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Rebekahs Study Guide

  1. 1. Rebekah’s Study Guide<br />6 & 7th hour<br />Through the story of Cinderella….<br />
  2. 2. Context Clues<br />Definition: Clues built into the sentence(s) around a certain word that you might find difficulty with. <br />Example; <br />The substantial amount of people gathered for Cinderella’s wedding was astounding.<br />mouseplanet.com<br />
  3. 3. Figurative Language<br />Metaphors<br />Definition: when something is said to be something else that it really isn’t<br />Example; <br />The prince’s stomach was a bear, growling with hunger.<br />Analogies<br />Definition: a similarity between similar features of two things<br />Example; <br />Cinderella was elegant like a flower is beautiful. <br />
  4. 4. Figurative Language<br />Imagery<br />Definition: descriptions that involve your senses that allow you to get a mental picture of the scene in your head<br />Example; <br />The air was like a soft hand, gently stroking my cheek as it brushed past. The forest around me had an eerie green lighting, as the sunlight was tinted as it managed to pass through the various breakings in the leafy covering, casting patches across the mossy floor. <br />Onomatopoeia<br />Definition:  The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.<br />Example; <br />Ring. Ring. “Oh my gosh,” sighed Cinderella, exasperated. The phone was ringing again!<br />
  5. 5. Figurative Language<br />Personification<br />Definition: describing something in a way that gives it human like characteristics <br />Example; <br />The trees sang joyfully as Cinderella passed along the path.<br />Hyperbole<br />Definition:  obvious or intentional exaggeration<br />Example; <br />“I’m so hungry, I could eat a tree!”<br />
  6. 6. Figurative Language<br />Idiom<br />Definition: A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements.<br />Example; <br />“Cinderella’s step-mother is about to kick the bucket.”<br />Symbolism<br />Definition:  a system of symbols and symbolic representations <br />Example; <br />“Cinderella can often be symbolized by a single glass slipper.”<br />
  7. 7. Text Structures<br />Sequence<br />movies.yahoo.com<br />Definition: the following of one thing after another; succession.<br />Example; <br />“First the godmother made Cinderella’s dress, then she turned the pumpkin into a carriage, and finally sent Cinderella on her way to the ball.” <br />Definition:  tells about a problem and then how it is solved.<br />Example; <br />“Cinderella didn’t have a dress, so the fairy godmother made her one.”<br />Problem/Solution<br />
  8. 8. Text Structures<br />Comparison/Contrast<br />Definition: discussing similarities and differences of two ideas, objects, or processes<br />Example; <br />“Although Cinderella and her step-sisters were about the same age, Cinderella was much more mature.”<br />Description<br />Definition:  The writer explains by listing examples and unique characteristics, often using your five senses<br />“The sky on the day of the wedding was a beautiful, and blue like the ocean. The air felt cool and pleasant, and the sun peeked out from behind the white clouds, shining down on the joyful kingdom.”<br />Cause/Effect<br />Definition: things that happen because of a certain event taking place<br />Example; <br />“Cinderella left behind her glass slipper, so the prince was able to find her again.”<br />
  9. 9. Summary<br />Definition: A brief outline or summarization of a longer amount of information. <br />Example; <br />“In Cinderella a beautiful girl is treated poorly by her step-mother and two step-sisters. However, the prince falls in love with her, and Cinderella outsmarts her step-family and gets married and lives happily ever after.” <br />
  10. 10. Topic/Main Idea<br />Supporting Details<br />Definition: Extra details that support the main idea in text. <br />Example; <br />“Cinderella was a forgiving person, because she did not set out for revenge against her family after she was Queen.”<br />Theme<br />Definition: the moral or life lesson of the story<br />Example; <br />“Treat people the way you want to be treated, and, good things come to those who are patient and deserving.” <br />
  11. 11. Author’s Purpose<br />Definition: Author’s purpose is the reason the author has written something. <br />( entertain, explain, inform, persuade ) <br />Example; <br />Fairy tales are often written not only as entertainment but show a moral or life lesson. <br />http://disney-clipart.com/princesses/Disney-Princesses1.php<br />
  12. 12. Literary Devices<br />Foreshadowing<br />Definition: used to provide clues for the reader to be able to predict what might occur later on in the story<br />Example; <br />The prince looked out his window as the night of the ball approached, and somehow knew that tonight he would meet the girl he was meant for.<br />Flashback<br />Definition: allows a writer to present past events during current events, in order to provide background for the current narration.<br />Example; <br />“In the Titanic movie, you see the elderly woman’s memories of her time with Jack.”<br />Irony<br />Definition:  is often not what it appears to be, or how it was assumed to turn out<br />Example; <br />The princess ended up marrying the poor beggar rather then the rich, handsome prince.<br />
  13. 13. Persuasive Techniques<br />Bandwagon<br />Definition: Convincing us to accept someone or something because of its popularity .<br />Example; <br />You should buy a pink dress or else you will be the only one wearing a green one. <br />Statistics<br />Definition:  using facts or figures to try and make a point<br />Example; <br />7 out of 8 teachers recommend you read fairy tales to your classes. <br />
  14. 14. Persuasive Techniques<br />Testimonials<br />Definition: Using a famous person to try to make you buy or support something or someone<br />Example; <br />Cinderella drinks milk. <br />Glittering Appeal<br />Definition:   Telling only positive things about something or someone, without giving evidence or facts<br />Example; <br />The new shampoo makes your hair feel softer then ever before, and shiny beyond compare! <br />Emotional Appeal<br />Definition: When a writer appeals to readers&apos; emotions<br />Example; <br />Cinderella’s mouse stared out the window, feeling unloved. Why did humans hate animals so much? <br />-Animal Rights<br />
  15. 15. Characters<br />Protagonist<br />Definition: is considered to be the main character in a story.<br />Example; <br />Cinderella was the Protagonist in her story.<br />Antagonist<br />Definition:  a character in a story or poem who deceives, frustrates, or works again the main character<br />Example; <br />The main Antagonist in Cinderella is her step-mother, who controls the other minor antagonists, her step-sisters.<br />
  16. 16. Setting<br />Definition: The location that a story takes place. <br />Example; <br />Cinderella lived in the land of Happily Ever After.<br />
  17. 17. Plot<br />Problem/Conflict<br />The main problem in a story that everything revolves around.<br />The main problem is that Cinderella has a horrible home, and her ‘family’ treats her badly. When she falls in love with the prince it is her family that holds her back.<br />Rising Action<br />Events in a story that happen because of the main conflict. <br />The rising action is up to when Cinderella makes it to the ball, and leaves at midnight. <br />
  18. 18. Plot<br />Subplots<br />The secondary action of a story, complete and interesting in its own right, that reinforces or contrasts with the main plot.<br />You see several subplots when Cinderella’s step-sister’s are jealous of her looks and the fact that everyone loves her. Also, you see separate conflicts with the mice and cat. <br />Resolution<br />The conclusion of a plot’s conflicts and complications.<br />The prince and Cinderella get married and live happily ever after. (:<br />
  19. 19. Plot<br />Climax<br />When Cinderella tries on the glass slipper… and it fits!<br />The most exciting part of the story, the event that the rising action has been building up to. It is after this point in the story that everything changes.<br />Falling Action<br />Cinderella’s family are left behind when Cinderella goes to marry the prince.<br />Everything is calming down and starting to work out. <br />
  20. 20. Plot<br />Parallel Episodes<br />In the three little pigs the wolf blows down their houses all one after another in the same manner.<br />Two separate events occurring at the same time., or repeatedly.<br />
  21. 21. Fact vs. Opinion<br />Definition: comparing a definite fact vs. someone’s opinion about something<br />Example; <br />The robin was a bright red, but in Sophie’s opinion it was rather dull. <br />
  22. 22. Bias<br />Definition: used to describe a tendency or preference towards a particular perspective, ideology or result, when the tendency interferes with the ability to judge fairly<br />Example; <br />“Cinderella’s stepmother was bias when she chose one man over another just because of his money.”<br />

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