Monday, April 29, 2013

Ch. 13 "Say, Mean, Matter"

Annemarie is courageous when she says, “I will take it… I know the way and it’s almost light now. I can run like the wind.” Her mama confirms her courage when she asks, “Annemarie, do you understand how dangerous this is?” (pg. 89)
This means that Annemarie cares about the Rosens because she is willing to risk her own life to get the package to Uncle Henrik. This means that Annemarie is very brave because she is aware of the danger but she still goes on the mission. Annemarie’s courage has developed throughout the novel, and although she still doesn’t know everything, she’s willing.
Annemarie’s courage matters to the characters because if the Nazis catch the Rosens leaving to Sweden with Uncle Henrik, they might all be killed. Her action shows that the bond of friendship can require you to risk your life if you’re willing. The package might be a map showing where they’re going to go, and if the Nazis manage to take the package they might find out where they’re going and track them down.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CST Prep: Using Punctuation for a Purpose

Name of Punctuation Mark
Purpose and Example
The Comma

-reminds the reader to pause (or take a breath)
-in a compound sentence, a comma comes before the conjunction
example: I went to the movies, and then I went to the beach.

F Example: I was happy, for I won the Spelling Bee.
A Example: I went to the beach, and then I went to the park.
N Example: The struggle did not end, nor did it lessen.
B Example: I went to the movies, but Ricardo went to the park.
O Example: Do you want to go to the movies, or do you want to     go swimming?
Y Example: I like Takis, yet I like Hot Cheetos more.
S Example: I studied for the C.S.T., so I got an advanced.
-used to start a business letter after the salutation

To Whom This May Concern:

-used to start a list in a sentence
I like the following students: Pico, Poci, and Piko.

- to combine two closely related sentences

Alexis was playing at the beach; his mom was making lunch.

Monday, April 15, 2013

NBS Vocab Set 2

I will skim the text of Ch. 5-10, locate words I don’t know, and investigate to figure out their meanings to create Number the Stars Vocab Set 2.

Number the Stars Vocab Set 2
request (verb)
to ask
When the bus stops, it says “Stop Requested.”
scornfully (adverb)

scornful (adjective)
to disrespect or to show an attitude toward someone you think is less than you
My mom was being scornful toward me when I was trying to help.
embroider (verb)

to decorate with needle work
… visible below the hem of an embroidered dress.

My shirt is embroidered with our school logo.
seldom (adverb or adjective)
rare or unlikely
It’s very seldom Uriel is quiet.
ration (noun and a verb)
a fixed amount (like a quota)
They had dared to use the strictly rationed electricity.
reluctant (adjective)

reluctantly (adverb)
not sure
Finally, he nodded his head reluctantly, but he was struggling.

Number the Stars Vocab Set 2: Period 1 and 4

I will skim the text of Ch. 6-10, locate words I don’t know, and investigate to figure out their meanings to create Number the Stars Vocab Set 2.

Number the Stars Vocab Set 2
imperious (adjective)
dramatic, arrogant, or overly proud
Ellen stood on tip-toes again, and made an imperious gesture…
seldom (adverb)
not often; rare
It’s seldom to find Big Foot.
sulky (adjective)
angrily silent
I was sulky when my sister got to drive in a race car with my dad and I didn’t.
institution (noun)
an organization or foundation; a group of people who work for a mission
If you told the Nazis you were the Dark Queen, they’d haul you off to a mental institution.
dubiously (adverb)
dubious (adjective)
showing doubt or uncertainty
I was dubious when my dad said he bought a fourth car.
ease (verb)
ease (noun)
to do something carefully and quietly; easiness
Annemarie eased her bedroom door closed silently.
desperately (adverb)

desperate (adjective)
needing or doing something with urgency or pressure
I was desperately waiting for my aunt to come to Las Vegas.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Making W.A.R. Comments

Types of W.A.R. Comments

Type of W.A.R. Comment
Good Example
(What I Do Want to Do)
Bad Example (What I Need to Avoid)
Making Connections
I can relate the way the Nazis treated the Jews, to the way that some police officers treat immigrants (pg. 5)
I can relate to Ellen because one time I was scared.

Tip: Try to connect the book to another source, and then explain in detail how they connect.
Why are Annemarie and Ellen’s mothers drinking fake coffee instead of real coffee? (pg. 7)
Why is Ellen scared of the Nazi?

Tip: Don’t ask questions that are obvious
Speaking to Characters
Peter, how did Annemarie’s sister die? (pg. 33)
Kirsti, I have a yellow dress too.

Tip: Connect to characters in a way that will help you understand what’s happening in the novel.
Putting Yourself in the Character’s Shoes
If I were Ellen, I would be very worried about my family’s future. (pg. 44)
If I were Ellen, I’d be sad.

Tip: Be detailed and explain yourself
Wondering on Paper
I wonder if Ellen would end up going to a concentration camp (pg. 77)
I wonder why Ellen’s name was Ellen.

Tip: Only wonder things that can eventually be figured out by reading the novel.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Number the Stars Chapters 1-5 Vocabulary Period 3

Number the Stars (N.T.S.) Vocabulary Ch. 1-5
Word and Word Part
Definition in My Own Words
Copy the sentence from the novel with the word in it
stocky (adjective)
short and strong-looking
She was a stocky ten-year-old, unlike lanky Annemarie.
to prod (verb)
to poke or jab
He prodded the corner of her backpack with the stock of his rifle.
sneer (verb)
to show a lack of respect by making a face
He seemed to be sneering
rucksack (noun)
similar to a backpack
Ellen hesitated, then nodded and shifted her rucksack of books against her shoulders.
hoodlum (noun)
a gangster or a criminal who commits acts of violence
You look hoodlums when you run.
motionless (adjective)
not to move at all; to freeze
Annemarie was motionless on the sidewalk a few blocks behind them.

Number the Stars Ch. 1-5 Vocabulary Period 1

Number the Stars Vocabulary Chapters 1-5

Definition in my Own Words
Write the sentence that includes the word
hoodlum (noun)
thug, or a person who might commit a crime
You look like a hoodlum when you run.
rucksack (noun)
backpack or a bag
Ellen nodded and shifted her own rucksack of books against her shoulder.
stocky (adjective)
having a big, muscular build (way your body is)
She was a stocky ten year old unlike lanky Annemarie.
residential (adjective)
suitable for living in as a house rather than being a business
Two girls were off racing along the residential sidewalk.
sabotage (verb)
planning to ruin something or someone
… News of sabotage against the Nazis.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Holocaust Vocabulary

Definition In Words That Make Sense
Sentence and Picture

Holocaust (proper noun)
the killing of 6,000,000 Jews and other people by Hitler and the Nazis
-Picture of a Nazi killing many people

Many Jews escaped the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a really bad time for the Jews.

genocide (noun)
a planned out killing of a whole group of people that share a culture or religion
Genocide is the worst cause of racism there is.

In genocide, you are killed because of your beliefs or your culture.

Nazi (proper noun)
people that followed Hitler who disliked Jews (and anyone who wasn’t White)

anti-Semitism (proper noun)

anti-Semitistic (proper adjective)
the hatred of Jews
Macintosh HD:Users:socialstudiesteacher:Desktop:Unknown-1.jpegSwastika = sign of the Nazis and anti-Semitism

agenda (noun)
a well thought out plan
Many people believe that Osama Bin Laden had an agenda to crash planes into the Twin Towers.

segregation (noun)

segregate (verb)
separation based on skin color or beliefs
Picture of separate schools for Whites and others/ drinking fountains/ Whites and Blacks separated.

harass (verb)
Stop harassing me!

scapegoat (noun)
person blamed for something they didn’t do
Hitler used Jews as scapegoats for the money problems in Germany.

Today, immigrants are used as scapegoats for the money problems in the U.S. People say, “The immigrants are taking our jobs.”

quota (noun)
a defined number of people
Picture of a certain number of people
ghetto (noun)
an area of the city where Jews were forced to live; not a nice place; very controlled by the military
Picture of a not nice place to live.

resistance (noun)
a group of people who fight against who is in power
Picture of people protesting.

concentration camps (noun)
a camp Jews were sent to be murdered, or to do hard work for the Nazis
Picture of big grave of people, or a Jew doing hard work.