Tuesday, 1/5: Clauses, Vocabulary, Maus

Homework Update: Cancel the Clauses Worksheet.

“Clauses I, 1/5.” Copy and complete each sentence starter.

  1. A clause is…
  2. An independent clause is one that…
  3. A dependent clause is one that…

“Clauses II, 1/5.” 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. (Bonus: Write a sentence that consists of one independent clause and one dependent clause.)

 

“Vocabulary, 1/5.”

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  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. There was a(n) _____ shortage of many essential items during the war.

 

Maus.

Monday, 1/4/16: Copy Homework, Clauses, Vladek

Copy homework into assignment book.

 

“Clauses, 1/4.”
A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb.
INDEPENDENT = Can stand alone as a sentence.
DEPENDENT = Cannot.

Example:

  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons.
    (Independent clause. Could be a sentence on its own.
  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons.
    (Dependent clause. Cannot stand alone as a sentence.)

“Clause Practice, 1/4. ”

  1. After I ate a doughnut, I felt rapturous.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. We climbed slowly up the very steep hilla) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. Jimmy ate a doughnut; he got sick.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. There are some things in life that we’ll never know a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. You must say, “Sir,” when you say, “Mr. Coward.” a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  6. I ate a second doughnut, and I still felt gooda) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  7. Maybe the mall where the store was charged a high rent.  a) independent  b) dependent
  8. Joe ran to the store with his llamaa) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  9. When he started his company, he had nothing.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause

     

  10. (Bonus: When you use a dependent clause as a “sentence,” that mistake is called a ________ .)

Here’s a link for more practice: http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/clause.htm

 

Maus

Vladek in his own words p50.

Art Spiegelman about why he used mice and cats. (2:00-3:40)

Why?

What happens when war comes to your town?

Tuesday 12/15- Friday 12/18: We’re Back!

Here are the four days the server was down. See you in January!



FRIDAY! 12/18/15. Have a great vacation!
Paperwork for Test #16:
Maus Log #2: ____/10  Maus Log #3: ____/8
Warm Ups: ____/12 ____/12 ____/12
Other Extra Credit: Period 3 gets +3 for vocabulary relay.

Mental Floss.

  1. Find the English word that can be formed using all these letters: PNLLEEEESSSSS.  (Not a trick. You know this one!)
  2. How far can you walk into the woods?
  3. How many letters are there in the correct answer to this question? (hahahahahahaha)
  4. Wacky Wordies:
    ZERO 
    PhD 
    BSc. 
    B.A. 
    (a)
    N 
    E 
    V 
    E 
    S 
    (b)
    ONHOLEE 
    (c)
  5. What a pair we are:   Our sum is 100, but our product tells you more.
    For it is our sum times 24. What are the numbers (Alert: math.)
  6. The more you take away the bigger it gets; the more you add, the smaller it becomes. What is it?

 

Thursday, 12/17/15. Tomorrow’s “Test”: V2?!
“Vocabulary + Warm Up, 12/18.”

  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. (* = Last week’s 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. skinflint : benevolent :: ______ : easy

 

Vocabulary Relay!

“Maus Log 3 – 12/17.” (9p – Chapter 2)

  1. Vladek and Anja lived in what country?
  2. How does Anja get one of their tenants in trouble?
  3. What was Artie’s nickname as a baby?
  4. What happens to Anja after the birth of Richieu?
  5. What is the first foreshadowing Vladek gets of the troubles that are coming?
  6. What does the story about the pillow tell us about Vladek’s father?
  7. (2) Why do Anja and Richieu have to move back to Sosnowiec? Where does Vladek go?
  8. Maus is told in ____ person.  a) 1st  b) 2nd  c) 3rd  d) 4th

 

Wednesday, 12/16/15.
Checking Vocabulary Show-Me-You-Knows.
“Vocabulary Warm Up, 12/16.”


1. _____  2. What’s the missing flavor? ______  3. Calvin is being ______  4. _____
5. You may _________ to someday be as cool as Mr. Coward.
6. Doing your homework every day, before playing video games, is a _______ strategy for success.
7. Mr. Scrooge (“Bah, humbug!”) is an example of a(n) __________.
8. It was hard to believe that such a huge voice emanated from such a _______ girl.
9. The swastika is a(n) ________symbol of evil.
10. The students weren’t shocked by the kid’s outburst. They always thought he was touchy and _______.
11. Reading Shakespeare for the first time can be rather ______.
12. Give an example of a saw. (Nothing about apples!)

Maus Log 2 – 12/16. (10p)

  1. (2) What things does Artie say have “taken their toll” on his father?
  2. What physical evidence does Vladek still show from the concentration camps?
  3. Why is Chapter One called “The Sheik”?
  4. On p12, the circular panel marks the beginning of Vladek’s story. Where do we first interrupt that story, and come back to the present for a moment? (page and panel)
  5. True or False? Vladek married Anja for her money.
  6. True or False? Vladek married Anja for her looks.
  7. Why does Vladek go through Anja’s closet?
  8. Why does Anja try to break the engagement?
  9. What promise to his father does Artie break?



Tuesday, 12/15/15.
Checking vocab definitions.

Vocabulary Warm Up, 12/15.”
 

(**Lepidoptera = moths and butterflies. Moths like to live in places that are dark and not opened very often, like old closets.)
1. _______ 2. _______(Bonus: Use another word you have learned recently for +1.)  3. _______
4. _______   5. _______   6. _______  7. What is she accusing him of being? _______
8. forgettable : iconic :: emotional : ________ 

9. She has high ______(ations). She wants to rule the world.
10. huge : diminutive :: inspiring : ______
11. The root of this word means “life.”
_____
12. They tried to _______ the angry mob by telling them their concerns would be addressed.

“Comics, 12/15.”

  1. (3) According to Scott McCloud, what are the three types of icons?
  2. (3) Draw an example of each.
  3. In this excerpt from Understanding Comics, when he says “more abstract,” he means _______ realistic looking.  a) more b) less
  4. According to McCloud, the more abstract (cartoony) the face is, the ______ people it could describe.  a) more  b) fewer

“Maus Log I, 12/15.”

a) Read the first two pages:

    • Translate his father’s last sentence into a normal English sentence.
    • What does he mean?

b) Why do you think the drawings so simple and not more realistic? Why do you think he used cats and mice instead of people to tell the story?

c) What is your first impression of Vladek?


Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.

  • Art(ie) – author and artist. (Narrator for the “present.”)
  • Artie’s wife, Francoise.
  • Artie’s  father Vladek. (Narrator for the past.)
  • His mother Anja (Anna) — now dead–Vladek’s true love.
  • His stepmother Mala — now married to Vladek
  • Lucia Greenberg
  • Fill ins for minor characters: 1 male, 1 female. (Vladek’s cousin (f), Vladek’s father and mother-in-law.)

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Monday, 12/14: Copy Homework, Debrief Test #15, Comics?

Copy “homework” into planner.

Go over Test #15. (First Period: Finish.)

“Warm Up, 12/14.”
Apple

What is this? Be as specific as you can.

 

 

How far back in history do you think comics go? (Examples.)

“Icons.”
Read the excerpt from Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud. Answer the following questions in your notebook with your group.

  1. (3) According to McCloud, what are the three main types of icons?
  2. (3) Draw an example of each.
  3. According to McCloud how are words and non-pictorial icons different from pictorial ones?
  4. Finish the following sentence. According to McCloud, the more abstract or “cartoony” a face is, the more…

 

“Maus” intro.

What does the word anthropomorphic mean?
Maus by Art Spiegelman. Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1992. It took him 13 years.

“Maus Log I – 12/14/15”
a) Read the first two pages:

    • Translate his father’s last sentence into a normal English sentence.
    • What does he mean?

b) Why do you think the drawings so simple and not more realistic? (Think about Understanding Comics.) Why do you think he used cats and mice instead of people to tell the story?

c) What is your first impression of Vladek?

 

Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.

  • Art(ie) – author and artist. (Narrator for the “present.”)
  • Artie’s wife, Francoise.
  • Artie’s  father Vladek. (Narrator for the past.)
  • His mother Anja (Anna) — now dead–Vladek’s true love.
  • His stepmother Mala — now married to Vladek
  • Lucia Greenberg
  • Fill ins for minor characters: 1 male, 1 female. (Vladek’s cousin (f), Vladek’s father and mother-in-law.)

 

 

Friday, 12/11: Assembly Schedule, Paperwork, Mental Floss, “Test” #15

Assembly Schedule for Music Performances.

Prep sheet for Test #15:
Fear: ___/10  (I will fill this one in!) Monsters: ___/5
Vocabulary Practices: ___/12  ___/13
Vocab H/W: ___/20
Outsiders Project:________ (Go look! Be sure to put the /60 or /75.)
Other Extra Credit: Period 5 gets a +3 for vocab relay.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordy: What phrase is represented by the following?

    look kool XtXhXeXsXtXrXeXeXtX

  2. What musical instruments are represented below?
    a)  P O     b)  BA BA    c)  ECLART     d)  @ # $ %
  3. Add together each of the defined words to get a whole new word. Example: to shout + what you say when you feel pain = yellow.
    a) A light brown color + to leave = ____  b) Vehicle + an animal pal = _____   c) A store’s announcement + a type of women’s clothing  = ______
  4. These groups of three definitions describe three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter. (Example: king, ring, wing.) What are they?
    a) finished, to sleep lightly, a measured quantity     b) sneaky, to secretly observe, an enclosure for pigs

 

Test #15.

Thursday, 12/10/15: Vocabulary Relay, MoMS, TZ

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary, MoMS, Husker Du (from last week).

Vocabulary Relay!

“Monsters Warm Up, 12/10!” (5p)

  1. (p247) “It’s a tree-lined, quiet residential American street…”  a) exposition  b) inciting action  c) resolution  d) rising action  e) theme  f) climax  g) simile  h) metaphor
  2. (p249) “I had the soup on the stove and the stove just stopped working.”  a) exposition  b) inciting action  c) resolution  d) rising action  e) theme  f) climax  g) simile  h) metaphor
  3. MoMS is being told from a  ______ person point of view.  a) 1st  b) 2nd  c) 3rd  d) 4th
  4. (2) Make a prediction about what will happen next in the story. Use complete sentences. Follow the model:
    “I predict that… because…”

 

 

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

You have just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone!

Wednesday, 12/9: Vocabulary, Fear, Monsters?

Checking: Vocabulary Show-Me-You-Knows.

“Vocabulary, 12/9.” (13)
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  1. (2) _____ and ______
  2. _____
  3. “Quick, Bartlett! ______ them with hope!”
  4. “It’s times like these we really need to roll up our sleeves, rally together, and find a _____.”
  5. The little boy is very ______ when he wants something, almost to the point of being annoying.
  6. The replays of the rescue ____ TV watchers all over the country.
  7. In professional sports, the coach is often the _______for a team’s bad performance, even if it isn’t always his fault.
  8. He lost the debate because his argument wasn’t _____.
  9. subside : ebb :: engross : _____
  10. Everybody has _______(s) that other people might find weird.
  11. Patience with the ways of nature had been ____(ed) in her by her father.
  12. quirk : idiosyncrasy :: transformation : ________

 

“MoMS Intro, 12/9.”
Discuss in your group:

  • What is the purpose of fear?  (Why do we get scared?)
  • Why do we like it sometimes? (Don’t say, “It’s fun.” Duh.)
  • What are (most) humans scared of?
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” (Meaning? Bonus: Who said that famous quote?)

Each member of the group writes a response from another member to each question. Example:

“Jenni said we feel fear because…”
“Byron said we sometimes like to be scared because…”
“Esteban said most humans are scared of…”
“Jill said the quote probably means…”

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street  p247
Divvy up parts.
Read Aloud.