Tuesday, 11/7: CRAAP, Vocab, RBC, Alyce

The CRAAP Test.
Currency – Relevance – Authority – Accuracy – Purpose

“CRAAP, 11/6.”

  1. As I display each web page, talk over with your group what links I should click to try to determine the main purpose of the website.
  2. As I click the links, talk over with your group what the purpose of the website is:
    –Advocacy – to sway opinion, to advocate for something?
    –Commercial – to promote or sell something?
    –Reference/information – to provide useful information or services?

Please say what you think the purpose is and what makes you think so.

  1. https://www.princetonreview.com/
  2. http://www.bookspot.com/
  3. http://www.thedogisland.com/
  4. http://www.emilyslist.org/


“Transitions, 11/7.” Write the appropriate transition word or phrase for each blank.
meanwhile, furthermore, first, third, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, nevertheless, however, for example, as a result

  1. He stayed up too late last night; ______, he slept until noon.
  2. I would like to read many books; _____, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
  3. John ate and ate; _____, he never gained weight.
  4. I want you to buy milk, eggs, and fruit juice; ____, I want you to be sure to get cereal and ice cream.
  5. I was concentrating on my homework. ____,  the soup boiled over.

  6. Write a sentence about Alyce using the transition word therefore.


“Vocabulary, 11/7.”  Use lists 6-9. 

  1. _____
  2. What a(n) ______(ing) smile!
  3. “I’m not paranoid! I’m _____ about being apprehended!”
  4. (2) “When applying for a job, always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  5. Give an example of a derivative of the root ject.
  6. (2) In the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the tortoise is ______ and the hare is ______.
  7. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  8. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  9. In his classroom, the least ___ is met with serious consequences.
  10. The Socs’ attitude toward the greasers is one of _____.
  11. The three hour Advanced Placement test was very _____. She took a long nap afterward.
  12. He was ___(ed) to his room until his homework was finished.


Checking RBC 368-369

“RBC Public Notice, 11/8.” Write the answer NOT the letter. (10p)  Collaborative.

  1. There are classes for kids of all ages under 18.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  2. You have to be able to swim to sign up for the swim classes. a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  3. Which class would it probably be smart to sign up early for?
  4. Why?
  5. You have to have your own cleats and shin guards to sign up for soccer.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  6. You have to have your own musical instrument to be in the jazz band.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  7. You have to be able to speak English to participate in the activities.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  8. Which of the activities do(es) not say it requires parental permission?  a) soccer  b) swimming  c) band  d) band and soccer  e) They all require parental permission.
  9. (2) What are two things you could do to find more info about the classes?



Why is “giving up” different than “failing”?


What prompted Alyce’s first cry? Was Alyce’s trip to the manor a success?  Does she accomplish all she wanted to?