Day One! ZOOM Link! Fun!

Well, Here we go. Please click the Zoom link below 5 minutes before your class starts.

I. Welcome and Roll

II. Mr. Coward’s Website and how we roll. Have this web page open with your Zoom Window!

Get a notebook! Get an Independent Reading book!

III. Homework for the “Week.”

Each “week” is really two weeks since we meet only every other day.

IV. Vocabulary Homework.

V. Analogies. Practice for Vocab.
x : y :: a : b.
Translation: is related to y in the same way that a is related to b.
Example –> ice : melt :: garbage : rot.

In Notebook: “Warm Up, 8/24/2020.”  Copy!

  1. tobacco : cigarette : : meat : _____
  2. boxer : athlete :: chair : ______
  3. Which is correct: “18 plus 19 is 36,” or “18 plus 19 are 36″?

VI. Afternoon Minutes. 10 people/period/day at first, until I have talked to everyone, and then we’ll talk about how we’re gonna use that time.



Time? AMA!



Monday, 3/9: Homework, AW’s, Wheel of Doom, Debrief Test #25, Giver

Homies: Viral Kindness Video.

Copy homework into planner.

“AW’s, 3/9.”

generate (verb): to produce
derive (verb): to obtain from
advantage (noun): quality that gives someone a better chance than others
consume (verb): to use up
contaminate (verb): to poison; to pollute




“Husker Du 3/9.” Period One – Test #

“Husker Du 3/9.” Period Two – Test #

“Husker Du 3/9.” Period Five – Test #

“Husker Du 3/9.” Period Six – Test #


Debrief Test #25. Not too bad!


Dah Givah, chapter 14…

Monday, 2/24: Homework, AW’s, Debrief Test #23, Harrison Bergeron

Copy homework into planner.

“AW’s, 2/24.”

candidate:  a person who is being considered for a job, position, award, etc.
campaign: a series of activities designed to produce a particular result
ethics:  rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad
issue: an important subject or topic  OR  to go, come, or flow out from OR  a version of a newspaper, magazine, etc.
neutralize: to counteract or cancel the effect of

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6. Water purity is a public health _____.
7. The soldiers tried to _____ the attack by dividing the invading army.
8. The group launched a _____to protect the area from commercial development.
9. Our son is a _____ for the Player of the Year award.
10. Unscrupulous means without ______.

Debrief Test #23.

Hand out Giver Books and record numbers. Incentive for bringing books! Payment for not!

Read ch 1 tonight. Quiz tomorrow!

Finish Maus.  Discuss:

  1. Art Spiegelman has said that the final page of Maus II really has at least three endings. With your group, discuss what stories they might be endings of. Be ready to point out which panels or images end each story.
  2. When MAUS was published, the Washington Post said, “…impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”  What do you think about that? Do you think it’s true? Could MAUS have been anything but a comic and been as powerful?  Why or why not?

Equality vs Equity…

What is the difference between being fair and being equal?

What are the root causes of conflict between people?

Think about the TZ, “Number 12 Looks Just Like You.” (8:02) Is what the doctor says true sometimes? What about social media?

What are the best ways to deal with inequality?

Begin “Harrison Bergeron”  aloud…