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Farewell to Manzanar--Part Two Vocabulary
capable of being borne or endured
compete for something
quieted and brought under control
the act of restraining of a person's liberty
a state in which all hope is lost or absent
an outward appearance that is deliberately misleading
not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
into parts or pieces weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
the possibility of future success
the act of making a choice
occurring or falling between events or points in time
open and observable; not secret or hidden
desire strongly or persistently
acceptance without protest
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
to declare solemnly and formally as true
to exert much effort or energy
hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
Virtual Field Trip--Japanese American Internment Camps
An Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
In an interview with California Humanities, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston discusses why she wrote Farewell to Manzanar.
Click here for the interview
The Impact of Celebrities--Essay Prompt
The prompt can be found in the files at the bottom of this page.
Read the prompt carefully before composing the first draft of your essay.
The Impact of Celebrities
ei and ie Spelling Words
deceive, sovereignty, grievance, forfeiture, menagerie, leisure, premier, beige, species, feigned
Homework: Write a descriptive paragraph using 6 of the vocab/spelling words. Your paragraph should have a clear topic sentence which tells what you are describing.
Homework Center is offered three days a week--Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday--from 2:15-3:15. I, along with another teacher and two instructional aides, am at Homework Center to provide assistance to students in all subject areas.
This is a good time for students to catch up on missing work, study for upcoming tests, get help filling out TRFs, or seek help with specific problems in their homework.
Homework for the Week of January 5-8
Due on Friday, January 8
Use this week's spelling/vocabulary words (The Schwa Sound) to write sentences. You must:
tangible, anonymous, contemporary, inspector, perforate, superficial, admirable, colossal, manager, saturate
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
How to Build an Ornithopter
Several students have expressed an interest in building an ornithopter like the one Freak flies at the beginning of Freak the Mighty. Unfortunately, we don't have the time to build one during class. But here are a few youtube videos that show you how it's done if you want to build one on your own.
(And yes, I'd offer extra credit if you built it and provided written directions.)
How to make easy rubber ornithopter by Tom
The Hero's Journey
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