8th Grade Semester 1 Study Guide
8th Grade Study Guide-1st Semester 2017
- Be able to label the plot diagram chart-correct spelling; extra credit
- My Favorite Chaperone
- The main conflict in this story is Maya’s need permission to go to a school dance
- Maya gives an incorrect translation of what the principal says about Nurzhan’s fight because she wants to keep her father from becoming angry.
- Nurzhan helps to resolve the story’s conflict by offering to be Maya’s chaperone.
- Maya is upset because she thinks she is in trouble.
- Maya’s mother gives her a bracelet to show that she understands that growing up in America is different.
- Maya’s parents have stricter rules than her friends because they want her to do good in school.
- The Tell-Tale Heart
- The narrator says that his disease has sharpened his senses
- You can evaluate the narrator’s state of mind as unreliable when he says he is sane, but then describes how cleverly he hid the body.
- The author creates suspense by describing what the narrator did before the murder.
- The people in her town are poor.
- The children hate the flowers because they do not fit in to their cheerless lives.
- After hearing her father yelling and crying, Lizabeth tore up the marigolds.
- The marigold symbolized the chance for beauty amid an ugly situation.
- The destruction of the flowers marks the end of Lizbeth’s childhood.
Personification is when you take inanimate objects and make them lifelike.
A sonnet is poem with a regular rhyme scheme.
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Tom has to whitewash a fence and does not want to.
- The tone in telling this story is amused.
- Tom tricks Ben into doing the work for him but telling him he likes whitewashing the fence
- Point of view: omniscient third-person narrator
- The Tell Tale Heart
- The narrator’s disease has sharpened his senses.
- He waits a week so he can see the old man’s eye
- Suspense is created by describing what the narrator did before the murder.
- The narrator’s state of mind is unreliable because he says he is sane but then describes how cleverly he hid the body.