Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday/Thursday, May 2/3, 2018

Announcements and Reminders for  Wednesday/Thursday, May 2/3, 2018:
Today is the Day to bring your photo 
      and create your poster!
Be thinking of how you could describe the photo using 
allusion   -- Here is great example:
and, for extra credit, alliteration
More Examples of Figurative Language!
List of Onomatopoiea Words
Today is also your word parts test. 

Symbolic Story Representation 
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 the tab for Required Reading/Book Assessments, April/May for more details.

We have 19/20 days of school left, including the hour or so on the last day. 

Targets for Today:

I can recognize Greek word parts and use them to figure out unfamiliar words.

I can recognize and use figurative language to enrich the way I describe things. 

Today’s  Agenda for Wednesday/Thursday, May 2/3, 2018:

1.  Prepare for your Greek Word Roots test.
     Take the Greek Roots test.

2.  Create your figurative language poster.

  •    You need a photo of you doing something. 
  •    Write out on scratch paper the sentences that you will use on your poster. 
    • Do not write them on your poster until you have revised and edited them.
  •     Revise to make sure you are using all of the required types of figurative language.
  •     Revise and edit them to make complete, correct sentences.
  •     Check them with a classmate, and, if time, with Ms. Dorsey.
  •     Select a piece of paper to use as a poster.
  •     Attach your photo to the poster paper with tape or glue.
  •     NEATLY write your sentences on the poster.
  •     Label each sentence with the type of figurative language. 
  •     Write the sentences large enough for someone viewing the poster to easily read. 

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

More Examples of Figurative Language!

If You Were Absent:
See above. 


 Help and Enrichment 

Common Greek Roots
automatic, autograph, autobiography, automobile, autocracy
biology,  biosphere, biography, biochemistry, biometrics, biophysics
graphite, geography, graphic, photograph, phonograph
anhydrous, dehydration,  hydrogen, hydrant, hydrostatic, hydrophobia, hydrotherapy, hydroplane
speedometer,  odometer, metronome, thermometer, chronometer, perimeter, hydrometer
study of
geology, theology, zoology, meteorology, phonology
photography, photocopy, photosynthesis, phototropism, photostat,  photogenic
periscope,  stethoscope, telescope, microscope, microscopic
telephone, telepathy, telegraph, television
thermos, thermodynamics, thermostat, thermophysics