September 10 1A I can correctly use commas with nonessential clauses or phrases. I can score 80% or higher on my vocabulary quiz. I can review information for book test. I can create a first draft of a writing. Grammar • Rule #4b- Use commas with interrupters. Use commas to set off nonessential clauses and nonessential participial phrases. • A nonessential clause or participial phrase is one containing information that isn’t needed to understand the main idea of the sentence. Examples • My cousin, walking home on day, found a large snapping turtle. • That scarf, which is real silk, was made in India. • Don’t get these confused with essential phrases or clauses- one that cannot be left out without changing the meaning of the sentence. Essential clauses and phrases are not set off by commas. – Example: A book written by Maxine Hong Kingston is about growing up as a Chinese American woman. Vocabulary • Grab your clickers. • Write your answers on a sheet of paper and then put them into your clickers. • Record your score on your assessment chart. House on Mango Street Trashketball Rules of Trashketball 1. Stay in your seats at all times. 2. You will have 30-60 seconds to discuss the answer to a question AND 3. Write ONE response to the question on a sheet of paper. 4. All teams will hold up their answers. 5. If you are correct, your team will get the opportunity to shoot the correct response into the trashcan from a 1, 2, or 3 point line. 6. If the shot is made, the team gets extra-credit. 7. Shots will be made after ALL the questions have been answered. 1 • Q.1) • Esperanza is named after: Answer Her great grandmother 2 Esperanza dreams of having: Answer House of her own 3 • Which one of the following would be used as evidence to support the claim that the House on Mango Street is not what Esperanza wisher for in her dream house? • A. Esperanza thinks the house is too small • B. It’s small and red with tight steps and window so small you’d think they were holding their breath • C. It had real stairs, not hallway stairs • D. We’d have a basement and at least three washrooms Answer B. It is small and red with tight steps and window so small you’d think they were holding their breath 4 In "The Family of Little Feet," the girls try on high heels and walk around the neighborhood with them. They are having a fun time until what happens? Answer A bum asks Rachel for a kiss 5 Which one of the following demonstrates personification? • A. We come from Texas • B. Nenny and I don’t look like sisters • C. As if the wheels were spaghetti • D. Not the shy …giggles Answer D. Not the shy…giggles 6 What type of sandwich does Esperanza bring to lunch the day she gets to eat in the "Canteen" at school? Answer A rice sandwich 7 Which one of the following demonstrates a simile? A. Two girls raggedy as rats live across the street B. Five dollars, five dollars C. In English my names means hope D. I would like to baptize myself under a new name Answer A. Two girls raggedy as rats live across the street 8 When the girls are playing double-dutch (jump rope) they begin singing about what? Answer Hips 9 Esperanza describes her house as “red and crumbly”. What literary device is the author using? Answer Imagery 10 What is Esperanza's first job? Answer Developing pictures 11 • What is the significance of the “Four Skinny Trees” vignette? Answer • It describes her feelings about overcoming obstacles 12 • What does Esperanza and Nenny want to buy at the antiques store (what do the girls call it in the book)? Answer • A Music Box 13 • What color does Esperanza say her name is like? Answer • A muddy color 14 • What is the name of the boy Marin dances with at a club? (He is later killed by a hit-andrun accident.) Answer • Geraldo 15 • How would you descirbe Esperanza's great grandmother? Answer • Wild and independent 16 • “Until then I am a red balloon tied to an anchor." This figure of speech is an example of: Answer • A Metaphor 17 • Which character is related to French royalty, and also likes cats? Answer • Cathy 18 • What two things are Alicia afraid of? Answer • Mice and Fathers 19 • What family has too many kids and no dad? Answer • The Vargas family 20 • What does Darius say one of the clouds looks like? – Remember this was something that impressed the others, since Darius is usually not insightful Answer • God 21 • Louie, who steals a car, is whose cousin? Answer • Marin 22 • Esperanza has several interactions with nuns in the story. How do the nuns generally make Esperanza feel? Answer • Ashamed 23 • Why is Esperanza embarrassed at the baptism party? Answer • Her shoes are old 24 • What does Elenita, the fortune teller, see in Esperanza'a future? Answer • A home in the heart 25 • In the vignette “A Good Day”, what makes it a good day? Answer • Esperanza makes 2 new friends and buys a bike with them 26 • What is the theme of the novel? Answer • Identity 27 • Make a connection: Relate the novel to important ideas of the place in which it is set. Answer • Answers will vary. Ms. Faulkner will decide if your team will shoot. Writing Project • Put finishing touches on your writing project.