– I N D O N E S I A –
This is Indonesia. Indonesia is an ARCHIPELAGO; a chain or cluster of islands that are formed tectonically (by movement of the Earth’s crust or geological activity). Yout first job is to find a PERSON, PLACE and THING that are Indonesian, and write a short (one page) article describing each one.
For the week of March 23 – March 27: Person Place and Thing. This is due in a final form on TUESDAY March 31.
For the week of March 31 – April 3: metaphors and similes.
On Tuesday March 31, begin metaphor poem. The ten-line metaphor poem is due Thursday April 2. On Thursday, April 2 begin simile-color poem, which is due on Monday, April 13. Both will be typed and complete, with your name on them at the beginning of class.
*METAPHORICAL vs. LITERAL word use
Q: WHAT”S THE DIFFERENCE between between “literal” and “metaphorical?”
A: Literal meanings are things you can take at face value, while metaphorical meanings are comparisons, exaggerations or substitutions.
We distinguish between literal meanings and metaphorical meanings.
The footpath was icy. (literal)
Her gaze was icy. (metaphorical)
He couldn’t digest anything the nurse gave him to eat. (literal)
He couldn’t digest anything the nurse told him. (metaphorical)
Q: What is a simile?
A: In everyday language, we describe things by comparing them with other things:
She was as brave as a lion.
His mind is like a computer
His face felt like sandpaper.
She spoke to the children like a drill seargent.
These comparisons are straightforward. The words “as” or “like” tell us comparisons are being made. The technical name for these comparisons is similes. “Her gaze was like ice.”
*Similes vs metaphors
Q: What’s the difference between a simile and a metaphor?
A: A metaphor substitutes one thing for another while a simile is a comparison with “like” or “as”.
“The setting sun was like an angry red eye” is a simile, while “The setting sun was an angry red eye” is a metaphor.
There will be a short simile/metaphor quiz on Friday 4/10 It will have 20 sentences that could have a simile, a metaphor, both or neither. You will also be asked to write two similes and two metaphors of your own.
INDONESIAN FOLK TALES
Stories of rice and princesses.
For the Indonesia unit, the junior high (all class sessions) we will be creating short plays based on two traditional folk tales. As you know, a folk tale helps to explain something, or teach a moral or a lesson. our particular class will be divided into two groups. Each group will be turning a short folk tale into a dramatic presentation with group members writing a script, memorizing and playing roles, introducing and narrating, and creating props and costumes.
4/6 – get in groups, get story examples, choose stories
4/8 – script planning guide part I, done as a group
4/10 – simile and metaphor quiz. script planning guide part II
4/14 – beginning with the script, creating a real rough draft
4/16 – two things due today: (1) a typed up copy of your character description and plot overview and (2) a rough version of your group’s script. Bring EIGHT copies of the script for peer review.
4/20 – rehearse
4/22 – rehearse
4/24 – rehearse
4/27-4/28 = performance.