Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday/Wednesday, March 31/April 1, 2015


Announcements and Reminders:  

On Wednesday --  Happy April! 

  • If you need to finish your District Writing Test or your Scholastic Reading Inventory Test, please go to lab 223 for Cavetime. 
      •  For the District Test, pick up a packet from Ms. Dorsey.  
      • For the SRI, carefully follow the directions on the poster in the lab to log-in. 
    • I can now access the information for you to log into Utah Compose -- in case you'd like to write the Duct Tape Essay for the Writing Lab Contest.
      • utahcompose.com
      • Contest Open from March 13 - April 24.
      • Entries cannot exceed 2500 words in length.


Today's Activities:
1. Individual Reading -- Your choice.

By the way, your next book assignment is again your choice of genres among novels.

2.   The test on word parts will be on April 2/3.  

It will NOT be multiple choice. 

You will NOT be able to use your study guide or your notes.   

Know what each word part means. 





Word Parts
  1. auto = self
  2. bio =  life
  3. con, co, col, cor, com = together, with  (prefix)
  4. dict =   speak
  5. duc, duct = lead
  6. graph =  write
  7. in, im = in, into (or) not  (prefix)
  8. inter = between  (prefix)
  9. ject =    throw
  10. meter = measure
  11. micro =   small
  12. -ology, -logy = study of (branch of knowledge, science of)  (suffix)
  13. port =   carry
  14. pre =   before  (prefix)
  15. re =   again (prefix)
  16. scope =   examine
  17. tele =   far
  18. tract =   pull
  19. trans =   across
  20. vis or vid =  see


3. Quiz B on Word Parts  -- You may use your study guide today!  

         (If you are absent, see me to take the quiz.    The test will be on April 2/3.



Examples:  If bi- means _____________ and cycle means _____________, 

then bicycle means _____________________.

If scope means _______________ and tele mean _______________, 

then telescope means ________________________.


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/telemetry



Play Sparkle!










4. Listening and Types of Sentences and Using Commas!   

 (If you are absent, you should view the PowerPoint,  listen to the podcast and take notes.) Take Cornell Notes. 

Part of the time you will just view and listen -- and perhaps answer some questions.  
Part of the time you will take notes and answer questions. 

See the PowerPoint.

Sentence Types and Commas.pptx

Podcast:  (also linked from the PowerPoint)  Taking Notes While Listening

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/serial-comma?page=1


More about the serial comma:

Serial Comma




Friday, March 27, 2015

Funny from Kaitlyn A.



OMG: 20 Hilarious #Frozen Memes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud




B

crying




This is true.

More Favorite Poems

Summons

Keep me from going to sleep too soon
Or if I go to sleep too soon
Come wake me up. Come any hour
Of night. Come whistling up the road.
Stomp on the porch. Bang on the door.
Make me get out of bed and come
And let you in and light a light.
Tell me the northern lights are on
And make me look. Or tell me clouds
Are doing something to the moon
They never did before, and show me.
See that I see. Talk to me till
I'm half as wide awake as you
And start to dress wondering why
I ever went to bed at all.
Tell me the walking is superb.
Not only tell me but persuade me.
You know I'm not too hard persuaded. 


by e.e. cummings
this is the garden: colors come and go,
frail azures fluttering from night’s outer wing
strong silent greens silently lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
This is the garden:pursed lips do blow
upon cool flutes within wide glooms,and sing
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.

This is the garden. Time shall surely reap
and on Death’s blade lie many a flower curled,
in other lands where other songs be sung;
yet stand They here enraptured,as among
the slow deep trees perpetual of sleep
some silver-fingered fountain steals the world.



Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Daniel Boone

Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t, 1898 - 1943

1735-1820

When Daniel Boone goes by, at night, 
The phantom deer arise 
And all lost, wild America 
Is burning in their eyes. 


Pied Beauty
Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844 - 1889
Glory be to God for dappled things--
   For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
       For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
   Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough;
       And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
   Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
      With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
                                     Praise Him.


Swift Things are Beautiful

Swift things are beautiful: Swallows and deer, And lightening that falls Bright-veined and clear, Rivers and meteors, Wind in the wheat, The strong-withered horse, The runner's sure feet. And slow things are beautiful: The closing of day, The pause of the wave That curves downward to spray, The ember that crumbles, The opening flower, And the ox that moves on In the quiet of power.
by  Elizabeth Coatsworth

Afternoon on a Hill

Edna St. Vincent Millay1892 - 1950


I will be the gladdest thing  
    Under the sun!  
I will touch a hundred flowers  
    And not pick one.  
  
I will look at cliffs and clouds
    With quiet eyes,  
Watch the wind bow down the grass,  
    And the grass rise.  
  
And when lights begin to show  
    Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,  
    And then start down!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Foul Shot

Foul Shot

by Edwin A. Hoey
With two 60s stuck on the scoreboard
And two seconds hanging on the clock,
The solemn boy in the center of eyes,
Squeezed by silence,
Seeks out the line with his feet,5
Soothes his hands along his uniform,
Gently drums the ball against the floor,
Then measures the waiting net,
Raises the ball on his right hand,
Balances it with his left,10
Calms it with fingertips,
Breathes,
Crouches,
Waits,
And then through a stretching of stillness,15
Nudges it upward.
The ball
Slides up and out,
Lands,
Leans,20
Wobbles,
Wavers,
Hesitates,
Exasperates,
Plays it coy25
Until every face begs with unsounding screams—
And then
And then
And then,
Right before ROAR-UP,30
Dives down and through.

Friday/Monday, March 27/30, 2015

Announcements and Reminders:  

  • If you need to finish your District Writing Test or your Scholastic Reading Inventory Test, please go to lab 223 for Cavetime. 
            •  For the District Test, pick up a packet from Ms. Dorsey.  
            • For the SRI, carefully follow the directions on the poster in the lab to log-in. 
          • I can now access the information for you to log into Utah Compose -- in case you'd like to write the Duct Tape Essay for the Writing Lab Contest.
              • utahcompose.com
              • Contest Open from March 13 - April 24.
              • Entries cannot exceed 2500 words in length.



Today, March 30, 2015, is Utah Vietnam Veterans' Day

Thank you to our Vietnam Veterans!


Today's Activities:
1. Individual Reading -- Your choice.

By the way, your next book assignment is again your choice of genres among novels.

2. Finish your magical study guide.  The test will be on April 2/3. 



Word Parts
  1. auto = self
  2. bio =  life
  3. con, co, col, cor, com = together, with  (prefix)
  4. dict =   speak
  5. duc, duct = lead
  6. graph =  write
  7. in, im = in, into (or) not  (prefix)
  8. inter = between  (prefix)
  9. ject =    throw
  10. meter = measure
  11. micro =   small
  12. -ology, -logy = study of (branch of knowledge, science of)  (suffix)
  13. port =   carry
  14. pre =   before  (prefix)
  15. re =   again (prefix)
  16. scope =   examine
  17. tele =   far
  18. tract =   pull
  19. trans =   across
  20. vis or vid =  see


3. Quiz A on Word Parts  -- You may use your study guide!  

         (If you are absent, see me to take the quiz.    The test will be on April 2/3.



Examples:  If bi- means _____________ and cycle means _____________, 

then bicycle means _____________________.

If scope means _______________ and tele mean _______________, 

then telescope means ________________________.





4. Listening:   (If you are absent, you should listen to the podcast and write out the 

answers to the questions and hand them in.)




Getting Ready to Listen: 
Notice this Practice Sample for a listening portion of the State Test: 

On the state test, notice that you do not get a text to go with the listening.
You must listen carefully. 

  • Look at all the questions first.  (This time, see below.)
  • Make a place to take notes.
  • Don't write whole sentences.  Abbreviate where helpful.  Sketch if helpful.(You can replay the audio, but be aware that it always starts over from the beginning.)











We are each others business   4 minutes 27 seconds?
http://www.ifyc.org/about-us/eboo-patel
Recently in Utah  -- Presidential Lectures  -- September 2014



What do you see in this picture?











What religion is Eboo Patel?









Name the religions of three of the people he ate lunch with in high school.









What is the experience he wished had never happened?
F.Y.I.  Anti-Semitism means against Jewish people.









How had Eboo responded to that experience at the time?









What does he feel he should have done?








What is the central idea of this podcast?
    Watch for --
      title/topic    
      gist
      repeated words or synonyms
      repeated ideas
   
   






__________________


5.  Poetry   -- What do you notice? 

Some things we noticed:
what the poem looks like on the page
the story he is telling
figurative language -- metaphor
descriptive language
emotions/mood



(If you are absent, you should carefully read the poem and write down at least five things you notice about the poem -- the story and the sounds and other poetic aspects of the poem. This can be on the same paper as your answers to the questions about the podcast.)

Hoods
Paul B. Janeczko

In black leather jackets,
watching Spider work
the wire coat hanger
into Mrs. Koops car,
they remind me of crows
huddled around a road kill.
Startled,
They looked up,
then back
as Spider,
who nodded once, setting them free
toward me.
I bounded away,
used a parking meter
to whip me around the corner
past Janelli's Market,
the darkened Pine Street Grille,
and the steamed windows
of Sudsy's Modern Laundromat.
I climbed-two at a time
the granite steps
of the Free Public Library
and pushed back thick wooden doors
as the pursuing pack stopped –
sinners at the door of a church.


From the corner table of the reference room
I watched them
pacing,
head turning every time the door opened,
pacing,
until Spider arrived
to draw them away.
I waited, fingering hearts,
initials carved into the table,
grinning as I heard myself telling Raymond
of my death-defying escape.



Loveliest of Trees


-- What do you notice? 

Some things we noticed:
what the poem looks like on the page
the story he is telling
figurative language -- metaphor
descriptive language
emotions/mood













A. E. Housman (1859–1936).  A Shropshire Lad.  1896.
II. Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
LOVELIEST of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,        5
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,        10
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.



couplets
iambic tetrameter


What is the mood?
What is the central idea or theme? 


Hear it read at -- 

The Hunter

The Hunter
by Ogden Nash

The hunter crouches in his blind
'Neath camouflage of every kind
And conjures up a quacking noise
To lend allure to his decoys
This grown-up man, with pluck and luck
is hoping to outwit a duck

ART WARS

Here is the video that explains how to use "ART WARS" to analyze a poem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebd-0bjUjZk

1. Title of Poem: _____________________________________________

A
What is this poem about?
About






R
How does the use of repeated words affect the poem’s meaning?

Repeated Words


T
What is the tone of the poem? How do you know?


Tone



W
What effect do the words have on the meaning?


Words



A
What examples of alliteration are there? What’s the effect?


Alliteration



R
How are rhythm and  rhyme used? What’s the effect?

Rhythm
Rhyme




S
How does the structure of the poem affect the meaning?


Structure







2.  Title of Poem: _____________________________________________

A
What is this poem about?
About






R
How does the use of repeated words affect the poem’s meaning?

Repeated Words


T
What is the tone of the poem? How do you know?


Tone



W
What effect do the words have on the meaning?


Words



A
What examples of alliteration are there? What’s the effect?


Alliteration



R
How are rhythm and  rhyme used? What’s the effect?

Rhythm
Rhyme




S
How does the structure of the poem affect the meaning?


Structure





3.  Title of Poem: _____________________________________________

A
What is this poem about?
About






R
How does the use of repeated words affect the poem’s meaning?

Repeated Words


T
What is the tone of the poem? How do you know?


Tone



W
What effect do the words have on the meaning?


Words



A
What examples of alliteration are there? What’s the effect?


Alliteration



R
How are rhythm and  rhyme used? What’s the effect?

Rhythm
Rhyme




S
How does the structure of the poem affect the meaning?


Structure








4.  Title of Poem: _____________________________________________

A
What is this poem about?
About






R
How does the use of repeated words affect the poem’s meaning?

Repeated Words


T
What is the tone of the poem? How do you know?


Tone



W
What effect do the words have on the meaning?


Words



A
What examples of alliteration are there? What’s the effect?


Alliteration



R
How are rhythm and  rhyme used? What’s the effect?

Rhythm
Rhyme




S
How does the structure of the poem affect the meaning?


Structure





5.  Title of Poem: _____________________________________________

A
What is this poem about?
About






R
How does the use of repeated words affect the poem’s meaning?

Repeated Words


T
What is the tone of the poem? How do you know?


Tone



W
What effect do the words have on the meaning?


Words



A
What examples of alliteration are there? What’s the effect?


Alliteration



R
How are rhythm and  rhyme used? What’s the effect?

Rhythm
Rhyme




S
How does the structure of the poem affect the meaning?


Structure





Title of Poem: ________________________________________________

A
What is this poem about?
About






R
How does the use of repeated words affect the poem’s meaning?

Repeated Words


T
What is the tone of the poem? How do you know?


Tone



W
What effect do the words have on the meaning?


Words



A
What examples of alliteration are there? What’s the effect?


Alliteration



R
How are rhythm and  rhyme used? What’s the effect?

Rhythm
Rhyme




S
How does the structure of the poem affect the meaning?


Structure




Template --
Title of Poem: ________________________________________________

A
What is this poem about?
About






R
How does the use of repeated words affect the poem’s meaning?

Repeated Words


T
What is the tone of the poem? How do you know?


Tone



W
What effect do the words have on the meaning?


Words



A
What examples of alliteration are there? What’s the effect?


Alliteration



R
How are rhythm and  rhyme used? What’s the effect?

Rhythm
Rhyme




S
How does the structure of the poem affect the meaning?


Structure