Tuesday, 10/29: Proofreading, Vocab, TMA, Narrative Prep

SMYK’s are now due Thursday!

Proofreading, 10/29.  fragment, run on, apostrophe or plural error, word misuse, no mistake

1) Yesterday, I downloaded from iTunes the album My Love is Like a Cheese it’s by the band Love Baby Kiss Doll.   2) I thought I’d like it a lot, and I did.  3) Everybody’s phone or music player should have this album on it.   4) If you’re going to buy only one album this year, it should be this one.  5) Especially if you’re into space country music and stuff like that.
6) Although there are many compelling songs, my favorite song on the album is called “Take the Skinheads Bowling.”  7) It’s a very wistful song about the good ‘ol days bowling with punk rock dudes.  8) Do you remember those days? I wouldn’t think that you would.   9)  This song also has an abundance of rocking guitars and a defunct section featuring JayZ.
10) My one complaint is that the album is too long, and my enthusiasm started to ebb by the end.

 

“Vocabulary, 10/29.” (13)
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. “If there are no other ideas, then it’s agreed we blame the media.” _____
  4. Since I hadn’t studied, I was ______ about my chances on the difficult test.
  5. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is… (Bonus: en Espanol.)
  6. Mr. Calandro is trying to _____ a sense of kindness in the students of Laguna.
  7. The replays of the rescue ____ TV watchers all over the country.
  8. The _____ of two full moons in one month is called a blue moon.
  9. The root of this word means “shape.”   ______
  10. He didn’t think the judgement was fair, so he only paid the money ______(ingly).
  11. There is always a ______of food and drink at the MidState Fair.
  12. True or False? Always taking the same route to school is a good example of an idiosyncrasy. 
  13. * She has several positive ______(s) that make her a good fit for the job.

 

Narrative Prep. Checking Show not Tell’s!

Prompt and Instructions.
Think about your SnT:
Does it tell the story? What’s the conflict? What was the “inciting incident”? (How did this ball get rolling?)
How is it resolved?
Conclusion: What effect did this have on your life? Now you can slide back into Telling mode.

Tomorrow, you will write it live!

 

Alyce and Edward.

 

 

Thursday, 8/30: Adjectives, Vocab + RELAY , Show not Tell, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Adjectives, Vocabulary, Outsiders, Classwork, Husker Du?

“Adjectives, 8/30.” Copy the word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

  1. The running we do in PE is easy.
  2. I like the sound of running water.
  3. Yesterday we were running through the field.
  4. She was part of an elite gymnastics team.
  5. Dally gave her a roguish smile.

Vocabulary, 8/30.” (11p) Write the word.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. laugh : happy :: _____ : hurt
  6. I tried to act cheerful, but it was just a __. I was really depressed inside.
  7. Her gentleness was a(n) _______ in her job as a veterinarian.
  8. If you make the Scholar List you are a part of the educational _______.
  9. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  10. The ____ firefighters battled the dangerous fire and saved the family.
  11. It would be ironic for a pilot to be scared of heights.   True / False

 


VOCABULARY RELAY #2!


Next Writing Assignment:

SHOW not TELL
“Don’t tell us that the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.”
-Samuel Clemens

cool, pretty, fun, scary, weird, ugly
What does each of these things LOOK like?

These are actually opinions, NOT descriptions! (Yes, I know they are technically adjectives.)
What’s “cool” to you could be “gross” to me or your mom!
You need to show us what this looks, sounds, tastes, smells, feels like!

Describe in detail what this might LOOK/SOUND like:
Compare two examples

“My Room is Such a Mess” due next Thursday, 9/6.
Show me the most nightmarish room imaginable. I want to feel, see, hear, taste (ewww), smell everything.
1 page (350+ words), ink, ndp, title. mess(y), gross, disgusting, dirty, stinky, etc. No opinions, just WDILL?


The Outsiders

 

Tuesday, 8/21: Vocab, Motto, Slang, Dig It?

Due Today: Vocabulary definitions.  I will be checking them while you work.

“Vocabulary, 8/21/18.”  All answers 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 be prepared to explain why you think so. If you can justify more than one word for a picture, you might receive bonus credit.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ______
  6. rules : requirements :: happiness : ____
  7. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____ of a gang member with a can a spray paint.
  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 ______.

 

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. 
“Motto, 8/21.” (in your notebook)

1) What is a motto?
2) What do you think he means by “Dig and Be Dug In Return”?
3) What other saying(s) have you heard or use might mean something similar?

Audio Feature: The concept of “digging.”

Short Explanation Paper Assignment. Due Friday.

Wednesday, 9/6: Vocab, Debrief Test #2, Library

“Vocab, 9/6.”  (6) You will use each word once.
ambiguous, potential, mature, impact, guideline, status

  1. (2) The city council studied the ____ ____ of the possible new shopping center on the nearby neighborhood.
  2. The ending of the story is rather _____; you’re not sure which choice he made.
  3. Being older doesn’t necessarily make you more emotionally ______.
  4. Corvairs and madras shirts were _____ symbols for the Socs in 1967.
  5. Please follow the _____ for the assignment.

 

Debrief Test #2. Paperwork, People!! Names!!!!!

Quick live grading of a couple of “Messy Room” volunteers.

To the Library. Yes I will ask questions on the test about the library:

  • Hours of Operation?
  • How many books can you have?
  • How long can you keep a book?
  • Features/Services of the Library?
  • Rules?

 

 

 

Thursday, 8/31: Adjectives, Vocab + Relay, Outsiders

RED ALERT: I have noticed Learner’s Dictionary sentences turning up as Show Me YOU Knows. UhUhUh!!! THIS IS A PLAGIARISM! IT ENDS NOW.

Tomorrow’s Test: Adjectives, Vocabulary, Outsiders, Classwork, Husker Du?

“Adjectives, 8/31.” Copy the word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

  1. The running we do in PE is easy.
  2. I like the sound of running water.
  3. Yesterday we were running through the field.
  4. She was part of an elite gymnastics team.
  5. Dally gave her a roguish smile.

Vocabulary, 8/31.” (11p) Write the word.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. laugh : happy :: _____ : hurt
  6. I tried to act cheerful, but it was just a __. I was really depressed inside.
  7. Her gentleness was a(n) _______ in her job as a veterinarian.
  8. If you make the Scholar List you are a part of the educational _______.
  9. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  10. The ____ firefighters battled the dangerous fire and saved the family.
  11. It would be ironic for a pilot to be scared of heights.   True / False

 


VOCABULARY RELAY #2!


Next Writing Assignment:

SHOW not TELL
“Don’t tell us that the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.”
-Samuel Clemens

cool, pretty, fun, scary, weird, ugly
What does each of these things LOOK like?

These are actually opinions, NOT descriptions! (Yes, I know they are technically adjectives.)
What’s “cool” to you could be “gross” to me or your mom!
You need to show us what this looks, sounds, tastes, smells, feels like!

Describe in detail what this might LOOK/SOUND like:
Compare two examples

“My Room is Such a Mess” due next Thursday, 9/7.
Show me the most nightmarish room imaginable. I want to feel, see, hear, taste (ewww), smell everything.
1 page (350+ words), ink, ndp, title. mess(y), gross, disgusting, dirty, stinky, etc. No opinions, just WDILL?


The Outsiders

“Don’t Judge!”  What have we seen so far in The Outsiders that illustrates the concept of “don’t judge a book by its cover”?

Try to think of as many examples as possible. In your group, tell each other which ones you thought of. The group with the most good examples wins +3 tomorrow!


The Outsiders!

  • setting?
  • point of view?
  • conflict?

Read on.