Tuesday, 2/6: Vocab, Clauses, Interviews, Vladek

“Vocab, 2/6.”
 Excitement_After_the_Game  Mediator

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. They took up a collection to help _____ the cost of the party.
  6. When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from the first moon walk, they were _____(ed)  to make sure they didn’t bring back any “space germs.”
  7. Many of you have pretended to be sick to get out of stuff, but a _____(c) actually believes he is sick.
  8. Mala says that, even though Vladek is rich, he still lives like a _____.
  9. The emperor’s armies _____(ed) the surrounding kingdoms.
  10. The prefix of this word means between.
  11. Anja was ______ about not giving up Richieu until it was too late to save him.
  12. * Mankind is the ____ species on Earth.

 

“Sentence Combining, 2/6.”

  1. The llama usually got seasick. He lived on a houseboat. (CX)
  2. A girl rode her unicycle. Down the street is where she went. She had a llama-shaped balloon. (SIMPLE!)
  3. She likes pizza. The llama prefers salmon burgers. (CD)
  4. **(Bonus!)  The llama said, “BOO!”  Some people screamed. Other people laughed at her. (CD-CX)

 

“Maus, 2/6.”

  1. What is ironic about Vladek’s decision to try to go to Hungary and give their spot at Mrs. Motonowa’s to Miloch and his family?
  2. Why does Artie call Vladek a murderer in the last panel on p161?
  3. What are the sketches at the top of page 171 all about?
  4. What is Artie’s final decision? (You had better get THIS one correct at least.)
  5. Why did Vladek ask Artie and Francoise to come stay with him?
  6. (quote) What was one of the things Artie used to think a lot or fantasize about as a kid?
  7. An example from Book II of Vladek’s skinflint behavior is complaining about Mala opening another container of salt.  a) True  b) False

 

 

Examples of physical description, interview circumstances:


“Hi Grandpa. I need to do an interview for my English class,” I asked in the middle of dinner, “would you be interested on doing it?” My grandpa’s face looked at me across the table with a big smile on his face. I knew he liked to feel very important. “I would love to! How about next Monday?” My grandpa asked me with a smile that kept growing across his face.

It was now Monday. The warm air flowed through the back patio sliding door. The loud waves crashed against the rocks below us. The sun was disappearing into the ocean. Grandma’s cooking could be smelt down the block. Agnes, my grandparents dog was bouncing off the walls with excitement because new people were in the house. My sister Sadie sat with my grandma sat at the dinner table, and me and Grandpa looked over the ocean on the couch. Agnes finally got tired, and she layed down on her pink blanket and fell asleep. My grandpa’s laugh filled the room, and I was trying to get my papers organized.

His grey, curly hair glistened in the dim light. Grandpa has a raspy voice that sounds like home to me. The farming tee shirt that he had on was one I have seen thousands of times before. His glasses made his hazel eyes twinkle. My grandpa can always be found smiling. My grandpa is a farmer, and he takes it very seriously. However, when he is around the house he has always been the happy and goofy type of grandpa. He is the type of person you always want to be around. He was ready for bed but stayed with me to answer my questions.

Since my grandparents live in Washington state, we conducted the interview using Skype. When we first called them, their camera was pointed at the floor, so my dad had to talk them through the process of moving it and setting it up. At the time that this was going on, I was working on setting up my note taking pages, so my dad stepped in for me and talked to my grandparents while I was working. I overheard them talking about politics and what was going on with the construction in their neighborhood. It was nice for them to have a conversation, but I felt bad for keeping them waiting. Once I finished the task of setting up the papers, I went over to the computer and began the interview process.


My grandma, who I call Lita, seemed to enjoy being interviewed and showed appreciation for the challenge of remembering what it was like growing up. A few times, she had to really think about a question, and might even ask my grandpa, who I call Lito, who may have the answer to the question. Lito is not as talkative as Lita, so he wasn’t extensively descriptive with his answers. When Lita saw I was taking notes, she would slow down the pace of her talking so I could write. She was thoughtful and kind, and I had a fun time interviewing her.

When Lita is concentrating, she sticks her tongue slightly out of her mouth. I saw her do this multiple times while asking questions. I also noticed that she had a soccer game on in the background and every once in awhile she would turn to Lito and ask if their team had scored.

Lita has light grey, smooth, soft hair. She wears glasses with little nose pads and an oval rim. Her voice is happy and bubbly. When she speaks it is like the room lights up. I love talking to her! Since she lives in Washington, the home state of rain, she usually wears a sweatshirt and jeans, but in the summer she wears nice t-shirts and occasionally a tank top with shorts.

Monday, 2/5: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 21, Vladek

Copy homework into planner.

Rough Draft interviews due Thursday.

 

“SAWs, 2/5.” subsequently, dominant, import, commission, scheme

  1. Facebook is the _____ company in the social media market.
  2. The Mona Lisa was a ______ from a rich merchant who wanted DaVinci to paint a portrait of his wife.
  3. People who are always ____(ing) and looking for a scam Vladek calls  kombinators.
  4. Vehicles are the #3 ____ into the US from other countries.
  5. “And then this happened…” ______
  6. This word also means “the doing of something.”
  7. This word also means “a plan.” _____
  8. In video class, one of the first things you learn how to do is ____ your videos into the software for editing.
  9. In science, you learn that the genes that are ____ are the ones whose effects we see.
  10. The roots of this word mean “to follow closely.” _____

 

Go over Test #21.

 

Vladek.

Thursday, 2/1: Vocab, Clauses, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab (+SAWs), Clauses (S/CD/CX), Vladek.

If I haven’t yet seen your interview questions, or you had to redo some, I want to see them now!

 

“Vocab, 2/1.” (16) Bonus: Why did I leave out the comma before the word and in #9?
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  1. _____  (It’s a paper clip. The subheading says, “The only tool you’ll ever need.”)
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. She blamed him for the incident and always looked at him with ______ afterwards.
  6. Vladek _____(es) Artie for using too many wooden matches…
  7. …because he is too “_____” to buy them.
  8. During the TV marathon, we _____(ed) for two days on chips and pizza.
  9. Sometimes it’s tough to not ______ to peer pressure and do what everybody else is doing.
  10. In The Outsiders, when we referred to a facade, we were saying that the person was _____(ing) about their true feelings.
  11. The prefix of this word means before. ______
  12. The root of this word means “to clean out.” _____
  13. * (4) Although he tried to ______ his ______ behavior, I could not _____ any _____ from what he was doing. It was just wrong. (All but one SAW!)

VOCABULARY RELAY!

 

“S/CD/CX, 2/1.”

  1.  Ziggy ate a doughnut.  –Add a phrase that describes the doughnut AND a dependent clause to make a complex sentence. (because, although)
  2.  The llama ran to Mom.  –Add an independent clause to make a compound sentence.
  3. Although Vladek…   –Copy and complete the sentence starter. What kind of sentence did you end up with?
  4. (2) Combine the following two sentences into one. First as a compound sentence, then as a complex sentence.
    • We took the skinheads bowling.
    • The llama stayed at home alone.

 

Vladek in his own words (p110-11).

 

Vladek’s big mistake!

Wednesday, 1/31: Vocab, Clauses, Interview Questions, Vladek

Checking SMYKs and 1-1-1’s.

“Vocab,  1/31.”   (Bonus for #5: S/CD/CX?)
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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. The diplomats rushed to ______ together a treaty before everyone changed his mind.
  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. Artie says Richieu’s picture on the wall of his parents’ room was a sort of _____ to him, implying that Richieu would have been a better son than he is.
  11. (2) She tried to stay awake during math, but it was ______, and she finally ______(ed) to the sleepiness and nodded off.
  12. *J. K. Rowling has ____(ed) an entire fantasy world of magic.

 

“Clauses, 1/31.” Write the ANSWER.

  1. Words like  althoughbecause, whensince, and if at the beginning of a clause make that clause _____.  a) dependent  b) independent  c) a sentence  d) compound  e) NOTA
  2. And if a sentence has that kind of clause in it, it’s a _______ sentence.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  3. Since Zinny didn’t want to embarrass the llama, she didn’t act affectionate.   a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  4. Zora’s doctor recommended buying a goat and going water-skiing.   a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  5. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but Zeke watched tv instead.   a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  6. He didn’t want to embarrass the cat.  — Add an independent clause to make a COMPOUND sentence.
  7. I read the bulletin about llamas.  — Add a dependent clause to make a COMPLEX sentence.
  8. The goat went fishing.  — Add another subject and verb, BUT keep the sentence SIMPLE.

 

Check interview questions.   Meanwhile: In your notebook…
“Interview Tips, 1/31.”
List 5 things you think would be good to remember when you conduct your interview.

Share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Tips:

  1. Be prepared.
  2. Ask open-ended questions.
  3. Be polite.
  4. Don’t conduct an interview; have a conversation.
  5. Be interested in the answers.
  6. Have energy! Be enthusiastic.
  7. Ask before you record.
  8. Say thank you.

 

 

Maus

Vladek in his own words, p111.

Tuesday, 1/30: Vocab, Clauses, Vladek

Checking 1-1-1 and definitions.

“Vocab, 1/30.”
    

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. It would be _____ of a dishwasher to tell the master chef  how to do things.
  6. All her emotions were released in a ___ moment on the stage as 20,000 people cheered.
  7. Much of the agriculture in the rest of the world is made up of _____(ence) farms, that barely grow enough food for the family working on it.
  8. MacGyver could ____ together almost anything from a bomb to a hang-glider from bits of trash he found lying around.
  9. The athlete was ___ about the use of steroids. He knew they were harmful, but they helped his performance.
  10. After the long siege, the city knew it was ____ to resist any longer…
  11. …and they finally _____(ed) to the stronger army.
  12. Though he came from a very religious family, he was still _____ about organized religion; he wasn’t sure what to think.
  13. * She tried to _____her grandson’s strange behavior by blaming it on the boy’s father.

 

FANBOYS
(Compound)

  • for
  • and
  • nor
  • but
  • or
  • yet
  • so
Dependent Clause Starters
(Complex)

  • although
  • unless
  • because
  • if
  • when
  • even though
  • since
  • though
  • as
  • until
Phrase Starters
(Simple)

  • with
  • in
  • on
  • by
  • between
  • like
  • over
  • at
  • from
  • for
  • during
  • like

“S/CD/CX (again), 1/30.” Write out the whole sentence for each one following the directions.

  1. His dog is named Snakefinder.  — Add a dependent clause to make a COMPLEX (CX) sentence.  (Hint: dependent clause starter)
  2. The UFO landed.  — Add an independent clause to make a COMPOUND (CD) sentence. (Hint: comma + FANBOYS)
  3. Suddenly a llama appeared.  — Add a phrase that describes how the llama appeared or what kind of llama it was or both, BUT keep the sentence SIMPLE (S).   (Hint: phrase starter)

 

Audio: Vladek in his own words, p110-111.

“VLADEK Quiz, 1/30.”

  1. ID: Srodula
  2. ID: bunker
  3. What happened to the guy who turned Vladek’s family into the Gestapo? (Bonus for being very specific.)
  4. What saved Vladek’s life on p120?
  5. “(quote) What is a kombinator?
  6. What is the latest cause of Anja’s breakdown on p124?

Monday, 1/29: Homework, SAWs, Clauses, Debrief Test #20, Vladek

Copy homework into planner.

Interview questions and person are due Wednesday!

Completed interviews (rough draft: notes, physical description, setting, etc.) are due next Thursday, 2/8.

 

 

 

“SAWs, 1/29.” detect, benefit, (un)ethical, conceive, rationalize
         
    

  1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4. _____  5. _____  6. _____
    7. The roots of this word mean “to take in” to the womb OR the mind.
    8. (3) People often try to ______ their ______ behavior, even though they know it’s wrong, by saying that there are _____(s) to acting that way..

 

 

“Clauses Again, 1/29.” This time just ID the subjects (S) and verbs (V) in each sentence.

  1. Joe waited for the llama to arrive, but she was late.
  2. Rudolpho was upset because his llama ate the last of the cheeselog.
  3. The crew checked the llama and prepared it for the sea.
  4. We can wait here until Carlos calls us.
  5. We must repair the dam, or the water will rush through.
  6. As part of his occupation, he had a llama with a leather jacket.

 

Go over Test #20. Guess what Husker Du is going to be this week?

 

Vladek.

 

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.