Wednesday, 2/28: Husker Du, Vocab, Dah Givah

Checking 1-1-1 and SMYKs.

“Husker Du, 2/28.”

Period One: Test #16.
a) vocational  b) whereas  c) inherent  d) focus  e) exceed  f) comprise  g) paradigm

  1. Most human beings are _____(ly) social creatures who naturally seek out interactions with others.
  2. The current ____ for education is more about collaboration than it used to be.
  3. Many students, after high school, go to _____ schools instead of traditional 4-year colleges.
  4. Maddy studied for the test and earned an A ______ Wyatt didn’t study and earned a D.
  5. “Dig and be dug in return” is Langston Hughes’s version of the old ____ about treating others how you want to be treated.

Period Two: Test #19.
a) vocational  b) whereas  c) inherent  d) paradigm  e) exceed  f) comprise

  1. Most human beings are _____(ly) social creatures who naturally seek out interactions with others.
  2. The current ____ for education is more about collaboration than it used to be.
  3. Many students, after high school, go to _____ schools instead of traditional 4-year colleges.
  4. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause

Period Three: Test #7.
a) adversary  b) aplomb  c) banish  d) grueling  e) perceive  f) disdain  g) dispel   h) engross   i) diminish  j) exhilarate

  1. One of the themes of The Outsiders is that what you ______ is not necessarily what the reality is.
  2. As the snowfall ______(ed), we were finally able to see the road.  
  3. His political _________(s) tried to prevent him from winning the nomination.
  4. it: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  5. What makes Pony, for the first time, think of Dally as his buddy? (p124) a) When Dally saved Johnny.  b) When Dally helped them get away.  c) When Dally said he was glad he didn’t accidentally kill Pony putting out the flames.  d) When Dally wants revenge for what the Socs did to Johnny.  e) When Dally yells at him as he’s being taken into the emergency room.  f) NOTA

Period Five: Test #15.
a) paradigm   b) comprise  c) gender  d) adapt  e) conduct

  1. Tomorrow’s test will ____ three sections: vocabulary, SAWs, and Husker Du.
  2. The current ____ for education is more about collaboration than it used to be.
  3. Please ______ yourself respectfully in the museum.
  4. Creatures that can’t _____ as their environment changes will not survive.
  5. The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe.   a) And  b) Whereas c) Nevertheless  d) So  e) Meanwhile   f) NOTA


“Vocabulary, 2/28.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. He soon found that studying for tests would have a _____ (positive) impact on his grade! OMG!
  5. Some thought that the new law would _____ upon their right to protest, and they protested that.
  6. I  tried to be as ____ as possible as I passed the note in class, but Mr. Coward still caught me.
  7. Solar power is more ______ to the environment than coal or oil.
  8. It had been raining so much that we ____(ly) planned the picnic for Saturday, but we also made other plans just in case.
  9. The _____ lawyer took advantage of the old man.
  10. “Wealth is ______, but poverty hides.”
  11. After he lost the battle, the king had to ____ the throne to the winner.
  12. * (4) The _____ of most experts is that in order to be successful, it pays to be ______ and not give up when things get tough. Only this will ____ the ______ results you want. (All except one SAW are used.)


Dah Givah: Quiz first, then discussion.

Dah Givah, 3 – 4″   Write the ANSWER. (7p)

  1. Why was Jonas chastised by the Speaker?
  2. Asher also noticed something had changed about the apple they were tossing.  a) True  b) False
  3. Nobody ages past 12 in this community.  a) True  b) False
  4. Why does Jonas have no idea what his assignment might be?
  5. Roberto’s release was a sad occasion for all at the House of the Old because he was so well-loved.  a) True  b) False
  6. All of these were a part of Roberto’s release ceremony except…a) a review of his life and accomplishments.  b) chanting the patriotic anthem.  c) speeches from friends and admirers.  d) a period of mourning.  e) These were all a part of the ceremony.
  7. (Quote.) Where does Larissa say the Old go when they are released?


Chapter 5 and 6…

Tuesday, 2/27: Husker Du, Vocab, Dah Givah

Spot-Checking 1-1-1’s: I will randomly decide who will read theirs out loud to us!
Also checking vocab defns.

“Husker Du, 2/27.” Write the answer not the letter!

Period One: Test #16.
a) vivid  b) saw  c) aspire  d) pacify  e) daunting  f) diminutive  g) pragmatic  h) volatile  i) dilemma  j) iconic 

  1. You may _______ to someday be as cool as Mr. Coward. (Good luck with that.)
  2. Doing your homework every day before playing video games is a _______ strategy for success.
  3. Sixth Period tried to ____ Mr. Coward’s anger with cookies.
  4. inspiring : daunting :: stable : ______
  5. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.

Period Two: Test #19.

  1. When you use a dependent clause as a sentence, that mistake is called a(n) ____.   a) independent clause  b) run-on  c) fragment  d) phrase  e) NOTA
  2. True/False   Dependent clauses usually begin with words such as and, but, or.
  3. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. We climbed slowly up the very steep hill. a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. How does Vladek make money after he loses his factory?  a) He takes bribes.  b) He works for the Germans  c) He steals.  d) He manages to get a job with the Jewish aid organization.  e) NOTA

Period Three: Test #7.
a) adversary  b) aplomb  c) banish  d) grueling  e) perceive  f) disdain  g) dispel   h) engross   i) diminish  j) exhilarate

  1. She speaks French and German with equal ______.
  2. It was a(n) _____ roller coaster ride we exited with smiles on our faces.
  3. We sat there, _____(ed) in his fascinating shipwreck tale.
  4. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!  a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. What is Pony’s main motivation for wanting to be in the rumble?  a) Revenge for Johnny.  b) He likes to fight. c) To prove himself to Sodapop.  d) Loyalty to the gang.  e) All of the above.  f) NOTA

Period Five: Test #15.
a) distraught  b) keen  c) aptitude  d) chastise  e) nurture  f) distinguish  g) disquieting  h) disposition,  i) empathy  j) civics

  1. The waiter was _____(ed) for forgetting the customer’s order.
  2. “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.” _______
  3. ______ concerns things like government and civil rights
  4. The competition at the state level was very ______.
  5. The mom was _______ when she couldn’t find her toddler in the crowd.


“Vocab, 2/27.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. Wow, that’s _____.
  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. * Which SAW from this week is (sometimes) similar in meaning to our vocab word relinquish.


“Dah Givah, chapter 1 and 2.” Write the answer. Open book. NOT collaborative.

  1. What mistake in language did Asher make? (Use the words.)
  2. (quote) How does Jonas feel about his upcoming ceremony of 12?
  3. (2) What are the only two times being released is not a punishment?
  4. Why does everyone know that Lily’s comment about keeping Gabriel has to be a joke?
  5. What rule did Jonas’s father break?
  6. What rule gets broken all the time?
  7. What happens at the ceremony of 12?
  8. How is that decision made?
  9. We are in the ______ of the story.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) falling action  e) NOTA


Chapter 3.


Monday, 2/26: Homework, Wheel of Doom, SAWs, Debrief Test #24, Dah Givah!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 2/26.”
yield (verb) to make or produce OR give way to someone else
participate (verb) to take part or be involved
superior (adjective) higher quality; better
resilient (adjective) able to recover quickly
consensus (noun) general agreement


Wheel of Doom for Husker Du!

Period One – Test #16

Period Two – Test #19

Period Three – Test #7

Period Five – Test #15


Debrief Test #24.


Pass out Giver Books and begin!

Bring your book EVERY DAY!!!

Stick: Mandatory .25 to rent a book (or 1 break detention or 3 points deducted from Friday’s Test score) Storage fee for books left behind: Same as above.
Carrot: Whole class six (6) consecutive periods with everyone having a book = 1 week off KBARR.

Friday, 2/23: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #24

Prep sheet for Test #24:
Commas Bonus: +____ Vocab H/W: ___/20   Vocab Practice: ___/12 ____/13
KBARR:  ___/30 20 (period 1)  ___/30 15 (period 2)  ___/30 (periods 3 and 5)


Mental Floss.

  1. Susan needed to go to the store to buy some ingredients to cook with. She started writing them down: butter, milk, eggs, duct tape, cashews, toilet paper, oranges, vinegar, lemon juice…     What was Susan making?
  2. Why can’t a man marry his brother’s wife’s mother-in-law? (Assume she’s not dead.)
  3. How many numbers between 1 and 799 can be divided by 2? (Alert: Math!)
  4. What color is represented by this “word”  BRLEUDE
  5. Wacky Wordy:   CLOU__ __
  6. An infinite number of mathematicians are standing behind a counter. The first asks the man for half a pint of root beer, the second for a quarter pint, the third an eighth, and so on. How many pints of root beer will the man need to fulfill all mathematicians’ orders? (Alert: math.)


Test #24.


Thursday, 2/22: Commas, Vocab + Relay, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Commas, Vocab, Vladek.

“Commas, 2/22.” Put ’em where they go. If the sentence doesn’t need any commas, write OK.

  1.  There was no question that the llama’s painting a huge colorful and ugly mural was the worst entry in the art exhibit.
  2. The llama was safe enough wasn’t it?
  3. Llamas which are lighter than water rise to the surface.
  4. The uninvited llama wore a bright white furry suit.
  5. As the llama goddess she regulated the course of the heavenly bodies and controlled the alternating seasons.
  6. Llamas that don’t wear hats are illegal in some cities.
  7. Some llamas refuse to go to the zoo because of pity for creatures that must live in small cages.
  8. The llama was born on May 7 1955 and his best friend was born exactly two months later on July 7 1955.


“Vocab, 2/22.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. After he missed the tying field goal, the kicker was _____ for days.
  7. When the little girl gets tired, she gets ____, and pouts about everything. (Not dejected.)
  8. The light in the room didn’t seem to come from any one source; it just sort of ______(ed)  the walls, casting a soft glow.
  9. She is usually very ______ and lazy on very hot days.
  10. It is taking us awhile to ______ the concepts of compound and complex sentences.
  11. By definition, a meme is ______.
  12. (2) When your sadness is _____(ed), your soul has found ___. (Awww.)

Vocabulary Relay!