Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friday/Monday, September 25/28, 2015

Announcements and Reminders:
Spelling test today on here/hear and barely/barley.

Make sure you know these                                                                

Literary Terms 

for the test next time.

Practice with Quizlet!
You can practice online or print flashcards or a list.

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.

Cavetime tomorrow will be request day.  It is a day to complete the argument writing test and to present your book of the month project if you have not done that yet.
If you receive a request, please come to Cavetime as quickly as you can.
If you do not, please find another place to be.

Targets for Today:
 I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English spelling for two sets of commonly confused words. (Utah State Core Language Arts: Language, Standard 2)

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)

Today’s  Agenda:

Today's Spelling Test

Test on October 1/2:

We are happy.
Our mother is happy.

Where is he?
Did you wear your coat to school?

Practice with flashcards:
Review of Terms for Literature

Theme/Topic/Summary/Genre -- PowerPoint 
Hand back hat papers.

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.

A1 finished reading  "Three Skeleton Key"

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.

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.

Extra Credit: Irony vs. Coincidence

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

Connotation -- the meaning or feeling that is associated with a word. Connotation goes beyond the dictionary definition. 

Again: Tone -- the speaker's or narrator's attitude toward the subjec
Have you ever said something in a sarcastic tone? 

We may take one more day to work together on the terms before the test.

"The Dinner Party" with Irony and Character

find the story at

If You Were Absent:
See above for the literary terms activities.
Arrange with the teacher to take the spelling test.

Allusions found on the second page of "Playing for Keeps."
These are allusions to the  pop culture of the time -- television shows, movies, actors.

A television from that era

The Lone Ranger

Wyatt Earp
Earp was also an historical figure, but Johnny would probably 
be thinking of the TV show staring Hugh O'Brian.

Montgomery Clift

John Wayne

Paul Newman and his blue eyes

Gary Cooper

Slim Pickins

Conan the Barbarian 
Yes, this is Arnold Schwarzenegger