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Journal 3-31-06 Friday. Pick an item from the classroom. Then create a short story where that item is doing something that only humans can. Be creative. OR Write about the field trip yesterday. Give your thoughts about the day. Any suggestions? Explain in detail. Purpose.

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journal 3 31 06 friday

Journal 3-31-06 Friday

Pick an item from the classroom. Then create a short story where that item is doing something that only humans can. Be creative.

OR

Write about the field trip yesterday. Give your thoughts about the day. Any suggestions? Explain in detail.

purpose
Purpose
  • What are you learning?
    • How to understand personification.
  • Why are you learning this?
    • To understand how to improve comprehension.
grammar combining sentences 1 of 3 slides
Grammar – Combining Sentences (1 of 3 slides)
  • What is the best way to combine the following sentences?
  • The Kentucky Derby race was on Saturday. This was

the 130th time the race was run.

A. The 130th running of the Kentucky Derby was on

Saturday.

B. The horse race, the Kentucky Derby, rain on

Saturday.

C. The Kentucky Derby, on Saturday, was the 130th

time the race was run.

grammar combining sentences 2 of 3 slides
Grammar – Combining Sentences (2 of 3 slides)

2. The stands at the Darlington Raceway were full this

weekend. This was the first time a race was run at night under the lights.

A. The stands at the Darlington Raceway were full

this weekend and this was the first time a race

was run at night under the lights.

B. Since this was the first time races were at night

and under the lights, the stands were full at

Darlington Raceway this weekend.

C. At night and under the lights, racing for the first time,

Darlington Raceway had the stands full.

grammar combining sentences 3 of 3 slides
Grammar – Combining Sentences (3 of 3 slides)

3. Mother’s Day is in May. I will buy my mother a nice gift. I will make her a card.

A. Mother’s Day is in May and I will buy her a nice gift

and I will make her a card.

B. For Mother’s Day, in May, I will buy my mother a nice

gift and make her a card.

C. In May, Mother’s Day, I will buy my mother a nice gift

and make her a card.

crafting the lesson
Crafting the Lesson
  • Personification – a form of figurative language in which an idea, object, or animal is given the characteristics of a person.
  • Ex. The rock stubbornly refused to move.
composing meaning me we
Composing Meaning (me/we)
  • SNOW

Snow speaks to the people its

falling above in the glooming

sunlight.

Its white sparkling voice

echoes

as it falls through

the air.

check yourself
Check yourself…
  • SNOW

Snowspeaksto the people

its

falling above in the glooming

sunlight.

Its white sparkling voice

echoes

as it falls through

the air.

composing meaning two
Composing Meaning (two)

Directions:In a single phrase or sentence, personify each

of the following by giving it human thoughts, feelings,

attitudes, or actions.

ex. An abandoned house =

A sad and lonely house wept chipped paint onto the sidewalk.

  • a lively young puppy =
  • a busy shopping mall =
  • a fly =
  • a mirror =
  • the sky =
composing meaning you
Composing Meaning (you)
  • Read “The Last Word of a Bluebird” by Robert Frost.
  • Who is the speaker in the poem?
  • What quality makes them seem human?
  • Number the lines.
  • Underline end rhyme and label rhyme scheme.
  • Circle the example of hyperbole.
  • Is there alliteration?
reflection
Reflection
  • Give the definition of personification.
  • Provide an example.