Friday, 2/8: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #21

Prep sheet for Test #21.
Giver Quizzes: ___5  ___5      Vocabulary Practices: ___/13  ___/12  ___/12
Vocabulary H/w: ___/20     1-1-1: ___/15
Other Extra Credit:

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies:
    a) OFTEN, NOT, OFTEN, NOT, OFTEN   
    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 #21. NOTICE: Please choose C for #3, since there isn’t a real answer for it. And please fix the typo on #15. Thank you!

Doodle Theme: A New Toy!

Thursday, 2/7: Vocab + Relay, Giver, Interviews

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, Giver, OG.

“Vocab, 2/7.”
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tentative, infringe, reprieve, benign, profound, indolent, relinquish, exasperate, (in)conspicuous, (un)scrupulous, haphazard

  1. _____ Pic of the classic statue, The Thinker.
  2. _____Cartoon of two guys looking out from the top of a skyscraper saying, “Yes, the view is nice—but I mostly want people to look up here and think how rich I am.”
  3. _____Pic of a pack of dogs with a fox blending in.
  4. _____ Pic of a cute little lamb taking its first steps. (NOT: benign, scrupulous, haphazard, or indolent, or any other “it could be’s.” Sigh.)
  5. “Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give the rest of us a bad name.” ______
  6. Much to her relief, the doctor said the tumor was ________.
  7. He prepared so ______(ly) that his presentation was painful to watch. (Not: tentative.)
  8. After asking for (previous vocab word), the student received a _____ and was released from detention.
  9. In exchange for safety and peace, the members of the Community seemed to have _____(ed) a lot of freedom.
  10. The neighbor’s fence _____(ed) on our property, so they had to move it.
  11. Sometimes fifth period can be ______(ing), but when certain people are absent, it can be a nice class.
  12. The word ______ comes from a word that means ethics or morals.

VOCABULARY RELAY!


Giver. Read some 1-1-1’s. What can we tell about this place? When/where is it? Why is it?

Giver, Chapter 2.”

  1. What rule did Jonas’s father break?
  2. What rule gets broken all the time?
  3. What happens at the ceremony of 12?
  4. How is that decision made?
  5. We are in the ______ of the story.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) falling action  e) NOTA

Be sure to read CHAPTER 3 tonight and do your 1-1-1!


Work on Interview/Profile.

Go get a Chromie! Begin Writing Biographical Sketch/Profile. The final draft is due next Thursday, 2/14.

NOT PREPARED TODAY? Do extra credit vocab sentences in your notebook…except they aren’t extra credit. Due tomorrow. 

  • Introduction: Setting. Description of scene/setting. How it was set up. Why you chose this person. Relationship to this person.
  • Description of person. Show, don’t tell.
    • Looks. (Details.)
    • Voice and choice of words. Delivery.
    • Personality. (Bitter? Enthusiastic? Happy? Lost in memories? Crabby?  What?)
  • The intro/description should be 350-400+ words.
  • Interview.
    • Questions you asked, followed by answers and follow up.
    • You may summarize their answers, but please include at least three good quotes (word for word, as close as you can get) that use the person’s actual words.
  • Conclusion: Discuss what you learned, most surprising info, most interesting, change in attitude toward older people, etc. About 75-100+ words.

Wednesday, 2/6: Old Glory, Vocab, Dah Givah

“Old Glory” Quiz. Collaborative. Characters: Donald, Gran-Da, Dad, Mom, SOS men.

  1. On the surface, who are we initially supposed to think is the protagonist (hero) of the story?
  2. If we dig deeper, who is REALLY the protagonist?
  3. Conflict #1: ____ v _____
  4. Conflict #2: ____ v _____
  5. What right did the SOS law take away?
  6. Why did Gran-Da try to burn the flag?
  7. Why did Donald turn him in?
  8. What/Who does Uncle represent?
  9. Explain the last line: “What kind of world would that be?”
  10.  (BONUS) What do you think the main message of the story is?

 

“Vocab, 2/6.”  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 SAW dramatic?
  12. * The word cool still means good, even in ____ slang. (frivolous, exploit, contemporary, abandon, dramatic)

 

The Giver. Pick some 1-1-1’s to read! Yep, NIGHTLY!

The Giver, chapter 1.” (5)

  1. What mistake in language did Asher make? (Use the words.)
  2. (quote) How does Jonas feel about his upcoming ceremony of 12?
  3. (2) What are the only two times being released is not a punishment?
  4. Why does everyone know that Lily’s comment about keeping Gabriel has to be a joke?

Continue aloud. Do your 1-1-1 for chapter 2 now.
If we finish chapter 2… No reading tonight! Get your interview stuff together for tomorrow!

Tuesday, 2/5: Vocab, Euphemisms, Old Glory

Euphemisms.

  1. What does the prefix eu– mean?
  2. monthly housing accommodation payment
  3. governmental revenue ($) enhancement
  4. relocation center
  5. encore telecast
  6. correctional facility
  7. over the hill
  8. euthanasia

 

“Vocab, 2/5.” * = SAW.
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  1. _____ Pic of a sign with the NIKE swoosh that says Mike Wong, with the W being an upside down McDonald’s logo.
  2. _____ A “Get Out of Jail Free” card from a Monopoly game.
  3. _____ A pic of a kitty in the corner with his front paws in the air, and saying, “I give up!”
  4. _____ Pic of a teenager throwing her hands in the air in anger at her mom.
  5. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” -Aristotle. ______
  6. If you search more systematically, instead of so ____(ly), you will be more likely to find whatever you’re looking for.
  7. During the summer, without something to do, some kids can get very _____ and end up not doing much of anything.
  8. After she fell, she got up and tested her leg _____(ly) to see if it would support her weight.
  9. She was always very _____ about her work. That’s why she got A’s.
  10. Many rappers “sing” the praises of “bling” and _____ consumption.
  11. The  _____ student copied his essay from the internet.
  12. (2*) He saw a ____ increase in his test scores after he started studying. Que milagro! It wasn’t just ____ talk from Mr. Coward.

In England there is 1 surveillance camera for every 14 people. The average Londoner is caught on camera around 300 times per day. Is that OK?

A look at the Bill of Rights. Why is #6 especially important?

The Sixth Amendment establishes a number of rights of the defendant in a criminal trial:

to a speedy and public trial
to trial by an impartial jury
to be informed of criminal charges
to confront witnesses
to compel witnesses to appear in court
to assistance of counsel[109]

Old Glory

Bonus: What is “Old Glory” a nickname for? Respond thusly in your notebook with a date:
“Old Glory” is the nickname for___________.
Bonus Two: Uncle Sam is a nickname for ________.

What would a “Civic Responsibility” class be all about?

Listen! Yes, LISTEN!

Old Glory” Note the title of his essay and the date!

Hand out Giver books.

Finish chapter 1 tonight.

Monday, 2/4: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #20, Vladek Wrap Up

Copy homework into planner. Remember that Interview Notes are due on Thursday!

“SAWs, 2/4.
abandon (verb) to give up; to leave behind
frivolous (adjective) not important; silly
contemporary (adjective) modern; current
dramatic (adjective) exciting; full of emotion; extreme
exploit (verb) to take advantage of


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  1. _____ Graph that shows a sudden, large increase
  2. _____ Pic of a destroyed building where obviously nobody has lived in awhile
  3. _____ Pic of a roll of money used as toilet paper
  4. _____ Pic of a modern house with a groovy pool
  5. There was a _____ change in his behavior after he started the medication.
  6. It is usually easy to _____ a little brother’s lack of savvy and make him do what you want.
  7. He ____(ed) the project before it was finished because he ran out of money.
  8. If we use the word _____ as a noun, it can also mean an adventure.
  9. One reason people may dislike lawyers is due to ____ lawsuits that waste everybody’s time and money.
  10. The roots of this word mean “of the present time.” _____

 

Debrief Test #20.

 

Finish Vladek and Discuss:

  1. Art Spiegelman has said that the final page of Maus II really has three endings. With your group, discuss what stories they might be endings of. Be ready to point out which panels or images end each story.
  2. When MAUS was published, the Washington Post said, “…impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”  What do you think about that? Do you think it’s true? Could MAUS have been anything but a comic and been as powerful?  Why or why not?

Euphemism (n – U FEM ISM): 
A “nice” way of saying something  unpleasant. 

The prefix eu- means “good.”


Examples: passed on = died, sanitation engineer = garbage man, waitress in the sky = flight attendant

  1. visually disabled =
  2. solid waste =
  3. landfill =
  4. economically disadvantaged =
  5. undocumented transborder migrant =
  6. vertically challenged =
  7. intentionally inaccurate statement  =

 

Friday, 2/1: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #20

Prep sheet for Test #20:
KBARR: ___/40   Vladek Quiz: ___/6    Vocab H/W: ___/20
Vocab Practice: ___/12 ____/10 ___/12
Other Extra Credit: Period 2 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Periods 3 and 6 get +2 for Vocab Relay.

 

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 #20. Doodle Theme: Invent a new sport!

Thursday, 1/31: Vocab + Relay, Interview Update, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, Vladek, Husker Du. Remember to reload the test in the morning to get the final version!

“Vocab, 1/31.”
ominous, solace, permeate, languid, ubiquitous, dejected, meticulous, assuage, assimilate, petulant
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  1. _____ Pic of a lazy polar bear napping.
  2. _____ Cartoon of a guy in a robe on a pillow enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and smiling with his eyes closed.
  3. _____ Cartoon of a guy looking at his computer which says, “Oh no… Not another internet cartoon.”
  4. _____Pic of scary clouds that look like a monster.
  5. _____ Cartoon: Smell Wars: Office. Who will triumph? Bad perfume or burnt microwave popcorn?
  6. Towards the end of the book, Vladek gets very ____ and weak because of his health issues.
  7. It is taking us awhile to ______ the concepts of compound and complex sentences.
  8. Vladek is so ____, he spent four hours unpacking, refolding and then repacking their luggage.
  9. For awhile last year, fidget spinners were _____; you saw them everywhere you looked.
  10. He spoke in _______ tones about the upcoming battle which they would probably lose.
  11. (2) When your sadness is _____(ed), your soul has found ___. (Awww.)

 

VOCABULARY RELAY (FINALLY!)

 

Interview notes are due next Thursday, 2/7!

  • Questions and Answers to questions (summaries, several direct quotes)
  • Notes on who, how, where, when, why
  • Notes on physical description and attitude

Interview Opener Examples.

“Hello Papa. I was wondering if you had time to start the interview right now?” I sent the text to my Grandpa, whom I refer to as Papa. “Sure, that’ll be fine. I’ll get ready” he sent back. I grabbed my notebook and pencils, questions, and tape recorder and headed into the office room. We had set up a week ago to FaceTime; he said he would be glad to answer my questions. The window right next to the computer was making a lot of noise, so I shut it. I logged into FaceTime, and got a call from Papa a few minutes after.

He was FaceTiming me from his iPad camera, situated in the living room. He held the iPad at an upward angle, showing most of the top of his head. I started the recorder and we got started.

Papa has short, dark grey hair that is very soft and thin. He has a large bald spot on the top of his head, and the bald spot always looks shiny. He has yellow looking teeth and a smile that lights up the entire room. Papa’s eyes are a sky blue, protected by square glasses that catch every glimpse of light. His ears are big, so are his smile wrinkles and dimples.

Papa’s voice is deep but smooth, sometimes replaced by coughing. He has a very distinct scent that sticks to all of his clothes. Papa is 75 years old and lives near the sea in San Diego, California. He was originally born in Canada. Papa is fond of traveling to very different places and playing golf with his friends. He is very laid back and chill, and laughs with a smile you can see in his eyes. He is very intelligent and “tech savvy” as well. Papa enjoys to write letters to me, and I enjoy writing back.


Anne Bachmann is 74 years old, and is fit for her age. She swims every day at 5:30 AM for one hour at a swimming club close to her house. She looks like a very kind person, and she is. She has light brown hair that is thin and vibrant blue eyes. Her voice is very inviting and sweet, light but demanding. She has many wrinkles, because she smiles so much. Her smile is amazing. It could easily make anyones day. Her teeth aren’t quite white, but they definitely aren’t yellow.
    I chose this person because she does so much even at her age, and she’s a pretty awesome grandma. I asked her if she would like to do the interview at my great uncles, and she said she would love to, so we scheduled a phone call later the next day. This interview took place over phone. I’m in my room with my pencil, questions, and computer  at the ready. I pick up my phone and dial my grandpa’s and grandma’s home phone because my grandma doesn’t know how to use her Samsung Galaxy S6. I look at the questions and start to right down the first question. “Hi grandma.”
    “Hey there Joey!”
    “Are you ready to start the interview?”
    “Sure, what’s the first question?” And the interview began.

Vladek.
  1. Art Spiegelman has said that the final page of Maus II really has three endings. With your group, discuss what stories they might be endings of. Be ready to point out which panels or images end each story.
  2. When MAUS was published, the Washington Post said, “…impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”  What do you think about that? Do you think it’s true? Could MAUS have been anything but a comic and been as powerful?