Tangerine Complete Literature and Grammar Unit

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Table of Contents
Student Hand-out on Figurative Language 6
Figurative Language 8
Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a Story 9
ACTIVE READING CHAPTER NOTES FOR: TANGERINE BY EDWARD BLOOR 11
Pre-reading Activity: Tangerine by Edward Bloor 13
Setting 14
Saturday, August 19 15
Grammar Activity: Nouns 15
Monday, August 21 16
Thought Question: 16
Main Idea of the Chapter 16
Literary Elements: Antagonist and Protagonist 17
Synopsis or Summary? 17
Wednesday, August 23 NEIGHBORHOOD COMPARISON 18
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Literary Element: Mood 19
Summary 19
Monday, August 28 20
Grammar Activity: 20
Letter to a Character 21
Wednesday, August 30 21
Friday, September 1Activity for Thought: 22
Character: Friend or Foe? 22
Compare and Contrast 23
Tuesday, September 5 24
Spelling and Vocabulary Activity 24
Wednesday, September 6 26
Thought Question 26
Compare or Contrast the Main Character to Yourself 26
Cast of Characters 27
Thursday, September 7 28
To Be or Not To Be? 28
Thought Question: 28
Friday, September 8 29
Grammar Activity: 29
Create Your Own Vocabulary List 29
Saturday, September 9 30
Spelling and Vocabulary Activity 30
Monday, September 11 31
A Guest for Dinner 31
Tuesday, September 12 31
Thursday, September 14 32
Grammar Activity: Verbs 32
New Character 32
Friday, September 15 33
Plagiarism 33
Important Details: 33
Part 2 34
Monday, September 18 34
Character Interview 34
Now, You be the Teacher! 35
Foreshadowing and Prediction 35
Tuesday, September 19 36
Grammar Activity: Personal Pronouns 36
Narrative and Dialogue: 37
Friday, September 22 38
Character Thoughts 38
Saturday, September 23 39
Grammar Activity: Adverbs 39
Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 39
A Day with a Character 40
Friday, September 29 40
Monday, October 2 41
Picture a Character 41
Wednesday, October 4 42
Spelling and Vocabulary Activity 42
Thursday, October 5 43
Grammar Activity: Prepositional Phrases: 43
Thursday, November 2 44
Comparing/Contrasting Character Traits 44
Sunday, November 5 45
Grammar Activity: Parts of Speech 45
Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 46
Spelling and Vocabulary Activity 46
Thought Question 46
Internal and External Conflict 47
Letter to the Author: Edward Bloor 48
Friday, November 10 49
Grammar Activity: 49
Part 3 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 50
Grammar Activity: Using a Dictionary or Thesaurus to Find Synonyms 50
Thursday, November 23 51
Friday, November 24 and Monday, November 27 52
Spelling and Vocabulary Activity 52
Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday November 30 53
Thought Question 53
Friday, December 1 53
Spelling and Vocabulary Activity 53
Saturday, December 2, Sunday, December 3, and Monday, December 4 54
Grammar Activity: Using a Dictionary or Thesaurus to Find Synonyms 54
Tuesday, December 5 55
Spelling and Vocabulary Activity 55
Chronological order 56
Climax and Rising and Falling Action 57
Main Ideas/Details of the Novel: 58
Picture This 59
Story Elements 60
How the Setting Shapes the Plot 60
Theme, Rising and Falling Action, Climax, and Resolution 60
Figurative Language Test 61
Answers to the Figurative Language Test 62
MATCHING QUIZ ON LITERARY TERMS AND ELEMENTS OF A STORY 63
Answers to Matching Quiz on Literary Terms and Elements of a Story 64
Final Essay Test 65
Rubric for Final Essay Test 67
Attention Teachers! 68
Quiz Creating Activity 69
Test Creating Activity: 70
Answers to Grammar Questions 72


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Common Core Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1b Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4a Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5b Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4a Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1b Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1b Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5a Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1b Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5b Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4d Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5b Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words






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Tangerine Complete Literature and Grammar Unit
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Tangerine Complete Literature and Grammar Unit