Tuesday, 10/23: Vocab, Proofreading, TMA

“Vocabulary, 10/23.” Write the vocab word. Yes, you might use words more than once.
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  1. _____
  2. _____ (Fill in the blank on the cup.)
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. Third period tried to ______ Mr. Coward into postponing the assignment, but Denial is not just a river in Egypt.  (Bonus: What is this type of joke called?)
  7. We were a little _____ when the pilot said it was his first flight. (Not aghast.)
  8. We were ______(ed) by his mysterious-sounding voice.
  9. (2) The class was ____ that someone would be silly enough to commit a ___ like that in front of Mr. Coward.
  10. (2) Another name for detention might be “____ behavior _____(ment).” (Bonus: What’s this kind of expression called? Or give another example.)
  11. *

 

 

“Proofreading, 10/23.” (+6 possible)

    The album features good songs, my favorite song is called, “Can I Take My Gun Up to Heaven?” because its so funny. Also a little ironic. Why would you need a gun up in Heaven? The song also has some harps on it. Do you get it? It’s because their up in Heaven, so they need their harps. The song also has a lot of rocking guitars and a rap section featuring Ice-T. I have listened to this song at least a million times, already I just downloaded it yesterday. It is incredulous that any song could be that good.

 

TMA 10-11, 10/23.” Group Quiz! Use complete sentences. (10p: 5p for using actual sentences.)

  1. (p66) Why does Alyce tell Edward to be sure to tell the people at the manor about how Jane delivered the “Lady Agnes’s stubborn son”?
  2. (p69) What turns out to be the reason Emma Blunt’s baby wasn’t coming out?
  3. (quote – 70) The real reason Alyce leaves the village is that she…
  4. (2) This story is a sort of a quest. What is Alyce searching for? What makes you think so?

Monday, 10/22: Planners, SAWs, Debrief Test #9, TMA

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 10/22.”
rely (verb) to depend
react (verb) to respond
alternative (adjective) other, different
justify (verb) to show or prove to be right; to defend
proportion (noun) fraction; compared amounts; amount as compared to a whole

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. We had to come up with a(n) _____ for butter when we ran out.
  7. “Every action has an equal and opposite _____(ion).”
  8. My mom made me _____ why I needed a new phone before she said yes.
  9. Some of the money goes to cover expenses, but a large _____ is donated to charity.
  10. The whole village must ____ on one well for all its water.

 

Proofreading Practice I. Proofread up to the end of the first paragraph. List all the mistakes you find and how to fix them. +1 point for each correctly found and fixed, -1 for each missed and/or each wrongly corrected.

Debrief Test #9. Some classes did ok… Some, not so much.

Alyce Aloud.

 

 

 

 

Friday, 10/19: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #9 – End of 1st Quarter!

End of the First Quarter!

TMA Slang.
Corpus Bones = Christ’s bones = OMG
clodpole = foolish or clumsy person
nincompoop = fool
lackwit/nitwit = idiot

 

Prep sheet for Test #9.
KBARR: ___/40 TMA Quiz: ___/6    Transitions: ___/16
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20 Vocabulary Practice:___/14 ___/13 ___/13
Other Extra Credit: Periods 1 and 2 claim +3 for vocab relay, Periods 5 and 6 claim +2. If you knew from Tantalus, +1. +1 for Poppy. +1 for TOURNIQUET, +2 if you actually spelled it correctly.

 

Mental Floss = Wacky Wordies.

 

Test #9.

Doodle Theme: Cheese Rolling!

Thursday, 10/18: Transitions, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab/SAWs, Husker Du FROs (sigh), TMA.

“Transitions, 10/18.” in fact, consequently, because, furthermore, instead, for example, nevertheless 

A vegetarian can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. 2) _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat. 3) _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy. This is one of the reasons many people become vegetarians. 4) _____, adopting a vegetarian diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.

 

“Husker Du, 10/18.”

  1. We have three ______ in our class. (Morris)
  2. The upstairs library is a great place to quietly study.  Adjectives?
  3. us: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  4. That embarrassing moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  5. Up, up, and away went my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

 

 

“Vocabulary 10/18.”
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  1. (roguish pirate pic)_____
  2. (two side of a bridge under construction that don’t line up)_____ (not sham)
  3. (a woman hungrily eyeing a jar of cookies)_____
  4. (a guy striking a huge gong) ____
  5. (2) Job Applicants’ Coach: “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  6. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  7. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme. (not incompetent)
  9. The cat liked to “bite at the ____(ingly) moving pen.”
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. * Make sure that ladder is _____ before you climb it.

 

 

TMA.

These will be questions on tomorrow’s test

  • Why does Jane the Midwife not notice that Alyce is gaining skills and respect in the village?
  • Why does Alyce deliver the bailiff’s wife’s baby, instead of the midwife?
  • What prompted Alyce’s first smile?
  • What part of the story are we in?
  • After she proved herself by delivering Alyce Little, how does the midwife treat Alyce?
  • Why do the boys say they are chasing Runt?

Wednesday, 10/17: Transitions, Vocab, TMA

Reminder: Outsiders Projects are due TOMORROW! No “virtual” copies; I want old school PAPER!

“Transitions, 10/17.” meanwhile, furthermore, first, third, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, nevertheless, however, for example, as a result

  1. He stayed up too late last night. ______, he slept until noon.
  2. I would like to read many books; _____, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
  3. John ate and ate; _____, he never gained weight.
  4. I want you to buy milk, eggs, and fruit juice; ____, I want you to be sure to get cereal and ice cream.
  5. She had been studying for hours and knew all the material. ______, she hoped to do well on the test.
  6. Write a sentence about Alyce using the transition word therefore.

 

“Vocabulary, 10/17.”
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  1.  (Lawyer’s Office) “This is the letter A. It’s the first letter of the alphabet. So much for the initial consultation. Further advice requires $1000.” ______
  2. (Giant wave and huge storm.)_____
  3. (Mickey being pulled along by the aroma of a cake.) _____
  4. (Pic of willow tree bark and bottle of aspirin.) _____
  5. responsible : disreputable :: calm : ____ (Bonus: Add -ing to another vocab word and it becomes a 2nd correct answer!)
  6. I cannot ____ someone who cheats. He or she will face consequences.
  7. Winning the lottery is not always the _____ people think it will be.
  8. Some people think it’s a good idea to build a giant fence to try to _____ the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants.
  9. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  10. He bought his computer from a(n) ____ dealer, and when it broke the next day, they told him he was out of luck. (Not sham.)
  11. We must all ____ by the same rules.
  12. The word midwife is a ______ of the Middle English words meaning “with woman.”
  13. * Many of the the company’s factory workers have been ____(ed) by industrial robots.

 

“TMA Quick Quiz, 10/17.” (6)

  1. On p26, what does the word “laden” mean? (middle paragraph)
  2. Why does the merchant give Beetle the comb? (p29)
  3. Read the paragraph on p33 that begins, “‘ Alyce!’ The midwife snorted…” What does it mean when she says “punctuated each name with a pot thrown in the girl’s direction…”?
  4. What does the last line of chapter 5 mean?
  5. Why does Alyce save Will?
  6. Name someone who is nice to Alyce.

 

Mmmmm, Snail Jelly

Let’s look up a few of her remedies.

 

The Devil!

Tuesday, 10/16: Transitions, Vocab, TMA

“Transitions, 10/16.” (9)
furthermore, first, third, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, second, then, however, but, nevertheless

  1.  I know Pedro quite well. _____, Pedro happens to be my best friend.
  2. Jackie studies all the time; ______, Billy never studies. (Not however. Not but either.)
  3. First, Mary went to the store, and _____ she went to visit her mother.
  4. (2) The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe. _____, it’s best to avoid it.
  5. (3) ______, I will boil the water. ______, I will brew the tea, and ____, I will serve it.
  6. Write a sentence using the word nevertheless. (Bonus if it is about Beetle.)

 

“Vocabulary , 10/16.” (14p)

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  1. _____ “Where’s the ‘Any’ key?”
  2. _____ (Bonus for this guy’s name.)
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Bonus for what this type of bandage is called. Further bonus if you actually spell the word correctly.)
  5. (2) Which two vocabulary words this week have prefixes that mean not?
  6. The codeine in your cough syrup is a ______ of the same plant that is used to make heroin.
  7. Their relationship was rather _____, with many ups, downs, and in-betweens over the years.
  8. Which vocabulary word has a prefix that means again?
  9. Unlike the Socs, the greasers were considered to be _______ characters
  10. The carpenter we hired to build the shed was very ______; it was a well-built shed.
  11. Give an example of a derivative of the word child.
  12. *_____   13.*(un)_____

 

The Midwife’s Apprentice.

 

Chapters 5-7

 

 

Monday, 10/15: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #8, TMA

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 10/15.”

estimate (noun) a rough calculation
regime (noun) a government in power
displace (verb) to force from one’s home or homeland
diminish (verb) to make smaller; to become smaller
stable (adjective) not easily changed
   

6. (2) There is much debate about whether the United States should use its power to ____ _____(s) in other countries that are cruel to their people, or whether we should stay out of other countries’ problems.

 

Debrief Test #8.

 

TMA.