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Rules of the Game
Unit 2 Review


Rules of the Game
Bellwork: Day 5
Molly told me the assignment was difficult and when I looked it over myself and I
concurred
. Even with both our minds combined and a
multitude
of resources at our fingertips, this assignment was going to be very difficult to complete. We both
confirmed
we were going to have to stay after school to get additional help. After we asked the teacher for help, she told us to meet her in the
multipurpose
room after school. It was a huge relief to know that we would
conclude
our day receiving help on this very difficult assignment.


Write a brief definition of each underlined word using context clues as well as the meaning of these two prefixes:
Con means “together or “with”
Multi means “more than one”

"Who Are you today Maria?" p. 256
What shows others who we are?
The clothes we wear, the way we speak, and the traditions we follow are just a few of the ways we show others who we are. Our families and our heritage can also play important roles in shaping our identity, which is how we see ourselves and how we want others to see us.
Create a drawing that reflects your identity. Think of ways to visually represent your background, the beliefs that are important to you, and the meaningful activities and relationships in your life.
Bellwork: Day 1
"The Medicine Bag" page 248
Independent Reading
Content Objective: TLW write routinely for a specific task.
Language Objective: I will read a text and write a response to it.
Generalizations
Describe the idea you think is best
Bellwork: Friday Unit 2 Review
What shows others who we are?
What is an inference?
How do you discover characterization in a story? (Reference page 172)
Describe the three types of point of view? (Reference page 170)


Can Allies be your opponent?
Content Objective:
TLW cite textual evidence to draw conclusions.
TLW analyze how Points of View or incidences reveal character.
Language Objective:
I will reread text to find evidence to draw conclusions. I will write evidence from the text to draw conclusions using a graphic organizer.
Family, Friends, Coaches – these are people who usually want the best for you. Then why can it feel like they’re always giving you a hard time? Understanding people’s good intentions can be challenging, and it may even feel like your supporters are not on your side.
In “Rules of the Game,” find out why a young girl sees her mother who is her biggest fan – as her main opponent.


Bellwork: Day 1
1. Think of two people in your life who want you to be the best you can be .
2. Explain your relationship with them.
3. In what ways does their support help you?
4. In what ways does their support make things harder for you?

Bellwork: Day 2
What do Waverly’s descriptions of her thoughts and actions reveal about her?
Reread lines 208-211. How are Waverly’s thoughts and words different from each other? What does this tell you about her?

Critique the central character in your book. What motivated the character to respond that way? How would you do or say something differently.

Explain what success will bring
Write three sentences using one of the following words in each…
There: refers to location
Their: shows ownership of something
They’re: A contraction- stands for They are

First-Person Point of View:
Lynn was excited when the famous actor gave her his autograph.
Demonstrate how to rephrase the sentence so that it is written in the first-person point of view. Then continue the story in first point of view

G-DASH: Drawing Conclusions and making inferences... what is the difference?
Bellwork: Day 2
Bellwork: Day 2
Vocabulary:
Tell a story including the following words
Bellwork: Day 3
1. What might Martin learn from his grandfather's example?
2. What does Grandpa mean when he says, "Even though the boy bears a white man's name, the medicine bag will be his"?
3. Where does Grandpa hide his money? What personal qualities does he show by this action?
Pro
Con
Explain everything you know about the following literary skills:
• Point of View
• Character and characterization
• Characters’ motivations
If you need additional help with your explanation refer to pages 170-174 in your textbook.

What makes writing worth reading?
Independent Reading Journal:

In what ways are character motivations revealed in your story.
In other words what is motivating your main character to respond to the conflict and/or challenges he or she faces in the story.
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
Bellwork: Day 3
Rules of the Game” Vocabulary
Write a sentence for each vocabulary word that personally connects to your life. Use the definitions listed throughout the story to help you.

tactic (p. 237)
Impart (p. 232)
Pungent (p. 234)
Retort (p.238)

Bellwork: Day 4
Imagine you are creating a time capsule that will be buried underground for future generations to see. What items would you include in this time capsule to represent who you are?

Content Objective: TLW cite textual evidence to draw conclusions.
TLW analyze how lines of dialogue or incidences reveal character.
Language Objective: I will read text. I will speak to the questions with a partner.
Content Objective: TLW cite textual evidence to answer questions.
Language Objective: I will reread text to find evidence to answer the questions.
1. Diane was surprised when her
adversary
at the spelling bee—who had beaten her during the contest last year—missed a relatively easy word.
2. The mysterious
benefactor
donated $20 million dollars to the hospital.
3. In a
concession
to her fans, the actress agreed to sign autographs.
4. I wish I’d had the
foresight
to learn Spanish. I had no idea that my family would be planning a trip to Mexico this summer.
5. Rosario tried to
impart
clear directions to her house, but we still got lost.
6. The
malodorous
pile of trash smelled of rotten food and moldy leaves.
7. As I sit here and
ponder
my alternatives, the thought keeps coming to me that there is only one real course of action.
8. The scent of honeysuckle was thick and
pungent
—it crowded out other smells.
9. In a quick
retort
to the complaining customer, the manager replied, “Well, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it.”
10. Which
tactic
should we use to convince Ms. Hernandez to grade our math test on a curve, persuasion or flattery?

VOCABULARY
G-Dash: What does the narrator's mother teach her at age six?
G-DASH: When might you give someone a retort? Write a short script that has a character giving another character a retort.
Rules of the Game” Vocabulary
Write a sentence for each vocabulary word that personally connects to your life. Use the definitions listed throughout the story to help you.

Benefactor (p. 236)
Adversary (p. 237)
Foresight (p. 237)
Retort (p.238)
Concession (p. 241)
Ponder (p. 242)
BELLWORK
Bellwork: DAY 1
G-DaSH: Do you think the author does a good job of describing Maria? Explain why or why not.
Analyze the picture on page 249. What details of the man's face tell you the most about him? Write three sentences explaining your answer.
Respond to one of the questions below....
Content Objective: TLW cite textual evidence to draw conclusions.
TLW analyze how lines of dialogue or incidences reveal character.
Language Objective: I will reread text to find evidence to draw conclusions. I will write evidence from the text to draw conclusions using a graphic organizer.
What life lesson could you learn from the story, "Who Are You Today, Maria?"
Benefactor (p. 236)
Adversary (p. 237)
Foresight (p. 237)
Retort (p.238)
Concession (p. 241)
Ponder (p. 242)
Benefactor (p. 236)
Adversary (p. 237)
Foresight (p. 237)
tactic (p. 237)
Impart (p. 232)
Pungent (p. 234)
Retort (p.238)
Concession (p. 241)
Ponder (p. 242)

Write a synonym and an antonym for each vocabulary word...
BELL WORK: DAY 4
Bellwork: Wednesday
Bellwork: Wednesday
12-5-14: Read 10-15 pages in your independent reading book. What does the main character's descriptions of his or her thoughts and actions reveal about him or her?
Bellwork: Friday
Bellwork: Monday
Analyze the effect of the ending of the story, Rules of the Game (page 242). Would you have preferred to be told what happens next? why or why not?
While you read...
GROUP ROLES:
Person 1: Read the Margin Question

Person 2: locate and read the evidence in the text.

Person 3: Explain a self-text connection to complete the "I" statement.

Person 4: Draw the conclusion
Each member in the group will read. Switch readers every two paragraphs, rotating clockwise.
G- Dash:
Make a prediction... why did Martin's grandpa make the trip to his house?
G-Dash: What is one similarity and one difference between Martin and Maria?
1. What are the parts of a paragraph?
2. What are transitional words? List a few examples.
3. What makes a good paragraph?
Answer the following questions...
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