Reading Assignment: Finish The Hundred Dresses. Be ready to describe the events in the story (the plot) versus the theme (idea, point, or moral). In particular, be prepared to explain the events in the plot that support your idea of the theme.
Writing Assignment: Below are the 5 "Simile Situations" I promised. Pick three of them and re-write to include a simile that you think tells the reader how the person described experiences the situation.
Here's an example Enya completed in class: "Yesterday my older brother came home from school, and I was so excited." Enya Revision: "Yesterday my older brother came home from school, and I was so excited, I jumped around like a rabbit that had found a carrot." This is one of the examples I gave in class: "My English teacher was always on the look out for grammar mistakes. When it came to finding mistakes, he was like a robin looking for worms."
Here's a lovely one from Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: "The two had been friends since kindergarten. Sadako was sure that they would always be as close as two pine needles on the same twig."
Revise Three of the Following to Include a Simile
1. When I realized that my friend had left without me, I was so mad. (Please be aware that you may have to revise the end a little here, adding, for instance, "I was so mad I felt like....)
2. After the storm, the beach was covered in trash. (Again be aware that you will have to revise the end a little here, adding, for instance, "and it looked like or as if...." )
3. I hate cleaning my room and my mom always says it looks awful. (Again, the ending would have to be revised to read "it looks like...or it looks as if.....)
4. When I passed the TOEFL test, I was so happy. (Be ready to change the ending, for instance, "I was so happy, I felt like or as if.")
5. My friend is a great runner.When I try to catch up with her, it's like....