Thursday, 2/21: Husker Du, S/CD/CX, Giver

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du, S/CD/CX, Giver
Tonight’s Reading: Chapters 11 and 12.
Due Tomorrow:  1-1-1’s for 7,8,9,10,11,12.

“Husker Du, 2/21.”

  1. Compound and complex sentences must contain at least two…  a) phrases.  b) conjunctions.  c) commas.  d) FANBOYS.  e) clauses.  f) NOTA
  2. Words like sinceunless and because signify that a sentence is… a) Simple.  b) Compound.  c) Complex.  d) NOTA
  3. The crew checked the llama, and the captain prepared it for the sea.  a) Simple   b) Compound  c) Complex
  4. We can wait here until Carlos calls us. a) Simple   b) Compound  c) Complex
  5. Although it seemed essential to eat broccoli, I watched tv instead.   a) Simple  b) Compound  c) Complex
  6. A clause must contain… a) a subject and a verb  b) a conjunction and a noun  c) a verb and a conjunction  d) a noun, a verb and a conjunction  e) a phrase   f) NOTA
  7. The anthro part of anthropomorphic means…  a) past  b) funny  c) ancient  d) human  e) NOTA
  8. The morphic part of anthropomorphic means…  a) changed  b) shaped  c) animal-like  d) human-like  e) NOTA
  9. _____ I was concentrating on my homework, I forgot about the soup, and it boiled over.    a) Nevertheless  b) Furthermore  c) Meanwhile  d) Still  e) As a result   f) Because   g) NOTA
  10. Sentence #9 is a _____ sentence.  a) Simple  b) Compound  c) Complex

“S/CD/CX, 2/21.”

  1. Combine the following sentences into one complex sentence: He didn’t want to embarrass the llama.  He didn’t hug him.
  2. Combine the following sentences into a compound sentence: I like pizza. The llama prefers sardines.
  3. Combine the following sentences into a simple sentence: The llama rode down the street. He was carrying  an umbrella. He was on a unicycle.

Giver, 9-10.”  Write the answer. Use quotes where asked for.  (10p)

  1. (3) Jonas’s sheet only had eight instructions. All but three of them disturbed him. Which three were the least disturbing to him?  (p65)
  2. (quote) Why does the final rule unnerve Jonas so much?
  3. What happened to the previous selection for the new Receiver?
  4. Why are The Receiver’s doors locked?  a) So nobody can find Jonas.  b)  To protect the Receiver.  c)  To make sure no one breaks in and steals his things.  d) Because he does “inappropriate” things like being rude.  e)  All dwelling doors are locked.  f) To insure privacy.   g) NOTA
  5. What is the most conspicuous difference between The Receiver’s dwelling and Jonas’s own dwelling?
  6. The Receiver looks so old because he is.  a) True  b) False
  7. What memories does the Receiver hold?
  8. What shocked Jonas so much at the end of chapter 10?

Read aloud ch 11 —>

Wednesday, 2/20: S/CD/CX, Giver

“Husker Du, 2/20.” Write the ANSWER, not the letter.

  1. While the llama is a quadruped, he also has fins for swimming.  a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  2. In the beginning, there was nothing but llamas. a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  3. That moment is embarrassing when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  4. You can beat the llama’s score you will be part of the elite llama squad.  a) Fragment  b) Run on  c) Correct Sentence
  5. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  a) Charles’  b) Charles’s  c) Charle’s   d) NOTA
  6. The _____ lounge is usually off-limits to students. (More than one.)  a) teacher’s  b) teachers  c) teachers’s  d) teachers’  e) NOTA
  7. _____ llama is that?  a) whose  b) who’se  c) who’s  d) NOTA
  8. John ate and ate, _____, he never gained weight.   a) even so  b) furthermore  c) so  d) therefore  e) consequently  f) NOTA
  9. Joe ate too fast. _______, he had a stomach ache.  a) Nevertheless  b) Furthermore  c) Meanwhile  d) Still  e) As a result   f) NOTA
  10. We have three ____ in our class.  a) Morris’s  b) Morris’  c) Morrises  d) NOTA

“S/CD/CX, 2/20.” (6)

  • Write three sentences about your interview process and/or person. Make one a simple sentence, make one a compound sentence, and make one a complex sentence. Be sure to label which is which. (S, CD, CX)


Giver 7-8, 2/20.” Write the answer, not the letter. Only #10 is collaborative.

  1. When parents want to show special affection for a child, they call him/her by number instead of name.  a) True  b) False
  2. What does the Chief Elder say about the future Twelves’ differences in her speech? a) Nothing; it’s considered rude to mention differences.  b) The differences have determined their futures.  c) The differences have stood out more than in previous groups.  d) The differences still need to become sameness.  e) NOTA
  3. Why did the Chief Elder make a joke about chastising Asher’s old teacher?
  4. Why was Asher punished as a Three?  a) He was rude.  b) He didn’t pay attention.  c) He literally asked for it.  d) He failed several tests.  e) NOTA
  5. The most honored job in the community is the Receiver of Memory.  a) True   b) False
  6. Which of the following attributes does the Chief Elder say Jonas does not yet possess, but will?  a) Intelligence.   b) Integrity.   c) Courage.   d) Wisdom.   e) She says he has them all.
  7. (Quote) What attribute is the Chief Elder unable to describe because she does not understand it?
  8. Why is the Chief Elder unable to prepare Jonas for the pain he will experience?
  9. What makes Jonas feel a “tiny sliver of sureness for the first time”?  a) He is not afraid.   b). He has already experienced pain.   c) The crowd changed like the apple.   d) The Chief Elder has confidence in him.    e) NOTA

  10. Explain what the Chief Elder means when she says, “playfulness and patience could, with maturity, be revealed as foolishness and indolence.”

What if nobody could lie, ever? Discuss and report back.  Benefits? Downsides? Dealbreakers?  Why?


Dah Givah aloud.

Tuesday, 2/19: Homework, Husker Du, Debrief Test #22, Print Interviews, Giver

Copy homework into planner.

“Husker Du, 2/19.” Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. She has a lot of basketball savvy.  a) adjective  b) not an adjective
  2. The expression “Mind your own business” is a motto.  a) True  b) False
  3. Every story has to have a  ____.   a) middle  b) person  c) conclusion  d) message  e) conflict  f) theme
  4. The root cred means…   a) truth  b) crazy  c) pay  d) believe  e) wild  f) possible  g) NOTA
  5. Which word doesn’t belong? a) evaluate  b) predict  c) question  d) summarize  e) react
  6. you:  a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
    For a brief moment, Jimmy stupidly thought he could fly like a graceful bird across the blue sky.
  7. moment.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA
  8. stupidly.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA
  9. fly.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA
  10. brief.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) NOTA

Go over Test #22.


  1. Check to make sure you have a GROOVY TITLE on the document itself AND in the title box.
  2. Check to make sure that the main word in the title are capitalized.
  3. Check to make sure that your name and period are on the document itself.
  4. Let somebody else read it to see if they can spot any major errors.
  5. Print. ONLY CLICK PRINT ONCE!!!!!

Giver aloud.

Friday, 2/15: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #22, Interviews

Prep sheet for Test #22. (Reload test to get latest version.)
Vocab H/w:___/20     Vocab Practices: ___/10  ___/11
Giver Quizzes: ___/5  ___/5    1-1-1’s: ___10
Other Extra Credit:

Mental Floss.

  1. Try to figure out the noun or adjective that is common to all the items each group.
    • a) person, clock, cliff
    • b) feather,  torch,  low-calorie
    • c) fishing rod, actor, checkout counter
  2. The following not only describes a famous monument, but is an anagram for its name. What is it?   Built to Stay Free.
  3. Cross out six letters and you’ll find an easy word. What is the word?  SBAIXNLETATNERSAS
  4. A donkey behind another donkey,
    I’m behind that second donkey,
    But there is a whole nation behind me.
    It is a murder you can describe in a word: ______
  5. For each, find a three-letter word that ends the first word and begins the second word.
    a) birth _ _ _ light       b) knock _ _ _ line


Test #22.

No doodle unless you’re finished with your interview paper.

Thursday, 2/14: Vocab + NEW Relay, Giver, Interviews

Tomorrow’s “Test”: Vocab + Giver.

“Vocab 2/14.”
196697 bear quiet-please1365720181932 06ba653 e5d429cd07871556c547f3fc44eb0284  10Oct10-reporting-from-gaza-770x400
augment, wretched, meager, suppress, exuberant, impede, fleeting, wry, lethargic, escalate

  1. Pic of a giant, fallen tree blocking the road.
  2. Pic of a bear seriously napping.
  3. Cartoon of Uncle Sam’s hand over someone’s mouth and the word QUIET!
  4. Pic of a joyful grandma leaping into a lake!
  5. Pic of a celebrity smirking.
  6. Pic of clock dissolving into confetti.
  7. Pic of two women resting on a mattress in a garbage dump.
  8. Pokemon Go is an example of a game that uses _____(ed) reality, adding extra features to the real world through technology.
  9. After the second offense the punishment _____(ed) from chastisement to use of the discipline wand.
  10. (2) Vladek tried to ____ the ____ amount of food they were allowed by working on the black market.


Giver, ch5.” Write the ANSWER, not the letter.

  1. (quote) Why was Jonas angry at Fiona in his dream?
  2. How does Jonas describe his dream?  a) Pleasurable and confusing.  b) Frightening and confusing.  c) Confusing and funny.  d) Sad and depressing.  e) Worrying and exciting.
  3. (quote) What did Jonas say was the strongest feeling in his dream?
  4. Only males take the pills.  a) True  b) False
  5. Jonas actually enjoyed the feeling of the Stirrings.  a) True  b) False

Work on Interviews. DUE FRIDAY!

Conclusion: Discuss what you learned, most surprising info, most interesting, change in attitude toward older people, etc. About 75-100+ words.

  • 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.


  1. Proofread! Do what you have to do to get it ready for public consumption!
  2. Make sure you have shared with me. DO NOT SHARE AGAIN “JUST IN CASE.” Check!
  3. Use the Print Link to the right (under “Links”) and print your essay.