Thursday, 4/25: Spelling + Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Spelling (like today’s warm up), Vocabulary (duh), Husker Du (study last Friday’s Grammar section), and Tom Sawyer (look up the answers tonight).

“S and G, 4/25.”

  1. a) revision  b) requirement  c) believable  d) all correct
  2. a) insurance  b) security  c) seperately  d) all correct
  3. a) cooperation  b) movable  c) ignorance  d) all correct
  4. a) maturity  b) narritive  c) creative  d) all correct
  5. What is the rule that this week’s spelling words follow?
  6. The running motor wasted electricity.  N, V, A?
  7. She is a big fan of running. N, V, A?
  8. I hate running in PE.  N, V, A?

 

“Vocab, 4/25.” (15)
   

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The class discussion was not very lively; the students were rather _______ about the topic.
  5. The boys _____(ed) matter inwardly, thinking about all the possibilities.
  6. doctor : prescribe :: law : ______
  7. Huck’s lifestyle seemed very _______ to the other boys of St. Petersburg.
  8. By definition, a ghost would NOT be ______.
  9. proscribed : allowed :: apathetic : ______
  10. “The stirring event was well ______(ed)” by the townspeople the next day.
  11. (2) A true sports fan is NOT _____ or ______.
  12. * (3) If you are not passing the tests, you should probably ____ your ____ to studying or perhaps _____ some help.

Tom Sawyer Quiz. (5p)

  • Show me your answers to Study Questions #3 and #4

No oral reading today! We are going to see how you do tomorrow on your own! D’Oh!

Here’s a tip: The study questions are the same as the test questions!
READ CHAPTER 15 AND LOOK UP THE ANSWERS!

Here’s the “read to you” link:

https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/34/the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer/

Monday, 3/18: Homework, WoD, Debrief Test 26, Thank You Ma’m

Homies: DBN Homebase Takeover.

Copy homework into planner.

Wheel of Doom!

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period One.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Two.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Five.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Six.

Debrief Test #26.

In honor of Dude, Be Nice Week…

“Thank You M’am.”

“It takes two parents to produce a child,
but it takes an entire village to raise the child.”
-African Proverb
What do you think? Should the community have some responsibility in making sure all kids turn out ok? Should raising a child be entirely the parents’ job? What about parents who aren’t doing their jobs? What about their kids?

What are our conflicts here?

 

How does this Emily Dickinson poem relate?
(in vain means without any point or purpose)

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain

Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain

 

Tuesday, 2/26: Husker Du, Vocab, Giver

Kindness Week Continues

Tonight’s Reading: To the end of Chapter 16, with 1-1-1 for ch. 16 only.

“Husker Du, Period One, Test #7.”
a) adversary  b) aplomb  c) banish  d) grueling  e) perceive  f) disdain  g) dispel   h) engross   i) diminish  j) exhilarate

  • 1. She speaks French and German with equal ______.
  • 2. She has a great _____ for companies that mistreat their workers and refuses to buy their products.
  • 9. confused : savvy :: bored : ______(ed)
  • 17. I think that llama is _____.   a) they’re  b) theres  c) their’s  d) theirs  e) NOTA
  • 22. Up, up, and away flew my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

“Husker Du, Period Two, Test #21.”
a) infringe  b) exasperate  c) unscrupulous  d) reprieve  e) profound  f) indolent  g) conspicuous  h) tentative  i) haphazard  j) relinquish

  • 7. It had been raining so much that we ____(ly) planned the picnic for Saturday, but we also made other plans just in case.
  • 10. The word ______ comes from a word that means ethics.
  • 11. If we use the word _____ as a noun, it can also mean an adventure.  a) frivolous  b) exploit  c) contemporary  d) abandon  e) dramatic  f) NOTA
  • 18. What is most likely the main theme of “Old Glory”?  a) That the right to a fair trial is important.  b) That freedom of speech is important.  c) That if people don’t stand up for their rights, those rights might be taken away.  d) That you shouldn’t burn flags.  e) NOTA
  • 26. We can wait here until Carlos calls us. a) Simple   b) Compound  c) Complex

“Husker Du, Period Five, Test #7.”
a) adversary  b) aplomb  c) banish  d) grueling  e) perceive  f) disdain  g) dispel   h) engross   i) diminish  j) exhilarate

  • 1. She speaks French and German with equal ______.
  • 2. She has a great _____ for companies that mistreat their workers and refuses to buy their products.
  • 9. confused : savvy :: bored : ______(ed)
  • 17. I think that llama is _____.   a) they’re  b) theres  c) their’s  d) theirs  e) NOTA
  • 22. Up, up, and away flew my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

“Husker Du, Period Six, Test #16.”
a) succumb   b) subsist   c) presumptuous   d) reproach   e) cathartic   f) frugal   g) cobble   h) futile   i) dissemble   j) ambivalent

  • 2. The root of this word means both. ______
  • 7. The root of this word means “to clean out.” _____
  • 8. “I never knew a person more _____ than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.”
  • 23. A bunker is another name for a…  a) gun  b) secret stash of food  c) bed  d) hiding place  e) ghetto  f) NOTA
  • 24. Being called a kombinator is a compliment.  a) True  b) False

 

“Vocab, 2/26.” Each one once.
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Transfagarasan "OK, now you've gone back too far."  loud-knob-import-16102730290_afd86417b7_b
weak-man-clipart-1  vectordestiny-american-progress-2 (History Reference.)

 

Giver 13,14.” Write the distinguishing words OF THE ANSWER.

  1. For Jonas, what is the most frustrating rule of his training? a) The one about medication for pain.  b) The one about talking about his training.  c) The one about rudeness.  d) The one about lying. e) NOTA
  2. What disturbed Jonas the most about the memory of the elephant?  a) The guns.  b) The blood.  c) The brutality of the men.  d) The fact that there were two colors of men.  e) The anguish (pain) of the other elephant.
  3. When the previous successor to The Giver failed, what happened? a) The people had no one to make decisions.  b)  The Receiver was punished.  c) Her memories were released into the Community, and the people felt pain. d) The books were banned when people found out. e) They had to release her.  f) NOTA
  4. What does the Giver say that shocks Jonas?  a) “I don’t even know why they need a Receiver…”  b) “Frightening isn’t it?”  c) “They know nothing.”  d) “And you will (suffer). It’s my life. And it will be yours.”  e)  “Sameness sucks.”   f) NOTA
  5. On p100, when the Giver says, “And next it will be you. A great honor,” he is being ironic.   a) True  b) False
  6. The Giver says that knowing facts without having memories is…  a) stupid  b) conflict-free  c) easier  d) meaningless  e) intelligent  f) NOTA
  7. What makes Jonas feel “desperately lonely”?
  8. The Giver tells Jonas that the memories of pain and suffering give them _____.
  9. What memory was the strongest when the Elders sought the Giver’s advice about increasing the birthrate?
  10. What power did Jonas discover that “frightened” him?

 

 

Thursday, 1/24: Husker Du II, Sentence Combo, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du (including Sentence Combo), Vladek.

“Husker Du II, 1/24.”

  1. This song also has an abundant of rocking guitars and a rap section featuring JayZ.  a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake
  2. it: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  3. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was _______ “And ruin my rep?”  a) apprehensive  b) benevolent  c) nondescript  d) aghast  e) enhanced  f) intrigued
  4. The real reason Alyce leaves the village is that she…   a) doesn’t like delivering babies.  b) can’t express what she’s feeling.  c) can’t help the midwife any more. d) can’t take the midwife’s treatment of her any more.  e) can’t take the insults she knows she’s going to get.  f) NOTA
  5. The medication seems effective, _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe.   a) therefore  b) furthermore  c) nevertheless  d) so  e) consequently  f) NOTA
  6. Many of the the company’s factory workers have been ____(ed) by industrial robots. a) regime  b) diminish  c) displace  d) stable  e) estimate  f) taunt  g) tantalize  h) NOTA
  7. That embarrassing moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  8. compelling : boring :: scarce : _____  a) diligent  b) diffident  c) dire  d) heedless  e) abundant  f) cordial  g) NOTA
  9. The ____ softball team mascot is a llama.  (More than one.)  a) women’s  b) woman’s  c) womens’s  d) NOTA
  10. I got all ____ on my report card.  a) A’s  b) As  c) ‘A’s  d) NOTA
  11. _____ llama is that?  a) whose  b) who’se  c) who’s  d) NOTA
  12. Which word best captures the Soc’s attitude toward the greasers?  ______  a) disdain  b) adversary  c) perceive  d) engrossed  e) banish  f) aplomb  g) NOTA
  13. Dally getting hauled in for the murder he didn’t do is an example of irony.  a) True  b) False
FANBOYS (Compound)
  • for
  • and
  • nor
  • but
  • or
  • yet
  • so
Dependent Clause Starters (Complex)
  • although
  • unless
  • because
  • if
  • when
  • though
  • even though
  • since
  • though
  • as
  • until
Phrase Starters (NOT CLAUSES)
  • with
  • in
  • on
  • by
  • between
  • like
  • over
  • at
  • from
  • for
  • during
  • like

“Sentence Combo, 1/24.” Combine the sentences into the type of sentence asked for.

  1. The llama usually got seasick. He lived on a houseboat. (Complex)
  2. A girl rode her unicycle. Down the street is where she went. She had a llama-shaped balloon. (SIMPLE! Use the chart above!)
  3. She likes pizza. The llama prefers salmon burgers. (Compound)
  4. BONUS: The llama ate broccoli.  The llama didn’t get sick. The llama was able to meet Taylor Swift. (Compound-Complex! Use a dependent clause AND one of the FANBOYS AND a comma.)

 

Vladek! On tomorrow’s test:

  1. How does Pavel try to show Artie what Auschwitz felt like?  
  2. What makes Art shrink down again on p207?
  3. What’s a barrack (aka a block)?
  4. Why does the tin shop foreman, Yidl, dislike Vladek? 
  5. What does Vladek do to change Yidl’s opinion?
  6. What was Appel?
  7. Who helps Vladek establish and maintain contact with Anja?
  8. What was a Selektion?

Thursday, 10/18: Transitions, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab/SAWs, Husker Du FROs (sigh), TMA.

“Transitions, 10/18.” in fact, consequently, because, furthermore, instead, for example, nevertheless 

A vegetarian can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. 2) _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat. 3) _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy. This is one of the reasons many people become vegetarians. 4) _____, adopting a vegetarian diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.

 

“Husker Du, 10/18.”

  1. We have three ______ in our class. (Morris)
  2. The upstairs library is a great place to quietly study.  Adjectives?
  3. us: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  4. That embarrassing moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  5. Up, up, and away went my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

 

 

“Vocabulary 10/18.”
 bridge   

  1. (roguish pirate pic)_____
  2. (two side of a bridge under construction that don’t line up)_____ (not sham)
  3. (a woman hungrily eyeing a jar of cookies)_____
  4. (a guy striking a huge gong) ____
  5. (2) Job Applicants’ Coach: “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  6. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  7. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme. (not incompetent)
  9. The cat liked to “bite at the ____(ingly) moving pen.”
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. * Make sure that ladder is _____ before you climb it.

 

 

TMA.

These will be questions on tomorrow’s test

  • Why does Jane the Midwife not notice that Alyce is gaining skills and respect in the village?
  • Why does Alyce deliver the bailiff’s wife’s baby, instead of the midwife?
  • What prompted Alyce’s first smile?
  • What part of the story are we in?
  • After she proved herself by delivering Alyce Little, how does the midwife treat Alyce?
  • Why do the boys say they are chasing Runt?