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.