Thursday, May 3, 2018

Friday/Monday, May 4/7, 2018

Announcements and Reminders:
Our SAGE Reading Test will be on May 10-15.
May 23 is the last day to hand in late work, revisions, and 
extra credit. 

Your book project is due on May 16/17.  You will receive extra credit if you present early. 
See Required Reading/Book Assessments, April/May for more details.

We have 19/18 days of school left, including the hour or so on the last day.         

This could symbolize me as I visualize
watching the play
Peter and the Starcatcher. 

Targets for Today:

I can recognize and use figurative language to enrich the way I describe things. 
I can read a play and recognize its parts. 

Reading: Literature Standard 5 
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning

Today’s  Agenda:

1. Finish, if needed, your figurative language poster.
    Read your science fiction or fantasy book.

allusion   -- Here is great example:
More Examples of Figurative Language!

2. Quiz on Latin Word Roots

3.  Reading a Play

Peter and the Starcatcher 

An act in a play is like a chapter in a book.
scene (drama) is a part of an act usually defined with the changing of characters or setting.

Cast of Characters for Prologue and Scene 1
  1. Alf    _________________________________
  2. Aster  _________________________________
  3. Boy  _________________________________
  4. Fighting Prawn  _________________________________
  5. Greggors   _________________________________
  6. Grempkin  _________________________________
  7. Molly  _________________________________
  8. Mrs. Bumbrake  _________________________________
  9. Prentiss  _________________________________
  10. Sailor  _________________________________
  11. Sailor  _________________________________
  12. Sailor  _________________________________
  13. Scott  _________________________________
  14. Seamen  _________________________________
  15. Seamen   _________________________________
  16. Seamen  _________________________________
  17. Slank  _________________________________
  18. Smee  _________________________________
  19. Stache  _________________________________
  20. Stage Directions  _________________________________
  21. Ted  _________________________________

If You Were Absent:


 Help and Enrichment 

Figuratively Speaking Poster Grading
On time – May 2/3  A-day/B-Day
  ______  4 points
Brought a photo of self doing something
  ______  4 points
Created a NEAT, LEGIBLE poster with
  ______  4 points
 1 simile
  ______  3 points
1 metaphor
  ______  3 points
1 hyperbole
  ______  3 points
1 personification
 ______   3 points
1 onomatopoeia
 ______   3 points
1 allusion
 ______   3 points
extra credit for alliteration
Correct conventions – caps, punctuation, etc.
______    4 points
   Label each type of figurative language.     Total
______  34

simile. A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, (e.g., as brave as a lion).
metaphor  a figure of speech in which one object is likened to another (that is unlike it in most ways) by speaking of it as if it were that other.  (e.g., Life is a rollercoaster.)

Similes and Metaphors from Richard Peck

Hyperbole     An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the  statement is true.    "Yo mama's so fat, I had to take a train and two buses just to get on her good side. " 

Personification    A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.    "The sun winked at us from behind a cloud."

Onomatopoeia    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

Allusion: an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
"an allusion to Shakespeare"
synonyms: reference to, mention of, suggestion of, hint to, intimation of, comment on, remark on
"the town's name is an allusion to its founding family"
“If you want to do well in class, and can choose where you sit, pick a seat by the class Hermione or by the class Einstein.”   -- These are allusions to the Harry Potter books and to a famous real-life person.
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.

Chart for Examples and Non-Examples of Simile and Metaphor

And more examples:

Alan Ferko's face turned as red as Bo Peep's pigtail ribbons. -- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl (2000)

"He [felt] a throbbing like a snake slithering in and out of the tendons in his left leg." -- Kim Russon writing Giver Chapt 24, 2/4/03

Another sample simile: from Heat by Mike Lupica, pg 3
"He . . . saw the fat cop. . . wobbling like a car with a flat tire. . . . "

Common Latin Roots
auditory, audience, audit, auditorium, audible, inaudible, audition
dictate, predict, dictator, edict, contradict, dictation, indict, prediction
reject,  inject, projection, interjection, eject, objection, dejection
transport, transportation, import, export, porter, portable, report, support
rupture, erupt, eruption, interrupt, interruption, disruption
scribe,  describe, manuscript, inscription, transcript, description, prescription

see, look
spectator, inspect, inspector, respect, spectacle, spectacular
structure, construct, construction, instruct, destruction, reconstruction
tractor, traction, attract, subtraction, extract, retract, attractive
vis, vid
vision, visual, visit,  supervisor, invisible, vista, visualize, visionary

An act in a play is like a chapter in a book.
scene (drama) is a part of an act usually defined with the changing of characters.