Thursday, 12/19: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #17

Prep sheet for Test #17. Reload to get the latest version.
KBAR: ___/15 Vocab H/W: ____/20 Vocab Practices: ___/14 ___/14
Other Extra Credit: Periods 1 and 5 get +3 for vocab relay, Periods 2 and 6 get +2. +2 for 10/10 on AW’s Monday.

Mental Floss.

  1. A word I know, six letters it contains.
    Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.
    What word is it?
  2. Wacky Wordy: TTTT RRRRRRRRR
  3. Wacky Wordy: Must get here. Must get here. Must get here.
  4. Wacky Wordy: history history history history
  5. When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, this day will be as far from Friday as this day was from Friday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What day is it?
  6. The moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth. Sound travels at about 650 miles per hour. If a meteor hit the moon, about how long would it take for the sound to reach Earth?

Test #17.

Doodle Theme: Bunker. Where you gonna hide?

Wednesday, 12/18: Vocab + Relay, Sneetches, Vladek

Tomorrow’s (Yes, tomorrow!) Test: V + V + HD + Sneetches.

No KBAR tomorrow night! Your chart should show three (3) complete lines tomorrow!

Special Offer to those who will be reading in January! You may record your performance on video and send it to me over the break. Then when it’s your turn, I will simply roll the video.

Checking SMYK’s.

“Vocab, 12/18.” (13)
mesmerize, quarantine, hypochondria, pandemonium, defray, subjugate, resolute, intercede, disgruntled, wallow, pauper, *incorporate, *initiative, *acknowledge, *transport, *incidence
wallow in self pity not new-years-resolutions mitcarbonreductionsavings

  1. _____
  2.  _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The prefix of this word means under.  _____
  6. We were completely _____(ed) by the amazing acrobatic performance.
  7. Their argument probably would have become violent if the llama hadn’t _____(ed).
  8. The poor villagers needed someone to _______ on their behalf and help them to be treated fairly.
  9. Fifth period is often the scene of _____, and that is why they rarely get a “10” from a guest teacher.
  10. We held a carwash to help ______ the cost of the trip.
  11. (2) They separated all the people with _____ to an imaginary ______. (haha)
  12. * The drug has been linked with a higher _____ of certain cancers.
  13. *If you want to meet her, you’re going to have to take the _____and introduce yourself.





“The Sneetches” and “Yertle the Turtle.”

What is a satire?

What makes people treat others differently? Is there a rule we can apply to determine when it is okay to treat others differently and when it is not? Intelligence? Looks? Talents? Morals? Friendliness? The fact that they like you?

“The Sneetches” was intended by Seuss as a satire of discrimination between races and cultures, and was specifically inspired by his opposition to antisemitism.

(Starts @:47.)

What makes people treat others differently?   So a star on your belly isn’t difference enough? What is?

Test Questions Tomorrow:

  1. What word best describes the attitude of the Star-Belly Sneetches toward the Plain- Belly Sneetches at the beginning of the story?
  2. Before McBean arrives, how is Sneetch society set up?
  3. “If they should meet one, while they were out walking they’d saunter right by without even ______.”
  4. “They had stars upon thars!” What does the word “thars” mean?
  5. Why does Dr. Seuss use the word “eaches” in this poem?
  6. Why are the Sneetches such a good target for McBean?
  7. What lesson do the Sneetches finally learn?



Tuesday, 12/17: Vocab, 120, Vladek

Attention! Some changes in the plan this week:

  1. The remaining 120’s will go the first week back in January. Same order, same same, just Jan. 7, 8, 9 instead of December 17, 18, 19.
  2. The Test is Thursday, NOT FRIDAY. Repeat, THURSDAY, NOT FRIDAY.
  3. A THREE-LINE KBAR chart is due THURSDAY!
  4. If you want to do extra credit vocab, it’s due THURSDAY!
  5. Merry Christmas.


“Sentences, 12/17.” Rewrite the sentence below to better show the connection between the two parts.

  1. We must repair the fence, or the llamas will rush through.
  2. We took the skinheads bowling, but the llama stayed at home alone.


“Vocab, 12/17.”
mesmerize, quarantine, hypochondria, pandemonium, defray, subjugate, resolute, intercede, disgruntled, wallow, pauper, *incorporate, *initiative, *acknowledge, *transport, *incidence
 Excitement_After_the_Game  Mediator

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. They took up a collection to help _____ the cost of the party.
  6. When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from the first moon walk, they were _____(ed) to make sure they didn’t bring back any “space germs.”
  7. Many of you have pretended to be sick to get out of stuff, but a _____(c) actually believes he is sick.
  8. Mala says that, even though Vladek is rich, he still lives like a _____.
  9. The emperor’s armies _____(ed) the surrounding kingdoms.
  10. The prefix of this word means between.
  11. Anja was ______ about not giving up Richieu until it was too late to save him.
  12. * (2) The company started a(n) ______ to ______ more employee ideas when it plans what to do.
  13. *After their quarrel, they wouldn’t even ______ each other when they passed in the hall.


Vladek’s Story Continues.

  • Artie very often shows Vladek telling his story as he pedals his exercise bike. What is this a good metaphor for?
  • Why might Vladek have been so strict about Artie eating everything on his plate?

Maus Quiz, 12/17. Collaborative. Each person in the group MUST contribute at least one answer to the group. Everyone in the group should have the same answers. The group’s score is that of the lowest score in the group.

  1. Since Vladek and Anja’s family is not getting enough food coupons to eat, how are they getting enough food?
  2. Why is Vladek’s brother-in-law, Wolfe, not too worried about the way things are for them now?
  3. How does Vladek make money after he loses his factory after coming home from the POW camp?
  4. How does Vladek’s father-in-law (Anja’s dad) help him after his first close call on the street?
  5.  Who “survived me my life,” according Vladek, when he hid Vladek in his apartment during a roundup.
  6. What does Vladek suggest that Anja refuses?

Vladek aloud.


Monday, 12/16: Homework, AW’s, Debrief Test #16, Maus

Copy homework into planner. If you haven’t 120’ed, you will this week!

“AW’s, 12/16.”
transport (v): to carry (someone or something) from one place to another
initiative (n): 1) the energy and desire that is needed to do something    2) a plan or program that is intended to solve a problem
incorporate (v): 
to include (something) as part of something else
incidence (n): 
how often something happens
acknowledge (v):  
1)  to admit   2) to express thanks or appreciation for

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The teacher said to ____at least five vocab words in the essay.
  6. Even as more attention is drawn to “cancer awareness,” the actual ______ of cancer has been declining since 1992.
  7. Part of being a good citizen is _______(ing) that there are differences between people, and that is ok.
  8. Californians voted on quite a few ________(s) which claimed to try to fix various issues in our state.
  9. A diet that _______(s) a lot of fruits and vegetables is the healthiest way to eat.
  10. The roots of this word literally mean to “carry across.”


Debrief Test #16. Hmmm.


Timeline of events.