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CAHSEE Homework Organizer #3 of 4

Literary Response and Analysis Differentiation

Due: Tuesday, 28 February 2012

All homework must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete or incorrect homework will not receive any points! Random homework checks will be completed at the teacher’s discretion and students will be expected to have all assigned work complete and ready to be stamped at any time.

Special CAHSEE Reminder: To avoid a homework card and a zero, you must provide evidence that you have used the Six-Step Start-Up (underlining, highlighting, stars, notes in margins, etc.) and POE (wrong answers crossed out).

Assignment

Number

Assignment Description

Due Date

Assignment Value

Points Earned

1

I’ve Watched” Practice Test Questions

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

Thursday, 2/16

25




2

The School Garden” Practice Test Questions

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

Friday, 2/17

25




3

Figurative Language

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

Tuesday, 2/21

25




4

Housepainting” Practice Test Questions

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

Wednesday, 2/22

25




5

Identifying Genre and Purpose

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

Thursday, 2/23

25




6

The Art of the Sandwich” Practice Test Questions

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

Friday, 2/24

25




7

Early Spring” Practice Test Questions

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

Monday, 2/27

25




8

Answer Key and Self-Reflection

  • All questions answered according to the directions.

  • Attach to the end of this packet.

Tuesday, 2/28

10




9

Grammar Packet

  • All blanks filled in, even for days you were absent.

  • Attach to the end of this packet.

Tuesday, 2/28

35













Total Points Earned

(of 220)





Unit Three: Literary Response & Analysis Differentiation

Assignment #1 (Strand)

Due: Thursday, 16 February 2012

Standards Addressed: WFV1.1; LRA3.3; LRA3.5

ESLR: Resourceful Learner – Take responsibility for learning

Directions: Read the following poem and answer questions 1 through 3. Circle the correct answer and respond to any additional questions asked of you, following the directions provided.

I’ve Watched
I’ve watched the white clouds pantomime

The inner workings of my mind,

Where thought and feeling paint a scene

As if the blue sky were a dream.


5 I’ve watched the snow-bogged trees bend down

And shake their coats upon the ground

In order that they may reclaim

A straighter truth from whence they came.


I’ve watched the congress of the geese

10 Assemble in a perfect V

In order that they may keep sight

Of one another’s path of flight.


I’ve watched the flood tide turn its head

And slack before the coming ebb

15 Without want or predilection

Waiting for the moon’s direction.


I’ve watched the ocean lashed by wind,

Make a fool of the fishermen,

Who thought their knowledge of the sea

20 Ensured them some security.


But all this watching, knows not much,

For what are wind and sea and such,

The V of geese, the bent-down tree,

If nothing more than mystery?



  1. In this line from the poem, the word lashed suggests that the ocean is being—

I’ve watched the ocean lashed by wind,

    1. soothed.

    2. troubled.

    3. sailed.

    4. whipped.

Is this a DETAIL question or a MAIN IDEA question? How do you know?

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In your own words explain why you chose your answer. (You may want to refer to line 18 for help.)

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  1. According to lines 17-20, the fishermen’s knowledge of the sea—

    1. reflects their love of natural elements.

    2. helps them navigate more effectively.

    3. is greater than their knowledge of the weather.

    4. does not guarantee them safety.

Is this a DETAIL question or a MAIN IDEA question? How do you know?

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Explain why you chose your answer, citing evidence from the poem.

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  1. What is the theme of the poem?

    1. Clouds can be a reflection of our thoughts.

    2. Geese assemble in the shape of a V to navigate properly.

    3. Nature remains a mystery, regardless of our observations.

    4. Trees often bend beneath the weight of the snow.

Is this a DETAIL question or a MAIN IDEA question? How do you know?

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Use process of elimination (P.O.E.) to answer this question. On the lines below, briefly explain how you were able to eliminate the three wrong answers. (Hint: Remember to look for the answer choice that the whole poem is about, not just part!)

Wrong Answer #1 ________________________________________________

Wrong Answer #2 ________________________________________________

Wrong Answer #3 ________________________________________________

  1. The simile in lines 3 and 4 compares the blue sky to __________________________________________.

How did you know that it was a simile?

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  1. In lines 5 and 6, the poet uses personification, saying that the trees do what action?

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  1. In stanza 3, why do the geese assemble in a V?

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Unit Three: Literary Response & Analysis Differentiation

Assignment #2 (Strand)

Due: Friday, 17 February 2012

Standards Addressed: LRA3.0; LRA3.3; LRA3.5

ESLR: Resourceful Learner – Take responsibility for learning

Directions: Read the following drama and answer questions 1 through 4. Circle the correct answer and respond to any additional questions asked of you, following the directions provided.

The School Garden

Cast:

MR. EMERSON, teacher

Students in his class

(Setting: Desert Sky High School, MR. EMERSON’S English class)

MR. EMERSON: (As he finishes taking attendance.) Vargas, Warner, and Zuniga. Everyone’s here today. That’s great, because I have good news! Remember that “Keep America Beautiful” essay contest we entered a few weeks ago that was sponsored by Lakeside Nursery?

(Class murmurs, acknowledging this.)

MR. EMERSON: We had an entry that came in first place. Raymond won with his essay on recycling! According to the judges, you all did very well, and they said it was a tough contest to judge. I’m really proud of you all!

SARAH: So, Mr. Emerson, what exactly did Raymond win?

MR. EMERSON: Well, since it was someone from our class, we will be able to select plants from Lakeside Nursery and plant them on the school grounds.

(The class groans.)

SARAH: That’s the prize? Plants for the school?

MR. EMERSON: Hey! Think about it. This will be great. We can find a little spot on the school grounds, fix it up with some colorful plants, and we can go there on nice afternoons and read or write in our journals. Plus, it will make the school look nicer. Everyone will enjoy it.

NATHAN: So, you’re saying that we can attend class outside?

MR. EMERSON: Sure! I think it would be nice to hold class outdoors now and then!

(Class begins to show approval.)

HECTOR: Way to go, Raymond!

RENE: Yeah, I could use some fresh air about this time of day.

ALEX: So could I. But I had some place in mind other than the school grounds. Maybe the skate park!

MR. EMERSON: (Laughing.) Sorry, not an option, Alex. We’re talking about creating a garden, which brings me to my next question: What kind of garden would you like to create?

JEN: A rose garden.

MR. EMERSON: Rose gardens are nice. Yes, Carolina?

CAROLINA: Last week in Mrs. Villareal’s biology class we had a botanist come as a guest speaker.

KARL: A whatanist?

CAROLINA: A botanist. A scientist who studies plants. Anyway, she said that XeriscapingTM1 is a smart way to garden in this desert area.

KARL: Now you’re really confusing me! What’s Xeriscaping?

MAX: Oh, I know! In our area, that’s when you use indigenous plants in your garden.

KARL: (Rolling his eyes.) Why is it that people always use a complicated word when they’re defining another complicated word?

MR. EMERSON: Can anyone help Karl and tell him what indigenous means?

MACY: (Thumbing through her dictionary.) It says here: “existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country.”

MR. EMERSON: Good job, Macy! That’s a dictionary point for you. (Addressing class.) Why do you think it’s a smart way to garden? (Pauses.) Yes, Jennifer?

JENNIFER: Well, I think indigenous plants would require less watering, and that would save the school time and money.

MR. EMERSON: Good point. In fact, Xeriscaping means growing plants with little water. Anything else?

JAMAL: If it grows in this region anyway, then it probably would be something that would be compatible with the soil, right?

MR. EMERSON: Makes sense. Anyone else?

JESSIE: It would probably need less maintenance than something that grows in another region.

MR. EMERSON: Very good! I like the idea of Xeriscaping, but I’m also open for other ideas. Anyone?

(No one responds.)

MR. EMERSON: Okay, then give me a show of hands. Who wants to have a Xeriscape garden?

(Most of the students raise their hands.)

MR. EMERSON: Okay then, a Xeriscape garden it is. (Looks at the clock on the wall.) Now, with the time we have left, why don’t we go outside and find a spot for our new garden?

(The class exits excitedly.

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1 Pronounced ZER-i-scaping

  1. Where does the drama take place?

    1. in an auditorium

    2. in a skate park

    3. outside a school building

    4. in a classroom

Is this a DETAIL question or a MAIN IDEA question? How do you know?

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In your own words explain why you chose your answer.

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Define stage directions.

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  1. How is Karl a foil character in the drama?

    1. He shows a reluctance to agree with the group.

    2. He explains the feelings of the class as a whole.

    3. He asks questions that let other characters teach him.

    4. He reveals thoughts that are mature for one so young.

Is this a DETAIL question or a MAIN IDEA question? How do you know?

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In your own words explain why you chose your answer.

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Define foil character.

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  1. How does the students’ attitude about the garden change during the drama?

    1. from hopeful to disappointed

    2. from unenthusiastic to supportive

    3. from worried to confident

    4. from approving to disapproving

Is this a DETAIL question or a MAIN IDEA question? How do you know?

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Use process of elimination (P.O.E.) to answer this question. On the lines below, briefly explain how you were able to eliminate the three wrong answers.

Wrong Answer #1 ________________________________________________________

Wrong Answer #2 ________________________________________________________

Wrong Answer #3 ________________________________________________________

  1. Which sentence BEST expresses an important theme in the drama?

    1. A positive attitude is its own reward.

    2. Friendship helps overcome obstacles.

    3. It is good to give new ideas a chance.

    4. Working toward a goal requires patience.

Is this a DETAIL question or a MAIN IDEA question? How do you know?

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In your own words explain why you chose your answer.

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Assignment #3: Due Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Figurative Language



Standard: LRA3.7 – Recognize and understand the significance of various literary devices, including figurative language, imagery, allegory, and symbolism, and explain their appeal.

ESLR: Resourceful Learner – Take responsibility for learning

Figurative Language

Figurative language is one of many literary techniques. When authors write figuratively, they use words and phrases to represent something other than what they actually mean. Here are three examples of figurative language:

1) A metaphor makes a comparison between two things without using the words like or as. For example: The airplane was an eagle soaring through the clouds. Metaphors give readers a more detailed picture of what is happening in a story.

2) A simile is similar to a metaphor, except for one important detail. Similes use the words like or as to make comparisons. For example: The coach acted like a young child when his team lost the game.

3) Personification is a literary device in which objects, animals, or ideas are described using human characteristics. For example: The moonlight danced upon the water in the birdbath.


Directions: Read the passages and then answer the questions that follow. As you read, look for the literary techniques explained above.

Juan’s Science Journal

Lightning bolted across the inky sky, rain pelted the misty windows, and Juan’s science journal was missing. The journal was light gray, as big as his hand, and very, very important. On its thick white pages Juan recorded the results of his many experiments.

“All my observations regarding the ants in our backyard—gone!” Juan thought, pacing back and forth in his bedroom. “I absolutely must find that journal.”

He stopped suddenly. “I’ll approach this problem like a good scientist,” he thought. “I’ll form a hypothesis and then investigate it.”

Juan rushed down the stairs, eager to find his father. “Hey, Dad!” he yelled, leaping down the last three steps.

“I’m in here,” Juan’s dad answered. Juan hurried to the kitchen, where his father was tossing a salad.

“You don’t have to yell,” his father said. “This isn’t the Grand Canyon—it’s just our little house.”

“Sorry, Dad,” Juan answered, stealing a baby carrot from the salad. “But I’m looking for my own science journal.”

Juan’s father stopped what he was doing. “When did you last have it?” he asked Juan.

“This afternoon.”

“The last time I saw it was two days ago at breakfast,” Juan’s father recalled as he reached for a handful of cherry tomatoes. “Your sister was giving you a hard time about your grasshopper experiment.”

“You mean my ant observations,” Juan corrected him.

Juan’s father smiled apologetically. “Maybe your mother has seen it,” he said, his tone optimistic. “She’s in the garage looking for some paint.”

“I’ll try asking her,” Juan answered, nabbing another carrot on his way out.

Juan rushed out to the garage. His mother was rummaging through a cabinet, and the storm continued to rage outside. Heavy drops of rain marched across the roof.

“Have you seen my science journal?” Juan asked, almost out of breath.

“Well, hello to you too,” his mother answered, keeping her cool. Even when things got hairy, Juan’s mother was like a still and placid lake.

“Sorry, Mom,” Juan said. “Hello. How are you?”

“I’m fine, honey.”

“That’s good,” Juan said impatiently. “Now—have you seen my science journal?”

“Not recently,” she answered. “When did you last write in it?”

“This afternoon, when I was observing ants in the backyard,” Juan began. “It started to rain, so I ran under the awning on the back porch.”

“Then what happened?” Juan’s mother asked, listening carefully.

“Dad told me to get the newspaper off the front porch before it got sopping wet,” Juan answered.

“And then what happened?”

“I went and got the paper.”

“And what about your journal?” Juan’s mother maintained her patience.

Juan thought for a moment, and then his face lit up. In that moment, the noisy rain suddenly stopped, and a ray of light peeked through the clouds. The sun smiled down on Juan.





  1. Identify an example of a simile in the story. How can you distinguish this use of figurative language from a metaphor?

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  1. Consider the following sentence from the passage: “Heavy drops of rain marched across the roof.” Is this an example of a metaphor, a simile, or personification? What effect does this statement have on you as you read it?

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