Wednesday, 11/14: Plagiarism, “TFM,” Sneetches, Monsters?

Notice: Vocab Review has been cancelled.

“Plagiarism, 11/14.” Write True or False for each statement. Collaborative.

  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/)

 

Checking RBC 368-369

“RBC Public Notice, 11/14.” Write the answer NOT the letter. (10p)  Collaborative.

  1. There are classes for kids of all ages under 18.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  2. You have to be able to swim to sign up for the swim classes. a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  3. Which class would it probably be smart to sign up early for?
  4. Why?
  5. You have to have your own cleats and shin guards to sign up for soccer.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  6. You have to have your own musical instrument to be in the jazz band.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  7. You have to be able to speak English to participate in the activities.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  8. Which of the activities do(es) not say it requires parental permission?  a) soccer  b) swimming  c) band  d) band and soccer  e) They all require parental permission.
  9. (2) What are two things you could do to find more info about the classes?

 


Question:

What makes people treat others differently? Is there a rule we can apply to determine when it is okay to treat others differently and when it is not? Intelligence? Looks? Talents? Morals? Friendliness?

 

The Sneetches

(Starts @:47.)

  1. What word best describes the attitude of the Star-Belly Sneetches toward the Plain- Belly Sneetches at the beginning of the story?
  2. What food did the Star Belly Sneetches have at their beach parties?
  3. What was Mr. McBean’s middle name?
  4. Before McBean arrives, how is Sneetch society set up?
  5. “if they should meet one, while they were out walking they’d saunter right by without even ______.”
  6. “They had stars upon thars!” What does the word “thars” mean?
  7. Why does Dr. Seuss use the word “eaches” in this poem?
  8. Why are the Sneetches such a good target for McBean?
  9. What lesson do the Sneetches finally learn?

 

Time?

“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” p415.

Discuss in your group:

  • What is the purpose of fear?  (Why do we get scared?)
  • Why do we like it sometimes? (Don’t say, “It’s fun.” Duh.)
  • What are (most) humans scared of?
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Meaning?  (Bonus: Who said that famous quote?)

Tuesday, 11/14: Transitions, Vocab, Sneetches

Checking: KBAR Summary and Vocab Definitions.

“Transitions, 11/14.”  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, 11/14.”  (15) Bonus: What was the misspelled word on the vocab sheet? Bonus 2: What’s the plural form of phenomenon?
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “If there are no other ideas, then it’s agreed we blame the media.” _____
  5. Since I hadn’t studied, I was ______ about my chances on the difficult test.
  6. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is… (Bonus: en Espanol.)
  7. Mr. Calandro is trying to _____ a sense of kindness in the students of Laguna.
  8. The replays of the rescue ____ TV watchers all over the country.
  9. The _____ of two full moons in one month is called a blue moon.
  10. (2) Everyone was talking about the _____  _____ they saw in the sky last night. What the heck was it?
  11. The root of this word means “shape.”   ______
  12. True or False? Always taking the same route to school is a good example of an idiosyncrasy. 


    integrate, export, efficient, symbolic, domestic

  13. The family was rich enough to hire some _____ labor to clean the house and help care for the family.
  14. Since her schedule is so full and his time is short, she has to be very ______ about doing her homework.

 

Rewatch the Sneetches video.

“Sneetches Quiz, 11/14.”

  1. What previous vocab word best describes the attitude of the Star-Belly Sneetches toward the Plain- Belly Sneetches at the beginning of the story?
  2. (2) What food did the Star Belly Sneetches have at their beach parties?
  3. What was Mr. McBean’s middle name?
  4. Before McBean arrives, how is Sneetch society set up?
  5. “if they should meet one, while they were out walking they’d saunter right by without even ______.”
  6. “They had stars upon thars!” What does the word “thars” mean?
  7. Why does Dr. Seuss use the word “eaches” in this poem?
  8. Why are the Sneetches such a good target for McBean?
  9. What lesson do the Sneetches finally learn?

  10. Are the Star- Bellied Sneetches and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches the same or different?  Explain.
  11. After the Plain-Bellied Sneetches go through the machine the first time and come out with stars, the Star-Bellied Sneetches say, “We’re still he best Sneetches and they are the worst.”  What makes the Star-Bellied Sneetches think that there is still something different about the Plain-Bellied Sneetches since they now have stars on their bellies?

 

Time? Yertle the Turtle.

Wednesday, 12/21: SAWs, Sneetches, The OG

Tomorrow’s “Test”: SAWs Review – 25 Questions!

“Warm Up, 12/21 – SAWs.”


(impact, transfer, feature, design, potential)

  1. The city council studied the _____
  2. _____ of the new shopping center on the local neighborhood…
  3. …before asking the developer to ______ a more pedestrian-friendly environment.

    (element, culture, complexity, tradition, resourceful)

  4. _________ people reuse everything they can.
  5. In American _______, we celebrate our independence on July 4.
  6. He couldn’t handle the _______ of the Webster’s crossword because his vocabulary wasn’t strong enough.

    (adjustment, exposure, modify, monitor, transition)

  7. Many people think that ______ to violence in games and movies can lead to real violence.
  8. To make a(n) ________ is…
  9. …to _______ something.
  10. We have been working on ______ words and phrases such as “for example,” “secondly,” and “furthermore.”

    (attribute, relocate, project (v), statistics, in ____’s interest)

  11. San Luis Coastal district has _____(ed) that they will lose money when Diablo closes.
  12. People use ________ to try to prove many things, but numbers can sometimes lie.
  13. The successful woman ______(ed) her success to listening to her middle school English teacher.

D’oh! Correct Test #16 in most classes.

Correct/Discuss Sneetches.

Old Glory
Bonus: What is “Old Glory” a nickname for?

 

Tuesday, 12/20: Welcome Guest Teacher

“Warm Up, 12/20 – SAWs.”  (Collaborative.)
(considerable, contribute, demonstrate, sufficient, valid)

  1. My mom said my argument was not ______(ly) ______, and I did not ______ the need for a new game system, so I was denied.

    (abandon, frivolous, contemporary, exploit, dramatic)

  2. He ____(ed) the project before it was finished because he ran out of money.
  3. _____ can also mean an adventure.
  4. One reason people may dislike lawyers is due to ____ lawsuits that waste everybody’s time and money.

    (fundamental, alter, conflicted, substitute, compound)

  5. There used to be PSA commercials on tv that said “Reading is ____,” with the emphasis on the first three letters.
  6. Your excuse does not ____ the fact that you are guilty.
  7. Ponyboy was ______ about being a greaser.

    (impact, transfer, feature, design, potential)

  8. A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  9. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.
  10. The new car had many optional _______(s) you could add for extra money.

 

Correct out loud.

 

The Sneetches. If you haven’t finished the video, watch it on your Chromebook, and then answer the following questions in your notebook. You may review the video as you answer the questions.

“Sneetches Quiz, 12/20.” NOT Collaborative.

  1. Who or what are the Sneetches?
  2. What word best describes the attitude of the Star-Belly Sneetches toward the Plain- Belly Sneetches at the beginning of the story?
  3. What food did the Star Belly Sneetches have at their beach parties?
  4. What was Mr. McBean’s middle name?
  5. Before McBean arrives, how is Sneetch society set up?
  6. “if they should meet one, while they were out walking they’d saunter right by without even ______.”
  7. “They had stars upon thars!” What does the word “thars” mean?
  8. Why does Dr. Seuss use the word “eaches” in this poem?
  9. Why are the Sneetches such a good target for McBean?
  10. What lesson do the Sneetches finally learn?

 

Then… Talk over the following questions with your group or as a class. Write your answers in your notebook.

  1. How do you know one thing is different from another thing? Is it based on things you can see, things you cannot see, or both?
  2. Based on the qualities we chose for deciding what makes something different, are the Star- Bellied Sneetches and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches the same or different?
  3. After the Plain-Bellied Sneetches go through the machine the first time and come out with stars, the Star-Bellied Sneetches say, “We’re still he best Sneetches and they are the worst.”  What makes the Star-Bellied Sneetches think that there is still something different about the Plain-Bellied Sneetches since they now have stars on their bellies?
  4. If there was something that made the Sneetches different, other than their appearance, would it be okay for them to treat each other differently? Are there any qualities that would make that okay?
  5. Is there a rule we can apply to determine when it is okay to treat others differently and when it is not? How does this rule apply to the Sneetches? Based on the rule you develop, is it okay for the Star-Bellied Sneetches to treat the Plain-Bellied Sneetches differently?

Time?

Yertle the Turtle.

 

Monday, 12/19: Homework? SAWs, Debrief Test 16, Dr. Seuss!

Copy “homework” into planner.

  • All SAWs are active for review quiz on Thursday. Check the Monday Warm Ups to practice on your own.
  • Intro 120 Seconds: It starts after we get back.

 

“Warm Up, 12/19 – SAWs.”
a) accumulation  b) contradict  c) exhibit
d) inevitable  e) manipulate

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  1. _____  2. _____  3. _____
    4. The root of this word is “hand.” _____
    5. Animals _____ behaviors in zoos that they don’t in the wild.
    6. The roots of this word mean “against say.” _____
    7. There’s an old expression that says that nothing is ______ except death and taxes.
    8. The _____ of snow in the Sierras in the winter  is a major source of water in the summer.
    9. The Outsiders projects are _____(ed) on the back wall.
    10. The crow ______(ed) the tool even without hands.

 

Correct Test #16. Collect.

The Sneetches! (Starts @ :47.)