Wednesday, 2/13: Vocab, Giver, Interviews


“Vocab, 2/13.” Each word used ONCE. (10p)
augment, wretched, meager, suppress, exuberant, impede, fleeting, wry, lethargic, escalate

  1. The mayfly’s life is very _____. A mayfly only lives to reproduce and is alive for only 24 hours.
  2. After the police mishandled the fight, it ____(ed) into a riot.
  3. He tried to ___ his income by selling magazines door to door.
  4. Although you might think they do, recent studies have concluded that cough _____(ants) don’t really stop your cough.
  5. Some teachers keep their classrooms very cold because they think it keeps the students from being too ____.
  6. The amount of food coupons given to the Jews only allowed them very ____ portions, not enough to get by legally.
  7. The prisoners in Auschwitz were kept in ____ conditions.
  8. The Lemony Snicket books are known for their ____ humor about seemingly terrible events.
  9. On the last day of school, the kids ran _____(ly) through the halls.
  10. His pants were so tight they _____(ed) his movement.


“Dah Givah, ch4.” Not collaborative. Write the ANSWER, not the letter.  (5p)

  1. Why does Jonas have no idea what his assignment might be? (p28/p37)
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. (Quote.) Where does Larissa say the Old go when they are released? (2 points: one for the quotation marks.)

Read ch5 aloud. No 1-1-1 required.


Work on Interviews. DUE FRIDAY!

  • 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.