Abstract Concrete Lesson

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Abstract Concrete Lesson

  1. 1. Journal #15
  2. 2. Abstract Terms
  3. 3. Concrete Terms
  4. 4. Ladder of Abstraction (moves from abstract to very concrete) <ul><li>Sustenance </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Junk Food </li></ul><ul><li>Ice cream </li></ul><ul><li>Premium Ice cream </li></ul><ul><li>Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream </li></ul><ul><li>Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream </li></ul><ul><li>A double scoop waffle cone of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream </li></ul>
  5. 5. Now you try…..
  6. 24. Exit Slip <ul><li>Write this at the bottom of your journal entry from today. </li></ul><ul><li>Read the following poem, Patience by Kay Ryan, and </li></ul><ul><li>Identify two abstract and two concrete words or phrases. </li></ul><ul><li>How do the abstract and concrete terms add to the overall meaning of the poem? </li></ul>Patience is Wider than one Once envisioned, With ribbons Of rivers And distant Ranges and Tasks undertaken And finished With modest Relish by Natives in their Native dress. Who would Have guessed It possible That waiting Is sustainable— A place with Its own harvests. Or that in Time’s fullness The diamonds Of patience Couldn’t be Distinguished From the genuine In brilliance Or hardness.

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