Wednesday, 2/14: Vocab, Commas, Interviews, Vladek

Checking: Definitions.

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“Commas, 2/14.” Place commas in each sentence that needs them and give the reason/rule from the list. Some might need more than one comma for more than one reason. Some might be ok as is. For #9: Combine into one smooth sentence with proper punctuation.

  1. We waited in a long line to climb to the top of the giant wheel of cheese but it was a disappointment.
  2. Quiet little Johnny who wouldn’t hurt a living thing on purpose had taken a human life.
  3. This easy fun exercise will help you I believe with your llama woes.
  4. Eddie Baby please ask your dog to leave the cat alone.
  5. Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.
  6. Until I ate that doughnut I didn’t know happiness.
  7. I listened to the llama’s story and I was sad.
  8. I didn’t want to wake you up until I had to.
  9. You must report it. You are in a car accident. There is no damage.


“Vocab, 2/14.”


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  6. The old photographs were all ______(ed) to the attic because nobody looked at them any more.
  7. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  8. He tried to _____ himself into the “cool crowd” by hanging around them A LOT.
  9. Some people see boxing as legally ______(ed) violence.
  10. This word’s roots mean “to bend/lean inward.” ______
  11. Now that he had found religion, the former criminal wanted ______ for the things he had done.
  12. I didn’t like his ____(ion) that I wasn’t good enough to make the team.
  13. (2) He fooled his pursuers with a _____ trick that he ______(ed) on the spot.


Interviews!  When you have finished (and proofread) your interview essay:

  1. Share your document with me. Make sure you also share with “anybody with a link,” so everyone else can read it too.
  2. Use the little grid my your picture in  Chrome and open Google Classroom.
  3. Join this class by using this code: gp2xbt
  4. Click the Plus sign (+).
  5. Give your essay a groovy title and click on the Google docs icon and choose your finished essay.
  6. Go back to your document and print it.  PRINT LINK.
  7. Staple and put into the essay basket.
  8. Congratulate yourself on a job well done.



  1. How does Pavel try to show Artie what Auschwitz felt like?   
  2. What makes Art shrink down again on p207?
  3. What’s a barrack (aka: a block)?
  4. Why does the tin shop foreman, Yidl, dislike Vladek? 
  5. What does Vladek do to change Yidl’s opinion?
  6. What was Appel?