Thursday, 12/6: Vocab + Relay, 120, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: 2V!

“Vocab, 12/6.” Each word is used once. Yup, you have to do some thinking on this one.
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. _____

 

Vocab Relay! Only 10 words! How fast can you go?

120 Seconds Continues.

Vladek Continues. Artie very often shows Vladek telling his story as he pedals his exercise bike. What is this a good metaphor for?

Questions from tomorrow’s test:

  • Since Vladek and Anja’s family is not getting enough food coupons to eat, how are they getting enough food?
  • Why is Vladek’s brother-in-law, Wolfe, not too worried about the way things are for them now?
  • How does Vladek make money after he loses his factory after coming home from the POW camp?
  • How does Vladek’s father-in-law (Anja’s dad) help him after his first close call on the street?
  •  Who “survived me my life,” according Vladek, when he hid Vladek in his apartment during a roundup.
  • What does Vladek suggest that Anja refuses?

 

Wednesday, 12/5: Vocab, 120, Vladek

Checking SMYK’s.

“Vocab, 12/5.”
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  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. Fifth 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. 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?)
  10. (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.
  11. * Near the end of The Midwife’s Apprentice, Alyce is ______ about what path to take with her life.

120 Seconds Continues…

Vladek’s Story Continues…

Tuesday, 12/4: SAWs, Debrief Test #14 (Yay), Vocab, 120 Seconds, Maus

Correct yesterday’s SAWs. +2 for 10/10, +1 for 8 or 9/10.

“Vocab, 12/4.”
vladekpig 

  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. * The roots of this word mean “beneath stand thing.”

Go over Test #14. Nice!

120 Seconds!

 

Vladek.

Tuesday, 11/27: Vocab, 120 Seconds, Vladek

“Vocab, 11/27.”
    **

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. *_____
  6. forgettable : iconic :: emotional : _______
  7. She has high ______(ations). She wants to rule the world.
  8. huge : diminutive :: inspiring : ______
  9. The root of this word means “life.” _____
  10. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.
  11. (2) They tried to ______ the angry and _____ mob by telling them their concerns would be addressed.
  12. “Dig and be dug in return” is Langston Hughes’s version of the old ____ about treating others how you want to be treated.
  13. Fifth Period tried to ____ Mr. Coward’s anger with cookies.

 

One Hundred and Twenty Seconds. We begin next Tuesday. 12/4.

  • The two minute book report. During the first minute, you introduce us to the book and give us the background for the passage you will read aloud.
  • Your second minute consists of you reading aloud a stirring passage from the book. Choose the book you’ve read in the past year that you like the best. Choose the passage carefully — grab our attention! 
  • Practice! Uh’s and likes count against you! (No more than three!)
  • Time yourself to make sure of the length.
  • It would help to write your intro out first, but it is not required.
    • In the first minute: a) Begin with title, author, and genre.  b) Briefly tell us about the book. What’s it all about? Why is it good? Try to sell us on the book.  c) Set the scene for the part you are going to read. Give the context of the passage: “This is the part where…”
    • In the second minute:  Read a brief, exciting selection from the book.  At least half of your two minutes should consist of oral reading.

Rubric (40 points)

  1. (1-6) Introduction-Presentation: How well done? Did reader give title, author, and genre of the book and brief setting of the scene? Did reader capture the audience’s attention immediately?
  2. (1-6) Mechanics: Reading Clarity. Is the pacing good? Are words pronounced correctly and easily understood? Are words read slowly enough for the audience’s understanding? Is there enough volume?
  3. (1-6) Stage Presence: Does the reader appear confident? Does the reader establish eye contact with the audience during the intro? Are gestures, if any, natural and appropriate to the reading? Does it look like she/he has practiced?
  4. (1-6) Reading Interpretation: Are characters identifiable/differentiated by your voice? Can you tell when it’s a question? Can you tell when description ends and dialogue begins? CAN YOU AVOID THE MONOTONE DRONE?
  5. (1-6) Quality of Selection:  Is it entertaining, whether dramatic, suspenseful, or funny? Does it make us want to read the book?
  6. (1-6) Audience Appeal: Is the reader holding the listeners’ attention? Overall impression?
  7. (1-?) Level of Difficulty: A typical page from The Outsiders = 3
  8. Four or fewer “uh’s” or inappropriate “likes.” (Subtract 1 point for each after four.)
  9. 105-135 seconds long, with at least half being oral reading. (-1 point for every 15 seconds too long or short)
  10. Bonus? Judges may award up to 4 bonus points for performances above and beyond the call of duty. (Props, costumes, extra dramatic, extra smooth, etc.)

Here’s a video of a good example.

Click HERE for help writing your intro.

We will have 5 people per day (T, W, Th) until we’re finished.
We will have four judges, including Mr. Coward. Your score will be the average of the four judges’ scores. Click here for judges’ ballots.

 

“Maus, 11/27.”  Open book. Collaborative. (12p)

  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)
    Character ID. Identify each person either by name (if given) or by explanation.
  7. p13, panel 4, the one in the dress.
  8. (2) p17, panel 2, both characters.
  9. p20, panel 1, the person with the cigarette.
  10. p20, last panel, the person on the right.

 

Maus, Chapter Two.

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.

 

VOCAB RELAY RETURNS!

The word PROPAGANDA is included!

 

 

The VERY LAST of 120 Seconds.

VLADEK.

 

 

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.
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  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!

 

VLADEK!

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

Checking definitions and 1-1-1 KBARR.

“Vocab/SAWs, 1/23.”

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  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.

 

VLADEK!