Friday, 2/10: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 22

Prep sheet for Test 22:
SAWs: ___/9  S/CD/CX: ___/7  ___/7  Vocab H/W: ____/20    Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/13  ___/12  Vladek: ___/10         Other Extra Credit: For vocab Relay: +3 for per3, +2 for all others, +1 each for 5/6 or better on Husker Dus, +1 each for correct Sentence Combining sentences.

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies:
    b) S – N – O – W
    (I probably should have done this one in December.)
  2. The amazing No Snore Sally has gone 11 days without sleeping. How does she do it?
  3. What large and well known city in the U.S.A. is half golden and half silver?
  4. Although very old coins tend to be worth more than their face value, why is it that 1997 nickels are worth about $100?
  5. What’s the common link?
    • a) tailor, wrestling match, bowling alley
    • b) watermelon, tournament, flower
    • c) hurricane, needle, potato
    • d) barber, rooster, beehive
  6. Can you figure out the logic I used to decide the order of the following words? (Hint: Sing them to yourself.)
    gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den

Test #22.

Doodle Theme: A new TOY.

Thursday, 2/9: Husker Du, Sentence Combining, Vocab + Relay, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Clauses One Mo’ Time, Husker Du, Vocab, Vladek.

Let’s practice!

“Husker Du, 2/9.”
1-6. What past test will come back to haunt you?!

“Sentence Combining, 2/9.”

  1. The llama usually got seasick. He lived on a houseboat. (CX)
  2. A girl rode her unicycle. Down the street is where she went. She had a llama-shaped balloon. (SIMPLE!)
  3. She likes pizza. The llama prefers salmon burgers. (CD)
  4. **(Bonus!)  The llama said, “BOO!”  Some people screamed. Other people laughed at her. (CD-CX)

“Vocab, 2/9.”
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1. _____  2. _____  3. _____ 4. _____ 5. _____  6. _____ 7. _____  (No, not hypochondria.)
8._______(ion) is another word for slavery.
9. Mrs. Krabapple on the Simpsons was a ______ who always thought she had the disease she was reading about.
10. Which word has a prefix that means not? _____
11. (2) The ______ customers needed someone to _____ for them to get their money back.


Vocabulary Relay!





Wednesday, 2/8: Clauses(!?), Vocab, Vladek

“Husker (Wheel of) Du(m) Warm Up, 2/8.” Just a taste.


“S/CD/CX, 2/8.” + Listening.

  1. Although it seemed essential to eat broccoli, I watched tv instead.
  2. His doctor recommended buying a goat and going water-skiing.
  3. He thought he was OK until he wasn’t.
  4. Rudolpho was upset when his mom ate the cheeselog.
  5. Vladek and Mandelbaum were sold out by the smugglers.
  6. Though he knew it was a mistake, he ate the doughnut anyway.
  7. Mala finally left, and then she drove to Florida.


“Vocab, 2/8.” One SAW. (Not #1.) Collaborative.

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  1. _____ (NOT compensation.)
  2.  _____
  3. _____
  4. The prefix of this word means under.  _____
  5. We were completely _____(ed) by the amazing acrobatic performance.
  6. Their argument probably would have become violent if the llama hadn’t _____(ed).
  7. (2) They separated all the people with _____ to an imaginary ______. (haha)
  8. The poor villagers needed someone to _______ on their behalf and help them to be treated fairly.
  9. Sixth period is often the scene of _____, and that is why they rarely get a “10” from a guest teacher.
  10. When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from the first moon walk, they were _____(ed)  to make sure they didn’t bring back any “space germs.”
  11. (2) _____raisers helped ______ the cost of the trip.


Vladek. Things I “might” ask on the test this week:

  1. What sign did Vladek get that made him think the smugglers were safe?
  2. What is ironic about Vladek’s decision to go and give their spot at Mrs. Motonowa’s to Miloch and his family?
  3. Why does Artie call Vladek a murderer in the last panel on p161?
  4. What are the sketches at the top of page 11 all about?
  5. What is Artie’s final decision? (You had better get THIS one correct at least.)
  6. Why did Vladek ask Artie and Francoise to come stay with him?
  7. (quote) What was one of the things Artie used to think a lot or fantasize about as a kid?
  8. (quote) What does Artie mean when he says he had a “sibling rivalry with a snapshot”?
  9. (quote) Why does Artie say it’s so hard to tell Vladek’s story in comic form?
  10. Why did Vladek ask Artie and Francoise to come stay with him?
  11. What was one of the things Artie used to think a lot or fantasize about as a kid?
  12. (quote) What does Artie mean when he says he had a “sibling rivalry with a snapshot”?
  13. An example from Book II of Vladek’s skinflint behavior is complaining about Mala opening another container of salt.  a) True  b) False
  14. Artie says that even Vladek’s friends don’t like him.  a) True  b) False
  15. What gave Vladek hope when he first got to Auschwitz?
  16. What is a kapo?
  17. What got Vladek special treatment from the kapo?

Tuesday, 2/7: S/CD/CX – Listening Stylie, Vocab, Vladek (quiz)

Checking: Definitions. Maybe KBARR. (hahahahahaha)

Lightning Review: Yesterday’s Warm Up.

“S/CD/CX, 2/7.” Listening Stylie. I will read each one once.

  1. You must say, “Sir” when you say, “Mr. Coward.”  
  2. As part of his occupation, he had a llama with a leather jacket. 
  3. Since he didn’t want to embarrass the llama, he didn’t act affectionate.  
  4. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, so I watched tv instead.
  5. When Zoltan lost his wallet, even the llama helped him look for it. 
  6. Claudio ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more. 
  7. We can wait here until Carlos calls us. 

“Vocab, 2/7.” NOT collaborative. One of them is a SAW.
 Excitement_After_the_Game  Mediator

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. They took up a collection to help _____ the cost of the party.
  6. When Los Osos Middle School tried having a 6th grade before, they still ______(ed) them for most of the day to prevent conflicts with the 7th and 8th graders.
  7. Many of you have pretended to be sick to get out of stuff, but a _____(c) actually believes he is sick.
  8. Mala says that, even though Vladek is rich, he still lives like a _____.
  9. He was disappointed when his only ____ for the job was a handshake and a thank you.
  10. The emperor’s armies _____(ed) the surrounding kingdoms.
  11. The prefix of this word means between.
  12. Anja was ______ about not giving up Richieu until it was too late to save him.

STILL a couple of 120s?!

Maus IDs. (10) The more facts you give, the more credit you can earn.

  1. Janina
  2. Mr. Lukowski
  3. Dekerta
  4. Mrs. Kawka
  5. Mrs. Montonowa
  6. Miloch
  7. Abraham


Monday, 2/6: Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #21, Vladek

Late Start/Extended Homies Schedule.

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 2/6.  (9p)
financial, compensation, fund, sum, recover

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  1. _____ (Not financial.)
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The roots of this word means “together hang thing.”
  5. (4) After his accident, he received almost no ______  ______, and he couldn’t work while he _____(ed), so they set up a _____ to help pay his bills.
  6. A good team is more than the _____ of its parts.


Debrief Test #21. Hrrmm.




Friday, 2/3: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #21

Prep sheet for Test #21:
Interview Questions: ___/15  SAWs: ___/10   *S/CD/CX: ___/10
Vocab H/W: ___20   Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/12  ___/12   Vladek Quiz:  ___/8
KBARR: ___/40
Other Extra Credit: +1 for periods 2 and 6 for Vocab Relay, +3 for period 3 for Vocab Relay, +1 for CX#5, +1 for some for “cobble”

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 #21.

Doodle Theme: A new sport!



Thursday, 2/1: Clauses (again), Vocab + Relay (duh), Interview Questions, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: S/CD/CX, vocab, Husker Du, Vladek.

Let’s see those interview questions!


  1. Prepare your questions in advance. Ask open ended questions.
  2. Don’t conduct an interview, have a conversation.
  3. Have Energy!
  4. Ask before you record.


“S/CD/CX, 2/2.”

  1.  Ziggy ate a doughnut.  –Add a phrase that describes the doughnut AND a dependent clause to make a complex sentence. (because, although)
  2.  The llama ran to Mom.  –Add an independent clause to make a compound sentence.
  3. Although Vladek…   –Copy and complete the sentence starter. What kind of sentence did you end up with?
  4. (2) Combine the following two sentences into one. First as a compound sentence, then as a complex sentence.
    • We took the skinheads bowling.
    • The llama stayed at home alone.


“Vocab, 2/2.”

  1. _____  (It’s a paper clip. The subheading says, “The only tool you’ll ever need.”)
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. She blamed him for the incident and always looked at him with _______ afterwards.
  6. Vladek _____(es) Artie for using too many wooden matches…
  7. …because he is too “_____” to buy them.
  8. During the TV marathon, we _____(ed) for two days on chips and pizza.
  9. Sometimes it’s tough to not ______ to peer pressure.
  10. In The Outsiders, when we referred to a facade, we were saying that the person was _____(ing) about their true feelings.
  11. The prefix of this word means before. ______
  12. The root of this word means “to clean out.” _____




Maus: Behind the scenes. The original 3-page story.


Vladek Quiz, 2/2.” ???

  1. What happened to the guy who turned Vladek’s family into the Gestapo?
  2. What saved Vladek’s life on p120?
  3. “(quote) What is a kombinator?
  4. What is the latest cause of Anja’s breakdown on p124?
  5. What happens to Pesach?
  6. Why are the roads on p127 shaped like a swastika?
  7. (quote) Why is Artie worried about portraying Vladek as he really is?