Thursday, 2/23: Commas, Vocab + Relay, INTERVIEWS!

Tomorrow’s Test: Commas, Vocab, Vladek, Husker Du.

Finish Vladek’s story.

“Vocab, 2/23.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. After he missed the tying field goal, the kicker was _____.
  7. When the little girl gets tired, she gets ____, and pouts about everything. (Not dejected.)
  8. Mr. Coward’s student assistant is not happy about Jhonny’s less than _____ papers. They are very difficult to decipher, and scores might get entered incorrectly.
  9. The light in the room didn’t seem to come from any one source; it just sort of ______(ed)  the walls, casting a soft glow.
  10. It is taking us awhile to ______ the concepts of compound and complex sentences.
  11. (2) When your sadness is _____(ed), your soul has found ___. (Awww.)


Vocab Relay!

Go get a Chromie! Begin Writing  Biographical Sketch. The final draft is due next Thursday, 3/2.

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

Create a Google Doc First! We will print it and copy it to your blog on Thursday!  

Tuesday, 2/21: Copy Homework, Commas(!), Debrief Test 23, Art Spiegelman

Copy homework into assignment book.


Do Part A on pink sheet. Use the caret symbol to show where the commas go.

Debrief Test #23.  Hrrrrrmmmm.

Listening Exercise: Art Spiegelman interview excerpt. (1:30-3:07)
Questions to listen for answers for.

  1. What do you think the opening quote about the 5000 pound mouse means?
  2. How does Spiegelman feel about Maus being taught everywhere in schools?
  3. According to Spiegelman, what is the real purpose of Maus?
  4. Why does he say comics are an especially good form for showing memories?
  5. What do you think the word ubiquitous means?




Thursday, 2/1: Clauses (again), Vocab + Relay (duh), Interview Questions, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: S/CD/CX, vocab, Husker Du, Vladek.

Let’s see those interview questions!


  1. Prepare your questions in advance. Ask open ended questions.
  2. Don’t conduct an interview, have a conversation.
  3. Have Energy!
  4. Ask before you record.


“S/CD/CX, 2/2.”

  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.


“Vocab, 2/2.”

  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.
  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.” _____




Maus: Behind the scenes. The original 3-page story.


Vladek Quiz, 2/2.” ???

  1. What happened to the guy who turned Vladek’s family into the Gestapo?
  2. What saved Vladek’s life on p120?
  3. “(quote) What is a kombinator?
  4. What is the latest cause of Anja’s breakdown on p124?
  5. What happens to Pesach?
  6. Why are the roads on p127 shaped like a swastika?
  7. (quote) Why is Artie worried about portraying Vladek as he really is?


Tuesday, 1/24: S/CD/CX, Vocab, 120, Vladek?

Interview Sheet.

“S/CD/CX, 1/24.”

  1. Joe and the llama rode a tandem bike to the pizza place.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  2. While Joe likes pizza, the llama prefers sushi.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  3. They agreed to compromise, and they ate sushi pizza.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  4. Neither Joe nor the llama enjoyed it very much.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  5. If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  6. Claudio ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more.   a) S  b) CD  c) CX

  7. Bonus: Write all 7 FANBOYS without looking.
  8. Bonus: Which type of sentence is usually preferred in good writing, compound or complex? Why?


“Vocab, 1/24.”

  1. ____. (Bonus: Who is this?)
  2. ____
  3. ____. (Bonus: There are 7 types of this. Which one of these is this an example of?  a) name-calling  b) testimonial  c) bandwagon  d) plain folks)
  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 enforced the rules with too much ______, so it wasn’t 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. *** (2) A _____ is a type of _____ remark.


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