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Thursday, February 1, 2018

 

MLK Continued With Answers

Confession is a noun that means to tell something about oneself. 

After much struggle with her conscious, Justine decided to confess to the murder of young William Frankenstein, even though she didn’t do it. 

The word moderate can be a verb or a noun. 

As a verb, to moderate means to act as the host or official for some sort of meeting. 

As a noun, a moderate is someone who is neither radical nor passive, but in between. 

Plight can be a noun that means condition, fate, or path of a person or a people.  

I have compassion on the plight of the homeless.     

The word substantive can be a noun or an adjective.  As an adjective, substantive means of, relating to, or being something totally independent, or real rather than apparent.

While the new coach was a different person, he brought no real substantive changes to the team.   

The expression “like a boil” in the letter refers to a painful swollen inflamed area in the skin resulting from infection, usually ending with the discharge of pus and a hardened core. 

The conflict in the couple’s relationship was like a boil that would eventually have to be lanced.  

The word precipitate may be an adjective, noun, or a verb.  In the text precipitate is used as a verb that means to move, urge, or press on with haste.

Practice and repetition almost always precipitate improvement in skills. 

But is this a logical assertion?  (Rhetorical Question-This is a technique you are expected to use in your persuasive writing.)

The word quest may be used as a noun or a verb.  As a noun, quest means an act or an instance of seeking.

The quest for improving the world, spreading love and peace, resolving conflicts peacefully is a never-ending journey, but a righteous adventure regardless. 

The word inevitably can be used as an adverb or a noun.  In the text, inevitably is used as an adverb that means bound to happen. 

Those who continually ignore the mores of society will inevitably fact serious consequences. 

The word appalling is an adjective that means inspiring horror or dismay.  A synonym for appalling is shocking. 

The word stagnation is a noun that means not flowing and becoming stale. 

Those who settle into a solid, fixed, boring routine may find their path leads to stagnation. 

“The time is always ripe to do right.”  This quote uses a metaphor to compare time to a __________ or _____________.

The word pending can be a preposition (like during) or an adjective.  In the text, pending is an adjective that means not yet decided. 

The word elegy is a noun that refers to a poem expressing sorrow for one who is dead. 

Vince Gill wrote “Go Rest High on that Mountain” in part as an elegy to Keith Whitley. 

The word clergymen or clergy is a noun that refers to the body of religious officials (as priests, ministers, and rabbis) authorized to conduct services. 

We often find that just because one is a member of the clergy he is not kind, loving, or forgiving.  

The word complacency is a noun that means self-satisfaction. 

After writing one hit album, the singer’s complacency made his following records the mirror of stagnation. 

The word oppression is a/an __________ that means an unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power. 

Very few people in the United States of America suffer any oppression in comparison to the cruelties reportedly practiced in North Korea and Russia. 

The word perilously is an adverb that means to expose to danger, hazard, or risk.  Inevitably can be used as a/an _________ while perilously may not.      

Elijah Muhammad’s movement was divisive and controversial (“Blue-eyed devils”)

The word repudiate is a verb that means to refuse to have anything to do with, or to disown. 

Dr. King said that Elijah Muhamad had repudiated Christianity and called the white man “an ‘incorrigible’ devil.”

The word incorrigible is an adjective that means incapable of being reformed. 

My old friend from high school was incorrigible, and no matter how much teachers whipped him he never changed. 

The word nationalist is a noun that means a member of a political party or group advocating nationalism.

Advocating passionate nationalism can bring people together.  Advocating a passionate nationalism can also drive people apart. 

The word nationalism is a noun that means a loyalty or devotion to one country above all others, along with the promotion of its culture and interests.

The wave of nationalism sweeping Great Britain is a global concern.   

The word integral is an adjective that means essential to completeness. 

The help he provided was an integral factor in winning the victory that day. 

The word solace can be a/an __________ noun or a verb.  As a noun solace means relieving from grief or anxiety or a source of this. 

Whenever we are tempted to be depressed, we should all take solace in being Americans and all of the blessings we have in life.  “There is always, always something to be thankful for.”

The word manifest can be an adjective, noun, or a verb.  In the text, manifest is used as a verb that means to show plainly. 

The word zeitgeist is a noun that comes from the German language.  Zeitgeist means a general state of intellectual, moral, and cultural of an era.

Pent is an adjective that means shut up or held back (pent up feelings).

Keeping emotions pent up is seldom a healthy practice. 

The word latent is an adjective that means a quality is present but not active, or a power that might emerge. 

The word immorality is a/an ________ noun that means lacking in virtue or a proper code of conduct. 

My belief is that the immorality of the few has delusive effects on the entire nature of humanity. 

The word dire is an adjective that means exiting horror or terror.

The word mores is a/an ___________ noun that means the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group. 

The mores of our current society are similar and completely different from those of classical antiquity. 

Ekklesia is a noun that means members of the ekklesia, the church, who have literally been “called out” of the world (in the Greek ekklesa is related to kaleo, “to call”) in order to live free of its dictates and to belong fully, at every moment, to God and to one another. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For your bell work, use the knowledge in your group to put the correct words into the correct blanks in the definitions and statement that follow the terms.  You are expected to work quietly in your groups and stay on task.  If this expectation is not met, you will face the consequence of working silently alone. 

  1. Confessions
  2. Confess
  3. Moderate
  4. Plight
  5. Substantive
  6. Like a boil
  7. Precipitate
  8. But is this a logical assertion?
  9. Quest
  10. Inevitably
  11. Appalling
  12. Inevitability
  13. Stagnation
  14. The time is always ripe to do right.
  15. Pending
  16. Elegy
  17. Clergymen
  18. Complacency
  19. Oppression
  20. Perilously
  21. Elijah Muhammad’s
  22. Repudiated
  23. Incorrigible
  24. Nationalist
  25. Integral
  26. Solace
  27. Manifests
  28. Zeitgeist
  29. Great urgency
  30. Pent up
  31. Latent
  32. Immorality
  33. Dire
  34. Mores
  35. Ekklesia

MLK without Answers

The word _________ is a/an ________ noun that means lacking in virtue or a proper code of conduct. 

My belief is that the __________ of the few has delusive effects on the entire nature of humanity. 

The word ____ is an adjective that means exiting horror or terror.

The word _____ is a/an ___________ noun that means the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group. 

The _____ of our current society are similar and completely different from those of classical antiquity. 

________ is a noun that means members of the ________, the church, who have literally been “called out” of the world (in the Greek ________ is related to kaleo, “to call”) in order to live free of its dictates and to belong fully, at every moment, to God and to one another. 

The expression “like a boil” in the letter refers to a painful swollen inflamed area in the skin resulting from infection, usually ending with the discharge of pus and a hardened core. 

The conflict in the couple’s relationship was like a ____ that would eventually have to be lanced.   

The word ________ may be an adjective, noun, or a verb.  In the text ___________ is used as a verb that means to move, urge, or press on with haste.

Practice and repetition almost always ___________ improvement in skills. 

“But is this a logical assertion?”  (Rhetorical Question-This is a technique you are expected to use in your persuasive writing.)

The word _______ may be used as a noun or a verb.  As a noun, _____ means an act or an instance of seeking.

The _____ for improving the world, spreading love and peace, resolving conflicts peacefully is a never-ending journey, but a righteous adventure regardless. 

The word __________ can be used as an adverb or a noun.  In the text, __________ is used as an adverb that means bound to happen. 

Those who continually ignore the _____ of society will inevitably fact serious consequences. 

The word _________ is an adjective that means inspiring horror or dismay.  A synonym for _________ is shocking. 

The word __________ is a noun that means not flowing and becoming stale. 

Those who settle into a solid, fixed, boring routine may find their path leads to __________. 

“The time is always ripe to do right.”  This quote uses a metaphor to compare time to a __________ or _____________.

The word _______ can be a preposition (like during) or an adjective.  In the text, _______ is an adjective that means not yet decided. 

The word _____ is a noun that refers to a poem expressing sorrow for one who is dead. 

Vince Gill wrote “Go Rest High on that Mountain” in part as an _____ to Keith Whitley. 

The word _________ or clergy is a noun that refers to the body of religious officials (as priests, ministers, and rabbis) authorized to conduct services. 

We often find that just because one is a member of the ______ he is not kind, loving, or forgiving.  

The word ___________ is a noun that means self-satisfaction. 

After writing one hit album, the singer’s ___________ made his following records the mirror of stagnation. 

The word __________ is a/an __________ that means an unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power. 

Very few people in the United States of America suffer any __________ in comparison to the cruelties reportedly practiced in North Korea and Russia. 

The word __________ is an adverb that means to expose to danger, hazard, or risk.  Inevitably can be used as a/an _________ while perilously may not.     

________ _________’s movement was divisive and controversial (“Blue-eyed devils”)

The word _________ is a verb that means to refuse to have anything to do with, or to disown. 

Dr. King said that Elijah Muhamad had _____________ Christianity and called the white man “an ‘incorrigible’ devil.”

The word ____________ is an adjective that means incapable of being reformed. 

My old friend from high school was ____________, and no matter how much teachers whipped him he never changed. 

The word ____________ is a noun that means a member of a political party or group advocating nationalism.

Advocating passionate ___________ can bring people together.  Advocating a passionate ___________ can also drive people apart. 

The word ______________ is a noun that means a loyalty or devotion to one country above all others, along with the promotion of its culture and interests.

The wave of _____________ sweeping Great Britain is a global concern.   

The word __________ is an adjective that means essential to completeness. 

The help he provided was an _________ factor in winning the victory that day. 

The word _______ can be a/an __________ noun or a verb.  As a noun _______ can mean relieving from grief or anxiety or a source of this. 

Whenever we are tempted to be depressed, we should all take ______ in being Americans and all of the blessings we have in life.  “There is always, always something to be thankful for.”

The word ________ can be an adjective, noun, or a verb.  In the text, ________ is used as a verb that means to show plainly. 

The word ________ is a noun that comes from the German language.  _________ means a general state of intellectual, moral, and cultural of an era.

_____ is an adjective that means shut up or held back (____ up feelings).

Keeping emotions ____ up is seldom a healthy practice. 

The word ______ is an adjective that means a quality is present but not active, or a power that might emerge. 

__________ is a noun that means to tell something about oneself. 

After much struggle with her conscious, Justine decided to _______ to the murder of young William Frankenstein, even though she didn’t do it. 

The word ________ can be a verb or a noun. 

As a verb, to ________ means to act as the host or official for some sort of meeting. 

As a noun, a ________ is someone who is neither radical nor passive, but in between. 

______ can be a noun that means condition, fate, or path of a person or a people. 

I have compassion on the ______ of the homeless.    

The word ___________ can be a noun or an adjective.  As an adjective, ___________ means of, relating to, or being something totally independent, or real rather than apparent.

While the new coach was a different person, he brought no real ___________ changes to the team.   

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 

 

For your bell-work, summarize the best part of your Christmas Break, or summarize the worst part of your Christmas Break, or summarize anything that happened over Christmas Break. 

Answer attendance with any noun.  The expectation is that we speak Standard English.  Speak the language of success. 

Agenda 

Bell-Work, Written Vocabulary Exercise, Oral Vocabulary Exercise, Review, Cold Call, Dismissal.   

Exercise One, 2018 

I can determine the meaning of words and phrases.  This is an important skill for my future because . . .    

Copy the following sentences.  Put the correct word in the blanks.  Some words may be used more than once.     

  1. The word _________ can be a verb that means occurring in turns. 

  1. The word _________ can be a noun that means a person who takes the place of another.   

  1. The word ________ can be a noun that means the separation of a whole into its components or its parts, or an examination of a whole to discover its elements and their relationships, or a statement of such ________.   

  1. The word _________ can be a noun that means a general agreement of accord.   

  1. The word _________ can be a verb that means to indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to portray, sketch, or represent accurately.   

  1. The word _______ can be an adjective that means differing from one another, or having various qualities.   

  1. The word ________ can be a verb that means to determine or fix a value on something, or to examine and judge the degree of something.   

  1. The word __________ can be an adjective that means embodying a fallacy or an untruth.   

  1. Delusive.  ____________. 

  1. The word _______ can be a noun that means a false or mistaken idea, or false or illogical reasoning or an instance of such reasoning.   

  1. The word ____________ can be an adverb that means to try to win someone over to a belief or a course of action by earnest requests; to try to induce to do or believe something.   

  1. The word __________ can be a noun that means the quality used when trying to win someone over to a belief or a course of action.   

  1. The word ______________ can be an adverb that means to try to describe in terms relating to and expressible in terms of, or involving the measurement of quantity.   

  1. The word ________ can be a noun that means how much or how large.   

  1. The word _______ may be defined as a set of patterns concerning the way words are put together to form phrases, clauses, and sentences, whether spoken or in writing.   

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

For your bell-work, summarize the best part of your Christmas Break, or summarize the worst part of your Christmas Break, or summarize anything that happened over Christmas Break.

Answer attendance with any noun.  The expectation is that we speak Standard English.  Speak the language of success.

Agenda

Bell-Work, Written Vocabulary Exercise, Oral Vocabulary Exercise, Review, Cold Call, Dismissal. 

Exercise One, 2018

I can determine the meaning of words and phrases.  This is an important skill for my future because . . .   

Copy the following sentences.  Put the correct word in the blanks.  Some words may be used more than once.   

  1. The word _________ can be a verb that means occurring in turns.
  2. The word _________ can be a noun that means a person who takes the place of another. 
  3. The word ________ can be a noun that means the separation of a whole into its components or its parts, or an examination of a whole to discover its elements and their relationships, or a statement of such ________. 
  4. The word _________ can be a noun that means a general agreement of accord. 
  5. The word _________ can be a verb that means to indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to portray, sketch, or represent accurately. 
  6. The word _______ can be an adjective that means differing from one another, or having various qualities. 
  7. The word ________ can be a verb that means to determine or fix a value on something, or to examine and judge the degree of something. 
  8. The word __________ can be an adjective that means embodying a fallacy or an untruth. 
  9. Delusive.  ____________.
  10. The word _______ can be a noun that means a false or mistaken idea, or false or illogical reasoning or an instance of such reasoning. 
  11. The word ____________ can be an adverb that means to try to win someone over to a belief or a course of action by earnest requests; to try to induce to do or believe something. 
  12. The word __________ can be a noun that means the quality used when trying to win someone win someone over to a belief or a course of action. 
  13. The word ______________ can be an adverb that means to try to describe in terms relating to and expressible in terms of, or involving the measurement of quantity. 
  14. The word ________ can be a noun that means how much or how large. 
  15. The word _______ may be defined as a set of patterns concerning the way words are put together to form phrases, clauses, and sentences, whether spoken or in writing. 

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I can determine the meaning of words and phrases.  Focus on speaking and listening.  Who will read?   

 

Seafarer

Classic

Classical

Architecture

Iron Age

Smelting

Nobility

Prosperous

Foremost

Philosophy

Literary

 

 

 

The word __________ is a noun that can mean the pursuit of wisdom.  

Nobility

Prosperous

Foremost

Philosophy

 

The word ________ is an adjective that means having to do with reading and learning.

Prosperous

Foremost

Philosophy

Literary

 

 

The word _________ can be an adjective that means serving as a standard for excellence.  

Seafarer

Classic

Classical

Architecture

 

 

__________ can be an adjective that means of or relating to Ancient Greece, Rome, or the period from 3100 BCE to 500 CE.

Seafarer

Classic

Classical

Architecture

 

____________ is an adjective that can mean marked by success and economic well-being. 

Smelting

Nobility

Prosperous

Foremost

 

___________ can be a noun that means first in a progression or series. 

Smelting

Nobility

Prosperous

Foremost

 

____________ is a noun that means a mariner or someone who works on the sea. 

Seafarer

Classic

Classical

Architecture

 

___________ is a noun that means the art or science of building structures (homes and buildings).

Seafarer

Classic

Classical

Architecture

 

The ______ _______ is a noun that may refer to the period of human culture characterized by the smelting of iron and its use in industry beginning somewhat before 1000 BCE in western Asia and Egypt.

Iron Age

Smelting Age

Nobility Age

Prosperous Age

 

 

____________ can be a verb that means to melt or fuse. 

Iron Age

Smelting

Nobility

Prosperous

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Subjective Historical and Artistic Periods

 

Some scholars date the beginning of Western Civilization from 3100 BCE to 500 CE, or 3100 BC to 500 AD.*  This period includes the Trojan War, Homer popularizing the story of that war with is epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey.

 

 

Greek children learned about religion, public speaking, storytelling, morals, hospitality, and more by studying these epics.  The literature of Ancient Greece was mirrored in the art.  Artistic figures that were probably copied from Ancient Egypt went from being one dimensional to two and three dimensional, with the figures appearing far more realistic and human than the images in Egypt. 

 

 

Later, Socrates, one of the first major philosophers, often alluded to the epics in discussions and questions about knowledge.  Plato, one of Socrates students, wrote about Socrates in