Tuesday, 8/20: Vocabulary, Motto, Slang, Dig It?

Due Today: Vocabulary definitions.  I will be checking them while you work.

“Warm Up, 8/20.” Write the answer in your notebook. Do not copy the question.

  1. When does Mr. Coward assign homework?
  2. How often do we have a vocab list to work on?
  3. What is an analogy?
  4. What is pretty much the only way to earn “extra credit” in this class?
  5. What does SMYK stand for?
  6. (OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION) Name one of the rules of the class.


“Vocabulary, 8/20/19.” All answers will be vocabulary words. Use your definitions and your group homies to help you. For #1-4, choose which word best fits the picture, and be prepared to explain why you think so. If you can justify more than one word for a picture, you might receive bonus credit.
bliss, infer, bleak, nonchalant, gingerly, rueful, savvy, conform, sage, fathom, connotation
sage bleak1wpiStock_why-do-we-conform

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ______
  6. rules : requirements :: happiness : ____
  7. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____ of a gang member with a can a spray paint.
  8. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used.
  9. Nobody could _____ why he liked school so much even though he got all F’s.
  10. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.


by Langston Hughes          
I play it cool    

and dig all jive. 
That’s the reason
I stay alive.
My motto,
As I live and learn
Dig and Be Dug
In Return. 
“Motto, 8/20.” (in your notebook)
1) What is a motto?
2) What do you think he means by “Dig and Be Dug In Return”?
3) What other saying(s) have you heard or use might mean something similar?

Audio Feature: The concept of “digging.”

Short Explanation Paper Assignment. Due Friday.