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.



Friday, 2/2: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 21

Prep sheet for Test 21.

Mental Floss.

  1. A man builds an extraordinary house where all four sides face south.  A bear walks up to one of his windows and peers in. What color is the bear?
  2. There is a building with thirty stories and one elevator. On floor twenty-one, four people get on and zero get off. On floor thirteen, six get on and two get off. On floor nine, eight people get on and four get off. How many people would get on and off on floor thirty-one?
  3. What two words contain the most letters?
  4. Wacky Wordy: my you’re way
  5. Find the name of a planet hidden in each of the following sentences:
    • a) “Steven, use the screwdriver to build those shelves.”
    • b) Everyone takes a turn in the cage.
    • c) “Catherine, you ran us over with your bicycle!”
    • d) “Sam, arsenic is poisonous! I read about it on the internet.”


Test 21.

Doodle Theme: Invent a new sport!

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?

  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!)



“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!