Honors10 and English10 classes both received a packet on Thursday, May 8 2014, to assist in studying for the grammatical portion of the final exam. ALL of the questions on this study guide can be answered by looking back at notes from earlier in the semester/school year. There are also Writers Inc. books that can be used or checked out to help students complete the guide if they can’t find the answers in their notes. Students are allowed to complete this packet with a partner.
On Friday, May 9 I will go over the packet with examples and allow students to ask any questions.
You can download/print the packet here: Final Exam Study Guide
Here is the study guide key with added notes: Grammar Final Study Guide Key Print this out to help prepare for the final exam!
Monday, May 12 students will begin reading the last book of the school year: Night, by Elie Wiesel. Please print out the attached study guide if you have misplaced it. I will add any guides or handouts to the blog as we continue reading.
Videos to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEbLJv3uSPY (when the video begins replaying something you’ve already watched, skip to 21 minutes) – You will be quizzed on this video.
Monday, 5/13/14: Watched Oprah and Ellie video – no h/w
Tuesday, 5/14/15: Finished video – study guide – h/w: read preface, foreward, and ch.1
Wednesday, 5/15/14: Read/work on SG – h/w: Movie Quiz Thursday, Part One quiz Thursday (ch. 1&2) – ALL students will take these quizzes, even if you were taking AP test on Wednesday
Thursday, 5/16/14: Discuss ch. 1&2 – Take quizzes – h/w: read ch. 3&4 – Study Guide
Friday, 5/17/14: Discussion – h/w: none
Part One: Chapters 1-2
edict n. official statement; law
expound v. to set forth in detail
firmament n. the sky, or heavens
hermetically adv. completely sealed; airtight
pestilential adj. filled with disease; contagious
pillage v. to rob with open violence
premonition n. anticipation of an event; usually negative
truncheon n. a police officer’s stick
Part II: Chapters 3-5
bestial adj. like a beast or animal
blandishments n. something used to coax
crucible n. container for cooking in high heat
emaciated adj. marked by abnormal thinness cause by starvation or disease
leprous adj. showing signs of leprosy, which is an infectious disease affecting body tissue
manacle v. to handcuff
queue n. waiting line
wizened adj. dry, shrunken, wrinkled
Part III: Chapters 6-9
contagion n. an influence that spreads rapidly
embarkation n. beginning of a journey
encumbrance n. burden
indeterminate adj. vague, not fixed in advance
rivet v. to hold attention tightly, as if physically attached
semblance n. outward appearance, but with a sense of falsity
vigilance n. state of extreme watchfulness
Monday, May 12 students will begin reading the last book of the school year: Heaven is for Real, by Todd Burpo. Print out any attached study guides//handouts if you have misplaced them. I will add any guides or handouts needed to the blog as we progress.
Monday, 5/12/14: Mettie Stapenek discussion, no h/w – see above videos
Tuesday, 5/13/14: distributed HIFR books, journal 1 (see below), study guide – hw: Read through ch. 2 – Study Guide
Wednesday, 5/14/14: Read through ch. 5 – study guide – journal, hw: Quiz over Prologue through ch. 5 tomorrow
Thursday, 5/15/14: Quiz – discussion, h/w: read ch. 6,7,8
Friday, 5/16/14: discussion, h/w: none