Crossing my arms tightly; I squeezed my shoulders until my knuckles turned white. I wasn’t going to cry. I wasn’t going to let him do this to me again. Breathe, Breathe, Breathe. I had to find the strength to fight him this time. I couldn’t let him hurt me anymore. I pulled back my shoulders, stood a little taller, lifted my chin, and then reached out my trembling hand to touch the ...
Think about human nature. Read the prompt at the bottom of the image below and create a short story. Use your knowledge of human nature, other stories you have read, and world experiences to create a new perspective. Change this to 1st person perspective. 2 pages. (* Remember a short story has only one main conflict.)
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Create a short story based on the 7 point short story structure. Begin by filling out #1-7. Then begin writing your story. Assignment Twist: story must include the line, "...but if anyone asks, tell them we're fine." Underline this line in the story. Story should be a minimum of one full page not including the 7 point story structure. Have fun with this. Think beyond what is typical and ordinary.
Directions: Select the boldface word that better completes each sentence. You might refer to your Reading 4 to see how most of these words are used in context. Number your paper 1-25 and write only the word.
1. Scientists have concluded that a sudden catastrophe (expunged, converged) dinosaurs from the face of the earth.
2. Instead of blaming a (malevolent, invulnerable) fate for your failures, why not look for the causes within yourself?
3. The critic recognized the book's faults but dismissed them as (uncanny, venial) in view of the author's overall achievement.
4. Instead of making an informed guess, why not (ascertain, esteem) exactly how many students are going on the trip to Washington?
5. Though the journey seemed interminable, I knew that it was (cogent, finite) and that I would soon be home.
6. When I splattered paint on my art teacher, I tried to appear (nonchalant, malevolent) but succeeded only in looking horrified.
7. Vast wealth, elegant clothes, and a (finite, supercilious) manner may make a snob, but they do no of themselves make a person a true gentleman or lady.
8. At first, the two candidates were n disagreement on every issue, but as the campaign went on, their opinions seemed to (dispersed, converge).
9. When I found myself flushed with anger, I realized that I was not so (scrupulous, invulnerable) to their bitter sarcasm as I had thought I was!
10. Her bright, optimistic manner did much to (ascertain, disperse) the atmosphere of gloom that had settled over the meeting.
11. Lincoln said, "If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and (esteem, attainment)."
12. Though you forgot my birthday, and I did not receive a gift or card, it was a (venial, scrupulous) mistake and I shall forgive you.
13. When I walked into the abandoned house, I had this (malevolent, uncanny) feeling that someone was watching me.
14. Though the couple have spent years studying African history, they do not claim to be (omniscient, cogent) in that field.
15. We were overjoyed when we heard our university was going to invite an (invulnerable, esteemed) author and playwright to speak at our commencement.
16. It seemed unimaginable that when I look at the night sky, the number of stars is actually (finite, omniscient).
17. There are so many different factors involved in an energy crisis that no single measure can be expected to serve as a(n) (panacea, attainment).
18. Nothing he may (expunge, bequeath) to the next generation can be more precious than the memory of his long life of honorable public service.
19. She is the kind of person who has many (attainments, panaceas) but seems unable to put them to any practical use.
20. The newspaper revealed that the city's chief building inspector was (omniscient, affiliated) with a large construction company.
21. Is it true that some dogs have a(n) (uncanny, nonchalant) sense of the approach of death?
22. I found your criticism of my conduct unpleasant, but I had to admit that our remarks were (venial, cogent).
23. The reform candidate vowed to root out the corruption that (skulked, bequeathed) through the corridors of City Hall.
24. As a member of the grand jury, it is your duty to be (scrupulous, supercilious) in weighing every bit of evidence.
25. A large crowd (ascertained, converged) on the mall to buy the latest gadget.
Synonyms: Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Number your paper 1-10 and write only the word.
1. no easy solution for the problems of aging
2. an eerie tale of the supernatural
3. must determine who is responsible
4. crept around in the shadows of the old warehouse
5. handed down their knowledge to their apprentices
6. the realization of a cherished dream
7. a quantifiable amount of rainfall
8. an indifferent shrug of the shoulders
9. resistant to normal wear and tear
10. needed to delete out-of-date files
Antonyms: Choose the word from this unit that is most or nearly opposite in meaning to the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line. Use a dictionary if necessary. Number your paper 1-5 and write only the response.
1. a fretful attitude
2. an endless supply of fresh water
3. an attempt to create a financial file
4. sought comfort in her affliction
5. a cat that sped across the lawn
Completing the sentence: From the words in this unit, choose the one that best completes each of the following sentences. Number your paper 1-20 and write only the response.
1. When the candidate admitted openly that he had been mistaken in some of his earlier policies, we ______________ him more highly than ever.
2. The screening committee investigated not only the candidates themselves but also the organizations with which they were __________________.
3. So long as we remained indoors, we were _________________ to the arctic blasts that swept down on our snowbound cabin.
4. Antibiotics were once considered wonder drugs, but we now know that they are not ___________ for all our physical ailments.
5. I knew the dean would accept my apology when she characterized my behavior as thoughtless but _____________.
6. Her election to Congress was the ________________ of a lifelong ambition.
7. Though I wanted to "let bygones be bygones," I found that I could not wholly _____________ the bitter memory of their behavior from my mind.
8. Before making our final plans, we should ___________ exactly how much money we will have for expenses.
9. Your ability to guess what I am thinking about at any given time is nothing short of _____________.
10. Because our natural resources are _________________ and by no means inexhaustible, we must learn to conserve them.
11. In the opening scene of the horror film, a shadowy figure dressed in black _________________ through the graveyard in the moonlight.
12. The more knowledge and wisdom people acquire, the more keenly they become aware that no one is ________________.
13. Is there anyone in the world as __________________ as a senior who attends a mere sophomore class dance?
14. Only by paying ____________________ attention to innumerable details were the investigators able to piece together the cause of the accident.
15. In a situation that would have left me all but helpless with embarrassment, he remained cool and ___________________.
16. Isn't it remarkable how quickly a throng of sunbathers will pick up their belongings and ________________ when a few drops of rain fall?
17. If only parents could _________________ their hard-won practical wisdom and experience to their children!
18. When I saw the pain he caused others and the pleasure he took in doing so, I realized he was a truly _____________________ person.
19. Our representative offered one simple but ____________ argument against the proposal: It would raise the cost of living.
20. As we stood on the railway tracks looking off into the distance, the rails seemed to ______________ and meet at some far-off point.
Students - your assignments will be due when I return so please hold onto them.
Reminder of what will be due.
1.Flash Cards Greek 5 (should have been turned in Tuesday) Greek Final moved from Friday to next Tuesday. We will review on Monday with Greek Survivor.
2. Academic Vocabulary Unit 4, 10-20. Word-Definition 2 antonyms 2 synonyms (spelling counts)
3. Fill-in the blank Unit 4 (Below)- do during 7:45-8:30am class & AR test !!!!
4. Writing Words in Action Essay- Wednesday Literature Class.
Thursday & Friday assignments will be posted here accordingly. Behave yourself and work hard in class so you will not have too much homework. Do not procrastinate!
Writing: Words in Action
Suppose you would like financial support for an intellectual, artistic, or social endeavor. Perhaps you'd like to design a community center, compose music, start a company, create a new computer application, or write and direct a film. Write a letter of proposal to a prospective patron, attempting to persuade him or her to support the project you have in mind. Present specific and convincing examples from the Vocabulary Reading Unit 4, "Patronage of the Arts: Help or Hindrance?", your own studies, and observations. Write at least three paragraphs with a minimum of 8-12 sentences each. Use 5 words from this vocabulary unit.
Directions: Use your academic vocabulary words from Unit 4 to fill-in the blanks. Number your paper and make sure you spell the words correctly!!
1. The judge ordered the remarks _________________ from the record.
2. Being __________________ with a well-known law firm is often an important first step on the way to a successful political career.
3. Few people will make enough money in their lifetime to be in a position to _____________________ a fortune to their heirs.
4. The television coverage resumed as soon as the delegates _______________ on the hall to hear the keynote speaker's address.
5. When a scuffle broke out, the commissioner ordered the police to __________the crowd.
6. We need to __________________ what it will cost to remodel our kitchen.
7. A group of legal scholars held a press conference to present a(n) _____________plea for reform of the state's prison system.
8. The elegantly dressed couple strolled down the boulevard with a(n) _________________ air.
9. In addition to his abilities as a leader, Abraham Lincoln was a man of high literary _____________.
10. Their ___________________ attitude toward their servants was extremely offensive.
11. Someone whose offense is deemed by the judge to be ________________ may be ordered to perform community service.
12. Scientists are trained to record their observations with _________________ accuracy.
13. Scientists today have so much specialized knowledge that they sometimes seem ____________.
14. Medieval lords did everything possible to make their castles ___________________ fortresses.
15.There are only a(n) __________________ number of possible answers to a multiple-choice question.
16.While pretending to be a loyal friend, Iago told Othello ____________________ lies.
17 In many of the world's cultures, young people are taught to _____________their ancestors. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court should be someone whom all parties hold in high ______________________.
18. You are mistaken if you think that getting more money will be a(n) ______________________ for all your troubles.
19. It is highly unusual for a beginner to display such a(n) __________________skill at playing bridge.
20. The burglar ___________________in the alley looking for a way to get into the darkened jewelry store without attracting the attention of anyone who might be nearby.
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