Sept 24-26 - Mr. Cudney Presents

Daily Materials: Pen/Pencil, ISN (composition book),
Sep. 24-26
Bellwork Learning Goal: Students will be able to analyze a
sentence, identify its parts and if it is simple or complex.
BW# 14 Instructions
Turn to page 33-34 in your ISN and create bellwork pages.
In the bottom box on pg. 33 create the items listed in the box below.
Complete your summary for this week on ISN pg. 34 at the top.
1. Simple Predicate
2. Complete Predicate
I have never heard of this before
I have heard of it but don’t know it
I know about it but can’t use it
I totally understand this term
1. The main verb or verb phrase in the
My awesome teacher taught us about
2. The main verb or verb phrase and all the
words that modify it.
My awesome teacher taught us about
4. Get out the passage “I know why the caged bird sings and your
written answer sheet.
5. Continue reading the poem, highlighting the examples of similes,
metaphors, and personification in the correct colors.
6. Read question 10 and use two examples of figurative language to
answer the question.
7. Keep this page and your passage in your ISN on pg. 31
8. Get out a blank sheet of paper and put your name date and period
on it.
9. Label the page Figurative Language Standards Based Questions
10. Answer the questions on your page using the orange sheet.
11. Be sure to write out your answers.
1. Get out a single sheet of paper
2. Place your name, date, and period in the upper right-hand corner
3. Number 1-10 skipping 2-3 lines between each number.
Until we became familiar enough to belong to the Store and it to us,
we were locked up in a Funhouse of Things where the attendant had
gone home for life…
1. Chunk 2, Paragraph 4, Metaphor – The store was strange and
confusing but it was fun to explore.
Weighing the half-pounds of flour, excluding the scoop, and depositing
them dust free into the thin paper sacks held a simple kind of
adventure for me.
2. Chunk 2, Paragraph 5, Metaphor – There isn’t too much excitement
that goes on where she lives. She amuses herself with simple tasks
like measuring flour into a bag.
Alone and empty in the mornings, it looked like any unopened present
from a stranger
3. Chunk 3, Paragraph 3, Simile – Each day at the store held welcome
For nearly a year, I sopped around the house, the Store, the school,
and the church, like an old biscuit, dirty and inedible.
4. Chunk 4, Paragraph 2, Simile – Young Maya Angelou didn’t want
much to do with other people, she didn’t think she was important
enough to be noticed
Then I met, or rather got to know, the lady who threw me my first
5. Chunk 4, Paragraph 2, Metaphor– Mrs. Flowers was someone who
helped Maya realize that she was important and not alone.
Her skin was a rich black that would have peeled like a plum if
snagged, but then no one would have thought of getting close enough
to Mrs. Flowers to ruffle her dress, let alone snag her skin
6. Chunk 5, Paragraph 2, Simile – Mrs. Flowers was a proper woman
that Maya admired but was not approachable.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human
voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.
7. Chunk 7, Paragraph 1, Personification – Words on paper are not the
same thing as hearing those words come alive when someone
reads them aloud.
She said she had made them expressly for me and that she had a few
in the kitchen that I could take home to my brother. So I jammed one
whole cake in my mouth and the rough crumbs scratched the insides
of my jaws, and if I hadn’t had to swallow, it would have been a dream
come true.
8. Chunk 9, Paragraph 4, Metaphor – Maya was so delighted that Mrs.
Flowers made the wafers for her that she wanted the cake and the
feeling of joy to last as long as possible.
I have tried often to search behind the sophistication of years for the
enchantment I so easily found in those gifts. The essence escapes but
its aura remains.
9. Chunk 11, Paragraph 3, Personification – When Maya Angelou, as
an adult looks back on her time with Ms. Flowers she can’t quite
figure out exactly why it made such an impression, but knows that
it did.
10. In two paragraphs, explain how Maya Angelou’s use of descriptive
and figurative language emphasizes the significance of this
moment in her life? Use evidence from the text. (at least 1
example from the text per paragraph)

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