Wednesday, 3/13: V + R, Emily D, G

Put down the dang phones!

Sub tomorrow. SRI!

“Vocab 3/13.”
 

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. _____
  7. He seemed smart, even though most of the facts he knew were rather _____.
  8. Why do we have to go through all this ___ just to add on to our house?
  9. “He pinched her arm, a little bit with _____(ity), and a little bit with meanness, to get her to pay attention.”
  10.  “…masks that smiled or masks that frowned, according to the owners’ _______.”
  11. The roots of this word mean “not having reference to.”_____
  12. The root of this word meant “to look” and “watchtower.” _____

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!!!!!

 

How could you prove that you’re not crazy?

Poem #435    by Emily Dickinson

Much Madness is divinest Sense–
To a discerning Eye–
Much Sense–the starkest Madness–
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail–
Assent–and you are sane–
Demur–you’re straightway dangerous–
And handled with a Chain–
Madness = Craziness
divinest = most perfect
discerning eye = someone who looks closely and carefully
starkest = most obvious
prevail = win, rule
assent = say yes, agree
demur = say no, disagree

Together with your group, “translate” the poem. Yes, rewrite it in your own words. You should end up with 5 sentences. No it won’t rhyme.

  1. Use the vocab guide to help you.
  2. Pay special attention to the line:  “‘Tis the Majority In this as ALL, prevail…”
  3. What is the message of the poem? Is she correct?

 

“Previously On… The Giver!” Just do yesterday’s installment. Start with the release. Just write the announcer’s words and which words from the movie would also be heard.

Which scenes from the movie would you use for the trailer? Why?
What if we were making a “book trailer”? Would you use the same scenes? What would be different?

 

Thursday, 2/28: Husker Du, Vocab + Relay, Giver, POETRY?!

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du for your class, Vocab, Giver.

POETRY!?
Something else the members of the Community don’t understand is poetry.

Much of the meaning in poetry comes from the way the poet arranges the lines. In poetry, each line is a unit of meaning. The words a writer uses at the end of each line are specifically chosen to build meaning. In the hands of a poet, one sentence can become a work of art. William Carlos Williams was inspired to write a poem as he was caring for a dying little girl (he was a doctor too). He looked out the window of her room as he sat by her bed, and saw the scene he describes. This is one of the most famous and best-loved, as well as most analyzed poems of all time. Here it is as a sentence:

So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow glazed with rainwater beside the white chickens.

Try arranging this sentence into a poem.
FEEL FREE to: chop it up into lines, chop up individual words, repunctuate, not punctuate, play with the capitals. 
Just DON’T: rearrange the order, add or subtract any words. 

Remember: you’re trying to build meaning into the poem with your line arrangement. This could be from the arrangement of syllables to the way the poem looks.

Once you have a version you like, recopy it neatly/artistically onto a clean sheet of paper. I will give extra credit for those who turn in a nice artistic version.

 

We’ll look at the poet’s version in a bit.

 

“Vocab, 2/28.  Used properly or not? Write Yes if the word is used properly in the sentence. Write No if it is not.

  1. The band was so crescendo I couldn’t hear my friend talking.
  2. She yearned for a better life.
  3. The buckle bridge was very old and ready to fall.
  4. frazzled my homework last night because it was so hard and took so long.
  5. She drank a magnitude of soda and burped all night.
  6. The police were vigilant, watching the house 24/7.
  7. First period acted so regress yesterday; they were just like kindergartners.
  8. He made a feeble attempt at studying, decided he was too feeble-minded, and gave up.
  9. The ghost manifested itself at the end of the hall and scared the bejabbers out of me.
  10. The elephant’s trunk sinuoused out of the enclosure and took the peanut.
  11. He didn’t understand the peril of his situation and thought he was safe.
  12. The magnitude of Jeff Bezos’s fortune is mind-blowing. (About $52 million per day, over $2 million per hour, and $36,000 a minute.)
  13. Lack of sleep for an extended period can result in a regression of your IQ.
  14. The manifest teacher turned out to be an alien!
  15. He was so weak, he feebled when he tried to pick up the barbell.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!

Giver, 17 & 18.

  1. Now that Jonas is experiencing deep feelings like anger and sadness, what does he realize about his family?
  2. (“quote”) Why is Jonas disturbed by the game his friends are playing?
  3. How do they make the decision about which twin to release?
  4. What is Lily’s theory about Elsewhere?
  5. What memory changed Rosemary?
  6. Why did they change the rule about the Receiver asking for release?
  7. What idea of Jonas’s intrigues the Giver?

Chapter 19… “Bye-bye, little guy.”

Wednesday, 4/11: Husker Du, Vocab, Poem

“Husker Du, 4/11.”

  1. We are going to the ______  for dinner.  (Lopez – all of them.)
  2. Please make sure you cross all the ____ in your essay.  (T)
  3. The sign said “_____ Greetings.”  (Season)
  4. I saw at least five _____ in Las Vegas.  (Elvis)
  5. Jack fell down and broke his crown, Jill came tumbling after.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  6. The upstairs library is a great place for quiet study.  Adjectives?  a) upstairs  b) great, quiet  c) upstairs, great, quiet  d) upstairs, great  e) NOTA

 

“Vocab, 4/11.”

  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. _____
  7. He seemed smart, even though most of the facts he knew were rather _____.
  8. Why do we have to go through all this ___ just to add on to our house?
  9. somber : jovial :: humility : _______
  10. “He pinched her arm, a little bit with _____(ity), and a little bit with meanness, to get her to pay attention.”

 

Convince me you’re not crazy!

Poem #435    by Emily Dickinson

Much Madness is divinest Sense–
To a discerning Eye–
Much Sense–the starkest Madness–
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail–
Assent–and you are sane–
Demur–you’re straightway dangerous–
And handled with a Chain–
divinest = most perfect
discerning eye = one that looks closely and carefully
starkest = most obvious
prevail = win, rule,
assent = say yes, agree
demur = say no, disagree

Together with your group, “translate” the poem. Yes, rewrite it in your own words. You should end up with 5 sentences.

  1. Use the vocab guide to help you.
  2. Pay special attention to the line:  “‘Tis the Majority In this as ALL, prevail…”
  3. What is the message of the poem? Is she correct?

 

“The Earth Men”

 

Wednesday, 8/23: Vocab, Delinquent, Outsiders

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.

 

“Warm Up, 8/23/17.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______ (1 + 1. Not infer.)
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. He touched the cut on his cheek ______.
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though their definitions are similar, the words nosy and curious have different _____(s).

  10. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  11. Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?
  12. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does:  “An adjective is a word that…”

 

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes

 

Time?

The Outsiders by S E Hinton

  • Key Questions.

    • 1967?
    • Connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
    • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
    • What is required to make a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)
    • Who are the “outsiders”?

 

Paul Newman?

Begin reading…

Wednesday, 9/21: Spelling/Vocab, FROs, Outsiders

Checking: Show-Me-You-Know sentences.

“Warm Up, 9/21.”  * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary or current SAW. (14p)

  1. * it is : ___ :: who owns : ___ (2p)
  2. * antagonist : protagonist :: villain : _____
  3. * John murdered the Cheerios and then he offed the Captain Crunch and then he snuffed out the Wheaties. John is a _______ killer. Get it? This is a joke on which pair of words? (Bonus: What kind of joke is it?)
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  4. ** _____
  5. ** _____
  6. ** Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______
  7. ** A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  8. ** “You’re so ___. You probably think this song is about you.”
  9. ** Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  10. ** Please stop ____(ing) me. I am not 5 years old any more. (Not mimic.)
  11. ** It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  12. ** This word literally means “discovered speechless.” ______
  13. ** The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.

 

FROs!
What is a sentence fragment? How could we fix it?
What is a run-on? How could we fix it?

“FRO Practice I, 9/21.”  (7p) Write CS, F, or RO for each word group. How could we fix the FROs?

  1. Laughing at the comedian’s act.
  2. Chief Wiggum, the doughnut-eater and chief cop.
  3. Up the mountain we trudged.
  4. The wagon was loaded with food it was pulled by two teams of horses.
  5. There are shells all over the beach let’s collect some!
  6. On his back, the bug wriggled his little legs.
  7. Into the hole fell he.

 

The Outsiders

In chapter 2, Cherry said something to Pony that relates well to the meaning of the poem “Richard Cory.” What did she say to Pony? (Two quotes possible.)

 

“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

What “gold” has Ponyboy lost? Soda?  Darry?

 

Wednesday, 8/24: Adjectives, Vocab, Delinquent

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.
“Warm Up, 8/24/16.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.
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  1. _______ (Be prepared to explain why for 1-4.)
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______ (1 + 1. Not infer.)
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. Most religions promise eternal ______ in some place like Heaven.
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  10. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  11. Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?
  12. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does:  “An adjective is a word that…”

 

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes

 

Time?

The Outsiders by S E Hinton

  • Key Questions.

    • 1967?
    • Connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
    • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
    • What is required to make a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)
    • Who are the “outsiders”?

 

Paul Newman?

Begin reading…

Tuesday, 8/23: Vocab, “Motto,” Dig It?

I will be checking vocabulary definitions while you work.
“Vocabulary, 8/23/16.”  Answers 1-10 will be vocabulary words. Use your pink sheet and your group homies to help you. For #1-4, choose which word best fits the picture and complete the sentence with a reason you think so. If you can justify more than one word for a picture, you might receive bonus credit.
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  1. “_____ because…”
  2. “_____ because…”
  3. “_____ because…”
  4. “_____ because…”
  5. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____ of a gang member with a can a spray paint.
  6. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ______
  7. rules : requirements :: happiness : ____
  8. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used.
  9. Nobody could _____ why he liked school so much even though he got all F’s.
  10. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.

  11. What is 10% of 50?
  12. An analogy is a _______.

 

(in your notebook)Motto by Langston Hughes     

     I play it cool
     and dig all jive. 
     That’s the reason 
     I stay alive. 
     My motto, 
     As I live and learn, 
     is: 
     Dig and Be Dug 
     In Return. 

1) What is a motto?
2) What do you think he means when he says “play it cool” and  “dig all jive”?
3) What does he mean by “Dig and Be Dug In Return”?
4) What other saying(s) have you heard or use would mean something similar?

Audio Feature: The concept of “digging.”

Short Explanation Paper Assignment. Due next Tuesday, 8/30. (Add to your assignment book/planner.)