Thursday, 3/1: Husker Du, Vocab, Dah Givah

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du from your class’s test, Vocab, Giver.

“Husker Du, 3/1.” WRITE THE ANSWER!

Period One: Test #16. Do Second Period’s warm up. You’re out of questions.

Period Two: Test #19.

  1. A clause is a group of words that contains a _____ and a _____.  a) noun/conjunction  b) subject/noun  c) predicate/verb  d) subject/verb  e) NOTA
  2. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. What idea of Ilzecki’s does Vladek want to try that Anja refuses?  a) To help him with his work.  b) To hide.  c) To move to America.  d) To hide their son somewhere.  e) To try to sneak across the border.  f) NOTA
  4. What does it mean when Vladek wears a pig mask?  a) He’s in disguise.  b) He’s pretending that he’s Polish.  c) He’s pretending he’s German.  d) He’s pretending he’s not Jewish.  e) He’s pretending to be a policeman.  f) NOTA
  5. True/False?   Dependent clauses usually begin with words such as although, since, and because.

Period Three: Test #7.
a) duration  b) adopt  c) ensure  d) tension  e) consent

  1. In the old days, a woman’s father would have to give his ____ before she could get married.
  2. During the rising action, the ____ builds until it breaks at the climax of the story.
  3. Please be quiet for the _____ of the film. You may talk at the end.
  4. It would be wise to ______ the same good habits your scholarly friend has.
  5. Laughing at the comedian’s act. a) Fragment  b) Run-On   c) Complete Sentence

Period Five: Test #15.

  1. The medication seems effective. Nevertheless, more research must be done to see if it’s safe.  _____, it’s best to avoid it.  a) Although  b) However  c) Unless  d) Until then  e) Whereas  f) NOTA
  2. In the word metamorphosis, the root morph means change.   a) True  b) False
  3. You would talk colloquially to a judge in a courtroom.  a) True  b) False
  4. The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on what date?  a) December 7, 1979  b) December 8, 1941  c) December 7, 1949  d) December 7, 1941  e) December 6, 1949  f) NOTA
  5. The teacher’s crabby ____ sort of brought the whole class down.   a) aptitude  b) chastise  c) nurture  d) distinguish  e) disquieting  f) disposition


“Vocabulary 3/1.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____ (NOT: benign, scrupulous, haphazard, or indolent, or any other “it could be’s.” Sigh.)
  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 sixth 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.
  13. *The committee couldn’t reach _____, so the plan failed.


Giver 5-6.”  Write the answer not the letter.  (12)

  1. (quote) Why was Jonas angry at Fiona in his dream?
  2. How does Jonas describe his dream?  a) Pleasurable and confusing.  b) Frightening and confusing.  c) Confusing and funny.  d) Sad and depressing.  e) Worrying and exciting.
  3. (quote) What did Jonas say was the strongest feeling in his dream?
  4. Only males take the pills.  a) True  b) False
  5. Jonas actually enjoyed the feeling of the Stirrings.  a) True  b) False
  6. (4) Name two “firsts” that distinguish the Eights from the younger kids and explain the reasoning behind their new responsibilities/fashions.
  7. When the elders match spouses, which of these factors is not taken into account?  a) intelligence  b) disposition  c) aptitude  d) physical characteristics  e) energy level  f) interests  g) All are taken into account.
  8. What is our main conflict so far? (Hint: Trick question!)
  9. The Giver is written in ____ person.  a) first  b) second  c) third



Wednesday, 2/28: Husker Du, Vocab, Dah Givah

Checking 1-1-1 and SMYKs.

“Husker Du, 2/28.”

Period One: Test #16.
a) vocational  b) whereas  c) inherent  d) focus  e) exceed  f) comprise  g) paradigm

  1. Most human beings are _____(ly) social creatures who naturally seek out interactions with others.
  2. The current ____ for education is more about collaboration than it used to be.
  3. Many students, after high school, go to _____ schools instead of traditional 4-year colleges.
  4. Maddy studied for the test and earned an A ______ Wyatt didn’t study and earned a D.
  5. “Dig and be dug in return” is Langston Hughes’s version of the old ____ about treating others how you want to be treated.

Period Two: Test #19.
a) vocational  b) whereas  c) inherent  d) paradigm  e) exceed  f) comprise

  1. Most human beings are _____(ly) social creatures who naturally seek out interactions with others.
  2. The current ____ for education is more about collaboration than it used to be.
  3. Many students, after high school, go to _____ schools instead of traditional 4-year colleges.
  4. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause

Period Three: Test #7.
a) adversary  b) aplomb  c) banish  d) grueling  e) perceive  f) disdain  g) dispel   h) engross   i) diminish  j) exhilarate

  1. One of the themes of The Outsiders is that what you ______ is not necessarily what the reality is.
  2. As the snowfall ______(ed), we were finally able to see the road.  
  3. His political _________(s) tried to prevent him from winning the nomination.
  4. it: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  5. What makes Pony, for the first time, think of Dally as his buddy? (p124) a) When Dally saved Johnny.  b) When Dally helped them get away.  c) When Dally said he was glad he didn’t accidentally kill Pony putting out the flames.  d) When Dally wants revenge for what the Socs did to Johnny.  e) When Dally yells at him as he’s being taken into the emergency room.  f) NOTA

Period Five: Test #15.
a) paradigm   b) comprise  c) gender  d) adapt  e) conduct

  1. Tomorrow’s test will ____ three sections: vocabulary, SAWs, and Husker Du.
  2. The current ____ for education is more about collaboration than it used to be.
  3. Please ______ yourself respectfully in the museum.
  4. Creatures that can’t _____ as their environment changes will not survive.
  5. The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe.   a) And  b) Whereas c) Nevertheless  d) So  e) Meanwhile   f) NOTA


“Vocabulary, 2/28.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. He soon found that studying for tests would have a _____ (positive) impact on his grade! OMG!
  5. Some thought that the new law would _____ upon their right to protest, and they protested that.
  6. I  tried to be as ____ as possible as I passed the note in class, but Mr. Coward still caught me.
  7. Solar power is more ______ to the environment than coal or oil.
  8. It had been raining so much that we ____(ly) planned the picnic for Saturday, but we also made other plans just in case.
  9. The _____ lawyer took advantage of the old man.
  10. “Wealth is ______, but poverty hides.”
  11. After he lost the battle, the king had to ____ the throne to the winner.
  12. * (4) The _____ of most experts is that in order to be successful, it pays to be ______ and not give up when things get tough. Only this will ____ the ______ results you want. (All except one SAW are used.)


Dah Givah: Quiz first, then discussion.

Dah Givah, 3 – 4″   Write the ANSWER. (7p)

  1. Why was Jonas chastised by the Speaker?
  2. Asher also noticed something had changed about the apple they were tossing.  a) True  b) False
  3. Nobody ages past 12 in this community.  a) True  b) False
  4. Why does Jonas have no idea what his assignment might be?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. (Quote.) Where does Larissa say the Old go when they are released?


Chapter 5 and 6…

Tuesday, 2/27: Husker Du, Vocab, Dah Givah

Spot-Checking 1-1-1’s: I will randomly decide who will read theirs out loud to us!
Also checking vocab defns.

“Husker Du, 2/27.” Write the answer not the letter!

Period One: Test #16.
a) vivid  b) saw  c) aspire  d) pacify  e) daunting  f) diminutive  g) pragmatic  h) volatile  i) dilemma  j) iconic 

  1. You may _______ to someday be as cool as Mr. Coward. (Good luck with that.)
  2. Doing your homework every day before playing video games is a _______ strategy for success.
  3. Sixth Period tried to ____ Mr. Coward’s anger with cookies.
  4. inspiring : daunting :: stable : ______
  5. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.

Period Two: Test #19.

  1. When you use a dependent clause as a sentence, that mistake is called a(n) ____.   a) independent clause  b) run-on  c) fragment  d) phrase  e) NOTA
  2. True/False   Dependent clauses usually begin with words such as and, but, or.
  3. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. We climbed slowly up the very steep hill. a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. How does Vladek make money after he loses his factory?  a) He takes bribes.  b) He works for the Germans  c) He steals.  d) He manages to get a job with the Jewish aid organization.  e) NOTA

Period Three: 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. It was a(n) _____ roller coaster ride we exited with smiles on our faces.
  3. We sat there, _____(ed) in his fascinating shipwreck tale.
  4. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!  a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. What is Pony’s main motivation for wanting to be in the rumble?  a) Revenge for Johnny.  b) He likes to fight. c) To prove himself to Sodapop.  d) Loyalty to the gang.  e) All of the above.  f) NOTA

Period Five: Test #15.
a) distraught  b) keen  c) aptitude  d) chastise  e) nurture  f) distinguish  g) disquieting  h) disposition,  i) empathy  j) civics

  1. The waiter was _____(ed) for forgetting the customer’s order.
  2. “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.” _______
  3. ______ concerns things like government and civil rights
  4. The competition at the state level was very ______.
  5. The mom was _______ when she couldn’t find her toddler in the crowd.


“Vocab, 2/27.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. Wow, that’s _____.
  6. If you search more systematically, instead of so ____(ly), you will be more likely to find whatever you’re looking for.
  7. During the summer, without something to do, some kids can get very _____ and end up not doing much of anything.
  8. After she fell, she got up and tested her leg _____(ly) to see if it would support her weight.
  9. She was always very _____ about her work. That’s why she got A’s.
  10. Many rappers “sing” the praises of “bling” and _____ consumption.
  11. The  _____ student copied his essay from the internet.
  12. * Which SAW from this week is (sometimes) similar in meaning to our vocab word relinquish.


“Dah Givah, chapter 1 and 2.” Write the answer. Open book. NOT collaborative.

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


Chapter 3.


Monday, 3/27: Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 28, GMovie

Copy homework into planner.
Giver Project due Friday.

“SAWs, 3/37.” — Once each for the pix, once each for the sentences.
aspect, retain,  relevant, affirmative, discriminate

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6. Their religion affects almost every ______of their lives.
7. He is old enough to _______right from wrong.
8. A landlord may _____ part of your deposit if you break the lease.
9. The ideas and observations expressed in The Outsiders are still _____today.
10. She gave a(n) ______ answer, not a negative answer.


Wheel Of Doom!

Debrief Test 28.  Ummm. Yeah.


Which changes/scenes are you going to use to try to prove your thesis?




Thursday, 3/23: HD, V + Relay, GMovie

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab (inc. SAWs), Husker Du, Giver (+ movie?)

It’s The Husker Du Shuffle! Each class gets another one’s HD today!

“Husker Du, 3/23.” Period One gets Period Six’s Test 14.

  1. She tried to _____ the situation by apologizing to her friend.  a) scowl  b) begrudge  c) content  d) devour  e) remedy  f) NOTA
  2. The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe.   a) But  b) Because  c) Nevertheless  d) So  e) NOTA
  3. _____, it’s best to avoid it.  a) Although  b) However  c) Meanwhile  d) Until then  e) So
  4. The part of the story where the midwife won’t take her back.  a) climax  b) rising action  c) falling action  d) resolution  e) exposition
  5. A paradox is… a) two doctors.  b) a time travel thing  c) a contradiction  d) a contraption  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/23.” Period Two gets Period One’s Test 6.

  1. My mom said my argument was not ______(ly) ______…  a) impact/valid  b) potential/sufficient  c) demonstrate/considerable  d) sufficient/valid  e) sufficient/skimpy
  2. …and I did not ______ the need for a new game system, so I was denied.  a) considerable  b) demonstrate  c) valid  d) sufficient  e) NOTA
  3. Months may pass between attacks, but when they do occur, they are violent.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  4. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. The ______ sets our story, or plot, in motion.  a) climax  b) inciting action  c) exposition  d) rising action  e) climax

“Husker Du, 3/23.” Period Three gets Period Two’s Test #1. (haw haw)

  1. Jimmy nodded his head ____(ly), and said, “It would have been wiser to have someone pick you up.”   a) sage  b) conform  c) infer  d) bleak  e) fathom  f) NOTA
  2. “It’s just because you’re the baby–I mean he loves you a lot.  Do you ____?”  a) sage  b) savvy  c) gingerly  d) conform  e) connotation  f) NOTA
  3. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ____  a) sage  b) savvy  c) infer  d) rueful  e) conform  f) NOTA
  4. Even though their _____ are similar, the words nosy and curious have very different _____.  a) connotations/denotations  b) denotations/connotations.
  5. I’m a good bowler, and my ball has pretty flowers on it.  a) good – adjective,  pretty – not  b) good – not,  pretty – adjective  c) both adjectives  d) both not

“Husker Du, 3/23.” Period Six gets Period Three’s Test 13.

  1. Unless you leave Laguna with some good reading skills, you will _____ in high school.  a) meander  b) bustle  c) ample  d) deceit  e) bounty  f) NOTA
  2. During the Midwife’s affair with the baker, there was a(n) ______ of bread in the cottage.  a) ample b) efficacy  c) revelry  d) glutton e) bounty  f) NOTA
  3. I know Pedro quite well. _____, Pedro happens to be my best friend.  a) nevertheless  b) as a result  c) meanwhile  d) still  e) NOTA
  4. Are there political or corporate biases?  a) Currency  b) Relevance  c) Authority  d) Accuracy  e) Purpose
  5. Why was Magister Reese watching Alyce at first?  a) Because she was pretty.  b) Because he wondered why she was so gloomy.  c) Because of the way the cat hung around her.  d) He’s just weird.  e) NOTA


“Vocabulary, 3/23. 10 vocab words + 1 SAW.

I had a 1.____ in my judgement and didn’t have anyone to help me with a(n)  2._____,  so my mom’s  3._____  _(previous vocab word -ed)_ into being 4.______(ed). I tried to find some 5. ____(ity) in my room, and I 6.____(ed) out on my bed 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 10.____ the situation more calmly, and I saw a 11._____ of hope. All I had to do was…


Visual Vocab Relay!


“Pedestrian+, 3/23.”

  1. The main conflict in “The Pedestrian” is… Mr. Mead v ______
  2. Where does the police car say it is taking Mr. Mead?  a) To jail.  b) To be studied for his weirdness.  c) To be euthanized.  d) To get him a video screen.  e) NOTA
  3. “The Pedestrian”  is written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  4. “The Forecast” is written in…  a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  5. 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”
  6. Which character doesn’t belong with the others?  a) Mr. Mead  b) Jonas  c) Gran-Da  d) the Giver  e) Donald  f) Ponyboy
  7. The word forecast in the poem refers to the weatherman’s forecast, but it also adds another meaning for the poem. What else might forecast mean in this poem?


Dah GMovie.

What examples are you going to use for your thesis? M > B or B < M.