Thursday, 1/25: Vocab + Relay, S/CD/CX, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, S/CD/CX, Vladek. No need for Husker Du, because S/CD/CX takes care of that.

“Vocab, 1/25.”
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  1. This kid is not _____(ed).
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. The pain in his gut was sudden and _____ as soon as he ate the poison blowfish.
  7. It would not be very smart to show up for a job interview at a clothing store looking _____.
  8. The root of this word is actually Latin for sweet! Not the sugar kind. ______.
  9. The pickpocket ____(ed) me of my wallet on a crowded bus.
  10. (2) Often people and institutions use {previous vocab word} to try to increase their ______.


“S/CD/CX, 1/25.”

  1. Because Zoltan forgot his wallet, he couldn’t buy broccoli.
  2. As part of his occupation, he had a llama with a leather jacket.
  3. Since he didn’t want to embarrass the llama, he didn’t act affectionate.
  4. He ate his doctor-recommended doughnut for breakfast this morning.
  5. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but I watched tv instead.
  6. We can wait here until Carlos calls us.
  7. Claudio ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more.  a
  8. If we don’t repair the dam, the water will rush through.



The word PROPAGANDA is included!



The VERY LAST of 120 Seconds.




Wednesday, 1/24: Vocab, S/CD/CX, 120 Seconds, Vladek

Follow-Up to yesterday’s discussion about your personal data as a commodity.

Checking: SMYKs and 1-1-1 KBARR. 

“Vocab, 1/24.” (13) You will use one (1) SAW.

  1. Give the antonym for this guy’s look. ______
  2. (2) Figure #2 shows the effects of sleep _____(ation) which is very ____ in today’s society.
  3. _____ (He’s pretty ____ about coloring.)
  4. _____ (Not non sequitur.)
  5. During the Nazi occupation of Poland there was a(n) ______ shortage of food and other necessities in the Jewish community. (Not prevalent.)
  6. In The Outsiders, the Socs had both wealth and social _______.
  7. First period seems to like to interrupt the class with various ______(s) and random questions.
  8. The con man _____(ly) convinced the old lady that he was in love with her in order to steal her money.
  9. _____ motivation is much more effective than rewards.
  10. During the period between Mardis Gras and Easter, you are supposed to _____ yourself of something you like. It’s supposed to be a difficult thing to do.  (Bonus: What is this period of time called? Bonus 2: What does Mardis Gras mean?)
  11. (2) The transfer of the 1936 Olympics to another country would have damaged Germany’s _____, so they enforced their racist laws less _____(ly) during that time.


“S/CD/CX, 1/24.” (8) Use your notes.

  1. Joe waited for the llama to arrive, but she was late.
  2. If you don’t want to upset the llama, please don’t hug her.
  3. Rudolpho was upset because his llama ate the last of the cheeselog.
  4. The crew checked the llama and prepared it for the sea.
  5. Irwin and his llama ate some tortilla soup with some fries on the side.
  6. We can wait here until Carlos calls us.
  7. We must repair the dam, or the water will rush through.
  8. If we don’t repair the dam, the water will rush through.

Bonus: Explain why is #9 a much better sentence than #8.


120 Seconds. Final Day!



Tuesday, 1/23: Vocab, Clauses, 120 Seconds, Vladek

Checking definitions and 1-1-1 KBARR.

“Vocab/SAWs, 1/23.”


  1. ____. (Bonus: Who is this?)
  2. ____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Nuremberg laws _____(ed) the Jews of the right to vote and be citizens.
  6. The Nazi _____ included racial purity.
  7. A heart attack is a(n) ____ sign of an ongoing disease.
  8. His accent was a(n) ____; he wasn’t really from France.
  9. (see #8) He just thought it made him sound _______.
  10. The camp counselors were too ____ in enforcing the rules, so it wasn’t much fun.
  11. I like turtles” is funny because the line is such a(n) _____.
  12. The Queen of England has ____ but no real power.
  13. * Loyalty is a(n) ______ quality of dogs. That’s how they are.
  14. * In today’s society, information is also a _____ that is bought and sold.


“Simple and Compound Sentences.” COPY.

Simple Sentence (S) = I
Compound Sentence (CD)  = I + I, joined by a comma and one of the FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Complex Sentence (CX) = I + D or D + I, joined by although, since, because, while, when, if, etc.)

“S/CD/CX, 1/23.”  Write S, CD, or CX for each sentence.

  1. The llama is a quadruped with a beak for eating and fins for swimming.
  2. I like turtles because they are cute.
  3. I sent the llama to the store before the party started.
  4. Katy tried to call me, but my phone was dead.
  5. Across the street from his house was a teepee.
  6. You would like it if you were a bird.
  7. Herbie the llama ate some grass, and it gave him gas.
  8. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.
  9. He forget to practice, yet he still did well.
  10. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick


120 Seconds.



Thursday, 10/19: Sentence Scramble, KoS, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, KoS, Husker Du, TMA, Sentence Scramble.

“Sentence Scramble, 10/19.”

  • the soggy sack
  • to the bag
  • and found
  • tangled in
  • she crept up
  • the scrawny, scruffy, orange cat


“KoS, 10/19”

  1. Will you tell me what a llama looks like  a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  2. The llama is a quadruped   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  3. Please Google the word llama for me   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  4. A sentence like you might find in an encyclopedia entry would be called a(n) ____ sentence.   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  5. The subject of an imperative sentence is always the word ____.    a) they  b) I  c) somebody  d) it  e) NOTA
  6. Rearrange #1 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.
  7. Rearrange #2 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.


“Vocab, 10/19.”
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______ (Not dire.)
  4. The boy ______(ly) rode his bike into the busy street.
  5. The lawyer’s argument was so _____ the jury acquitted his client.
  6. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  7. compelling : boring :: rare: _____
  8. “Now, now, don’t be ______. Speak up!”
  9. Most stores these days don’t ____ over the price.
  10. His _____ facade hid a very dangerous person.
  11. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______
  12. The only noun on the list: ______


TMA. Practice for tomorrow’s test. With your homies, find the answers to and take notes on the following questions from chapters 1-3.

  1. (ch 1) Sleeping in the dung heap, what did Brat dream of?
  2. (ch 1 or 2) Why did the midwife take Brat in?
  3. (ch 2) How does Beetle react to the boys’ bullying?
  4. (ch 2) Why does she react this way?
  5. (ch 2) Why does Beetle curse at the cat instead of soothing it?
  6. (ch 3) Why does Jane make Beetle wait outside while she works?
  7. (ch 3) Why do the villagers not like the midwife?
  8. (ch 3) Why do the other villagers taunt and tease and abuse Beetle now?
  9. (ch 3) What event prompted Beetle to start watching through the windows and learning from Jane?
  10. (All 3.) What seems to be Beetle’s main emotion so far?


The Midwife’s Apprentice

Mmmmm, Snail Jelly

Let’s look up a few of her remedies.

Wednesday, 10/18: Sentence Scramble, KoS, Vocab, TMA

“Sentence Scramble, 10/18.”

  • for the warm rotting
  • for she hoped for nothing
  • tonight she settled
  • and expected nothing
  • of a dung heap
  • where she dreamed of nothing

(page 2)


declarative (D) sentence makes a statement. It ends with a period.
An interrogative (INT) sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark.
An imperative (IMP) sentence tells or asks someone to do something. It usually ends with a period.
An exclamatory (E) sentence shows STRONG feeling. It always ends with an exclamation point.

“Warm Up, 10/18. KoS.” For 1-7 write D, IMP, INT, or E.

  1. Do you know what Limburger is
  2. Please tell me what Limburger is    (Bonus: Do it.)
  3. Will you please tell me what Limburger is
  4. It is soooo unfair that you won’t tell me what Limburger is
  5. I know what Limburger is
  6. Oh how easy it is now to make Limburger
  7. Think about how you might use Limburger in your life

  8. Rearrange the words to turn #1 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words. Write the sentence.


“Vocabulary, 10/18.” Write the word. You will use words more than once.

  1. (2) In the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the tortoise is ______ and the hare is ______.
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  2. “Nothing in the mail but junk mail and a death certificate.”
  3. “Election years are the best time to land–they never notice us in all the _____.”
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. After he forgot his wife’s birthday, he had to _____ for several days before she forgave him.
  7. He practiced the skate trick ______(ly) until he got it right.
  8. My mom didn’t find my reasons for “needing” an X-Box8 very _____, so I was denied.
  9. He was so hungry that he ate the food, ____ of the mold around the edges.
  10. The warnings about the storm were ____. It was clear you needed to take cover.
  11. compelling : boring  ::  cordial :  ____
  12. *_____   13.*(un)_____



“The Midwife’s Apprentice, 10/18.”  Bonus if you answer with a quote from the book.

  1. Why do the boys bully and taunt Brat/Beetle?
  2. Why does she put up with it?

Chapter 2: The Cat

Chapter 3: The Midwife

For each chapter: 1,1,1 in your notebook. One summary sentence. One reaction. One Question.