Monday, 3/5: Homework, SAWs, Debrief test #25, Wheel of Doom, Giver

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“SAWs, 3/5.”
undergo (verb) to experience or endure something
empowering (adjective) giving confidence and a sense of control over one’s life
deny (verb) to declare to be untrue; to refuse to provide
implications (noun) likely consequences
role (noun) a job or function; a part played by someone or something


Correct Test #25.



“Husker Du, 3/5.” (1-5)

Period One: Test #18 – 2,6,14,17,21

Period Two: Test #14 – 1,2,3,20,21

Period Three: Test #8 – 1,6,8,16,17

Period Five: Test #16 -1,2,3,4,5






Friday, 3/2: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #25

Welcome Guest Teacher. Reward for a 10 = One day added to your book-bringing total.

Prep Sheet for Test #25:

Giver Quizzes: ___9  ___7  ___/12   

Husker Du: ___/20 

Vocabulary Practices: ___/12  ___/15  ___/13



Other Extra Credit: Period 3 = +3 for vocab relay, all other classes +1.


Mental Floss.

  1. In what month do Americans eat the least amount of food?
  2. Wacky Wordy:   Cheddar >
  3. Starting with an empty barrel, put in order. (Not a trick.)
    *2/3 full   *1/4 empty   *1/2 full   *3/4 empty
  4. Can you figure out these common, polite expressions?
    • a) The second letter of the alphabet + the opposite of more + a female sheep
    • b) The 16th letter of the alphabet + to rent
    • c)  Former + sticks used for pool + not you
  5. Fill in the blanks below with a word that means the same as the word on the left when read normally, and fits the definition on the right when read backwards.
    • a) Friends ______ hit sharply.  
    • b) Rinds of fruit _______ What we do with over one third of our lives.  
    • c) Wicked _______ Exist


Test #25. Do your period’s Husker Du section. Write the letters in the blanks.

Period One. a) vivid  b) saw  c) aspire  d) pacify  e) daunting  f) diminutive  g) pragmatic  h) volatile  i) dilemma  j) iconic 
24. You may _______ to someday be as cool as Mr. Coward. (Good luck with that.)
25. Doing your homework every day before playing video games is a _______ strategy for success.
26. Sixth Period tried to ____ Mr. Coward’s anger with cookies.
27. inspiring : daunting :: stable : ______
28. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.
29. She faced a _____ about turning in her friend for cheating.
30. The root of this word means “life.” _____

Period Two. a) vocational  b) whereas  c) inherent  d) paradigm  e) exceed  f) comprise
24. 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
25. True/False? Dependent clauses usually begin with words such as and, but, or.
26. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house. a) independent b) dependent c) not a clause
27. We climbed slowly up the very steep hill. a) independent b) dependent c) not a clause
28. Most human beings are _____(ly) social creatures who naturally seek out interactions with others.
29. The current ____ for education is more about collaboration than it used to be.
30. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.  a) independent b) dependent c) not a clause

Period Three. a) adversary  b) aplomb  c) banish  d) grueling  e) perceive  f) disdain  g) dispel   h) engross   i) diminish  j) exhilarate
24. She speaks French and German with equal ______.
25. It was a(n) _____ roller coaster ride we exited with smiles on our faces.
26. One of the themes of The Outsiders is that what you ______ is not necessarily what the reality is.
27. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some! a) Fragment b) Run-On c) Complete Sentence
28. 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
29. 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
30. you: a) first person b) second person c) third person d) fourth person

Period Five. a) distraught  b) keen  c) aptitude  d) chastise  e) nurture  f) distinguish  g) disquieting  h) disposition,  i) empathy  j) civics
24. The waiter was _____(ed) for forgetting the customer’s order.
25. “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.” _______
26. ______ concerns things like government and civil rights
27. The competition at the state level was very ______.
28. The mom was _______ when she couldn’t find her toddler in the crowd.
29. 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
30. You would talk colloquially to your friends at a sleepover. a) True b) False