RIF: Literary Elements

Word of the Week: diaspora (noun) any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland
Essential Question: How is culture the widening of the mind and spirit?
Quote of the Week:
“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru ~
Target Learning Goals
  • Cite textual evidence
  • Determine a theme or central idea; summarize
  • Analyze how dialog propels action and reveals character
  • Analyze the impact of specific word choice on on tone and meaning
  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of words
  • Verify word meanings using a dictionary

Lesson 1 Vocabulary List

archaic - no longer being used or applicable; ancient
argot - the informal specialized vocabulary or expressions of a particular group
connotation - ideas or meanings suggested by a word
denotation - dictionary definition of a word
idiom - an expression with special meaning that cannot be determined from the meaning of the individual words
jargon - a specialized vocabulary of a profession or trade
pidgin - a simplified form of speech developed from two or more languages
semantics - the study of meaning and word interpretation
standard - conforming to the established language used by educated speakers
vernacular - everyday language rather than literary language

Words from reading selection

contribute - to give or supply for a common purpose
immigrate - to enter and settle in a new country
reaction - a response to something
relocate - to move to a new place
shifting - changing attitudes, judgments, or emphases
Monday August 29, 2016

Warm Up: Week 1 Day 1 - Vocabulary Activity
  • Complete warm up activity
  • Preview and copy Lesson 1 Vocabulary list
  • Cursive practice a, c, d
Tuesday August 30, 2016

Warm Up: Week 1 Day 2
  • Plot Elements
  • Cursive g, q and words with a,c,d,g,q
  • Discuss "My Favorite Chaperone" vocabulary
  • Read "My Favorite Chaperone
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Warm Up: Week 1 Day 3
  • Unit 1 Vocabulary Practice A and B
  • Point of View
  • Characterization

Thursday September 1, 2016

Warm Up: Week 1 Day 4
Lesson 1 Vocabulary Practice C
Plot Diagram of "My Favorite Chaperone"

Friday September 4, 2015
  • Check Weekly Warm Ups
  • My Favorite Chaperone Test
  • Lesson 1 Vocabulary Review