Good evening parents. Seasons are changing and so are our lessons. The end of the semester is upon us, and there are a couple of assignments that are due.
- AC – Mythical Poem Project – due Tuesday, October 8th. Projects will be presented orally on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. AC: Criteria for Project
Students will create a poem that explains a natural phenomenon (a myth). It must contain the following elements:
o It must contain at least three different examples of figurative language.
o Sensory details (not just plain details)
o It must tell a story.
o It can be free verse, or it can rhyme.
o It must have a protagonist and an antagonist.
o At least one example of the figurative language should have dual meanings. (In other words, it can be a metaphor and personification).
o It can be any length as long as it contains the required elements.
o This project is due on Tuesday, October 8th.
o Be prepared to present your myths to the class orally.
o If you’d like, you can make it a PowerPoint, or it can be presented in another form.
o You may have a (1) partner. (There are a couple of exceptions where three people are allowed to work together.)
- Unit 1- Narrative Test
- Students received a study guide on yesterday in preparation for the summative assessment. We reviewed portions of the guide today. Students also practiced answering sample test questions in class today using the poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” by Lewis Carroll. The study guide and the questions are posted below. Because of copyright laws, I cannot post the poem, but you can easily locate it online. The study guide will be checked and graded on Monday, 10/07/19. Students must make sure that they bring their work to class.
- Study Guide Name:______________________________________ Per. _____
Unit 1’s Narrative Test will be given on Wednesday, October 9th.
Define the following terms and know how to identify them when you read a story.
3. Rising action
5. Falling action
6. Internal characterization
7. External characterization
8. Point of view (speaker’s voice)
9. Figurative language (List and define at least seven of them.)
10. Sensory details
19. Internal coherence
20. External coherence
25. Possessive nouns
26. Coordinating adjectives
Questions for “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” 10-4-19
Directions: Answer the following questions.
1. What is the theme or moral of this narrative poem?
2. Write one example of personification that you see in the poem.
3. In stanza five, why did the Carpenter shed a bitter tear?
4. In which paragraph do you see an example of alliteration?
5. List an example of a simile found in the poem.
6. List an example of another type of figurative language found in the poem.
Reassessment for students who did not score above 75 on their narrative essays will also continue throughout next week. Students will be given the opportunity to pull up their grades.
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