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“My Man Blue” & “The Highway Man” Ms. Mills7th Grade Language Arts
Building Academic Vocabulary • Characterization • Tone • Mood • Summarize
My Man Blue by Nikki GrimesHis leathery skin’slike indigo ink. • How do the “colorThis rugged dudewho some folk think words” physicallylooks fierce in clothes describe the character?of midnight black.Then there’s his teeth: • How do the last four linesone gold, three cracked.And I suppose lend to a deeper side?the shades could go.He wears them night • How do “color words”And day, I know.Still, underneath create a the tone andthis shell, Blue hides mood in the literarya harmless selection?gentle-giant side.
Activate Background Knowledge• Review the • Narrative Poetry- tells a vocabulary from story. It combines the page 275 in elements of PLOT, textbook. characterization, setting, and poetic devices.• Free Write… describe a time you had to make a difficult choice in order to help someone you cared about.
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Today’s Exit Ticket• What mood is created through the use of descriptive language in the literary poem, The Highwayman?