Vocabulary Review p. 80-81
Identify the context clues
1. Take out journal
2. Create a Venn Diagram
3. Practice inferring
Read p. 83 and discuss what "Politics" means.
What Genre are we reading?
Predict in your journal what you think "Off and Running" will be about.
Cite evidence from the text that shows Miata is nervous.
What can you tell about Rudy based on the way he speaks to Carlos and Jaime?
Idioms don't mean what they say
What is "Informal English"
High light Idioms
What do most of the ideas in Miata's speech reveal about her motives for running for office?
Refute or Support the following statement using evidence from the text:
"Miata's language in her speech is informal."
Compare and contrast the characters using the Venn Diagram in your journal
Discuss Verb tenses
Find the work "beckoned"
P. 90 - 91
Agree or Disagree?
Miata feels that she has the support from the other students.
p. 90 -91
Compare and Contrast the speeches.
P. 90 -91
Agree or Disagree?
The audience loves both speeches.
P. 92 - 93
Agree or Disagree:
Rudy is not nervous.
Find the idiom "to put on a good face"
What can you infer about Miata or Rudy?
Varieties of English:
How are their speeches different?
Mr. Rupe says,
"Miata and her father do not get along."
Does the author feel that it is better to be well liked or to "help people, to get things done"?
Is Natasha qualified to be president?
Compare and Contrast the posters of Jared and Natasha. Make a quick Venn Diagram.
"Off and Running"
What is the theme?
"Vote for Me!"
What is the main idea?
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