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  1. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 • Today’s Agenda: • 1. Bellringer (B.R.) – Vocabulary Review • 2. Read from “Narrative of OlaudahEquiano” • 3. Begin Survey: Language Immersion • HW: 1) Survey: Language Immersion due Friday (9/28) 2) Finish reading “Narrative of OlaudahEquiano” due Thursday (9/27)

  2. Take out a sheet of paper and title:Bellringer: Week of 9/24 – 9/28 • Tuesday, 9/25: • Copy the following sentences and fill in the blanks with the appropriate vocabulary words. • 1. The house is hardly ______________ enough for our large family. • 2. It was ________________ of you to spend your whole month’s salary on a pair of shoes. • 3. His ________________ led him to charge his clients for work he hadn’t performed. • 4. A hot shower will do a lot to ________________ your back pain.

  3. Vocabulary Words: “OlaudahEquiano” • 1. assailant(n.) – attacker • 2. distraction(n.) – mental disturbance or distress • 3. apprehensions (n.) – feelings of anxiety or dread • 4. alleviate(v.) – relieve; reduce • 5. interspersed(adj.) – placed at intervals • 6. commodious (adj.) – spacious • 7. consternation (n.) – confusion resulting from fear or shock • 8. improvident(adj.) – careless; not providing for the future • 9. avarice (n.) - greed

  4. Take out a sheet of paper and title:Survey: Language Immersion • Equiano picks up new languages easily when they are similar to his own. Consider these language learning skills: • 1. Do you listen to words that sound similar to ones in your native language? • 2. What English words have you learned in this way? • 3. How similar is your first language to English? • Conduct a poll to find out how many different languages or dialects are spoken by 25 class members (or students throughout the school). What is the most number of languages that one student speaks or understand? Present your poll results as graphs. • Your assignment should include: • Raw data ( 25 students’ names & languages spoken & answers to questions • Graph illustrating the information gathered • One Paragraph Summary analyzing the data and graph.