Monday, April 15, 2013

Tuesday/Wednesday, April 16/17, 2013

1. iRead:  Read your nonfiction book and fill out the green worksheet for it.
Make sure you bring your own nonfiction book NEXT TIME!

Chapter 2:
frenzied: page 8  Use the second meaning.
 violently agitated; frantic; wild: a frenzied mob.

Chapter 3: 
beset: page 14   definition #4
Nautical . to surround (a vessel) by ice, so that control of the helm is lost.

buffoon:  page 19
a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.

salvage: page 26
the act of saving a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.

anguish: page 34 
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain: the anguish of grief.

embittered/ embitter: page 36
to make bitter; cause to feel bitterness: Failure has embittered him

impending:  page 39
about to happen; imminent: their impending marriage.

peninsula: page 45

apprehension:  page 47

Make sure you bring your own nonfiction book NEXT TIME!

2. Main Idea Quiz 

  • handout
  • quiz

Make sure you bring your own nonfiction book NEXT TIME!

3. iReadPoetry

Watch for Author's purpose?   
Watch for Mood?   

Fast Break

In Memory of Dennis Turner, 1946-1984

Edward Hirsch

A hook shot kisses the rim and                 Do you see personification?
hangs there, helplessly, but doesn't drop,
and for once our gangly starting center
boxes out his man and times his jump
perfectly, gathering the orange leather
from the air like a cherished possession
and spinning around to throw a strike
to the outlet who is already shoveling           How about a great verb?
an underhand pass toward the other guard
scissoring past a flat-footed defender            How about another great verb?
who looks stunned and nailed to the floor     Hyperbole?!
in the wrong direction, trying to catch sight
of a high, gliding dribble and a man
letting the play develop in front of him
in slow motion, almost exactly
like a coach's drawing on the blackboard,
both forwards racing down the court
the way that forwards should, fanning out
and filling the lanes in tandem, moving
together as brothers passing the ball
between them without a dribble, without
a single bounce hitting the hardwood
until the guard finally lunges out
and commits to the wrong man
while the power-forward explodes past them
in a fury, taking the ball into the air
by himself now and laying it gently
against the glass for a lay-up,
but losing his balance in the process,
inexplicably falling, hitting the floor
with a wild, headlong motion
for the game he loved like a country
and swiveling back to see an orange blur
floating perfectly through the net.

Author's purpose?  


Ice Story 

Chapter answers
Lifeboats -- Who is surviving? 

Make sure you bring your own nonfiction book NEXT TIME!

External Text Features
(If you'd like to practice, you could use the flashcard activity at 

Team Quiz: External_Text_Features_Quiz.ppt

Shackleton's Crew Photos

A1 video to 1:23:45
A3 Watched video to 1:18:34 to  1:19:00 
A4 Watched video to 1:12:53  to 1:16:00 

B7 Watched video to 1:07:55    to 1:17:04

B8 Watch video to 1:19  to 

Extra Credit, April 2013