Wednesday, 3/31 (Periods 1,2,3) – Thursday, 4/1 (Periods 5,6)

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Remember: 120 Seconds Presentations will begin Wednesday, 4/14 – Thursday, 4/15. Two days later than before!

EVERYONE send your KBARR charts tonight!!!!

“Warm Up, 3/31 (4/1) – NVA.” In Notebook. 9 to find!
The purple llama roared loudly in our scared faces as the crowd screamed like little babies.

Let’s see those 120 Intros.

120 Intro Samples. Volunteers? Or do I pick? Read it out loud!

Timer? Does it get a six?

“Vocab 3/31 (4/1).”


  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.

(Morning – In Notebook) – “Vladek Check 4/1”
(Afternoon) Vladek Check in Chat (PRIVATE):

  1. An example from Book II of Vladek’s ridiculous skinflint behavior is complaining about Mala opening another container of salt. (BE CAREFUL!)  True / False
  2. Why does Artie say it’s so hard to tell Vladek’s story in comic form? a) “Somehow I wish I had been in Auschwitz with my parents…”  b) “…so much has to be left out or distorted…”  c) “Maybe everyone has to feel guilty.”  d) “If it wasn’t so pathetic, it’s be kinda funny…”  e) “It’s so presumptuous of me…”
  3. What does Artie mean when he says he had a “sibling rivalry with a snapshot”?  a) “If it wasn’t so pathetic, it’s be kinda funny…”  b) “It’s so presumptuous of me…”   c) “…so much has to be left out or distorted…”  d) “Maybe everyone has to feel guilty.”  e) “…he was the perfect child. I couldn’t compete…”
  4. What gave Vladek hope when he first got to Auschwitz?  a) Talking to Mandelbaum’s nephew.  b) Seeing Mandelbaum.  c) Knowing the Poles who sold him out got sent there too.  d) The priest’s explanation of his number. e) NOTA
  5. What’s a kapo?  a) a German guard  b) a member of the Nazi party  c) a prisoner in charge of other prisoners  d) the stick the guards carry  e) NOTA
  6. What got Vladek special treatment from the kapo?  a) Bringing the Kapo food.  b) Teaching the kapo English.   c) Vladek gave him a bribe.  d) Vladek turned in someone who was hiding.  e) Because he was such a hard worker.


Vladek Aloud…


Monday, 3/29 (Periods 1,2,3) – Tuesday, 3/30 (Periods 5,6)

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ZOOMERS IN CHAT: Word count for 3/23-3/30

“Warm Up, 3/29 (3/30) – Noun, Verb, Adjective (NVA).” (In notebook)
List the Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives in the following sentence. (9 Total to find.)

For a brief moment, Jimmy stupidly thought pigs flew like graceful birds across the sky.


Go over Homework: KBARR, Vocab (No SMYK’s), 600, 120 Intro. VACAY is coming!

I save grades TODAY for the 3rd quarter!

Debrief Test #14B – Retakes (<11) will be available after 3pm.

Reading Beyond the Classroom – Medicine Label. Click for Full Size. Live Action People can go grab a physical copy (p374). DO NOT WRITE IN THE BOOK!

  • Title in Notebook: “RBC – Medicine, 3/29 (3/30)”
  • Read the directions and the bottle label.
  • Where it says to circle, you write the letter (A-D) of the section of the label that gives that info.
  • Do 1-6 in your notebook.

Here’s a PDF Version.  rbc-medicine

“RBC 1 Quiz. 3/29 (3/30).”  IN NOTEBOOK. Write the answer not the letter!

  1. The medicine is labeled for use in all these cases, except…  a) flu.  b) common cold  c) aches and pains  d) headache  e) It is labeled for all these.
  2. For up to how many days can this medicine be taken for a headache?  a) 1  b) 3  c) 10  d) 14  e) It doesn’t say.
  3. This is an OTC drug, as opposed to a prescription one. What does OTC mean? 
  4. This drug can be used to reduce swelling.  a) True  b) False
  5. Who should not take the tablets at all?
  6. Since this is an OTC drug, it can be considered completely safe.  a) True  b) False
  7. As it is used on the label, what does the word Indications [A] mean?


Friday, 3/26 – All Classes

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End of the 3rd Quarter!

120 Seconds Intro due Wednesday (1,2,3) – Thursday (5,6). Counts for the next 600 if you do it by Tuesday and put into your doc!


Numbers In Chat: Vocab: ___/17  ___/12  C&C: ___/12

Mental Floss PRIVATELY in Chat

  1. How can you perform a subtraction from seven so that the result will be even, but without subtracting any odd numbers?
  2. At noon, you look at the old-school clock in your bedroom. The big hand is on the five and the little hand is in between the three and the four. What time is it?
  3. Two fathers and two sons own 21 horses between them. Explain how it is possible to evenly divide the herd among them. (NO, you don’t get to cut up any horses!)
  4. Where do you leave a “place” by closing the “window”?  (On a _____.)
  5. In a small town in the country, a male cow swallowed an explosive device. The town newspaper had a front page story about it.   Which one-word headline did they use?
    * Shocking!  * How?  * Dangerous!  * Terrifying!
    * Abominable!  * What?  * Horrible! 


TEST #14B – The Maus book is your only resource. Write your answers in your notebook. You may leave when you are finished.
Retakes (<11) will Monday/Tuesday after we go over the test.

Test 14B – Period 1

Test 14B – Period 2

Test 14B – Period 3

Test 14B – Period 5

Test 14B – Period 6


Wednesday, 3/24 (Periods 1,2,3) – Thursday, 3/25 (Periods 5,6)

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Remember: Test 14B is tomorrow (Friday, 3/26). Here is the Preview: Test 14B Preview.


REMEMBER: 600 MORE words are due Tuesday.

INTRO for 120 Seconds is due Wednesday, 3/31 (Periods 1,2,3) or Thursday, 4/1 (Periods 5,6). Counts for 600, so put it in your 600 doc!

“Warm Up, 3/25 (3/26).” (IN NOTEBOOK FOR ALL)

Write three sentences about your favorite book. Be sure to capitalize and underline the book title.
First a SIMPLE sentence,
then a COMPOUND sentence,
then a COMPLEX sentence.

120 Seconds Intro. We start this the day we get back from Break: April 13. 
It seems FAAAAR away, but we only have 2 class periods before that! SO DO NOT LAG! PREPARE and PRACTICE!

One Hundred and Twenty Seconds – The two minute book report. During the first minute, you introduce us to the book and give us the background for the passage you will read aloud. Your second minute consists of you reading aloud a stirring passage from the book. Choose the book you’ve read in the past year that you like the best. Choose the passage carefully — grab our attention!  Practice! Uh’s and likes count against you! (No more than three!) Time yourself to make sure of the length. It would help to write your intro out first, but it is not required. In the first minute: a) Begin with title, author, and genre.  b) Briefly tell us about the book. What’s it all about? Why is it good? Try to sell us on the book.  c) Set the scene for the part you are going to read. Give the context of the passage. In the second minute:  Read a brief selection from the book.  At least half of your two minutes should consist of oral reading.
Rubric (40 points)

  1. (1-6) Introduction-Presentation: How well done? Did reader give title, author, and genre of the book and brief setting of the scene? Did reader capture the audience’s attention immediately?
  2. (1-6) Mechanics: Reading Clarity. Is the pacing good? Are words pronounced correctly and easily understood? Are words read slowly enough for the audience’s understanding? Is there enough volume?
  3. (1-6) Stage Presence: Does the reader appear confident? Does the reader establish eye contact with the audience during the intro? Are gestures, if any, natural and appropriate to the reading? Does it look like she/he has practiced?
  4. (1-6) Reading Interpretation: Are characters identifiable/differentiated by your voice? Can you tell when it’s a question? Can you tell when description ends and dialogue begins? CAN YOU AVOID THE MONOTONE DRONE?
  5. (1-6) Quality of Selection:  Is it entertaining, whether dramatic, suspenseful, or funny? Does it make us want to read the book?
  6. (1-6) Audience Appeal: Is the reader holding the listeners’ attention? Overall impression?
  7. (1-?) Level of Difficulty: A typical page from The Outsiders = 3
  8. Four or fewer “uh’s” or inappropriate “likes.” (Subtract 1 point for each after four.)
  9. 105-135 seconds long, with at least half being oral reading. (-1 point for every 15 seconds too long or short)
  10. Bonus? Judges may award up to 4 bonus points for performances above and beyond the call of duty. (Props, costumes, extra dramatic, extra smooth, etc.)

I will show example videos next week!

“Vocab, 3/25 (3/26).” After the picture ones, write True if the vocab word is used correctly and False if it is not.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. Jimmy fastidioused his clothes before the dance.
  6. A beautiful sunset usually agitates people.
  7. Jimmy forgot his lines and had to improvise.
  8. Maus is a good example of an allegory.
  9. I was consigned to the end of the line because I was late.
  10. The evil genius shrewded his way into the heavily guarded bank vault.
  11. Jimmy sarcastically insinuated that I didn’t really earn my award.
  12. The pro football game played in England was sanctioned by the NFL.
  13. He made an insinuate that I was slow.
  14. I found a cute outfit at the consignment store.
  15. The improvise didn’t work, and we got caught.
  16. She was too fastidious to do anything that might get her dirty.
  17. The protestors agitated people as they agitated for equal rights.



Test Questions Preview.

  1. Why did Vladek think it was safe to go with the smugglers?
  2. What is ironic about Vladek’s decision to try to go to Hungary and give their spot at Mrs. Motonowa’s to Miloch and his family?
  3. How does Vladek skill with languages help him yet again when he is captured?
  4. What does the sign over the gate at Auschwitz translate as?
  5. Why does Artie call Vladek a murderer in the last panel on p161?


“And Here My Troubles Began…”



Monday, 3/22 (Periods 1,2,3) – Tuesday, 3/23 (Periods 5,6)

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Homework. No KBAR Responding this week! 600 Words due TUESDAY for ALL.

Checking last week’s KBARR Charts for LIVE. If you Zoom, you should have already sent it to me!

Periods 5,6: ZOOMER in Chat: Word Count since Tuesday, 3/16.

“Warm Up – Commas and Clauses, 3/22 (3/23).”  (ALL: In Notebook.)
a) Correct or Not? If not, where do they go? Three sentences are correct.
b) S, CD, CX? 1 sentence is CD, 2 are Simple, 3 are CX.

  1. I played video games   for hours and hours   with my friend.
  2. Sid waited for the llama to arrive   so   he could get a ride in his hot Camaro.
  3. I didn’t want to wake you up   until I had to.
  4. Since we have two hours to kill  someone come by and see us.
  5. The wild llama is  in fact  a vicious predator.
  6. Llamas that don’t wear hats are illegal in some cities.

Debrief Test 14A. Retakes (<11) after 3:00.

Checking SMYK’s.

“Vocab, 3/22 (3/23).”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. “You’re _____(ing) I ate your goldfish?
  4. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  5. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  6. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  7. The annoying kids taunted the dog over the fence until he was _____(ed) enough to jump it. 
  8. Mr. Coward does not ____ the use of phones in class.
  9. The roots of this word mean “to set free from.”
  10. The root of this word is “to make preparation for.”
  11. The root of this word meant “evil person or thing.”
  12. Which one is the allegory? Write it out!  a) Mickey Mouse acting like a human.  b) “Motto”  c) You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  d) Mind your own business.  e) C and D.  f) “The Three Little Pigs”  g) NOTA