Monday, October 30

  • vocab warm-up:
  • 5. contortionist, n. – person who can twist his or her body into odd postures.
  • 6. retort – 1. v. - reply quickly or sharply in kind(to “twist back “); 2. n. – a witty, cutting reply.
  • VICT (VINC): conquer, show conclusively
  • 7. convict - 1. v. – prove to be guilty; 2. n. – person serving a prison sentence.
  • 8. evict, v. – to expel by a legal process; to oust
  • Start Of Mice and Men movie
  • sub: Mrs. Donohue

Tuesday, October 31

  • vocab warm-up:

  • Special for p. 3 - words 1 - 4 from Friday

  • TORT (TORS): twist
    1. torture – 1. n. – anguish of mind or body; 2. v. – to cause anguish of mind or body; to twist or wrench
    2. torturous, adj. – causing torture, painfully slow or difficult
    3. torque – 1. n. – the force used to cause something to rotate(Also a noun meaning a twisted band of precious metal worn by ancient Gauls and Britons); 2. v. – to rotate or twist
    4. tortuous, adj. – twisty, windy, and difficult; not straightforward.

  • 9. evince, v. – show clearly; disclose

  • 10. invincible, adj. – incapable of being conquered

  • 11. vanquish, v. – to over come in battle; to conquer


    FRACT (FRAG): break

  • 12. fraction, n. – part of a whole


  • Movie making

    • no CGI, just messing with our heads

  • Continue movie

Wednesday, November 1

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 13. fractious, adj. – apt to break out into a passion; irritable. Ex.: Pearl had a fractious personality.

  • 14. fragile, adj. – easily broken; frail; delicate.

  • 15. infraction, n. – violation; breach, ex.: an infraction of the rules

  • 16. refract, v. – bend (literally “break back”) a ray of light from a straight course (also a wave of heat or sound, etc.)

  • look at good essays

  • get essays back

    • We have many more opportunities to earn points!

  • Finish movie - p. 3 & 5

  • Robert Burns poem "To a Mouse"

  • Post-movie writing assignment:

    • in-class essay tomorrow

    • 25 points

Thursday, November 2

  • in-class essay
    • 25 points
    • due at end of class

Friday, November 3

  • vocab warm-up:

  • OMNI; all, every, everywhere

  • 17. omnibus – 1. adj. – covering many things at once (ex.: an omnibus bill in the legislature; 2. n. – a bus; a book containing many works by the same author.

  • 18. omnipotent, adj. – unlimited in power; almighty.

  • 19. omnipresent, adj. – present everywhere at the same time.

  • 20. omniscient, adj. – knowing everything.


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