Tuesday, 11/19: Scramble, Vocab, Monsters!


“Daily Scramble, 11/19.” Two sentences or one with a semicolon. No commas!

  • the compsognathus
  • than a chicken
  • in fact
  • some very small dinosaurs
  • was only
  • there were also
  • slightly larger



“Vocab, 11/19.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. forgettable : iconic :: emotional : _______
  6. She has high ______(ations). She wants to rule the world.
  7. huge : diminutive :: inspiring : ______
  8. The root of this word means “life.” _____
  9. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.
  10. (2) They tried to ______ the angry and _____ mob by telling them their concerns would be addressed.
  11. “Dig and be dug in return” is Langston Hughes’s version of the old ____ about treating others how you want to be treated.
  12. Fifth Period tried to ____ Mr. Coward’s anger with cookies.


“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” p246.

“Sometimes I ain’t so sho who’s got him a right to say a man is crazy and when he ain’t. Sometimes I think there ain’t none of us pure crazy and ain’t none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It’s like it ain’t so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.”   (From As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner)

“Translate.” (Sum up the above in 20 words or less.)
Is he right? What makes you think so/not?



  • What is the purpose of fear? In other words, why do we get scared?
  • What fears might be called “universal”; shared by most almost all humans?
  • Why do we like it sometimes? (Don’t say, “It’s fun.” Duh.)
  • How does fear affect the decisions you make?
  • In general, what are (most) humans scared of?
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Meaning?  (Bonus: Who said that famous quote?)
  • Why do people act so dumb in a group? (What if they’re scared too?)

Read intro on p245.

Basic script vocabulary: pan, zoom, voiceover, etc.

Assign roles.

Let’s “act.”