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Visual and Multimedia Elements (Grade 5)

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Visual and Multimedia Elements

1. 
One morning in my bedroom
I was startled by a snake,
so I picked him up and took him out
and threw him in the lake.

He returned a minute later,
meaning, no, he didn't drown,
so I put him on my bicycle
and rode him out of town.

It was hardly half an hour
till he turned up in my room,
so I packed him in a parcel
and I shipped him to Khartoum.

When I found him back again
on the succeeding afternoon
I went looking for a way that
I could blast him to the moon.

When I couldn't find a rocket
it was then I knew that, dang,
a snake is yours forever
once he eats your boomerang.

--Kenn Nesbitt

How would you read this poem aloud to capture the silly tone?



2. 
This is a form of figurative language that appeals to the senses. Most images are visual, but they can also appeal to the senses of sound, touch, taste, or smell.
  1. allusion
  2. symbolism
  3. hyperbole
  4. simile
  5. imagery
3. 
I was shaking like a leaf. My palms were sweating. My heart was pounding so loudly I was sure everyone around me could hear it. I hated presentations.

How would this passage be different if it was part of a video?
  1. Instead of describing how the character felt, it would show it
  2. It would be read aloud instead of typed out
  3. It would not be as visual
  4. It would show someone talking to someone else about the feelings
4. 
Attention all students! Attention all kids!
Hold onto your horses! Hold onto your lids!
We have just exactly the thing that you need
whenever you've way too much homework to read.

The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machine
will always makes sure that your bedroom is clean.
It loves to write book reports ten pages long,
then put all your toys away where they belong.

This wonderful gadget will do all your math,
then mop up your messes and go take your bath.
The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machine
is truly like no other gizmo you've seen.

It hangs up your clothes on their hangers and hooks,
then reads all your boring geography books.
It brings you a pillow to give you a rest,
then brushes your teeth and prepares for your test.

This thing is amazing. I'm sure you'll agree.
It feeds you dessert while you're watching T.V.
There's only one thing this device will not do.
It won't eat your Brussels sprouts; they're, like, P.U.
--Kenn Nesbitt

If reading this poem aloud, how would you read it?
  1. With a quiet voice
  2. Like a town crier in a "hear ye" voice
  3. As though I was ready a story
  4. With a very serious voice
5. 
Attention all students! Attention all kids!
Hold onto your horses! Hold onto your lids!
We have just exactly the thing that you need
whenever you've way too much homework to read.

The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machine
will always makes sure that your bedroom is clean.
It loves to write book reports ten pages long,
then put all your toys away where they belong.

This wonderful gadget will do all your math,
then mop up your messes and go take your bath.
The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machine
is truly like no other gizmo you've seen.

It hangs up your clothes on their hangers and hooks,
then reads all your boring geography books.
It brings you a pillow to give you a rest,
then brushes your teeth and prepares for your test.

This thing is amazing. I'm sure you'll agree.
It feeds you dessert while you're watching T.V.
There's only one thing this device will not do.
It won't eat your Brussels sprouts; they're, like, P.U.
--Kenn Nesbitt

Which picture would best support this poem?
  1. A picture of the person announcing the invention
  2. A picture of the author
  3. A picture of the invention
  4. A picture of a homework assignment

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