A memoir is a true story of a person's life that focuses on personal experiences and observations about people and events. A memoir often gives insight into the impact of historical events on a person's life.
Figurative Language is words and phrases that suggest a meaning beyond the literal meaning of the words themselves. Some figurative language, such as similes and metaphors, create comparisons between ideas that are otherwise unconnected.
Below are some examples and definitions.
1. Metaphor - a comparison between two or more things that doesn't use the words like or as. Example: "You are an ant, while I'm the lion."
2. Simile - a comparison between two or more things using the words like or as. Example: "I move fast like a cheetah."
3. Assonance - takes place when two or more words close to one another
repeat the same vowel sound but start with different consonant sounds.
“Men sell the wedding bells.”
4. Personification - giving an animal or object human-like characteristics. Example: "the sky misses the sun at night."
5. Onomatopoeia - a word that imitates the sound it is describing. Example: "Out of reach, I pull out with a screech."
6. Hyperbole - an exaggeration. Example: "I fought a million rappers in an afternoon in June."
7. Idiom - an expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its words. Example: “You have a chip on your shoulder.” or “It’s raining cats and dogs.” or “Adding fuel to the fire.”
8. Imagery - he use of vivid description, usually rich in sensory words, to create pictures, or images, in the reader's mind. Example:
9. Alliteration - the repetition of a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words and/or phrases. Example: Rabbits running over roses.
Try this. It is an interactive website that helps with understanding the immigrant experience in the early 1900s. See your assignment below.
As you complete the immigrant experience listen to your guide (Victoria) and print out the following items:
1. Your passport
2. Your letter to your guide (Victoria)
This week we are reading a nonfiction piece. It is considered an informational text. This is very different from a narrative text. Below are some text features you will notice when reading informational /nonfiction texts:
Text features are design elements such as headings, subheadings, and graphs that authors use to organize information, identify key ideas, and help guide readers through a text.
Various types of text features are used for different purposes:
Information can also be transmitted visually through graphic aids, which include graphs, charts, diagrams, photographs, and other visuals.
Graphs are used to illustrate statistical information, and they are helpful in showing numerical relationships. Various types of graphs are used for different purposes:
Go to your text "A Place to Call Home"
Highlight the text features mentioned above.
Label each feature in the margin.
****Extra admiration if you can figure out how to do the assignment above on the digital text and share it with me!
Once you have your username and password sign in to myhrw.com
Take a few minutes to navigate the website.
Can you find your textbook?
Can you find resources to help you with a particular text?
Do you have any pending assignments or tests on this website?
DON"T FORGET TO BRING HEADPHONES OR EARBUDS TO CLASS TOMORROW.
APPLYING ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
Why do people immigrate to the United States of America?
How are attitudes of immigrants shifting in recent years?