Wednesday, 2/15: Commas, Vocab, Vladek

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“Commas +, 2/15.” Place commas in each sentence that needs them and give the reason/rule from the list. Some might need more than one comma for more than one reason. For #9: Combine into one smooth sentence with proper punctuation.

  1. We waited in a long line to climb to the top of the giant wheel of cheese but it was a disappointment.
  2. I didn’t want to wake you up until I had to.
  3. Quiet little Johnny who wouldn’t hurt a living thing on purpose had taken a human life.
  4. This easy fun exercise will help you I believe with your llama woes.
  5. Eddie Baby please ask your dog Caesar to leave the cat alone.
  6. Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.
  7. Before eating vegetables wash them thoroughly.
  8. Until I ate that doughnut I didn’t know happiness.

  9. You must report it. You are in a car accident. There is no damage.


“Vocab, 2/15.”


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. I didn’t like his ____(ion) that I wasn’t good enough to make the team.
  5. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  6. The old photographs were all ______(ed) to the attic because nobody looked at them any more.
  7. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  8. He tried to _____ himself into the “cool crowd” by hanging around A LOT.
  9. Some people see boxing as legally ______(ed) violence.
  10. This word’s roots mean “to bend/lean inward.” ______
  11. Now that he had found religion, the former criminal wanted ______ for the things he had done.
  12. (2) He fooled his pursuers with a _____ trick that he ______(ed) on the spot.



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?


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.)