HOMEWORK FRIDAY JANUARY 4ELA -- UNIT 8 Quiz on Tuesday, January 8. Study index cards -- bring to class on Monday. VOCAB workshop book pages 104 - 107. Answer Writing Prompt 1 on page 104.
SOCIAL STUDIES: COME TO CLASS MONDAY READY to DISCUSS AND WRITE ABOUT:
1. Do you believe that it is possible for a utopian society to successfully form and endure over time?
2. Some argue that because humans are imperfect, any attempt at perfection on earth will fail. State whether or not you agree with this statement and why.
ELA -- Complete Christmas Carol Packet; VOCAB WORKSHOP UNIT 8 -- Make illustrated index cards for each word. Read story and complete work pages 98-104.
ELA -- Finish reading STAVE 3, Complete Vocab sheet and Bob's Blog. SOCIAL STUDIES; Quick Study 20,21,22,&23
SOCIAL STUDIES: Quick Study -- pages 20, 21, 22, & 23
ELA -- Stave 3 vocab words (handout); read at least half of stave 3 -- ; Social Studies -- egypt civilization wheel -- complete Scrooge's Scribbles journal entry on Stave 2
ELA -- Read Stave 2 -- A Christmas Carol -- review vocab for quiz -- and answer reading questions for Stave 2
A Christmas Carol Vocab
Study List – Stave 1
Page 9 " 'At the festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time...' "
4. Executor (n.) - a person appointed to carry out the provisions of a will
Page 1 "Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator..."
5. Liberality (n.) - generosity; broadmindedness
Page 9 " 'We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner...' "
6. Melancholy (adj.) - sadness and depression of spirits
Page 13 " Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern.."
7. Misanthropic (adj.) - a person who hates or distrusts all people
Page 11 "The water-plug being left in solitude, its overflowings sullenly congealed, and turned to misanthropic ice."
8. Ponderous (adj.) - very heavy; unwiedly; labored and dull
Page 22 " 'You have labored on it, since. It is a ponderous chain' "
9. Remorse (n.) - a torturing sense of guilt for one's actions
Page 23 " 'The whole time,' said the Ghost. 'No rest, no peace. Incessant torture of remorse' "
10. Veneration (n.) - to look upon with feelings of deep respect; revere
Page 6 "'... But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come around--apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin...' "
11. Flint (n.) – a hard, darks tone sometimes used for producing a spark
A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
12.Gait (n.) – a manner of walking
The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, Shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.
.13. Rime (n.) – an accumulation of frost or ice particles
A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin.
14. Dog-days (n.) – (n.) – a period of hot humid weather
He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.
15. Poulterer (n.) a seller of birds raised for meat and eggs such as chickens, turkeys, and geese.
16. Pageant – (n.) an elaborate, colorful display, event, or spectacle sometimes with music that may consist of a procession or parade
17. Principles (n.) the laws or facts of nature underlying the working of something, rules or code of conduct or morals
Poulterers' and grocers' trades became a splendid joke: a glorious pageant, with which it was next to impossible to believe that such dull principles as bargain and sale had anything to do. (1.67)
18. Stave (n.) the system of 5 horizontal lines on which musical notes are written
19. Carol (n.) – usually, a song sung during the Christmas season
20. Humbug (n.) – a fraud, nonsense
ELA -- Gift of the MAgi Vocab quiz tomorrow (see word list below): Finish writing assignment begun in class today (write sequel -- 2 -3 paragraphs -- to the story -- 1. Use 5 vocab words and 2. use an example of irony.
GIFT OF THE MAGI VOCAB WORDS:
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ELA: VOCAB WORKSHOP pages 95,96,97 READING: If you have not finished Watsons -- read for 40 minutes and answer questions. If finished, work on responses to 2 of the handout questions.
ELA & SOCIAL STUDIES ELA VOCAB QUIZ UNITS 4 -6 CUMULATIVE SOCIAL STUDIES: Research and answer the following:
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.