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Banana Tree: Imagery, Dialect, and Personification

Banana Tree: Imagery, Dialect, and Personification

Author: Jordan Seeger

Lesson Objective: We will be able to identify and analyze how dialect, imagery, and personification enrich a story.


CCSS ELA 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.SL.6.1Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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What is a dialect coach?

Video displaying what a dialect coach is and various explanations of what dialect is.

Personification put into perspective.