The end of the year is quickly approaching! This week we are continuing with our poetry unit and finishing our MSTEP testing. Please refer to our poetry website, gmsela7poetry.weebly.com, for handouts, notes, agendas, and RDW information and practice.
RDW #1—Describe (using as many senses as possible) your favorite place or places. Be specific! Highlight the senses being used (if you can color-code them, great!)
RDW #2 : Choose one or more of the examples from class and explain the impact of alliteration on the poem, nursery rhyme, newspaper title, superhero cartoon, etc. Highlight text evidence from the examples. (See examples of alliteration under the Author's Craft tab)
Quiz over imagery, personification, metaphor, simile, alliteration, and author’s craft choices.
May 22: Book talks due
May 29: Book papers due (if a student does not complete a book talk)
Have a great week,
RDW help--If students are stuck tell them to start with:
1. Use TAG--Is there a title? Who is the author or creator? What genre is it (ie: advertisement, poem, etc.)
2. What author's craft choice is being used? (alliteration)
3. What is the purpose of alliteration in this instance?
4. Give an example (cite text evidence).
In _______________________________ ‘s (author) ____________________________ (genre), “____________________________” (title), the creator uses alliteration to ______________________________________________. For example, (text evidence). This helps the reader ______ (purpose)________.
Samples for RDW #2:
In Jaguar’s advertisement, the slogan “Don’t dream it. Drive it” uses alliteration to act as a memory aid to help viewers remember the product and make them more inclined to buy it. It emphasizes the “dr” sound, which is similar to a “j” sound, so the slogan sounds like the product itself.
In Land Rover’s advertisement, “The best four by four by far,” the company uses alliteration to create a musical effect that makes the viewer more inclined to remember the product. Its song-like quality is easy to remember (and sometimes hard to forget!).
The poem, “Books”, by Mrs. Falconer is creating a jealous, strong tone. She often uses alliteration, particularly hard sounds like c, p, and t to create this tone. For example, when she wrote, “telling terrifying tales,” “cuddled on the comfy couch,” and “pored over ponderous pages”, she was trying to draw attention to the specific situation that bothered her and prompted her to want to read, so she emphasized hard consonants to demonstrate frustration and gritty determination to read. This use of alliteration clearly communicates the appropriate tone, but it is a little overused and draws the attention to the alliteration instead of the content of the poem.