Tuesday, 2/5: Vocab, Euphemisms, Old Glory


  1. What does the prefix eu– mean?
  2. monthly housing accommodation payment
  3. governmental revenue ($) enhancement
  4. relocation center
  5. encore telecast
  6. correctional facility
  7. over the hill
  8. euthanasia


“Vocab, 2/5.” * = SAW.
Mike Wong1 get_out_of_jail_free 400 Mum-Daughter 

  1. _____ Pic of a sign with the NIKE swoosh that says Mike Wong, with the W being an upside down McDonald’s logo.
  2. _____ A “Get Out of Jail Free” card from a Monopoly game.
  3. _____ A pic of a kitty in the corner with his front paws in the air, and saying, “I give up!”
  4. _____ Pic of a teenager throwing her hands in the air in anger at her mom.
  5. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” -Aristotle. ______
  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. (2*) He saw a ____ increase in his test scores after he started studying. Que milagro! It wasn’t just ____ talk from Mr. Coward.

In England there is 1 surveillance camera for every 14 people. The average Londoner is caught on camera around 300 times per day. Is that OK?

A look at the Bill of Rights. Why is #6 especially important?

The Sixth Amendment establishes a number of rights of the defendant in a criminal trial:

to a speedy and public trial
to trial by an impartial jury
to be informed of criminal charges
to confront witnesses
to compel witnesses to appear in court
to assistance of counsel[109]

Old Glory

Bonus: What is “Old Glory” a nickname for? Respond thusly in your notebook with a date:
“Old Glory” is the nickname for___________.
Bonus Two: Uncle Sam is a nickname for ________.

What would a “Civic Responsibility” class be all about?

Listen! Yes, LISTEN!

Old Glory” Note the title of his essay and the date!

Hand out Giver books.

Finish chapter 1 tonight.

Wednesday, 12/20: SAWs Review, 120 Seconds Redux, Euphemisms, “The Pedestrian”

Review 120 Seconds.
We start when we get back. Here’s another (slightly too long) demo.





“SAWs, 12/20.”
whereas, capable, ongoing, compatible, notion
1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4. _____  5. _____
Jimmy was a  6)______ worker and his friendly personality made him  7)______ with the team,  8)_____ Joey had the 9)_____ that he was too good for the job and had  10)______ problems until he was fired.
consequence, undernourished, extract, modify.
11. _____  12. _____  13. _____  14. _____

15. _____  16. _____  17. _____  18. _____


“Euphemisms II.” Translate each euphemism.
Bonus: Euthanasia is a euphemism for…
Bonus II: The prefix eu means… ________

  1. intentionally inaccurate statement
  2. monthly housing accommodation payment
  3. governmental revenue ($) enhancement
  4. encore telecast
  5. chronologically challenged (chron = time after the Greek god, Chronos.)


“The Pedestrian”  and  “The Forecast”  p196.

Bonus: What does the prefix ped- mean?

“OG/Ped Quiz, 12/20.” Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. Why did Gran-Da try to burn the flag?
  2. Why did Donald turn him in?
  3. “Old Glory” was written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  4. The main conflict in “The Pedestrian” is…
  5. “The Pedestrian”  is written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  6. “The Forecast” is written in…  a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  7. 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”  f) “Motto”
  8. The word forecast in the poem refers to the weatherman’s forecast, but it also adds another meaning for the poem. What else is the poem forecasting?
  9. (2) Which character doesn’t belong with the others?  Why? a) Pony  b) Alyce  c) Gran-Da  d) Donald  e) Mr. Mead


If you haven’t yet printed your research, do it now.


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!