Friday, 1/31: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #20

Prep Sheet for Test #20.

KBARR: ___/40 Vocab H/W: ___/20 Vocab Practice: ___/12 ____/10 ___/12
S/CD/CX Bonus ONLY: + _____
Other Extra Credit:  Period 5 gets +3 for vocab relay, all others get +1.


Mental Floss.

  1. A man builds an extraordinary house where all four sides face south.  A bear walks up to one of his windows and peers in. What color is the bear?
  2. There is a building with thirty stories and one elevator. On floor twenty-one, four people get on and zero get off. On floor thirteen, six get on and two get off. On floor nine, eight people get on and four get off. How many people would get on and off on floor thirty-one?
  3. What two words contain the most letters?
  4. Wacky Wordy:

    my you’re way

  5. Find the name of a planet hidden in each of the following sentences:
    • a) “Steven, use the screwdriver to build those shelves.”
    • b) Everyone takes a turn in the cage.
    • c) “Catherine, you ran us over with your bicycle!”
    • d) “Sam, arsenic is poisonous! I read about it on the internet.”


Test #20. Doodle Theme: Doodle a new elective!

Thursday, 1/30: Vocab + Relay, S/CD/CX, Interview Questions, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, S/CD/CX, Vladek.

“Vocab, 1/30.”
ominous, solace, permeate, languid, ubiquitous, dejected, meticulous, assuage, assimilate, petulant
  16c51727932d19ecb4b4085293d8cbab office-smell-wars

  1. _____ Pic of a lazy polar bear napping.
  2. _____ Cartoon of a guy in a robe on a pillow enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and smiling with his eyes closed.
  3. _____ Cartoon of a guy looking at his computer which says, “Oh no… Not another internet cartoon.”
  4. _____Pic of scary clouds that look like a monster.
  5. _____ Cartoon: Smell Wars: Office. Who will triumph? Bad perfume or burnt microwave popcorn?
  6. Towards the end of the book, Vladek gets very ____ and weak because of his health issues.
  7. It is taking us awhile to ______ the concepts of compound and complex sentences.
  8. Vladek is so ____, he spent four hours unpacking, refolding and then repacking their luggage.
  9. For awhile last year, fidget spinners were _____.
  10. He spoke in an _______ voice about the upcoming battle which they would probably lose.
  11. (2) When your sadness is _____(ed), your soul has found ___. (Awww.)



S/CD/CX/FRAG, 1/30″  (10p) The test will look like this!

  1. The llama thought he was OK until he wasn’t.
  2. The llama was being petulant, so his mom ate the cheeselog.
  3. His doctor recommended buying a llama and going water-skiing.
  4. Even though he knew it was a mistake, the llama ate the doughnut anyway.
  5. The crew checked the llama, and the captain prepared it for the sea.
  6. The llama climbed languidly up the very steep hill.
  7. When you use a dependent clause as a sentence.
  8. When you combine two INDEPENDENT CLAUSES, but forget to use your COMMA AND YOUR FANBOY, that mistake is called a _____
  9. (2) Combine the following SIMPLE sentences into a COMPLEX sentence and then a COMPOUND sentence.
    • The llama usually got seasick.
    • He lived on a houseboat.
  10. BONUS. Combine the following three sentences into ONE SIMPLE sentence
    • A girl rode her unicycle.
    • Down the street is where she went.
    • She had a llama-shaped balloon. 

Me: Checking Interview Questions.
You: Working on 600 words for next Tuesday  (today is 1/30) or Vocab EC.

Interview notes are due next Thursday, 2/6!

  • Questions and Answers to questions (summaries, several direct quotes)
  • Notes on who, how, where, when, why
  • Notes on physical description and attitude

Vladek.  On tomorrow’s test:

  1. How does Pavel try to show Artie what Auschwitz felt like?  
  2. What makes Art shrink down again on p207?
  3. What’s a barrack (aka a block)?
  4. Why does the tin shop foreman, Yidl, dislike Vladek? 
  5. What does Vladek do to change Yidl’s opinion?
  6. What was Appel?
  7. Who helps Vladek establish and maintain contact with Anja?
  8. What was a Selektion?

Wednesday, 1/29: Vocab, S/CD/CX, Vladek

Checking SMYK’s.

“Vocab, 1/29.” Each word will be used ONCE.
ominous, solace, permeate, languid, ubiquitous, dejected, meticulous, assuage, assimilate, petulant

  1. After he missed the tying field goal, the kicker was _____ for days.
  2. When the little girl gets tired, she gets ____, and pouts about everything.
  3. The light in the room didn’t seem to come from any one source; it just sort of ______(ed)  the walls, casting a soft glow.
  4. Since they were so tired, they walked at a very _____ pace.
  5. By definition, a meme is ______.
  6. When Anja died, Vladek expected Artie to give him _____, not the other way around.
  7. The root of this word means “omen.”
  8. The roots of this word mean “change to sweet.”
  9. The roots of this root mean “to be like.”
  10. The original root of this word meant “fear.” (As in fear of failure?)


“S/CD/CX, 1/29.” Write S, CD, CX, or Fragment for each.

  1. Because the llama forgot his wallet, he couldn’t buy broccoli.
  2. As part of his occupation, his partner was a llama with a leather jacket.
  3. He didn’t want to embarrass the llama, so he didn’t act affectionate.
  4. The llama ate his doctor-recommended doughnut for breakfast this morning.
  5. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but I watched the llamas instead.
  6. When the llamas get the chance.
  7. We can wait here until the llama calls us.
  8. If we don’t repair the dam, the llamas will rush through.
  9. You’ll know the llama’s intentions when she gets here.
  10. * The llama ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more.
  11. BONUS: Name the FANBOYS. (+2 for all 7, +1 for 6/7.)
  12. BONUS II: The FANBOYS are all a type of _______. (noun, verb, etc…)



Interview Update. Questions are due tomorrow!  They count for 50 words toward your 600.

Here are a couple of examples of finished products. Notice the details she includes. Be sure to write down everything about how the interview goes down! Notes are due February 6th!

The Wise Words of Nana
98 Years of Memories


Vladek.  Read through p201.  Group Questions for p201:

  1. Why do you think Artie might have drawn himself atop a pile of Holocaust victims?
  2. Why might he be drawing himself with a mouse mask if he’s actually Jewish?


Book II, Chapter II: Auschwitz (Time Flies)

Tuesday, 1/28: Vocab, Complex v. Compound, 600 Words, Vladek

“Vocab, 1/28.”

  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. The man finally ______(ed) his intense thirst with a drink from the fountain.
  7. The smell of brownies _____ the house and made me very hungry.
  8. The goal of immigrants used to be _____(ion), but these days people are proud of their differences.
  9. With more than 42,000 locations worldwide, Subway Sandwich places are _____.
  10. Mr. Coward is not happy about Zoltan’s less than _____ papers. They are very difficult to decipher, and scores might get entered incorrectly.
  11. (2) Whenever she was _____, she always seemed to find _____ in her music.


“Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences.”
I = Independent Clause  D = Dependent Clause.
(S) Simple Sentence (S) = One I.
(CD) Compound Sentence (CD)  = I + I, joined by a comma and one of the FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
(CX) Complex Sentence (CX) = I + D or D + I, joined by although, since, because, while, when, if… etc.)

“S/CD/CX, 1/28.”  Write S, CD, or CX for each sentence.

  1. I like turtles   because they are cute.
  2. The llama is a quadruped   with fins for swimming.
  3. I sent the llama to the store   before the party started.
  4. Katy tried to call me  , but   my phone was dead.
  5. You would like it   if you were a llama.
  6. Herbie the llama ate some pizza  , so   he didn’t want dinner.
  7. He failed the test   after he ignored the warning.
  8. He forgot to practice  , yet   he still did well.
  9. Jenni ate the hot dog  , and   she got sick.
  10. Because Jenni ate the hot dog,   she got sick.
  11. Bonus for +1: Why is #10 a “better” sentence than #9?


Checking 600 Words. Dates 1/21 – 1/28. Make chart and double check sheets.
Topics for your consideration:

  1. Describe a clothing fashion (fad, hit song, TV show) you like or dislike. Why?
  2. Is there too much violence on TV? In the movies? What makes you think so? If so, what effects might that have on kids?
  3. If you could invite 2-3 figures from history to dinner, whom would they be? Why them? Maybe even show the dinner, especially the conversation. Example: Hitler, Jesus, Albert Einstein (who was Jewish).
  4. What is your favorite word, and why?
  5. “Kids today…”
  6. How to impress your teacher…
  7. Top ten most boring (or exciting or interesting or fun) things, and why!
  8. Turn you paper over and make a dot anywhere on the page. Stare at it for awhile. Now turn your paper over and start writing about what it could be and/or mean.
  9. If I could talk to__________, I would say…
  10. Write a commercial (complete with a jingle) for yourself…for your favorite class…for your favorite…???




The original Maus  (1972!), and other background.