Unit 29 - Practice Book page 144-146

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Practice Literary Elements: Name Protagonist and Hyperbole The main character in a story is called the protagonist. Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration to make a point or create a sense of drama. Read the passage below. Then answer the questions that follow. Devin was amazed by what he saw when he jumped into the water. Through his mask, he could see different kinds of fish flitting around the coral. “There must be a million of them,” he thought to himself. Some shimmered so brightly that they must have been made of silver. Others were bright blue, red, and yellow. It was as if a museum full of paintings had been turned into fish and let loose among the coral. To his left he could see his sister Brianna swimming near a big fan- shaped piece of coral. He motioned toward the surface, and they both swam up and stuck their heads out. “Is this great or what?” Devin asked. “Yeah!” said Brianna. “I’m going to spend my whole vacation out here.” 1. Who is the story’s protagonist? What are two examples of hyperbole from the story? 2. 3. © Macmillan /McGraw-Hill Use hyperbole to create your own description of a coral reef. 4. At Home: Together with the student, take turns using At Home in the Coral Reef 144 Grade 4/Unit 4 hyperbole to describe things in your home.

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