Warm-ups, 2nd 6 weeks

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WARM-UPS, 2 ND 6 WEEKS
Pre-AP English I, 2013-2014
Warm-up #1
Knight’s tale summary
10/07/13
Please summarize “The Knight’s Tale” in
FIVE sentences (No more). Be sure that your first
sentence identifies the title and author (Chaucer), and
that the last sentence tells how the story ends.
Warm-up #2
Future me!
10/08/13
Imagine the most exciting future for yourself (Realistic or
not). Then, write a brief scene in which the future you is
doing something very exciting! Make sure you include sensory
detail (5 senses), and don’t tell the reader who you are or
what you do, let us discover it through your writing!
Warm-up #3
“Commander” Mitty Analysis
10/09/13
READ :
Please re-read through paragraph one of “The Secret Life
of Walter Mitty” (TSLOWM).
Write:
Then identify at least 3 adjectives that describe the captain.
For each one, find and write the text evidence that gave you
that idea. Be prepared to share!
Warm-up #4
Vocab TEKS
10/17/13
Read:
The following is a list of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
(TEKS) for English I that can be seen when students complete
a set of vocabulary sentences.
Write each one in your own words:
1.1 E Use a dictionary or thesaurus to determine or confirm
the meaning of words.
1.1-A Use and understand the function of parts of speech in
writing
1.17-C Use a variety of correctly structured sentences (Simple,
compound, complex, etc.)
1.13 Revise drafts to improve sentence variety after rethinking
Warm-up #5
Vocab synonyms
10/18/13
In aVocabulary,
minute you
will
screen a list of
Weeks
7-8 find on this
Synonyms
your antiseptic,
vocabulary
words for weeks 7-8. Also, you
bedlam,
abundant, agitated, beneath,
will
find
a
list
of
synonyms.
Please
consider
boisterous, cheerio, derisive,
chaos,
charming, cheery,
each synonym and find its
matching
disdainful, disengage,
vocabulary word.
ciao, continuous, decay,
distraught, ebb, interminable,
Write down eachderisive,
synonym
pair! ebb,
disarrange,
intermittent, jovial, overshoe,
pandemonium,
gear, habit, irritable,
**Vocabulary
Test
on
Monday.
paraphernalia, petulant,
mocking, occasional, rowdy,
profuse, rakish, regress,
sober, tendency, tertiary,
tousle, underfoot
ruckus, serious, sterilizer,
third, withdraw, work boot
Warm-up #6
APES and restating
10/24/13
Restating: Take out your apes notes
Example Question: What is the capital of the state of Texas?
Example Answer: The Capital of the state
of Texas is _____________.
Question 2:
Consider the significance of the title “The Secret
Life of Walter Mitty” in relation to the story.
What is one way that the title is significant?
Answer (2)(Please write a one sentence SET-UP
to answer this question. Look at the example, use
a blank in place of the actual answer)
Warm-up #7
Adjective clause story
10/30/13
Read: The story you have been handed.
Think: about what really happened in this story.
With your seat partner, brainstorm a scenario
which would make the ending make sense.
Write: Then, together, create this scenario using
adjective clauses! (See handout)
**Remember that adjective clauses begin with relative
pronouns (that, which, whom, who, whose) or Relative
Adjectives (where, when, why).
Warm-up #8
TV Facts and figures
10/31/13
Read through the handout on
“Facts and figures about our T.V. habits”
Write a paragraph in which you discuss the HANDOUT.
Here are some ideas (which you may use, or not!)
• What fact or figure was the most interesting to you? In what
way?
• Do you think about TV viewing differently after reading
through this sheet?
• What would a “Facts and figures about our cell phone/internet
habits” look like? Which is the bigger issue in 2013?
Warm-up #9
Vocab practice
11/13/13
I have ____ this burden longer than I thought possible. I want
____ from the man that has done me wrong. It is time for him
to grow up and ____ the unthinkable act he has committed.
With the cross I have borne all this time, all I desperately want
is ____ from the weight of this. His ____ sin has ____ me to
the path of life I no longer wish to lead. My anger towards his
unthinkable act as well as his inability to make amends allows
the opportunity for me to fantasize about his ____.
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