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.


120 Seconds.



Friday, 1/20: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 19

Prep sheet for Test #19:
Clauses: ___/6   ___/9   ___/6      120 Warm Ups. ___/6
Vocabulary Warm Ups: ___/12   ___/11       Vocabulary H/W: ___/20

Other Extra Credit: Period 3 gets +3, Period 6 gets +2, Periods 1 and 2 get +1 for Vocab Relay.


Mental Floss.

  1. What do you get when you add 1 and 11 four times?
  2. An archeologist claims to have dug up a coin that is clearly dated 46 B.C. How do we know he’s lying?
  3. Which three numbers give the same result when they are multiplied as when they are added? (Alert: math)
  4. Below are clues to two homonyms. Figure out what pair of words the clues are describing. Example: Rabbit fur = hare hair. You must get the order of the words correct and spell them correctly.
    1. a) What a metal thief would do.     b) A basic truth about a school leader.     c) A loud noise from tennis devices.
  5. This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
  6. What is this poem talking about?
    “The beginning of eternity
    The end of time and space
    The beginning of every end,
    And the end of every place.”


Test #19.
#24: The person on the right.
#25: The person with glasses.

Thursday, 1/19: Clauses, Vocab + Relay, 120 Seconds, Maus?

Tomorrow’s Test: Clauses/Types of Sentences, Vocab, Maus.

“Warm Up, 1/19.”

Name at least three of the books we heard from yesterday. Bonus for more and/or for authors.

“Clauses, 1/19.” Write Simple, Complex, or Fragment.

  1. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house in the country.
  2. Joe ate the hot dog even though the llama told him not to.
  3. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.
  4. After the llama chased Julia inside, she watched TV.
  5. Although the llama was fast.
  6. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.

“Vocabulary 1/19.”

  1. _____ (NOT diminutive!)
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. Abby is a ______ form of Abigail.
  6. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are ______ figures in American history.
  7. She faced a _____ about turning in her friend for cheating.
  8. The villagers sacrificed a *_____* to try to _____ their angry god. (*___* = Previous vocab word.)
  9. The amount of work required in an Honors class can be quite _____.
  10. The dream was so ____ that I fell out of bed trying to fly.
  11. inspiring : daunting :: stable : ______

  12. (Bonus. One answer only.) skinflint : benevolent :: ______ : easy
  13. (Bonus: Give an example of a saw. (Nothing about apples!)


Vocabulary RELAY is back!


120 Seconds



Wednesday, 1/18: Clauses, Vocab, 120 Seconds!

“Clauses, 1/18.” (9p)
ONE INDEPENDENT clause: write I (simple).
ONE DEPENDENT clause: write D (fragment).
ONE OF EACH: write either I + D or D + I (complex).
TWO INDEPENDENT clauses: write I + I (compound).
(Tip: You should be able to tell just by scanning and looking for the sentence that is different.)

  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. When we all finally got there.
  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. So his mom spanked him.

  10. Bonus: When you improperly combine two independent clauses into one sentence, it is a mistake called a ______.


“Vocabulary, 1/18.”

(**Lepidoptera = moths and butterflies. Moths like to live in places that are dark and not opened very often, like old closets.)
1. _______   2. _______ 3. _______   4. _______   5._______ 6. What is she accusing him of being?_______
7. forgettable : iconic :: emotional : ________
8. She has high ______(ations). She wants to rule the world.
9. huge : diminutive :: inspiring : ______
10. The root of this word means “life.” _____
11. They tried to _______ the angry mob by telling them their concerns would be addressed.
12. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.


120 Seconds!


Tuesday, 1/17: Copy Homework, Clauses, Maus

Welcome to Semester Two!

Copy homework into assignment book.

“Clauses, 1/17.” If an item is a sentence consisting of only ONE INDEPENDENT clause, write I. If an item is a fragment consisting of only ONE DEPENDENT clause, write D. If an item is a sentence consisting of BOTH, write I + D or D + I.

  1. The wax is melting because it’s too hot.
  2. When my brother started college.
  3. Some banks encourage savings accounts for young people.
  4. After she watched the news Tara ate a cheese roll.
  5. If you leave money in an account at least six months.

  6. Write a sentence that consists of one independent clause and one dependent clause. (Tip: Use a word like: although, when, if, or after.)


Prep for 120 Seconds. Writing your intro. You need about 200 words.

  1. Start with a little hook:
    • Imagine yourself…
    • Throughout history mankind has…
    • It was a dark and stormy night…
    • What do you call a… (joke)
    • Once upon a time…
    • Have you ever wondered…
    • What if…
    • Jimmy was a boy who…
    • Scary, gripping, and difficult to put down…
    • Etc.
  2. Give us the required info:
    • Title
    • Author
    • Genre (Not just fiction/non; we want something like romance, sci fi, horror, mystery, fantasy, comedy, historical fiction, etc.)
  3. Time for the 5 W’s for the BOOK:
    • This is the story of…
    • This book is about…
    • Set in the future…
    • Not too much detail; you have less than a minute.
  4. Now to set up the PASSAGE:
    • This is the part of the book where…
    • This is the scene when…
    • _____ is about to _____


Any volunteers for tomorrow?


Art Spiegelman about why he used mice and cats. (2:00-3:40)