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Copy of The Jacket - Gary Soto

A lesson plan focused on the use of figurative language in Gary Soto's memoir, "The Jacket."
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Teresa Carpenter

on 29 August 2013

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The Jacket
written by Gary Soto
"The Jacket" is from a collection of Gary Soto's personal stories - a memoir
A memoir is a personal narrative on a certain event in an author's life.
Don't forget!
poet, essayist, playwright, and film producer
the son of Mexican-American farm laborers
has written poetry, memoirs, essays, and young adult novels
professor of creative writing at University of California, Riverside
http://www.garysoto.com/gallery.html
word cloud for "The Jacket" ...
(5 - minute quick-write):
I predict that in the story "The Jacket," ...
the most used words in the story - the biggest words are used more often
Let's focus on ...
As you read ...
Underline examples of these literary devices.
Metaphor (
red
); simile (
blue
)
Personfication (
orange
); hyberbole (
green
)
Write your favorite example of each in your interactive journal.
Explain why it is effective (Commentary).
You will be able to:

1. I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text including figurative language.
2. I can analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
3. I can use words and phrases that give descriptive details and sensory language to capture action, experiences, and events.

Our objectives today:
“show me” ... descriptive language that helps the reader imagine what they would see, feel, hear, and smell. helps create MOOD
exaggeration
direct comparison of two unlike things
describing a thing as if it were a person
In your journal - reflect on this question and then discuss with a partner your response:

What do YOU think? Did Soto use too many, not enough, or JUST the RIGHT amount of literary devices? Support your opinion with specific examples.
Reflection
Now it's your turn ...
Write about a time when you had to do something that embarrassed you.
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