Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday/Friday, May 11/12. 2017

Announcements and Reminders:

  • Don't forget to turn in books checked out from this class.  They were all due on Wednesday, May 10. 
  • Remember to bring your photo of yourself doing something - TODAY
About the End of the Year
We will do a locker clean out during Cavetime on Wednesday May 24th.  We will have cleaning supplies available for those who need them.

Modified Schedule for May 25th (Yearbook day)
A1 8:15-9:50 Hand out yearbooks and watch Norm Lyde’s movie in the auditorium by all call.
A2 9:55-10:25
A3 10:30-11:00
A4 11:05-11:35
Lunch - 11:40-12:25 Pizza and J-Dawgs

B1 12:30-1:00

B2 1:05-1:35

B3  1:40-2:10

B4 2:15-2:45
We will have JDawgs for lunch on yearbook day.  The cost to the students is $2 in cash.

Last Day -- Friday, May 26:
The outside doors will be locked and all students will enter from the west doors at 8:15am.  Students report to the theater. Students will stay in the auditorium until 10:00 am, at which time they will be dismissed from school.  

Figurative Language and Your Assignment
Figuratively Speaking Poster
By May 11/12 – for English class -- TODAY
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 onomatopoeia   
-1 allusion  
Extra credit for alliteration (at least three or more repetitions of a sound)

These people may still need to finish SAGE Testing.  Please go to Lab 224.
 A1 -- 
Laci C. 
Jace P. - 5-11

 A2  -- 
Sophia F. 

 B5 -- 
Jarod S.
Jacqueline V.

 B6  --

Targets for Today:

I can write to express my ideas about a topic. 
I can recognize and use figurative language.

Today’s  Agenda:
1. Writing:  In your composition book,  label the next page with today's date (May 11 or 12) and the title 
"A Favorite Place in Utah."  Write about one of your favorite places to go in Utah.  Write a half-page or more.

Cecret Lake -- In Albion Basin -- Alta
 1.2 miles round trip with a small elevation gain of around 450 feet
Find it up Little Cottonwood Canyon
2.  Create your poster.  Receive paper and a grading sheet.  

3. Listen to the rest of "Amigo Brothers," filling in a chart for figurative language.
“Haymaker” meaning “powerful punch” harks back to the actual process of harvesting hay in the age of the scythe. The scythe, a long, curved blade on a long crooked handle, is wielded with a broad, swinging stroke. (A “sickle” is a similar but smaller blade on a short handle.) It takes a surprising amount of strength to use a scythe, and a farmhand accustomed to the chore would have a fearsome punch. Thus “haymaker,” which back in the 1400s simply meant “one who harvests and gathers hay,” came to mean, by the early 20th century, a devastating punch delivered with the same broad, powerful swing used in harvesting hay.

4.  If extra time: 
Simile, Metaphor, Personification, and Hyperbole

If You Were Absent:
See above. 
  • Write to the prompt.
  • Make your own poster, no larger than 14x16"
  • Finish reading "Amigo Brothers,"  filling in the chart for figurative language from the story. 
Page 244 in our literature textbook, or 
You can listen to it here.  

Be prepared for you comma test by studying your comma packet.


A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or
idea with another to suggest they are alike.
Example: busy as a bee

He fought like a lion.
That joke went over like a lead balloon.
In my bright yellow shirt, I stood out like a sore thumb. 
The metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison.
A metaphor makes a direct comparison - it says you are something.
Example: You are what you eat.

The clouds were ghostly ships, sailing through darkened seas. 
A figure of speech in which human characteristics are
given to an animal or an object.
Example: My teddy bear gave me a hug.
The repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series
of words. Alliteration includes tongue twisters.
Example: She sells seashells by the seashore.

Example from a student in A1:  "I bent it like Beckham." -- telling about his soccer game.
The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound
or the sound made by an object or an action.
Example: snap, crackle, pop
An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the
statement is true. Tall tales are hyperboles.

Example: He was so hungry, he ate that whole cornfield for lunch, stalks and all.

Student samples: 
Metaphor:  He was a fish in the water. 
Hyperbole:  He swam his arms off.

Following are some more examples of similes:
·      My love is like a red, red rose.
·      You were as brave as a lion.
·      They fought like cats and dogs.
·      He is as funny as a barrel of monkeys.
·      This house is as clean as a whistle.
·      He is as strong as an ox.
·      Your explanation is as clear as mud.
·      Watching the show was like watching grass grow.
·      That is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.
·      This contract is as solid as the ground we stand on.
·      That guy is as nutty as a fruitcake.
·      Don’t just sit there like a bump on a log.
·      Well, that went over like a lead balloon.
·      They are as different as night and day.
·      She is as thin as a rake.
·      Last night, I slept like a log.
·      This dress is perfect because it fits like a glove.
·      They wore jeans, which made me stand out like a sore thumb.
·      My love for you is as deep as the ocean.
·      I am so thirsty that my throat is as dry as a bone.
·      As bold as brass
·      As bright as a button
·      As shiny as a new pin
·      As cold as ice
·      As common as dirt
·      As cool as a cucumber
·      As hard as nails

Simile:  If something is shiny, it could be shiny as Tamatoa.

Examples of Metaphor
  1. The detective listened to her tales with a wooden face.
  2. She was fairly certain that life was a fashion show.
  3. The typical teenage boy’s room is a disaster area.
  4. What storms then shook the ocean of my sleep.
  5. The children were roses grown in concrete gardens, beautiful and forlorn.
  6. Kisses are the flowers of love in bloom.
  7. His cotton candy words did not appeal to her taste.
  8. Kathy arrived at the grocery store with an army of children.
  9. Her eyes were fireflies.
  10. He wanted to set sail on the ocean of love but he just wasted away in the desert.
  11. I was lost in a sea of nameless faces.
  12. John’s answer to the problem was just a Band-Aid, not a solution.
  13. The cast on Michael’s broken leg was a plaster shackle.
  14. Cameron always had a taste for the fruit of knowledge.
  15. The promise between us was a delicate flower.
  16. He’s a rolling stone, and it’s bred in the bone.
  17. He pleaded for her forgiveness but Janet’s heart was cold iron.
  18. She was just a trophy to Ricardo, another object to possess.
  19. The path of resentment is easier to travel than the road to forgiveness.
  20. Katie’s plan to get into college was a house of cards on a crooked table.
  21. The wheels of justice turn slowly.
  22. Hope shines–a pebble in the gloom.
  23. She cut him down with her words.
  24. The job interview was a rope ladder dropped from heaven.
  25. Her hair was a flowing golden river streaming down her shoulders.
  26. The computer in the classroom was an old dinosaur.
  27. Laughter is the music of the soul.
  28. David is a worm for what he did to Shelia.
  29. The teacher planted the seeds of wisdom.
  30. Phyllis, ah, Phyllis, my life is a gray day
  31. Each blade of grass was a tiny bayonet pointed firmly at our bare feet.
  32. The daggers of heat pierced through his black t-shirt.
  33. Let your eyes drink up that milkshake sky.
  34. The drums of time have rolled and ceased.
  35. Her hope was a fragile seed.
  36. When Ninja Robot Squad came on TV, the boys were glued in their seats.
  37. Words are the weapons with which we wound.
  38. She let such beautiful pearls of wisdom slip from her mouth without even knowing.
  39. Scars are the roadmap to the soul.
  40. The quarterback was throwing nothing but rockets and bombs in the field.
  41. We are all shadows on the wall of time.
  42. My heart swelled with a sea of tears.
  43. When the teacher leaves her little realm, she breaks her wand of power apart.
  44. The Moo Cow’s tail is a piece of rope all raveled out where it grows.
  45. My dreams are flowers to which you are a bee.
  46. The clouds sailed across the sky.
  47. Each flame of the fire is a precious stone belonging to all who gaze upon it.
  48. And therefore I went forth with hope and fear into the wintry forest of our life.
  49. My words are chains of lead.
  50. But into her face there came a flame; / I wonder could she have been thinking the same?

Common Personification Examples
·       Lightning danced across the sky.
·       The wind howled in the night.
·       The car complained as the key was turned.
·       Rita heard the last piece of pie calling her name.
·       My alarm clock yells at me every morning.
·       The avalanche devoured anything standing in its way.
·       Traffic slowed to a crawl.
·       The door protested as it opened slowly.
·       My house is a friend who protects me.
·       The moon played hide and seek with the clouds.
·       That book was so popular, it flew off the shelves.
·       My car’s headlights winked at me.
·       She is so beautiful the camera loves her.
·       The stairs groaned as we walked on them.
·       Winter’s icy grip caused people to shudder.
·       Our vacuum hums a happy tune while it cleans.
·       You need to cross over at the mouth of the river.
·       Time flies and waits for no one.
·       My flowers were begging for water.
·       The ivy wove its fingers around the fence.
·       The thunder was grumbling like it was angry.
·       Hail pounded the houses and streets.
·       The cactus saluted those who drove past.
·       The wildfire ran through the forest at an amazing speed.
·       When I didn’t make the team, my dream of being a star died.


Examples of Allusions:
1. Your backyard is a Garden of Eden. (Biblical allusion)
2. I guess I should see this message about a new job as my burning bush. (Biblical Allusion)
3. When you feel betrayed by a friend, you can say, "You too, Brutus?" (allusion to Julius Caesar-Brutus betrayed Caesar)
4. You're a regular Einstein. (allusion to a historical figure)
5. When your parents learn about your new plan to raise money, it's going to sink like the Titanic. (allusion to a historical event)
6. You are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. (reference to Atlas in myth)
7. That man is so narcissistic. (reference to Narcissus in mythology)
8. Don't be a Scrooge! (reference to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
9. Potato chips are my diet's Achilles heel. (reference to Achilles in mythology)
10. Many states have laws that protect Good Samaritan's. (reference to the Bible)

Examples of Alliteration

Here are some examples:
  • Come and clean your closet.
  • The big bad bear attacked all the little bunnies in the forest.
  • Shut the shutter before it makes you shudder.
  • Go and gather the green leaves in the lawn.
  • Please put your pen away and play the piano.
  • Round and round she ran until she realized she was running round and round.
  • Out with the only open tin of tuna.
  • I had to hurry home because grandma wanted her waffles.
  • The baron was busy as a bee.
  • Garry gathered the garbage.
  • Lazy lizards lying like lumps!
  • Paula planted the petunias in the pot.
  • Kim comes to cut colorful kites.
  • Boil the butter and bring it by the bank.
  • Orson’s owl out-performed ostriches.
  • Larry’s lizard likes leaping leopards.