Day #23, Wednesday

It is early dismissal today team so we only have two hours together.
Remember, your essays are done and marked and you can fix them up again if you want.
Your essential questions all have comments on them as well.

New L to J terminology chat…

Do you know what an idiom is?
Do you know what irony is?
-dramatic irony
-situational irony

Can you answer the following questions?
1) What is colloquial language?

2) What is slang?

3) What is an aphorism?

The following is from
People often use the word colloquialism for slang, and slang for colloquialism. The reason for this is that quite often people take them to mean the same thing.Colloquialism and slang do overlap to a certain extent, but they are actually two distinct forms of language.

How do colloquialism and slang overlap? In other words, how are they alike? The answer to this is – they are both informal, and they are both spoken forms of language. Now one may ask if they are both informal and both spoken forms of the language, then how can they be different? Well, the difference is this –

Colloquial language is the informal language used by people in every day speech. Its form is distinct to certain people and lends them their identity. Colloquialism may be words, phrases, or complete aphorisms.

For example:
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Word – gonna
Phrase – what’s up? hey guys!
Aphorism – the rich get richer and the poor get poorer
aphorism. 1 : a concise statement of a principle. 2 : a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment : adage

Slang, on the other hand, is more informal than colloquialism. It is used only by certain groups – like teenagers or people of certain professions.  For example:

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Stinks – for “is bad”
Buzz off – for “go away”
Sick – for something that is interesting, intriguing

Other differences are:
* Colloquialism is considered standard language, but slang is not
* Colloquialism is geographically restricted, whereas slang may be used in any culture or class of society
* Colloquialism enriches a language, while slang waters it down

Moving into English.
A little something to think about as we transition.

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Let’s review last days questions:
4. How did the author use foreshadowing while explaining the reason for Aunt Alexandra’s stay with them? (1)
5. Aunt Alexandra wants the kids to be proud of their family but Atticus has been adamant that pride is not a quality that they should strive to have. Why does Atticus go along with Aunt Alexandra. What was he trying to do? (2)
6. The author used foreshadowing near the end of chapter 12. Explain (2)
7. What did Jem do that “ broke the remaining code of [their] childhood”? Judge his decision to take that action. (2)
8. Dill constantly made up tall tales. Why do you think this is? (2)

We will read Chapter 14 together.

€ I can summarize the Russian Revolution and its key components that brought forth great change. 1.46

You will have 15 minutes (while the movie is playing) to ensure you cover the learning target above! 🙂

Media Studies 20/Photography 20:
Passion Project Time
-Your essential questions are all in and done! Well done.
-Is your pre video all completed? These will be marked for you over your 4 day weekend (lucky rascals).
-Do you have a plan for your self portrait?
Ryl’s has her started… she is keeping the official one for us to see in June but here are some sneak peaks.

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