biography - "life writing" (because "bio" means "life" in Greek, and "graph" means "writing" in Greek)
Biographies are written by someone other than the person who is the topic of the article/book.
Example: books, articles
autobiography - "self life writing" (because "auto" means "self" in Greek, "bio" means "life" in Greek, and "graph" means "writing" in Greek)
Autobiographies are written by the person about their own life.
Examples: diaries, journals, memoirs, books, articles, etc.
RESTAURANT/FOOD FOREIGN WORDS (Write these in a circle map):
a la mode: (French) a scoop of ice cream on top of a dessert
a la carte: (French) a food item purchased by itself
cafe: (French) a restaurant
bistro: (Italian) a restaurant
maitre 'd: (French) the manager/host of a VERY fancy restaurant
bon appetit: (French) "have a good meal"
entree: (French) the main dish of a meal
hors d'oeuvres: (French) appetizers, usually small finger foods eaten before a meal
Independent Clause: A complete sentence that can stand by itself.
Dependent Clause: An incomplete sentence that CAN'T stand by itself.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: A dependent clause needs to be attached to an independent clause (with a comma between them) in order to become a complete sentence.
Simple Sentence: One independent clause.
Compound Sentence: Two independent clauses joined by a comma/conjunction or a semi-colon.
Complex Sentence: One dependent clause, a comma, and one independent clause.
Definition: Hyperbole is a type of figurative language that is a HUGE exaggeration.
Examples: If I don't get that new video game, I am going to die!
I had to walk a million miles to get to the store when my car broke down.
It took forever for my little brother to listen to me.
Personification is a type of figurative language that gives non-human objects or animals humanlike characteristics.
Examples: The wind whispered through the trees.
My dog smiled up at me when I gave him a bone.
The tornado twirled furiously and made an angry mess.
Students must have their spiral notebook with them in class every day. Notes should be used on homework assignments, consulted during class, and kept for the duration of the school year.
Red = Spelling
Blue = Grammar
Green = Literature
Yellow = Academic Vocabulary
Orange = Informational Text
Purple = Writing