April 7-11 Touching Spirit Bear 9-13 & Figures of

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Touching Spirit Bear
Chapter 9-13
April 7-11
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Monday, April 7, 2014
Practice Prior Skills
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Diagram the following
sentence:
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As soon as I am finished
eating, I am going to the
movie.
Learning Goals
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Read and Comprehend
Chapters 9-13 of Touching
Spirit Bear.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Practice Prior Skills
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Punctuate the following
sentences.
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Wherever John goes his dog
follows him.
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I will pick you even if I get
delayed in traffic.
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While we were sleeping it
snowed.
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I am late because we were
caught in traffic.
Learning Goals
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Comprehend Chapters 9-13
by answering questions on
junoed.com
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Practice Prior Skills
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Define the following Words of
the Week.
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Alacrity
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Laud
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Imperative
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Accede
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Ammenble
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Preclude
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Solicitous
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obscure
Learning Goals
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Analyze Chapters 9-13 of
Touching Spirit Bear and
Review Monday’s and
Tuesday’s warm-ups.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Practice Prior Skills
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Diagram and label the
following:
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When the bell rang, the
students were dismissed by
the teacher.
Learning Goals
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Define figures of speech in
Touching Spirit Bear.
+ Access Prior Knowledge
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Think about sayings that your parents say that are not to be taken
literally. What are some of them?
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Example – When I was in a conundrum, sometimes I would ask my
mom what to do. She would often reply “it is six one half dozen or
the other.”
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Example: “I am as hungry as a horse.”
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Example: “She is a bear this morning because she woke up on the
wrong side of the bed.”
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Example: “I am dying to eat or I am starving for dinner.”
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Why do people use figures of speech?
+ Figures of Speech
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Simile – Compares two unlike things using the words _____ or
_____. Before he has his morning coffee, Dad is as grouchy as a
sleepy bear.
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Metaphor: Says that a person or thing is something other than
what it really is. Metaphors compare two unlike things
____________ using like or as. Before his first cup of morning
coffee, Dad is a bear.
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Personification – Gives nonhumans, _________ traits. A blizzard
howled through the trees for hours.
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Hyperbole: uses __________________ or overstatement for
emphasis. There must be a million cars parked at the mall.
+ Guided Practice – Let’s label each
expression below as simile, metaphor,
personification or Hyperbole.
1.
Example: “I am as hungry as a horse.”
2.
Example: “She is a bear this morning because she woke
up on the wrong side of the bed.”
3.
Example: “I am dying to eat or I am starving for dinner.”
4.
The waves danced across the ocean at sunrise this
morning.
+ Can you think of famous lines from movies or music
that use simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or
personification?
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Simile – Movie Forest Gump “Life is like a box of chocolates;
you never know what you are going to get.”
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Metaphor – Song “Love Story” -Taylor Swift – “You are Romeo
and I was Juliet”
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Hyperbole – Song by Tony Bennett, “I Left Heart in San
Francisco.”
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Personification – Disney Movie “Cars” The cars talk.
+ Guided Practice
Figures of Speech in Touching Spirit Bear
1.
He (Garvey) was built like a bulldog with lazy eyes. (p. 3)
The figure of speech illustrated in this sentence is (A) a simile,
(B) a metaphor, (C) personification, (D) a hyperbole.
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He (Edwin) stared forward with a steely patience, like a wolf
waiting. (p. 4)
The above simile compares (A) Edwin’s stare to a wolf stalking
prey, (B) Edwin’s posture to a wolf, (C) Edwin’s patience to a
stalking wolf, (D) a wolf to a stare.
3.
Cole nodded obediently, like a little puppy that would follow every
rule and jump through the hoop. (p. 16)
Which of the following changes the simile in the above sentence
to a metaphor?
nodded obediently like a little puppy jumping through the hoop.
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Independent Practice
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“This island is covered with Devil’s Club. Don’t grab it or hundreds
of tiny thistles will infect your hands and make them swell up like
sausages.” (p. 17)
Which phrase from this passage is the figure of speech? (A)
covered with Devil’s Club, (B) hundreds of tiny thistles, (C) infect
your hands, (D) like sausages.
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One afternoon, after he had refused to do the schoolwork they
brought to him, his television privileges had been revoked. Cole
purposely isolated himself in his room, sitting sullenly. His anger
smoldered like a lit fuse. (p. 22)
The best interpretation of the bold print sentence above is Cole
was (A) shouting and cursing, (B) really angry, but holding it in,
(C) doing his homework, (D) waiting for the guards to leave the
room before he exploded in anger.
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The stuffy room felt like a furnace. (p. 28)
Which of the following is a hyperbole based on the meaning of
the above simile? (A) The stuffy room was extremely hot. (B) The
stuffy room was on fire. (C) The stuffy room was a million
degrees. (D) The stuffy room was like an oven.
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Closing
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What is the difference between a simile and metaphor?
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What is an example of a simile?
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What is an example of a metaphor?
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What is the difference between personification and a
hyperbole?
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What is an example of each?
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Practice Prior Skills
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Inch by inch the billowing
flames devoured the supplies
and the shelter. (p. 30)
The figure of speech
illustrated in the sentence
above is (A) a simile, (B) a
metaphor, (C) personification,
(D) a hyperbole.
Learning Goals
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To practice analyzing figures
of speech in Touching Spirit
Bear by taking a practice
assessment on junoed.com.
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Review results of assessment

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