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  1. Let’s get started! • Grammar Pre-Assessment • Turn to page _____ in your Grammar textbook. • Complete _________. • This assessment will determine the method for grammar instruction over the next few weeks. PLEASE do your best!

  2. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? • What is oral tradition? • Oral Tradition is something that is passed down from generation to generation through word of mouth. Sayings are told, but nothing is written. Click the picture for a few examples.

  3. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Folktales • Very similar to oral traditions, folktales are actual stories; whereas, oral traditions are simply sayings or beliefs. • Much like oral traditions, the main characters in folktales are often animals.

  4. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Joel Chandler Harris “One of the South's most treasured authors, Joel Chandler Harris gained national prominence for his numerous volumes of Uncle Remus folktales. Harris's long-standing legacy as a "progressive conservative" New South journalist, folklorist, fiction writer, and children's author continues to influence our society today.” (Courtesy of the Georgia Encyclopedia.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A6hMfxt5gg

  5. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Let’s reflect… • What did we learn about JCH’s personality? • What was the most significant fact regarding JCH’s style of writing?

  6. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? What do you think? • Consider the elements of Southern Literature (refer to your Anticipation Guide) and identify the one characteristic you think most relates to Joel Chandler Harris and the Uncle Remus stories. Convey your opinion in one complete sentence. • For example, I think Joel Chandler Harris is probably most renowned for __________ because… • Write one sentence to tell how you think dialect can engage a reader. • Based on today’s information, what do you expect from the stories that you will read this week?

  7. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Daily Grammar Practice Simple Subjects ELACC8RL4: The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  8. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Understanding Folktales & Oral Tradition What is dialect? Dialect is a regional variety of language distinguished by features of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation from other regional varieties and constituting together with them a single language. What is our dialect like here in Quitman? Give some examples? How is our dialect different from that of someone in Minnesota? ELACC8RL4: The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  9. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Local Color Raise your hand and tell me what you think this means as it pertains to literature. Local color is distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities of a place or period as represented in literature or drama, or as observed in reality. ELACC8RL4: The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  10. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Southern Lit Characteristics Let’s add to our list… Southern Draw/Slang/Accent Southern Hospitality Common Southern Courtesy Southern Dress Geography/Terrain ELACC8RL4: The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  11. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Today’s Tasks: Read “Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear” Class Discussion Group Reflection and Questions ELACC8RL4: The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  12. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Reflection How does the dialect and localcolor make this story better? How are the characters developed (characterization)? Explain how the two (dialect/local color and characterization) affect how good the story turns out to be for you, the reader. Finally, make a connection to Elements of Southern Literature. (Some connections may be a stretch, but see how creative you can be.) ELACC8RL4: The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  13. Lesson EQ: How can context and background knowledge improve my reading experience? Before we go… Answer the following questions to help me determine your listening/comprehension skills: • What was Brer Rabbit eating? • Whose field was Brer Rabbit eating out of? • How many times did he trick Brer Bear? • How did he trick Brer Bear? • What is the moral of the story? ELACC8RL4: The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  14. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? Grammar ELACC8RL3: The student will analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

  15. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? POP QUIZ Your task: Identify the Southern Literature characteristic each of the following reflects: • Slavery • Corn, cotton, tobacco • Preacher • Family reunions • Yall, fixin, mawnin’ • Of the five characteristics represented above, write one complete sentence to describe which characteristic makes a text most engaging. • Ex. I think ________ is the most ELACC8RL3: The student will analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

  16. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? Understanding What Propels a Story What is plot? Plot is what happens in the story. ELACC8RL3: The student will analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

  17. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? Applying Your Knowledge • Exposition - introduces the reader to the setting and characters. • Inciting incident - this event creates the central conflict or struggle. • The development - part of the story where the struggle takes place. • The climax - the high point of interest and suspense in the story. • The resolution - point at which the conflict is ended, or resolved. • Reflect on your reading of Mr. Rabbit & Mr. Bear • Create a plot map to show your understanding of the action in the story. ELACC8RL3: The student will analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

  18. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? What’s next? • Watch and learn • Your Task: • Create a narrative based on a memory of a significant event in your life, perhaps your childhood. Choose an event that will be engaging for readers and that will, at the same time, tell them something about you or about someone who is a significant part of your life. Tell your story dramatically and vividly, giving a clear indication of its autobiographical significance. Implement tonal attitudes and opinions, along with a central idea or lesson. ELACC8RL3: The student will analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

  19. Take a look… ELACC8W3: The student will write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences

  20. How will you be assessed? • Focus/Organization • 15 points • Elaboration/Support/Style • 15 points • Grammar, Usage, Mechanics • 10 points 40 Points Possible ELACC8W3: The student will write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences

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  22. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? • Continue Writing • Your narrative should be ENGAGING! • Remember the elements of the plot map. • Are the events of your story apparent to the reader? Clear? Descriptive? ELACC8W3: The student will write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences

  23. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? • Peer Edit: • After you write your story, you will share your composition with a partner. • Use this handout to guide your review of your peer’s narrative writing. • Be honest and fair, but don’t be so rude that someone wants to never return to class! ELACC8W3: The student will write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences

  24. Lesson EQ: How can I recognize and create the elements of an excellent story? Complete the following statements: • A narrative writing is… • The structure of a narrative writing is most engaging when… • On a scale of 1-10, I give my first narrative of 8th grade a _____ because… ELACC8W3: The student will write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences

  25. Activator Quickwrite What makes a good story? Minimum of a 4 sentence response to the prompt.

  26. Read Open up the Blue Literature Book to page 452 so that we can read an African American Folktale: “Brer Rabbit and Brer Lion”. What is in this story that keeps you interested, keeps you reading, and makes it a good story? Comparison to Uncle Remus “Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear” Three sentence reflection for each