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School wide mystery number 20. No more dead dogs. Cycle 2, Day 2. Agenda . Reading Goal As we read, we will interpret the meaning of figurative language used in the story. Today’s Big Question Which is better: to have a crowd of friends or one or two close friends?

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no more dead dogs

No more dead dogs

Cycle 2, Day 2

agenda
Agenda
  • Reading Goal
    • As we read, we will interpret the meaning of figurative language used in the story.
  • Today’s Big Question
    • Which is better: to have a crowd of friends or one or two close friends?
  • Team Cooperation Goal: 100% participation
hyperbole heads
Hyperbole # heads
  • Choose one of the following to write your own hyperbole:
    • It was so cold…
    • The mosquitoes in that town are so big…
hyperbole t p s
Hyperbole T-P-S
  • If you were writing a science textbook, would you use hyperbole? Why or why not?
  • Would you use hyperbole in a letter or e-mail to a friend? How?
  • Would you expect to find examples of hyperbole in No More Dead Dogs?
  • Look on pg 72 and see if you and your partner can find an example of hyperbole.
figurative language t p s
Figurative Language T-P-S
  • Refer to the examples of metaphor on your figurative language chart in your student edition.
  • What two things are being compared in the first example?
  • Can you explain the relationship between life and taking a journey? How are they similar?
  • What two things are being compared in the second example?
  • What is this metaphor saying about George?
  • Does stopping to explain the comparison help you find more meaning in these metaphors?
listening comprehension
Listening Comprehension
  • Listen for figurative language!
  • Listen to pgs 73-77.
  • Listen to think aloud.
  • T-P-S
  • Which do you think is a more effective description: The team was really discouraged or the mood in the locker room was “despair-minus-minus”? Why?
  • What figurative language does Wallace use to describe Rick?
  • What type of figurative language is this?
  • What metaphor does he use to describe the lineman who dragged Rick down the field?
partner read pgs 78 88
Partner read: pgs 78-88
  • Give at least two examples of figurative language in the reading and identify each type. Since figurative languages is not to be taken literally, explain the meaning of each example. (write)
  • On page 81, Rick mixes up two idioms: “If the cake fits, eat it.” What idiom do you think he meant to use? What does it mean?
  • Wallace expects his teammates to help him with chores around the house. Do you think this is reasonable? Do you think he helps do chores at their houses?
  • What is funny about the “cool English word” Trudi wants to teach Laszlo?
reflection heads
Reflection # heads
  • Would you say that Rachel has a lot of friends?
  • What about Wallace? Does he have a lot of friends?
  • Which is better: to have a crowd of friends or one or two close friends?
  • Vocabulary review
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