Tuesday, 2/4: Spelling, Vocab, Clauses, 600 Words, Vladek

“Spellling, 2/4.”  Write the incorrectly spelled word correctly, or if they are all correct, write “all correct.” NOT COLLABORATIVE! DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR SPELLING LIST!

  1. a) revision  b) requirement  c) beleivable  d) all correct
  2. a) insurence  b) security  c) separately  d) all correct
  3. a) cooperation  b) moveable  c) ignorance  d) all correct
  4. a) maturity  b) narrative  c) creative  d) all correct
  5. What is the rule that this week’s spelling words follow?
  6. Bonus: Find the other spelling mistake in this warm up.

NOT Checking Vocab Definitions, but we hope you did them!

“Vocab, 2/4.” * = AW.
Mike Wong1 get_out_of_jail_free 400 Mum-Daughter 

  1. _____ Pic of a sign with the NIKE swoosh that says Mike Wong, with the W being an upside down McDonald’s logo.
  2. _____ A “Get Out of Jail Free” card from a Monopoly game.
  3. _____ A pic of a kitty in the corner with his front paws in the air, and saying, “I give up!”
  4. _____ Pic of a teenager throwing her hands in the air in anger and rolling her eyes at her mom.
  5. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” -Aristotle. ______
  6. If you search more systematically, instead of so ____(ly), you will be more likely to find whatever you’re looking for.
  7. During the summer, without something to do, some kids can get very _____ and end up not doing much of anything.
  8. After she fell, she got up and tested her leg _____(ly) to see if it would support her weight.
  9. She was always very _____ about her work. That’s why she got A’s.
  10. Many rappers “sing” the praises of “bling” and _____ consumption.
  11. The  _____ student copied his essay from the internet.
  12. (2*) He saw a ____ increase in his test scores after he started studying. Que milagro! It wasn’t just ____ talk from Mr. Coward.

“S/CD/CX, 2/4.” S, CD, CX, Frag, RO

  1. The llama was being petulant , so his mom ate the cheeselog.
  2. His doctor recommended buying a llama and going water-skiing.
  3. The llama thought he was OK until he wasn’t.
  4. When you use a dependent clause as a sentence.
  5. Even though he knew it was a mistake, the llama ate the doughnut anyway.
  6. The crew checked the llama , and the captain prepared her for the sea.
  7. The llama climbed languidly up the very steep hill balancing a duck on his head.
  8. You join two Independent Clauses they are joined improperly.

 

600 Words/Interviews! This week’s dates are 1/28-2/4. If you are finished with your actual interview, you may begin writing it up. If you don’t wait until the last minute to write your essay, you interview essay will count for next week’s 600 Words… but only the words you write on it up until Monday night.

Some examples of interviews write ups are below.


“Hello Papa. I was wondering if you had time to start the interview right now?” I sent the text to my Grandpa, whom I refer to as Papa. “Sure, that’ll be fine. I’ll get ready” he sent back. I grabbed my notebook and pencils, questions, and tape recorder and headed into the office room. We had set up a week ago to FaceTime; he said he would be glad to answer my questions. The window right next to the computer was making a lot of noise, so I shut it. I logged into FaceTime, and got a call from Papa a few minutes after.

He was FaceTiming me from his iPad camera, situated in the living room. He held the iPad at an upward angle, showing most of the top of his head. I started the recorder and we got started.

Papa has short, dark grey hair that is very soft and thin. He has a large bald spot on the top of his head, and the bald spot always looks shiny. He has yellow looking teeth and a smile that lights up the entire room. Papa’s eyes are a sky blue, protected by square glasses that catch every glimpse of light. His ears are big, so are his smile wrinkles and dimples.

Papa’s voice is deep but smooth, sometimes replaced by coughing. He has a very distinct scent that sticks to all of his clothes. Papa is 75 years old and lives near the sea in San Diego, California. He was originally born in Canada. Papa is fond of traveling to very different places and playing golf with his friends. He is very laid back and chill, and laughs with a smile you can see in his eyes. He is very intelligent and “tech savvy” as well. Papa enjoys to write letters to me, and I enjoy writing back.


Anne Bachmann is 74 years old, and is fit for her age. She swims every day at 5:30 AM for one hour at a swimming club close to her house. She looks like a very kind person, and she is. She has light brown hair that is thin and vibrant blue eyes. Her voice is very inviting and sweet, light but demanding. She has many wrinkles, because she smiles so much. Her smile is amazing. It could easily make anyones day. Her teeth aren’t quite white, but they definitely aren’t yellow.
    I chose this person because she does so much even at her age, and she’s a pretty awesome grandma. I asked her if she would like to do the interview at my great uncles, and she said she would love to, so we scheduled a phone call later the next day. This interview took place over phone. I’m in my room with my pencil, questions, and computer  at the ready. I pick up my phone and dial my grandpa’s and grandma’s home phone because my grandma doesn’t know how to use her Samsung Galaxy S6. I look at the questions and start to right down the first question. “Hi grandma.”
    “Hey there Joey!”
    “Are you ready to start the interview?”
    “Sure, what’s the first question?” And the interview began.

My grandma, who I call Lita, seemed to enjoy being interviewed and showed appreciation for the challenge of remembering what it was like growing up. A few times, she had to really think about a question, and might even ask my grandpa, who I call Lito, who may have the answer to the question. Lito is not as talkative as Lita, so he wasn’t extensively descriptive with his answers. When Lita saw I was taking notes, she would slow down the pace of her talking so I could write. She was thoughtful and kind, and I had a fun time interviewing her.

When Lita is concentrating, she sticks her tongue slightly out of her mouth. I saw her do this multiple times while asking questions. I also noticed that she had a soccer game on in the background and every once in awhile she would turn to Lito and ask if their team had scored.

Lita has light grey, smooth, soft hair. She wears glasses with little nose pads and an oval rim. Her voice is happy and bubbly. When she speaks it is like the room lights up. I love talking to her! Since she lives in Washington, the home state of rain, she usually wears a sweatshirt and jeans, but in the summer she wears nice t-shirts and occasionally a tank top with shorts.

 


Vladek

Tuesday, 1/28: Vocab, Complex v. Compound, 600 Words, Vladek

“Vocab, 1/28.”
       

  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 42,000 locations worldwide, Subway Sandwich places are _____.
  10. Mr. Coward is not happy about Zoltan’s less than _____ papers. They are very difficult to decipher, and scores might get entered incorrectly.
  11. (2) Whenever she was _____, she always seemed to find _____ in her music.

 

“Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences.”
I = Independent Clause  D = Dependent Clause.
(S) Simple Sentence (S) = One I.
(CD) Compound Sentence (CD)  = I + I, joined by a comma and one of the FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
(CX) Complex Sentence (CX) = I + D or D + I, joined by although, since, because, while, when, if… etc.)

“S/CD/CX, 1/28.”  Write S, CD, or CX for each sentence.

  1. I like turtles   because they are cute.
  2. The llama is a quadruped   with fins for swimming.
  3. I sent the llama to the store   before the party started.
  4. Katy tried to call me  , but   my phone was dead.
  5. You would like it   if you were a llama.
  6. Herbie the llama ate some pizza  , so   he didn’t want dinner.
  7. He failed the test   after he ignored the warning.
  8. He forgot to practice  , yet   he still did well.
  9. Jenni ate the hot dog  , and   she got sick.
  10. Because Jenni ate the hot dog,   she got sick.
  11. Bonus for +1: Why is #10 a “better” sentence than #9?

 

Checking 600 Words. Dates 1/21 – 1/28. Make chart and double check sheets.
Topics for your consideration:

  1. Describe a clothing fashion (fad, hit song, TV show) you like or dislike. Why?
  2. Is there too much violence on TV? In the movies? What makes you think so? If so, what effects might that have on kids?
  3. If you could invite 2-3 figures from history to dinner, whom would they be? Why them? Maybe even show the dinner, especially the conversation. Example: Hitler, Jesus, Albert Einstein (who was Jewish).
  4. What is your favorite word, and why?
  5. “Kids today…”
  6. How to impress your teacher…
  7. Top ten most boring (or exciting or interesting or fun) things, and why!
  8. Turn you paper over and make a dot anywhere on the page. Stare at it for awhile. Now turn your paper over and start writing about what it could be and/or mean.
  9. If I could talk to__________, I would say…
  10. Write a commercial (complete with a jingle) for yourself…for your favorite class…for your favorite…???

 

 

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