Jacob Larson & Casey Winters
Agenda: WEDNESDAY –
DLR-Week #17- Infinitives (8.W.6.1.B)
COMPARE & CONTRAST Thanksgiving passages (Study Guide) Complete the chart together. (8.RL.3.1
COMPARE & CONTRAST Texas & Maine State passages (Study Guide) Students complete the chart independently.
Continue The Outsiders
Reminders: –WE NEED TISSUES!!!
– Free reading exit ticket due FRIDAY DECEMBER 12
– Only 8 school days left before our Winter Holiday Break!
Word of the Day (from dictionary.reference.com) : happenstance- n \HAP-uhn-stans\- a chance happening or event
“Do you really believe we are just the products of circumstance and happenstance?”
“Yes, I think so…”
— Robert Henry Wright Jr., Papelón: A Novel of Argentina, 2007
On this Day in History-12/10/1901: “The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other high explosives. In his will, Nobel directed that the bulk of his vast fortune be placed in a fund in which the interest would be ‘annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.’ Although Nobel offered no public reason for his creation of the prizes, it is widely believed that he did so out of moral regret over the increasingly lethal uses of his inventions in war.” –http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-nobel-prizes-awarded
In the News: Have you heard about “Eaten Alive”? “Eaten Alive” is a documentary about Herpetologist Paul Rosolie, and his stunt to be eaten alive (hence the name) by a giant green anaconda, the world’s largest snake. The reason everyone is angry about the results of this documentary is because Paul never actually was eaten by the snake. He was constricted for about an hour while wearing his special suit that monitored his vital signs and protected him from being crushed by the snake’s extremely powerful muscles. There was much criticism on social networking about the show and how much of a disappointment it was to many viewers.