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Let's start by discussing "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

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Transcript of Let's start by discussing "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Warm Up
To decide between who and whom and determine if someone else is doing the action in the dependent clause.
Thank you!
Now, let's talk about indefinite pronouns.
They can be subjects, subject complements, IOs, DOs, or OPs, or adjectives right before a noun..
Find the indefinite and say its function.
No one is judging you.
Both girls are asleep now.

Most kids hate bedtime.
Those gifts are for others.
Give all the chance to listen
She is someone who works hard.
Find something to do please.

Homework
ch 11 vocab due Friday, quiz Tuesday
relative and indefinite pronoun quiz Tuesday
pronouns test Thursday
Read Students on Strike ch 1-5 and complete questions by Wednesday
finish "Black Boy" style
indef pronoun ws
Let's start with the vocab ch 10 quiz.
Now, let's discuss "Black Boy"
Anyone
can join our team.
The winner of the competition is
no one
.
I see
everybody
working hard.
The Halloween candy is for
all
.
We gave
most
the option of leaving early.
Few
kids like brussel sprouts.
There is a leash for
each
dog.
My dad
(whom/who) loves his job
leaves for work early in the morning.

Steven,
(who/whom) Paul picked as a partner,
is always late.

The cashier
to whom I gave my money
was very confused.
List 10 indefinite pronouns.
relative, interrogative, demonstrative,
Intensive/reflexive, subject, and object pronouns, possessive pronouns, and possessive adjectives.

Now, let's look at agreement with indefinite pronouns.
Most indefinite pronouns are singular
When the indefinite pronoun is the subject, it needs to agree with the verb in person and number.
Everyone
knows the answer to the question. (everyone is singular)
Few
dance to the loud party music.
(All is plural)
Other plural indefinites: both, many others, several
Some indefinites can be singular or plural: all, any, more, most, none, and some

To determine which it is, you have to look at the noun in the phrase that comes after the pronoun.

All
of the toys
sit
on the floor.
All
of the toy
sits
on the floor.

Select the verb that agrees with the indefinite pronoun.
Nothing (feel/feels) the same anymore.
More of the cookies (drop/drops) on the floor.
Someone (yell/yells) into the phone.
Both (runs/run) in the annual marathon.
One (plays/play) in the large swimming pool.
Each (wants/want) to get into a good high school.
None of the parents (likes/like) the class project.
Others (begs/beg) for tickets to the concert.
pg. 53 ex 1 and 2
pg. 51 ex 2
Now, let's discuss tone and style.

Tone is how the author or speaker feels about a character or situation in a text. You can determine the tone by the words that the characters say or what happens to the character. An author's tone can be optimistic, pessimistic, hopeless, frustrated, indifferent, agitated, desperate, content, and more. It's all about how the author feels.
Style: Style is the way the author writes. It's the
-words chosen (words might be silly, dark, nonsense, etc)
-the length and complexity of the sentences
-whether or figurative language is used or the author is saying EXACTLY what it meant,
- whether or not imagery is used.
Let's look at some examples.....
Example 1 What’s up man? You are the next Labron James. You have mad bball skills! You are like a hawk the way you fly by people. They can’t catch ya! Fly, man, fly!


You could say this author’s style is figurative and informal. You could also say that he/she uses short sentences and imagery. The speaker also uses 2nd person point of view.

You are going to describe the style of each example. Is it literal or figurative? Formal or informal? Are the sentences long or short and simple? Is imagery used? What POV is used?
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