Friday, 2/16: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #23

Prep sheet for Test #23:
Vocab Homework: ___/20
Vocab Practices: ___/13  ___/12              KBARR: ___/15
Other Extra Credit:

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Try to figure out the noun or adjective that is common to all the items each group.
    • a) person, clock, cliff
    • b) feather,  torch,  low-calorie
    • c) fishing rod, actor, checkout counter
  2. What three-letter word can be added to spaces below to form four words? (Same three-letter word all four times.)
    T__ __ __ SIT,  ST __ __ __ D,  F __ __ __ TIC
    B __ __ __ D
  3. The following not only describes a famous monument, but is an anagram for its name. What is it?   Built to Stay Free.
  4. Cross out six letters and you’ll find an easy word. What is the word?  SBAIXNLETATNERSAS
  5. A donkey behind another donkey,
    I’m behind that second donkey,
    But there is a whole nation behind me.
    It is a murder you can describe in a word: ______
  6. For each, find a three-letter word that ends the first word and begins the second word.
    a) birth _ _ _ light       b) knock _ _ _ line

 

Test #23

Thursday, 2/15: Commas, Vocab + Relay, Vladek, Interviews

Tomorrow’s Test: Commas (bring your pink sheet), Vocab, Husker Du Clauses, Vladek

Checking SMYKs.

“Commas, 2/15.”  Insert commas, give reasons. Some need more than one comma for more than one reason.

  1. The wild llama in fact is a vicious predator.
  2. She wanted to tame the wild llama but it was too much for her.
  3. There was a very ancient ancestor to the llama which had giant razor-sharp claws.
  4. If you come to the party please don’t wear white people.
  5. I asked the llama my BFF about the party.
  6. I didn’t know whether he wanted a hamburger chicken or taco salad for lunch.

“Vocab, 2/15.” Write the ANSWER to #12.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. “Are you _____(ing) that I’m a liar?”
  4. We ran out of the ingredients for the recipe, so we had to ______.
  5. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  6. Years of work were needed for the CIA agent to _____ himself into the terrorist organization.
  7. After three warnings, Joel was _____(ed) to the “naughty chair.”
  8. The students in the MP are far from _____ when it comes to cleaning up after themselves at break and lunch.  
  9. The annoying kids taunted the dog over the fence until he was _____(ed) enough to jump it. 
  10. Mr. Coward does not ____ the use of phones in class.
  11. Some people think that the Narnia series is a religious  _________, with Aslan the lion representing Christ.
  12. Which one is the allegory?  a) Using animals instead of people in Maus.  b) The early bird gets the worm.  c) “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”  d) He slept like a rock.  e) B and D.  f) All are allegories.  g) None are allegories.

Completed Interview due TOMORROW!
When you have finished (and proofread) your interview essay:

  1. Share your document with me. Make sure you also share with “anybody with a link,” so everyone else can read it too.
  2. Use the little grid my your picture in Chrome and open Google Classroom.
  3. Join this class by using this code: gp2xbt
  4. Click the Plus sign (+).
  5. Give your essay a groovy title and click on the Google docs icon and choose your finished essay.
  6. Go back to your document and print it.  PRINT LINK.
  7. Staple and put into the essay basket.
  8. Congratulate yourself on a job well done.

 

VLADEK.

Wednesday, 2/14: Vocab, Commas, Interviews, Vladek

Checking: Definitions.

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“Commas, 2/14.” Place commas in each sentence that needs them and give the reason/rule from the list. Some might need more than one comma for more than one reason. Some might be ok as is. For #9: Combine into one smooth sentence with proper punctuation.

  1. We waited in a long line to climb to the top of the giant wheel of cheese but it was a disappointment.
  2. Quiet little Johnny who wouldn’t hurt a living thing on purpose had taken a human life.
  3. This easy fun exercise will help you I believe with your llama woes.
  4. Eddie Baby please ask your dog to leave the cat alone.
  5. Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.
  6. Until I ate that doughnut I didn’t know happiness.
  7. I listened to the llama’s story and I was sad.
  8. I didn’t want to wake you up until I had to.
  9. You must report it. You are in a car accident. There is no damage.

 

“Vocab, 2/14.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  6. The old photographs were all ______(ed) to the attic because nobody looked at them any more.
  7. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  8. He tried to _____ himself into the “cool crowd” by hanging around them A LOT.
  9. Some people see boxing as legally ______(ed) violence.
  10. This word’s roots mean “to bend/lean inward.” ______
  11. Now that he had found religion, the former criminal wanted ______ for the things he had done.
  12. I didn’t like his ____(ion) that I wasn’t good enough to make the team.
  13. (2) He fooled his pursuers with a _____ trick that he ______(ed) on the spot.

 

Interviews!  When you have finished (and proofread) your interview essay:

  1. Share your document with me. Make sure you also share with “anybody with a link,” so everyone else can read it too.
  2. Use the little grid my your picture in  Chrome and open Google Classroom.
  3. Join this class by using this code: gp2xbt
  4. Click the Plus sign (+).
  5. Give your essay a groovy title and click on the Google docs icon and choose your finished essay.
  6. Go back to your document and print it.  PRINT LINK.
  7. Staple and put into the essay basket.
  8. Congratulate yourself on a job well done.

 

Vladek.

  1. How does Pavel try to show Artie what Auschwitz felt like?   
  2. What makes Art shrink down again on p207?
  3. What’s a barrack (aka: a block)?
  4. Why does the tin shop foreman, Yidl, dislike Vladek? 
  5. What does Vladek do to change Yidl’s opinion?
  6. What was Appel?

 

Aloud.

Friday, 2/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #22

Prep sheet for Test #22:
Vocab H/W: ____/20 Vocab Practices: ___/12 ___/15 ___/12 Vladek: ___/7 KBARR: ___/20
Other Extra Credit:

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies:
    a) OFTEN, NOT, OFTEN, NOT, OFTEN   
    b) S – N – O – W
    (I probably should have done this one in December.)
  2. The amazing No Snore Sally has gone 11 days without sleeping. How does she do it?
  3. What large and well known city in the U.S.A. is half golden and half silver?
  4. Although very old coins tend to be worth more than their face value, why is it that 1997 nickels are worth about $100?
  5. What’s the common link?
    • a) tailor, wrestling match, bowling alley
    • b) watermelon, tournament, flower
    • c) hurricane, needle, potato
    • d) barber, rooster, beehive
  6. Can you figure out the logic I used to decide the order of the following words? (Hint: Sing them to yourself.)
    gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den

 

TEST #22.

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