Friday, 12/5: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #15




Prep sheet for Test #15.
KBARR: ___/40      Maus Quiz: ___/15
Vocab H/W: ___/20      Vocab Practices: ___/13  ___/13   ___/10
Other Extra Credit: Per5iod gets +3 for Vocab Relay. All others get +1. +2 for 10/10 on AW’s on Monday.


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. IMPORTANT! CHOOSE A FOR QUESTION #14 which really isn’t a question!

Doodle Theme: Extra- Terrestrial Christmas Parade

Thursday, 12/5: New Groups, Vocab, Work on 120 Intro, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vladek and Vocab and  maybe Husker Du from Test #13.

“Vocab 12/5.” Each word is used once. Yup, you have to do some thinking on this one. Don’t necessarily do them in order! Do the ones you know first and cross them off the list
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. _____

Vocabulary Relay! Only 10 Words; how fast can you go?


Prep for 120 Seconds. Writing your intro. You need about 200 words. If you don’t have a book yet, we need to talk. NOW!

  1. Start with a little hook:
    • Imagine yourself…
    • Throughout history mankind has…
    • It was a dark and stormy night…
    • What do you call a… (joke)
    • Once upon a time…
    • Have you ever wondered…
    • What if…
    • Jimmy was a boy who…
    • Scary, gripping, and difficult to put down…
    • Etc.
  2. Give us the required info:
    • Title
    • Author
    • Genre (Not just fiction/non; we want something like romance, sci fi, horror, mystery, fantasy, comedy, historical fiction, etc.)
  3. Time for the 5 W’s for the BOOK:
    • This is the story of…
    • This book is about…
    • Set in the future…
    • Not too much detail; you have less than a minute.
  4. Now to set up the PASSAGE:
    • This is the part of the book where…
    • This is the scene when…
    • _____ is about to _____


Correct Maus Quiz from yesterday.  (15p)  Trade ‘n grade.

  1. (2) What things does Artie say have “taken their toll” on his father?
  2. What physical sign does Vladek still have from the concentration camps?
  3. Why is Chapter One called “The Sheik”?  (Because…)
  4. On p14, the circular panel marks the beginning of Vladek’s story in the past. Where do we first interrupt that story, and come back to the present for a moment? (page and panel)
  5. Maus is told in ____ person. a) 1st b) 2nd c) 3rd d) 4th
  6. What year did Vladek meet Anja? (p17)
  7. Why does Anja want to break her engagement with Vladek before they married?
  8. (quote) What promise to his father does Artie break?
  9. Why does Vladek threaten to end the engagement with Anja?
    Character ID. Identify each person either by name (if given) or by explanation.
  10. p13, panel 4, the one in the dress.
  11. (2) p17, panel 2, both characters.
  12. p20, panel 1, the person with the cigarette.
  13. p20, last panel, the person on the right.


Vladek aloud.

Copy homework into planner.

120 Seconds begins next week on Tuesday. Better start practicing!


AWs, 12/2.”
fundamental (adjective) central; essential; basic
alter (verb) to change
conflicted (adjective) undecided; having feelings that clash
substitute (verb) to replace
compound (noun) mixture
change shutterstock_55013197   

  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.


Correct Test #14.


Maus by Art Spiegelman. Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1992. It took him 13 years.

“Maus, 12/2/19.”   Read the first two pages:

Translate his father’s last sentence into a normal English sentence.  What does he mean?

Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.

Artie, Vladek, Anja, Lucia Greenberg, Anja’s mom, Mala

Friday, 11/15: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #13

Prep sheet for Test #13:
KBARR: ___/30
RBC Remote: ___/17 (Stamp for h/w=10)
RBC Web Pages: ___/17 (stamp for h/w = 10)

Vocabulary:  ___/15  ___/15  ___/15
Other Extra Credit: +1 for every unscrambled sentence.


Mental Floss.

  1. Which one of the following does not belong with the others? Why? (Not a trick. Must get the reason correct.)
    binoculars, eyeglasses, goggles, handlebars, jeans, pliers, scissors, shoes, tweezers
  2. Where can you finish reading several books before you finish even one sentence?
  3. How many sides does a circle have? Explain.
  4. I have three of the same digit. Put together they make twelve. The digit is not 4. What digit is it?
  5. Their are for mestakes in this teaser. Name all the errors.
  6. What is the English word that can be formed using all these letters? PNLLEEEESSSSS.

Test #13

Doodle Theme: The Perfect Day!

Friday, 11/1: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #11

Assembly Schedule (6th Period). Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at lunch.

Prep sheet for Test #11:
KBAR:___/20 Proofreading Bonus:+___ 20 points were possible. For every point above 15, give yourself +1.
Vocab Homework: ___/20      Vocab Practices: ___/13 ___/15  
Other Extra Credit: +3 for period 5 for Vocab Relay. Period 2 gets +2. +2 for Cerro San Luis. +2 for 9/9 on AW’s.


Mental Floss.

  1. Shmartiopolis was bragging to his friends that he was such an excellent darts player, he could hit the dartboard in any location at any time. “I’ll bet a hundred dollars that, no matter what position you name on the board, I’ll be able to hit it from 10 feet away.” Maddy, tired of Shmartiopolis’s bragging, shouted out an answer and won the bet. Where on the dartboard did Maddy suggest? 
  2. Wacky Wordies:  a)  b) 22Day
  3. What 8-letter word uses the letter “g” four times?
  4. A tennis player is ranked number 200. He moved up 87, went down 28, and went up 117 places. What is he ranked?
  5. A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl with the unusual name of Pibbles. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Pibbles seven apples. Why?
  6. Use the clues below to figure out the missing four words to complete the old expression:
    Baby = Slept peacefully.  Child = Slept well.   Woman = Slept restlessly.   Man = Slept peacefully.
    —>The man ___  ___  ___  ___.

Test #11.

Doodle Theme: What Mr. Coward would be doing if he weren’t a teacher.