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Heroes among Us Heroes among Us Mini Lessons Slide 2 The Dinner Party The Dinner Party naturalist one who studies living things by observing them directlynaturalist one who studies living things by observing them directly arresting striking, getting attentionarresting striking, getting attention rafter a wooden beam that supports a roofrafter a wooden beam that supports a roof spirited lively, vigorousspirited lively, vigorous sober serious, solemnsober serious, solemn verandah a long coveredverandah a long covered porch along the side of a building Slide 3 A Running Brook of Horror vocabulary dexterity-skill or grace in using the hands impunity-freedom from injury or punishment invulnerable-impossible to hurt provocation-something that irritates or stirs to action reverently-in a way that shows awe and respect Slide 4 The Tigers and the Sharks vocabulary The Tigers and the Sharks vocabulary fray to separate the threads at the edge of cloth or thread fray to separate the threads at the edge of cloth or thread yoke... rudders - steering controls of a plane yoke... rudders - steering controls of a plane staccato a series of short rapid sounds staccato a series of short rapid sounds implacably not possible to please, satisfy or change implacably not possible to please, satisfy or change optimum the best or most favorable amount optimum the best or most favorable amount jettison to throw cargo overboard to lighten the load in distress jettison to throw cargo overboard to lighten the load in distress fuselage the central, tube-shaped portion of a plane fuselage the central, tube-shaped portion of a plane lurched a sudden swaying or rolling motion lurched a sudden swaying or rolling motion sporadic not frequent, occasional sporadic not frequent, occasional Slide 5 Mini Lesson #___ The Tigers and the Sharks, by Edward Stafford Peary by Edward Stafford Peary GQ: What literary devices does Peary use to enrich his writing? Slide 6 Foreshadowing *early clues to future events in the plot... No flight across... No flight across an ocean is ever really an ocean is ever really routine.... Slide 7 Metaphors Comparisons Comparisons without using like or as mans incredible conquest of time and distance still hangs on the twin threads of mechanical reliability and human skill... one of the threads...began to fray... Slide 8 Similes Comparisons using like or as Comparisons using like or as like a slowly moving star... like the clang of an alarm bell in the mind of Gin and Machado like riding the back of a dying whale Slide 9 Personification Giving human qualities to Giving human qualities to non-human figures number three engine coughed the dark face of the sea the long electronic fingers of radar groped for them through the darkness the breathy whisper of the sea breeze" Slide 10 Up the Slide, vocabulary defied challenged defied challenged exhausted to tire completely exhausted to tire completely thoroughly completely thoroughly completely manifestly clearly manifestly clearly descent the act of climbing down descent the act of climbing down ere shortened form of before ere shortened form of before precipitate hasty, too fast precipitate hasty, too fast exertion energetic activity, effort exertion energetic activity, effort maneuver series of planned steps maneuver series of planned steps ascent the act of climbing or rising ascent the act of climbing or rising Slide 11 Up the Slide, continued He felt completely ready for the climb. He felt completely ready for the climb. His upward journey began at dawn. His upward journey began at dawn. Trembling from effort, he collapsed. Trembling from effort, he collapsed. By noon, he felt surprisingly tired. By noon, he felt surprisingly tired. The downward journey was even more difficult. The downward journey was even more difficult. Eventually, he devised a new strategy that he called controlled sliding. Eventually, he devised a new strategy that he called controlled sliding. The strategy was clearly successful as he arrived back feeling alert and not at all tired. The strategy was clearly successful as he arrived back feeling alert and not at all tired. Slide 12 GQ: What literary devices does London use to enrich his writing? Mini Lesson #___ Up the Slide, By: Jack London Slide 13 Allusion a historical or literary reference made to characters, settings, events, etc. not mentioned otherwise in the text. a historical or literary reference made to characters, settings, events, etc. not mentioned otherwise in the text.... It was a herculean task, but it was the only way out of the predicament...... It was a herculean task, but it was the only way out of the predicament... [The mythological Greek figure [The mythological Greek figure Hercules was known for his great strength and for performing a series of 12 challenging tasks. A herculean task extraordinarily difficult] Slide 14 Mini Lesson #__ Thank You, Mam By: Langston Hughes GQ: What literacy devices does Hughes use to enrich his writing? Slide 15 Exaggeration Stretching the truth for emphasis a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails Shows her inner strength, independence, and self-reliance Slide 16 irony The opposite of what is expected actually happens The purse snatcher is dragged home by his intended victim Slide 17 theme The underlying message or insight about life that the passage communicates Caring peopleeven strangerscan help teach children how to act. Slide 18 Raymonds Run vocabulary clutch to grasp tightly clutch to grasp tightly periscope a tube shaped viewing periscope a tube shaped viewing device such as is used on a submarine device such as is used on a submarine prodigy a person with an exceptional talent prodigy a person with an exceptional talent sidekick a close friend sidekick a close friend relay a race in which teammates relay a race in which teammates take turns to complete the race take turns to complete the race big head an insensitive reference to big head an insensitive reference to hydrocephalus, an enlarged skull hydrocephalus, an enlarged skull Mercury a reference to the Roman Mercury a reference to the Roman messenger god messenger god Chopins waltzes musical pieces composed Chopins waltzes musical pieces composed by 19th century pianist, Frederic Chopin by 19th century pianist, Frederic Chopin (pronounced show-pan) glockenspiel musical instrument made glockenspiel musical instrument made of bars and played with light hammers Slide 19 Raymonds Run, continued Squeaky thinks one of her classmates is a ____ because the girl is so talented. Squeaky thinks one of her classmates is a ____ because the girl is so talented. The quarter-mile ___ is the next race for Squeaky and her partner. The quarter-mile ___ is the next race for Squeaky and her partner. Cynthia was nervously ___ her blouse. Cynthia was nervously ___ her blouse. Mary Louise always tags along with Gretchen as her ___. Mary Louise always tags along with Gretchen as her ___. Mr. Pearson was so tall he did not need a ___ to look above the crowd. Mr. Pearson was so tall he did not need a ___ to look above the crowd. Slide 20 Mini Lesson #___ Raymonds Run by Toni Cade Bambara GQ: What literary devices does Bambara use to enrich her writing? Slide 21 Exaggeration Deliberate overstatement Deliberate overstatement Im the fastest thing on 2 feetIm the fastest thing on 2 feet There is no track meet that I dont winThere is no track meet that I dont win Im the swiftest thing in the neighborhoodIm the swiftest thing in the neighborhood Slide 22 Allusion A reference to a character from history or literature for comparison purposes A reference to a character from history or literature for comparison purposes Mercury the Roman messenger god Mercury the Roman messenger god speedspeed Beanstalk the fairy tale element Beanstalk the fairy tale element heightheight Slide 23 Similes Comparisons using like or as Comparisons using like or as like it was a narrow escapelike it was a narrow escape like a rodeo ponylike a rodeo pony like a doglike a dog like a periscope in a submarine movielike a periscope in a submarine movie Slide 24 Sarcasm A character says the exact opposite of their true feelings A character says the exact opposite of their true feelings a real prodigya real prodigy Slide 25 Antaeus, vocabulary sedan an enclosed vehicle with a permanent top sedan an enclosed vehicle with a permanent top parapet a low wall around a roofs edge parapet a low wall around a roofs edge robust strong, vigorous, healthy robust strong, vigorous, healthy resolute determined resolute determined stolid having or expressing little or no feeling stolid having or expressing little or no feeling domain territory domain territory contemplate to consider with careful, thoughtful attention contemplate to consider with careful, thoughtful attention awe with great awe with greatrespect shrewd- clever shrewd- clever laborious requiring great effort laborious requiring great effort inert unable or slow to move, act or react inert unable or slow to move, act or react desecrated to show great disrespect desecrated to show great disrespect esoteric hard to understand esoteric hard to understand wavered to go back and forth between choices wavered to go back and forth between choices frenzied wildly excited or upset frenzied wildly excited or upset cascaded to spill over in a waterfall fashion cascaded to spill over in a waterfall fashion Slide 26 Mini Lesson #___ Antaeus, by Borden Deal GQ: What literary devices does Deal use to enrich his writing? Slide 27 Allusion A figure of speech or an expression that makes a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event A figure of speech or an expression that makes a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event My mot

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