Block 2


Freshmen Project Due May 22--we will print out hard copies of the paper in the library.
Freshmen Project initial research
Freshmen Project outline/brainstorm
Freshmen Project requirements


How to write your paper

Use this link for formatting your paper in MLA and this link for your Works Cited Page.SampleWrkCtd2.JPG



*Civil Rights Sit-in Slide Show and questions should have been turned in with your notes

Hereis the full text of the novel

Monday
1. Predict Definitions
1. “I stood up and stretched and looked across the highway at the river, so tranquil its water as blue as the sky.”
2. “I knew I would not be able to concentrate on teaching this morning.”
3. “Louis Washington, Jr., stuck up a grimy little hand.”
4. “Clay Lemon, who worked at Weber’s Café and Bar and Bait Shop and who ran errands for Felix Weber”
5. “A man said it did look gruesome and that’s why they call it Gruesome Gerty.”
6. “Mine is reading, writing, and arithmetic, yours is saving souls.”
7. “If he wants to stay in his cell unshackled—all right”
8. “Odessa Freeman’s ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’ followed, and it was than a simple recitation; it was a dramatic performance.”
9. “She looked at me the way an inquisitor must have glared at his poor victims.”
10. “The only reason she didn’t put me on the rack was that she didn’t have one.”
2. Freshmen Project

Tuesday:

1. NF
2.

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn

  1. Iron maiden 16. Neglect
  2. Filthy 17. Comforting
  3. Recess 18. Gallows
  4. Monstrous 19. Silence
  5. Agreeable 20. Loosened
  6. Computation 21. Investigator
  7. Assignment 22. Agitated
  8. Monologue 23. Interrogator
  9. Free 24. Criminal (n)
  10. Consider closely 25. Untroubled
  11. Address 26. Chained
  12. Division 27. Calculation
  13. Duties 28. Terrifying
  14. Grungy 29. Clean
  15. Torture device 30. forget

2.

Thursday

1. NF
2.

*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 5/14

Monday

1. Predict Definitions
1. “’Probably the most rustic place you will ever visit.’ ‘Pastoral,’ she said.”
2. “I cut two slices from the chocolate cake my aunt had in the safe, then we sat down.
3. “‘Like coming here vexing me?’ he asked.”
4. “We, us, white folks all, have decided it’s time for you to die, because this is the convenient date and time.”
5. “‘Jefferson, do you know what ‘moral’ mean?’ I asked him.”
6. “‘Do you know that ‘obligation’ means?” […] ‘No matter how bad off we are, we still owe something.’”
7. “Just outside the pulpit was the little Christmas tree with its green and red strips of crepe paper for lights”
8. “I don’t want you aggravating him. He’s got just over a month.”
9. “The river still ran high from the rain we had had the past couple of months and from the water that drained into it from the bayous.”

2. Prewrite

Tuesday:

1. NF
2. Ant/Syn
  1. advantageous 16. improving
  2. swamps 17. pestering
  3. cabinet 18. Freedom
  4. exemplary 19. Confetti
  5. irritating 20. Bothering
  6. plain 21. Refrigerator
  7. requirement 22. Locker
  8. bogs 23. Metropolitan
  9. rural 24. Depository
  10. streamer 25. urban
  11. primitive 26. Sophisticated
  12. tormenting 27. Soothing
  13. righteous 28. Ocean
  14. necessity 29. Corrupt
  15. opportune 30. inappropriate

3.

Wednesday
No School

Thursday

1. NF
2.
*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 5/7

Monday

1. Predict Definitions
1.She was so terrified by my voice that she jerked around to face me, then staggered back against the board.
2. [The] classes separated and moved to their respective areas
3. Ventilation into the church was by way of the fours windows on either side.
4. I was not aiming for the ruts, but I wasn’t avoiding them either.
5. It was dry, mechanical, unemotional
6. There was absolutely no proof that there had been a conspiracy between him and the other two.
7. [ Jefferson] was merely an innocent bystander.
8. A man with a modicum of intelligence would have seen that those racketeers meant no good.
9. I did not go to the trial. I did not hear the verdict.
10.She just sat there staring at the boy’s clean-cropped head.

2. Learning Log #1

Write 5-7 sentences for each prompt
What is an important lesson that you’ve learned?

Tuesday:


1. NF

2. Actual Definitions

3. Learning Log #2

Write 5-7 sentences for each prompt
What is something your mom or dad has asked you to do that you really didn't want to do, but you did it anyway?

Wednesday

1. Ant/Syn
  1. ditches 16. surplus
  2. crumb 17. onlooker
  3. scheme 18. Tracks
  4. corresponding 19. Military haircut
  5. wobbled 20. Faithfulness
  6. emotionless 21. Indefinite
  7. ruling (n) 22. Passionate
  8. spectator 23. Sentence
  9. oxygenation 24. Purification
10.trenches 25. Teetered
11.buzz cut 26. Stood still
12.impersonal 27. Shaggy
13. whole 28. smidge
14. counterplot 29. Accusation
15. each 30. participant

2.Learning Log #3
Learning Log #3
Describe a time when you thought a person was being treated unfairly. How did you handle it?

Thursday
1. NF
2. Learning Log #4

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

*POETRY QUESTIONS/PACKET

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 4/30

Monday
1. Predict Definitions--Use the poem "Harlem" to find your sentences: raucous, cascading, resolution, mourning, rhapsody, a Capella, wrench, "huddled masses," gospel, hustling
2.
Tuesday:

1. Rough draft of Freshmen project
2. Actual Definitions
3.
Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
2.

Thursday

1. NF
2.

*POETRY QUESTIONS/PACKET

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 4/23

Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences can be found in this document:
2. Bibliography should be complete with 7 sources: 4 websites, 2 print/book, 1 media source (documentary, interview, oral history, newscast)

Tuesday:


1. Rough draft of Freshmen project

2. Actual Definitions

3.

Wednesday

1. Ant/Syn

  1. 1. Barbarous 16. Mobocracy
  2. 2. Fidelity 17. Preachment
  3. 3. Consequential 18. Faithlessness
  4. 4. Bafflingly 19. Discharged
  5. 5. Heartbroken 20. Unremarkable
  6. 6. Fathomably 21. Misguide
  7. 7. Restored (adj) 22. Devastated
  8. 8. Freed 23. Obscurely
  9. 9. Lecture 24. Forgiven
  10. 10. Overjoyed 25. Concentrate
  11. 11. Turmoil 26. Address
  12. 12. Condemned (adj) 27. Devotion
  13. 13. Direct 28. Harmony
  14. 14. Savage 29. Humane

15.Restrained 30. substantial

2. Rough Draft Freshmen Project

3. NF



Thursday

1. NF
2.

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 4/16

Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences can be found in this document:
2. Outline/brainstorm should be complete

Tuesday:

1. NF
2. Actual Definitions
3.

Wednesday

1. Ant/Syn
  1. apartheid 16. superiority
  2. flabbergasted 17. Pleased
  3. Naturally 18. Announcement
  4. Fumed 19. Throw in together
  5. Accommodate 20. Intrinsically
  6. Irresolute 21. Extrinsically
  7. Irritating 22. Lesser
  8. Isolation 23. Disarranged
  9. Second-fiddle 24. Chief
  10. Proclamation 25. Making peace
  11. Inadequacy 26. Confident
  12. Annoying 27. Inflamed
  13. Reluctant 28. Public notice
  14. Floored 29. Unconfused
  15. Inability 30. connection

2.

Thursday


1. NF

2.

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 4/9

Figurative Language Partner Activity Full Text of Novel

Monday

1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Speak
1. I feel itchy inside my skin—antsy that’s what my mother would call it.
2. She completely ignores the fact that I was never in, and that she dumped me, banished me from even the shadows of Martha glory.
3. She launches into a sob story about how much she hates being a Marthadrone. Indentured servitude would be better.
4. My mother can’t believe it: a living breathing friend on the front porch for her maladjusted daughter!
5. She’snot about to be beat by some weirdo hushquiet delinquent who used to be her friend.
6. The sun appears butter-yellow and so warm it coaxes tulips out of the crusty mud. A miracle.
7. She might love it—no arguing that way. But when I’d have to wear the clothes she picked out. Conundrum—a three-point word.
8. I am protesting the tone of this lesson as racist, intolerant, and xenophobic.
9. I get my results. I should consider a career in (a) forestry (b) firefighting (c) communications (d) mortuary science.
10. My normally harried, rushed mother always turns into a strung-out retail junkie just before Turkey Day.

2.Prewrite --Book Review for Speak

Tuesday:

1. NF
2. Actual Definitions
3. Rough Draft
Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak is about a freshmen girl, Melinda, who doesn’t fit in at high school. As the story continues, you realize that she had a tragic event happen the summer before school, and she is unable to handle it. Therefore, she stops talking and stops succeeding at school. Melinda is (Trait 1) and (trait 2)

First Melinda is _. This means _. For example, “quotation” (page #). This is similar to. The trait of _ is important to the book because _

Furthermore, Melinda is _. This means _. For example, “quotation” (page #). This is similar to. The trait of _ is important to the book because _

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
2. Revision (Signed, improved, rewritten)

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final draft

*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 4/2

Figurative Language Partner Activity Full Text of Novel

Monday

1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Speak
  1. “I know they’ll blacklist me and then I’ll never be a part…”
  2. “Your numbers are abysmal”
  3. “I’d have to wear the clothes she picked out. Conundrum”
  4. “Mr. Freeman snaps out of his funk and looks at her.”
  5. “It’s the blood of imbeciles.”
  6. “He’s warming up for a full-fledged rant when the bell rings”
  7. “We are all dressed in down jackets and vests, so we collide and roll like bumper cars”
  8. “They are chewing me alive like an infestation of thoughts, shame, mistakes.”
  9. “…mashed by a soccer ball, or asphyxiated by car exhaust.”
2. Prewrite

Tuesday:

1. NF
2. Actual Definitions
3. Rough Draft
Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak is about a freshmen girl, Melinda, who doesn’t fit in at high school. As the story continues, you realize that she had a tragic event happen the summer before school, and she is unable to handle it. Therefore, she stops talking and stops succeeding at school. Melinda is (Trait 1) and (trait 2)
First Melinda is _. This means _. For example, “quotation” (page #). This is similar to. The trait of _ is important to the book because _
Furthermore, Melinda is _. This means _. For example, “quotation” (page #). This is similar to. The trait of _ is important to the book because _

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
  1. Relentlessly awful 16. Atrocious
  2. Ban 17. Puzzlement
  3. Suffocate 18. Accept
  4. Dullard 19. Pollution
  5. Fly in the ointment 20. Meltdown (n)
  6. Fledgling 21. Idiot
  7. Vociferation 22. Smash
  8. In full bloom 23. Breathed
  9. Melancholy 24. Gloom
  10. Savant 25. Purification
  11. Meet head on 26. Splinter
  12. Affliction 27. Toast (n)
  13. Boycott 28. Completely developed
  14. Smother 29. Cheer
  15. Brain-teaser 30. Incalculable

2. Revision (Signed, improved, rewritten)

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final draft
*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 3/26--Spring Break
Week of 3/19
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Speak
1. The guys in the back holler something obscene.
2. We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of American…
3. It gives me time to scan the cafeteria for a friendly face or an inconspicuous corner.
4. The hot lunch is turkey with reconstituted dried mashed potatoes and gravy.
5. I went through a demented phase when I thought that roses should cover everything.
6. Errant student races down hall, waving and smiling.
7. She’s smudging mascara under her eyes to look exhausted and wan
8. She wants to hear all about our day, how long I’ve lived in town, and asks little sideways questions about my parent.
9. I vaguely recognize a couple; the rest must have gone to the other middle school.
10. We operate in two realities simultaneously.
2. Learning Log/Diary
The book Speak is a lot like a diary written by Melinda of her life as a freshman. You’re going spend a week collecting thoughts about your school day. Each day, you must write a minimum of 10 sentences about the things happening at school and/or at home and how you feel as they happen. You can be as serious or humorous as you’d like—but you may not be obscene or inappropriate.
Monday—at least 10 sentences
Tuesday—at least 10 sentences
Wednesday—at least 10 sentences
Thursday—at least 10 sentences

Tuesday:

1. NF
2. Actual Definitions
3. write 10 sentences for diary

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
1. stray 16. aimless
2. Concurrently 17. Genius
3. Indecent 18. bananas
4. Holy 19. Suspicious
5. Hidden 20. Uncertainly
6. Deteriorated 21. Clearly
7. Dullard 22. Supportive
8. Psychotic 23. Synchronously
9. Pasty 24. Low-profile
10. Rosy 25. Disapproving (adj)
11. Sane 26. Feeble
12. Reconstructed 27. Correct
13. Repulsive 28. Improper
14. Noticeable 29. Philosopher
15. Smutty 30. Separately

2. write 10 sentences for diary

Thursday

1. NF
2. write 10 sentences for diary
*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 3/12

*Figurative Language Partner acitivity




Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in A Separate Peace
1. He flailed back against the evergreens, and the jugs appeared to spring out of the snow.
2. His eyes bulged, and blood vessels in his throat began to pulsate, until at length I lowered the jug.
3. The escape we had concocted this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and separate peace.
4. But if that meant austerity toward strangers it also meant mornings of glory such as this one.
5. The sun was the blessing of the morning, the one celebrating element, an aesthete with no purpose except to shed radiance.
6. The responsibility for continuing the conversation, since I had forced it to be superficial was mine.
7. Then these separate sounds collided into the general tumult of his body falling clumsily down the white marble stairs.
8. There was an interval of a few seconds when no one was near him.
9. If they do nothing worse, they’re going to bore Finny to death.
10. I took the suitcase from the corner where it had been accumulating dust and put what he would need into it.

2. Prewrite--characterization for A Separate Peace

Tuesday:


1. NF

2. Actual Definitions

3. Rough Draft
I. Body--Trait 1
A. State the trait
B. Define the trait
C. Give example/Quotation
D. Connect to another story or situation
E. Why does it matter in the story?
II. Body--Trait 2
A. State the trait
B. Define the trait
C. Give example/Quotation
D. Connect to another story or situation
E. Why does it matter in the story?


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
  1. Dreamt up 16. Thrashed
  2. Harshness 17. Aficionado
  3. Beat 18. Pandemonium
  4. Connoisseur 19. Plague
  5. Flimsy 20. Trivial
  6. Pummeled 21. Captivate
  7. Intermission 22. Continuation
  8. Harmony 23. Barbarian
  9. Throb 24. compiling
  10. Stockpiling 25. Time out
  11. Bother 26. Dispersing
  12. Affection 27. Riot
  13. Coldness 28. Analytical
  14. Cooked up 29. Demolished
  15. Flapped 30. Remain still



2. Revise--By Adult and Peer

Thursday


1. NF

2. Proofread/Final draft

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 3/5

Monday

1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in A Separate Peace
1.It was more perpendicular and strait-laced [than I remembered it] with narrower windows and shinier woodwork.
2. In the deep, tacit way in which feeling becomes stronger than thought.
3. It was a raw, nondescript time of year, toward November.
4. It was surprising that I had overlooked that, that crucial fact.
5. “ I had more money and success and ‘security’ than in the days when specters seemed to go up and down them with me.”
6. …a large yard, a group of trees, three similar dormitories, a circle of old houses living together in contentious harmony.
7. It had loomed in my memory as a huge lone spike dominating the riverbank.
8. “The tree was not only stripped by the cold season, it seemed weary from age, enfeebled, dry.”
9. “What I like is that it’s such a cinch!”

2. Prewrite--cause effect from A Separate Peace



Tuesday:


1. NF

2. Actual Definitions
3. Rough Draft

I. Introduction
A.Summary
B.Thesis

II. Body
A. Cause-effect
B.Cause-effect
C.Cause-effect

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
  1. debilitated 16. Quarrelsome
  2. implied 17. Vertical
  3. Antagonistic 18. Unimportant
  4. Exhausted 19. Cake walk
  5. Phantom 20. Fell away
  6. Critical 21. Combative
  7. Towered 22. Hostile
  8. Invigorated 23. Upright
  9. Explicit 24. Peaceful
  10. Plumb 25. Hinted at
  11. Unwelcoming 26. Favorable
  12. Agreeable 27. Crippled
  13. Overshadowed 28. Piece of cake
  14. Tip of the iceberg 29. Vital
  15. Rigid 30. ghost

2. Revise--By Adult and Peer

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final draft

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 2/26
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Most Dangerous Game" : repast, faint, protruding, ranker, placid, charred, concealment, inevitable, surged, wholly



  1. One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in an excellent bed.
  2. Nothing escaped those searching black eyes, no crushed blade of grass, not bent twig, no mark no matter how faint in the moss.
  3. His foot touched the protruding bough that was the trigger.
  4. The vegetation grew ranker, dense, insects bit him savagely
  5. That had been a placid pastime compared to his digging now.
  6. He crouched behind the stump of a lightning-charred tree.
  7. He leaped up from his place of concealment. Then he cowered back.
  8. He could flee. That was postponing the inevitable.
  9. He saw the lean figure of General Zaroff; just ahead of him Rainsford made out another figure whose wide shoulders surged through the tall jungle weeds.
  10. The knife, driven by the recoil of the spring had not wholly failed.

2. Prewrite --Venn Diagram to compare Rainsford to General Zaroff

Tuesday:

1. *No class for ACT testing
2.
3.

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
  1. partially 16. preventable
  2. privacy 17. Exposure
  3. grew 18. totally
  4. restful 19. Troubled
  5. singed 20. Wraps
  6. shrinking 21. Overhanging
  7. Sparser 22. Burned
  8. more Crowded 23. Banquet
  9. Altogether 24. Avoidable
  10. Fateful 25. Feast
  11. Dim 26. Muted
  12. Shooting out 27. Jam-packed
  13. Mounted 28. Peaceful
  14. Bright 29. Fast (n)
  15. Receded 30. inescapable
2. Rough draft

Thursday


1. NF

2.

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week 2/19

Monday

1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Most Dangerous Game" : dread, suggestive, palpable, tangible, indolently, deliberate, opaqueness, vigor, menacing, lacerated

2. Prewrite


Banned Book Activity

Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Intro
A. Summary of the story
B. Thesis sentence: (Character) is (trait 1) and (Trait 2)

II. Body--trait 1
A.State Trait
B. Define Trait
C. Examples/Quotation
D. Connection
E. Why it matters

2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
  1. purposeful 16. Darkness
  2. stabbed 17. Stitched
  3. potency 18. Careless
  4. unclearness 19. Actively
  5. Dangerous 20. Tactile
  6. Inactivity 21. Intimidating
  7. Touchable 22. Visible
  8. Perceivable 23. Symbolic
  9. Ambiguous 24. Alarm
  10. Sluggishly 25. Healthiness
  11. Encouraging 26. Anticipation
  12. Distinct 27. unreal
  13. Mutilated 28. Invisible
  14. Expressive 29. Designful
  15. Inability 30. light

2. Revision--signed and improved by an adult

Thursday


1. NF

2. Proof read/Final draft

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 2/12
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Bet"

2. Prewrite


Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Body--trait 1
A. State the trait
B. Define the trait
C. Example and quotation
D. Connect to another story
E. Explain why it matters
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
2. Revision--signed and improved by an adult

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proof read/Final draft

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 2/5
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of..."
afford, vagabond, deliberate, ornery, yarn, finesse, transcendent, roused, dilapidated, conjectured
2. Learning Log #1
write 6-8 sentences reflecting on the answer.
Learning Log #1
When your friend tells you a story, how do you know if he or she is exaggerating or being serious? Can you think of a time when you knew your friend was embellishing the truth?

Tuesday:

1. Learning #2--Write 6-8 sentences.
Learning Log #2
Do you know anyone who likes to play tricks on people? Give an example of a trick he/she tried. Did it work? How does it make you feel if you are tricked by another person?
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
1. cautious 16. Aimless
2. grouchy 17. Chronicle
3. down-and-out 18. Hasty
4. portrayal 19. Boundless
5. craft 20. Hypothesized
6. ordinary 21. In good repair
7. pleasant 22. Disbelieved
8. withhold 23. Issue (V)
9. mindful 24. Awakened
10. lulled 25. Estimated
11. ramshackle 26. Crumbling
12. revitalized 27. Otherworldly
13. furnish 28. Artfulness
14. incapability 29. Quarrelsome
15. tall tale 30. migratory

2. Learning Log #3--Write a 6-8 line "play" to describe a frog race.


Thursday

1. NF
2. Learning Log #4--write 6-8 sentences
Do you know anyone who talks too much and tells too many stories? If so, how do you “escape” when you’re finished listening? How does it make you feel?

*Complete Comic strip on Jumping Frog

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 1/29
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Mark Twain's "Advice to Youth"
unerring, preposterous, peerless, eminence, frankly, sufficient, intentional, beseechingly, tender, didactic

2. Prewrite--on "advice"

Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Introduction
A.Summary of advice (definition for advice)
B.Thesis sentence: _ is the best advice I’ve received.

II. Body—piece of advice
A. State the advice
B.Explain what it means in a new way
C. Explain who gave the advice and when it happened
D.Explain how it helped you

2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday

1. Ant/Syn
1. Sane 16. Laughable
2. Perfect 17. Secretively
3. In truth 18. Notability
4. Deficient 19. Mistaken
5. Purposeful 20. Enthusiastically
6. ½-heartedly 21. Infantile
7. Matchless 22. Accidental
8. Significance 23. Persuasively
9. Outrageous 25. mature
10. Academic 25. Secondary
11. Scholarly 26. Openly
12. Prearranged 27. Acceptable
13. Childish 28. Lacking
14. Urgently 29. Dishonor
15.Unrivaled 30. true

2. Revision

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final draft
*Vocabulary test on Monday