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Hinton uses a great deal of figurative and descriptive language in this book. Pick a line you especially like from either chapter two or three. Type it out (remember to put it in quotes) and then explain what’s great about it:  1-the imagery (using the five senses) 2-the word choice (spectacular, perfect words) 3-the figurative language (identify it as simile, hyperbole, and so on) 4-the meaning (explain why it means something to you) The same line can be used twice—not more—per class. Example (from chapter one): “They were as tough as nails and looked it.” This idiom about the greasers helps me picture how rough-and-tumble the characters are (and how they look).
Posted by obriengl  On May 10, 2019 at 3:12 PM 15 Comments
Now that you've started reading S.E. Hinton's book, The Outsiders, you can make some connections.  Think about what you know so far about Pony and the gang. Using a specific quote from the book, make one of the following:  --a text-to-text connection (how this book reminds you of another book/play/movie) --a text-to-self connection (how this book makes you think of an event in your own life) --a text-to-world connection (how this books evokes images or memories of events in real life) The same text can only be used twice for connections. List the connection type, then show the text and your personal connection to it. Example: Text-to-self: When Pony talks about how he likes movies and books so “I can get into them and live them with the actors,” I think of how I’ve always lost myself in books. I’ve always loved reading and living the story with the protagonist.
Posted by obriengl  On May 10, 2019 at 3:11 PM 15 Comments
Poetry often uses a rhyme scheme (identified by letters at the end of a line). Some poems, like limericks (silly, five-line poems with an AABBA rhyme scheme) require specific rhymes and require three lines (1, 2, 5) to be longer than others. Others, like haiku, are not supposed to rhyme. Haiku are three-lined poems typically about nature that originated in Japan. These poems require a specific syllable count (5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line). Haiku typically do not use modifiers such as a, an, and the. Create or find either a limerick or a haiku and post it here (if you use a previously created poem, be sure you cite your source). Limerick Example: There once was a boy from Spain—A His wrist he often did sprain—A He sat and he cried—B He never even tried—B To get away from his terrible pain—A Haiku Example: lovely, pinkish trees (5 syl.) swaying, gently dancing slow (7 syl.) flowers blooming bright (5 syl.)
Posted by obriengl  On May 01, 2019 at 3:30 PM 12 Comments
Analogies compare two sets of items to each other. The idea here is an analogy helps readers or listeners make connections and better understand relationships. There are many different types of analogies (part/whole, opposites, item/use, and more). As we’ve discussed in class, it’s important to speak the connection (a finger is part of a hand just like…) instead of saying (finger is to hand as…). Be sure your items are in the same order (part : whole :: part : whole). Create/find/list two analogies and write them here; identify the types (for example: antonym). Please use two different categories of analogies. Analogy Example (antonym): Hot is the opposite of cold just like up is the opposite of down. Analogy Example (part/whole): Fingers are part of a hand just like blades of grass are part of a lawn.
Posted by obriengl  On May 01, 2019 at 3:29 PM 7 Comments