I was starting to grade your figurative language assignments from last Monday and realized there was a huge gap in knowledge. Today we took notes on similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, and symbols. I then gave you time with the task cards from last week to revise your previous answers. Its extremely important that you pay attention to what the task is asking of you. Be sure to answer fully. The following presentation is what I used to take notes. There are more slides than the figurative language listed above, so pay attention.
Handout: Plot structure. Due when you finish your book.
There is a calendar on Google classroom so you can see what's coming up. It is a living document, meaning it could change, but I don't expect it to change that much. Still, you need to take a look. Things you should note:
Exposition questions are due on Monday.
DUE: Figurative Language Task 1
DUE: Novel Discovery Questions
We are substituting 10 minutes of silent reading each day for the lifelines through the end of the year. Each day we will start with 10 minutes of silent reading so you will need to bring your book with you each day. If you don't have your book with you, you'll need to pick up one off of the back shelf for the day. I will not let you go to the library during class unless you finish the book you checked out.
Two handouts today:
Choose your own book! There are only 4 requirements for the book you choose:
- at least 300 pages
- not a movie
- at your reading level
- a continuous story
I passed out novel discovery reading questions. You'll need to answer 8 of the 13 questions and turn them in to me on Monday. (Wednesday if you were absent and got the questions from me on Monday.)
Warm up: check your addresses
Print letters, sign them, address the envelop, MAIL THEM!
Oh and turn in your final draft on Classroom so I can read it too.
Proofread your letter. Due tomorrow!
Warm up: Gerund phrases
Use peer reviews and teacher reviews (from me) to revise and edit your letter to congress.
Warm up: Vocab
Peer review letters to congress.
Turn in rough drafts on classroom.
Warm up: notes on gerunds
Work on your rough draft of your letter to a congressperson.
Rough draft due on Monday!
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