Tuesday, 12/11: Vocab, Clauses, 120 Seconds, Vladek

“Vocab, 12/11.”

    

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. It would be ___ of a dishwasher to tell the master chef  how to do things.
  6. All her emotions were released in a ___ moment on the stage as 20,000 people cheered.
  7. Much of the agriculture in the rest of the world is made up of _____(ence) farms, that barely grow enough food for the family working on it.
  8. MacGyver could ____ together almost anything from a bomb to a hang-glider from bits of trash he found lying around.
  9. Artie says Richieu’s picture on the wall of his parents’ room was a sort of _____ to him, implying that Richieu would have been a better son than he is.
  10. After the long siege, the city knew it was ____ to resist any longer…
  11. …and they finally _____(ed) to the stronger army.
  12. Though he came from a very religious family, he was still _____ about organized religion; he wasn’t sure what to think.
  13. *** _______ usually ______(s) _______.

 

Clause Examples. A clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb.

  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family.
    (Independent clause. (I) Has a subject and a verb. Could be a sentence on its own.
  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family.
    (Dependent clause. (D)  Has a subject and a verb, but cannot stand alone as a sentence.)
  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family. (NOT A CLAUSE! (NOT) No subject/verb! This is a phrase!)

“Clauses, 12/11.” – Write I, D or NOT.

  1. I sent the llama to the store before the party started.
  2. When we all finally got there.
  3. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.
  4. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.
  5. He failed the test because he ignored the warning.
  6. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.
  7. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.
  8. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.
  9. Joe ate the hot dog even though the llama told him not to.
  10. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house.
  11. Bonus for +1: If you use a dependent clause as a sentence, that mistake is called a _____

 

120 Seconds Continues!

Maus: Chapter 5 – Mouse Holes

Monday, 12/10: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #15, Clauses, Vladek

Copy homework into planner. If you have not done your 120 Seconds, you will go Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday!

“SAWS, 12/10.”
diversity (noun) variety; range
enhance (verb) to improve
migration (noun) movement from one place to another
presume (verb) to suppose; to guess; to assume
reveal (verb) to uncover; to show; to expose
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. This word comes from roots that mean “to take before.”
  5. This word’s root means “to turn in opposite directions.”
  6. This word’s root means “to uncover.”
  7. “movement from one place to another to live or work”
  8. This word’s roots meant “to make higher.”
  9. In this country, the legal system is supposed to _____ that you are innocent until they can prove you are guilty.
  10. Usually _______ follows the job market. People go where there are jobs.

 

Debrief Test #15. I know which ones I will be Husker Du-ing!

“Clauses, 12/10.”

  • A CLAUSE is a group of words that contain a subject and a verb.
  • An INDEPENDENT CLAUSE can stand alone as sentence.
  • A DEPENDENT CLAUSE cannot stand alone as a sentence.

For each boldfaced, underlined group of words say whether it is an Independent Clause, a Dependent Clause, or NOT A CLAUSE at all.

  1. Since I ate a doughnut, I felt rapturous.
  2. The llama climbed slowly up the very steep hill.
  3. Jimmy ate a doughnut; he got sick.
  4. There are some things in life that we’ll never know 
  5. You must say, “Sir,” when you say, “Mr. Coward.” 
  6. I ate a second doughnut, and I still felt good.
  7. The llama won the race although the tortoise was a faster runner.
  8. Joe ran to the store with his llama.
  9. When the llama started his company, he had nothing.  
  10. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming.

 

VLADEK!

Friday, 12/7: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #15

Prep sheet for Test #15. (Reload the test to get the latest version.)
KBARR: ___/40 Vocab H/W: ___/20 Vocab Practices: ___/13 ___/13 ___/10
Other Extra Credit: Period 5 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Periods 2 and 6 get +1. +1 for Lent. +1 for Fat Tuesday.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordy: What phrase is represented by the following?
    look kool XtXhXeXsXtXrXeXeXtX
  2. What musical instruments are represented below?
    a)  P O     b)  BA BA    c)  ECLART     d)  @ # $ %
  3. Add together each of the defined words to get a whole new word.
    Example: to shout + what you say when you feel pain = yellow.
    a) A light brown color + to leave = ____
    b) Vehicle + an animal pal = _____
    c) A store’s announcement + a type of women’s clothing  = ______
  4. These groups of three definitions describe three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter. (Example: king, ring, wing.) What are they?
    a) finished, to sleep lightly, a measured quantity     b) sneaky, to secretly observe, an enclosure for pigs
  5. What does the following group of statements represent?
    (2 word answer ending in -s. It’s sort of a Wacky Wordy too.)
    Jenni drowned Frosted Flakes.  Isaiah buried Cap’n Crunch six feet under.  Stephanie threw Rice Krispies off a cliff.  Emma shot Cocoa Puffs.

 

Test #15. Doodle Theme: Crazy Christmas Parade.

Thursday, 12/6: Vocab + Relay, 120, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: 2V!

“Vocab, 12/6.” Each word is used once. Yup, you have to do some thinking on this one.
prestige, deprive, disheveled, suave, affectation, non sequitur, acute, prevalent, ideology, zealous

  1. The root of this word was Latin for influence. _____
  2. The root of this word was Latin for having greater power _____
  3. The root of this word was Latin for not in sequence. _____
  4. The root of this word was Latin for jealous. _____
  5. The root of this word was Latin for agreeable. ______
  6. The root of this word was Latin for needle. _____
  7. The root of this word was Old French for hair. _____
  8. The root of this word was Latin for trickery or illusion. _______
  9. The root of this word was Latin for form or pattern. _____
  10. The roots of this word were Latin for completely away from public life. _____

 

Vocab Relay! Only 10 words! How fast can you go?

120 Seconds Continues.

Vladek Continues. Artie very often shows Vladek telling his story as he pedals his exercise bike. What is this a good metaphor for?

Questions from tomorrow’s test:

  • Since Vladek and Anja’s family is not getting enough food coupons to eat, how are they getting enough food?
  • Why is Vladek’s brother-in-law, Wolfe, not too worried about the way things are for them now?
  • How does Vladek make money after he loses his factory after coming home from the POW camp?
  • How does Vladek’s father-in-law (Anja’s dad) help him after his first close call on the street?
  •  Who “survived me my life,” according Vladek, when he hid Vladek in his apartment during a roundup.
  • What does Vladek suggest that Anja refuses?

 

Wednesday, 12/5: Vocab, 120, Vladek

Checking SMYK’s.

“Vocab, 12/5.”
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  1. Give the antonym for this guy’s look. ______
  2. (2) Figure #2 shows the effects of sleep _____(ation) which is very ____ in today’s society.
  3. _____ (He’s pretty ____ about coloring.)
  4. _____ (Not non sequitur.)
  5. During the Nazi occupation of Poland there was a(n) ______ shortage of food and other necessities in the Jewish community. (Not prevalent.)
  6. In The Outsiders, the Socs had both wealth and social _______.
  7. Fifth period seems to like to interrupt the class with various ______(s) and random questions.
  8. The con man _____(ly) convinced the old lady that he was in love with her in order to steal her money.
  9. During the period between Mardis Gras and Easter, you are supposed to _____ yourself of something you like. It’s supposed to be a difficult thing to do.  (Bonus: What is this period of time called? Bonus 2: What does Mardis Gras mean?)
  10. (2) The transfer of the 1936 Olympics to another country would have damaged Germany’s _____, so they enforced their racist laws less _____(ly) during that time.
  11. * Near the end of The Midwife’s Apprentice, Alyce is ______ about what path to take with her life.

120 Seconds Continues…

Vladek’s Story Continues…

Tuesday, 12/4: SAWs, Debrief Test #14 (Yay), Vocab, 120 Seconds, Maus

Correct yesterday’s SAWs. +2 for 10/10, +1 for 8 or 9/10.

“Vocab, 12/4.”
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  1. ____. (Bonus: Who is this?)
  2. ____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Nuremberg laws _____(ed) the Jews of the right to vote and be citizens.
  6. The Nazi _____ included racial purity.
  7. A heart attack is a(n) ____ sign of an ongoing disease.
  8. His accent was a(n) ____; he wasn’t really from France.
  9. (see #8) He just thought it made him sound _______.
  10. The camp counselors were too ____ in enforcing the rules, so it wasn’t much fun.
  11. I like turtles” is funny because the line is such a(n) _____.
  12. The Queen of England has ____ but no real power.
  13. * The roots of this word mean “beneath stand thing.”

Go over Test #14. Nice!

120 Seconds!

 

Vladek.

Monday, 12/3: Homework, SAWs, SRI

Copy homework into planner. 120 Seconds begins tomorrow! We will go over the test tomorrow.

“SAWs, 12/3.”
fundamental (adjective) central; essential; basic
alter (verb) to change
conflicted (adjective) undecided; having feelings that clash
substitute (verb) to replace
compound (noun) mixture
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____(the picture on the right)
  6. Your excuse does not ____ the fact that you are guilty.
  7. At Laguna, ______ teachers are called guest teachers.
  8. Ponyboy was ______ about being a greaser.
  9. There used to be PSA commercials on tv that said “Reading is ____,” with the emphasis on the first three letters. Get it? It’s important and basic, and it’s enjoyable.
  10. A ____ sentence is made up of two or more sentences, properly connected.

 

SRI – Round II.

Get a Chromebook. Log in. Open Chrome. Come here to middleschool.mrcoward.com.

Click:  https://h100000583.education.scholastic.com/slms/studentaccess

Click the blue RI icon on the lower left. Follow the directions. Make a note of your score. The last time we did this was 9/4. You should have written your number down back then. Compare!

Here is the chart of YEAR-END Proficiency Ranges.

If you finish early, start your vocab definitions. Link to Learnersdictionary.com.