Show What You Know

Estimated Time: 30-40 minutes


Dictate the passage from the Brave Writer Boomerang or from one of the passages you copied in your journal from Read, Write, Learn.

  • Be careful to punctuate and capitalize correctly and watch for spelling. If you make any errors, correct them.

If you have never used dictation before:

  • ​​Dictation just means the student writes the copywork from memory while the teacher reads it aloud. The student should be familiar enough with the passage to accurately spell, capitalize and punctuate the passage.

Literary Elements

From the reading this week you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What types of conflict do you find in your reading?
  • What similes and metaphors did you find?

After you have answered these questions (turn them in to your parent if required), you can read some examples below.

This is not a comprehensive list, but is meant to guide you and provide examples of what you might find.


  • Man vs Man - It feels that Beatty might just have it out for Guy Montag.
  • Man vs Technology - Guy feels that The Hound is not friendly to him.


  • She had a very thin face like the dial of a small clock
  • He wore his happiness like a mask
  • His wife stretched on the a body displayed on the lid of a tomb
  • Her face was like a snow-covered island
  • tremendous ripping sound as if tow giant hands had torn ten thousand miles of black linen down the seam.
  • covered with their dust like a strange snow
  • slid down into your stomach like a black cobra
  • It was like a great bee coming home from some field
  • It's like a lesson in ballistics
  • tumbling through like boys all rollick and shout
  • it was like a snowy feather
  • as if stamped there with fiery steel
  • books lay like giant mounds of fishes


  • faintest breath of fresh apricots and strawberries in the air
  • Montag was cut in half
  • The woman on the bed was no more than a hard stratum of marble they had reached
  • eyes of puff adders
  • face a mask of ice
  • pianostring scurry of rat feet
  • violin squeaking of mice
  • titles glittered their golden eyes


  • This week we are only going to focus on dashes. Review the definition of dashes then correct the passage below. You can check your work by referring to the book.

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