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Out of this World

  1. 1. OUT OF THIS WORLD Presented by Prof. T. Méndez 9th Grade Advanced English
  2. 2. What is a play? A play is a form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of scripted dialogue between characters intended for theatrical performance rather than read. The term “play” can refer to both the written works of a playwright and to their complete theatrical performance.
  3. 3. Characteristics of a play Cast of characters Divided into scenes Live action shaped by conflict Live performance Entertainment
  4. 4. What is science fiction? Science fiction is a genre of fiction. It differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically-established or scientifically-postulated laws of nature. Science fiction is largely based on writing entertainingly and rationally about alternate possibilities in settings that are contrary to known reality.
  5. 5. Characteristics of science fiction A setting in the future, in alternative timelines, or in a historical past that contradicts known facts of history or the archeological record. A setting in outer space, on other worlds, or involving aliens. Stories that involve technology or scientific principles that contradict known laws of nature. Stories that involve themes such as time travel, new technology, faster than light travel, or robots.
  6. 6. Have you seen any science fiction movies? Examples:
  7. 7. Vocabulary Find the definition for each word and write two new sentences for each word. 1. interrupt 6. defeats 2. renowned 7. gravity 3. investigating 8. adversary 4. friction 9. astronomers 5. evacuations
  8. 8. War of the Worlds Reading comprehension Answer the assigned questions Discussion
  9. 9. Contractions A contraction is a shortened form of two words joined together. An apostrophe ( ‘ ) takes the place of letters that have been dropped. Find 6 contractions within the play “War of the Worlds”. Copy and complete the exercises on pg. 60 from the Practice Book.
  10. 10. Cause and Effect Back to the play. According to the announcer, three million people began to evacuate. What do the “aliens” do to make so many people run?
  11. 11. Cause and Effect Causes: 1. Effect: 2. People flee from their homes. 3. 4.
  12. 12. Cause and Effect A cause is why something happens. An effect is what happens. Practice: Make a chart in your notebook that shows another cause/effect relationship in the story.
  13. 13. Cause and Effect - Practice Put a check beside each sentence which gives a possible cause of the effect listed. 1. The circus dog did not perform very well. ____ He had been performing for several hours. ____ He had not had anything to eat for some time. ____ He was watching the clown. ____ There was noisy clapping. ____ The stunt was new.
  14. 14. Cause and Effect - Practice 2. The chair was broken down. ____ Someone had used it. ___ It was old. ___ A heavy weight had fallen on it. ___ It was an armchair. ___ It wasn’t repaired when it first sagged.
  15. 15. Cause and Effect - Practice 3. Merchants sold a large quantity of clothing. ___ They went fishing. ___ They advertised their product. ___ All merchandise was well made. ___ There were few things to sell. ___ The sales clerks were polite.
  16. 16. Cause and Effect - Practice 4. John was a success at his new job. ___ He worked hard. ___ He read newspapers for fun. ___ The job really interested him. ___ It paid poorly. ___ He understood what he was doing. ___ He had good preparation for it.
  17. 17. Specialized Vocabulary bat baseball cap ball pitcher glove left field catcher’s mitt home-run base foul park hit
  18. 18. Specialized Vocabulary Specialized vocabulary is a group of words used to describe a particular subject. When you come to an unfamiliar word, think about how it might relate to the subject you are reading about. Also look for clues to its meaning in the rest of the sentence. Practice, pg. 62
  19. 19. Correct these sentences why are you late Why are you late? Stop right now Stop right now! we went to the park We went to the park.
  20. 20. End Punctuation End punctuation marks the end of a sentence. A period (.) is used after a statement or a command. A question mark (?) indicates a question. An exclamation point (!) is used at the end of an exclamation to show emotion or surprise. Practice, pg. 63

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