.