Example of a tree being personified: its branch is an arm; it feels love like a human.

Example of a tree being personified: its branch is an arm; it feels love like a human.

DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, May 11: In three to five sentences, please explain the differences between editing and revising.

Tuesday, May 12: In your spiral notebook, please copy the following vocab words and define them:

For Frankenstein:

  • enounce
  • charnel house
  • emaciate
  • prognosticate
  • conducive

For The Alchemist:

  • coptic
  • alchemy
  • Andelusia
  • sacristy
  • prognosticate

Wednesday, May 13: Please read this definition of foreshadowing: in literature, foreshadowing is a plot element which warns or foretells of a future event. Find a phrase in the first chapter or two of The Alchemist or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that may foreshadow events to come. Quote that phrase and predict what it is foreshadowing.

Thursday, May 14: Please read this definition of personification: when an author gives human characteristics to something nonhuman, or represents an abstract quality in human form–like describing the ocean as a woman with curvy inlets and the soft voice of her waves brushing the shore or making a tree’s branches seem like arms–this is called personification. Now write a sentence explaining how the book you’re reading (either The Alchemist or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein) uses personification.

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, May 11: Today we took our editing/revising final exam. If you were absent today, you’ll be allowed to finish your final in class tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 12: Today we finished our final exams and began reading one of two possible novels: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or The Alchemist. These books will not be checked out for take-home reading time, but you are welcome to listen to the audiobook during class and/or on your own time.

Wednesday, May 13: Some students were still finishing their finals today. Once you finish your final, you need to choose Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or The Alchemist. These books will not be checked out for take-home reading time, but you are welcome to listen to the audiobook during class and/or on your own time.

Thursday, May 14: Some students were still finishing their finals today. Once you finish your final, you need to choose Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or The Alchemist. These books will not be checked out for take-home reading time, but you are welcome to listen to the audiobook during class and/or on your own time.

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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