Thursday, 1/25: Vocab + Relay, S/CD/CX, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, S/CD/CX, Vladek. No need for Husker Du, because S/CD/CX takes care of that.

“Vocab, 1/25.”
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  1. This kid is not _____(ed).
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. The pain in his gut was sudden and _____ as soon as he ate the poison blowfish.
  7. It would not be very smart to show up for a job interview at a clothing store looking _____.
  8. The root of this word is actually Latin for sweet! Not the sugar kind. ______.
  9. The pickpocket ____(ed) me of my wallet on a crowded bus.
  10. (2) Often people and institutions use {previous vocab word} to try to increase their ______.


“S/CD/CX, 1/25.”

  1. Because Zoltan forgot his wallet, he couldn’t buy broccoli.
  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. He ate his doctor-recommended doughnut for breakfast this morning.
  5. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but I watched tv instead.
  6. We can wait here until Carlos calls us.
  7. Claudio ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more.  a
  8. If we don’t repair the dam, the water will rush through.



The word PROPAGANDA is included!



The VERY LAST of 120 Seconds.




Wednesday, 1/24: Vocab, S/CD/CX, 120 Seconds, Vladek

Follow-Up to yesterday’s discussion about your personal data as a commodity.

Checking: SMYKs and 1-1-1 KBARR. 

“Vocab, 1/24.” (13) You will use one (1) SAW.

  1. Give the antonym for this guy’s look. ______
  2. (2) Figure #2 shows the effects of sleep _____(ation) which is very ____ in today’s society.
  3. _____ (He’s pretty ____ about coloring.)
  4. _____ (Not non sequitur.)
  5. During the Nazi occupation of Poland there was a(n) ______ shortage of food and other necessities in the Jewish community. (Not prevalent.)
  6. In The Outsiders, the Socs had both wealth and social _______.
  7. First period seems to like to interrupt the class with various ______(s) and random questions.
  8. The con man _____(ly) convinced the old lady that he was in love with her in order to steal her money.
  9. _____ motivation is much more effective than rewards.
  10. During the period between Mardis Gras and Easter, you are supposed to _____ yourself of something you like. It’s supposed to be a difficult thing to do.  (Bonus: What is this period of time called? Bonus 2: What does Mardis Gras mean?)
  11. (2) The transfer of the 1936 Olympics to another country would have damaged Germany’s _____, so they enforced their racist laws less _____(ly) during that time.


“S/CD/CX, 1/24.” (8) Use your notes.

  1. Joe waited for the llama to arrive, but she was late.
  2. If you don’t want to upset the llama, please don’t hug her.
  3. Rudolpho was upset because his llama ate the last of the cheeselog.
  4. The crew checked the llama and prepared it for the sea.
  5. Irwin and his llama ate some tortilla soup with some fries on the side.
  6. We can wait here until Carlos calls us.
  7. We must repair the dam, or the water will rush through.
  8. If we don’t repair the dam, the water will rush through.

Bonus: Explain why is #9 a much better sentence than #8.


120 Seconds. Final Day!



Tuesday, 1/23: Vocab, Clauses, 120 Seconds, Vladek

Checking definitions and 1-1-1 KBARR.

“Vocab/SAWs, 1/23.”


  1. ____. (Bonus: Who is this?)
  2. ____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Nuremberg laws _____(ed) the Jews of the right to vote and be citizens.
  6. The Nazi _____ included racial purity.
  7. A heart attack is a(n) ____ sign of an ongoing disease.
  8. His accent was a(n) ____; he wasn’t really from France.
  9. (see #8) He just thought it made him sound _______.
  10. The camp counselors were too ____ in enforcing the rules, so it wasn’t much fun.
  11. I like turtles” is funny because the line is such a(n) _____.
  12. The Queen of England has ____ but no real power.
  13. * Loyalty is a(n) ______ quality of dogs. That’s how they are.
  14. * In today’s society, information is also a _____ that is bought and sold.


“Simple and Compound Sentences.” COPY.

Simple Sentence (S) = I
Compound Sentence (CD)  = I + I, joined by a comma and one of the FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Complex Sentence (CX) = I + D or D + I, joined by although, since, because, while, when, if, etc.)

“S/CD/CX, 1/23.”  Write S, CD, or CX for each sentence.

  1. The llama is a quadruped with a beak for eating and fins for swimming.
  2. I like turtles because they are cute.
  3. I sent the llama to the store before the party started.
  4. Katy tried to call me, but my phone was dead.
  5. Across the street from his house was a teepee.
  6. You would like it if you were a bird.
  7. Herbie the llama ate some grass, and it gave him gas.
  8. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.
  9. He forget to practice, yet he still did well.
  10. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick


120 Seconds.



Thursday, 1/18: Clauses, 120 Seconds, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Clauses and Vladek and Husker Du.

Checking Pink Sheet p149. I will be actually reading Part B.

Correct Pink Sheet, p149 – Part A. 10/10 = +2, 9/10 = +1.

“Clauses, 1/18.” – Write I, D or NOT.

  1. I sent the llama to the store before the party started.
  2. When we all finally got there.
  3. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.
  4. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.
  5. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.
  6. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.
  7. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming.
  8. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.
  9. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.
  10. Joe ate the hot dog even though the llama told him not to.
  11. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house.


120 Seconds. Next reading day is Tuesday, 1/23.



Wednesday, 1/17: Clauses, 120 Seconds, Vladek

Checking Pink Sheet p148.

“Warm Up, 1/17.”(Collaborative. Use your pink sheet.)

  1. (2) A clause is a group of words that contains a _____ and a _____.
  2. A(n) _____ clause can stand alone as a sentence.
  3. A(n) _____ clause cannot stand alone as a sentence.
  4. True/False   Dependent clauses usually begin with words like and, but, or.


  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family.
    (Independent clause. Could be a sentence on its own.
  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family.
    (Dependent clause. Cannot stand alone as a sentence.)
  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family. (NOT A CLAUSE! No subject/verb! This is a phrase!)

Correct Pink Sheet p148.
Bonus: When you use a dependent clause as a “sentence,” that mistake is called a ________ .


“Clause Practice, 1/17. ” Write the ANSWER.

  1. After I ate a doughnut, I felt rapturous.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. We climbed slowly up the very steep hilla) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. Jimmy ate a doughnut; he got sick.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. There are some things in life that we’ll never know a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. You must say, “Sir,” when you say, “Mr. Coward.” a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  6. I ate a second doughnut, and I still felt good.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  7. Maybe the mall where the store was charged a high rent.  a) independent  b) dependent c) not a clause
  8. Joe ran to the store with his llamaa) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  9. When he started his company, he had nothing.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause


“Maus, 1/17.”

  1. p48, panel 2, the one on the left.
  2. What saves Vladek from a beating by the German soldier when he is captured?
  3. How does the German officer at the POW camp know that Vladek is not used to physical labor? (p53)
  4. Which quote explains why Vladek volunteered for the work camp?  a) “I’ll be clean, and I’ll feel warm by comparison.”  b) “I want to be treated like a human being.”  c) “My commander made me…”  d) “If we have to die here, let’s die here.”  e) NOTA
  5. What kind of work does Vladek do for the Germans in the work camp?
  6. p59, panel 3, the large character.
  7. p59, panel 6, the one on the left.
  8. How often does “Parshas Truma” occur?


Vladek’s voice!





120 Seconds.

Thursday, 2/16: Commas, Vocab + Relay, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: (Already?) Commas, Vocab, Husker Du, Vladek.

“Commas, 2/16.” Insert commas, give reasons. Some need more than one comma for more than one reason.

  1. The wild llama in fact is a vicious predator.
  2. She wanted to tame the wild llama but it was too much for her.
  3. There was a very ancient ancestor to the llama which had giant razor sharp claws.
  4. If you come to the dance please don’t wear white people.
  5. The funny sign should have said Slow Children Crossing.
  6. I asked my BFF the llama whether he wanted an orange chicken or taco salad.
  7. Until you’ve tasted llama jerky you haven’t really eaten.
  8. We climbed to the top of the mountain although the llama was scared.

“Vocab, 2/16.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. “Are you _____(ing) that I’m a liar?”
  4. We ran out of the ingredients for the recipe, so we had to ______.
  5. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  6. Years of work were needed for the CIA agent to _____ himself into the terrorist organization.
  7. After three warnings, Scott was _____(ed) to the “naughty chair.”
  8. The students in the MP are far from _____ when it comes to cleaning up after themselves at break and lunch.  
  9. The annoying kids taunted the dog over the fence until he was _____(ed) enough to jump it. 
  10. Mr. Coward does not _______ the use of phones in class.
  11. Some people think that the Narnia series is a religious  _________, with Aslan the lion representing Christ.
  12. Which one is the allegory?  a) Using animals instead of people in Maus.  b) The early bird gets the worm.  c) “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”  d) He slept like a rock.  e) B and D.  f) All are allegories.  g) None are allegories.