Check in in Chat (Public!). “It takes two parents to produce a child, but it takes an entire village to raise the child.” -African Proverb
- What do you think it means? (Hint: Remember that poem about Little Julie?)
- Do you agree? WHY OR WHY NOT?
BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be starting a new book next week, and you need a copy. Follow the link to sign up and then come get your copy! ALSO, on the same trip, PLEASE RETURN YOUR OUTSIDERS BOOK!
SGI: Tuesday, 1/12 and Wednesday, 1/13: Please come to SGI if you had to retake any of the last few test. We will work on tips for Test #9.
Test #9 is Thursday, 1/14 (Periods 5,6) – Friday, 1/15 (Periods 1,2,3). Here is the Preview Copy: Test0921Preview!
“Vocabulary, 1/12 (1/13).” This is where I will be getting most of the vocab section of the test!
- “In this brief fraction of a moment, they take the first step toward performing a _____ that changes people from a group into a mob.”
- subsided : ebbed :: engrossed : ______
- Since I hadn’t studied, I was ______ about my chances on the difficult test.
- “You’re standing here all set to crucify–all set to find a ________–all desperate to point some kind of a finger at a neighbor.”
- “Let’s get it all out. Let’s pick out every _______of every man, woman, and child on this street.”
- hero : scapegoat :: shortage : ______
- optimistic : pessimistic :: formal : _____
- True/False? The word scapegoat is based on actual goats.
- True/False? In the word instill, the prefix in– means not.
- True/False? The word scapegoat can be used as a verb.
- True/False? In the word transfixed, the prefix trans– means nailed.
- True/False? At the end of The Outsiders, Ponyboy is optimistic about getting out of the ‘hood.
- True/False? Dally was a pessimistic person.
- True/False? Johnny Cade had a surfeit of self-confidence.
- True/False? The root morph in metamorphosis means change.
“Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes.
Langston Hughes wrote a lot about “Nobodies.” Here are two.
After In Chat:
What do you think Roger will do now? Why?
What would Mrs. Jones probably have to say about the proverb we started with?
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking by Emily Dickinson
(in vain means without any point or purpose)
If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one life the Aching
Or cool one Pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain.
IN CHAT: How is the story related to the poem? Would Mrs. Jones agree?
Preview of Test Questions:
- Roger is… a) a big strong kid. b) just average build. c) thin but muscular. d) weak and delicate. e) fat. f) NOTA
- Why might the boy have told the woman that he would run if she let him go? a) He was afraid of her. b) He knew she wouldn’t believe him if he said he wouldn’t. c) He figured she wouldn’t let him go anyway. d) All of the above. e) NOTA
- Roger probably would have gotten away with Mrs. Jones’ purse if only… a) he could have run faster. b) Mrs. Jones had not kicked him. c) the purse strap hadn’t snapped. d) he were a little sneakier. e) NOTA
- Roger tried to steal Mrs. Jones’ purse… a) because he was hungry and needed money for food. b) for the excitement. c) because he wanted a pair of shoes. d) because his family was poor and needed money. e) a and d. f) NOTA
- (quote) What does Mrs. Jones say Roger could have done to get the money instead of trying to steal her purse?
- Why does the boy say his face is dirty? a) He hates to wash. b) He has nobody to tell him to wash it. c) He’s been sleeping outside. d) The water has been shut off at his house. e) NOTA
- Why might Mrs. Jones treat Roger the way she does? a) Because she’s lonely and needs someone to talk to. b) She was like him as a kid herself. c) She realizes that he needs someone to take care of him and teach him a few things. d) She thinks he needs the money. e) b and c e) All of the above.
- (quote) Why doesn’t Roger run after she turns him loose, or steal her purse when she leaves him alone with it?
- How is the story related to the Emily Dickinson poem? a) They’re both about broken hearts. b) They’re both about a nice person. c) The story’s author, Langston Hughes, was a poet too. d) The speaker of the poem wants to do what Mrs. Jones did. e) Both the poem and the story tell us what we should do with our lives.
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