Thursday, 2/8: Vocab, Interviews, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs, S/CD/CX/Sentence Combo/Husker Du, Vladek

“Vocab, 2/8.”
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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 or saw on tv
10. (2) The ______ customers needed someone to _____ for them to get their money back.
11. *Using a weapon in the _____ of a crime will increase your sentence.

 

LIGHTNING ROUND: S/CD/CX! CLICK!
a) S   b) CD   c) CX    Get 7 or more points for bonus credit!

  1. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but 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, and they were caught.
  6. Though he knew it was a mistake, he ate the doughnut anyway.
  7. You must say, “Sir” when you say, “Mr. Coward.”
  8. The crew checked the llama and prepared it for the sea.
  9. We can wait here until Carlos calls us.

 

Vladek.

Work on Interview/Profile. (Last 20 minutes.)

Go get a Chromie! Begin Writing  Biographical Sketch/Profile. The final draft is due next Thursday, 2/15.

NOT PREPARED TODAY? Do extra credit vocab sentences in your notebook…except they aren’t extra creditDue 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, 2/7: Clauses, Vocab, Interview, Vladek

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab, 2/7.” (15)
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  1. _____
  2.  _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The prefix of this word means under.  _____
  6. We were completely _____(ed) by the amazing acrobatic performance.
  7. Their argument probably would have become violent if the llama hadn’t _____(ed).
  8. The poor villagers needed someone to _______ on their behalf and help them to be treated fairly.
  9. Fifth period is often the scene of _____, and that is why they rarely get a “10” from a guest teacher.
  10. We held a carwash to help ______ the cost of the trip.
  11. (2) They separated all the people with _____ to an imaginary ______. (haha)
  12. * (3) Three of the five SAWs this week can be used either as a noun or a verb. Which three?

 

“Sentence Combining/Clauses, 2/7.”

  1. Mala finally left. She couldn’t deal with Vladek any more. She went to Florida. (CD/CX)
  2. He knew it was a mistake. He ate the doughnut. (CX)
  3. He had a llama. The llama had a leather jacket. The llama was part of his occupation. (CX)
  4. The doctor had recommendations. His first recommendation was water-skiing. He said the water-skiing should involve a llama. His other recommendation was to take more naps. (S!? Hint: -ed, with, and, -ing)

 

 

Interviews. Work on physical description and interview circumstances.

Example:

“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.

Auschwitz…

Tuesday, 2/6: Vocab, Clauses, Interviews, Vladek

“Vocab, 2/6.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. They took up a collection to help _____ the cost of the party.
  6. 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.”
  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. The emperor’s armies _____(ed) the surrounding kingdoms.
  10. The prefix of this word means between.
  11. Anja was ______ about not giving up Richieu until it was too late to save him.
  12. * Mankind is the ____ species on Earth.

 

“Sentence Combining, 2/6.”

  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)

 

“Maus, 2/6.”

  1. What is ironic about Vladek’s decision to try to go to Hungary and give their spot at Mrs. Motonowa’s to Miloch and his family?
  2. Why does Artie call Vladek a murderer in the last panel on p161?
  3. What are the sketches at the top of page 171 all about?
  4. What is Artie’s final decision? (You had better get THIS one correct at least.)
  5. Why did Vladek ask Artie and Francoise to come stay with him?
  6. (quote) What was one of the things Artie used to think a lot or fantasize about as a kid?
  7. An example from Book II of Vladek’s skinflint behavior is complaining about Mala opening another container of salt.  a) True  b) False

 

 

Examples of physical description, interview circumstances:


“Hi Grandpa. I need to do an interview for my English class,” I asked in the middle of dinner, “would you be interested on doing it?” My grandpa’s face looked at me across the table with a big smile on his face. I knew he liked to feel very important. “I would love to! How about next Monday?” My grandpa asked me with a smile that kept growing across his face.

It was now Monday. The warm air flowed through the back patio sliding door. The loud waves crashed against the rocks below us. The sun was disappearing into the ocean. Grandma’s cooking could be smelt down the block. Agnes, my grandparents dog was bouncing off the walls with excitement because new people were in the house. My sister Sadie sat with my grandma sat at the dinner table, and me and Grandpa looked over the ocean on the couch. Agnes finally got tired, and she layed down on her pink blanket and fell asleep. My grandpa’s laugh filled the room, and I was trying to get my papers organized.

His grey, curly hair glistened in the dim light. Grandpa has a raspy voice that sounds like home to me. The farming tee shirt that he had on was one I have seen thousands of times before. His glasses made his hazel eyes twinkle. My grandpa can always be found smiling. My grandpa is a farmer, and he takes it very seriously. However, when he is around the house he has always been the happy and goofy type of grandpa. He is the type of person you always want to be around. He was ready for bed but stayed with me to answer my questions.

Since my grandparents live in Washington state, we conducted the interview using Skype. When we first called them, their camera was pointed at the floor, so my dad had to talk them through the process of moving it and setting it up. At the time that this was going on, I was working on setting up my note taking pages, so my dad stepped in for me and talked to my grandparents while I was working. I overheard them talking about politics and what was going on with the construction in their neighborhood. It was nice for them to have a conversation, but I felt bad for keeping them waiting. Once I finished the task of setting up the papers, I went over to the computer and began the interview process.


My grandma, who I call Lita, seemed to enjoy being interviewed and showed appreciation for the challenge of remembering what it was like growing up. A few times, she had to really think about a question, and might even ask my grandpa, who I call Lito, who may have the answer to the question. Lito is not as talkative as Lita, so he wasn’t extensively descriptive with his answers. When Lita saw I was taking notes, she would slow down the pace of her talking so I could write. She was thoughtful and kind, and I had a fun time interviewing her.

When Lita is concentrating, she sticks her tongue slightly out of her mouth. I saw her do this multiple times while asking questions. I also noticed that she had a soccer game on in the background and every once in awhile she would turn to Lito and ask if their team had scored.

Lita has light grey, smooth, soft hair. She wears glasses with little nose pads and an oval rim. Her voice is happy and bubbly. When she speaks it is like the room lights up. I love talking to her! Since she lives in Washington, the home state of rain, she usually wears a sweatshirt and jeans, but in the summer she wears nice t-shirts and occasionally a tank top with shorts.

Monday, 2/5: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 21, Vladek

Copy homework into planner.

Rough Draft interviews due Thursday.

 

“SAWs, 2/5.” subsequently, dominant, import, commission, scheme

  1. Facebook is the _____ company in the social media market.
  2. The Mona Lisa was a ______ from a rich merchant who wanted DaVinci to paint a portrait of his wife.
  3. People who are always ____(ing) and looking for a scam Vladek calls  kombinators.
  4. Vehicles are the #3 ____ into the US from other countries.
  5. “And then this happened…” ______
  6. This word also means “the doing of something.”
  7. This word also means “a plan.” _____
  8. In video class, one of the first things you learn how to do is ____ your videos into the software for editing.
  9. In science, you learn that the genes that are ____ are the ones whose effects we see.
  10. The roots of this word mean “to follow closely.” _____

 

Go over Test #21.

 

Vladek.

Thursday, 2/1: Vocab, Clauses, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab (+SAWs), Clauses (S/CD/CX), Vladek.

If I haven’t yet seen your interview questions, or you had to redo some, I want to see them now!

 

“Vocab, 2/1.” (16) Bonus: Why did I leave out the comma before the word and in #9?
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  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 and do what everybody else is doing.
  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.” _____
  13. * (4) Although he tried to ______ his ______ behavior, I could not _____ any _____ from what he was doing. It was just wrong. (All but one SAW!)

VOCABULARY RELAY!

 

“S/CD/CX, 2/1.”

  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.

 

Vladek in his own words (p110-11).

 

Vladek’s big mistake!