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

Copy homework into assignment book.

INTERVIEWS ARE DUE THURSDAY!

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?

 

Vladek.

 

Thursday, 2/16: Commas, Vocab + Relay, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: (Already?) Commas, Vocab, Husker Du, Vladek.

“Commas, 2/16.” Insert commas, give reasons. Some need more than one comma for more than one reason.

  1. The wild llama in fact is a vicious predator.
  2. She wanted to tame the wild llama but it was too much for her.
  3. There was a very ancient ancestor to the llama which had giant razor sharp claws.
  4. If you come to the dance please don’t wear white people.
  5. The funny sign should have said Slow Children Crossing.
  6. I asked my BFF the llama whether he wanted an orange chicken or taco salad.
  7. Until you’ve tasted llama jerky you haven’t really eaten.
  8. We climbed to the top of the mountain although the llama was scared.

“Vocab, 2/16.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. “Are you _____(ing) that I’m a liar?”
  4. We ran out of the ingredients for the recipe, so we had to ______.
  5. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  6. Years of work were needed for the CIA agent to _____ himself into the terrorist organization.
  7. After three warnings, Scott was _____(ed) to the “naughty chair.”
  8. The students in the MP are far from _____ when it comes to cleaning up after themselves at break and lunch.  
  9. The annoying kids taunted the dog over the fence until he was _____(ed) enough to jump it. 
  10. Mr. Coward does not _______ the use of phones in class.
  11. Some people think that the Narnia series is a religious  _________, with Aslan the lion representing Christ.
  12. Which one is the allegory?  a) Using animals instead of people in Maus.  b) The early bird gets the worm.  c) “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”  d) He slept like a rock.  e) B and D.  f) All are allegories.  g) None are allegories.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!!

 

Vladek.

 

Wednesday, 2/15: Commas, Vocab, Vladek

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“Commas +, 2/15.” Place commas in each sentence that needs them and give the reason/rule from the list. Some might need more than one comma for more than one reason. For #9: Combine into one smooth sentence with proper punctuation.

  1. We waited in a long line to climb to the top of the giant wheel of cheese but it was a disappointment.
  2. I didn’t want to wake you up until I had to.
  3. Quiet little Johnny who wouldn’t hurt a living thing on purpose had taken a human life.
  4. This easy fun exercise will help you I believe with your llama woes.
  5. Eddie Baby please ask your dog Caesar to leave the cat alone.
  6. Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.
  7. Before eating vegetables wash them thoroughly.
  8. Until I ate that doughnut I didn’t know happiness.

  9. You must report it. You are in a car accident. There is no damage.

 

“Vocab, 2/15.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. I didn’t like his ____(ion) that I wasn’t good enough to make the team.
  5. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  6. The old photographs were all ______(ed) to the attic because nobody looked at them any more.
  7. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  8. He tried to _____ himself into the “cool crowd” by hanging around A LOT.
  9. Some people see boxing as legally ______(ed) violence.
  10. This word’s roots mean “to bend/lean inward.” ______
  11. Now that he had found religion, the former criminal wanted ______ for the things he had done.
  12. (2) He fooled his pursuers with a _____ trick that he ______(ed) on the spot.

 

Vladek.

Tuesday, 2/14: Copy Homework, Commas, Debrief Test #22, Vladek

Copy homework into planner.

Commas Pink Sheet p193.
Letter each of the rules A-H. As you do the sentences 1-9, write which rule you used to insert the proper commas.

Debrief Test #22. Muuuuuch Better!

Vladek.
Find/Think of examples that demonstrate various aspects of Vladek’s personality.

  • Stubbornness
  • Persistence
  • Skinflintiness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Loyalty
  • Pride
  • Skillfulness
  • Selfishness
  • Selflessness
  • Courage

 

Thursday, 2/9: Husker Du, Sentence Combining, Vocab + Relay, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Clauses One Mo’ Time, Husker Du, Vocab, Vladek.

Let’s practice!

“Husker Du, 2/9.”
1-6. What past test will come back to haunt you?!

“Sentence Combining, 2/9.”

  1. The llama usually got seasick. He lived on a houseboat. (CX)
  2. A girl rode her unicycle. Down the street is where she went. She had a llama-shaped balloon. (SIMPLE!)
  3. She likes pizza. The llama prefers salmon burgers. (CD)
  4. **(Bonus!)  The llama said, “BOO!”  Some people screamed. Other people laughed at her. (CD-CX)

“Vocab, 2/9.”
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1. _____  2. _____  3. _____ 4. _____ 5. _____  6. _____ 7. _____  (No, not hypochondria.)
8._______(ion) is another word for slavery.
9. Mrs. Krabapple on the Simpsons was a ______ who always thought she had the disease she was reading about.
10. Which word has a prefix that means not? _____
11. (2) The ______ customers needed someone to _____ for them to get their money back.

 

Vocabulary Relay!

 

VLADEK!