Macbeth

Act 1 Scene 1

3 witches were talking about when they were going to meet again for their encounter with Macbeth

Act 1 Scene 2

A soldier has told King Duncan that Macbeth and Banquao has fought well so as a reward Macbeth get a new title as Thane of Caunder

Act 1 Scene 3

The three witches meet Macbeth and Banquao and has told them that Macbeth has gained the title Thane of Caunder and Banquao will have children that will be king of scots. Macbeth hears from the witch that its possible for him to become King, and he believes them

Act 1 Scene 4

King Duncan and Macbeth and Banquao meet and the King congratulates then for fighting so well, but then gives the roll as the next King to Malcolm (King Duncan’s son).

Act 1 Scene 5

Lady Macbeth really wants Macbeth to become King because the thought of being queen pleases her. So when she finds out that King Duncan is coming to visit their castle, it gives her the opportunity to kill King Duncan. However, Macbeth doesn’t really want to do that, but Lady Macbeth tells him to leave it to her.

Act 1 Scene 6

King Ducan finally visits the castle and he talks about how beautiful the castle is on the outside and praises Macbeth In the inside its really rotten just like the two owners, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth.

Act 1 Scene 7

Macbeth thinks about what will happen to him in the after life if he kills Duncan and concludes to himself that he shouldn’t kill him even if God won’t judge him. Lady Macbeth comes in and Macbeth tells her that he won’t murdrur Duncan, as a result, Lady Macbeth insults him and convinces him that Macbeth should kill him during Duncan’s sleep

Act 2 Scene 1

Macbeth thinks to himself about killing Duncan and decides that it will only be harder to kill the king if he keeps thinking about it. He hears the bell and goes to commit the murdrur.

Act 2 Scene 2

Lady Macbeth has just drugged the two guards of Duncan and Macbeth has just killed King Duncan and his son with daggers. When Macbeth returns to her wife with blood smeared all over his hands, Lady Macbeth takes the daggers and put them in the hands of the two guards, and put blood on them. This was to frame them and make it as if the guards killed the King and his son.

Act 2 Scene 3

Two soldiers come to visit King Duncan and find that he is dead. And as people in the castle start to stress out Macbeth says that he killed the two soldiers (who everyone thought were the ones who killed Duncan) in pretending to be raged at them for killing Duncan.  In addition, the two sons of Duncan have fled to England and Ireland because of their own safety.

Act 2 Scene 4

Because Duncan’s two sons have fled, Ross suspects that they were the ones who killed the King. So it puts them out as the next Kings in line, which puts Macbeth to be King.

Act 3 Scene 1

After the killing of Duncan, Macbeth has become more evil and created a plan to kill Banquo, his friend and Banquo’s son. According to the prohphecy of the three witches, Banquo’s son would become king and Macbeth wanted to keep the tron. And Banquo is the only one who knows that Macbeth might of been the one who killed the King.

Act 3 Scene 2

Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are starting to feel the guilt of killing King Duncan. All Lady Macbeth can think about is his death and isn’t happy about being queen because of that. And Macbeth has started to embrace more of the evilness than Lady Macbeth.

Act 3 Scene 3

The two soldiers (Macbeth has sent to kill Banquo and Fleance) have went to go kill them and one more soldier sent by Macbeth joins them. The three soldiers successfully murderur Banquo but his son flees before he can be killed. Suddenly, the third soldier kills the other two soldiers (which was planned by Macbeth).

Act 3 Scene 4

During a feast with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and other guest the third soldier reports that Banquo is dead, however, Fleance is still alive. Macbeth is not to happy about that but just stays happy about Banquo at least being dead so he returns to the feast. When Macbeth tries to sit down in his seat he has found that is being occupied by the ghost of Banquo. This results in him to freak out in front of his guest and make the excuse that he if feeling a bit ill.

Act 3 Scene 5

Macbeth goes to see the three witches and they told him 3 things. Number one was to beware of Macduff. Number two was to not worry about any man born from a natural birth. And the last one was not to beware, for the woods will move towards his castle.

Act 3 Scene 6

Lenax and another lord are having a discussion that Macbeth is the one who really killed Duncan and they also talk about how Malcolm and the other son of Duncan is gathering up an army to reclaim their rightful thron. Macbeth passes by and the two men tell him that Mcduff has also fled to England because he also has suspicions that Macbeth is the real murderur. Now Macbeth is angry and wants to kill Macduff’s family.

Act 4 Scene 1

Nothing.

Act 4 Scene 2

Lady Macduff is mad at Macduff, her husband, because he just left her in Scots, while he is in England. Lady Macduff tells her son that Macduff is traitor and but her son questions. Suddenly, men sent by Macbeth went to the family to kill them and Lady Macduff’s sun dies.

Act 4 Scene 3

Macduff meets Malcolm in England, but Malcolm questions his presence and why he is here. So Malcolm tests Macduff by saying that he is going to be a very greedy king after we defeat Macbeth. Macduff doesn’t care and says that its better than Macbeth being King, and Malcolm now trust Macduff. Then, a man arrived to tell Macduff that his family is killed.

Act 5 Scene 1

A servant from Macbeth’s castle has called in a doctor to fix Lady Macbeth because the servant has seen her sleep walking and doing weird things. When the doctor comes, during Lady Macbeth’s sleep walking she confessed that she and Macbeth were responsible for the many murderurs that have occurred. The doctor states that he can’t fix her and that she needs help above of what he can. Even though, he heard about the confession he decides to keep his mouth shut.

Act 5 Scene 2

Scottish rebels are waiting for the English army to arrive and they find out that macbeth is in his castle preparing for their attack.

Act 5 Scene 3

Macbeth is in his war room and is very confident because he thinks that what the witches say are things that he shouldn’t worry about. The doctor comes in and reports that Lady Macbeth can not be occurred by any other person but herself, however, Macbeth doesn’t really like that answer.

Act 5 Scene 4

Malcolm and his army are ready to approach Macbeth when Malcolm decides to have each soldier cut of a branch from the burnin wood forest and use it as a camaflouge to approach Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 5

Lady Macbeth has just jumped off the castle, in guilt of her actions. Then one of Macbeth’s knights or something tells him that the woods are approaching his castle. He calls him a liar and slave, and is having a hard time believing what the man has said.

Act 5 Scene 6

The war between Macbeth and Malcolm with Mcduff has started when the trumpet played

Act 5 Scene 7

Macbeth wonders that maybe he will be able to escape since there is no one who is not born of a women. Then Siward a soldier challenges Macbeth to a fight, however, Macbeth is able to kill him.

Act 5 Scene 8

McDuff comes and challenges Macbeth and they fight. During the battle Macbeth mentions how he will be undefeated because of the prophecy the witch said. McDuff reveals that he was born from c-section and kills Macbeth. Malcolm is now the new King and Scots and promises to restore the land.

Goals

Quarter one:

Reading Goal

My goal is to read more books from different genres and by the week before Peak I want to have had read eight books from at least five different genres. I will ask Ms. Mccan for recommendations and use my reading log to track my progress. I think I will be able to achieve this goal as long as I read for 20-30 minutes a night at least five times a week.

Writing Goal

My writing goal is to use stronger vocabulary when I write essays, stories, etc. I am going to highlight some of the vocabulary words that I used and learn new vocabulary. To learn new words, whenever I come across a word I don’t know I will add it to my wordwall and I want to add at least two new words a week. Hopefully by the end of October I should have learned at least 20 new words.

Goals Presentation rubric

 

Quarter two:

Reading Goal

My new reading goal is to read more consistently. More specifically, I want to read at least thirty minutes a night. My plan to achieve this goal is to always set a time in my POTD so that I will remember and know when and how long I should read during that period. The evidence to see if I was able to achieve my reading goal is my reading log. If there are at least eight books listed on my reading log since quarter one than it shows I have been reading consistently.

Writing Goal

I want to continue my writing goal from last quarter, which was to use stronger vocabulary in my writing pieces. My evidence that I achieved this goal would be highlighting the vocabulary words in my projects.

Quarter 2 work habits:

Work Habits Quarter 2

Quarter 2 presentation Rubric

Quarter 2 presentation slides

 

Quarter 3 goals:

Reading Goal

Every week I must add two new words to my word wall till the end of quarter three.  Unlike my other goals where it included my word wall, this time next to the word will be an example of how to use it and the definition. I will achieve this goal by having a bunch of sticky notes with me when I’m reading, and when theres a word I don’t know I will put a sticky note on that page to remind myself there was a word I didn’t know on that page. The evidence will be my word wall.

Writing goal

To focus on one word for a week and try to use it as much as I can in my daily conversations. Every time I said the vocab word, I would have a bunch of paperclips in my pocket and move it to the other pocket to keep track how many times I used the word. At the end of the day I would count the amount of paperclips were in my other pocket and tally mark them in my planner.

 

Quarter 4 Goals

Reading goal:

S-To collect even more vocabulary words for my word wall by chapter
M-I will collect at least 2 words per chapter
AEvery time I run into a word I don’t know I’ll put a sticky note on it. When I’m done with the book I’ll upload all the words onto my word wall.

R-I am able to collect at least 53 words in a quarter based on the last quarter, and I only took 8 words from each book. I expect myself to be taking more words out, which means I will probably have more words on my reading log

T-I want to aim for at least 65 words by the end of the quarter

Writing Goal:

S-To use my word wall words as much as I can in my daily conversations
M-Focus on a word for two days, where I had to have use it at least 2 times in one day
A-Every time I say the vocab word, I would move one rubber band from one pocket to the other
R-Its realistic because I won’t get bored of the word and forget about my goal
T-I would have applied 22 new vocab words to my daily conversations by the end of quarter 4

Quarter 4 goals presentation rubric

May 27, 2015

Work Habits Quarter 4

June 3, 2015

Quarter four goals presentation grade:

Goals presentation

Grammar

September 4, 2014

Passive VS Active Voice

Passive sentences are when the verb becomes before the subject and active voice is when the subject comes before the verb. An example for a passive sentence is the race was won by Geneva. If the sentence was written in an active voice it would be Geneva won the race.

 

September 23, 2014

How to use a freaking comma!

People including myself our always misusing a comma, but I just watched a video on how to use one. I learned when you can and can’t use a comma, and the first thing I learned is that you need a comma when your separating phrases that don’t need to be there. For example, my classmate, Sophie, didn’t study for her science test. Another use for a comma is when you want to link two sentences that could exist on their own with a conjunction. It’s like what I did in the first and second sentence of this paragraph. You can also use a comma when your addressing someone in particular like your friend or sibling. Commas can be used when your making a list, too. This is so we don’t have to write and a bunch of times. Finally, two more reasons we use commas are because you have more than one adjective modifying a noun and after introductory phrases and clauses.

When shouldn’t you use a comma:

1) When your separating two independent clauses without using a conjunction

2) Never put a comma after the conjunction

3)  When your separating a dependent and independent clauses with a conjunction

 

October 6th, 2014 

Punctuating Dialogue:

1) Always have quotation marks from the start of someone speaking till they stop. More specifically uninterrupted speeches only need quotations from the beginning to the end. Only the words the characters are saying should be in quotation marks.

2) Punctuation should always be inside the quotations. For example, you can’t have this: “Stop hitting me”! I shouted. The explanation mark should have been in the quotes.

3) Whenever you have a new person speaking you need to start a new paragraph.

4) When there are only two people talking it is not necessary to keep using their names over and over again. This is because it gets very repetitive  and boring. But maybe you could say their names a couple times in the conversation and then stop using it after.

“Stop hitting me!” I shouted.

“I’m not hitting you!” Charlotte said, “I’m just kicking you!”

“Thats the same thing!”

“No its not!”

“Can you just stop kicking me then?”

5) Finally I also learned about where punctuation goes in the speeches.

Example:

“I’m not going to stop kicking you until I can have my teddy bear back.” Charlotte said.

In the example it makes no sense that there is a full stop at the end of the speech and then another full stop at the end of Charlotte said. The first full stop has to be changed into a comma or an explanation mark, depending on how the author wants Charlotte to speak.

October 16th, 2014-Tenses table

tenses_table 

 

October 16th, 2014

Sentence types

There are many different types of sentences such as simple sentences, compound sentences, and complex sentences. This blog explains how to make each type of sentence and shows the difference between each one.

Simple sentence

A simple sentence is also called an independent clause. It has a subject and verb and it expresses a complete thoughts. One example of a simple sentence is Jeremy jumped over the rock. In that sentence Jeremy was the subject and jumped was the verb

Compound Sentence

A compound sentence has two independent clauses. These two clauses are connected with coordinating conjunction. There are seven coordinating conjunction and they include for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. A way to remember this is by an acronym called fanboys.

Complex sentences

Complex sentences expresses two or more ideas and it’s made of several clauses. One sentence will always contain the main information but it will also have one or more subordinate clause. A subordinate clause gives extra information, it can not make sense on its own. What else should you know about subordinating clauses? Well, they can come at the beginning, end or sandwiched in the middle. If the subordinating clause comes in the beginning there has to be a comma at the end of the clause. But if it comes in the end of the simple sentence you don’t need a comma. When the subordinating clause is sandwiched in the middle it acts like a glue to stick the sentence together. Finally, if the subordinating clause is at the beginning and the end you need a comma at the end of the first subordinating clause and a comma at the beginning of the second one.

Ways to make a complex sentence

-Start with 2 adj

-start with words that end in ly

-start with ing word

-end with ing word

-Sandwich technique (add extra information about the person, place, or object)

-Prepositional phrase (where or when something is taking place)

-start or end with a subordinating conjunction

-end with a simile

Compound-complex sentence

For the last and final type of sentence we will talk about the compound-complex sentence. This combines the ideas of the two type of sentences displayed in the title. Compound-Complex sentences will have two independent main clauses and at least one dependent subordinate clause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing

Sempetmber 4, 2014

So far in language arts we have read some stories such as The Follower and I Confess. After that, we filled in the plot of the story in a graphic organizer. We examined the story and examined whats the introduction, the three main events, and conclusion.

In addition, we’ve been making our own stories and trying to plan it out using the same graphic organizer that the class used for The Follower and I Confess. Some of the things we did was take one scene and using snap shot, thought shot, and dialogue to write it out.

 

October 6th, 2014-Nail to the Head writing formative

Writing Formative Rubric

Writing Formative-Draft 1 (Front side) Writing formative-1st draft (Backside)

Writing formative 2nd draft (Front side) Writing formative-2nd draft (Backside)

October 16, 2013-The Fountain writing Summative

The fountain Summative

 

November 12, 2014 Persuasive writing

Essay Jigsaw-Legalize it

Arugment paper

 

December 8, 2014 Same-Sex Marriage Essay

Same-Sex Marriage Essay, Drafts, Plan

Inside is also the rubric of what I got as a grade

 

March 3, 2015 One Paragraph Summary Summative

Each summary summarized the book based on the theme of genetic engineering. The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Giver, and a real life event were all connected somehow to this theme.

One Paragraph Summary + Grades

 

April 27, 2015-The Outsiders Literary Elements essay

Essay+Rubric

Sticky notes

Reading

Reading Log

Trackers:

I Confess Tracker

The Follower

 

September 15, 2014

Popularity Questions Reading Rubric Popularity Questions-Formative

 

September 23,  2014

My First Conk Rubric

My Firs Conk Assessment

 

October 6th, 2014

Chinese Cinderella Reading Summative

 

January 5, 2015-PSA Grade

PSA Rubric

 

January 6, 2015

America the Not So Beautiful 

 

January 19, 2015 Quarter 2 Reading summative

My ‘reprehensible’ take on teen literature

 

March 18, 2015

Book club-Self access discussions

Traits of Conversation 1

Traits of conversation 2

Traits of conversation 3

Rubric For traits of conversation

Sticky notes from my book club book:

Adoration of Jenna Fox Sticky Notes

Sticky notes (themes)

Sticky notes (themes) 2

 

Tuff Time-March 19, 2015

Are the Socs and Greasers really that different? Why or why not?

I think socs and greasers are different. First of all, I think the main difference between the two groups seem to be the amount of money they have and how emotional they are. The greasers are not as rich as Socs, however, they are more emotional. In my opinion, it seems like the reason why the socs are not as emotional is because of the amount of money they have. One of the reasons greasers have difficulties is because they don’t have a lot of money, so they know what its like to be in the difficult times. On page 35 it says, “Things are rough all over,” what I think this means is that both groups face problems. However, they are very different problems, which will impact their life style and how they see the world.

Are there any connections you can make to any of the characters or their situations?

Some of the characters in this book face the problem, where they don’t have a lot of people who have their back and are there to help. For example, Jonny’s parents do not care or really look out for him and it seems like he wishes there were more people to watch his back. Sometimes in school, I feel the same way. Through all the troubles that I face in school, sometimes my friends don’t really care or notice and I’m left by myself, thinking about how to deal with things.

 

March 23, 2015

Why do you think Johnny killed Bob?

I think Johnny killed Bob because he was scared that Ponyboy would die from the socs drowning him, and he really cared about Johnny. He didn’t know what to do because he knew the socs would beat him up again, it seemed like he had no choice and thats the only choice Johnny was left with. I also believe that this was like payback to Bob for him beating Johnny almost to death since he seemed to be angry, but frightened at the same time. I deducted that Johnny felt like that towards Bob since he started carrying a blade after the beating.

What could have been some alternatives?

Johnny could of bluffed that he was going to kill the socs. He could of gotten out his blade and tried to scare them by almost stabbing Bob instead of actually doing it. Another option could of been, if Johnny contacted the police somehow. I do not think it would of been a good idea if Johnny tried to just simply hurt them, name call, or anything else that is kind of small violence since it probably would of led to more beatings for Johnny.

What do you think Ponyboy and Jonnny’s boy situation prompted Ponyboy’s recitation of “Nothing Gold can Stay.”

I think the situation prompted Nothing Gold can Stay by Robert Frost because the meaning of the poem was about how thing can stay forever and theres going to be a time when things are going to change and you will have to let go eventually. In the beginning of the book, Ponyboy and Johnny aren’t like some of the other greasers where they get jailed and in big trouble. Johnny isn’t the type of guy who would go and kill people, but that eventually changed when he actually did do that, which forced him and Ponyboy to go into hiding.

Who is innocent?

I think the people who are innocent us everyone who wasn’t directly involved with the murder, apart from the socs who were involved and Dally. The socs involved are not innocent because they almost killed a man and I’m not sure but they could of been charged for their crime (even if they didn’t even drown Ponyboy). They were also one of the people who were responsible for Bob’s death since Johnny acted in defence, meanwhile, the socs were just doing it for fun. Dally isn’t innocent because he helped the two boys escape without getting caught and in my opinion, this makes him involved in the murder.

 

Tuff time-March 24, 2015

What is the difference between Cherry the Soc and Cherry the dreamer?

Cherry the soc is the girl who tries to act cool is rich and is a part of the socs, so what I’m saying is Cherry the Soc isn’t who the real Cherry is. Throughout the book, as Cherry the Soc she acts as if she doesn’t care about the violent fights when in reality she does and when she shares her own personal opinions thats when she turns into Cherry the dreamer. Cherry the dreamer is her real identity and she is just any ordinary human being who watches the same sunsets as anyone else. She goes through the same things the greasers and everyone else goes through, Cherry the dreamer has problems in her life just like everyone else.

Are Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally heros? Why or why not?

I think all three of them are heros because they risked their lives to save children they didn’t know, even though, they were the ones who started the fire. I know greasers have a lot of emotion, look back for each other, yet try to act tough, but based on their past this seems like something they wouldn’t have done. They were all brave enough to save these people in the church and it was very heroic of them to do that. Personally, I don’t know if I would have even done that because I probably would be scared to death.

How do we know Darry does truly care for Ponyboy?

“Suddenly I realized, horrified, that Darry was crying. I hadn’t seen him cry in years, not even when Mom and Dad had been killed.” (Page 98). This is a very obvious sign that Darry cares for Ponyboy since its very clear that Darry is crying because he thought Ponyboy had died and he was worried. “Oh, Pony, I thought we’d lost you..like we did Mom and Dad…” (Page 98). In addition, when Darry slapped Ponyboy in the face it was because he was worried about him when Ponyboy didn’t return home late. If Darry didn’t actually care why would he ask? Johnny’s parents never mention, notice, or ever seem to care about Johnny. But if they did care about him, why don’t they ever show they care about him in anyway?

Tuff time-March 26, 2015

“I could fall in love with Dallas Winston,” she said. “I hope I never see him again, or I will.” Write about what you understand about her loving Dallas Winston?

I think that Cherry is saying she doesn’t care how much money a guy has, and she doesn’t judge people based on the ways a soc does. But she likes young men who are good-looking guys and dangerous. In some ways Dallas had some similarities to Bob, except Dallas doesn’t get drunk like Bob, which Cherry doesn’t like. So what I’m trying to say is that Dallas reminds Cherry of Bob, and likes the fact that he doesn’t get drunk  like her boyfriend.

In realising that Cherry has green eyes what does this signify for Ponyboy and his understanding of people and the world?

Earlier in the book, Ponyboy says that he doesn’t like people with green eyes. So when he says to himself that Cherry has green eyes, he appreciates what Cherry does for him and the other greasers and herself as a person. This signifies his understanding of people and the world because this tells Ponyboy that not all green-eyed people are bad since he thinks Cherry is a good person, who has green eyes. Johnny sees Cherry as a good person came from the ways she reveals how she sees the world and the way she helps them.

 

Reading Summative-May 27, 2015

Reading Summative Page 1

Reading Summative Page 2

 

 

Wonder Words Wall

1) Provoke (vb)Something that creates an reaction

2) Asylum (n)-An organisation for people who are mentally ill

3) Warden (n)The chief administrative official of a prison

4) Seldom (adj)-Not very common and rare

5) Biracial (adj)Two or more racial groups

6) Naturalize (vb)To gain citizenship to a country

7) Trepidation (n)-A nervous feeling that something might happen

8) Thrifty (adj)-Using resources such as money carefully

9) Instill (vb)To slowly put an idea in someones mind without them noticing

10) Conundrum (n)-A problem or question that is very difficult

11) Deleterious (adj)-Harmful

12) Forewarn (vb)-To warn someone beforehand

13) Jubilation (n)A happy feeling

 14) Submassive (adj)-Willing to obey 

15) Verge (vb)-Border on; come close to

16) Jagg (adj)-Something that has a uneven or sharp outline or surface

17) Revere (vb)-to have respect or admiration for something or someone

 

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen 

Gnarled (adj)-rugged, roughened and knotty

Implication (n)-Something that was concluded based on facts and evidence

Dissertation (n)-An essay that is very long

Acute (adj)-Sharp or extremely serious

Accord (vb)- To give or to grant something

Gouge (vb)-To steal by overcharging

 

One Crazy Summer-Rita Williams-Garcia

Scold (vb)-To angrily criticise and point out someones fault or error

Appalled (adj)-Shocked or Disappointed

Gawk (vb)-To stare with amazement, often this makes people look stupid

Spectacle (n)-Something that is visually striking or unbelievable

Homely (adj)-Unattractive or plain

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Jeff Kinney  

Authentic (adj)-Genuine and not a copy or something false

Executive (adj)-Having power to put plans or actions into effect

 

There you’ll Find me-Jenny B. Jones

Pubescent (adj)-A girl or boy who just reached the age of puberty

Lurch (vb)-To Suddenly move

Dreary (adj)-Depressing and dull

 

 Al Capone Shines my  Shoes-Gennifer Choldenko

Balustrade (n)-Type of Railing that has balusters

Hubbub  (n)-A disturbance, noisy, busy situation 

Cockamamie (adj)-This is slang for something that is ridiculous or nonsense 

Euphoria (n)-The feeling of being overjoyed, happy, and self confident

Fleeting (adj)-Something happening too fast or something that doesn’t last as long as you wanted it to be

Imbue (vb)-To be inspired and filled up with an emotion or soaked with an idea

 

The French Confection-Anthony Horowitz 

Confection (n)-Sweet dish

Gendarmes (n)-French Police

Glisten (vb)- To shine with a sparkly light

Jabber (vb)- To talk in a very fast and unclear way

Dilapidated (adj)-Usually describes a building or object that is ruined and fallen apart


Child Called “It”-Dave Pelzer

Meticulous (adj)-paying attention from the biggest details to the smallest Ex: My dad is meticulous when it comes to reading my writing pieces

Fiend (n)-Cruel, wicked person or a evil supernatural being Ex: There are many mythical fiends in the Philippines

Clique (n)-A group for only exclusive people or a group of friends Ex: I never sit with anyone at lunch because no one will let me join their clique.

Elated (adj)-Extremely happy or proud Ex: I am elated because my abusive substitute teacher is gone

Regurgitate (vb)-To have food from the stomach be ejected back into the mouth or repeat information over and over again without really understanding it. Ex: I regurgitated everything I learned right after the test since everything was crammed into my head

Faze (vb)-bothered Ex: I try not to be fazed by my brother whenever he asks me if I can use my computer, while I’m doing homework

Mundane (adj)-Ordinary, boring Ex: I used to think I had a very mundane family until I learned about my family’s history

Frazzle (vb)-To be physically or mentally tired and exhausted Ex: My sister and I had done a contest to see who can do the most sudoku puzzles in 30 minutes, we are both frazzled now.


The Lost Boy-Dave Pelzer

Rambunctious (adj)-Very hard and difficult to handle Ex: Collin and Jeremy were very rambunctious in the grocery today. They were running around and didn’t listen to their parents until they broke a wine bottle.

Accustomed (adj)-Something done usually Ex: I am accustomed to wake up at 6:30 in the morning everyday for school.

Prejudice-Negative Stereotype

Ridicule (vb)-To be what is being mocked or made fun of Ex: My friend was being ridiculed by these bullies at school

Snide (adj)

Prod (vb)- To say something said to make encourage you to do something Ex: Failures in test caused people to try to prod me into working harder

Persistence (n)-Lasting for a very long time or continuous and repetitive behaviour Ex: 1) The reason why I think turtles are very persistent is because they live a long life 2) My ability to play the guitar strengthened and so did persistence to play it.


Cut-Patricia McCormick

Spritzing (vb)-To spray short bursts of liquids Ex: Sometimes dog owners spritz their dog with water when training them

Inflict (vb)-To force something harmful and undesirable on someone. Ex: There are hundreds of teens who inflict themselves by cutting their skin


Rules-Cynthia Lord

Nudge (vb)-To push Ex: I needed that nudge to help me continue on with my day, it was an up lifting song.

Stride (n)-Significant progress Ex: My two friends, who keep arguing with each other made a huge strides toward becoming friends

Poised (adj)-Calm and balanced at all times Ex: No matter how difficult his day was was he remained poised

Scowl (vb)-To put a angry frown on your face Ex: Jeremy scowled at Max after just finding out he ate the cookie in the cookie jar

Strut (vb)To walk with self-pride and arrogance Ex: As the gangsters strutted down the street everyone in town started to shudder

Shudder (vb)-To shake and shiver from excitement or  fear Ex: I was shuddering when I saw Justin Bieber walk through my neibourhood

Whorl (n)-Something consisting of a continuous amount of loops Ex: When I took all the whorl of hair out of my sister’s brush I was disgusted by the amount of hair


A Man Named Dave-David Pelzer 

Pertain (vb)To be relevant to or associated to something Ex: There are many comments about this book that pertain to the main idea

Berate (vb)-To excessively put down and insult someone angrily Ex: After I accidentally stepped on a man’s documents he berated me, by telling me I was a worthless and no good kid.

Gabble (vb)-To speak really REALLY fast that becomes too unclear to understand Ex: The speaker is gabbling, probably because he is so nervous.

Futile (adj)-Unsuccessful result Ex: This experiment became futile after I changed two variables at the same time.

Rave (vb)-To talk with either extreme enthusiasm or to talk wildly Ex: He kept raving about the new Dora the Explorer movie and how exciting and cool it was

Belittle (vb)-To dismiss someone or something is unimportant Ex: No one will be belittled in this family because everyone is important

Triumph (n)-Victory Ex: The war was a triumph

Quota (n)-A specific number Ex: A quota was put onto the amount of strawberries you can collect so that nobody takes too much


The Privilege of Youth-David Pelzer

Normalcy (n)-The state of whats considered being normal Ex: After the war we must return to normalcy

Sustain (vb)-To support or keep something going Ex: My dad has a job so he can sustain the family *Note: the actual word used in the book was sustenance (n)

Taut (adj)-Stretched, tense,or tight Ex: Muscles can feel very taut after intense exercise

Indulge (vb)-To take part in something that you know you shouldn’t be doing Ex: She indulged into the gossip about her friend

Compartmentalise (vb)-To put things into categories or sections Ex: The store compartmentalises the shoe styles, so that its easier for shoppers to look for what they want

Horde (n)-A Large crowd Ex: I tried to get through the horde of students who were following the most popular kid in my grade to lunch

Pulsate (vb)To beat or sound rhythmically Ex: You must pulsate in order to play well in this song

Dreary (adj)-Very depressingly dull Ex: The way he dressed was very dreary

Reverberate (vb)-To ring or echo with sound Ex: I heard my own voice reverberate as I shouted hello in the large empty room


The Adoration of Jenna Fox-Mary E. Pearson 

Acclimate (vb)- To adjust or adapt to something Ex: It took me a while to acclimate to HKIS because of the homework load

Garble (adj)-Not understandable because it is distorted or warped Ex: Mr Rohrs garbled the information as he was teaching

Gallivant (vb)-To search from place to place for fun and pleasure Ex: She went to gallivant around Hong Kong to look for something fun to do

Inept (adj)-Someone who just can’t get it done or is clueless, dumb, and generally doesn’t understand things Ex: I’m inept at speaking Mandarin, even though, I’ve been studying for at least eight years

Wane (vb)-To become smaller Ex: Fame of other viral videos on youtube wane as new videos come out

Giddy (adj)-Dizzy and elated Ex: I laughed so hard from a joke that I started to feel giddy and fell on the floor

Coax (vb)-To persuade or convince gently with nice words and flattery Ex: Coaxing my friend is hard because he is just so stubborn

Viable (adj)-Able to function properly and work Ex: This blueprint for a cyborg is viable

Obscure (adj)-Vague or hard to see Ex: This writing piece is very obscure, it lacks detail and doesn’t even clearly articulate what its about.

Angelic (adj)-Like an Angel Ex: Today, Sam, the prankster of the class, was being very angelic today, not pulling off any tricks.

Destitute (adj)-Poor or lacking necessities in life such as money Ex: I am destitute of friends after I moved to my new school

Feigns (vb)-To pretend or imitate Ex: I feigned that I was sleeping so that my brother wouldn’t come and wake me up


Chinese Cinderella-Adeline Yen Mah

Trepidation (n)– A scared and apprehensive feeling Ex: He opened the door with great trepidation, worried that his parents were standing on the other side.

Infuriating (adj)-something that makes you extremely angry Ex: Just seeing people throw their plastic bottles on the streets infuriates me.

brusquely (adv)-To do something quickly without thinking and much care Ex: My project for Chinese was do tomorrow and I ended up doing brusquely 

Euphoric (adj)-Extreme (REALLY EXTREME) happiness Ex: She was euphoric  after winning the lottery because she was happy that she won 1,000,000 dollars.

Inadvertently (adv)-To do something without any knowledge, accidentally or intention Ex: Cindy must have taken my coat inadvertently. She left her coat on my desk

Saunter (vb)-To walk in a relaxing and unhurried way Ex: Even though I was late for a meeting, I still sauntered into the office as if nothing has happened.

Precariously (adv)-Something that is positioned or happening in a dangerous way Ex: I was precariously standing under a boulder

Inevitable (adj)-No matter what you do it will always happen, its unavoidable. Ex: No matter what I tried to do it was inevitable for me to go to the dentist 

Loathe (vb)-To strongly hate very VERY much Ex: I’m loathing all my teachers because they are so mean and give too much homework…I’m just kidding 😛

Quizlet Quarter 3 Vocab Test:

Vocab Quiz-Q3

 

South by South East-Anthony Horowitz 

Jut (vb)-Sticking out or extending out from something Ex: My nose juts out of my face

Holster (n)-A leather case for a pistol Ex: The cowboy put his gun in the holster

Quid (n)-British slang for one pound (money) Ex: The man paid 40 quid for the bottle

Indignant (adj)-Angered by something unfair or mean Ex: I became indignant as I watched my father give my siblings all fifty dollar bills while I got a two dollar coin

Pram (n)-Stroller with four wheels that are for babies. Ex: The nanny pushed the baby in a pram

Rasp (vb)-To speak in a harsh and unpleasant voice Ex: “

Constable (n)-A police officer that is of the lowest rank Ex: Tim Diamond isn’t very smart and that could be a reason why he was a constable

Quiver (vb)-To shake fast often from fear Ex: I quivered as I walked outside the door and into the frosty winds

Jangle (vb)-To make a sound coming from metal objects Ex: The table jangled as I hit my pencil against its metallic legs

Enquire (vb)-To search for information, ask questions, or investigate Ex: The detectives enquire mysteries by investigating and asking questions

Repercussion (n)-A cause and effect action Ex: His detention was a repercussion from his lying

Luminous (adj)Lots of light Ex: The room is very luminous because of all the sunlight coming through the window

Disillusion (vb)-To make someone realize their belief isn’t true Ex: He became disillusioned about the amount of prejudice in the world

Frantic (adj)-Crazy Ex: The stress of taking a test made Isabella frantic

Glimpse (vb)-To quickly look at Ex: I caught a glimpse of my brother being shouted at by my father without getting caught

Glinting (adj)-Flashes of light Ex: His glinting eyes are like the stars

Intuition (n)-Thoughts that you come up with without any reasoning Ex: I had an intuition that something has gone horribly wrong

Enthralled (vb)-To keep someone’s attention by their interest Ex: The entire documentary was enthralling because I was just so interested in why everything happens

 

Each Little Bird that Sings-Deborah Wiles

Overwrought (adj)-Excessively, almost very over the top like nervous emotion Ex: Staring at my peers overwrought about Zain quitting one direction, I thought about why people are making such a big deal about it

Scuttle (vb)-To move quickly because your trying to hurry up Ex: As soon as I woke up and saw there was five minutes till school started, I scuttled out of my bed as fast as I could

Wince (vb)-To create a facial expression where your in disgust or pain Ex: I winced as the sharpness of the snow flakes fell on my face

Amiss (advb)Something missed, wrong, or off the mark Ex: You can feel as if something amiss has taken place in Alcatraz

Fretful (adj)-Scared Ex: Some students are too fretful to ask questions because their teachers are scary

Dismay (n)Anxiety from something unexpected Ex: People can cry of dismay when they find out someone close to them has cancer

Entwined (adj)-Twisted and mixed together Ex: Their lives have been entwined since college

Smorgasbord (n)-A collection with a variety of things Ex: Inside the box was a smorgasbord of cards

Perspiration (n)-Sweat Ex: Perspiration comes out of your body when you exercise

Maunder (vb)-To talk in an unarticulated way (usually spoken in a low voice) Ex: Sometimes people ask me why I maunder to myself and ask what did I say because they thought I was talking to them

Persnickety (adj)-Fussy Ex: When it comes to people serving me food I’m more persnickety since I’m unable to control the amount of food I get

Meandering (vb)-To wonder around Ex: I got lost because i meandered into the forest without knowing where I was going

Lofty (adj)-High Ex: The expectation of my teacher from us for the project is very lofty

Brimming (adj)-Overfilling with some kind of emotion Ex: He was brimming with excitement to have no more school work for the summer

Cogitate (vb)-To think deeply about something Ex: The old man cogitated deeply about the stars in the sky and what he thought was the true meaning to the stars

Assimilate (vb)-To become part of and absorb it (figuratively) Ex: She assimilated the lesson about prejudice and fully understood the concept

 

Fresh Off the Boat-Eddie Huang

Subsist (vb)-To only live on some certain thing Ex: Some Native Americans subsist on buffalo

Linger (vb)-To stay in a place longer than expected mostly because you don’t want to leave Ex: I wish I could linger in the middle school for another ten more years instead of going to high school.

Suffice (vb)-To be enough or meet the basic needs Ex: Some people do not

Haggle (vb)-To argue over most often over the price of something, terms of an agreement, etc. Ex: My mom always haggles over the prices of clothing whenever she goes to Shenzhen

Flank (vb)-To be on at least one side of something (usually multiple) Ex: The army is flanking to the east and approaching to the North

Revere (vb)-To give great respect and honour Ex: Martin Luther King Jr is revered for the actions that he took against segregation

Jive (n)-Lively type of music that became popular within the 30’s

Shuck (vb)-To take out the outer layers of things (only for food) Ex: I always shuck my corn before I eat it

Culminate (vb)-The finishing or highest point in a process Ex: The book culminated in an emotion way, leaving the readers in tears as the ending

Quarter 4 vocabulary test:

Quarter 4 Vocab test

 

Fat Kid Rules The World-K.L. Going

Facetious (adj)-Humorous Ex: People describe him as a facetious person, but he really isn’t that funny

Stifle (vb)-To hold somebody back Ex: They are always stifling me, not letting me have a chance in the play

Agonize (vb)-Suffering in mental or emotional pain Ex: He constantly agonizes over the smallest details

Appal (vb)-Struck with disgust Ex: Ms. Bevear is appaled by the 7th graders who are always screaming in the halls behaviour

Intuit (vb)-To have a strong sense of intuition Ex: Chefs can have a str

Disdainful (adj)-Unlikable Ex: Natto is very disdainful because it taste horrible, even to the Japanese.

Fluster (adj)-Surprised Ex: When Benny saw Isabella and she said, “hi,” he was flustered by her attention since he has a crush on her. (JKKKK)

Nauseated (adj)-Queasy (feeling sick) like your about to vomit Ex: When I glanced at the old cheese that has been sitting on the side walk for at least a century I began to feel nauseated.

Arbitrary (adj)-

Muses (n)-In Greek Mythology they were the Gods of music and dance

Denizen (n)-A region where a specific species whether its an animal, plant, or person lives in

Debilitate (vb)-To make someone weaker Ex: The stomach virus makes people more debilitated

Ritalin (n)-Medication with those who have ADHD

Endearing (adj)-Something cute that can be described as adorable or loveable Ex: Many of my friends think that my two little brothers are endearing when in reality they are evil

Incapacitate (vb)-To make it unable to do a certain action Ex: My foot injury incapacitated me from playing lacrosse

 

Slob-Ellen Potter

Unperturbed (adj)-Calm and not nervous Ex: I’m not very unperturbed when it comes to tests

Eclectic (adj)-Selecting what seems to be the best of something Ex: My sister is very eclectic when it comes to buffets and eating foods

Incessantly (advb)-Describes actions as without interruption Ex: I wish I could do homework incessantly, but there are so many distractions around me

Consolation (n)-Comfort Ex: Although my dad didn’t are you smarter than a fifth grader as a consolation prize he got a popcorn machine

Solace (n)-Something that comforts you Ex: When I was younger my teddy bear was like my solace because whenever I got scared I use to hug it, which made me feel better

Revelation (n)-Revealing the truth or something that surprises you Ex: The revelation that a celebrity is a homosexual might shock people and be put onto the news.

Vigil (n)-The period of time where you usually have to go to sleep, but your awake. Usually to watch something or to look for prey. Ex: My mom’s vigil of watching my Grandfather’s casket lasted for only half the night.

Jilt (vb)-To reject or break up a romantic relationship Ex: The man jilted the stalker who fell in love with him because she was so creepy

Consternation (n)-The feeling of distress or anxiety Ex: Consternation arose from the students as Mr. Tibbits announced five more math summatives to come during the last week of school.

Beseeching (vb)-To beg with urgency Ex: Grace beseeched Benny to ask Isabella to the dance.