In Search of Our Mother's Gardens

In Search of Our Mother's Gardens

Notes: Tone and Mood/Atmosphere Essential Question How do elements of a plot such as conflict, tone, mood/setting effect the characters actions, motivations, and reactions? Explain.

What is tone? Tone is: 1. the authors attitude toward characters and subject.

How can you identify tone? Identifying tone 1.Dialogue 2.Authors use of adjectives 3.Adjectives: words that describe 4. descriptive

language What is dialogue? Dialogue 1. Things characters say 2. quotation marks-around what is said

Ex: I hate you! she screamed. What is mood?

Mood is the overall feeling, or atmosphere created in a story Mood is how the story makes you

feel while reading it. Created through setting How are tone and Tone and Mood are created through mood created in

1. setting: time and a story? place 2. dialogue: things characters say

3. plot = the events of the story: 4. descriptions of the people, places, things, and events

How do you identify tone and mood? To identify tone and mood look at the words = clues 1. descriptions of the a. setting (mood) b. characters 2 . dialogue: what the

characters say to each other (tone) 3. plot- what happens in the story (tone/ mood) What are examples of tone? Examples of tone 1.Thanks, she

frowned and said sarcastically. 2. Thanks! she smiled and said excitedly. Analysis of tone: Sentence 1: the tone is sarcastic and

unhappy. Authors words: frowned, sarcastically. Sentence 2: tone is happy and excited. Authors use of words: smiled, excitedly What are examples

of mood? Ex: Mood Romantic, happy, sad, serious, scary Tone

Mood Definition: Tone Tone shows: the authors attitude toward characters and subject. Definition: Mood

Mood is the overall feeling, or atmosphere created in a story Mood is how the story makes you feel while reading it.

Tone and Mood are created through 1. setting: time and place 2. dialogue: things characters say 3. plot = the events of the story: exposition,

rising action, climax, and resolution. 4. descriptions of the people, places, things, To identify tone and mood look at the words. The words the author uses give clues to the tone and mood of a story such as:

1. descriptions of the a. setting (mood) b. characters 2 . dialogue: what the characters say to each other (tone) 3. plot- what happens in the story (tone/ mood) Examples of tone

1.Thanks, she frowned and said sarcastically. 2. Thanks! she smiled and said excitedly. Ex: Mood Romantic, happy, sad, serious, scary

Examples of tone 1.Thanks, she frowned and said sarcastically. 2. Thanks! she smiled and said excitedly Ex: Mood

Romantic, happy, sad, serious, scary Notes: Setting Word: Setting Definition (provided)

Characteristics The setting: Setting is where the story takes place. 1. helps create the mood, or feeling, of a story.

Setting is the where and when of a story: time and place 2. the authors choice of words to describe the setting show tone

and mood. Examples: a cave, an amusement park a school, a home (there are millions of settings!!) Non-examples:

dark, gloomy, makes your skin crawl, peaceful, These words are NOT settings. They describe the settings (mood words) Word: Tone

Definition (provided) Tone = authors attitude toward: 1. subject 2. characters Characteristics: 1. Tone in writing is like tone of

voice in speaking 2. Tone shows a writers feelings or views Examples 1. I hate gym class! she exclaimed angrily. 2. The warm sunny

day made her smile. 3. I dont believe it! she yelled excitedly. **These all have words that show feelings. Non-examples 1. She has gym class first period.

2. The day was warm and sunny. 3. They ate lunch at 12:15 yesterday. *Non of these have words that show feelings. Word: Mood Definition

(provided) Mood is the overall feeling you get while reading. Characteristics: Mood of a story: 1. created through the setting 2. can change

throughout the story Examples 1. dark, cold, smelly 2. warm, sunny 3. dirty, gray 4. romantic

Non-examples Settings: cave, house, school, park room, Setting and Mood *Remember, just as your surroundings can affect how you feel and act, so the setting

affects characters in a story. Directions: Listen to the description. Think about the setting and the mood. Jared told himself he wasnt afraid. Yet, this cave was dark. It was cold. It was smelly. He had probably been wondering around

in here for an hour already. Just then, he heard a rustling sound. He wondered what kinds of creatures live in caves. Jared told himself he wasnt afraid. Yet, this cave was dark. It was cold. It was smelly. He had

probably been wondering around in here for an hour already. Just then, he heard a rustling sound. He wondered what kinds of creatures live in caves. Notes: Id and analyze idioms L.O.

I will be able to identify idioms within the text and use context clues to chart the meanings

Importance To better understand what you read What is the definition of an idiom?

An idiom is: 1. type of figurative language 2. an expression or figure of speech Idioms: What are some characteristics of 1. not literal (not

idioms? word for word) 2. words say one thing but mean something else. 3. are unique to a certain language, time period, or place

Why do authors use idioms? Authors use idioms to: 1. help bring tone to a story 2. help make a

story more like real life How do you identify idioms? Look for words or groups of words

that dont fit the rest of the sentence. How do you analyze idioms? To analyze (understand the deeper meaning)

1. Use context clues What are nonexamples? Non-examples (literal) 1. When you go out to the playground, please stand on the

dot. 2. He burned his hand badly while playing with fire. 3. The firefighter rescued the cat that was up a tree. Notes:

Vocabulary L.O. I will be able to identify new vocabulary within the text

and with a partner use context clues to restate the meaning. 1. elective (n) 1. optional class; not required

elective: optional class; not required English and math are required classes, but sailing and cruise planning are electives. 2. conviction (n)

2. belief; certainty; completely sure conviction: belief; certainty; completely sure If you have conviction in yourself, others will believe in you too.

conviction: belief; certainty; completely sure This woman does not have much conviction in herself. 3. sheepishly (adv.)

3. shyly; in an embarrassed way sheepishly: shyly Dopey walks around Snow White sheepishly.

sheepishly: shyly Sheepishly, the little girl sits at the computer. 4. fluent (adj.)

4. able to read, write and speak a language easily fluent:able to read, write, and speak a language easily It is a good idea to be fluent in more than one language. fluent: able to read, write, and speak a language easily

People entering a new country should become fluent in the native language. 5. scowl (v) (n) 7. (n) an angry or annoyed look. (v) to give an

angry or annoyed look. scowl: angry or annoyed look The little girl scowled at the camera. scowl: angry or annoyed look

Victors friend Michael thought scowling made him look handsome. 7 Grade/ Melting Pot th Spelling Notes # 4

Learning Objective Today, we will learn to use the letter c to spell the k

sound Importance Build better spelling and

reading skills Spelling Strategy Using the letter c to spell the k sound.

Rule: letter c to spell the k sound Rule: c for the k sound The c spells the k sound when

followed by the letters a, u, o. **use the letter k before the vowels i, e, y for the k sound

Examples: c for k sound letter c to spell k sound before the vowels a, o, and u: 1. country 2. coins 3. canary 4. cute-

examples: the letter k , for the k sound before the vowels e and i k sound , before the vowels e and i:

1. kitchen2. turkey3. monkey-

Spelling words: 1. country 2. coins 3. canary 4. kitchen 5. turkey

6. monkey 7. confide

Spelling word practice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7.

Spelling Words 8. cultivate 9. keel 10. kilometer 11. casserole 12. concurrent

Spelling Word Practice 8. 9. 10.

11. 12. Notes: Action and Linking Verbs Learning

Objective Today, we will learn 2 types of verbs: 1. action 2. linking

Importance 1. To become a better writer 2. To write more like an adult

What is the definition of a verb? A verb is a word that shows action or being.

What are action verbs?

Action verbs : 1. tell what action is happening in the sentence. 2. Action verbs things that can be done! Examples: sing, dance, think, study,

speak, and lots, lots, more! What are linking verbs? Linking verbs : 1. connect or link the subject to the rest of the

sentence 2. or use a word or expression that describes or identifies the subject. What words are linking verbs?

1. all forms of the verbs to be ; to have am, is, are, was, were, have, has, had 2. also these words: appear, grow, smell, sound, taste, look, become, remain,

feel, seem, stay What are examples? Examples: 1. The two daughters are fluent in English and Spanish.

(linking verb: are) 2. Michael scowled to look handsome. (action verb: scowled)

Test Questions: Questions:

1. What is tone? 2. What are the characteristics of tone? 3. In the stories what are the authors tones? 4. What are idioms?

Answers

5. What is the meaning of the prefix inter? 6. List the examples of linking verbs. 7. What is an action verb? 8. What are some examples of action

verbs?

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