Tuesday, 3/7: Husker Du, Vocab, Giver

“Husker Du, 3/7.” Period One. Test #1.

  1. Some people might have called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)_____(ist).  a) sage  b) rueful  c) infer  d) conform  e) connotation
  2. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.  a) gingerly  b) savvy  c) infer  d) nonchalant  e) fathom
  3. cool : good :: dig : ____   a) sage  b) rueful  c) conform  d) fathom  e) bleak
  4. Even though their _____ are similar, the words nosy and curious have very different _____.  a) connotations/denotations  b) denotations/connotations.
  5. 90% of 40 = ______.  a) 4  b) 30  c) 35  d) 36  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/7.” Period Two. Test #19.

  1. You may _______ to someday be as cool as Mr. Coward.  a) iconic  b) pacify  c) saw  d) aspire  e) NOTA
  2. Doing your homework every day before playing video games is a _______ strategy for success.  a) vivid  b) daunting  c) pragmatic  d) dilemma  e) NOTA
  3. The llama is a quadruped with a beak for eating and fins for swimming.  a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence  d) compound sentence
  4. You would like it if you were a bird.   a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence  d) compound sentence
  5. How does Vladek’s father-in-law help him after his first close call on the street?  a) He hides him.  b) He gets him a fake job and a work card.  c) He gets the proper travel papers for him.  d) He doesn’t.  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/7.” Period Three. Test #18.

  1. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. You must say, “Sir,” when you say, “Mr. Coward.” a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. Maybe the mall where the store was charged a high rent.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. Why did Vladek’s father always try to keep him and his brothers out of the army? a) He hated the Polish army. b) He sympathized with the Nazis. c) Because of his father’s experience with the Russian army. d) He was against war in general. e) NOTA
  5. How many battles did Vladek fight in as a soldier? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4 e) 0

“Husker Du, 3/7.” Period Six. Test #4.

  1. lazy : dogged :: flattered : _____ a) acquit  b) leery  c) bluff  d) indignant e) subside
  2. A savvy person is usually more ____ than a credulous one. a) leery  b) dogged  c) conducive   d) wistful   e) bluff
  3. Moisture and heat help create an environment _____ to the growth of bacteria.   a) indignant  b) dogged  c) conducive   d) wistful   e) gorge
  4. Since I studied, I ______(ed) myself quite well on the test.   a) bluff  b) dogged  c) acquit   d) implore  e) gorge
  5. Usually the longest part of the story, where most of the action occurs. ______.  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) resolution

 

“Vocabulary, 3/7.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The mayfly’s life is very _____. A mayfly only lives to reproduce and is alive for only 24 hours.
  6. After the police mishandled the fight, it ____(ed) into a riot.
  7. He tried to ___ his income by selling knives door to door.
  8. The Pills ____ the Stirrings, as well as deep feelings and emotions.
  9. Some teachers keep their classrooms very cold because they think it keeps the students from being too ____.
  10. The people of the Community think they have created a utopia, but to us it looks more like a ____.
  11. The amount of food coupons given to the Jews only allowed them very ______ portions, not enough to get by legally.
  12. The prisoners in Auschwitz were kept in ______ conditions.

 

Giver, 9-10.”  Write the answer. Use quotes where asked for.  (10p)giver

  1. (3) Jonas’s sheet only had eight instructions. All but three of them disturbed him. Which three were the least disturbing to him?  (p65)
  2. (quote) Why does the final rule unnerve Jonas so much?
  3. (quote) What happened to the previous selection for the new Receiver?
  4. Why are The Receiver’s doors locked?  a) So nobody can find Jonas.  b)  To protect the Receiver.  c)  To make sure no one breaks in and steals his things.  d) Because he does “inappropriate” things like being rude.  e)  All dwelling doors are locked.  f) To insure privacy.   g) NOTA
  5. What is the most conspicuous difference between The Receiver’s dwelling and Jonas’s own dwelling?
  6. The Receiver looks so old because he is.  a) True  b) False
  7. What memories does the Receiver hold?
  8. Why was Jonas so shocked at the end of chapter 10?

 

Giver aloud.

Monday, 3/6: Copy Homework, SAWs, Wheel of Doom, Debrief Test 25 (ouch), Giver

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 3/6.” (10p)
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(disseminate: to cause (something, such as information) to go to many people)
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. It would be _____ to cuss in a classroom.
  5. The meat should be stored at a cool, _____ temperature.
  6. The internet allows us to _____ new ideas and information much more quickly these days.
  7. If anything goes wrong, it’s on you. You will be held personally _____.
  8. I am so done with 3rd Period’s ______ chatter.
  9. (2) Ponyboy was not _____(ly) _______ for Bob’s death.

 

Wheel of Doom for…
“Husker Du, 3/6.” Period One. Test #1.

  1. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ____  a) sage  b) savvy  c) infer  d) rueful  e) conform
  2. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used in the sentence. a) bleak  b) conform  c) rueful  d) gingerly  e) infer
  3. She has such a soft voice that I can hardly hear her.  a) soft – adjective,  hardly – not  b) soft – not,  hardly – adjective  c) both adjectives  d) both not
  4. The expression “Mind your own business” is a motto.  a) True  b) False
  5. you:  a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person

“Husker Du, 3/6.” Period Two. Test #19.

  1. It was hard to believe that such a huge voice emanated from such a _______ girl.  a) diminutive  b) dilemma  c) aspire  d) daunt  e) NOTA
  2. She faced a _______ about turning in her friend for cheating.  a) pacifying  b) daunting  c) diminutive  d) pragmatic  e) NOTA
  3. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house in the country.   a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence
  4. When you improperly combine two independent clauses into one sentence, it is a mistake called a(n) ______.  a) independent clause  b) run-on  c) fragment  d) phrase  e) NOTA
  5. Why is Vladek’s brother-in-law Wolfe not too worried about the way things are for them now?  a) He has a plan for escape.  b) He doesn’t believe the stories of the camps.  c) He thinks the war will be over soon.  d) He has plenty of money.  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/6.” Period Three. Test #18.

  1. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. After I ate a doughnut, I felt rapturous.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. True/False   Dependent clauses usually begin with words such as and, but, or.
  4. The morphic part of anthropomorphic means…  a) changed  b) shaped  c) animal-like  d) human-like  e) nota
  5. How does the German officer at the POW camp know that Vladek isn’t used to physical labor? a) He acts lazy. b) He tries to get out of working. c) His hands. d) He thinks Jews don’t work. e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/6.” Period Six. Test #4.

  1. fear : panic :: ask : _____  a) acquit  b) conducive  c) bluff  d) implore  e) gorge
  2. inventive : resourceful :: suspicious : ______  a) dogged  b) leery  c) bluff  d) indignant e) subside
    The upstairs library is a really great place to quietly study for an upcoming test.
  3. really:  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) adverb  e) NOTA
  4. upcoming:  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective  d) adverb  e) NOTA
  5. Why is Darry really so upset with Pony for getting home so late?  a) Pony could get jumped again.  b) Darry could get arrested.  c) They don’t have the money to get Pony out of jail.  d) The family might be split up.  e) Because of the cops’ attitude about greasers.

Debrief Test #25. OUCH!

Giver!

 

Thursday, 3/2: Husker Du, Vocab, Dah Givah, Interviews

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du for your class, Vocab including (the easy) SAWs, Giver.
Due Tomorrow: Final Draft of Interview, printed and posted to your blog.

 

Husker Du, 3/2.” First Period. Test 18.

  1. We climbed slowly up the very steep hill. a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. After I ate a doughnut, I felt rapturous.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. There are some things in life that we’ll never know a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. How many battles did Vladek fight in as a soldier? a) 1  b) 2  c) 3  d) 4  e) 0
  5. How does the German officer at the POW camp know that Vladek isn’t used to physical labor?   a) He acts lazy.  b) He tries to get out of working.  c) His hands.  d) He looks weak.  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/2.” Second Period. Test 6.

  1. How/when does Pony finally realize that Darry really does care about him?  a) When he says, “Oh Ponyboy, your hair…”  b) When he reads the letter from Soda.  c) When Darry offers him a cigarette.  d) When Darry starts crying.  e) When he rescues Pony from the fire.
  2. This would be the _____ of the Pony v Darry conflict.   a) climax  b) inciting action  c) exposition  d) rising action  e) NOTA
  3. Months may pass between attacks, but when they do occur, they are violent.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  4. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. This a fragment?   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence

“Husker Du, 3/2.” Third Period. Test 5.

  1. “You’re so ___. You probably think this song is about you.”  a) discrete b) discreet c) reluctant  d) vain e) illicit
  2. The teacher tried to ___ the correct response from the students by giving hints. a) patronize  b) elicit  c) hysterical  d) stamina  e) illicit
  3. Into the hole fell he.  a) Fragment   b) Run-On   c) Complete Sentence
  4. He explained the rules of the game and demonstrated it. a) Fragment   b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. Which quote best connects to the title of the novel The Outsiders?  a) “How’d you like to live with that?”  b) “I guess we’re different.”  c) “Too bad it couldn’t stay like that all the time.”  d) “Things have been happening so fast…”  e) “I bet they were cool old guys.”

“Husker Du, 3/1.” Sixth Period. Test 19.

  1. You may _______ to someday be as cool as Mr. Coward.  a) iconic  b) pacify  c) saw  d) aspire  e) NOTA
  2. The swastika is a(n) ______symbol of evil.  a) pragmatic  b) daunting  c) iconic  d) aspiring  e) NOTA
  3. The amount of work required in an Honors class can be quite _______.   a) diminutive  b) skinflint  c) volatile  d) daunting  e) NOTA
  4. The word anthropomorphic means… a) shape change  b) man change  c) transform man  d) man shaped  e) NOTA
  5. Why was Vladek sometimes wearing a pig mask?  a) He’s in disguise.  b) He’s pretending that he’s Polish.  c) He’s pretending he’s German.  d) He’s pretending he’s not Jewish.  e) NOTA

 

“Vocabulary 3/2.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____ (NOT: benign, scrupulous, haphazard, or indolent, or any other “it could be’s.” Sigh.)
  6. Much to her relief, the doctor said the tumor was ________.
  7. He prepared so ______(ly) that his presentation was painful to watch. (Not: tentative.)
  8. After asking for (previous vocab word), the student received a _____ and was released from detention.
  9. In exchange for safety and peace, the members of the Community seemed to have _____(ed) a lot of freedom.
  10. The neighbor’s fence _____(ed) on our property, so they had to move it.
  11. Sometimes sixth period can be ______(ing), but when certain people are absent, it can be a nice class.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!

 

“Dah Givah, 5-6.” Write the answer not the letter.

  1. (quote) Why was Jonas angry at Fiona in his dream?
  2. How does Jonas describe his dream?  a) Pleasurable and confusing.  b) Frightening and confusing.  c) Confusing and funny.  d) Sad and depressing.  e) Worrying and exciting.
  3. (quote) What did Jonas say was the strongest feeling in his dream?
  4. Only males take the pills.  a) True  b) False
  5. Jonas actually enjoyed the feeling of the Stirrings.  a) True  b) False
  6. (4) Name two “firsts” that distinguish the Eights from the younger kids and explain the reasoning behind their new responsibilities/fashions.
  7. When the elders match spouses, which of these factors is not taken into account?  a) intelligence  b) disposition  c) aptitude  d) physical characteristics  e) energy level  f) interests  g) All are taken into account.
  8. What is our main conflict so far? (Hint: Trick question!)
  9. The Giver is written in ____ person.  a) first  b) second  c) third

 

INTERVIEWS!

  • At least 750 words. At least 5+ paragraphs:
    • Introduction: Setting. Description of scene/setting. How it was set up. Why you chose this person. Relationship to this person.
    • Description of person. Show, don’t tell.
      • Looks. (Details.)
      • Voice and choice of words. Delivery.
      • Personality. (Bitter? Enthusiastic? Happy? Lost in memories? Crabby?  What?)
    • Interview.
      • Questions you asked, followed by answers and follow up.
      • You may summarize their answers, but please include at least three good quotes (word for word, as close as you can get) that use the person’s actual words.
    • Conclusion: Discuss what you learned, most surprising info, most interesting, change in attitude, etc.
  • Come up with a creative title that sums up the interview.
  • Please print it and then post it on your blog.

 

 

Wednesday, 3/1: Husker Du, Vocab, Dah Givah, Interviews

“Husker Du, 3/1.” First Period. Test 18.

  1. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. Joe ate the hot dog even though the llama told him not to.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. We learn words best in context with other words rather than in _____.  a) solitary  b) system  c) isolation  d) confinement  e) mental
  4. The morphic part of anthropomorphic means…  a) changed  b) shaped  c) animal-like  d) human-like  e) NOTA
  5. How does Vladek avoid a beating by the German soldier after he was captured as a POW?  a) Vladek speaks English to him.  b) Vladek bribes him.  c) Vladek begs him.  d) Vladek speaks German to him. e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/1.” Second Period. Test 6.

  1. Why would Johnny be “having the time of his life” in the church?  a) He wants to pay back for what he did to Bob.  b) He feels needed for the first time.  c) He likes little kids.  d) He thinks the cops will go easy on him.  e) He secretly wants to die.
  2. Johnny’s behavior (not scared, having fun, very decisive) inside the burning church is both ironic and not ironic.  a) True  b) False
  3. Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  4. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. The large farm owners are often accused of ____(ing) the workers who pick the crops.   a) siege  b) circumvent  c) sullen  d) reminisce  e) exploit

“Husker Du, 3/1.” Third Period. Test 5.

  1. I was _____ to tell the teacher about the cheating I saw, because the person was my friend.   a) reluctant  b) elicit  c) hysterical  d) dumbfounded  e) illicit
  2. A spy must use ____(ion) and not go blabbing secrets around.    a) patronize  b) elicit  c) hysterical  d) stamina  e) discreet
  3. who is : ___ :: who owns : ___  a) whose/who’s  b) who’s/whose  c) who’se/who’s  d) who’s/whos’
  4. Over the hills and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.  a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. Johnny stabbing Bob would be the ____ of the story.  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 3/1.” Sixth Period. Test 19.

  1. Which quote explains why Vladek volunteered for the work camp when he was a POW early in the war?  a) “I’ll be clean, and I’ll feel warm by comparison.”  b) “I want to be treated like a human being.”  c) “My commander made me…”  d) “If we have to die here, let’s die here.”  e) NOTA
  2. How does Vladek’s father-in-law help him after his first close call on the street during a round up?  a) He hides him.  b) He gets him a fake job and a work card.  c) He gets the proper travel papers for him.  d) He doesn’t.  e) NOTA
  3. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house in the country.   a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence
  4. Joe ate the hot dog even though the llama told him not to.    a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence
  5. The way Vladek makes decisions is very ______ rather than emotional.  a) pragmatic  b) daunting  c) iconic  d) aspiring  e) NOTA

 

“Vocabulary, 3/1.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. He soon found that studying for the test would have a _____ (positive) impact on his grade! OMG!
  5. Some thought that the new law would _____ upon their right to protest, and they protested that.
  6. The root of this word means to leave.
  7. I  tried to be as ____ as possible as I passed the note in class, but Mr. Coward still caught me.
  8. Solar power is more ______ to the environment than coal or oil.
  9. It had been raining so much that we ____(ly) planned the picnic for Saturday, but we also made other plans just in case.
  10. The _____ lawyer took advantage of the old man.
  11. “Wealth is ______, but poverty hides.”
  12. After he lost the battle, the king had to ____ the throne to the winner.

 

Da Givah.

Let the Wheel decide who starts the discussion by reading their KBARR!

Where and when are we? Why are we (like this)? How did we get this way?

 

Dah Givah, 3 – 4″   Write the ANSWER. (7p)

  1. Why was Jonas chastised by the Speaker?
  2. Asher also noticed something had changed about the apple they were tossing.  a) True  b) False
  3. Nobody ages past 12 in this community.  a) True  b) False
  4. Why does Jonas have no idea what his assignment might be?
  5. Roberto’s release was a sad occasion for all at the House of the Old because he was so well-loved.  a) True  b) False
  6. All of these were a part of Roberto’s release ceremony except…a) a review of his life and accomplishments.  b) chanting the patriotic anthem.  c) speeches from friends and admirers.  d) a period of mourning.  e) These were all a part of the ceremony.
  7. (Quote.) Where does Larissa say the Old go when they are released?

 

Players’ Choice: Giver or Interview work?

 

Tuesday, 2/28: Husker Du, Vocab, Giver, Interview

Spot-checking KBARR: Let’s spin the Wheel of Decision to see who reads responses aloud!

“Warm Up, 2/28. Period One. Test 18.

  1. We climbed slowly up the very steep hill. a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. After I ate a doughnut, I felt rapturous.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. Maybe the mall where the store was charged a high rent.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. A clause is a group of words that contains a _____ and a _____.  a) noun/conjunction  b) subject/noun  c) predicate/verb  d) subject/verb  e) NOTA
  5. Why did Vladek’s father always try to keep him and his brothers out of the army? a) He hated the Polish army. b) He sympathized with the Nazis. c) Because of his father’s experience with the Russian army. d) He was against war in general. e) NOTA

“Warm Up, 2/28. Period Two. Test 6.

  1. The adventurer’s ____(s) made for a great novel.  a) sullen  b) smolder  c) exploit  d) siege e) circumvent
  2. The dress code forbids ____ clothing.  a) considerable  b) sufficient  c) valid   d) ambiguous  e) skimpy
  3. With a sword in one hand and a shield in the the other.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  4. Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. In The Outsiders, the scene in the burning church would be considered part of the _____ of the story.   a) climax  b) inciting action  c) exposition  d) rising action  e) NOTA

“Warm Up, 2/28. Period Three. Test 5.

  1. Cheerios : ___ :: #25489 : ___  a) serial/cereal  b) cereal/cerial  c) cerial/serial  d) cereal/serial
  2. most important : ___ :: administrator : ___  a) princapal/princaple  b) principal/principle  c) principle/principal  d) principal/principal
  3. I did not want to be ___(ed); I felt I was savvy enough to make my own decisions.  a) reluctant  b) discreet  c) reluctant  d) vain  e) patronize
  4. S. E. Hinton says that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher.  a) patronize  b) elicit  c) hysterical  d) stamina  e) mimic
  5. The part where he tastes the Green Eggs and Ham. _____  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) NOTA

“Warm Up, 2/28. Period Six. Test 19.

  1. inspiring : daunting :: stable : ______ a) pacified  b) volatile  c) skinflint  d) pragmatic  e) NOTA
  2. They tried to _____ the angry mob by telling them their concerns would be addressed.  a) aspire  b) saw  c) volatile  d) pacify  e) NOTA
  3. After the llama chased Julia inside, she watched TV.  a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence
  4. The llama is a quadruped with a beak for eating and fins for swimming.  a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence
  5. Across the street from his house was a tepee.  a) simple sentence  b) fragment  c) complex sentence

“Vocab, 2/28.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. Wow, that’s _____.
  6. If you search more systematically, instead of so ____(ly), you will be more likely to find whatever you’re looking for.
  7. During the summer, without something to do, some kids can get very _____ and end up not doing much of anything.
  8. After she fell, she got up and tested her leg _____(ly) to see if it would support her weight.
  9. She was always very _____ about her work. That’s why she got A’s.
  10. Many rappers “sing” the praises of “bling” and _____ consumption.
  11. The  _____ student copied his essay from the internet.

 

Dah Givah Book Check and Q/A.

“Dah Givah ch. 1 and 2.”  Write the answer. Open book. NOT collaborative.

  1. (quote) What mistake in language did Asher make?
  2. (quote) How does Jonas feel about his upcoming ceremony of 12?
  3. (2) What are the only two times being released is not a punishment?
  4. Why does everyone know that Lily’s comment about keeping Gabriel has to be a joke?
  5. What rule did Jonas’s father break?
  6. What rule gets broken all the time?
  7. What happens at the ceremony of 12?
  8. How is that decision made?
  9. We are in the ______ of the story.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) falling action  e) NOTA
  10. Nature and wildlife are an important part of the community.  a) True  b) False

 

Read? Or work on interviews?