Tuesday, 4/10: Husker Du, Vocab, TFM, Mars!

Checking Vocab Defns.

“Husker Du, 4/10.”

  1. She’s sure ________ going to be all right. (it)
  2. My friend _________ goal is to become an astronaut. (Maria)
  3. _________ bright idea was this? (who)
  4. It was every single _________ nightmare. (student)
  5. All the _________ clothing is on the second floor. (more than one woman)
  6. we: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  7. mature : juvenile :: clear-headed : _______  a) smolder  b) delirious  c) reminisce  d) sullen  e) siege  f) defunct

 

“Vocab, 4/10.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. We spent the evening playing ______ Pursuit, trying to answer obscure questions.
  7. The mad scientist demonstrated his _____ by building a time machine and trying to change history. Of course he just made things worse.
  8. After the death of his brother, he sat _____(ing) in his room wondering whether it was his fault.
  9. Mr. Coward does not put up with _______ speech in his classroom.
  10. It is difficult to _____ accurately about the future because things are changing so rapidly.
  11. (2) Santa Claus is usually portrayed as a _____, smiling, fat man with a very pleasant ______.

 

“The Flying Machine, 4/10.” Write the letter AND at least 3 words of the answer.

  1. The Flying One understands why the Emperor is killing him.  a) True  b) False
  2. The Emperor enjoys having the Flying One killed.   a) True  b) False
  3. The mechanical garden that the Emperor “dreamt to being” represents…  a) how the Emperor is as skillful in his own way as the flying man.  b) the fragility and beauty of the Emperor’s kingdom.  c) how the kingdom must look from the sky.  d) all of the above.  e) none of the above.
  4. The Emperor has the Flying One killed because… a) he thinks he will drops stones on the Great Wall.  b) he thinks that the man has an evil heart. c) he fears that someone will use the man’s invention for evil. d) he is jealous of his inventiveness.  e) none of the above.
  5. On page 247, when the Emperor says that it is “well for her” that the Flying One’s wife is asleep, what does he mean?
  6. The Emperor is really afraid of… a) inventiveness.  b) the future.  c) the Flying One.  d) flying machines.  e) big rocks falling from the sky  f) all of the above  g) NOTA
  7. Which of the following groups of words best describe the theme of the story? a) Strength, pain, joy. b) Foolishness, anger, endurance. c) Communication, friendship, honesty. d) Fear, frustration, bewilderment.
  8. “The butterfly now touches the earth. And suddenly…a clumsy worm.” (p246) The Servant is using a _________ to describe the Flying One and his apparatus.  a) simile  b) flashback  c) foreshadowing  d) metaphor  e) NOTA
  9. “…The Flying One enters, proud of his feat, proud of his equipments, which he brandishes…”  (p246) The word brandishes as it is used here, most nearly means…  a) drops.  b) shows off.  c) tosses away.  d) puts away.   e) points with.
  10. “The unmarked grave is dug where Time, some little while, must sleep to wake again some other year.” (p251) The Emperor is speaking metaphorically, and most likely means…
  11. (quote) There are several places where the author foreshadows that the Emperor is worried about the Flying One’s accomplishment. Quote one from page 246 or before.
  12. Explain the Servant’s comparison in #8.

 

 

 

“The Earth Men” from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

With you homies:

“E-Men, 4/10”

What usually happens (historically) when two very different cultures meet?

What would having true telepathy be like? Bonus: What does telepathy literally mean?  _____ _____

Monday, 4/9 (47): Homework, SAWs, Husker Du, The Flying Machine

Welcome back! Just over 9 weeks left!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 4/9.”
conclusion (2), recite (3), allegiance (1), signify (2), principle (2)

   

      

 

 

 

“Husker Du 4/9.” Everybody has Test #8.
Unscramble into one smooth sentence. Do not add or subtract any words. Punctuate!
–the electrical outlet   –grabbing   –Crazy Cathy   –the cat’s tail   –headed for

 

 

“The Flying Machine” by Ray Bradbury.

How might this story connect to The Giver and “Old Glory”?

Pssssst. Act!

Monday, 4/3: Copy Homework, SAWs, Husker Du, Euphemisms, Mars?!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 4/3.” – abstain, capacity, distribute, method, morality
    

6. The Chief Elder said that Jonas had the “______ to see beyond.”
7. After Mardis Gras, you are supposed to ______ from something you like until Easter.
8. This word has to do with scruples. _______
9. Every Monday, you copy the homework into your planner, and Mr. Coward ______(s) the vocab sheet.
10. “There’s a _____ to his madness” means that even though it might look crazy, there is a plan to it all.

 

 

“Husker Du, 4/3.” Everybody has Test #8.

  1. She’s sure ________ going to be all right. (it)
  2. My friend _________ goal is to become an astronaut. (Maria)
  3. _________ bright idea was this?  (who)
  4. It was every single _________ nightmare. (student)
  5. All the _________ clothing is on the second floor. (more than one woman)

 

 

Euphemism (n – U FEM ISM):
A “nice” way of saying something  unpleasant.


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. involuntary servitude (the institution, not the person)  =

Try making up your own euphemisms for…

  • detention
  • a test
  • talking too much
  • getting an F

 

 

“The Flying Machine” by Ray Bradbury.

How might this story connect to The Giver and “Old Glory”?

Pssssst. Act!