Wednesday, 12/11: Vocab, Vladek, 120

Checking SMYK’s.

“Vocab, 12/11.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. There used to be a TV show called The ____ Gourmet which showed you how to eat well without spending a lot of money.
  6. Art Spiegelman once published magazines of ____ comics like “The Prisoner on the Hell Planet.”
  7. We rushed to ______ together a float for the parade before the upcoming deadline.
  8. Horror movies are sort of _______ for many people.
  9. “I never knew a person more _____ than myself. The fact that I say that shows what I say is true.”
  10. The athlete was ___ about the use of steroids. He knew they were harmful, but they helped his performance.
  11. (2) She tried to stay awake during math, but it was ______, and she finally ______(ed) to the sleepiness and nodded off.
  12. (2) The vocab word ____ is a {________} of the academic word *____. { } = previous vocab word = +1.
  13. * “The monarch is the only butterfly known to make a two-way ______ as birds do.”

 

120 Seconds.

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.)

Vladek.

 

Thursday, 12/5: New Groups, Vocab, Work on 120 Intro, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vladek and Vocab and  maybe Husker Du from Test #13.

“Vocab 12/5.” Each word is used once. Yup, you have to do some thinking on this one. Don’t necessarily do them in order! Do the ones you know first and cross them off the list
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. _____

Vocabulary Relay! Only 10 Words; how fast can you go?

 

Prep for 120 Seconds. Writing your intro. You need about 200 words. If you don’t have a book yet, we need to talk. NOW!

  1. Start with a little hook:
    • Imagine yourself…
    • Throughout history mankind has…
    • It was a dark and stormy night…
    • What do you call a… (joke)
    • Once upon a time…
    • Have you ever wondered…
    • What if…
    • Jimmy was a boy who…
    • Scary, gripping, and difficult to put down…
    • Etc.
  2. Give us the required info:
    • Title
    • Author
    • Genre (Not just fiction/non; we want something like romance, sci fi, horror, mystery, fantasy, comedy, historical fiction, etc.)
  3. Time for the 5 W’s for the BOOK:
    • This is the story of…
    • This book is about…
    • Set in the future…
    • Not too much detail; you have less than a minute.
  4. Now to set up the PASSAGE:
    • This is the part of the book where…
    • This is the scene when…
    • _____ is about to _____

 

Correct Maus Quiz from yesterday.  (15p)  Trade ‘n grade.

  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)
  7. Why does Anja want to break her engagement with Vladek before they married?
  8. (quote) What promise to his father does Artie break?
  9. Why does Vladek threaten to end the engagement with Anja?
    Character ID. Identify each person either by name (if given) or by explanation.
  10. p13, panel 4, the one in the dress.
  11. (2) p17, panel 2, both characters.
  12. p20, panel 1, the person with the cigarette.
  13. p20, last panel, the person on the right.

 

Vladek aloud.

Tuesday, 12/3: Scramble, Vocab, Maus

“Daily Scramble, 12/3.” There are a couple of ways to do this one. One is pretty sophisticated!

  • because
  • but
  • to wash his llama
  • the llama looked worse
  • he did not
  • Mr. Johnson hired me
  • a second time
  • than it did before
  • hire me

 

Reminder: New Vocab Word: anthropomorphic – human shaped.
Example: Art Spiegelman uses anthropomorphic cats and mice to represent the Nazis and the Jews.
Variation: anthropomorphism the tendency to give human traits to other animals.

“Vocab, 12/3.”
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  1. ____
  2. ____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Nazi _____ included racial purity.
  6. A heart attack is a(n) ____ sign of an ongoing disease.
  7. His accent was a(n) ____; he wasn’t really from France.
  8. (see #7) He just thought it made him sound _______.
  9. The camp counselors were too ____ in enforcing the rules, so it wasn’t much fun.
  10. I like turtles” is funny because the line is such a(n) _____.
  11. The Queen of England has ____ but no real power.
  12. 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?)
  13. * The roots of this word mean “beneath stand thing.”

 

120 Seconds II.

Tips: Practice! Write out your intro! Practice!

Here’s a video of a pretty good example.

 

Maus.

  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?

Characters:

  • Art, aka Artie, aka Art Spiegelman: The author, Vladek’s son
  • Mala: Vladek’s current wife. Also a survivor like Vladek. She married Vladek after Anja died.
  • Anja (Zybelberg) Spiegelman: Artie’s mom, Vladek’s first wife and true love. Survived the war like Vladek, but committed suicide when Artie was 20 something.
  • Lucia Greenberg: An old girlfriend of Vladek’s from before the war.
  • The Zybelbergs: Anja’s parents. Rich before the war.

Copy homework into planner.

120 Seconds begins next week on Tuesday. Better start practicing!

 

AWs, 12/2.”
fundamental (adjective) central; essential; basic
alter (verb) to change
conflicted (adjective) undecided; having feelings that clash
substitute (verb) to replace
compound (noun) mixture
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____(the picture on the right)
  6. Your excuse does not ____ the fact that you are guilty.
  7. At Laguna, ______ teachers are called guest teachers.
  8. Ponyboy was ______ about being a greaser.
  9. There used to be PSA commercials on tv that said “Reading is ____,” with the emphasis on the first three letters. Get it? It’s important and basic, and it’s enjoyable.
  10. A ____ sentence is made up of two or more sentences, properly connected.

 

Correct Test #14.

 

Maus by Art Spiegelman. Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1992. It took him 13 years.

“Maus, 12/2/19.”   Read the first two pages:

Translate his father’s last sentence into a normal English sentence.  What does he mean?

Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.

Artie, Vladek, Anja, Lucia Greenberg, Anja’s mom, Mala

Monday, 2/4: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #20, Vladek Wrap Up

Copy homework into planner. Remember that Interview Notes are due on Thursday!

“SAWs, 2/4.
abandon (verb) to give up; to leave behind
frivolous (adjective) not important; silly
contemporary (adjective) modern; current
dramatic (adjective) exciting; full of emotion; extreme
exploit (verb) to take advantage of


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  1. _____ Graph that shows a sudden, large increase
  2. _____ Pic of a destroyed building where obviously nobody has lived in awhile
  3. _____ Pic of a roll of money used as toilet paper
  4. _____ Pic of a modern house with a groovy pool
  5. There was a _____ change in his behavior after he started the medication.
  6. It is usually easy to _____ a little brother’s lack of savvy and make him do what you want.
  7. He ____(ed) the project before it was finished because he ran out of money.
  8. If we use the word _____ as a noun, it can also mean an adventure.
  9. One reason people may dislike lawyers is due to ____ lawsuits that waste everybody’s time and money.
  10. The roots of this word mean “of the present time.” _____

 

Debrief Test #20.

 

Finish Vladek and Discuss:

  1. Art Spiegelman has said that the final page of Maus II really has three endings. With your group, discuss what stories they might be endings of. Be ready to point out which panels or images end each story.
  2. When MAUS was published, the Washington Post said, “…impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”  What do you think about that? Do you think it’s true? Could MAUS have been anything but a comic and been as powerful?  Why or why not?

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. intentionally inaccurate statement  =