Wednesday, 11/7/: Transitions, Vocab, ASoT, Perfect?

“Transitions, 11/7.” Do not use a transition more than once.  meanwhile, furthermore, although, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, nevertheless, however, for example, as a result, because

  1. I know Pedro quite well. _____, Pedro happens to be my best friend.
  2. John ate and ate. _____, he never gained weight.
  3. I would like to read many books; ______, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
  4. _____ I was concentrating on my homework, I forgot about the soup, and it boiled over.
  5. You can set the table. _____, I will start making dinner.
  6. There were also some very small dinosaurs. ____, the compsognathus was only slightly larger than a chicken.

 

“Vocabulary, 11/7.”
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  1. _____
  2. (2) _____ and ______
  3. _____
  4. “Quick, Bartlett! ______ them with hope!”
  5. “It’s times like these we really need to roll up our sleeves, rally together, and find a _____.”
  6. Everybody has _______(s) that other people might find weird.
  7. Patience with the ways of nature had been ____(ed) in her by her park ranger father.
  8. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____
  9. “S’up?” is an example of  _______ language.
  10. There was a _____ of volunteers to help with the party. With so many people, the preparations were finished quickly.
  11. In professional sports, the coach is often the _____for a team’s bad performance, even if it isn’t always his fault.
  12. ** When people are {____(ed)} from their homes, they must _____. (Previous SAW + Current SAW.)

 

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“A Sound of Thunder.”

What three things could the phrase “a sound of thunder” represent?
What is the real theme of the story?

 

 

“Time and Punishment”??! (Tomorrow…)

Tuesday, 11/6: Transitions, Vocabulary, ASoT, Practice Perfects?

“Transitions, 11/6.”  Directions:  Use a transition only once. Read each sentence carefully so that you can choose an appropriate transition. You won’t use them all.
for example, finally, but, so, still, beyond, nevertheless, to the left, inside, secondly, until, as a result, in fact

  1. I would like to see you tomorrow, ____ let’s have lunch together.
  2. My sister loves to eat, ____ I don’t care much about food.
  3. When you begin an exercise program, you must be careful not to overdo it. My father, _____, hurt his back by exercising too hard without warming up first.
  4. She had looked everywhere for a job, and was having no luck; _____ she was called for an interview.
  5. She had been studying for hours. _____, she hoped to do well on the test.
  6. The building is guarded 24/7, _______ robberies still occasionally occur.

 

“Vocabulary, 11/6.” (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. At the end of the book, Alyce had gone from someone with no place in the world to someone that had a _____ of places to choose from.
  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.

 

 

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Mobius Strip Tricks Part 2!

A paradox is…

The law of a certain land states that all who wish to enter through the city gates are asked to state their business. Those who reply truthfully (the guards can tell) are allowed to enter and depart in peace, but those who reply falsely are hanged. A traveler approaches the gate, and when asked his business, he replies, “I have come to be hanged.” What should happen to this traveler?

“A Sound of Thunder.”

Look for/Think about: What things might the phrase “a sound of thunder” represent?

Thursday, 11/30: Husker Du, Vocab + Relay, Research, “Time and Punishment”

Tomorrow’s Test: Plagiarism, Vocab, Husker Du, ASoT.

“Warm Up, 11/30.” Write the ANSWER.

  1. Have newer articles been published on your topic?  a) Currency  b) Relevance  c) Authority  d) Accuracy  e) Purpose
  2. Are alternative points of view offered? a) Currency  b) Relevance  c) Authority  d) Accuracy  e) Purpose
  3. Can you verify any of the information in another source?  a) Currency  b) Relevance  c) Authority  d) Accuracy  e) Purpose
  4. (2) The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe. _____, it’s best to avoid it.

“Vocab, 11/30.”
  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. Parents, please don’t ____ a teacher’s July and August time off; it’s for your child’s own safety! (haha)
  4. The rich merchant’s wife “commenced scolding and _____(ing) the little fellow…until her scolding turned to cooing…”
  5. “Too much ale and too few wits” = a _______.
  6. lush : barren :: generous : _____(ing)
  7. She was ______ to report her friend for cheating. (Not discontented.)
  8. poison : remedy :: smile : _____
  9. willing : reluctant :: poor : _____
  10. After being uncared for for so long, the fruit tree was ______.
  11. He was _____ with his boring job. (No, not reluctant.)
  12. There was a _____ of volunteers to help with party. With so many people, the preparations were finished quickly.

 

Vocab Relay!


“Time and Punishment.”


“Research Topic, 11/30.” Please write your SPECIFIC research topic in the form of 5 questions. Please make sure these questions are not the kind that can be answered in a sentence or two. These should reflect what you want to know and what you’re going to explain to us.

If I have approved your questions, Chromie up! Then:

First find a good source. Give it a mental CRAAP Test. If it passes:

  1. Start a Google Doc with the title Works Cited.
  2. Open your first source in a new tab. Copy the url and open another new tab.
  3. Go to EasyBib.com.
  4. Paste your url into the form and create a citation.
  5. Paste it into your Works Cited doc.

  1. Start another Google Doc and title it Notes for _____.
  2. Find your five questions about your topic and put them on your notes sheet to organize your notes.
  3. Start reading and note-taking!

  1. Start ANOTHER Google doc. Title it ________ (your topic).
  2. Your first paragraph or two should show “your topic in action.” If your topic is diabetes, for example, you might show us what goes on inside the body of someone with diabetes and how the insulin goes to work. Or you might show a day in the life of a diabetic person, and all the things they have to be aware of.
  3. The rest of your paper should be organized by your questions. Use each one as a “section” of your paper. When you’re finished, we’ll take out the questions, and be left with a well-organized paper.

 

Wednesday, 11/29: Plagiarism, Vocab, ASoT, Research

“Plagiarism, 11/29.” Write True or False for each statement.

  1. Using information from the Internet without properly documenting the source is not only cheating, it is illegal and is the same as stealing.
  2.  Copying anything from the Internet and using it as my own work is considered plagiarism.
  3. If someone said something in a lecture or on TV or in an interview I did, I don’t have to cite it because it is not written.
  4. If I download something from the Internet and change some words and phrases, I can use that information as my own for class assignments.
  5.  I can quote passages from papers I find on the Internet for my class assignments if I properly cite where I found the information.
  6. A friend offers to let you read his paper in order to get some ideas, and tells you to use any parts of the paper you find useful. You incorporate one of his paragraphs into your paper, and you are careful to include all of the citations from his paper in your footnotes, so that the reader will be able to find the original source of the information. This is not plagiarism.
  7. A student finds a picture on the web that perfectly illustrates a point she wants to make in her paper. She downloads the picture, but does not use the website’s explanation; in addition, she writes her own caption for the picture. Since the explanation and caption are her own, she does not include a citation for the picture. This is plagiarism.
  8. In your paper on genetics, you note that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. You didn’t know this before you researched, but decide not to provide a citation for this information, since all biology textbooks contain this information. You did the right thing.
  9. The proverb “The early bird catches the worm” seems particularly appropriate to the subject of your paper, so you decide to quote it. You need to find a book of proverbs so that you can provide a citation.

(Sources: http://www.trinitydc.edu/policies/plagiarism/#honor and http://tlt.psu.edu/plagiarism/links/quizzes-and-exercises/)

 

“Vocab, 11/29.”
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  1. _____  (Looking for ONE answer!)
  2. _____  (Remember, it’s a joke.)
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. “Alyce, although able to ease a willing baby into the world, had no idea how to encourage a _____ one.”
  6. Only the very ______ people in Alyce’s day were able to afford to eat eel pie.
  7. Mr. Coward _____(ed) 6th Period for their behavior with the guest teacher. A seven? Really?
  8. “I am but a poor woman with this wretched inn and a blind man to care for. I am sure God does not ____ me my little economies.”
  9. “Are you demon or redheaded _____?” Alyce called down into the pit to Will Russet.
  10. Some people in this class have such a _____ of points that they could skip a test, take a zero, and still have an A.
  11. Jennet was upset that Alyce was leaving, and “she ___(ed) and moped…and finally offered Alyce a penny every now and then if she would stay.”
  12. “The government doesn’t like us here. We have to pay big ____ to keep our business.”

 

A paradox is… a) two doctors.  b) a time travel thing  c) a contradiction  d) a device  e) NOTA

The law of a certain land states that all who wish to enter through the city gates are asked to state their business. Those who reply truthfully (the guards can tell) are allowed to enter and depart in peace, but those who reply falsely are hanged. A traveler approaches the gate, and when asked his business, he replies, “I have come to be hanged.” What should happen to this traveler?

“A Sound of Thunder.”

After:
What 3 things could the phrase “a sound of thunder represent”?
What is the real theme of the story?

Hubris?

 

 

 

“Research Topic, 11/29.”

Please write your SPECIFIC research topic in the form of 3-5 questions. Please make sure these questions are not the kind that can be answered in a sentence or two. These should reflect what you want to know and what you’re going to explain to us.

 

 

Tuesday, 11/28: Plagiarism, Vocab, A Sound of Thunder

Plagiarism or not? 11/28″ 1-3. Make sure you say WHY!

Research Q/A.

“Vocab, 11/28.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. He didn’t think the judgement was fair, so he only paid the money ______(ingly).
  7. One of the things that Edward had, that Alyce wanted, was a ______ heart.
  8. At the end of the book, Alyce had gone from someone with no place in the world to someone that had a _____ of places to choose from.
  9. The _______ merchant thought his wife was being devoured by a stomach worm.
  10. (2) I _____(ed) as Mom___(ed) me for being on my phone too much.
    ongoing, capable, compatible, notion, whereas
  11. * The power outlets in Europe are not ____ with our electrical plugs.

 

Paradoxes (Thanks to Wikipedia!)

“Is the answer to this question no?”

Exception paradox: if every rule has an exception, then there must be an exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
Variation: The only rule is that there are no rules.

“Practice moderation in all things. Including moderation.”

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Think of all the paradoxes created by time travel!!

You can actually see backwards in time any day or night. You don’t need any sort of contraption either.  Try to guess how.  Any semi-reasonable, complete-sentence answer gets credit. Go.

 

“A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury

  • “I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.”
  • “Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.”

Pick one of the quotes and explain to the person next to you what you think he means.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 12/1: Vocab + Relay, “A Sound of Thunder”

(Already?!) Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary, Husker Du, Alyce, ASOT.

“Warm Up, 12/1.”

  1. Have newer articles been published on your topic?  a) Currency  b) Relevance  c) Authority  d) Accuracy  e) Purpose
  2. Are alternative points of view offered? a) Currency  b) Relevance  c) Authority  d) Accuracy  e) Purpose
  3. Can you verify any of the information in another source?  a) Currency  b) Relevance  c) Authority  d) Accuracy  e) Purpose
  4. (2) The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe. _____, it’s best to avoid it.

“Vocabulary, 12/1.” You will use 11/12 words, each one once.

  1. The rich merchant’s wife “commenced scolding and _____(ing) the little fellow…until her scolding turned to cooing…”
  2. “Too much ale and too few wits” = a _______.
  3. lush : barren :: generous : _____(ing)
  4. He was such a glutton that he ____(ed) everything in sight.
  5. She was ______ to report her friend for cheating. (Not discontented.)
  6. poison : remedy :: smile : _____
  7. willing : reluctant :: poor : _____
  8. She tried to _____ the situation by apologizing to her friend.
  9. After being uncared for for so long, the fruit tree was ______.
  10. He was _____ with his boring job. (No, not reluctant.)
  11. There was a _____ of volunteers to help with party. With so many people, the preparations were finished quickly.

Vocab Relay!!!!

 

“A Sound of Thunder”

You can actually see backwards in time any day or night. You don’t need any sort of contraption either.  Try to guess how.  Any semi-reasonable, complete-sentence answer gets credit. Go.

What the…? The law of a certain land states that all who wish to enter through the city gates are asked to state their business. Those who reply truthfully (the guards can tell) are allowed to enter and depart in peace, but those who reply falsely are hanged. A traveler approaches the gate, and when asked his business, he replies, “I have come to be hanged.” What should happen to this traveler?

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Wednesday, 11/30: Husker Du, Vocabulary, More!

“Farewell Alyce, 11/30.”

  1. This book was a sort of a quest story. What was Alyce looking for?
  2. What do you think the main theme of the book is?

“Husker Du Transitions? 11/30”

  1. Jackie studies all the time; _____, Billy never studies.
  2. I would like to read many books; ____, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
  3. John ate and ate; _____, he never gained weight. 
  4. Joe ate too fast. _______, he had indigestion. 
  5. I know Pedro quite well. _____, Pedro happens to be my best friend.

“Vocabulary 11/30.”
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  1. _____  (Looking for ONE answer!)
  2. _____  (Not reluctant.)
  3. _____  (Remember, it’s a joke.)
  4. “Alyce, although able to ease a willing baby into the world, had no idea how to encourage a _____ one.”
  5. Only the very ______ people in Alyce’s day were able to afford to eat eel pie.
  6. Mr. Coward _____(ed) 6th Period for their behavior with the guest teacher. A seven? Really?
  7. After the drought, the land looked ______.
  8. “I am but a poor woman with this wretched inn and a blind man to care for. I am sure God does not ____ me my little economies.”
  9. “Are you demon or redheaded _____?” Alyce called down into the pit.
  10. Some people in this class have such a _____ of points that they could skip a test, take a zero, and still have an A.
  11. Jennet was upset that Alyce was leaving, and “she ______(ed) and moped…and finally offered Alyce a penny every now and then if she would stay.”
  12. The merchant’s attendants were described as being “_____ and none too bright looking.”
  13. *** _____ to my instructions on the test, he wrote the letter, not the answer.

 

“Research Topic, 11/30.” Please write your SPECIFIC research topic in the form of 5 questions. Please make sure these questions are not the kind that can be answered in a sentence or two. These should reflect what you want to know and what you’re going to explain to us.




Time?

If time… Paradoxes (Thanks to Wikipedia!)

“Is the answer to this question no?”

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Exception paradox: if every rule has an exception, then there must be an exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
Variation: The only rule is that there are no rules.

“Practice moderation in all things. Including moderation.”

 

“A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury

  • “I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.”
  • “Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.”

Pick one of the quotes and explain to the person next to you what you think he means.