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  1. 1. 1­22­14.notebook January 24, 2014 1/24/14 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. Independent Reading Assignments: -Reading Response (M) 2. Langston Hughes 1
  2. 2. 1­22­14.notebook January 24, 2014 Things to think about: Ø Your experiences in entering contest- talent contests, science fairs, literary, music, art, sporting events Ø Why was the contest important to you? Ø Was it hard to have other people judge your work or efforts? Ø How did you feel about your performance? Ø Who has inspired you to keep doing what you like to do? 2
  3. 3. 1­22­14.notebook January 24, 2014 Prereading­ Sort these words into categories. Be sure  to name each category.  Feel free to create more  than three categories if you need to. blues troubles dull echoed mellow pallor satisfied syncopated croon melancholy raggy 3
  4. 4. 1­22­14.notebook Prereading Notes: Read the first four paragraphs. Then look the illustrations and read the last line of the story. What do you think happens? January 24, 2014 As You Read: As you read, write comments about Hughes's many jobs and how you think he felt about them. Looking Back: After You Read: Were your predictions accurate? Explain. Find examples of experiences that taught Langston Hughes about life. What events do you think helped shape his character or writing? 4
  5. 5. 1­22­14.notebook Prereading Notes: Read the first four paragraphs. Then look the illustrations and read the last line of the story. What do you think happens? January 24, 2014 As You Read: As you read, write comments about Hughes's many jobs and how you think he felt about them. Looking Back: After You Read: Were your predictions accurate? Explain. Find examples of experiences that taught Langston Hughes about life. What events do you think helped shape his character or writing? 5
  6. 6. 1­22­14.notebook January 24, 2014 "The Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes What predictions can you make about he poem's tone and poem's content based on the vocabulary we explored? Tone= The way the author feels about the subject Elements of Literature 6
  7. 7. 1­22­14.notebook January 24, 2014 How did hearing the poem read by the author help you to understand? Pull The poet speaks...push the star to hear Langston Hughes speak. Review the text of the poem using the blue button link. 7
  8. 8. 1­22­14.notebook January 24, 2014 During Reading­ Throw the dice to uncover the  figurative language or sound device you have been  challenged to locate within the poem.  Touch the dice;  then tap the yellow arrow to pull out your term. Record  your example under each term. 8
  9. 9. 1­22­14.notebook January 24, 2014 9

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