Wednesday, 2/5: Spelling, Vocab, Clauses(!?), Vladek

Interview Notes Due tomorrow!

“Spelling, 2/5.” Write the incorrectly spelled word correctly, or if they are all correct, write “all correct.” NOT COLLABORATIVE! DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR SPELLING LIST! For #6, write the answer not the letter!

  1. a) revision  b) requirement  c) believable  d) all correct
  2. a) insurance  b) security  c) seperately  d) all correct
  3. a) cooperation  b) movable  c) ignorance  d) all correct
  4. a) maturity  b) narritive  c) creative  d) all correct
  5. “_______ is bliss.”
  6. The reason we drop the last e from a word like store  before we add an ending like age  is that… a) Store ends with a consonant sound.  b) The ending age  also ends with an e.  c) The ending age  begins with a consonant  d) The ending age  makes it an adjective.  e) The ending age  begins with a vowel.

Sample SMYK’s?!

“Vocab, 2/5.”  tentative, infringe, reprieve, benign, profound, indolent, relinquish, exasperate, (in)conspicuous, (un)scrupulous, haphazard
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  1. _____ Cartoon of student napping in his desk .
  2. _____ A telephone pole with literally hundreds of cables connected to it. They look very tangled.
  3. _____ That guy cutting his lawn one blade at a time again.
  4. Some thought that the new law would _____ upon their right to protest, and they protested that.
  5. I  tried to be as ____ as possible as I passed the note in class, but Mr. Coward still caught me.
  6. Solar power is more ______ to the environment than coal or oil.
  7. It had been raining so much that we ____(ly) planned the picnic for Saturday, but we also made other plans just in case.
  8. The _____ lawyer took advantage of the old man.
  9. “Wealth is ______, but poverty hides.”
  10. After he lost the battle, the king had to ____ the throne to the winner.
  11. Which vocab word can sometimes be used like the AW dramatic?
  12. * The word cool still means good, even in ____ slang. (frivolous, exploit, contemporary, abandon, dramatic)


“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 
(CX) Complex Sentence (CX) = I + D or D + I, joined by although, since, because, while, when, if… etc.)

“S/CD/CX/Frag, 2/5.” 

  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. Because the llama forgot his wallet, he couldn’t buy broccoli.
  12. As part of his occupation, his partner was a llama with a leather jacket.
  13. He didn’t want to embarrass the llama, so he didn’t act affectionate.
  14. The llama ate his doctor-recommended doughnut for breakfast this morning.
  15. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but I watched the llamas instead.
  16. We can wait here until the llama calls us.
  17. If we don’t repair the dam, the llamas will rush through.
  18. You’ll know the llama’s intentions when she gets here.
  19. The llama ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more.
  20. Since my llama left me, I’ve found a new place to dwell.
  21. Zoltan forgot his wallet, so he couldn’t buy broccoli.
  22. If you leave money in an account at least six months.
  23. The llama passed the test even though he didn’t study.
  24. Since the llama’s voice was strong, she was the lead in the musical.
  25. The llama read a magazine about raising rabbits, but didn’t follow the instructions..
  26. Rudolpho was upset although his mom made his favorite shnitzel.
  27. Words like since, unless and because signify that a sentence is… a) Simple   b) Compound  c) Complex
  28. Before you pet a llama, you should ask permission.



  1. What is a block?
  2. What was Appel?
  3. Who helps Vladek establish and maintain contact with Anja?
  4. What was a Selektion?