Unit 2: Personality Tests - Characterization and Point of View

By the end of this unit, student should know:

  • Methods of Characterization (ways authors reveal characters) direct comment from author; physical description; through the character's thoughts, actions, and words; what other characters think about, say to, or do to a character
  • Types of Point of View (POV) -
    • 1st Person (I, me, my, we, our, us),
    • 2nd Person (you, your),
    • 3rd Person (he, she, it, they)
  • The benefits/drawbacks of each POV
  • 3rd Person Limited POV vs. 3rd Person Omniscient POV
    • 3rd Person Limited - reveals the thoughts and feelings of 1 character
    • 3rd Person Omniscient - reveals the thoughts and feelings of 2 or more characters in the story.

  • How to recognize Cause and Effect
  • Ways to Correct Misplaced Modifiers
  • How to correctly use Verb Tenses
  • How to correctly use Comparative and Superlative words
  • How to use Transition words effectively
  • How to write an organized Comparison-Contrast Essay

Unit 2 Reading Review:
Complete each of the links in the order that they are listed below.


1. Multiple-Meaning Words Jeopardy:

http://www.quia.com/cb/78014.html

2. Jeopardy Directions: Type in your name for Player 1. Click on Begin 1-Player Game. Select a point value and type in your answer to each question. Click submit. Keep working through the questions on the Jeopardy board.


3. Drawing Conclusions Post-test - http://www.shsu.edu/~txcae/Powerpoints/prepostest/drawconclusionspostest.html


4. Making Inferences Practice Quiz:

http://www.quia.com/pop/43335.html?AP_rand=1155720801


5. Multiple-Meaning Words - Fill-in-the-Blank:

http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/vocabulary.cfm?str=vocabulary&num=11&act=1


6. Inferencing Battleship Game

http://www.quia.com/ba/41785.html


7. Battleship Directions: Click on a square on the enemy’s grid. Keep clicking until a question pops up. The question means that you’ve hit a section of one of the enemy’s boats. Answer the question correctly, and it counts as a hit. If you get it wrong, the square turns orange, but if you click it again, you can try again to answer the question correctly.



8. Drawing Conclusions Practice:

http://www.laflemm.com/RfT/Practice/RfTPracticeDrawingConclusions.html


9. Multiple-Meaning Words Practice:

http://www.quia.com/quiz/285436.html?AP_rand=309196103


Directions: When you're on Brainpop, be sure to watch the full video and to take the practice quiz. When you're ready, take the graded quiz. You do not need to print out your graded quiz.
Idioms & Cliches: to sign in on Brainpop: Username: elktonms Password: ems

Point of View:
  • www.brainpop.com/english/writing/pointofview/preview.weml


Similes & metaphors:
  • www.brainpop.com/english/writing/similesandmetaphors/preview.weml

Verb Tenses:

Prepositional Phrases: