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Week of 5.8.17 HW Matrix  

Matrix for Week of May 8, 2017         Name: _________________________________   Core: _______

 

 

 

 

Monday

Use the context clues to fill the blank with correct word.

Word Bank: umpteenth, shuddered, crouched, harrumphed

As I thought about the ghost I saw in the attic, I ____________________ and felt a chill slowly move up my spine.

When Charles told me he was going to the prom with the most popular girl in school, I ____________________ in disbelief.

“For the ____________________ time, clean your room!” Screamed Mom.

He ____________________ behind a bush so that the scary bear wouldn’t see him.

"Do you want to take the shot, Vince?" The coach asked me. I looked into his eyes. They were ice-cold blue. His face did not betray his feelings, but I knew that he meant it. "I do, Coach. I can make the shot." I replied. He nodded and then put his hand on top of my head. "I don't know how long any of us will live, but we will all remember what happens next for as long as we do." He then slapped me on the back. The referee blew the whistle and it was time to find out just how I would be remembered.

 

What narrative perspective is being shown here?

a.       1st Person

b.       2nd Person

c.       3rd Person Objective

d.       3rd Person Limited

e.       3rd Person Omniscient

 

“He turned and walked into the house, as silently as a shadow” is an example of

a.        Personification

b.        Simile

c.        Metaphor

d.        Idiom

 

 

Death was a fly that stopped buzzing when the swatter hit it.

a.        Personification

b.        Simile

c.        Metaphor

d.        Idiom

 

 

Tuesday

Word Bank: beseechingly, superstition, scurried, hovers, skittish

One popular ____________________ is that you will get seven years of bad luck if you open an umbrella inside of a house.

I get very ____________________ around spiders, because I am terrified of them.

“Can I please, please, please go to the school dance, Mom?” I asked ____________________.

My little brother always ____________________ over me when I am chatting online; he is so nosy!

The mouse ____________________ from one end of the room to the other, determined to get to the cheese as quickly as possible.

Congratulations on purchasing the Tatakai Warriors: Fighting for Peanut Butter computer game. Before you install this program, you'll need to make sure that you have at least 24 kb of free space on your installation target. Insert the cd rom disc into your drive. The disc should run automatically. Select "Full Install" from the installation menu. The program will begin installing on your target drive. This might take up to twenty-four hours. Once installation is complete, an alert box should appear. If you see a successful installation message, remove the disc from the drive and enjoy the adventure!

What narrative perspective is being shown here?

a.       1st Person

b.       2nd Person

c.       3rd Person Objective

d.       3rd Person Limited

e.       3rd Person Omniscient

 

Luke’s dad harrumphed, and paused in the midst of shoveling forkfuls of boiled potatoes into his mouth.

a.        Personification

b.        Hyperbole

c.        Metaphor

d.        Onomatopoeia

 

 

He knew from watching through the vent the past few days that the caravan of vehicles came up the road like a parade.

a.        Personification

b.        Simile

c.        Metaphor

d.        Idiom

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Word Bank: apparatus, lingering, retrieves, fatigue, tentatively

My dog, Pebbles, is great at playing “fetch”.  He always ____________________ the ball, no matter how far I throw it!

I thought the strange boy would finally go away, but he just kept ____________________ around me.

After a long day of school, soccer practice, and babysitting for my neighbor, ____________________ took over and I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.

I ____________________ opened the mysterious box, hoping that spiders wouldn’t pop out and attack me!

I don’t understand how to use this photocopying ____________________, there are too many parts and it is too confusing.

We were a tightly knit unit. When one of us ate, all of us ate, and we all ate the same thing: shrubs and plants. Sure, Uncle Sam provided us with C-Rations, but those things produced a smell that could be detected from fifty-yards away, more if the wind was blowing. So even though it took longer to make our meals the way that the natives did, we had too. It was a matter of survival.

 

What narrative perspective is being shown here?

a.       1st Person

b.       2nd Person

c.       3rd Person Objective

d.       3rd Person Limited

e.       3rd Person Omniscient

 

At twelve, he knew better, but sometimes still pictured the Government as a very big, mean, fat person, two or three times as tall as an ordinary man, who went around yelling at people, “Not allowed!” and “Stop that!”

a.        Personification

b.        Simile

c.        Metaphor

d.        Idiom

 

 

Their absence made everything look different, like a fresh haircut exposing a band of untanned skin on a forehead.

a.        Personification

b.        Simile

c.        Metaphor

d.        Idiom

 

Thursday

Word Bank: guffaw, blubbered, reluctantly, unseasonably, reluctantly

When my father told me I wasn’t allowed to go to the mall, I whined and ____________________ for hours.

Even though I would rather play video games, I ____________________ did the dishes so that my grandma would stop yelling at me.

The boy grew ____________________ when he learned about all the unbelievable things that happen in America.

I couldn’t help but ____________________ when my sister tripped down the stairs; what a klutz!

It was ____________________ warm for October; I was sweating while walking home from school!

“You can’t go that way, the path is blocked by something evil. No one who has gone down that path has ever returned,” Xandor said to me, his face covered with shadows. We didn’t really have any choice, considering that the black mist was following us. If we went the slow way, we would surely be consumed. I didn’t want to argue with him, so I finished the argument, “Look, Xandor, I’m going. You can chop down trees and clear brush if you want to be fog food, but you’re on your own.” Then I started walking down the forbidden path. It wasn’t long until I heard his footsteps pattering toward me.

 

What narrative perspective is being shown here?

a.       1st Person

b.       2nd Person

c.       3rd Person Objective

d.       3rd Person Limited

e.       3rd Person Omniscient

 

 

 “There was a beautiful day unfolding outside, with fleecy clouds in a blue, blue sky, and a mild breeze rustling the grass in the backyard.”

Several literary techniques are used in this sentence. Word bank: onomatopoeia, metaphor, diction-positive connotation

There was a beautiful day unfolding outside
________________________


fleecy clouds ______________________


A mild breeze rustling the grass _____________________


Independent Reading Log  

 

Directions:  In the log below, keep track of the time(s) you read during the week. 

 

Date

Title & Author of reading material

Page Numbers Completed

Type of Reading/ Genre

Time Spent (Minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Total Weekly Pages Completed: ________

 

Total Weekly Reading Minutes: ________

 

 

 

Answer these questions once at the end of each week- not necessarily for each separate reading encounter.  Answer all questions in complete sentences.

 

  1. Word of the Week ________________________

Explain what the word means:  _________________________________

 

Use the word in an original sentence:

 

 

 

Answer the following questions on the back of this log.

 

  1. In a brief paragraph (3-5 sentences), summarize the main ideas of your reading this week.

 

  1. In a brief paragraph (3-5 sentences), make a connection between the text and your outside experiences:  Text to text, text to self, or text to world. 

 

BONUS QUESTION:  Discuss your reading with an adult.  In at least 5 sentences, describe the conversation.  Have the adult sign below:

 

I spoke with this student about his or her reading this week.  ____________________      


Independent Reading Project  

Independent Reading Project


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