Monday, 2/6: Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #21, Vladek

Late Start/Extended Homies Schedule.

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 2/6.  (9p)
financial, compensation, fund, sum, recover

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  1. _____ (Not financial.)
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The roots of this word means “together hang thing.”
  5. (4) After his accident, he received almost no ______  ______, and he couldn’t work while he _____(ed), so they set up a _____ to help pay his bills.
  6. A good team is more than the _____ of its parts.


Debrief Test #21. Hrrmm.




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?


Wednesday, 2/1: Clauses, Vocab, 120? Vladek

“Clauses, 2/1.” 1-5: S,CD,CX? 6-8: Answer not letter.

  1. When Zoltan lost his wallet, even the llama helped him look for it.
  2. As part of his occupation, Ziggy had a llama with a leather jacket that anyone could see was fake.
  3. Since Zinny didn’t want to embarrass the llama, she didn’t act affectionate.
  4. Zora’s doctor recommended buying a goat and going water-skiing.
  5. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but Zeke watched tv instead.
  6. Words like  although, because, since, and if at the beginning of a clause make that clause _____.  a) dependent  b) independent  c) a sentence  d) compound  e) NOTA
  7. And if a sentence has that kind of clause in it, it’s a _______ sentence.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  8. So sentences that begin with the word if will always be ______.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX

“Vocab, 2/1.”  (Bonus for #5: S/CD/CX?)
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. *There used to be a TV show called The ____ Gourmet which showed you how to eat well without spending a lot of money.
  6. Art Spiegelman once published magazines of ____ comics like “The Prisoner on the Hell Planet.”
  7. The diplomats rushed to ______ together a treaty before everyone changed his mind.
  8. Horror movies are sort of ________ for many people.
  9. “I never knew a person more _____ than myself. The fact that I say that shows what I say is true.”
  10. Artie says Richieu’s picture on the wall of his parents’ room was a sort of _____ to him, implying that Richieu would have been a better son than he is.
  11. (2) She tried to stay awake during math, but it was ______, and she finally ______(ed) to the sleepiness and nodded off.

120 Seconds (in some classes).

Correct Vladek Quiz from yesterday.

Vladek aloud. Upcoming questions:

  1. What happened to the guy who turned Vladek’s family into the Gestapo?
  2. What saved Vladek’s life on p120?
  3. Besides Haskell, who else did Vladek call a kombinator?  ___________
  4. Who paid Vladek to give him advice? _____________
  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?
  8. (quote) What frustrates Mala so much about Vladek?
  9. (quote) Why is Anja’s tail showing on page 138?

Tuesday, 1/31: S/CD/CX, Vocab, 120Seconds, Vladek

“S/CD/CX, 1/31.”

  1. He didn’t want to embarrass the cat.  — Add an independent clause to make a COMPOUND sentence.
  2. I read the bulletin about llamas.  — Add a dependent clause to make a COMPLEX sentence.
  3. The goat went fishing.  — Add another subject and verb, BUT keep the sentence SIMPLE.


“Vocab, 1/31.”

  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. It would be _____ of a dishwasher to tell the master chef  how to do things.
  6. All her emotions were released in a ___ moment on the stage as 20,000 people cheered.
  7. Much of the agriculture in the rest of the world is made up of _____(ence) farms, that barely grow enough food for the family working on it.
  8. MacGyver could ____ together almost anything from a bomb to a hang-glider from bits of trash he found lying around.
  9. The athlete was ___ about the use of steroids. He knew they were harmful, but they helped his performance.
  10. After the long siege, the city knew it was ____ to resist any longer…
  11. …and they finally _____(ed) to the stronger army.
  12. Though he came from a very religious family, he was still _____ about organized religion; he wasn’t sure what to think.


120 Seconds!

Vladek in his own words, p111.

Vladek Quiz. ID. (8)

  1. Srodula
  2. bunker
  3. (2) Last page of “Prisoner on the Hell Planet, panel 3, the woman.
  4. (2) p109, panel 4, the man talking.
  5. (2) p115, panel 3, the person with his arms crossed.


Monday, 1/30: Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #20, Vladek

Late Start Schedule.

Copy homework into assignment book (AKA planner).

“SAWs, 1/30.” (10p)
convince, enormous, integrity, persistent, reluctant

  1. (2) While not antonyms (they’re not even the same part of speech), ____ and ____ are often found together when two people have different opinions about doing something.
  2. In the fable of the tortoise and the hare, the tortoise wins because he is _____.
  3. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”  ______.
  4. (3) Being _____, and having _____ can pay _____ benefits.
  5. She was _____ to turn her friend in for cheating on the big test, but her ____ wouldn’t let her not report it.
  6. His excuse was not ____(ing) so his mother didn’t believe him.

“S/CD/CX (again), 1/30.” Write out the whole sentence for each one following the directions.

  1. His dog is named Snakefinder.  — Add a dependent clause to make a COMPLEX (CX) sentence.
  2. The UFO landed.  — Add an independent clause to make a COMPOUND (CD) sentence.
  3. Suddenly a llama appeared.  — Add a phrase that describes how the llama appeared or what kind of llama it was or both, BUT keep the sentence SIMPLE (S).

Debrief Test #20. ???!! Gonna be a lot for Husker Du this week.


Thursday, 1/26: Clauses, Vocab, 120, Maus

Extended Homies Schedule for WEB presentation/activity.

Tomorrow’s Test: Clauses, Vocab, Maus, Husker Du.

“S/CD/CX, 1/26.” 1-8: S, CD, or CX.

  1. He ate his doctor-recommended doughnut for breakfast this morning.
  2. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but I watched tv instead.
  3. The cheese is on the table with little toothpicks in it.
  4. After I ate a doughnut, I felt blissful.
  5. Jimmy ate a doughnut; he got sick.
  6. Because Zoltan forgot his wallet, he couldn’t buy broccoli.
  7. As part of his occupation, he had a llama with a leather jacket.
  8. He tried to hug the llama although he was told not to.
  9. The FANBOYS are all _______(s).


“Vocab, 1/26.”
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  1. This kid is not_____(ed).
  2. “Ali’s _____ for his new business was not always appreciated by his clients.”
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Not non sequitur.)
  5. _____
  6. His ____ appearance was one sign that he had been up for days.
  7. The pain in his gut was sudden and _____ as soon as he ate the poison blowfish.
  8. In The Outsiders, the Socs had both wealth and social _______.
  9. It would not be very smart to show up for a job interview at a clothing store looking _____.
  10. (2) Often people and institutions use _______ to try to increase their ______.


120 Seconds!


VLADEK! “Mouse Holes”

Wednesday, 1/25: Clauses, Vocab, 120 Volunteers? Maus

“S/CD/CX, 1/25.” For 1-8, please write S, CD, or CX. Write the answer, not the letter, for 9-10.

  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 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.
  9. The FANBOYS are all a type of… a) noun  b) clause  c) phrase  d) adverb  e) NOTA
  10. A clause must contain… a) a subject and a verb  b) a conjunction and a noun  c) a verb and a conjunction  d) a noun, a verb and a conjunction  e) NOTA

Checking Show-Me-You-Knows.

“Vocab, 1/25.”  (15p)

  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. _____
  4. _____
  5. During the Nazi occupation of Poland there was a(n) ______ shortage of food and other necessities in the Jewish community. (Not prevalent.)
  6. (2) The transfer of the 1936 Olympics to another country would have damaged Germany’s _____, so they enforced their racist laws with less _____ during that time.
  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. 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?)
  10. (4) Their _____(ous)  _______ helped make the Nazi’s racist _______  _______ all over Germany. (Oooh, tough one.)

“Vladek Quiz, 1/25.”  (9p) Please identify the following in a sentence or two. The numbers indicate how many facts to include.

  1. The tin shop.
  2. (3) Ilzecki
  3. Stara Sosnowiec
  4. (3) Vladek’s black market businesses
  5. The Gemeinde