Monday, 5/7: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 32,Tom Sawyer

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“SAWs, 5/7.” Each twice. Attribute 3x; 2 for the noun def. and 1 for the verb def.
economic (adjective): financial, related to money
multicultural (adjective): related to more than one culture
attribute (noun): skill, feature
attribute (verb): give credit for
facilitate (verb): to make a process easy or possible
distinct (adjective): different or noticeable



Go over Test #32. OMGOMGOMG.


Tom Sawyer. Let’s learn to smoke!


Monday, 4/16 (36): Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #29, Tom Sawyer!

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“SAWs, 4/16.”
specify (verb): to clearly define
establish (verb): to cause to be recognized and accepted
cohesive (adjective): unified
constrain (verb): to hold back or limit
xenophobia (noun): a fear of foreign people


Go over Test #29.

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”


Tom Sawyer!

  1. What would you do for fun in 1835?
  2. What chore/work did you always want to do as a kid, but now that you have to do it, you don’t want to any more?
  3. Slang: truck, lick, dander up, powerful warm, lam, suck eggs


Read the Author’s Preface.
What two reasons does Mark Twain give for writing this book?

Chapter 1.


Monday, 4/9 (47): Homework, SAWs, Husker Du, The Flying Machine

Welcome back! Just over 9 weeks left!

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“SAWs, 4/9.”
conclusion (2), recite (3), allegiance (1), signify (2), principle (2)






“Husker Du 4/9.” Everybody has Test #8.
Unscramble into one smooth sentence. Do not add or subtract any words. Punctuate!
–the electrical outlet   –grabbing   –Crazy Cathy   –the cat’s tail   –headed for



“The Flying Machine” by Ray Bradbury.

How might this story connect to The Giver and “Old Glory”?

Pssssst. Act!

Monday, 3/26: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #28, Wheel of Doom!

Welcome to the Fourth Quarter!

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“SAWs, 3/26.”
generate (verb): to produce
derive (verb): to obtain from (derivative)
advantage (noun): quality that gives someone a better chance than others
consume (verb): to use up
contaminate (verb): to poison; to pollute



Go over Test #28. Most of you did well.


Wheel of Doom.

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period One: Test #12 – 2,3,4,14,15

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period Two: Test #7 – 1,2,8,17,18

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period Three: Test #23 – 11,12,13,14,23

“Husker Du, 3/26.” – Period Five: Test #13 – 5,7,8,10,11


Work on Giver Book >< Giver Movie Essay.

Monday, 3/19: Homework, SAWs, WoD, Debrief Test #27, Givah

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“SAWs, 3/19.” 
disperse (verb): to spread out; to scatter or send in different directions
catalyze (verb): to cause or make happen more quickly  (catalyst = noun)
segregation (noun): separation based on a certain quality, especially race  (segregate = verb)
reform (noun): change to improve something
injustice (noun): unfairness, especially involving people’s rights



Wheel of Doom.

“Husker Du, 3/19.”

Period One – Test #1: 5,7,14,18,21

Period Two – Test #23: 3,5,6,11,14

Period Three – Test #6: 6,8,12,13,18

Period Five –  Test #19: 3,7,13,19,20


Go over Test #27. Hmmmm.


Dah Givah.

How does movie version of the sledding scene change the story, if at all?