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”