Week 30 March 25-29

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Language Arts
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Week 30
March 25-29
Monday March 25
1st period
determining meaning in context
It was a cool, sunny day that was slowly turning overcast as our caravan of eight canoes floated down the Snake River. I was on vacation with a
friend whose father’s company was meeting at a nearby resort. Divided among the eight canoes were my friend and I, my friend’s parents and
sisters, three other families, and three couples.
The meaning of the underlined word caravan can be interpreted to mean:
a. a large care package sent for a holiday
b. a large van used to transport people
c. a gathering or line up of numerous vehicles traveling together
d. a type of orange eaten in South Africa
2nd period
determining meaning in context
We all departed for the Sunriver Marina for a trip that usually takes about three to five hours. We were to be picked up at a rendezvous point some
several miles downstream; however, we would not make it that far.
The meaning of the underlined word rendezvous can be interpreted to mean:
a. to break down
b. an agreement to meet at a specific time and place
c. a scrap of metal
d. an edition of a magazine that occurs twice yearly
3rd period determining meaning in context
As the group headed downstream, there was jovial canoe crashing and some spirited water fights. In time, certain members of the fleet became
restless. Matt and I in one canoe, and a young couple with a three-year-old girl in another canoe decided to go ahead of the others. Our cane and
the canoe carrying the family paddled onward until we were out of sight of the rest of the group.
The meaning of the underlined word jovial can be interpreted to mean:
a. joyful, playful
b. caused by Jupiter
c. gloomy
d. violent, damaging
4th period
determining meaning in context
As we skimmed over the water, we noticed the skies growing darker. Before long, a light drizzle began to put a damper on our trip. Not only were we
getting wet, we knew our supplies were getting soaked too. Fifty yards downstream of Matt and me, the couple with the child decided to cover the
canoe with some spare clothing to prevent it from getting wet. In the process, their canoe tipped over, dumping everything in it---supplies and
people—into the river. At first sight, it was somewhat amusing to see things being tossed into the river. Our amusement was cut short, however, by
screams from the mother crying for her ‘baby.’ In a fraction of a second, the mood changed drastically.
The meaning of the underlined word phrase “put a damper on” can be interpreted to mean:
a. to celebrate wildly
b. to diminish an individual’s excitement to the point of depression and decay
c. to cause disappointment
d. to drench completely within seconds
5th period
determining meaning in context
As Matt and I paddled frantically to catch up to the overturned canoe, I noticed an empty life preserver floating on our side of the canoe, opposite the
parents. It was the one the three-year-old girl had been wearing. I jumped into the water, nearly tipping over our own canoe. I was grateful for my
years of swimming on school and county teams, although I’d never been in a pool as cold as this river.
The meaning of the underlined word frantically can be interpreted to mean:
a. orange peels
b. desperate, wild
c. slowly, deliberately
d. creating a diversion
6th period
determining meaning in context
As I raced to the overturned canoe, Matt paddled over to pick up the mother. The father had already reached the shore. I could only see several feet
ahead of me as I swam underwater toward the life preserver. The girl was almost directly under it when I grabbed her and pulled her up to the
water’s surface. She was cold and shaking, but I was relieved when she started to cry. I knew I wouldn’t have to use my CPR training after all.
The meaning of the underlined word relieved can be interpreted to mean:
a. to turn against someone
b. to ease or alleviate pain, distress, anxiety
c. fallen leaves
d. to feel upset and angry
7th period
determining meaning in context
On shore, some campers had already given the father a blanket and had a first-aid kit ready. Both the mother and her daughter were suffering from
mild shock, but luckily that was the extent of their injuries. As I sat shivering in front of the fire, I thought of how quickly things had changed from fun
to chaos, and how close at hand tragedy had been.
The meaning of the underlined word extent can be interpreted to mean:
a. a former relative
b. the degree to which someone or something is determined
c. delving into a new realm of medical technology
d. a navigational tool to direct boats with
Answers for Monday March 25
1st
c. a gathering or line up of numerous vehicles traveling together
2nd
b. an agreement to meet at a specific time and place
3rd
a. joyful, playful
4th
c. to cause disappointment
5th
b. desperate, wild
6th
b. to ease or alleviate pain, distress, anxiety
7th
B—degree to which someone or something is determined
Tuesday March 26
1st period
Use the passage to answer the following question
1) It was a cool, sunny day that was slowly turning overcast as our caravan of eight canoes floated down the Snake River. I was on vacation with a
friend whose father’s company was meeting at a nearby resort. Divided among the eight canoes were my friend and I, my friend’s parents and
sisters, three other families, and three couples.
2) We all departed for the Sunriver Marina for a trip that usually takes about three to five hours. We were to be picked up at a rendezvous point some
several miles downstream; however, we would not make it that far.
3) As the group headed downstream, there was jovial canoe crashing and some spirited water fights. In time, certain members of the fleet became
restless. Matt and I in one canoe, and a young couple with a three-year-old girl in another canoe decided to go ahead of the others. Our cane and
the canoe carrying the family paddled onward until we were out of sight of the rest of the group.
4) As we skimmed over the water, we noticed the skies growing darker. Before long, a light drizzle began to put a damper on our trip. Not only were
we getting wet, we knew our supplies were getting soaked too. Fifty yards downstream of Matt and me, the couple with the child decided to cover the
canoe with some spare clothing to prevent it from getting wet. In the process, their canoe tipped over, dumping everything in it---supplies and
people—into the river. At first sight, it was somewhat amusing to see things being tossed into the river. Our amusement was cut short, however, by
screams from the mother crying for her ‘baby.’ In a fraction of a second, the mood changed drastically.
5) As Matt and I paddled frantically to catch up to the overturned canoe, I noticed an empty life preserver floating on our side of the canoe, opposite
the parents. It was the one the three-year-old girl had been wearing. I jumped into the water, nearly tipping over our own canoe. I was grateful for my
years of swimming on school and county teams, although I’d never been in a pool as cold as this river.
6) As I raced to the overturned canoe, Matt paddled over to pick up the mother. The father had already reached the shore. I could only see several
feet ahead of me as I swam underwater toward the life preserver. The girl was almost directly under it when I grabbed her and pulled her up to the
water’s surface. She was cold and shaking, but I was relieved when she started to cry. I knew I wouldn’t have to use my CPR training after all.
7)On shore, some campers had already given the father a blanket and had a first-aid kit ready. Both the mother and her daughter were suffering
from mild shock, but luckily that was the extent of their injuries. As I sat shivering in front of the fire, I thought of how quickly things had changed from
fun to chaos, and how close at hand tragedy had been.
Which sentence from the selection best foreshadows, or gives a hint about, the events that follow it?
a) We were to be picked up at a rendezvous point some several miles downstream; however, we would not make it that far.
b) As the group headed downstream, there was jovial canoe crashing and some spirited water fights.
c) Not only were we getting wet, we knew our supplies were getting soaked too.
d) Our canoe and the canoe carrying the family paddled onward until we were out of sight of the rest of the group.
2nd period
Use the passage to answer the following question
What is the theme of this reading passage?
a) small children shouldn’t be in canoes
b) canoeing groups should stay together
c) only good swimmers should jump in rivers
d)life can change very suddenly
3rd period
Use the passage to answer the following question
What caused the narrator to jump into the water?
a) hearing the mother’s cries for her child
b) seeing the canoe tip over
c) getting pushed in during a water fight
d) seeing the empty life preserver
4th period
Use the passage to answer the following question
Based on the events in this selection, what can the reader infer about canoes?
a) They can hold several people.
b) They are fast in the water.
c) They can be easily overturned.
d) They all carry life preservers.
5th period
Use the passage to answer the following question
Which words best describe the action in the following sentence?
“As the group headed downstream, there was jovial canoe crashing and some spirited water fights.”
a. competitive and daring
b. rough and dangerous
c. friendly and playful
6th period
d. fierce and hurtful
Use the passage to answer the following question
What kind of writing is this selection?
a. informational
7th period
b. narrative
c. persuasive
d. how-to essay
Use the passage to answer the following question
Which title would be most appropriate for the selection?
a. The Vacation
b. The Rescue
c. The Canoes
d. The Weather
Answers for Tuesday March 26
1st
a---however, we would not make it that far---foreshadows something will occur to prevent them
2nd
d—life can change very suddenly---shows how in an instant everything can change through example in story;
3rd
d—seeing the empty life preserver---order of the story, that was element when he dove in
4th
c—they can be easily overturned—example of how fast it happened in the story
5th
c—friendly and playful—they were having fun; not being mean
6th
b—narrative---author sharing a personal story
7th
b—the Rescue; describes the main event that occurred in the story
Wednesday March 27
1st period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
Meriwether Lewis is justly famous for his expedition into the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and beyond.
Few people know of his contributions to natural science
2nd period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
Lewis had been well trained by scientists in Philadelphia prior to his expection.
He was a curious man by nature.
3rd period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
President Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis convinced Congress to raise money for the expedition. They worked together.
4th period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
President Jefferson believed that the headwaters of the Missouri reached all the way to the Canadian border.
He also believed that meant he could claim all that land for the United States.
5th period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
He studied the biological and natural sciences.
He learned how to categorize and draw animals accurately.
6th period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
In Philadelphia, Lewis learned to chart the movement of the stars.
He also learned to analyze their movements with mathematical precision.
7th period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
Lewis and Clark recruited some of their adventurers from river-town bars.
They also used recruits from various military outposts.
Answers for Wednesday March 27
1st
Meriwether Lewis is justly famous for his expedition into the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and beyond, but few people know of his
contributions to natural science.
2nd
Lewis had been well trained by scientists in Philadelphia prior to his expedition, and he was a curious man by nature.
3rd
Working together, President Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis convinced Congress to raise money for the expedition.
4th
President Jefferson believed that the headwaters of the Missouri might reach all the way to the Canadian border and that he could claim
all that land for the United States.
5th
He studied the biological and natural sciences and learned how to categorize and draw animals accurately
6th
In Philadelphia, Lewis learned to chart and analyze the movement of the stars with mathematical precision. OR — In Philadelphia, Lewis
learned to chart the stars and analyze their movements with mathematical precision.
7th
Lewis and Clark recruited their adventurers from river-town bars and various military outposts.
Thursday March 28
1st period
piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
Which piece/peace of the essay did you decide to edit, Carlos?
2nd period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
William Clark was not officially granted the rank of captain prior to the expedition's departure.
Captain Lewis more or less ignored this technicality and treated Clark as his equal in authority and rank.
3rd period
piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
Jacob and Maria went to a rally at the capitol for world piece/peace.
4th period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
The explorers approached the headwaters of the Missouri.
They discovered, to their horror, that the Rocky Mountain range stood between them and their goal, a passage to the Pacific.
5th period
sentence combining
Combine the following two sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
Captain Lewis allowed his men to make important decisions in a democratic manner.
This democratic attitude fostered a spirit of togetherness and commitment on the part of Lewis's fellow explorers.
6th period
piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
I think Alecia and Misael both want a piece/peace of the birthday cake, Erin.
7th period
piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
Shantel and Valencia helped their friend Kimberly find a way to make piece/peace with her brother for taking Kimberly’s money from her wallet.
Answers for Thursday March 28
1st
piece
2nd period
Although William Clark was not officially granted the rank of captain prior to the expedition's departure, Captain Lewis more or
less ignored this technicality and treated Clark as his equal in authority and rank.
3rd
peace
4th
As the explorers approached the headwaters of the Missouri, they discovered, to their horror, that the Rocky Mountain range stood
between them and their goal, a passage to the Pacific.
5th
Allowing his men to make important decisions in a democratic manner, Lewis fostered a spirit of togetherness and commitment
among his fellow explorers.
6th
piece
7th
peace
Friday March 29
1st period
sentence combining
Combine the following sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
The expeditionary force was completely out of touch with their families for over two years.
They put their faith entirely in Lewis and Clark's leadership.
They never once rebelled against their authority.
2nd period piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
The government stated that piece/peace talks have broken down over the issue of nuclear arms.
3rd period
sentence combining
Combine the following sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
Lewis's fame and fortune was virtually guaranteed by his exploits.
Lewis disappointed the entire world by inexplicably failing to publish his journals.
4th period
piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
I don’t think Omar and Noe are going to find many pieces/peaces left of that pizza if you keep eating, Reynaldo.
5th period
piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
Lexus wanted to demonstrate how one piece/peace of the earth’s atmosphere can be tainted by carbon emissions and pollution for her science
project.
6th period
piece/peace review
Select the correct word usage in the following sentence
Cindy and Evangeline are going to put together piece/peace talks for their history project, while Valencia is going to pick a piece/peace of the famous
treaty and write a report about it.
7th period
sentence combining
Combine the following sentences into one, using all of the information and creating a clear, concise sentence.
Lewis's long journey was finally completed.
His men in the Corps of Discovery were dispersed.
Lewis died a few years later on his way back to Washington, D.C., completely alone.
Answers for Friday March 29
1st
Completely out of touch with their families for over two years, the men of the expedition put their faith in Lewis and Clark's leadership
and never once rebelled against their authority.
2nd
peace
3rd
His fame and fortune virtually guaranteed by his exploits, Lewis disappointed the entire world by inexplicably failing to publish his
journals.
4th
pieces
5th
piece
6th
peace; piece
7th
His long journey completed and his men in the Corps of Discovery dispersed, Lewis died a few years later on his way back to
Washington, D.C., completely alone.
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