Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez

 Today's Learning Objective   Understand the author's use of description and explain the effects of literary devices (personification, simile, imagery)

Guided Reading: The Circuit  Today we will be reading from an excerpt of The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez. You can find the reading selection on pages 264-271 of your Language of Literature textbook. 

As we read our job is to pay special attention to Jiménez's use of literary devices. You will use document The Circuit - Literary Devices (in your Language Arts folders) to make note of the imagery and figurative language, such as similes and personification, that you come across. 

Additionally, we are going to use Jiménez's use of figurative language, imagery, and descriptive details to practice visualizing. When you form a mental picture from a description, you are visualizing. You will use the document The Circuit - Visualizing (in your Language Arts folders) to describe the mental pictures you form form the details in the story.  

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a digital Reading Log entry. (2.) Complete a final draft of the 100 Word Challenge: Suddenly I Was Able to See AgainDue: Tomorrow, Friday, October 10. (3.) Complete The Circuit - Literary Devices and The Circuit - Visualizing. Due: Next Thursday, October 16