Journal 3-31-06 Friday Pick an item from the classroom. Then create a short story where that item is doing something that only humans can. Be creative. OR Write about the field trip yesterday. Give your thoughts about the day. Any suggestions? Explain in detail.
Purpose • What are you learning? • How to understand personification. • Why are you learning this? • To understand how to improve comprehension.
Grammar – Combining Sentences (1 of 3 slides) • What is the best way to combine the following sentences? • The Kentucky Derby race was on Saturday. This was the 130th time the race was run. A. The 130th running of the Kentucky Derby was on Saturday. B. The horse race, the Kentucky Derby, rain on Saturday. C. The Kentucky Derby, on Saturday, was the 130th time the race was run.
Grammar – Combining Sentences (2 of 3 slides) 2. The stands at the Darlington Raceway were full this weekend. This was the first time a race was run at night under the lights. A. The stands at the Darlington Raceway were full this weekend and this was the first time a race was run at night under the lights. B. Since this was the first time races were at night and under the lights, the stands were full at Darlington Raceway this weekend. C. At night and under the lights, racing for the first time, Darlington Raceway had the stands full.
Grammar – Combining Sentences (3 of 3 slides) 3. Mother’s Day is in May. I will buy my mother a nice gift. I will make her a card. A. Mother’s Day is in May and I will buy her a nice gift and I will make her a card. B. For Mother’s Day, in May, I will buy my mother a nice gift and make her a card. C. In May, Mother’s Day, I will buy my mother a nice gift and make her a card.
Crafting the Lesson • Personification – a form of figurative language in which an idea, object, or animal is given the characteristics of a person. • Ex. The rock stubbornly refused to move.
Composing Meaning (me/we) • SNOW Snow speaks to the people its falling above in the glooming sunlight. Its white sparkling voice echoes as it falls through the air.
Check yourself… • SNOW Snowspeaksto the people its falling above in the glooming sunlight. Its white sparkling voice echoes as it falls through the air.
Composing Meaning (two) Directions:In a single phrase or sentence, personify each of the following by giving it human thoughts, feelings, attitudes, or actions. ex. An abandoned house = A sad and lonely house wept chipped paint onto the sidewalk. • a lively young puppy = • a busy shopping mall = • a fly = • a mirror = • the sky =
Composing Meaning (you) • Read “The Last Word of a Bluebird” by Robert Frost. • Who is the speaker in the poem? • What quality makes them seem human? • Number the lines. • Underline end rhyme and label rhyme scheme. • Circle the example of hyperbole. • Is there alliteration?
Reflection • Give the definition of personification. • Provide an example.