Common Core Review
You will need your reading journal
for this assignment.
What are the four types of irony
discussed in class? Define them briefly
or give a correct example.
• 1. _____ irony =
• 2. _____ irony =
• 3. _____ irony =
• 4. _____ irony =
• Idioms - ordinary expressions made of words
that have meanings other than their literal
definitions. What might the following
Ex: “Break a Leg!”
Ex: “A piece of cake.”
Ex: “Add fuel to the fire.”
Ex: “It’s all Greek to me.”
• Analogies - comparing things that are NOT
similar in order to clarify meaning of the less
Ex. Human is to oxygen as plant is to carbon
dioxide = What might this analogy mean?
*Turn to page 535 of your textbook for examples
and complete #1-10.
Tone and Mood
• Review – Tone and Mood
What is the difference between the two?
Claim and Support
• Think back to your second PBL:
Ex. A claim states the opinion of the
“Students should be required to wear school
Support – facts, statistics, examples, anecdotes
(brief story), opinions from experts, and
Ex. Sixty percent of students and parents
support wearing school uniforms.
Parts of a book and…
• Yes, this is part of the Common Core
Standards. I know that you know this but let’s
just verify, shall we?
• What is a glossary?
• What is an index?
• What is a table of contents?
*Oh and what about a Thesaurus?
Oh so important to review!
• What is a narrative? What does it contain?
• What is argumentative writing? Think PBL.
• What is expository writing?
• Give an example of informational reading
from class and explain why it’s informational.
Primary vs. Secondary
You learned this in History.
• What is a primary source?
• What is a secondary source?
• What is the difference between quoting and
• What is the purpose of a heading in a written
document of any type?
Organizing Written Work: Part One
• Explain the elements of a first paragraph
• Global Statement?
• Thesis? What must a thesis contain?
Is this where the central or main idea of the
entire written work be found?
Organizing Written Work Part Two
• Explain the elements of the body paragraph(s)
• Topic Sentence
• Lead in
• Quote/Paraphrase/Proof from text
• Concluding Sentence
*Where can the main or central idea be found?
Organizing Written Work Part Three
• What is a concluding paragraph?
• What elements might it contain?
To end (for now) on a fun note: Puns
• Puns are a humorous play on words or a bad
joke. Examples – explain them.
• “I’ve always pictured myself taking selfies.”
• “Did you hear about the guy whose left arm
was badly broken? He’s all right now.”
• “I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I got over
• “There was once a cross-eyed teacher who
couldn’t control his pupils.”