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Students will understand make inferences and draw conclusion

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Chelsea Dennis

on 27 January 2015

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Transcript of Students will understand make inferences and draw conclusion

Cornell Notes
Figurative Language:
Metaphors - compares by substituting one idea for another
(Ex: The classroom was a jail.)
Simile - Makes a comparison, using the words "like" or "as."
(Ex: She slithered across the dance floor like a snake.)
Personification - Inanimate objects are endowed with human characteristics.
(Ex: The flower looked up at the sun and reached for its light.)
Denotation: The dictionary and literal meaning of a word.

Connotation: The emotional/contextual/cultural meaning attached to a word; shades and degrees of meaning
Home, House, Dwelling
Denotation: These words all mean a place in which someone lives.

- Home: cozy, loving, comfortable, security, images, or feelings of people you associate with it.
- House: the actual building or structure
- Dwelling: Basic (picture a cave)
--> Overweight vs. Fat
--> Job vs. Career
--> Student vs. Scholar
--> Doctor vs. Physician
--> Rich vs. Wealthy
--> Immigrant vs. Alien
--> Alien vs. Illegal
Students will understand make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
1. What is the general meaning of each of the three sentences about Jackie? Do the words "surprised," "amazed," and "astonished" have approximately the same denotation?

2. What additional meanings are suggested by "astonished?" Would one be more likely to be surprised or astonished at seeing a ghost?

3. Which word in each pair below has the more favorable connotation to you?
Write it on your notebook paper.
Thrift - Penny-Pinching
Pushy - Aggressive
Politician - Statesman
Chef - Cook
Slender - Skinny
On the teacher's white board answer ONE of the following questions (YOUR pick!):

1. Which is worth more?
a) something old
b) something antique
2. Which is better?
a) to be skinny
b) to be slender
3. Which would you rather be called?
4. Which is more serious?
5. Which would you be if you hadn't eaten for several days?
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