Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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, beginning on page 4, here.

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 Google Classroom) 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 Google Classroom) to describe the mental pictures you form form the details in the story.

Grammar: 'The Sentence and Its Parts' Quiz Review  Tomorrow we will be having a quiz on on 'The Sentence and Its Parts.' Specifically, I will be assessing your ability to identify fragments and run-ons, repair run-on sentences, recognize complex sentences, and differentiate between independent and dependent clauses. In order to prepare, I would recommend reviewing your assignments related to these grammar topics, reviewing pertinent Blog entries, and checking out the information below. 

Homework  (1.) Read for at least 30 minutes at home each school night. (2.) Continue working on The Circuit - Literary Devices and The Circuit - Visualizing, both of which are due on Friday, November 18(3.) Study for tomorrow's 'The Sentence and Its Parts' quiz. 

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