Friday, January 18, 2013

Tuesday/Wednesday, January 22/23, 2013

Targets:  By the end of the period you will know what protagonists and antagonists are,  will better understand the types of conflict in literature,
and will better understand several types of figurative language. 

Next time you should be able to (on your own) recognize protagonists and antagonists and some examples of figurative language.

Announcements and Reminders:  Hand in your plot maps for "Rikki-tikki-tavi" and "Smallest Dragon Boy" if you haven't yet.

1. iRead:  
Pick up a new reading log and your composition book.  
Today you may read your choice of reading materials.  
Individual Reading Time and Fill Out Your Reading Log.

2.  iCalendar:  New Pair-Ups 

3. iWrite: The Good Guys and the Bad Guys   January 22/23, 2013
                         (Protagonists and Antagonists)  
Make  four columns, and fill in as many sets as you can:

Title of a
book, story, movie, TV show
the good guy(s)
the bad guy(s)
Type of Conflict *
The Three Little Pigs
The Pigs
The Wolf
Man vs. Man

The Smallest Dragon Boy

Three Skeleton Key

 Now add as 

many of your 

 own as you

can think of.

*Types of Conflict:
Man vs. Man,  Man vs. Self,  Man vs. Society, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. the Supernatural, Society vs. Society 

4.   Pair Share -- literally.  You may copy the ones you like from your partner's chart.  

5.  iRead and iLearn:  
Take out your reading guide for  "Three Skeleton Key"  (32 minutes)
page 65
Follow the directions on the Reading Guide. 
  • Finish listening to and reading along with the short story, 
  • “Three Skeleton Key” by George C. Toudouze.
  • Follow the directions on the Reading Guide.

To answer question c., see page 68, paragraphs 4-5 and page 73, paragraph 2. 

A1  15:02  end of second paragraph on page 71  "every rat leaped to attack. . " to end.
A3  15:21  end of third paragraph on page 71 "bronze set in granite"
A4  16:16  bottom of page 71, 1st column, ended at "prisoners of a horde of starving rats" 
B7  21:08  page 73, column 1, to fifth paragraph

B8  24:44  page 74, to the last paragraph  

If you are absent, you can read the story here. 
Here is the reading guide we used today.  Download it by clicking here: 
Three Skeleton Key Reading Guide.doc

5.   iLearn and Compete:  Figurative Language 
In groups you will race to find figurative language in the short story we just read. 

If you were absent, you can view the PowerPoint about several types of figurative language:

Figurative Language for Blog.ppt    

A1 viewed the PowerPoint, but did not play the game.
A3  viewed the PowerPoint, but did not play the game.
A4  viewed the PowerPoint, and did one slide of the game. 

If you're feeling behind:
Use the links on these posts to read the stories if you missed them, or to reread them for understanding. Use the links to download the assignments.  
Hand in your plot maps for "Rikki-tikki-tavi" and "Smallest Dragon Boy."  
Study how a plot works, using this example plot map. 
Plot for Rikki-tikki-tavi (1).doc