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L.A. Quick Quiz #2 - Answers

The following definitions are from ... answers will vary for limerick and haiku poem.

1. Define "limerick". 1. A light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba. 2. a form of comic verse consisting of five lines [allegedly from will you come up to Limerick? a refrain sung between nonsense verses at a party]

2. Write a limerick about a spider, apple tree, or blanket. Answers will vary.

3. Define "haiku". 1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
2. A poem written in this form.

4. Write a haiku poem about anything. You choose. Answers will vary.

Good work!

L.A. Quick Quiz #2



Answer the following. Definitions will be noted in the next post.

1. Define "limerick".

2. Write a limerick about a spider, apple tree, or blanket.

3. Define "haiku".

4. Write a haiku about anything. You choose.

Good work!

Posting Are Behind

We're a little behind in posting Double EE's assignments, quizes and worksheets to this blog so please be patient while we go through a little transition in this family. (Hubby's out of town 5 days a week - hard since we're still somewhat newlyweds).

What school-type assignments would you like to see on this blog?

L.A. Quick Quiz #1 - Answers

Grade 4. Here are the answers to the Quick Quiz #1 for Language Arts. Any of the following definitions (from or something similar should be fine:

1. Define "simile". Definition: a form of expression using `like' or `as', in which one thing is compared to another which it only resembles in one or a small number of ways... 'Her hair was like silk' is a simile.

2. Write a sentence showing a "simile". Answers will vary.

3. Define "metaphor". Definition: a form of expression (not using `like' or `as') in which a quality or characteristic is given to a person or thing by using a name, image, adjective etc normally used of something else which has similar qualities etc 'He's a tiger when he's angry' is an example of (a) metaphor.

4. Write a sentence showing a "metaphor". Answers will vary.

5. Define "onomatopoeia". Definition: The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

6. Write a sentence showing an "onomatopoeia". Answers will vary.

7. Define "hyperbole". Definitions:
1. an obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “She’s as big as a house.”

8. Write a sentence showing a "hyperbole". Answers will vary.

9. Define "personification". Definitions:
1. The act of personifying.
2. A person or thing typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification: "He's invisible, a walking personification of the Negative" Ralph Ellison.
3. A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form, as in Hunger sat shivering on the road or Flowers danced about the lawn. Also called prosopopeia.
4. Artistic representation of an abstract quality or idea as a person.

10. Write a sentence showing "personification". Answers will vary.

L.A. Quick Quiz #1



This is a Quick Quiz for Language Arts, Grade 4. The answers will be in a separate post.

1. Define "simile".

2. Write a sentence showing a "simile".

3. Define "metaphor".

4. Write a sentence showing a "metaphor".

5. Define "onomatopoeia".

6. Write a sentence showing an "onomatopoeia".

7. Define "hyperbole".

8. Write a sentence showing a "hyperbole".

9. Define "personification".

10. Write a sentence showing "personification".

Recommended Book: Home Learning Year by Year

This is what I call my bible for working with my now Tween. "Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School" by Rebecca Rupp.

My copy of this book is quite dog-eared. I bought it when my Tween was kicked out of kindergarten. They said he was too hyper and he wouldn't stop calling out the answers to the questions put to the class. Then when they confronted me about this and told me to either put him on medication or take him out... I took him out. I found a home daycare where he stayed while I worked (fulltime) and in the evenings, we worked on what we needed to. This book helped me see where we were and were we needed to be. I still have "w.o." written in margins (working on).

I got ambitious one week 3 or 4 years ago and planned out his entire curriculum through high school. This book was invaluable to that process. And it saved me time. I haven't had to do many revisions since that one time.

The book goes through preschool to 12th grade, and discusses, at appropriate age level, language arts (literature, writing, listening and speaking skills, study skills), math, history (american and world), geography, science (physical, life, earth/space), foreign language, art, music and health/physical education. It even gives books to read at the different levels, and some great resources.

We aren't at the right level for all subjects: some we're behind and some we're ahead. But I highly recommend this book for anyone who even supplements their child's education by doing work at home. Even better, get it so you'll know how close your child is at being at the appropriate level. Check it out!