Thursday, May 4, 2017

Friday/Monday, May 5/8, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:
 Don't forget to look into the Engineering and Technology Fair to be held at Willowcreek this afternoon.  

The teacher will send students who have not yet finished the SAGE Reading Test to Computer Lab 224: 

Please turn in all books checked out from our classroom 
by Wednesday, May 10. 

Targets for Today:

I can write in answer to a variety of prompts.
I can correctly use commas with coordinate and non-coordinate (cumulative)  adjectives.
I can use figurative language to describe something,
     and I know the labels used for several different types of figurative language. 

Today’s  Agenda:

Listen and watch, then write a response of at least a half page in your composition book.  You could respond to what she's doing or to what she's saying.

Review,  then retake the Coordinate Adjectives Test.
Coordinate Adjectives and The Royal Order of Adjectives

We practiced with the sentences that are near the end of this post, and took the post test.
B5 did not take the Post Test. -- They will take it next time.
If you were absent from A1, A2, or B6, arrange to take the test during Cavetime or after school.

Figurative Language and Your Assignment
Figuratively Speaking Poster
By May 11/12 – for English class
Bring a photo of yourself DOING SOMETHING.
In class you will create a poster about that photo including
-1 simile
-1 metaphor
-1 hyperbole
-1 personification
-1 onomotopia
-1 allusion

Extra credit for alliteration (at least three or more repetitions of a sound)

Sample picture and Figurative Language 
from the famous Ms. Dorsey

Though the night was as dark as pitch, 
seeing the play Nosferatu live on stage was a dream come true.
We were dying to meet the actor who played the title role.
You can tell that the camera loved us as we danced with the vampire after the show.
Thud, thud, stomp, stomp went our feet. 
This was a vampire who neither sparkled nor made girls swoon, 
but spending time with him was a thriller. 
Very soon the villainous, vigorous, voracious vampire 
vanished from view

Samples of Types of Figurative Language and a Sound Device
Poised between going on and back, pulled
Both ways taut like a tight-rope walker,
Now bouncing tiptoe like a dropped ball,
Or a kid skipping rope, come on, come on!…
Taunts them, hovers like an ecstatic bird,
He’s only flirting, crowd him, crowd him,
(The Base Stealer by Robert Francis)

  • The assignment was a breeze. (This implies that the assignment was not difficult.)
  • Her voice is music to his ears. (This implies that her voice makes him feel happy)
  • The wind whispered through dry grass.
  • The flowers danced in the gentle breeze.
  • Time and tide waits for none.
  • The fire swallowed the entire forest.
  • The buzzing bee flew away.
  • The sack fell into the river with a splash.
  • The books fell on the table with a loud thump.
  • He looked at the roaring sky.
  • The rustling leaves kept me awake.
  • My grandmother is as old as the hills.
  • Your suitcase weighs a ton!
  • She is as heavy as an elephant!
  • I am dying of shame.
  • I am trying to solve a million issues these days.
  • “Don’t act like a Romeo in front of her.” – “Romeo” is a reference to Shakespeare’s Romeo, a passionate lover of Juliet, in “Romeo and Juliet”.
  • The rise in poverty will unlock the Pandora’s box of crimes. – This is an allusion to one of Greek Mythology’s origin myth, “Pandora’s box”.
  • “This place is like a Garden of Eden.” – This is a biblical allusion to the “garden of God” in the Book of Genesis.
From Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
“The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.”

If You Were Absent:
Listen to and watch this video, then write a response of at least a half page in your composition book or on a page you could tape into your composition book.  You could respond to what she's doing or to what she's saying.  

Practice and arrange to take the coordinate adjectives (and commas) post test.

Remember to print a photo of you DOING SOMETHING to class  on May11/12.
    Be thinking about the figurative language you could use to describe it.



Answers:  Coordinate Adjectives Practice

1.  The gentle, kind giant helped Jack climb back down the vine. 

2. We saw several large apples on the young tree. 

3.  Two tall African ostriches live in the yard next door

4. The awkward, shy teenager felt nervous about his first date. 

5.  We enjoyed the clean, crisp smell of the mountain air. 

6.  The inexpensive, spicy fish taco hit the spot.

7.   That slippery, dangerous trail is one place I won’t go.

1. Review of figurative language
Simile and Metaphor (Not all of these are correct, but most are.)




Figurative Language -- 21 questions

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, and Hyperbole