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Unit 1 Week 4

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Alexa Wright

on 29 August 2016

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Unit 1 Week 4
The hot, July sun beat relentlessly down, casting an orange glare over the farm buildings, the fields, the pond.
Even the usually cool green willows bordering the pond hung wilting and dry.
Our sun-baked backs ached for
We quickly pulled off our sweaty clothes and plunged into the pond, but the tepid water only stifled us, and we soon climbed back onto the brown, dusty bank.
Our parched throats longed for something cool—a strawberry ice, a tall frosted glass of lemonade.
We pulled on our clothes and headed through the dense, crackling underbrush, the sharp briars pulling at our damp jeans, until we reached the watermelon patch.
As we began to cut open the nearest melon, we could
smell the pungent skin mingling with the dusty odor of dry earth.
People stank of sweat and unwashed clothes; from their mouths came the stench of rotting teeth, from their bellies that of onions.
After the long run, he collapsed in the grass with tired and burning muscles. The grass tickled his skin and sweat cooled on his brow.
Why does it matter?
1) We experience life through our senses, a strong composition should appeal to them through the use of imagery.
2) Descriptive imagery puts the reader into the experience of a warm spring day, scorching hot summer, crisp fall, or harsh winter.
3) It allows readers to directly sympathize with characters and narrators as they imagine having the same sense experiences
Do Now
1. At first the family enjoyed their picnic, but a
mood was created as the clouds rolled in over the park.
2. The expert gardener had an
of flowers growing in her garden.
3. The construction workers
the forest in order to prepare the land for the cement pouring.
1. Write the sentence 2) Circle the context clues 3) Define the word
Levelled - make even, even out, make flat, flatten
Somber - dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.
Abundance - a very large quantity of something
Do Now Review
1. Do Now
2. Learning Target
3. Imagery Activity
4. Journal
5. Complete Prologue and The Battle with Humbaba
6. Complete The Death of Endiku and The Story of the Flood reading.
7. Bye-Bye-Blurb
Learning Target
I can analyze imagery in a complex text.
1) Write the words the appeal to your senses
2) Write the sense it appeals to
Imagery Activity
Journal # 4
4-5 Sentences
Describe a time when you experienced a really bad thunderstorm. Do you enjoy the rain? Have you ever been frightened by thunder and lightening?
Option A
Option B
Describe the scene below. How would you feel if it was your neighborhood? What items would you want to save? Why?
Death of Endiku
& The Story of the Flood
1. Read the both excerpts
2. Discuss questions with your group.
3. Answer in complete sentences.
Prologue and Battle with Humbaba
1. Return to your Reading Group
2. Complete Questions from Monday/Friday
Quiz on Monday!
Analyze 2-3 examples of imagery used in the Flood Story or the Death of Endiku. What senses do the examples appeal to? Why are they important?
ACED Response
4-5 Sentences
Check Blog for Homework
1) Post online
2)Respond to a classmates post by Monday
Death of Endiku
& The Story of the Flood
1. Read both excerpts
2. Discuss questions with your group.
3. Answer in complete sentences.
1. Read the excerpt
2. Discuss questions with your group.
3. Answer in complete sentences.
The Return
1. After a long day of playing soccer, Kevin
to his mom's car to go home.
2. Despite the lack of funds the business
and made profits.
3. Due to the severe storm the family had to find
to stay safe.
- move slowly and with difficulty
- prove more powerful than opposing forces
- place where people/animals can hide, take up shelter
Do Now
1. Write the sentences. 2. Identify the context clues. 3. Define the word.
Figurative Language Graffiti
1. Write the following on post it notes
- alliteration
- simile
2. Make a chart with each term
He is as blind as a bat
He can't see very well.
Journal # 5
4-5 Sentences
Option A
Describe a time when you lost a valuable item. What was the item? How did you feel about losing it? Did you find the item? Why was the item important?
Option B
Describe a special gift that you have received. Who gave you the gift? What was the item? Why was the gift important to you?
- Events that happened in the excerpts from Gilgamesh
- Examples of figurative language in "The Return"
- Explanation of the figurative language used.
- A ________________ was used when describing/comparing ______________.
- The text stated, "_______________."
- This _________ compares/describes ____________. The example means/shows/illustrates ___________.
- In "The Return" a _____________ was used to help the reader understand/imagine _________________.
1. Do Now
2. Review Learning Target
3. Figurative Language Activity
4. Complete Reading "Death of Endiku" and "The Flood Story"
5. Journal
6. Complete group reading of "The Return"
7. Bye-Bye-Blurb
What am I learning today?
I can analyze figurative language in a complex text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
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