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  1. Close Reading “On Her Knees”

  2. Brittana Hardwick Ms. Hardwick’s English Class Close Reading—“On Her Knees” March 10, 2011 A Mother’s Worth

  3. Brittana Hardwick Ms. Hardwick’s English Class Close Reading—“On Her Knees” March 10, 2011 A Mother’s Worth He thinks LITTLE of her in the beginning Journeys provide opportunities of self discovery; through personal reflection individuals can change their minds. TOPIC SENTENCE: THESIS STATEMENT: Despite the narrator’s initial belittling view of his mother, his experiences helping his mother clean take him on a journey in which he discovers that her value is not diminished by her profession. He reflects upon his opinion, & changes his mind We have evidence of what he thinks at the end

  4. Warbling? Like a hot tip? Like a dose of salts? Like a sergeant-major? EVIDENCE #1: BEGINNING— BELITTLING OF HIS MOM Livid veins? Thinking about how their home is nicer—because of her… EVIDENCE #2: CHANGING HIS MIND Thinking about how she once was pretty?

  5. EVIDENCE #3: PROOF THAT HIS OPINION CHANGED Light…pouring through her? I’m worth more… Silhouetted… CONCLUSION SENTENCE: We talked about: his initial poor opinion of his mother, how he changed, and evidence of the change. How do we put that into a sentence?

  6. Spelling & Vocabulary • Quiz on Monday! • Look at how to identify subjects and verbs. • Ask what the action is….then ask who/what is doing it. • To find a verb, trying saying “I went ______ing last weekend” • Remember the trick phrases “to” and “of”

  7. Spelling Words • Homonym—words that sound or are spelled similarly but have different meanings. • Synonym—different words that have similar meanings. • Accept—to agree • Except—an exception • Adverse—strongly opposed to things • Averse-having intense dislike towards people • Illusion—false perception • Allusion—an indirect mention of something • Devise—to invent • Device—a thing/invention