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For your next Book of the Month, read contemporary realistic fiction.
See your goldenrod handout for the Book of the Month Assignment.
This is a link to some examples of contemporary realistic fiction.
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Targets for Today:
I can recognize and define major elements of literature, especially theme, topic, genre, and summary, point of view, tone, irony, connotation, illusion, dialogue, flashback, and foreshadowing.
(Utah State Core, Language Arts 7, Reading: Literature Standard 2, 3, 4, 6)
B5, B6, B7
1a. Take a quiz on figurative language -- Questions #1-12 are required.
You may complete the back for extra credit.
From "Playing for Keeps"
Connotation: What are the connotations of the word "beer"? Bert puts a six pack of beer in the refrigerator.
Connotation: Why would the author have used the phrase "puppy dogs" instead of "dogs" or "hounds"or "canines" or "mutts"?
(People at first hoped that the aliens would be as "eager as puppy dogs to give mankind all sorts of marvelous inventions.")
Connotation: For the following, both mean the same thing, yet. . . .thrifty- penny-pinching
Flashbacks: in "Playing for Keeps"
What Johnny did with the brussel spouts and creamed corn
Johnny had pulled all the fire alarms in town.
2. Finish reading "Playing for Keeps" with Irony and Allusion
Tone: satirical, humorous
Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices
3. Pixar Plot Review
Boundin' -- Plot and Theme
For the Birds -- Plot, character, theme
Lifted -- Plot, Theme
September 29 -
A1 Finished the Short Story:
"Playing for Keeps" with Irony and Allusion
Find the story here: Playing for Keeps.doc
Click on the link here, then click on the "Download" tab to open it.
A1 read the first page of the story.
Definition of Irony-
-- a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. Dramatic irony can also include times when the audience knows things that the characters do not.
Definition of Allusion
-- a reference to a well-known person, event, story, or thing
Imagery -- descriptive or figurative language, language that appeals to the five senses
They also read
"The Dinner Party" with Irony, Setting, and Character
find the story at
If You Were Absent:
See above for the literary terms activities.