Week of Mar. 11 Here comes HSPE week
Not this. This! Efficacy
To determine the efficacy of studying before a test, I compared scores from tests that I studied for to the tests for which I did not study. Please guess the definition . . . -The ability to produce a desired result; effectiveness. Mentally guess the part of speech . . . Efficacy is a noun. • Now please write a sentence with context clues and which is used correctly.
Chinahas agreed to support a new round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea to punish it for the nuclear test it conducted in February, diplomats said late Monday. China provides all of North Korea’s fuel and remains its biggest trading partner, but analysts believe that its influence on Pyongyang is nevertheless limited. In related news, North Korea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire amid talk of new sanctions, continued U.S. military drills China vows support for sanctions against North Korea. North Korea threatens to end cease fire.
South Korea, US begin drills as North Korea bellows war threats SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korean threats to respond by voiding the armistice that ended the Korean War and launching a nuclear attack on the U.S After the start of the drills, South Korean officials said their northern counterparts didn't answer two calls on a hotline between the sides, apparently following through on an earlier vow to cut the communication channel because of the drills.
What is a monster? • How can someone become a monster? • Have you ever done something that made you feel like a monster? How did you react?
Vocab • Malleable – • Easily influenced • Monitor – • A device that records the actions of a person • Arithmetic – • math • Supine – • Laying on one’s back
Chapter 1 Questions • 1. Why are adults keeping secrets from Ender? • 2. Who is Peter? How does he treat Ender? (2-3 sentences) • 3. Does Ender’s fight with Stilson make him a monster? Why/why not? (2-3 sentences)
Violence against American citizens of color was one thing that served to galvanize people across the country into fighting for civil rights. Please guess the definition . . . -Shock or excite someone, typically into taking action. Mentally guess the part of speech . . . Galvanize is a verb. • Now please write a sentence with context clues and which is used correctly.
Chapter 2 • Why do you think Peter treats Ender so badly? • Is Peter a monster?
When flower seeds from the neighboring farm blew into my garden that I had planted only tomatoes in, my garden was no longer homogeneous. Please guess the definition . . . -Consisting of parts all of the same kind. Mentally guess the part of speech . . . Homogeneous is an adjective. • Now please write a sentence with context clues and which is used correctly.
New Pope! • Pope Francis I • Formally known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio He was a Cardinal from Argentina First Pope from Latin America Is known as being a ‘compassionate conservative’
Human cognition is well set up to think critically and process vague concepts. Please guess the definition . . . -The mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. Mentally guess the part of speech . . . Cognition is a noun. • Now please write a sentence with context clues and which is used correctly.
Chapter 3 Questions • Why does Ender say he hurt Stilson so bad? Why is this important? • What is the significance of being a ‘third’? What does it mean? Why is it important? • What is the reason that Ender would not want to go to battle school? • Why do you think Ender goes?