Wednesday, 2/20: S/CD/CX, Giver

“Husker Du, 2/20.” Write the ANSWER, not the letter.

  1. While the llama is a quadruped, he also has fins for swimming.  a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  2. In the beginning, there was nothing but llamas. a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  3. That moment is embarrassing when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  4. You can beat the llama’s score you will be part of the elite llama squad.  a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  5. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  a) Charles’  b) Charles’s  c) Charle’s   d) NOTA
  6. The _____ lounge is usually off-limits to students. (More than one.)  a) teacher’s  b) teachers  c) teachers’s  d) teachers’  e) NOTA
  7. _____ llama is that?  a) whose  b) who’se  c) who’s  d) NOTA
  8. John ate and ate, _____, he never gained weight.   a) even so  b) furthermore  c) so  d) therefore  e) consequently  f) NOTA
  9. Joe ate too fast. _______, he had a stomach ache.  a) Nevertheless  b) Furthermore  c) Meanwhile  d) Still  e) As a result   f) NOTA
  10. We have three ____ in our class.  a) Morris’s  b) Morris’  c) Morrises  d) NOTA

“S/CD/CX, 2/20.” (6)

  • Write three sentences about your interview process and/or person. Make one a simple sentence, make one a compound sentence, and make one a complex sentence. Be sure to label which is which. (S, CD, CX)

 

Giver 7-8, 2/20.” Write the answer, not the letter. Only #10 is collaborative.

  1. When parents want to show special affection for a child, they call him/her by number instead of name.  a) True  b) False
  2. What does the Chief Elder say about the future Twelves’ differences in her speech? a) Nothing; it’s considered rude to mention differences.  b) The differences have determined their futures.  c) The differences have stood out more than in previous groups.  d) The differences still need to become sameness.  e) NOTA
  3. Why did the Chief Elder make a joke about chastising Asher’s old teacher?
  4. Why was Asher punished as a Three?  a) He was rude.  b) He didn’t pay attention.  c) He literally asked for it.  d) He failed several tests.  e) NOTA
  5. The most honored job in the community is the Receiver of Memory.  a) True   b) False
  6. Which of the following attributes does the Chief Elder say Jonas does not yet possess, but will?  a) Intelligence.   b) Integrity.   c) Courage.   d) Wisdom.   e) She says he has them all.
  7. (Quote) What attribute is the Chief Elder unable to describe because she does not understand it?
  8. Why is the Chief Elder unable to prepare Jonas for the pain he will experience?
  9. What makes Jonas feel a “tiny sliver of sureness for the first time”?  a) He is not afraid.   b). He has already experienced pain.   c) The crowd changed like the apple.   d) The Chief Elder has confidence in him.    e) NOTA

  10. Explain what the Chief Elder means when she says, “playfulness and patience could, with maturity, be revealed as foolishness and indolence.”

What if nobody could lie, ever? Discuss and report back.  Benefits? Downsides? Dealbreakers?  Why?


 

Dah Givah aloud.

Tuesday, 2/19: Homework, Husker Du, Debrief Test #22, Print Interviews, Giver

Copy homework into planner.

“Husker Du, 2/19.” Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. She has a lot of basketball savvy.  a) adjective  b) not an adjective
  2. The expression “Mind your own business” is a motto.  a) True  b) False
  3. Every story has to have a  ____.   a) middle  b) person  c) conclusion  d) message  e) conflict  f) theme
  4. The root cred means…   a) truth  b) crazy  c) pay  d) believe  e) wild  f) possible  g) NOTA
  5. Which word doesn’t belong? a) evaluate  b) predict  c) question  d) summarize  e) react
  6. you:  a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
    For a brief moment, Jimmy stupidly thought he could fly like a graceful bird across the blue sky.
  7. moment.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA
  8. stupidly.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA
  9. fly.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA
  10. brief.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA

Go over Test #22.

Interviews.

  1. Check to make sure you have a GROOVY TITLE on the document itself AND in the title box.
  2. Check to make sure that the main word in the title are capitalized.
  3. Check to make sure that your name and period are on the document itself.
  4. Let somebody else read it to see if they can spot any major errors.
  5. Print. ONLY CLICK PRINT ONCE!!!!!

Giver aloud.

Wednesday, 2/13: Vocab, Giver, Interviews

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“Vocab, 2/13.” Each word used ONCE. (10p)
augment, wretched, meager, suppress, exuberant, impede, fleeting, wry, lethargic, escalate

  1. The mayfly’s life is very _____. A mayfly only lives to reproduce and is alive for only 24 hours.
  2. After the police mishandled the fight, it ____(ed) into a riot.
  3. He tried to ___ his income by selling magazines door to door.
  4. Although you might think they do, recent studies have concluded that cough _____(ants) don’t really stop your cough.
  5. Some teachers keep their classrooms very cold because they think it keeps the students from being too ____.
  6. The amount of food coupons given to the Jews only allowed them very ____ portions, not enough to get by legally.
  7. The prisoners in Auschwitz were kept in ____ conditions.
  8. The Lemony Snicket books are known for their ____ humor about seemingly terrible events.
  9. On the last day of school, the kids ran _____(ly) through the halls.
  10. His pants were so tight they _____(ed) his movement.

 

“Dah Givah, ch4.” Not collaborative. Write the ANSWER, not the letter.  (5p)

  1. Why does Jonas have no idea what his assignment might be? (p28/p37)
  2. Roberto’s release was a sad occasion for all at the House of the Old because he was so well-loved.  a) True  b) False
  3. All of these were a part of Roberto’s release ceremony except…a) a review of his life and accomplishments.  b) chanting the patriotic anthem.  c) speeches from friends and admirers.  d) a period of mourning.  e) These were all a part of the ceremony.
  4. (Quote.) Where does Larissa say the Old go when they are released? (2 points: one for the quotation marks.)

Read ch5 aloud. No 1-1-1 required.

 

Work on Interviews. DUE FRIDAY!

  • Introduction: Setting. Description of scene/setting. How it was set up. Why you chose this person. Relationship to this person.
  • Description of person. Show, don’t tell.
    • Looks. (Details.)
    • Voice and choice of words. Delivery.
    • Personality. (Bitter? Enthusiastic? Happy? Lost in memories? Crabby?  What?)
  • The intro/description should be 350-400+ words.
  • Interview.
    • Questions you asked, followed by answers and follow up.
    • You may summarize their answers, but please include at least three good quotes(word for word, as close as you can get) that use the person’s actual words.
  • Conclusion: Discuss what you learned, most surprising info, most interesting, change in attitude toward older people, etc. About 75-100+ words.

Thursday, 2/7: Vocab + Relay, Giver, Interviews

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, Giver, OG.

“Vocab, 2/7.”
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tentative, infringe, reprieve, benign, profound, indolent, relinquish, exasperate, (in)conspicuous, (un)scrupulous, haphazard

  1. _____ Pic of the classic statue, The Thinker.
  2. _____Cartoon of two guys looking out from the top of a skyscraper saying, “Yes, the view is nice—but I mostly want people to look up here and think how rich I am.”
  3. _____Pic of a pack of dogs with a fox blending in.
  4. _____ Pic of a cute little lamb taking its first steps. (NOT: benign, scrupulous, haphazard, or indolent, or any other “it could be’s.” Sigh.)
  5. “Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give the rest of us a bad name.” ______
  6. Much to her relief, the doctor said the tumor was ________.
  7. He prepared so ______(ly) that his presentation was painful to watch. (Not: tentative.)
  8. After asking for (previous vocab word), the student received a _____ and was released from detention.
  9. In exchange for safety and peace, the members of the Community seemed to have _____(ed) a lot of freedom.
  10. The neighbor’s fence _____(ed) on our property, so they had to move it.
  11. Sometimes fifth period can be ______(ing), but when certain people are absent, it can be a nice class.
  12. The word ______ comes from a word that means ethics or morals.

VOCABULARY RELAY!


Giver. Read some 1-1-1’s. What can we tell about this place? When/where is it? Why is it?

Giver, Chapter 2.”

  1. What rule did Jonas’s father break?
  2. What rule gets broken all the time?
  3. What happens at the ceremony of 12?
  4. How is that decision made?
  5. We are in the ______ of the story.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) falling action  e) NOTA

Be sure to read CHAPTER 3 tonight and do your 1-1-1!


Work on Interview/Profile.

Go get a Chromie! Begin Writing Biographical Sketch/Profile. The final draft is due next Thursday, 2/14.

NOT PREPARED TODAY? Do extra credit vocab sentences in your notebook…except they aren’t extra credit. Due tomorrow. 

  • Introduction: Setting. Description of scene/setting. How it was set up. Why you chose this person. Relationship to this person.
  • Description of person. Show, don’t tell.
    • Looks. (Details.)
    • Voice and choice of words. Delivery.
    • Personality. (Bitter? Enthusiastic? Happy? Lost in memories? Crabby?  What?)
  • The intro/description should be 350-400+ words.
  • Interview.
    • Questions you asked, followed by answers and follow up.
    • You may summarize their answers, but please include at least three good quotes (word for word, as close as you can get) that use the person’s actual words.
  • Conclusion: Discuss what you learned, most surprising info, most interesting, change in attitude toward older people, etc. About 75-100+ words.

Wednesday, 2/6: Old Glory, Vocab, Dah Givah

“Old Glory” Quiz. Collaborative. Characters: Donald, Gran-Da, Dad, Mom, SOS men.

  1. On the surface, who are we initially supposed to think is the protagonist (hero) of the story?
  2. If we dig deeper, who is REALLY the protagonist?
  3. Conflict #1: ____ v _____
  4. Conflict #2: ____ v _____
  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. Explain the last line: “What kind of world would that be?”
  10.  (BONUS) What do you think the main message of the story is?

 

“Vocab, 2/6.”  tentative, infringe, reprieve, benign, profound, indolent, relinquish, exasperate, (in)conspicuous, (un)scrupulous, haphazard
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  1. _____ Cartoon of student napping in his desk .
  2. _____ A telephone pole with literally hundreds of cables connected to it. They look very tangled.
  3. _____ That guy cutting his lawn one blade at a time again.
  4. Some thought that the new law would _____ upon their right to protest, and they protested that.
  5. I  tried to be as ____ as possible as I passed the note in class, but Mr. Coward still caught me.
  6. Solar power is more ______ to the environment than coal or oil.
  7. It had been raining so much that we ____(ly) planned the picnic for Saturday, but we also made other plans just in case.
  8. The _____ lawyer took advantage of the old man.
  9. “Wealth is ______, but poverty hides.”
  10. After he lost the battle, the king had to ____ the throne to the winner.
  11. Which vocab word can sometimes be used like the SAW dramatic?
  12. * The word cool still means good, even in ____ slang. (frivolous, exploit, contemporary, abandon, dramatic)

 

The Giver. Pick some 1-1-1’s to read! Yep, NIGHTLY!

The Giver, chapter 1.” (5)

  1. What mistake in language did Asher make? (Use the words.)
  2. (quote) How does Jonas feel about his upcoming ceremony of 12?
  3. (2) What are the only two times being released is not a punishment?
  4. Why does everyone know that Lily’s comment about keeping Gabriel has to be a joke?

Continue aloud. Do your 1-1-1 for chapter 2 now.
If we finish chapter 2… No reading tonight! Get your interview stuff together for tomorrow!

Wednesday, 3/28: District Assessment Day 2

District Assessment Day Two of Three.

Please click the following link for the directions:  ELA Research Common Assessment.

If, by some divine miracle, you finish early (hrrrrmmm):

  1. Proofread, share, and print your argumentative essay.
  2. Finish, proofread, share, and print your Giver Book v Movie essay.
  3. Take the middle school quiz at the ETC Portal. Highest scores are entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire tablet.
  4. Get started on the next vocab list.
  5. Quietly amuse yourself.

Thursday, 3/22: HD, V + R, Giver + Essay

Tomorrow’s Test: HD (all warmups are fair game), Vocab, Giver (B + M)

“SAWs, 3/22.”  disperse, catalyst, segregate, injustice, reform
1. Rosa Parks’s act of civil disobedience was a ______ for the new Civil Rights movement.
2. The birds who ate the seeds helped ______ them to new locations.
3. The people protesting the _______ of 4.________(ion) were forced to 5. _______ by police.

 

“Vocabulary, 3/22. All 11 vocab words + noun form of one SAW.

I had a 1.____ in my judgement and got caught because I didn’t have anyone to help me with a(n)  2._____,  so my mom’s  3._____  escalated into being 4.______(ed). I 5.____(ed) out on my bed in my room, tried to find some  6.______(ity) and sighed. I felt the buzz of my phone in my pocket, but when I reached for it, it turned out to be a 7._____. Then I remembered Mom had taken my phone, and I felt another 8._____ of 9._____(ment) come over me. But as I lay there, I began to assess the situation more calmly, and I saw a 10._____ of hope. Maybe this incident was just the 11.____ I needed to change my ways.  But then I turned on the tv and watched some stupid comedy 12.____ for the rest of the afternoon.

 

 

PICTIONARY/PANTOMIME VOCAB RELAY.

 

Dah Givah.

DUE NEXT FRIDAY 3/30:  Pick one. 600 + words. PROOFREAD! Use examples from book/movie. anticipate and refute counterarguments. Please share a GDoc AND print.

    • “Three Reasons Why The Giver Book/Movie is Better Than the Movie/Book.”
    • “Despite the Changes, The Giver Movie Does a Good Job Respecting the Book.”