Thursday, 2/23: Commas, Vocab + Relay, INTERVIEWS!

Tomorrow’s Test: Commas, Vocab, Vladek, Husker Du.

Finish Vladek’s story.

“Vocab, 2/23.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. After he missed the tying field goal, the kicker was _____.
  7. When the little girl gets tired, she gets ____, and pouts about everything. (Not dejected.)
  8. Mr. Coward’s student assistant is not happy about Jhonny’s less than _____ papers. They are very difficult to decipher, and scores might get entered incorrectly.
  9. The light in the room didn’t seem to come from any one source; it just sort of ______(ed)  the walls, casting a soft glow.
  10. It is taking us awhile to ______ the concepts of compound and complex sentences.
  11. (2) When your sadness is _____(ed), your soul has found ___. (Awww.)

 

Vocab Relay!

Go get a Chromie! Begin Writing  Biographical Sketch. The final draft is due next Thursday, 3/2.

NOT PREPARED TODAY? 1. Go here AND print the handout. Do the exercise online and on the sheet. You must receive 18/20 to move to the next step.  2. Do extra credit vocab sentences in your notebook…except they aren’t extra credit. Both are due tomorrow.

Create a Google Doc First! We will print it and copy it to your blog on Thursday!  

Wednesday, 2/22: Commas, Vocab, Vladek

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“Commas, 2/22!”

  1. If you don’t already know today we’re going to learn to cut and paste kids!
  2. Lloyd the llama author of a best-selling book and renowned rocket scientist was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Poetry.
  3. The llama that she rode to the wedding looked very pretty.
  4. The llama jerky was soft but satisfying.
  5. Because the llama missed the bus he was late for his very important appointment.
  6. Please no smoking food or beverages in the classroom!
  7. Most of the time travelers worry about their luggage getting lost.
  8. I played video games for hours with my friend the llama.
  9. Sid waited for the llama to arrive so he could get a ride in his hot new Camaro.
  10. commas

 

“Vocab, 2/22.”
     

  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. The man finally ______(ed) his intense thirst with a drink from the fountain.
  7. The smell of brownies _____ the house and made me very hungry.
  8. The goal of immigrants used to be _____(ion), but these days people are proud of their differences.
  9. With more than 24,000 locations, Subway sandwich places are _____.
  10. (2) Whenever she was _____, she always seemed to find _____ in her music.

 

Vladek.

Tuesday, 2/21: Copy Homework, Commas(!), Debrief Test 23, Art Spiegelman

Copy homework into assignment book.

INTERVIEWS ARE DUE THURSDAY!

Do Part A on pink sheet. Use the caret symbol to show where the commas go.

Debrief Test #23.  Hrrrrrmmmm.

Listening Exercise: Art Spiegelman interview excerpt. (1:30-3:07)
Questions to listen for answers for.

  1. What do you think the opening quote about the 5000 pound mouse means?
  2. How does Spiegelman feel about Maus being taught everywhere in schools?
  3. According to Spiegelman, what is the real purpose of Maus?
  4. Why does he say comics are an especially good form for showing memories?
  5. What do you think the word ubiquitous means?

 

Vladek.

 

Friday, 2/17: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 23

Prep sheet for Test #23:
Vocab Homework: ___/20
Vocab Practices: ___/13  ___/12              KBARR: ___/35
Other Extra Credit: +1 for period 1,2,6 for vocab relay. +3 for period 3.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Try to figure out the noun or adjective that is common to all the items each group.
    • a) person, clock, cliff
    • b) feather,  torch,  low-calorie
    • c) fishing rod, actor, checkout counter
  2. What three-letter word can be added to spaces below to form four words? (Same three-letter word all four times.)
    T__ __ __ SIT,  ST __ __ __ D,  F __ __ __ TIC
    B __ __ __ D
  3. The following not only describes a famous monument, but is an anagram for its name. What is it?   Built to Stay Free.
  4. Cross out six letters and you’ll find an easy word. What is the word?  SBAIXNLETATNERSAS
  5. A donkey behind another donkey,
    I’m behind that second donkey,
    But there is a whole nation behind me.
    It is a murder you can describe in a word: ______
  6. For each, find a three-letter word that ends the first word and begins the second word.
    a) birth _ _ _ light       b) knock _ _ _ line

 

Doodle Theme: The Perfect Day.

Thursday, 2/16: Commas, Vocab + Relay, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: (Already?) Commas, Vocab, Husker Du, Vladek.

“Commas, 2/16.” Insert commas, give reasons. Some need more than one comma for more than one reason.

  1. The wild llama in fact is a vicious predator.
  2. She wanted to tame the wild llama but it was too much for her.
  3. There was a very ancient ancestor to the llama which had giant razor sharp claws.
  4. If you come to the dance please don’t wear white people.
  5. The funny sign should have said Slow Children Crossing.
  6. I asked my BFF the llama whether he wanted an orange chicken or taco salad.
  7. Until you’ve tasted llama jerky you haven’t really eaten.
  8. We climbed to the top of the mountain although the llama was scared.

“Vocab, 2/16.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. “Are you _____(ing) that I’m a liar?”
  4. We ran out of the ingredients for the recipe, so we had to ______.
  5. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  6. Years of work were needed for the CIA agent to _____ himself into the terrorist organization.
  7. After three warnings, Scott was _____(ed) to the “naughty chair.”
  8. The students in the MP are far from _____ when it comes to cleaning up after themselves at break and lunch.  
  9. The annoying kids taunted the dog over the fence until he was _____(ed) enough to jump it. 
  10. Mr. Coward does not _______ the use of phones in class.
  11. Some people think that the Narnia series is a religious  _________, with Aslan the lion representing Christ.
  12. Which one is the allegory?  a) Using animals instead of people in Maus.  b) The early bird gets the worm.  c) “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”  d) He slept like a rock.  e) B and D.  f) All are allegories.  g) None are allegories.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!!

 

Vladek.

 

Wednesday, 2/15: Commas, Vocab, Vladek

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“Commas +, 2/15.” Place commas in each sentence that needs them and give the reason/rule from the list. Some might need more than one comma for more than one reason. For #9: Combine into one smooth sentence with proper punctuation.

  1. We waited in a long line to climb to the top of the giant wheel of cheese but it was a disappointment.
  2. I didn’t want to wake you up until I had to.
  3. Quiet little Johnny who wouldn’t hurt a living thing on purpose had taken a human life.
  4. This easy fun exercise will help you I believe with your llama woes.
  5. Eddie Baby please ask your dog Caesar to leave the cat alone.
  6. Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.
  7. Before eating vegetables wash them thoroughly.
  8. Until I ate that doughnut I didn’t know happiness.

  9. You must report it. You are in a car accident. There is no damage.

 

“Vocab, 2/15.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. I didn’t like his ____(ion) that I wasn’t good enough to make the team.
  5. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  6. The old photographs were all ______(ed) to the attic because nobody looked at them any more.
  7. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  8. He tried to _____ himself into the “cool crowd” by hanging around A LOT.
  9. Some people see boxing as legally ______(ed) violence.
  10. This word’s roots mean “to bend/lean inward.” ______
  11. Now that he had found religion, the former criminal wanted ______ for the things he had done.
  12. (2) He fooled his pursuers with a _____ trick that he ______(ed) on the spot.

 

Vladek.

Tuesday, 2/14: Copy Homework, Commas, Debrief Test #22, Vladek

Copy homework into planner.

Commas Pink Sheet p193.
Letter each of the rules A-H. As you do the sentences 1-9, write which rule you used to insert the proper commas.

Debrief Test #22. Muuuuuch Better!

Vladek.
Find/Think of examples that demonstrate various aspects of Vladek’s personality.

  • Stubbornness
  • Persistence
  • Skinflintiness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Loyalty
  • Pride
  • Skillfulness
  • Selfishness
  • Selflessness
  • Courage