Wednesday, 3/13: V + R, Emily D, G

Put down the dang phones!

Sub tomorrow. SRI!

“Vocab 3/13.”
 

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. _____
  7. He seemed smart, even though most of the facts he knew were rather _____.
  8. Why do we have to go through all this ___ just to add on to our house?
  9. “He pinched her arm, a little bit with _____(ity), and a little bit with meanness, to get her to pay attention.”
  10.  “…masks that smiled or masks that frowned, according to the owners’ _______.”
  11. The roots of this word mean “not having reference to.”_____
  12. The root of this word meant “to look” and “watchtower.” _____

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!!!!!

 

How could you prove that you’re not crazy?

Poem #435    by Emily Dickinson

Much Madness is divinest Sense–
To a discerning Eye–
Much Sense–the starkest Madness–
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail–
Assent–and you are sane–
Demur–you’re straightway dangerous–
And handled with a Chain–
Madness = Craziness
divinest = most perfect
discerning eye = someone who looks closely and carefully
starkest = most obvious
prevail = win, rule
assent = say yes, agree
demur = say no, disagree

Together with your group, “translate” the poem. Yes, rewrite it in your own words. You should end up with 5 sentences. No it won’t rhyme.

  1. Use the vocab guide to help you.
  2. Pay special attention to the line:  “‘Tis the Majority In this as ALL, prevail…”
  3. What is the message of the poem? Is she correct?

 

“Previously On… The Giver!” Just do yesterday’s installment. Start with the release. Just write the announcer’s words and which words from the movie would also be heard.

Which scenes from the movie would you use for the trailer? Why?
What if we were making a “book trailer”? Would you use the same scenes? What would be different?

 

Tuesday, 3/12: HD, V, G

“Husker Du, 3/12.”
Period One, Test #15. a) prestige  b) deprive  c) dishevelled  d) suave  e) affectation  f) non sequitur  g) acute  h) prevalent  i) ideology  j) zealous

  • 1. The root of this word was Latin for “not in sequence.” _____
  • 2. The root of this word was Latin for “needle.” _____
  • 4. The root of this word was Old French for “hair.” _____
  • 10. The Nazi _____ included racial purity.
  • 11. Lack of sleep has both ____ and long-term effects on your health.

Period Two, Test #7. a) potential  b) design  c) feature  d) impact  e) transfer

  • 10. A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  • 11. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.
  • 12. There was a flaw in the ____ of the new plane which made it difficult to fly.
  • 13. _____ llama was selected for the fair. a) Charles’ b) Charles’s c) Charle’s d) NOTA
  • 14. I got all ____ on my report card. a) A’s b) As c) ‘A’s d) NOTA

Period Five, Test #14. a) vivid  b) saw  c) aspire  d) pacify  e) daunting  f) diminutive  g) pragmatic  h) volatile  i) dilemma  j) iconic 

  • 6. She faced a _____ about turning in her friend for cheating.
  • 7. The root of this word means “life.” _____
  • 8. skinflint : benevolent :: ______ : easy
  • 9. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.
  • 10. They tried to ______ the angry mob by telling them their concerns would be addressed.

Period Six, Test #18. a) contrary  b) insinuate  c) improvise  d) shrewd  e) allegory  f) absolution  g) advocate  h) agitate  i) prohibit

  • 1. We ran out of the ingredients for the recipe, so we had to ______.
  • 2. Some people think that the Narnia series is a religious _________, with Aslan the lion representing Christ.
  • 3. Years of work were needed for the CIA agent to _____ himself into the terrorist organization.
  • 4. The protesters _____(ed) for changes in immigration laws.
  • 11. The root of this word means “voice.” _____ 

“Vocab 3/12.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. We spent the evening playing ______ Pursuit, trying to answer obscure questions.
  6. After the death of his brother, he sat _____(ing) in his room wondering whether it was his fault.
  7. Mr. Coward does not put up with _______ speech in his classroom.
  8. It is difficult to _____ accurately about the future because things are changing so rapidly.
  9. (2) Santa Claus is usually portrayed as a _____, smiling, fat man with a very pleasant ______.
  10. With care, feeding, and love, the little puppy ____(ed).
  11. *The crow ______(ed) the tool even without hands.
  12. *Animals _____ behaviors in zoos that they don’t in the wild.

 


Previously on… The Giver! Write/Draw a 3-4 panel recap of the movie so far. You only have 5-6 minutes so don’t sweat over the art too much. Focus on bringing us up to date, especially about the big changes, in an exciting way!

Monday, 3/11: Homework, SAWs, Wheel of Doom, Debrief Test #25, Giver

Copy homework into planner. Regular KBARR is back! Giver Projects are due Friday!

Teen Tech Week.

“SAWs, 3/11.”
accumulation (n): buildup
contradict (v): to argue against, deny
exhibit (n or v): to show or display
inevitable (adj): unavoidable
manipulate (v): to influence or control with skill and often dishonesty

 

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. They say nothing is _____ except death and taxes.
  7. There is now a(n) ________ of 500 inches of snow in the Sierras.
  8. The roots of this word mean “against to say.”
  9. The roots of this word mean “out to hold.”
  10. The prefix of this word means “hand.”

Wheel of Doom

“Husker Du, Period One, Test #15.” a) prestige  b) deprive  c) dishevelled  d) suave  e) affectation  f) non sequitur  g) acute  h) prevalent  i) ideology  j) zealous

  • 5. The root of this word was Latin for trickery or illusion. _______
  • 6. The root of this word was Latin for form or pattern. _____
  • 7. The roots of this word were Latin for completely away from public life. _____
  • 8. The Nuremberg laws ______(ed) the Jews of the right to vote and be citizens.
  • 9. His accent was a(n) _________; he wasn’t really from France.  

“Husker Du, Period Two, Test #7.

  • 16. _____ llama is that? a) whose b) who’se c) who’s d) NOTA
  • 17. I think that llama is _____. a) they’re b) theres c) their’s d) theirs e) NOTA
  • 18. The ____ softball team mascot is a llama. (More than one.) a) women’s b) woman’s c) womens’s d) NOTA
  • 19. I think ____ going to be OK. a) there b) their c) they’re d) NOTA
  • 20. Is the title of this section of the test spelled correctly? a) Yes b) No

“Husker Du, Period Five, Test #14.” a) vivid  b) saw  c) aspire  d) pacify  e) daunting  f) diminutive  g) pragmatic  h) volatile  i) dilemma  j) iconic 

  1. You may _______ to someday be as cool as Mr. Coward. (Good luck with that.)
  2. Doing your homework every day before playing video games is a _______ strategy for success.
  3. It was hard to believe that such a huge voice emanated from such a _______ girl.
  4. Sixth Period tried to ____ Mr. Coward’s anger with cookies.
  5. inspiring : daunting :: stable : ______

“Husker Du, Period Six, Test #18” a) fastidious  b) insinuate  c) improvise  d) shrewd  e) allegory  f) absolution  g) consign  h) agitate  i) sanction

  • 5. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  • 6. I didn’t like his ____(ion) that I wasn’t good enough to make the team.
  • 7. Some people see boxing as legally ______(ed) violence.
  • 8. The annoying kids taunted the dog over the fence until he was _____(ed) enough to jump it.
  • 9. Which one is the allegory? (Be careful!) a) Mickey Mouse acting like a human. b) “Motto” c) You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. d) Mind your own business. e) C and D. f) NOTA

Go over Test #25. Yay! (For the most part.)

Giver.

Friday, 3/8: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #25

Prep sheet for Test #25. (Reload the test to get the latest version.)

Husker Du: ___/6  ___/6  ___/5    Giver Quizzes: ___/5  ___/7
Vocab Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/10  ___/11
Other Extra Credit: Period 6 +3 for Vocab Relay, Period 1 +2.

Mental Floss.

  1. These word pairs are not in relation to each other, but if you find their synonyms, the two words will rhyme. Example : Plump Feline = Fat Cat. a) nondescript crustacean  b) old story  c) big boat  d) timid gnat  e) kiss dog
  2. Wacky Wordy:  EILN  PU
  3. Wacky Wordy: Long
                         Due
  4. What word could GHOTI be an alternative spelling for?
    (Big Hint: RouGH wOmen loTIon.)
  5. James said that he was born on February 29, 1900. What birthday did he celebrate in the year 2000?
  6. If a daddy bull weighs 1,200 pounds and eats twelve bales of hay each day, and a baby bull, who weighs 300 pounds, eats three bales of hay each day, how much hay, then, should a mommy bull eat if she weighs 800 pounds?

Test #25 . Doodle Theme: Movie Idea!

Thursday, 3/7: Vocab + Relay, Giver + Projects

Tomorrow’s Test:

  • Husker Du for your class (Study the appropriate test.)
  • Vocab. (Duh.)
  • Giver. Both book AND Movie

“Vocab, 3/7.” #11 is not a vocab word from this week. Fill the blank with any word that makes sense in the context of the sentence and paragraph. You will use each vocab word once only. #11 is extra credit.

I had a 1.____ in my judgement and got caught because I didn’t have anyone to help me with a(n)  2._____,  so my mom’s  3._____  escalated into her being really 4.______(ed). I 5.____(ed) out on my bed in my room, tried to find some  6.______(ity) and sighed. I felt the buzz of my phone in my pocket, but when I reached for it, it turned out to be a 7._____. Then I remembered Mom had taken my phone, and I felt another 8._____ of 9._____(ment) come over me. But as I lay there, I began to assess the situation more calmly, and I saw a 10._____ of hope. Maybe this incident was just the *11.____ I needed to change my ways.  But then I turned on the tv and watched some stupid comedy 12.____ for the rest of the afternoon.

Giver Projects. Due next Friday! No partners this time! New options!

Vocabulary Relay!

The Giver. What is up with that ending?

Here’s what Lois Lowry says about it:

Those of you who hoped that I would stand here tonight and reveal the
“true” ending, the “right” interpretation of the ending, will be disappointed.
There isn’t one. There’s a right one for each of us, and it depends on our own
beliefs, our own hopes.

Let me tell you a few endings which are the “right” endings for a few
children out of the many who have written to me.
From a sixth grader: “I think that when they were traveling they were
traveling in a circle. When they came to “Elsewhere” it was their old
community, but they had accepted the memories and all the feelings that go
along with it…”

From another: “…Jonas was kind of like Jesus because he took the pain
for everyone else in the community so they wouldn’t have to suffer. And, at the
very end of the book, when Jonas and Gabe reached the place that they knew
as Elsewhere, you described Elsewhere as if it were heaven.”

And one more: “A lot of people I know would hate that ending, but not
me. I loved it. Mainly because I got to make the book happy. I decided they
made it. They made it to the past. I decided the past was our world, and the
future was their world. It was parallel worlds.”

Finally, from one seventh grade boy: “I was really surprised that they
just died at the end. That was a bummer. You could of made them stay alive, I thought.”

Very few find it a bummer. Most of the young readers who have written to
me have perceived the magic of the circular journey. The truth that we go out
and come back, and that what we come back to is changed, and so are we.
Perhaps I have been traveling in a circle too. Things come together and
become complete

Hmmm.

How can we connect “The Sneetches” and The Giver? How about “Old Glory” and The Giver?

Mooooooooovie

Wednesday, 3/6: HD, Vocab, Givah x2

“Husker Du, Period 1, Test #12.”  a) begrudge   b) metamorphosis   c) transfixed   d) scapegoat  e) surfeit  f) attribute  g) instill   h) optimistic  i) pessimistic  j) colloquial

  • 2. In professional sports, the coach is often the _______for a team’s bad performance, even if it isn’t always his fault.
  • 9. The root of this word means shape or form: _____
  • 10. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is Cerro San Luis.
  • 28. The upstairs library is a great place to quietly study.  Adjectives?  a) upstairs  b) great, quietly  c) upstairs, great, quietly  d) upstairs, great  e) NOTA
  • 29. you: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person

“Husker Du, Period 2. Test #4.” a) dogged  b) indignant  c) conducive  d) wistful  e) implore  f) subside  g) acquit  h) leery  i) gorge  j) bluff

  • 1. fear : panic :: ask : _____ 
  • 2. I was _____ when Dad blamed me for breaking the lamp instead of my sister.
  • 3. Pony was _____ when he thought of what life was like when his parents were alive. 
  • 5. I waited until Mom’s anger ___(ed), and then asked for forgiveness.  
  • 6. I tried to ______ my way out of trouble, but Mom wasn’t buying my excuses.  

“Husker Du, Period 5, Test #10.”  a) intrigue b) benevolent c) apprehensive d) wheedle e) sift f) transgression g) aghast h) ebb i) nondescript j) enhance

  • 3. The new landscaping in front of the house really ________(ed) its value.
  • 4. I found your story _______(ing), but finally unbelievable. 
  • 5. Genevieve’s wardrobe was rather ______ and boring until she went on the showWhat Not to Wear.
  • 6. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was _______ “And ruin my rep?”
  • 7. Ponyboy was ________ about appearing in juvenile court. He was worried the family would be separated.

“Husker Du, Period 6, Test#21.” a) infringe b) exasperate c) unscrupulous d) reprieve e) profound f) indolent g) conspicuous h) tentative i) haphazard j) relinquish

  1. During the summer, without something to do, some kids can get very _____ and end up not doing much of anything.  
  2. After she fell, she got up and tested her leg _____(ly) to see if it would support her weight. 
  3. She was always very _____ about her work. That’s why she got A’s. 
  4. Many rappers “sing” the praises of “bling” and _____ consumption.  
  5. He soon found that studying for the test would have a _____ (positive) impact on his grade! OMG!

Giver 21-22.” (7p)

  1. What rule did Jonas break?  a) Leaving the dwellingat night.   b) Taking food from the Community. c) Taking hisfather’s bicycle.  d) All of the above.  e) None of them; he’sthe Receiver-in-Training, he can do what he wants.
  2. Gabriel does not handle the journey very well.  a) True b) False
  3. Jonas transmits memories of _____ to keep the planes from seeing them. a) blindness  b) camouflage  c) snow  d) sunshine e) color f) NOTA 
  4. What was the most “relentless of Jonas’s fears” on his journey with Gabe?
  5. What memory from his own childhood comes back to him when things get rough?
  6. (2) What were two things Jonas had experienced in the memories that weren’t nearly as good in real life?

The Giver

What is very different about the EXPOSITION in the movie versus the book? How does that affect the story and how you perceive it?

“Vocab, 3/6.” Each used once except phantom.

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Tuesday, 3/4: Husker Du, Vocab, Giver

“Husker Du, Period 1, Test #12.”  a) begrudge   b) metamorphosis   c) transfixed   d) scapegoat  e) surfeit  f) attribute  g) instill   h) optimistic  i) pessimistic  j) colloquial

  • 1. Mr. Calandro is trying to _____ a sense of kindness in the students of Laguna.
  • 11. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____  
  • 12. Some people in this class have such a _____ of points that they could skip a test, take a zero, and still have an A.
  • 16. _____ I was concentrating on my homework, I forgot about the soup, and it boiled over.    a) Nevertheless  b) Furthermore  c) Meanwhile  d) Still  e) As a result   f) Because   g) NOTA
  • 17. You can set the table. _____, I will start making dinner.   a) nevertheless  b) furthermore  c) meanwhile  d) still  e) NOTA
  • 30. We have three ____ in our class.  a) Morris’s  b) Morris’  c) Morrises  d) NOTA

“Husker Du, Period 2. Test #4.”

  • 25. Which quote best relates to the poem “Richard Cory”?  a) “I was wrong.”  b) “…some of us watch the sunset too.”  c) “I can’t stand fights.”  d) “Things are rough all over.”  e) “I know better now.”
  • 27. The part of the story where Johnny stabbed Bob would be considered the ______ of the story.  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) falling action  f) resolution  g) plot
  • 28. The part of the story where the author explains who the characters are and what their situation is. _____  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) falling action  f) resolution g) plot
  • 29. The part where Marlin and Nemo are reunited and Nemo saves Dory.   a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) falling action  f) resolution g) plot
  • 30. The part where Nemo gets taken by the divers.  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) falling action  f) resolution g) plot
  • 31. Usually the longest part of the story, where most of the action occurs. ______.  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) resolution  g) plot

“Husker Du, Period 5, Test #10.”
23) Yesterday, I downloaded from iTunes the album My Love is Like a Cheese by the band Love Baby Kiss Doll.   24) I like it a lot.   25) Everybody’s phone or music player should have this album on it.   26) If your going to buy only one album this year, it should be this one.  27) If that’s what you’re into.
   28)  There are many compelling songs, my favorite song on the album is called “Take the Skinheads Bowling.”  29) Its a very wistful song about the good ol’ days bowling with punk rock dudes. 

  • 23. a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake
  • 24. a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake
  • 25. a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake
  • 26. a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake
  • 27. a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake
  • 28. a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake
  • 29. a) fragment    b) run on    c) apostrophe or plural error    d) word misuse    e) no mistake

“Husker Du, Period 6, Test#21.”

  • 13. One reason people may dislike lawyers is due to ____ lawsuits that waste everybody’s time and money. a) frivolous  b) exploit  c) contemporary  d) abandon  e) dramatic  f) indolent  g) conspicuous  h) tentative
  • 14. The roots of this word mean “of the present time.” _____ a) frivolous  b) exploit  c) contemporary  d) abandon  e) dramatic  f) indolent  g) conspicuous  h) tentative
  • 24. Chapter 20 is in the ______ of the story.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) falling action  e) climax   f) NOTA
  • 25. Words like sinceunless and because signify that a sentence is… a) Simple   b) Compound  c) Complex  d) NOTA
  • 26. We can wait here until Carlos calls us. a) Simple   b) Compound  c) Complex
  • 27. A DP is another name for a… a) German citizen  b) an American soldier  c) Nazi  d) war prisoner   e) a refugee  f) NOTA

“Vocabulary, 3/20.” One word twice. All the rest once.

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5. “For the first time, Jonas saw a little ____ of hope.”
6. Many amputees say they still feel pain and itching in the missing limbs from time to time. This is called _____ pain.
7. Since he was at the movies with his friend at the time of the crime, he had a(n) _____, so he was released.
8. Much to the store owner’s _____, his political beliefs made customers avoid his place.
9. The drama class put on a _____ with a ’70s theme, complete with great costumes and skits.
10. The lifeguard’s (previous vocab word -ance)  ______(ed) for just a couple minutes, and a kid was hurt.
11. Jonas became _____(ful) of the burden he had to bear, and just wanted his childhood back.
12. As more people moved to the city, it began to ______ out into the nearby farmland.

“Giver 20, 3/5.”

  1. The Giver tells Jonas that the worst part of holding the memories is…  a) the pain  b) having feelings  c) it’s really hard  d) the loneliness   e) NOTA
  2. What was the Giver’s first sign that he had the power to receive memories like Jonas?  a) He saw colors like Jonas.  b) He was able to feel pain even with medication.  c) He was able to hear music.  d) He was able to feel emotions even with the pills.  e) NOTA
  3. What plan do The Giver and Jonas make?  a) They will both escape the community together.  b) Jonas will break the rules three times so he has to be Released.  c) Jonas will start releasing memories to people in the Community to show them what they’re missing. d) Nothing; they will continue on as normal because there’s nothing they can do.  e) They fake Jonas drowning in the river.   f) NOTA
  4. The Giver makes Jonas understand that _____ is the meaning of everything.  a) joy   b) survival of the community c) deep feelings  d) caring about others  e) NOTA
  5. What’s the Giver’s plan when his and Jonas’s plan is finished?  a) To go Elsewhere like Jonas.  b) To hide so the Community doesn’t punish him.  c) To become leader of the Community  d) To die.  e) NOTA

“Bye-bye to you, Gabe!”

Movie.