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Housekeeping Hand in the Comprehension Questions for “All Grown Up and Still in Tow.” Web page – Click on the class date to go to the slideshow for that class.
All Grown Up - Idioms and Expressions Go to the bottom of p. 267 my heart went out to him  I felt sympathy take charge lead or command to muddle through to try your do your best even though you don’t have  or know everything you need to do it
All Grown Up - Idioms and Expressions never set foot in  - never been there fuss over to give too much attention, more than is necessary, worry over fall flat on your face fail or be unsuccessful, dramatic – to flop, to bomb stay put stay here, don’t move
“All Grown up and Still in Tow,” p. 262 Discussion question What do you think of this essay?  Did you enjoy reading it?  Do you agree with the author?  Do you think she made her point effectively?
Discussion Guidelines Listen to what others have to say Raise your hand to speak State your opinion and give a reason Disagree respectfully No personal attacks No discriminatory remarks (racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.)
Intro to Short Stories Usually contain a limited number of characters Focus on one main character, or protagonist, who faces one or more conflicts The plot (events) occurs during a short period of time. The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.
Intro to Short Stories The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character. As a result the character may undergo a change in how they see themselves or the world. The author’s theme is usually related to his or her attitude towards the characters and what happens to them.
Intro to Short Stories Some simplified definitions of some he terms we will be using setting – time and location of the story narrator – the person telling the story point of view – how the narrator tells the story First  Person – the main character tells the story using “I”   Third Person – another character or an outside observer tells the story using he/she/they
Intro to Short Stories character(s) – who is involved in the story protagonist – main character flat/round – these terms describe how much we know about the character static/dynamic – these terms describe whether or not the character changes as a result of the story events
Intro to Short Stories conflict – the struggle that creates the drama internal conflict – struggle within a character external conflict – character vs. an outside force: another character, nature, or society plot – the events of the story theme – the writer’s general message about people and/or the world
“The Possibility of Evil” What does the title suggest?  What about the word “possibility” in particular? What about the line in the top right hand corner?
“The Possibility of Evil” - Vocabulary shortly (adv.) in a few words, abruptly, briefly, sharply, curtly Ex: He kept trying to draw her into conversation, but she would only answer him shortly. Ex: “I’m fine,” the insulted woman answered shortly. infatuated (v., adj.)	 (v.) to be foolishly in love with someone or thing, to make foolish (adj) someone or thing that is . . . Ex:  (v.) He was infatuated with his new coworker.  (adj.) The infatuated couple held hands and kissed often, even though it was inappropriate. indulgently (adv.)	 allow oneself pleasure; allow to have or do anything he or she wants Ex:  The mother indulgently let her child stay up until midnight. Ex:  I ate the entire bag of chips, indulgently. dryly (adv.)	 said in a dry manner, flat or understated, with little emotion Ex: “I am aware of that,” he said dryly, when told he had won the lottery. absentminded (adj.)	 inattentive or habitually forgetful, not thinking about what you are doing at the moment Ex:  She was so absentminded that she often wore two different coloured socks. stationery (n.)	 material for writing such as paper, cards and envelopes Ex:  Sally bought some perfumed stationery to write letters to her boyfriend.
“The Possibility of Evil” - Vocabulary proverbial (adj.)	 well known - “the thing we all know and talk about” Ex:  I have found the proverbial fountain of youth. Ex:  She is always looking for the proverbial silver lining. reprehensible (adj.)	 blameable, deserving to be reprehended (rebuked, censured, punished, disapproved of) Ex: The fact that he stole from his company is reprehensible. mock (v.) mocking (adj., n.) tease scornfully, imitate in an unkind way, make fun of Ex: The coach mocked the player in the middle of the rink soberly (adv.)	 seriously, calmly, clearly Ex: The police officer soberly described the murder scene  scoured (v.) to scour  to rub in order to clean Ex: The police scoured the crime scene looking for evidence. Ex:  She scoured the bathtub until it was sparkling.
Homework 1.  Vocabulary Sentences for “Possibility of Evil”. Use each vocabulary word correctly in a sentence. Your sentences must be original. Do not copy sentences from anywhere (dictionary, websites, etc.) 	  Due Wednesday. 	   Worth   /11 marks

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E10 Feb22 2010

  • 2. Housekeeping Hand in the Comprehension Questions for “All Grown Up and Still in Tow.” Web page – Click on the class date to go to the slideshow for that class.
  • 3. All Grown Up - Idioms and Expressions Go to the bottom of p. 267 my heart went out to him I felt sympathy take charge lead or command to muddle through to try your do your best even though you don’t have or know everything you need to do it
  • 4. All Grown Up - Idioms and Expressions never set foot in - never been there fuss over to give too much attention, more than is necessary, worry over fall flat on your face fail or be unsuccessful, dramatic – to flop, to bomb stay put stay here, don’t move
  • 5. “All Grown up and Still in Tow,” p. 262 Discussion question What do you think of this essay? Did you enjoy reading it? Do you agree with the author? Do you think she made her point effectively?
  • 6. Discussion Guidelines Listen to what others have to say Raise your hand to speak State your opinion and give a reason Disagree respectfully No personal attacks No discriminatory remarks (racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.)
  • 7. Intro to Short Stories Usually contain a limited number of characters Focus on one main character, or protagonist, who faces one or more conflicts The plot (events) occurs during a short period of time. The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.
  • 8. Intro to Short Stories The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character. As a result the character may undergo a change in how they see themselves or the world. The author’s theme is usually related to his or her attitude towards the characters and what happens to them.
  • 9. Intro to Short Stories Some simplified definitions of some he terms we will be using setting – time and location of the story narrator – the person telling the story point of view – how the narrator tells the story First Person – the main character tells the story using “I” Third Person – another character or an outside observer tells the story using he/she/they
  • 10. Intro to Short Stories character(s) – who is involved in the story protagonist – main character flat/round – these terms describe how much we know about the character static/dynamic – these terms describe whether or not the character changes as a result of the story events
  • 11. Intro to Short Stories conflict – the struggle that creates the drama internal conflict – struggle within a character external conflict – character vs. an outside force: another character, nature, or society plot – the events of the story theme – the writer’s general message about people and/or the world
  • 12. “The Possibility of Evil” What does the title suggest? What about the word “possibility” in particular? What about the line in the top right hand corner?
  • 13. “The Possibility of Evil” - Vocabulary shortly (adv.) in a few words, abruptly, briefly, sharply, curtly Ex: He kept trying to draw her into conversation, but she would only answer him shortly. Ex: “I’m fine,” the insulted woman answered shortly. infatuated (v., adj.) (v.) to be foolishly in love with someone or thing, to make foolish (adj) someone or thing that is . . . Ex: (v.) He was infatuated with his new coworker. (adj.) The infatuated couple held hands and kissed often, even though it was inappropriate. indulgently (adv.) allow oneself pleasure; allow to have or do anything he or she wants Ex: The mother indulgently let her child stay up until midnight. Ex: I ate the entire bag of chips, indulgently. dryly (adv.) said in a dry manner, flat or understated, with little emotion Ex: “I am aware of that,” he said dryly, when told he had won the lottery. absentminded (adj.) inattentive or habitually forgetful, not thinking about what you are doing at the moment Ex: She was so absentminded that she often wore two different coloured socks. stationery (n.) material for writing such as paper, cards and envelopes Ex: Sally bought some perfumed stationery to write letters to her boyfriend.
  • 14. “The Possibility of Evil” - Vocabulary proverbial (adj.) well known - “the thing we all know and talk about” Ex: I have found the proverbial fountain of youth. Ex: She is always looking for the proverbial silver lining. reprehensible (adj.) blameable, deserving to be reprehended (rebuked, censured, punished, disapproved of) Ex: The fact that he stole from his company is reprehensible. mock (v.) mocking (adj., n.) tease scornfully, imitate in an unkind way, make fun of Ex: The coach mocked the player in the middle of the rink soberly (adv.) seriously, calmly, clearly Ex: The police officer soberly described the murder scene scoured (v.) to scour to rub in order to clean Ex: The police scoured the crime scene looking for evidence. Ex: She scoured the bathtub until it was sparkling.
  • 15. Homework 1. Vocabulary Sentences for “Possibility of Evil”. Use each vocabulary word correctly in a sentence. Your sentences must be original. Do not copy sentences from anywhere (dictionary, websites, etc.) Due Wednesday. Worth /11 marks

Editor's Notes

  1. Tell students we are shifting gears to discuss the story assigned for homework.First, ask if there are any questions about the vocabulary and go over any that are brought up. Give some examples of usage if possible.