Friday, 3/5 (Periods 1,2,3) – Monday, 3/8 (Periods 5,6)

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  1. Why is Vladek more attached to things than to people? (p95)
  2. What is one reason Artie says he became an artist? (p99)
  3. Why is Vladek upset with Artie on p100?
  4. What is Artie a prisoner of in the Hell Planet story?
  5. When Vladek says on p106, panel 7, “It’s good you got it outside your system,” he’s saying that writing the story was probably _____ for Artie. (Use a recent vocab word.)

If you haven’t sent me a KBARR Chart, it’s late!

TEST #13 is Tuesday, 3/9 for Periods 1,2,3 and Wednesday, 3/10 for Periods 5,6. Preview will be up Monday afternoon. No school next Friday!


SGI: Unless you have an issue, I’m going to start checking out essays, so make sure yours is well underway!

Interview Essay Checklist and  Grading Rubric.




“Vocab, 3/5 (3/8).”
mesmerize, quarantine, hypochondria, pandemonium, defray, subjugate, resolute, intercede, disgruntled, wallow, pauper
wallow in self pity not new-years-resolutions mitcarbonreductionsavings

  1. _____
  2.  _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The prefix of this word means under.  _____
  6. We were completely _____(ed) by the amazing acrobatic performance.
  7. Their argument probably would have become violent if the llama hadn’t _____(ed).
  8. The poor villagers needed someone to _______ on their behalf and help them to be treated fairly.
  9. Fifth period is often the scene of _____, and that is why they rarely get a “10” from a guest teacher.
  10. We held a carwash to help ______ the cost of the trip.
  11. After Johnny and Dally died, Ponyboy was ______(ing) in misery, and Darry told him to stop.
  12. (2) They separated all the people with _____ to an imaginary ______. (haha)





Wednesday, 3/3 (Periods 1,2,3) – Thursday, 3/4 (Periods 5,6)

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New “Notetaking” Tip: Each class period, create a GDoc with the day/date as the title. Copy all my questions during the period  into your doc and when I go over the answers, type in the answer.  Add anything I might have called attention to while we read. Now you have a great study doc for the test! Or use the same doc for the whole week of work!

Go ahead; do it now! DO NOT SHARE IT WITH ME!! This is for you, not me!

Check-in in Chat. PRIVATE!!! Is the sentence… Simple, Compound, Complex, Fragment, or Run-on? Also…cough cough…on the…cough cough…test.

  1. Although he said he wouldn’t, he did.
  2. Across from my house there is a llama ranch.
  3. If you have only one subject and verb.
  4. He said he wouldn’t, but he lied.
  5. Over the hills and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go.

Send your KBARR this evening after you finish!
Test #13 will be Tuesday, 3/9 for Periods 1,2,3 and Wednesday, 3/10 for Periods 5, 6. Preview will go up Monday, 3/5.
PERIODS 5,6: Be sure to check the homework page on Monday morning

SGI Thursday: Interview Issues or Help, Zero Clearing!

Interview Reminders with Example Links.

Interview Notes Examples. If yours look like #1, you have more interviewing to do.

Here are some Interview Opener Examples.

Be sure to check the the ones from previous years: 2020 Interviews, 2019 Interviews.

Rough Drafts are due Friday, 3/5 for Periods 1,2,3 and Monday, 3/8 for Periods 5,6. Be sure to share the new doc (WITH A GOOD TITLE IN THE TITLE BOX!!!!!!) with me!

“Vocab, 3/3 (3/4).”

mesmerize, quarantine, hypochondria, pandemonium, defray, subjugate, resolute, intercede, disgruntled, wallow, pauper
 Excitement_After_the_Game  Mediator

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. They took up a collection to help _____ the cost of the party.
  6. When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from the first moon walk, they were _____(ed) to make sure they didn’t bring back any “space germs.”
  7. Many of you have pretended to be sick to get out of stuff, but a _____(c) actually believes he is sick.
  8. Mala says that, even though Vladek is rich, he still lives like a _____.
  9. The emperor’s armies _____(ed) the surrounding kingdoms.
  10. The prefix of this word means between.
  11. Anja was ______ about not giving up Richieu until it was too late to save him.

Vladek Quiz. (Periods 5,6) PRIVATE in Chat. PRIVATE!

  1. A bunker is another name for a…
  2. If you were 25, healthy, and unmarried, which way would you most likely have been sent at the stadium?
  3. Who “volunteered” to go to the bad side at the stadium?
  4. Gemeinde.   a) One of the Nazi death camps.  b) A Jewish ghetto.  c) A Jewish black market business.  d) Wolfe’s family name.  e) NOTA
  5. BONUS: Artie very often shows Vladek telling his story as he pedals his exercise bike. What is this a good metaphor for?

“Mouse Holes”

“Prisoner on the Hell Planet”

Monday, 3/1 (Periods 1,2,3) – Tuesday, 3/2 (Periods 5,6)

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Check in in Chat. PUBLIC! PUBLIC! What was the coolest, nicest, weirdest, or most surprising thing you learned from your interview?

Homework: KBARR, Vocab, Interview. NO 600. NO SMYK’s.

SGI Tuesday 3/2: Haven’t conducted your interview yet? Have an issue? Need to clear a zero? See you there. Don’t be late.

“Spellling Preview, 3/1 (3/2).”  In notebook and PRIVATELY IN CHAT: Write the incorrectly spelled word correctly, or if they are all correct, write “all correct.”

  1. a) revision  b) requirement  c) believeable  d) all correct
  2. a) insurence  b) security  c) separately  d) all correct
  3. a) cooperation  b) stumbling  c) ignorance  d) all correct
  4. a) maturity  b) narative  c) creative  d) all correct
  5. What is the rule that all these spelling words follow?
  6. Bonus: Find the other spelling mistake in this warm up.

Debrief Test #11.  #19 and #20?! Really? You WILL see those and the S/CD/CX ones AGAIN.

Interview Notes Examples. If yours look like #1, you have more interviewing to do.


I will be looking at Rough Drafts This Friday, 3/5 (Periods 1,2,3) and Monday, 3/8 (Periods 5,6).

Final Draft is due Wednesday, 3/10 (Periods 1,2,3) – Thursday, 3/11 (Periods 5,6).

Here’s what we want:

  • 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.
  • Come up with a creative title that sums up the interview.
    • NOT THIS: “Elder Interview”  (Hrrmmm.)More like THIS: “My Grandpa and his Jealous Chihuahua”   (LOL)
  • Extra Credit: pics.



Mala is correct! Why would Vladek be more attached to things than to people?

Thursday, 2/25 (Periods 1,2,3) – Friday, 2/26 (Periods 5,6)

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Vocab Numbers in Chat: ___/12, ___/12, ___/12

Your Interview Notes are due Monday, March 1 (Periods 1,2,3) or Tuesday, March 2 (Periods 5,6). Please share the Doc with me AFTER you have completed the interview.


New Vocab will go up Monday with defns due Wednesday (Periods 1,2,3)/Thursday (5,6).

SGI 2/25 (2/26): RETAKES (< 21 on today’s test) and EC Vocab (which should be in your 600 doc ready for copy paste into chat).


Mental Floss in Chat (PRIVATE!!!).

  1. Wacky Wordies. The colors are not part of the clues.
    a)    b) 
  2. Figure out what the three things in each set have in common. Each answer is a six-letter word ending in -s.
    • a) trombone, playground, microscope
    • b) railroad, muddy shoes, music cd
  3. What living creature has fur, four legs, and a tail, eats cat food, meows, and sees equally well from both ends of its body?
  4. Name an English word (there are actually two) of more than two letters that both begins and ends with the letters -he in that order. “Hehe” is not an acceptable answer.
  5. What does the following group of statements represent?
    (2 word answer ending in -s. It’s sort of a Wacky Wordy too. HAHA.)
    Jenni drowned Frosted Flakes.  Isaiah buried Cap’n Crunch six feet under.  Stephanie threw Rice Krispies off a cliff.  Emma shot Cocoa Puffs.



Test #12 – Period 1

Test #12 – Period 2

Test #12 – Period 3

Test #12 – Period 5

Test #12 – Period 6

You may leave when you are finished! Go do your interview or 600 words!

Tuesday, 2/23 (Periods 1,2,3) – Wednesday, 2/24 (Periods 5,6)

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Check In in Chat.  PRIVATE. Vladek Check. You also might want to write them down because… you know.

  1. Vladek thinks Mala cares only about… (1 word)
  2. How does Vladek’s father-in-law (Anja’s dad) help him after his first close call on the street?
  3. What character “survived me my life” according Vladek when he hid Vladek in his apartment during a roundup? (Vladek’s second close call.)
  4. What does Vladek suggest that Anja refuses?

Test #12 is Thursday for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday for Periods 5,6. Here is the Preview: Test12-2021-Preview
Your Interview Notes are due Monday, March 1 (Periods 1,2,3) or Tuesday, March 2 (Periods 5,6). Please share the Doc with me AFTER you have completed the interview.
NO SGI Today: Faculty Meeting.

“Clauses in Chat.” (7p)  PRIVATE!!!! You don’t have to, but I would write my answers in my notebook too because this is basically the section on the Test.

  1. (2) By definition, a clause must have a ___ and a ____
  2. A Dependent Clause wrongly used as a sentence is called a _______.
  3. A sentence with a Dependent clause and an Independent clause is called a ______ sentence.
  4. Two Independent clauses properly connected is called a _____ sentence.
  5. (2) To properly connect two Independent clauses you need a _____ and a _______.

“Vocab 2/23 (2/24)”
succumb, subsist, presumptuous, avant-garde, reproach, cathartic, frugal, cobble, futile, dissemble, ambivalent

  1. _____  (It’s a paper clip. The subheading says, “The only tool you’ll ever need.”)
  2. _____
  3. _____ (Several answers justifiable.)
  4. She blamed him for the incident and always looked at him with _____ afterwards.
  5. Vladek _____(es) Artie for using too many wooden matches…
  6. …because he is too “_____” to buy them.
  7. During the TV marathon, we _____(ed) for two days on chips, pizza, and Dr. Pepper.
  8. Sometimes it’s tough to not ______ to peer pressure.
  9. In The Outsiders, when we referred to a façade, we were saying that the person was _____(ing) about their true feelings.
  10. The prefix of this word means “before.” ______
  11. The root of this word means “to clean out.” _____
  12. The prefix of this word means “both.”_____