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Agenda and Objective Agenda Do Now – completing songs Share Out Punctuation in texts notes Practice Objective Students will evaluate how author’s choice and use of punctuation in poetry affects timing, mood, and the overall message.
DO NOW PART I Take out your song from yesterday. We will listen to the song again in class. Add any more details to your notes: Words that repeat Words that create images Words that have specific connotations You may also comment on the music notes, the beat (if any), the sound, etc. PAIRS! (get moving…) With your partner and your notes, try to sum up the mood of the song and pinpoint some words that stick out to you.
Share Out What was the mood of the song? Identify some of the author’s words that helped you find the mood.
What is the point? Punctuation creates and clarifies meaning. Punctuation creates impact – to convey the message and meaning the writer wants to convey. Sometimes the LACK of punctuation has as much dramatic effect as a lot of it.
End Marks Use the period [. ] to end statements.Use the period [. ] to end statements. Forces the reader to stop completely and consider the point. Periods increase DRAMA. Use the question mark [ ? ] when asking a question.Use the question mark [ ? ] when asking a question. Forces the reader to consider an issue related to the topic ? Forces the reader to consider an issue related to the topic ? Use — not overuse — the exclamation mark [ ! ] to signify excitement or emphasis.Use — not overuse — the exclamation mark [ ! ] to signify excitement or emphasis.
Commas Commas found at the end of a line of a poem signal a pause but not a complete stop. Authors use commas to slow you down a bit, but to ensure that you keep reading. Less dramatic than the period, but the overuse of commas can stop you from taking a break.
The Colon : The colon is needed to introduce things: A list An explanation or example A quotation It also signals a chance for you to pause and anticipate what is going to come after. Example: There are two choices at this time: run away or fight. The new boss has many nice traits: friendly, outgoing and fair.
Colon: Find the Purpose Always be specific and clear about the impact of the use of a colon: Does the pause created make the reader think / consider what the close of the sentence will be? Does the list introduced clarify a point made? What difference does the explanation make to the reader’s understanding?
Semi Colon; Semi-colons can join two sentences which are linked in subject matter to form one sentence (replacing “and”, “but” or other conjunctions). Semi-colons can separate items in a list when the items in the list are already punctuated. Semi-colons, like periods, force you to stop and consider the previous point. Examples: Dad is going bald; his hair is getting thinner and thinner. Michelle drives a Jaguar; Sonya drives a Porsche. I have been to Newcastle, Carlisle, and York in the North; Bristol, Exeter, and Portsmouth in the South; and Cromer, Norwich, and Lincoln in the East
Semi Colon: Find the Purpose Always be specific about the impact of the use of a semi colon: Is the reader’s attention drawn to the fact that the subject matter of the sentences are linked by a semi-colon and are similar? Why does the writer want you to make this connection? Does the list introduced clarify a point made? Are the items separated by semi-colons complex? How does this relate to the subject matter? What impact does this have?
Ellipsis … To show that something is missing. To indicate hesitation or pausing, usually of a speaker To show when a writer has trailed off without finishing. Forces the reader to ponder what the author might mean Example: So…what happened?
Ellipsis: Find the Purpose In your answer, always be specific about the impact of the use of ellipsis: Does the reader have to imagine the missing words themselves? What would they be? Do we have to understand a person is nervous, thinking or struggling to express themselves?
Let’s Practice The Rose That Grew From Concrete Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's law is wrong it learned to walk with out having feet. Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
DO NOW Part II Grab a DO NOW slip from my desk Please read the following excerpt by Edgar Allen Poe’s “Tell- Tale Heart.” 1. Circle the different types of punctuation you notice in the excerpt. 2. Identify the mood of the piece. 3. Then, explain what the purpose of the punctuation is and how it affects their reading of the story and their mood.