October 8 - 12

E10 A - Week 6

Monday, October 8

  • vocab warm-up:
  • Latin Roots I (24 words):
  • root: STRING or STRICT: to bind or to draw tight
  • 1. astringent, adj. – 1. shrinking the tissues and slowing the flow of blood by drawing together the blood vessels. 2. stern; austere
      • noun. – 1. substance that shrinks tissues and slows blood flow 2. a harsh comment or argument
  • 2. constrict, v- draw together; bind
  • 3. restrict, v. – keep within limits; confine
  • 4. stricture, n. – 1. adverse criticism (literally, “tightening”); censure 2. a restriction on a person’s activities


Plan for Wednesday

  • arrive 8:30
  • bring:
    • picture ID
    • 2 pencils (not mechanical)
    • scientific calculator
    • snack
    • book of choice to read when you're done
  • this test that doesn't count for National Merit scholarships
    • does count for meeting Essential Skills in reading and math
  • Look at beginning of Language section of practice PSAT
    • use your copy
    • or get a copied copy (!)
  • Short story - elements of fiction

Tuesday, October 9

  • vocab warm-up:
  • 5. stringent, adj. – strict (literally, “binding tight); rigid; severe

VOR: eat greedily

  • 6. carnivore, n. – flesh-eating animal
  • 7. devour, v. – 1. eat greedily or ravenously. 2. seize upon and destroy
  • 8. herbivore, n. – plant-eating animal


  • Rooms for tomorrow
    • find your last name on the chart
    • sophomores are all in the science wing or math rooms upstairs


  • Library trip:
    • Select book for next 3 weeks
    • maybe 150 - 200 pp.? (pp. = pages)


Plan for Wednesday

  • arrive 8:30
  • bring:
    • picture ID
    • 2 pencils (not mechanical)
    • scientific calculator
    • snack
    • book of choice to read when you're done

Wednesday, October 10

  • Latin Roots II - more vocab!
  • 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.
  • Read
    • log pages
  • Book talks - including:
    • title and author
    • setting
    • characters
    • conflict
    • don't give away anything important!
  • Drawing settings!
    • 1 from OM&M
    • 2 from your chosen book
    • include:
      • time - somehow
      • details
      • at least one character
      • 4 colors

Thursday, October 11

Friday, October 12