Unit 6: Literary Nonfiction - Campbellsville Independent Schools

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Unit 6: Literary Nonfiction
Bell-Ringers & Flashbacks
April 22 – 26
BellRinger
&
Exit Slips
Bell-Ringer: 4-22-2013
1.
A word or object that has its own meaning and represents another word,
object or idea.
a)
b)
c)
2.
The feeling an artistic piece creates for its reader.
a)
b)
c)
3.
Mood
Tone
Symbol
Mood
Tone
Symbol
The attitude a writer takes towards his/her subject or the audience.
a)
b)
c)
Mood
Tone
Style
Exit Slip: 4-22-13
1.
This type of nonfiction examines and discusses a focused topic, often
including the writer’s personal viewpoints.
a)
b)
c)
2.
This type of nonfiction provides information about a topic, person, or
event.
a)
b)
c)
3.
Essay
Speech
Article
Essay
Speech
Article
This type of nonfiction is written to be read aloud; presents a topic and
may persuade, inform, explain, or entertain. .
a)
b)
c)
Essay
Speech
Article
Bell-Ringer: 4-23-13
1.
This type of essay tells the stories of real-life events. Examples include
autobiographies and memoirs.
a)
b)
c)
2.
This type of essay essays informs or explains. Examples include analytical essays
and research reports.
a)
b)
c)
3.
Expository
Narrative
Persuasive
Expository
Narrative
Persuasive
This type of essay essays presents reasons and evidence to convince the reader
to act or think in a certain way. Examples include editorials and political
speeches.
a)
b)
c)
Expository
Narrative
Persuasive
Exit Slip: 4-23-13
1. When Rebecca Walker began her seventh-grade year at Public School 141 in the
Bronx, what made a vivid impression on her?
a. the teachers' enthusiasm for their classes
b. the winning record of the athletic teams
c. the broad variety of courses being taught
d. the diversity and energy of the student body
2. According to Rebecca Walker, hip-hop today is which of the following?
a. a swiftly passing fad
b. a global industry
c. on a long, slow decline
d. much better than it used to be
3. In a work of nonfiction that includes the writer's viewpoint, why does the author's
style deserve the attention of readers?
a. The author's style helps readers to understand the topic.
b. The style of the writing is often more important than the topic.
c. An author's style often reflects his or her personality.
d. Style can lead to bias, and readers need to be alert.
Bell-Ringer: 4-24-13
1. According to the author of “Before Hip-Hop Was Hip-Hop,” her seventh-grade
experiences were important because they taught her which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
how to choose fashionable outfits
words from a number of different languages
valuable lessons about real life
how to play a musical instrument
2. The author of “Before Hip-Hop Was Hip-Hop” has an attitude toward the subject
and the readers of her writing. What is this attitude called?
a.
b.
c.
d.
style
perspective
tone
purpose
3. Rebecca Walker states that original hip-hop was the product of which of the
following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
a bunch of kids from different places trying to communicate
the expensive packaging efforts of big corporations
the international popularity of music stars
a new dance style called breakdancing
Exit Slip: 4-24-13
1. Essays, articles, and speeches are all works of nonfiction. Which of the following is an
accurate statement about the authors of nonfiction?
a.
b.
c.
d.
They are always real people.
Their style is always full of figurative language.
They usually focus on retelling historical events.
Their tone is always objective.
2. Some works of nonfiction examine and discuss a focused topic and include the writer's
personal viewpoints. This type of nonfiction is known as which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
speech
essay
lyric
short story
3. In a work of nonfiction that includes the writer's viewpoint, why does the author's style
deserve the attention of readers?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The author's style helps readers to understand the topic.
The style of the writing is often more important than the topic.
An author's style often reflects his or her personality.
Style can lead to bias, and readers need to be alert.
Bell-Ringer: 4-25-13
1. From details in “Before Hip-Hop Was Hip-Hop,” you can conclude that the author feels which
of the following about present-day hip-hop?
a.
b.
c.
d.
It is superior in every way to original hip-hop.
It has lost the international flavor of original hip-hop.
It has lost some of the spontaneous joy of original hip-hop.
Unlike original hip-hop, styles today emphasize dancing over music.
2. According to Rebecca Walker, when did hip-hop first begin to develop as a musical and
cultural style?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the 1920s
the 1960s
the 1980s
the 1990s
3. How did Rebecca Walker feel about the big street parties she attended with her friends?
a.
b.
c.
d.
She was puzzled and disoriented.
She strongly disapproved of the parties.
She was frightened by the fights that often broke out.
She was enthusiastic and exhilarated.
Exit Slip: 4-25-13
1. Biographical writing focuses on which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
a writer's treatment of the life of another person
a person's account of his or her own life
a journalist's interviews with a modern-day personality
a historian's theories about a well-known person's possible motivations
2. What is the main focus of Carl Sandburg's biography of Lincoln in the selection from A
Lincoln Preface?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Lincoln's childhood
the presidential election of 1860
the assassination of Lincoln in 1865
Lincoln's many-sided personality
3. Which of the following best describes the biographical picture that Sandburg paints of
Lincoln?
a.
b.
c.
d.
a warm leader who inspired Northerners and Southerners alike
a complex man who lived in a time of grave crisis
a president who saw the humor in every situation
a “one-horse lawyer” who was ill-equipped to deal with a civil war
Bell-Ringer: 4-26-13
1. Establishing a purpose for reading Sandburg's description of Abraham Lincoln can help you
to do which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
focus on specific information
identify independent clauses
write an anecdote
evaluate the effectiveness of Lincoln's political opponents
2. Which of the following does Sandburg's account of the two Quaker women's conversation
about Lincoln illustrate?
a.
b.
c.
d.
a formal speech
a symbol
a generalization
an anecdote
3. Which of the following is an important feature of a good biography?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The author includes an interview with the subject.
The biographer selects a wealthy or powerful individual as the subject.
The writer restricts the biography to a list of facts, events, or accomplishments in the subject's life.
The biographer shows why an understanding of the subject's life is meaningful to readers.
Exit Slip: 4-26-13
1. Which of the following is the best synonym for degenerate?
a.
grow worse
b.
grow old
c.
improve slowly
d.
grow depressed
2. Which of the following is most nearly the opposite of hallowed?
a.
consecrated
b.
duplicated
c.
shouted
d.
cursed
3. Which of the following verbs is closely related to the meaning of the noun creed?
a.
gamble
b.
reflect
c.
doubt
d.
believe
Unit 6: Literary Nonfiction
Bell-Ringers & Flashbacks
4/29 – 5/3
BellRinger
&
Exit Slips
Bell-Ringer: 4-29-13
1. An anecdote is a brief story that illustrates a point. Which of the following statements about
Lincoln is an example of an anecdote in Sandburg's biographical sketch?
a.
b.
c.
d.
“He was a chosen spokesman….”
“He sent hundreds of telegrams. ‘Suspend death sentence’ or ‘Suspend execution’ of so-and-so,
who was to be shot at sunrise.”
“The facts and myths of his life are to be an American possession.”
“Perhaps no human clay pot has held more laughter and tears.”
2. What aspect of Abraham Lincoln does Carl Sandburg reflect on in the excerpt from A Lincoln
Preface?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Lincoln's legal background
Lincoln's many-sided personality
Lincoln's simple upbringing
Lincoln's ease with language
3. According to Sandburg, why was Lincoln willing to stick the Constitution “in a hole”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He thought the Constitution was an illegal document and should be abolished.
He thought the Constitution was outdated and should be revised.
He believed the Constitution was not valid during a civil war.
He believed it was necessary to violate the Constitution in order to save the Union.
Exit Slip: 4-29-13
1. In front of which building in Washington, D.C., did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his “I
Have a Dream” speech in August 1963?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the Lincoln Memorial
Union Station
the White House
the National Cathedral
2. What does King mean when he says that one day “the rough places will be made plains, and
the crooked places will be made straight”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Americans will enjoy a more efficient highway system.
National, state, and local elections will be fairer.
Judges will be chosen on the basis of their merits.
Racial discrimination and injustice will end.
3. Which of the following best states King's persuasive purpose in “I Have a Dream”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He wants everyone in his audience to register to vote.
He wants Americans to appreciate their heritage more.
He wants to challenge his audience to improve the civil rights of all Americans.
He wants America to apologize for the evils of slavery.
Bell-Ringer: 4-30-13
1. In front of which building in Washington, D.C., did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his “I
Have a Dream” speech in August 1963?
a.
the Lincoln Memorial
b.
Union Station
c.
the White House
d.
the National Cathedral
2. Which of the following best identifies the “dream” King expresses in his speech?
a.
more wealth and prosperity for all Americans
b.
power for the disadvantaged and nonvoters
c.
liberty and justice for all Americans
d.
election of more public officials from minority ranks
3. The ending of King's “I Have a Dream” speech evokes a strong feeling of which of the
following?
a.
hope and optimism
b.
fear and isolation
c.
joy and doubt
d.
anger and disappointment
Exit Slip: 4-30-13
1. In “Go Deep to the Sewer,” what game does Cosby say is most closely related to stickball?
a.
street hockey
b.
baseball
c.
lacrosse
d.
football
2. Why could Bill Cosby not catch passes with “the easy grace” of his heroes?
a.
He could only dream of a career at Temple University.
b.
The traffic often interfered with the boys' throwing and catching passes.
c.
His mother was concerned that he would be hit by traffic.
d.
His hands were too small to grab the ball firmly while he was running.
3. Which of the following is the writer's main purpose of “Go Deep to the Sewer”?
a.
to inform
b.
to persuade
c.
to entertain
d.
to complain
Bell-Ringer: 5-1-13
1. What is Bill Cosby's subject in his essay “Go Deep to the Sewer”?
a.
modern traffic congestion in his native Philadelphia
b.
sanitation concerns that affected his childhood
c.
childhood games in an informal setting
d.
his early athletic career that brought him his first success
2. One serious issue underlying Cosby's humorous reminiscence in “Go Deep to the Sewer” is
a.
the lack of safe conditions in which the boys can play.
b.
the hopelessness of the poverty in the boys' neighborhood.
c.
the unsolved traffic problems in urban areas.
d.
the way childhood has changed since Cosby's youth.
3. A central truth of “Go Deep to the Sewer” is that
a.
the conditions in less-advantaged neighborhoods should be improved.
b.
childhood is a time of play regardless of circumstance.
c.
the world has changed dramatically since the days when Cosby was a child.
d.
children face potential danger even at play.
Exit Slip: 5-1-13
1. Which of the following means the opposite of renegade?
a.
humorous
b.
loyal
c.
serious
d.
scarce
2. Which of the following adjectives best describes a feisty dog?
a.
sleepy
b.
alert
c.
energetic
d.
hostile
3. What is the main difference between a speech and an article?
a.
An article is addressed to readers, while a speech is delivered to a live audience.
b.
A speech is always entertaining, but articles are mainly serious.
c.
Speeches contain more descriptive passages than articles.
d.
It is permissible to use slang in a speech, but slang should not appear in an article.
Bell-Ringer: 5-2-13 i-search
1. An anecdote is a brief story that illustrates a point. Which of the following statements about
Lincoln is an example of an anecdote in Sandburg's biographical sketch?
a.
b.
c.
d.
“He was a chosen spokesman….”
“He sent hundreds of telegrams. ‘Suspend death sentence’ or ‘Suspend execution’ of so-and-so,
who was to be shot at sunrise.”
“The facts and myths of his life are to be an American possession.”
“Perhaps no human clay pot has held more laughter and tears.”
2. What aspect of Abraham Lincoln does Carl Sandburg reflect on in the excerpt from A Lincoln
Preface?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Lincoln's legal background
Lincoln's many-sided personality
Lincoln's simple upbringing
Lincoln's ease with language
3. According to Sandburg, why was Lincoln willing to stick the Constitution “in a hole”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He thought the Constitution was an illegal document and should be abolished.
He thought the Constitution was outdated and should be revised.
He believed the Constitution was not valid during a civil war.
He believed it was necessary to violate the Constitution in order to save the Union.
Exit Slip: 5-2-13 i-search
1. In front of which building in Washington, D.C., did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his “I
Have a Dream” speech in August 1963?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the Lincoln Memorial
Union Station
the White House
the National Cathedral
2. What does King mean when he says that one day “the rough places will be made plains, and
the crooked places will be made straight”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Americans will enjoy a more efficient highway system.
National, state, and local elections will be fairer.
Judges will be chosen on the basis of their merits.
Racial discrimination and injustice will end.
3. Which of the following best states King's persuasive purpose in “I Have a Dream”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He wants everyone in his audience to register to vote.
He wants Americans to appreciate their heritage more.
He wants to challenge his audience to improve the civil rights of all Americans.
He wants America to apologize for the evils of slavery.
Bell-Ringer: 5-3-13 i-search
1. An anecdote is a brief story that illustrates a point. Which of the following statements about
Lincoln is an example of an anecdote in Sandburg's biographical sketch?
a.
b.
c.
d.
“He was a chosen spokesman….”
“He sent hundreds of telegrams. ‘Suspend death sentence’ or ‘Suspend execution’ of so-and-so,
who was to be shot at sunrise.”
“The facts and myths of his life are to be an American possession.”
“Perhaps no human clay pot has held more laughter and tears.”
2. What aspect of Abraham Lincoln does Carl Sandburg reflect on in the excerpt from A Lincoln
Preface?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Lincoln's legal background
Lincoln's many-sided personality
Lincoln's simple upbringing
Lincoln's ease with language
3. According to Sandburg, why was Lincoln willing to stick the Constitution “in a hole”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He thought the Constitution was an illegal document and should be abolished.
He thought the Constitution was outdated and should be revised.
He believed the Constitution was not valid during a civil war.
He believed it was necessary to violate the Constitution in order to save the Union.
Exit Slip: 5-3-13 i-search
1. In front of which building in Washington, D.C., did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his “I
Have a Dream” speech in August 1963?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the Lincoln Memorial
Union Station
the White House
the National Cathedral
2. What does King mean when he says that one day “the rough places will be made plains, and
the crooked places will be made straight”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Americans will enjoy a more efficient highway system.
National, state, and local elections will be fairer.
Judges will be chosen on the basis of their merits.
Racial discrimination and injustice will end.
3. Which of the following best states King's persuasive purpose in “I Have a Dream”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He wants everyone in his audience to register to vote.
He wants Americans to appreciate their heritage more.
He wants to challenge his audience to improve the civil rights of all Americans.
He wants America to apologize for the evils of slavery.

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