Thursday, 4/12: Husker Du, Vocab + Relay, E-Men

Why might this be bad?

 

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du (Test #8), Vocab, Poem #435, E-Men.

“Husker Du, 4/12.”
a) intrigue  b) benevolent  c) apprehensive  d) wheedle  e) sift  f) transgression  g) aghast   h) ebb

  1. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was ___ “And ruin my rep?”
  2. I found your story _______(ing), but finally unbelievable.
  3. The fan _____(ed) her way into the sold-out concert by flirting with the security guard.
  4. The candidate’s popularity ______(ed) as scandal after scandal about him was uncovered.
  5. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  a) Charles’  b) Charles’s  c) Charle’s   d) NOTA
  6. The deaths of Johnny and Dally.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) climax  e) falling action  f) resolution
  7. When we find out that the book is Ponyboy’s essay.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) climax  e) falling action  f) resolution

 

“Vocab, 4/12.”  Each word is used once. #2 is not disposition. #6 is not conglomeration.

              

 

Vocabulary Relay!

 

“The Earth Men.” Test Preview Questions.

  1. Emily Dickinson felt that “the Majority” always prevailed on the question of…
  2. What does the captain say that finally makes Mr. Aaa stop and listen to him?
  3. What is it the Earth men want from the Martians?
  4. Even though it doesn’t really have anything to do with the story, Ray Bradbury spends time describing a mechanical spider toy that the little girl plays with. What’s the point?
  5. It turns out that the line of work a Martian needs to be in to welcome Earth men is…
  6. What is our climax?
  7. What is our falling action?
  8. What is our resolution? Why does the story end with a weather report?

 

Wednesday, 4/11: Husker Du, Vocab, Poem

“Husker Du, 4/11.”

  1. We are going to the ______  for dinner.  (Lopez – all of them.)
  2. Please make sure you cross all the ____ in your essay.  (T)
  3. The sign said “_____ Greetings.”  (Season)
  4. I saw at least five _____ in Las Vegas.  (Elvis)
  5. Jack fell down and broke his crown, Jill came tumbling after.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  6. The upstairs library is a great place for quiet study.  Adjectives?  a) upstairs  b) great, quiet  c) upstairs, great, quiet  d) upstairs, great  e) NOTA

 

“Vocab, 4/11.”

  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. _____
  7. He seemed smart, even though most of the facts he knew were rather _____.
  8. Why do we have to go through all this ___ just to add on to our house?
  9. somber : jovial :: humility : _______
  10. “He pinched her arm, a little bit with _____(ity), and a little bit with meanness, to get her to pay attention.”

 

Convince me you’re not crazy!

Poem #435    by Emily Dickinson

Much Madness is divinest Sense–
To a discerning Eye–
Much Sense–the starkest Madness–
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail–
Assent–and you are sane–
Demur–you’re straightway dangerous–
And handled with a Chain–
divinest = most perfect
discerning eye = one that looks closely and carefully
starkest = most obvious
prevail = win, rule,
assent = say yes, agree
demur = say no, disagree

Together with your group, “translate” the poem. Yes, rewrite it in your own words. You should end up with 5 sentences.

  1. Use the vocab guide to help you.
  2. Pay special attention to the line:  “‘Tis the Majority In this as ALL, prevail…”
  3. What is the message of the poem? Is she correct?

 

“The Earth Men”

 

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?  _____ _____

Wednesday, 4/12: Gramma, Vocab + Relay, Mars!

Tomorrow’s Test: See the above title. Also remember that extra credit vocab sentences are due tomorrow!

Grammar Revue.

“Grammar Review, 4/12.” Copy and label them all. (11)

Beetle somewhat bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts in silence.

 

“Vocabulary 4/12.” (13)
   

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____ (Fill in the blank on the poster.)
  4. Change the form of the word_______, and you get a previous vocab word that fits the pic.
  5. excited : disappointed :: savvy : ____
  6. jovial : peevish :: credulous : _____
  7. In addition to being very functional and useful, the machine was also ____(ally) pleasing.
  8. In order for a species to survive, it must ______ itself.
  9. (2) My mom knew I was up to something when I suddenly went from being _______ to being _____. I was never that nice without wanting something in return.
  10. (3) Some people say that it is only a _____ that there is life after death, and that we are being _____ to think that we are anything but worm food. But someone who is deeply religious might say that kind of talk is _____.

 

Vocabulary Relay – Mime Stylie!

 

“The Third Expedition.” (1979)

Time?

 Begin “-And the Moon Be Still as Bright.” (p48)

 

Tuesday, 4/11: Gramma, Vocab, Mars

Wow!

Grammar Revue.


“Grammar Review, 4/11.” Copy and label with the part of speech.
Bonus: What type of sentence is this? CD, CX, or Simple?

He was a very scary bear, and we beat a hasty retreat from his lair.

 

“Vocabulary 4/11.” One SAW.
   
1. _____ (Not peevish.)  2._____  3._____  4._____
5. Even though we had had arguments in the past, he was very ____ when we saw each other, asking after my family and my health.
6. His annoying behavior was making the teacher quite ______.
7. Apparently, second period was under the ______ that it was OK to interrupt the teacher.
8. He was a very _____(ous) lad who started his first company when he was ten.
9. One of the crimes Joan of Arc was burned for was _____ against the church.
10. He ate his hamburger with great _____, savoring every bite.
11. She scraped her knee ____(ing) around on the blacktop.
12. The rumor seemed to _____ itself all over the school, until everyone had heard it.
13. The Scooby-Doo kids are always investigating some _____ or other.

 

MARS.

Here are some pictures of the actual Mars.

“The Third Expedition.”

Monday, 4/10: SAWs, Husker Du, Mars!

Here’s a link to Friday’s Test if you missed it.

Guest Teacher Behavior!? Really?!

“SAWs, 4/10.” – guarantee, contrast, parallel, industry, logical
    
6. At first Pony only saw the ______(s) between his life and Cherry’s…
7. …but soon he realized there were many ______, and they weren’t as different as they seemed.
8. This word also means the habit of working hard. ______
9. His argument wasn’t very ______, so he lost the debate.
10. There’s an old saw that says there isn’t anything in life that is ______(ed) except death and taxes.

Correct Test #29. Collect back.

“Parts of Speech Revue and Review.” There will be a Madlib Grammar Quiz this week.

Revue!

“Grammar Review, 4/10.”  Copy the sentence and label each word with its part of speech.
( The word on is a preposition. Ignore the word the.  10p)

Homer tripped very awkwardly and hit his fat head on the door.

 

The Martian Chronicles!

“The Taxpayer” and “The Third Expedition”

Why does the taxpayer want to go to Mars?

 

Mars Facts and Pics

    • Average temperature on Mars is about  -67, Martian surface temperatures range widely from as little as -207 at the winter pole to almost 80 on the day side during summer.
    • A Martian year is  686.98 days.
    • The pressure is only 1% of Earth’s. Almost no atmosphere.
    • Mars has permanent ice caps at both poles composed mostly of solid carbon dioxide (“dry ice”).
    • Pics and facts courtesy of nineplanets.org.