Wednesday, 12/20: SAWs Review, 120 Seconds Redux, Euphemisms, “The Pedestrian”

Review 120 Seconds.
We start when we get back. Here’s another (slightly too long) demo.





“SAWs, 12/20.”
whereas, capable, ongoing, compatible, notion
1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4. _____  5. _____
Jimmy was a  6)______ worker and his friendly personality made him  7)______ with the team,  8)_____ Joey had the 9)_____ that he was too good for the job and had  10)______ problems until he was fired.
consequence, undernourished, extract, modify.
11. _____  12. _____  13. _____  14. _____

15. _____  16. _____  17. _____  18. _____


“Euphemisms II.” Translate each euphemism.
Bonus: Euthanasia is a euphemism for…
Bonus II: The prefix eu means… ________

  1. intentionally inaccurate statement
  2. monthly housing accommodation payment
  3. governmental revenue ($) enhancement
  4. encore telecast
  5. chronologically challenged (chron = time after the Greek god, Chronos.)


“The Pedestrian”  and  “The Forecast”  p196.

Bonus: What does the prefix ped- mean?

“OG/Ped Quiz, 12/20.” Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. Why did Gran-Da try to burn the flag?
  2. Why did Donald turn him in?
  3. “Old Glory” was written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  4. The main conflict in “The Pedestrian” is…
  5. “The Pedestrian”  is written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  6. “The Forecast” is written in…  a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  7. Which of the following is closest in its theme to “The Forecast”?    a) The Midwife’s Apprentice  b) “The Pedestrian”  c) “Old Glory”  d) The Outsiders  e) “Nothing Gold Can Stay”  f) “Motto”
  8. The word forecast in the poem refers to the weatherman’s forecast, but it also adds another meaning for the poem. What else is the poem forecasting?
  9. (2) Which character doesn’t belong with the others?  Why? a) Pony  b) Alyce  c) Gran-Da  d) Donald  e) Mr. Mead


If you haven’t yet printed your research, do it now.


Tuesday, 12/19: SAWs Review, Research Mop Up, Euphemisms, The OG

“SAWs Review, 12/19.” (14)
duration, adopt, ensure, tension, consent

  1. In the old days, a woman’s father would have to give his ____ before she could get married.
  2. There was a lot of _____ between my mom and me after our fight.
    diminish, regime, stable, estimate, displace
  3. ____
  4. ____
  5. ____
  6. _____
    integrate, export, efficient, symbolic, domestic
  7. Many immigrants have found it difficult to _____ into American culture.
  8. The President’s job concerns both foreign and _____ issues.
    controversy, justify, perspective, bias, debate
  9. The root of this word means “to look.” _____
  10.  This word literally mean “to lean.” _____
    cite, research, data, phase, strategy
  11. (4) Before they _____(ed) in a new ______, they ____(ed) the ______.



Research Mop Up.

Euphemism (n – U FEM ISM): 
A “nice” way of saying something  unpleasant. 

The prefix eu- means “good.”

Examples: passed on = died, sanitation engineer = garbage man, waitress in the sky = flight attendant

  1. visually disabled =
  2. solid waste =
  3. landfill =
  4. economically disadvantaged =
  5. undocumented transborder migrant =
  6. vertically challenged =
  7. involuntary servitude (noun)  =


What is freedom? Privacy? What do we give up to be “free”?

In England there is 1 surveillance camera for every 14 people. The average Londoner is caught on camera around 300 times per day. Is that OK?

A look at the Bill of Rights. Why is #6 especially important?

The Sixth Amendment establishes a number of rights of the defendant in a criminal trial:

to a speedy and public trial
to trial by an impartial jury
to be informed of criminal charges
to confront witnesses
to compel witnesses to appear in court
to assistance of counsel[109]


Old Glory” p203.

Bonus: What is “Old Glory” a nickname for? Respond thusly in your notebook with a date:
“Old Glory” is the nickname for___________.

Bonus Two: Uncle Sam is a nickname for ________. Ditto above.

What would a “Civic Responsibility” class be all about?
Note the title and date!










“Old Glory” Quiz. Collaborative.

  1. On the surface, who are we initially supposed to think is the protagonist of the story?
  2. If we dig deeper, who is REALLY the protagonist?
  3. Conflict #1:
  4. Conflict #2:
  5. What right did the SOS law take away?
  6. Why did Gran-Da try to burn the flag?
  7. Why did Donald turn him in?
  8. What/Who does Uncle represent?
  9. What do you think the main message of the story is?
  10. Explain the last line.
  11. “Old Glory” was written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person

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?