8th Grade ELA 1st 6-Weeks Test Review (2019)
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("My Name") What is the genre (type of writing) is "My Name?"
Esperanza wants to change her name because she does not think it represents who she really is.
("My Name") What is the main idea of "My Name?"
She thinks her name creates her identity.
("My Name") What does Esperanza think establishes (creates) her identity?
("My Name") How does Esperanza feel about her name establishing (creating) her identity?
She is named after her grandmother, and doesn't want to sit in a window observing life, while not meeting her full potential and living life.
("My Name") Who was Esperanza named after, and why/how doesn't she want to be like that person?
The distinguishing (unique, different) character, personality and qualities of a person. What makes you different from others.
(Identity Notes) How is identity defined?
1.) Parent's values, 2.) Culture, 3.) Beliefs, 4.) Values, & 5.) Choices in life (ex. relationships, career, etc.)
(Identity Notes) What characteristics form our identity?
1.) Try new & different things to find out what you do best, 2.) Find out your true purpose in life, & 3.) Be authentic (true) to yourself:)
(Identity Notes) What are some ways you can find or shape your own identity?
False, YOU have control over who you are, and how people see you. You can always grow by learning & trying new things, setting goals, choosing your thoughts, and creating habits.
(Identity Notes) TRUE or FALSE: Our Identity CANNOT be adjusted or changed..
True, your different roles in life help form your identity, For example: brother, sister, student, athlete, son, daughter, etc.)
(Identity Notes) TRUE or FALSE: We all have multiple identities.
Because he had been wanting to leave as soon as he was caught by Mrs. Jones, so it would seem like he would've rushed out of there the first chance he gets; Instead, he chooses to stay.
("Thank you, M'am") How is Roger not leaving when he finally had a chance to leave and example of Contrast-Contradiction?
1.) He was starting to like Mrs. Jones, 2.) He felt bad about what he did, and 3.) He wanted her to trust him.
("Thank you, M'am") Name three (3) reasons that Roger probably did not leave when he first had the chance.
He thought she saw going to be mad, and take him in to the police station, or punish him. She ended up being very kind, generous and nurturing to him.
("Thank you, M'am") How did Roger think Mrs. Jones was going to treat him after she caught him trying to steal her pocketbook? How did she end up treating him?
She had empathy for him, and wanted to help teach him and guide him in a kind and understanding way. Based on his appearance and what she learns about him, she assumes that he has probably been in trouble with the law before, and that did not really help his situation, or change his ways.
("Thank you, M'am") Why was Mrs. Jones kind to Roger, rather than turning him in?
Keep dancing because it's what makes you, you!
("You are the Electric Boogaloo") What advice does the author give his younger self in the reading?
He thinks they're funny:)
("You are the Electric Boogaloo") How does the author view his failures as a break-dancing teen?
When something is embarrassing, sometimes you just have to laugh at the situation. Things that are embarrassing can be funny at the time, or later when you're remembering it.
("You are the Electric Boogaloo") What is meant by the quote "Humiliation and hilarity are closely linked..."
She feels like she doesn't fit in; She feels like an outsider
("Just be Yourself!") Why does the author's teen self spend so much time in the library?
Be patient, and be herself. She knows she will find something she is good at at some point.
("Just be Yourself!") What does the author encourage her teen self to do?
Leave his home, where he is from.
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") What does young Nhamo plan to do tomorrow?
He worries that his son will get hurt.
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") What most worries Musoni?
He thinks the places outside of his homeland are scary and dangerous.
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") How does Old Musoni feel about the world beyond the homeland?
Third Person Omniscient POV
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") From what point of view is the story told?
It helps us to understand the father's attachment to the land, nd the son's frustration. The setting is the key to the plot because it is the dry land and difficulty farming that is at the center of the conflict between father and son.
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") How does the point of view affect you, as a reader, understand about Old Musoni, and his son Nhamo?
That there is no future there.
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") How does Nhamo feel about his home?
False, both characters DO NOT share everything they're thinking and feeling.
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") TRUE or FALSE, Nhamo shares everything that he is thinking and feeling, but Musoni does not.
He feels that everything that is his (the father's), also belongs to his son.
("The Setting Sun and the Rolling World") How does the father feel about his belongings,, property and legacy, toward his son?
The place, time (period) and circumstances (situation)
(Setting & Narrative Point of View Notes) What elements most clearly describe a story's setting?
First Person POV is when the story is told from the author's POV, and uses the pronouns "I" or "me." An example that we've read in class is "My Name."
(Setting & Narrative Point of View Notes) Describe First Person POV (Point of View), AND give an example of a reading we have done in class this 6-weeks with this POV.
Second Person POV is when the narrator tells the story to another character using the word "you." We did not read an example of this yet in class.
(Setting & Narrative Point of View Notes) Describe Second Person POV.
Third person Omniscient is when the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story. Some examples that we've read are "Thank You, M'am" and "The Setting Sun and Rolling Wrold."
(Setting & Narrative Point of View Notes) Describe Third Person Omniscient POV, AND give an example of a reading we've done this 6-weeks with this POV.
Third Person Limited is when the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one of the characters.
(Setting & Narrative Point of View Notes) Describe Third Person Limited POV, AND give an example of a reading we've done this 6-weeks with this POV.
The time, place and circumstances that the characters live in within the story.
(Setting & Narrative Point of View Notes) What elements (parts) are included in a story's setting?
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