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

 

Maus?

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?

MAUS…

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

Why?

Wednesday, 1/11: SAWs, Clauses, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: SAWs, Clauses, and Vladek.

Checking Pink Sheet, p149. I will be actually reading this one.

“SAWs, 1/11.” You only get to use each word onceONLY ONCE EACH!
isolation, confinement, system, mental, solitary
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Correct Pink Sheet, p149 – Part A. 10/10 = +2, 9/10 = +1.

“Clauses, 1/11.” – Write the answer, and CLICK IT!

  1. I sent the llama to the store before the party started.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. When we all finally got there.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  6. He failed the test after he ignored the warning.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  7. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  8. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  9. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  10. Joe ate the hot dog even though the llama told him not to.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  11. Jill drove the car out to the llama’s house.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause

 

“Vladek, 1/11.”

  1. (quote) Why does Anja try to break the engagement with Vladek?
  2. (quote) What promise to his father does Artie break?
  3. What is the first foreshadowing Vladek gets of the troubles that are coming?

    Character ID. Identify each person either by name or by explanation. You will use people more than once.

  4. p19, panel 2 (the photo).
  5. p20, panel 1, the person with the cigarette.
  6. p21, panel 6, the person offering Vladek more gefilte fish.
  7. p30, panel 1, the only person in the frame.
  8. p30, panel 3, the seated person.
  9. p31, panel 7, the person with the cigarette.
  10. p33, panel 4, the closeup.

  11. (BONUS) p30 panel 1, the person on the other end of the line.

 

Vladek!

Tuesday, 1/10: Clauses, SAWs, Vladek

Checking Pink Sheet p148.

“Warm Up, 1/10.”(Collaborative.)

  1. (2) A clause is a group of words that contains a _____ and a _____.
  2. A(n) _____ clause can stand alone as a sentence.
  3. A(n) _____ clause cannot stand alone as a sentence.
  4. True/False   Dependent clauses usually begin with words like and, but, or.

Examples:

  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family.
    (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.)
  • Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family. (NOT A CLAUSE! No subject/verb!)

 

Correct Pink Sheet. p148.
Bonus: When you use a dependent clause as a “sentence,” that mistake is called a ________ .

 

“Clause Practice, 1/10. ” Write the ANSWER and Click.
(Not Collaborative)

  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

 

“Vladek, 1/10.” (6p)

  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 p14, 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. Maus is told in ____ person. a) 1st b) 2nd c) 3rd d) 4th

 

Read aloud.

vladekolder

vladekanjarichieu

artiecig

Monday, January 9: Copy Homework, 120 Seconds?! Comics?!

Copy homework into planner.

“Warm Up, 1/9 – SAWs.”
isolation, confinement, system, mental, solitarychildcell

The modern prison 1.______ does not take into account the 2.______ and emotional effects of total 3.______ in 4._______  5._______.

 

Reintro  120 Seconds. Handouts tomorrow.

 

Comics.

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

“Tell me a Story.”

Authors make careful choices about what to show/tell or not show/tell. Change, twist, accelerate the story by subtracting panels. List the panels you would leave. Bring me your modified story by Thursday

 

“Maus” intro.

What does the word anthropomorphic mean?
Why do you think most comics people don’t look like real people?

 

Maus by Art Spiegelman. Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1992. It took him 13 years.

“Maus Log I – 1/9/17”
a) Read the first two pages:

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

b) What is your first impression of Vladek?

 

Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.