Take it here. You may use your notes.
Write a short 2-3 paragraph article that debunks the popular myth: Vikings had horns on their helmets. Create a Google Doc entitled "VocabInAction" in your second semester folder. Here are the requirements:
1. You must appropriately use the following vocabulary words: acumen, rephrase, speculate, debunk, laconic.
2. You must choose at least one credible source for the topic (ex. source:history.com; si.edu). List the link to your source at the bottom of your page.
3. You must use at least two of the sentence frames below (check the wall for more). You may alter them as necessary.
A popular myth states that __________________________; however, this long-held belief has been debunked.
While many popular culture references have portrayed ________________, this is simply speculation.
____(source)____________claims that ______________________.
An explanation of ___________________ provides insight into __________________.
1. acumen – keen insight; very smart at something
He had a strong acumen for business.
2. alias – a name that is being used temporarily
My spy alias is the Danger Ranger.
3. candor – the quality of being honest and straightforward
I appreciate your candor. You always tell me the truth, even if it’s hard to hear.
4. rephrase – to say again in a different way
I’m not sure I understand the question. Can you please rephrase it?
5. speculate – to draw conclusions without proof
She speculated that the pop quiz would be on Thursday, but she couldn’t be sure.
6. dearth – in adequate supply
There is a dearth of volunteers for the dangerous, experimental airplane.
7. debunk – to expose as false
He debunked the theory that Sasquatch shops at Target.
8. edict – a formal or authoritative proclamation
I created a new edict that says all students may eat in class on Saturdays.
9. expunge – remove
The detention was expunged from my record.
10. laconic – brief and to the point
His excellent report was easy to read because it was so laconic.
Once you're finished with the partner story, create your own Google Doc in your 2nd Semester folder. Name it "SAT8Pro." Write a quick 4-6 sentence story. Include at least one reflexive pronoun (highlight it in yellow) and one intensive pronoun (highlight it in green). Also, include at least three words from this week's vocabulary list and underline them.
It can be about anything you'd like, but if you need help, include this guy...
1. deleterious - destructive, poisonous, unhealthy
Eating large amounts of sugar every day can have a deleterious effect on your health.
2. emulate – to imitate or try to equal
He tried to emulate Lebron on the court.
3. intrepid – fearless
Shackleton was one of the most intrepid explorers of our time.
4. longevity – length of life or service
My great aunt’s longevity was impressive; she lived to be more than 105 years old.
5. parched – to make extremely dry
My mouth was totally parched after running through the desert with little water.
6. sagacity – having good judgement
Our teacher is a person of great sagacity. At least he thinks so!
7. apathy – absence of emotion; not caring about things
Since I had great apathy for my grades during the first semester, I’ve got to study even harder during the second semester.
8. dolt – a dull, stupid person
The bank robber was quite a dolt. He locked himself inside the bank vault.
9. flout – to mock or treat with disrespect
The three students decided to flout the school rules. As a result, they had detention for a week.
10. knave – A dishonest person
The thief was quite a knave and even stole from his friends.
Start a Google Doc entitled "SAT8Story" (ex "Denali.Smith.SAT8STory"). Include at least six of the SAT #8 words below. You also must include at least four intensive or reflexive pronouns. Highlight intensive pronouns in yellow. Highlight reflexive pronouns in blue.
Oh yeah, you also must include at least three of the four characters below. Name them. Put them in a crazy scenario. Use your vocabulary words to describe them. Have fun!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.