Academic Vocabulary Beginning January 5:
rhythm, end rhyme, rhyme scheme, onomatopoeia, imagery, tone, personification, hyperbole, stanza, ballad, literal, connotative, denotative, internal rhyme, mood, tone, theme
Standards Beginning January 5:
ELAGSE6RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
ELAGSE6RL5: Analyze how a particularsentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributesto the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Students will be revising and editting in class. They will be reading various poems in class and will be expected to have a poem of their own written by January 12 using personificaton, simile, and extended metaphor. USA Test Prep assignments will be given on January 11, and students will have time to complete these in class on January 11. However, they may also work on these at home.
There will be a quiz on January 12 over devices used in poetry. Throughout the week, students will have quizzes over poems read in class. If your child would like a textbook to bring home, he/she is welcome to take one home.