Tuesday, 1/9: SAWs+, Maus, 120 Seconds Begins!

“SAWs+, 1/9.” contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored, anthropomorphic, propaganda

  1. (2) The _____ height requirement ____(ed) a problem for my little brother, who wanted to ride the extreme coaster, but was too short.
  2. There was ____ on the play, but not enough to call a penalty.
  3. It was very sad that the young man was killed in the _____ of his life.
  4. Please do not leave the campfire _____. It can turn dangerous quickly.
  5. Remembering the P part of CRAAP will help you recognize ______ when you see it.
  6. Goofy is _____, while Pluto is not.
  7. I hoped everyone is ____(ed) for their 120 Seconds and ready to nail it!
  8. The test was closely ____, so nobody could cheat.
  9. The morph in anthropomorphic means…
  10. The anthro in anthropomorphic means…


“Maus Log II, 1/9.” Open Book, Open Neighbor. (12p)

  1. (2) What things does Artie say have “taken their toll” on his father?
  2. What physical sign does Vladek still have from the concentration camps?
  3. Why is Chapter One called “The Sheik”?  (Because…)
  4. On p14, the circular panel marks the beginning of Vladek’s story in the past. Where do we first interrupt that story, and come back to the present for a moment? (page and panel)
  5. Maus is told in ____ person. a) 1st b) 2nd c) 3rd d) 4th
  6. What year did Vladek meet Anja? (p17)
    Character ID. Identify each person either by name (if given) or by explanation.
  7. p13, panel 4, the one in the dress.
  8. (2) p17, panel 2, both characters.
  9. p20, panel 1, the person with the cigarette.
  10. p20, last panel, the person on the right.

Artie, Vladek, Anja, Lucia Greenberg, Anja’s mom, Mala


120 Seconds!


Time left? More Vladek!

Monday, 1/8: Homework, SAWs, 120 Review, Comix?

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs +, 1/8.” contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored + anthropomorphic, propaganda
contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored + anthropomorphic, propaganda




120 Seconds begins tomorrow!  Review.



Maus by Art Spiegelman. Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1992. It took him 13 years.

“Maus Log I – 1/8/18”   Read the first two pages:

    • Translate his father’s last sentence into a normal English sentence.  What does he mean?



Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.


Thursday, 12/21: Mental Floss, ??????????

Prep Score Sheet. (Use your own paper. COPY!)

Name:      Date:       Period:
SAWs: ___/9  ___/14  ___/18
OGPD Quiz: ___/10
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. A word I know, six letters it contains.
    Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.
    What word is it?
  2. Wacky Wordy: TTTT RRRRRRRRR
  3. Wacky Wordy: Must get here. Must get here. Must get here.
  4. Wacky Wordy: history history history history
  5. When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, this day will be as far from Friday as this day was from Friday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What day is it?
  6. The moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth. Sound travels at about 650 miles per hour. If a meteor hit the moon, about how long would it take for the sound to reach Earth?




Have a great vacation! READ! Go OUTSIDE and PLAY! SLEEP well.


Wednesday, 12/20: SAWs Review, 120 Seconds Redux, Euphemisms, “The Pedestrian”

Review 120 Seconds.
We start when we get back. Here’s another (slightly too long) demo.





“SAWs, 12/20.”
whereas, capable, ongoing, compatible, notion
1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4. _____  5. _____
Jimmy was a  6)______ worker and his friendly personality made him  7)______ with the team,  8)_____ Joey had the 9)_____ that he was too good for the job and had  10)______ problems until he was fired.
consequence, undernourished, extract, modify.
11. _____  12. _____  13. _____  14. _____

15. _____  16. _____  17. _____  18. _____


“Euphemisms II.” Translate each euphemism.
Bonus: Euthanasia is a euphemism for…
Bonus II: The prefix eu means… ________

  1. intentionally inaccurate statement
  2. monthly housing accommodation payment
  3. governmental revenue ($) enhancement
  4. encore telecast
  5. chronologically challenged (chron = time after the Greek god, Chronos.)


“The Pedestrian”  and  “The Forecast”  p196.

Bonus: What does the prefix ped- mean?

“OG/Ped Quiz, 12/20.” Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. Why did Gran-Da try to burn the flag?
  2. Why did Donald turn him in?
  3. “Old Glory” was written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  4. The main conflict in “The Pedestrian” is…
  5. “The Pedestrian”  is written in… a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  6. “The Forecast” is written in…  a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  7. Which of the following is closest in its theme to “The Forecast”?    a) The Midwife’s Apprentice  b) “The Pedestrian”  c) “Old Glory”  d) The Outsiders  e) “Nothing Gold Can Stay”  f) “Motto”
  8. The word forecast in the poem refers to the weatherman’s forecast, but it also adds another meaning for the poem. What else is the poem forecasting?
  9. (2) Which character doesn’t belong with the others?  Why? a) Pony  b) Alyce  c) Gran-Da  d) Donald  e) Mr. Mead


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