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


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.



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



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)