Wednesday, 4/20: Husker Du, Vocabulary, Book Pitches, Da Givah

“Husker Du, 4/20.” First Period.
interject, interrupt,  interview, intermission, autograph, autobiography, geology, geometry, geography // grueling, engross, aplomb, diminish, disdain, dispel, perceive, adversary

  1. “between burst”  _______
  2. “earth measuring”  _______
  3. “self write” _______
  4. She speaks French and German with equal ______.
  5. One of the themes of The Outsiders is that what you ______ is not necessarily what the reality is.
  6. His feeling of accomplishment was ____(ed) when he found out that EVERYONE received an A on the test.

“Husker Du, 4/20.” Third Period.
acquit, indignant, subside, bluff, leery, conducive, wistful, implore, gorge

  1. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  2. fear : panic :: ask : _____
  3. How long can you keep a book checked out?  a) 5 days  b) one week  c) two weeks  d) three weeks  e) NOTA
  4. What is the desk called where you check out your books?  a) “Check Out”  b) “The Check Out Counter”  c) “Mrs. Schwoerer’s Desk”  d) “Book Desk”  e) “Circulation Desk”
  5. “Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.” Who is talking to whom?
  6. What does he/she mean?

“Husker Du, 4/20.” Fourth Period.
rueful, sage, conform, infer, denotation, fathom, bleak, savvy, nonchalant

  1. Some people might have called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)_____(ist).
  2. Jimmy nodded his head ____(ly), and said, “It would have been wiser to have someone pick you up.” (Not savvy.)
  3. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used in the sentence.
  4. “I shouldn’t have done that,” he said with a ___ sigh.
  5. As used in The Outsiders, the word hood is short for _____.
  6. What was it about Ponyboy that drove his brother Darry crazy?

Husker Du, 4/20. Fifth Period.
disheveled, suave, prevalent, zeal, ideology, affectation, prestige, acute, deprive

  1. His accent was a(n) _________; he wasn’t really from France.  a) affectation  b) ideology  c) suave  d) non sequitur  e) NOTA
  2. The con man _____(ly) convinced the old lady that he was in love with her in order to steal her money.  a) prestige  b) disheveled  c) deprive  d) affectation  e) NOTA
  3. His ______ appearance was one sign that he had been up for days.   a) zeal  b) disheveled  c) suave  d) prestige e) NOTA
  4. During this period between Mardis Gras and Easter, you are supposed to _______ yourself of something you like.   a) prevalent  b) ideology  c) suave  d) deprive e) NOTA
  5. The pain in his gut was sudden and _______ as soon as he ate the poison blowfish.   a) acute  b) prevalent  c) suave  d) prestige  e) NOTA
  6. During the 1936 Olympics the Nazis stepped up their persecution of the Jews.  a) True  b) False


“Vocabulary, 4/20.” (11p)
polar scold hotchockatz

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Elders were very _____ about choosing the new receiver, but they made an error last time.
  6. When the little girl gets tired, she gets _____, and pouts about everything.
  7. The light in the room didn’t seem to come from any one source; it just sort of ______(ed)  the walls, casting a soft glow.
  8. Except for Jonas, people in the Community who can’t or won’t ______ are released.
  9. After he missed the tying field goal, the kicker was ______.
  10. (2) When your sadness is _____(ed), your soul has found ___. (Awww.)


Da Givah. (5p)

  1. Now that Jonas is experiencing deep feelings like anger and sadness, what does he realize about his family?
  2. (3) List three adjectives the Giver uses to describe the previously selected receiver who failed.
  3. (quote) Find a quote on p136 that looks like foreshadowing.




The Giver: “Bye bye little guy!” (!?)

Tuesday, 4/19/16: Husker Du, Vocabulary, Giver, Book Pitches

“Husker Du, 4/19.” First Period.

  1. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!  a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  2. Laughing at the comedian’s act, Jimmy fell off his chair. a) Fragment  b) Run-On   c) Complete Sentence
  3. you:  a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  4. it: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  5. “Soda was like a long-legged palomino colt that has to get his nose into everything.” a)  irony  b) metaphor  c) simile  d) theme  e) NOTA
  6. “I know better now.”    a) simile  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e)  foreshadowing

“Husker Du, 4/19.” Third Period.
acquit, indignant, subside, bluff, leery, conducive, wistful, implore, gorge

  1. Moisture and heat help create an environment _____ to the growth of bacteria.
  2. lazy : dogged :: flattered : _____
  3. inventive : resourceful :: suspicious : ______
  4. Since I studied, I ______(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  5. The boys were tall and handsome and sang beautifully.  Adjectives?  a) tall, handsome  b) tall  c) handsome  d) tall, handsome, beautifully  e) NOTA
  6. “I am wet,” she cried with a frown.  Verb(s)?  a) wet  b) am  c) cried  d) am, cried  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 4/19.” Fourth Period.

  1. Even though their _____ are similar…  a) connotations   b) denotations
  2. …the words nosy and curious have very different _____.  a) connotations  b) denotations.
  3. 90% of 30 = ______.  a) 3  b) 28  c) 25  d) 27  e) NOTA
  4. you:  a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  5. she: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  6. A motto is: a) a short poem.  b) a funny saying.  c) words to live by.  d) a story by Langston Hughes.  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 4/19.” Fifth Period.
disheveled, suave, prevalent, zeal, ideology, affectation, prestige, acute, deprive

  1. The camp counselors enforced the rules with too much ______.
  2. In The Outsiders, the Socs had both wealth and social _______.
  3. The Nazi _______ included racial purity.
  4. When my brother started college.  a) I  b) D  c) I + D  d) D + I
  5. Some banks encourage savings accounts for young people.  a) I  b) D  c) I + D  d) D + I
  6. After she watched the news, Tara ate a cheese roll.  a) I  b) D  c) I + D  d) D + I


“Vocabulary, 4/19.”
shark dejected-arrrcrabby fitin

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The man finally ______(ed) his intense thirst with a drink from the fountain.
  6. The smell of brownies ____ the house and made me very hungry.
  7. Because she had been ill for so long, she was very ____ and unmotivated. (Not frazzled.)
  8. Whenever she was down about something, she always seemed to find ______ in her music
  9. Having four kids to watch out for, my mom was always _____(ed) by the end of the day.
  10. The goal of immigrants used to be ______(ion), but today people  like to emphasize their cultural differences.


Da Givah, 4/19. (7p)

  1. All of these are things he has experienced through the memories so far, except…   a)  Pain  b) Loneliness  c) Solitude  d) Joy  e) He has experienced all of these.
  2. The word Jonas was searching for to describe the feeling in the room of the memory was…
  3. When Jonas asks his parents if they love him,their reaction could best be described as…  (Use the word Jonas used.)
  4. What previous vocabulary word does Mother use to describe the word love?
  5. (3) After that conversation with his parents, Jonas does three things. One involves Gabe, one involves his parents, and one is a personal decision. What does Jonas do?





Friday, 4/15: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 28

Prep sheet for Test #28:
Giver Quizzes: ___/10  ___/11  ___/10    Warm Ups: ___/6  ___/6
Vocab Homework: ___/20     Vocab Practices:  ___/10  ___/13  ___/14
Other Extra Credit may include: +3 for 3rd period for Vocab Relay, +1 for #13 = CX.

Mental Floss.

  1. Add, subtract, and then rearrange, to find the name of an animal:    MARMALADE + OIL – MAE = ________
  2.  You will be given clues for the two words. The second word is the first word with the first letter removed.
    a)  area between mountains –>   narrow passage between buildings
    b) spew out –>  leave out
    c) a shape –>  a number
  3. These word pairs are not in relation to each other, but if you find their synonyms, the two words will rhyme.  Example : Plump Feline = Fat Cat
    a) unadorned necklace   b) Funny/Smart Cat   c) Unusual Rabbit   d) Wedding Limo (2)  e) Untamed Minor
  4. (Palindromes) a) He drank a bottle of __  __  __ as he tied the __  __  __ around the neck of the little __  __  __ so she wouldn’t spill her drink on her dress.
    b)  The pitcher tore the __ __ __ __ __ __  __ cuff in his shoulder, and won’t be able to play for at least two months.


Test #28

Doodle Theme: LAGUNA!

Thursday, 4/14: Vocabulary (+ Relay), Da Givah, Book Pitch

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du for your class, Vocabulary, Da Givah.

“Vocabulary, 4/14.”
babygoat kind-wordle 63CA2-indolence    grasshaircut

  1. _____   2. _____   3. _____   4. _____   5. _____

6. Much to her relief, the doctor said the tumor was ________.
7. The more closely you looked at the diagram, the more _____ it looked.
8. unnerving : benign :: indolent : ________
9. tropical : frigid : droopy : _____
10. After the insult she looked at him with a ______ stare.
11. The _____ lawyer took advantage of the old man.
12. “Wealth is ______, but poverty hides.”
13. (2) He prepared so ______(ly) that his presentation was _______ to watch.

(BONUS: What kind of sentence is #13?)





CORRECTION on yesterday’s quiz: RED is an acceptable answer for #1! Thank you.

Da Givah.

  1. There are several different races/cultures in the Community,but they are kept separate from each other.  a) True  b) False
  2. What does Jonas say happens if everything is the same? a) People don’t fight.  b) There is no jealousy or competition. c) Life isn’t fun.  d). There are no choices.  e) NOTA
  3. What does Jonas conclude is the reason for the Sameness? a) To prevent wars.  b) To protect people from making wrong choices. c) It’s easier  d) There’s no confusion   e) NOTA
  4. The Receiver is not allowed to have a spouse.  a) True b) False
  5. For Jonas, what is the most frustrating rule of his training? a) The one about medication for pain.  b) The one about talking about his training.  c) The one about rudeness.  d) The one about lying. e) NOTA
  6. What disturbed Jonas the most about the memory of the elephant?  a) The guns.  b) The blood.  c) The brutality of the men.  d) The fact that there were two colors of men.  e) The anguish of the other elephant.
  7. When the previous successor to The Giver failed, what happened? a) The people had no one to make decisions.  b)  The Receiver was punished.  c) Her memories were released into the Community, and the people felt pain. d) The books were banned when people found out. e) NOTA
  8. What does the Giver say that shocks Jonas?  a) “I don’t even know why they need a Receiver…”  b) “Frightening isn’t it?”  c) “They know nothing.”  d) “And you will (suffer). It’s my life. And it will be yours.”  e)  “Sameness sucks.”
  9. On p100, when the Giver says, “And next it will be you. A great honor,” he is being ironic.   a) True  b) False
  10. The Giver says that knowing facts without having memories is…  a) stupid  b) conflict-free  c) easier  d) meaningless  e) intelligence




Giver aloud.



Wednesday, 4/13: Husker Du, Vocabulary, Dah Givah, 60 Seconds

Checking: Show-Me-You-Knows.

“Warm Up, 4/13. First Period. Write the ANSWER.

  1. He began running away from the scene.  a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective
  2. Quit meddling in my business!    a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective
  3. I hate those meddling kids!     a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective
  4. Why won’t the midwife at first take Alyce back?
  5. What is the resolution of The Midwife’s Apprentice?
  6. “Alyce’s face grew hot and then as cold as bare feet in January…” a) metaphor  b) foreshadowing  c) theme  d) simile  e) NOTA

“Warm Up, 4/13.” Third and Fifth Periods. Write the ANSWER.

  1. If you try, you know that you can fly…over the rainbow.    a) adj prep phrase   b) adv prep phrase  c) not a prep phrase
  2. I am going to skip on my way home from Grandmother’s house.     a) adj prep phrase   b) adv prep phrase  c) not a prep phrase
  3. a) attempt  b) accostumed  c) immature  d) all correct
  4. a) irresistible  b) accompany  c) irreplacable  d) all correct
  5. Which word follows the “drop the e before a suffix beginning with a vowel” rule?  a) arrangement  b) irreplaceable  c) irresponsible  d) illiterate  e) immature  f) NOTA
  6. Which spelling word has a prefix that means “together”?  a) immigrant  b) assure  c) accompany  d) correspond  e) NOTA

“Warm Up, 4/13.” Fourth Period. Write the ANSWER.
aplomb, grueling, disdain, adversary, perceive, compelling, stanch, diminish, aghast

  1. Everyone promised to ______ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  2. She speaks French and German with equal ________.
  3. My mom didn’t find my reasons for “needing” an X-Box8 very _______, so I was denied.
  4. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This means that whoever is doing the ______(ing) is the one judging how beautiful something is.
  5.  Dally obviously has great ______ for the law and tries to circumvent it as often as he can.
  6. Some people want to build a giant fence along the border to _______ the flow of immigration.

“Vocabulary, 4/13.” (13p)
sloth pain business-shark 

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “I don’t know what it is. I think it’s some kind of old-fashioned cell phone.”  _____
  5. She was always very _______ about her work. That’s why she got A’s.
  6. Many rappers “sing” the praises of “bling” and _______ consumption.
  7. Rappers are trying to look “hard” when they wear their hats at a ________ angle.
  8. I  tried to be as (in)_______ as possible as I passed the note in class, but Mr. Coward still caught me.
  9. Solar power has a more ______ effect on the environment than that of coal or oil.
  10. It had been raining so much that we _______(ly) planned the picnic for Saturday, but we also made other plans just in case.
  11. (2) The _____ and _______ student copied his essay from the internet.


Dah Givah, 4/13.(11p)

  1. (3) Besides sled, name three other memories that were new to Jonas.
  2. Why was it so exhausting for The Receiver to give Jonas the memory of snow?
  3. The Receiver says he has _____, but not _____.  (Yes, the order matters.)
  4. The Receiver says he started Jonas off with memories of pleasure because that’s what worked last time he trained a new receiver.  a) True  b) False
  5. Why does the Giver call himself that?
  6. Even though Jonas is forbidden to talk about his training, he thinks even if it were not, it still would be impossible to discuss things with his friends. Why?
  7. The Giver thinks they made a mistake when they got rid of color.  a) True  b) False
  8. Which quote foreshadows a conflict between Jonas and the community?  a) “I apologize for making you wait.” p85  b) “She expected him to describe his first day of training.” p85  c) “You’re beginning to see the color red.” p89  d) “We shouldn’t have!”  p91  e) “Everyone in the community has one-generation memories.” p88-89
  9. We are in the ________ of the story.  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) falling action





Tuesday, 4/12: Husker Du, Vocabulary, Book Pitch, Da Givah

“Warm Up, 4/12.” First Period. Write the ANSWER.
meddle, bounty, meander, revelry, efficacy, conscientious, flounder, deceit

  1. Since there was no specific topic, the discussion _____(ed) on for hours and never got anywhere.
  2. Sometimes the _____ of a cure lies in the mind of the person who believes it will work.
  3. Unless you leave Laguna with some good reading skills, you will _____ in high school.
  4. We were behind, but still in the running.   a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective
  5. Alyce has more savvy than she thinks she does.   a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective
  6. Feel the love everybody!   a) noun  b) verb  c) adjective

“Warm Up, 4/12.” Third and Fifth Periods. Write the ANSWER.
pristine, fringe, seduce, bias, relegate, regulate, advocate, sustainable, extract

  1. His group is on the political ____. They are at the very edge of what most people believe.
  2. Satan, disguised as a snake, _____(ed) Eve into eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.
  3. His new car has already been ______(ed) to the junkyard because he didn’t take care of it.
  4. I am going to skip on my way home from Grandmother’s house.   a) adj prep phrase   b) adv prep phrase  c) not a prep phrase
  5. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after him.   a) adj prep phrase   b) adv prep phrase  c) not a prep phrase
  6. That field of corn will be gone within a year.  a) adj prep phrase   b) adv prep phrase  c) not a prep phrase

“Warm Up, 4/12.” Fourth Period. Write the ANSWER.
noun, verb, adjective, adverb, subject, predicate, interjection, pronoun

  1. “Intensifies” an adverb:___________
  2. Only these have a past, present, future:__________
  3. “Substitutes” for a noun. _______
  4. Answers the questions, Which one? What kind? How many? __________
  5. Another name for the main verb in a sentence: _________
  6. Another name for the main noun in a sentence:_________


“Vocabulary, 4/12.”
struttingLeo maze  golden-infiniti-g37

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. If you search more methodically, instead of so ____(ly), you will be more likely to find whatever you’re looking for.
  6. The performance was so bad, it was ______ to watch.
  7. During the summer, without something to do, students 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. After the bride had a fight with her best friend, her friend’s reception at the reception was rather ______. (Not excruciating.)
  10. Typewriters have become _____ because everyone now uses computers.


Da Givah. (10p)

  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. Why does the final rule unnerve Jonas so much?
  3. What happened to the previous selection for the new Receiver?
  4. Why are The Receiver’s doors locked?  a) To insure privacy.  b)  To protect him.  c)  To make sure no one breaks in and steals his things.  d)  Because he does “inappropriate” things like being rude.  e)  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?




Da Givah aloud.