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  1. Elements of WritingTuesday 3/13/12 Do Now Take out Swing Kids response questions. Activities Swing Kids response questions Milkweed Vocabulary Unit 2 Words Reading Chapter 24 and 25 Homework Swing Kids response questions and vocabulary words due Wednesday.

  2. Milkweed Vocabulary Unit 2Define each word – include part of speech and a synonym • Waddled • Clattered (verb) • Foiled • Pestered • Contrary • Looming (use 2nd definition) • Whimpered • Loping (verb – easy way of moving) • Goad (verb – urged or encouraged) • Winch • Phonographs • Maggots • Lugging • Walloped (verb) • Pendulum • Flailing (verb , 2nd def.) • Quivered • Materialize (use 3rd def.)

  3. Mini Paragraph #8, 3/7/12 Read up to page 113 (through chapter 24) If you had to choose one word to describe Buffo what would it be? Why? Use evidence from the text. • If I had to use one word.... - _____________ • I chose this word because... - ___________ • For example, - _____________________ • To conclude, - ______________________

  4. Mini Paragraph #9 • How are the Flops in Milkweed similar to the X Girls in Fearless? Explain and give details. The X Girls and the Flops are similar in many ways. First of all, - ______________. For example, - ____________. Secondly, - _______________. Furthermore, ______________. It is evident, - _____________ .

  5. #7 Essay Response for Chapters 18 - 21 #7. How are the conditions in the ghetto dehumanizing? How do people begin to act when living under these conditions? The conditions in the Warsaw Ghetto were dehumanizing in many ways. First of all,…. (list two to three examples….) People began to act….. (this way)…. when living under these terrible conditions. For example,……

  6. Practice Test • Burly – adj • Bedlam – chaos • Shalom – peace, hello, gooodbye • Kaput – destroyed • Chiseled – carved • Gilded – adj • Hoisted – verb • Hooligan – hoodlum • Writhing – twisting in pain • Bombard - verb

  7. 3/5/12, Journal Entry #3.5, Free Write, • I’m most happy when….. • Sometimes I wish I were….. • The most important thing to me is…… • If I win the lottery the first thing I’d do is…. • My favorite relative….

  8. Mini Paragraph #7, 3/1/12, pages 79 - 84 Page 84 - What is an unlucky orphan? What is ironic about Jon being called “lucky”? • An unlucky orphan is - _______________ • It is ironic - ___________________ • Furthermore - __________________ • Finally, - ________________________

  9. Mini Paragraph #6, 2/29/12 (pages 66 – 78) Janina’s father is a pharmacist. Even in the ghetto he continues to give out medicine for those in need. What does Uncle Shepsel warn Mr. Milgrom about concerning this (page 78)? What do Mr. Milgrom’s actions say about his character? • Uncle Shepsel warns Mr. Milgrom that - _____ . • I feel this shows that Mr. Milgrom is - ________. • In addition, - ________________ . • In fact, - ___________________ . • In conclusion, - ______________ .

  10. Mini Paragraph #5, 2/27/12 • Dr. Korczak describes Misha as a “foolish, good-hearted boy”. Uri often called him “stupid”. Do you agree? • I agree/disagree with Dr. Korczak’s description of Misha because ________________. • For example, ____________________. • Furthermore, ____________________. • To sum up, ______________________.

  11. Mini Paragraph #4, 2/24/12 Look at the prompt. This is a picture of Kristallnacht. Reread the description of the broken glass incident in Warsaw, Poland on pages 36 – 38 and respond: • The situation is _________. • It happened because ____. • In addition ___. • As a result of this ________. • I feel this way since ______.

  12. Mini Paragraph #3 • Page 31 – What is the most important development in Chapters 6 and 7? The most important development is ______________ - > Also, _______________________ - > This is important because_______ - > As a result of this _____________ - >

  13. MINI PARAGRAPH #2 Look at the picture. This could represent the relationship of Uri and Stopthief living on the streets of Warsaw. Choose one word that best describes the relationship between the two characters.Complete the mini-paragraph: • One word that describes the relationship between the two characters is ______________________. • Once ________________________. • In addition ___________________. • As proof, the author says ___________.

  14. Mini Paragraph #1, 2/16/12 • Read up to page 9. From whose perspective is this story written? Why? • The narrator in the story is _________ (several details). • This point of view helps to show the reader ___________. • A quote that shows this is ___________. • This makes it clear to me that _________. • I liked/disliked it this way because __________.

  15. Sentence Starters • Chapter 12 Questions • #1. use “Therefore,” to start 2nd sentence • #2. use “From his experiences….” to start 2nd sentence • #3 use “It seems as if….” • #4. use “In addition…” for your 2nd or 3rd sentence • Chapter 13 questions • #1. Start 2nd sentence with “It is clear that…” • #2. Use “It is obvious that….” • #3. Begin with the word “Perhaps” • #4. use “In fact,……”

  16. 2/24/12, Journal Entry #3.3Appreciation • In your opinion, what is most disturbing about Misha’s experiences in Warsaw during the autumn of 1939? • After reading about Misha’s life what do you appreciate more about your own life? Be specific. Elaborate. Add details and examples.

  17. Word of the DayFriday 2/24 • Burly (adj) - large in bodily size; stout; sturdy • Word in Context – page 52 • Synonym - beefy • ---------------------------------------------------- • Spectacle (noun) – an elaborate and impressive sight , a grand public display • Word in Context – page 19 • Synonym – marvel,

  18. Word of the DayThursday 2/23/12 • Lumbering (adj) – heavy, slow, awkward • Word in Context – page 48 • Synonym - ponderous • ----------------------------------------------------- • Manikin (noun) – a model of the human body used for research or for displaying clothes • Word in Context – make up your own • Synonym – mannequin

  19. Words of the Day2/22/12 • Hoisted (verb) – to raise or lift • Word in Context – write a sentence • Synonym – elevate • ----------------------------------------------------------- • Artillery (noun) – weapons such as mounted guns or missile launchers (larger than small firearms) • Word in Context – write a sentence

  20. Word of the Day2/21/12 • Dehumanization (noun) – the process of taking away a person’s individuality and human qualities • Word in Context – write a sentence • Synonym – none • Next to “examples” note the verb form of dehumanization, which is - dehumanize

  21. Journal Entry #3.2Free Write2/21/12 • Write freely for 10 to 12 minutes on a topic of your choice • No talking • 1 page and a half with a picture, 2 pages without picture • Divide into 3 paragraphs

  22. Word of the DayThursday 2/16/12 • Bombardment (noun) a massive attack with bombs and artillery fire • Word in Context – write a sentence • Synonym – barrage • Next to “examples” note the verb form of bombardment, which is - ________________