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English 2 Daily Journal
Instructions for Daily Journals You will be given a prompt to write about. I expect at least three complete sentences for 15 points. You will also be given a word to define from the Words To Own in the story we are reading. Find the word by looking at the page it is referenced-to and write out the definition for me. This is worth 10 points. Each day you have the potential of 25 points to gain or lose from this activity. If you miss a day this PowerPoint is available on my web site at School Rack. I expect the make-up for the Daily Journals turned in by the Friday of the week it was missed. If you miss Friday I expect it by the next Monday. ▫Exceptions to this will be done on a case by case basis with no guarantees from me that they will be granted. ▫If you are a persistent truant I reserve the right to revoke you ability to make this work up at all.
“The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin It was the law, and there could be no appeal.
English 2: 08/23/11 Give me three examples of times when you had to make a hard choice about something in your life. Define the word “equation.”
English 2: 08/24/11 “Always do the right thing. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain Do you agree with Twain’s statement? Explain your answer. What does the word “inured” mean? Give me the definition.
English 2: 08/25/11 He was not alone. There was nothing to indicate the fact but the white hand of the tiny gauge on the board before him. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin What does this statement imply? In other words, what can we assume from this statement? Explain Define the word “recoiled.”
English 2: 08/26/11 They could not, however, foresee and allow for the added mass of a stowaway. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin What does this fact suggest about the effect of the stowaway on the fuel supply? Explain. Define “paramount.”
English 2: 08/29/11 It was too late; for the man behind the door it was far later than he thought and in a way he would find it terrible to believe. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin How does the author begin to build suspense about what will happen to the stowaway? Explain. Define “annihilate.”
English 2: 08/30/11 There could be no alternative. Additional fuel would be used during the hours of deceleration to compensate for the added mass of the stowaway, infinitesimal (extremely small) increments of fuel that would not be missed until the ship had almost reached its destination. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin Tell what the cause and effect is here. Define “irrevocable.”
English 2: 09/01/11 He visualized the stowaway cowering closer into one corner, suddenly worried by the possible consequences of his act, his self-assurance evaporating. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin What else might the stowaway be doing? Explain possible scenarios. Define “immutable.”
English 2: 09/02/11 The stowaway was not a man — she was a girl in her teens, standing before him in little white gypsy sandals, with the top of her brown, curly head hardly higher than his shoulder, with a faint, sweet scent of perfume coming from her, and her smiling face tilted up so her eyes could look unknowing and unafraid into his as she waited for his answer. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin Why does the author describe the girl’s appearance in such detail? Explain your answer. Define “ponderous.”
English 2: 09/06/11 He returned to the pilot’s chair and motioned her to seat herself on the boxlike bulk of the drive- control units that were set against the wall beside him. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin The author creates an adjective by adding –like to the noun box. Give three other words or phrases the author could have used to describe the “drive- control”. Define “apprehension.”
English 2: 09/07/11 I knew I would be breaking some kind of a regulation. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin Why does the author repeat this sentence in Italics? Define: “Irony”
English 2: 09/08/11 Why couldn’t she have been a man with some ulterior motive? A fugitive from justice hoping to lose himself on a raw new world; an opportunist seeking transportation to the new colonies where he might find golden fleece for the taking; a crackpot with a mission. “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin The author engages in the literary element of allusion. What is the author alluding to by using the term golden fleece? Define: “Mythology”
English 2: 09/09/11 He began to check the instrument readings, going over them with unnecessary slowness. She would have to accept the circumstances, and there was nothing he could do to help her into acceptance; words of sympathy would only delay it. ▫“The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin What thoughts might be going through Marilyn’s mind while she is silent? Define: “hesitating”
English 2: 09/12/11 The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one… First Officer Spock from The Wrath of Khan Do you agree with this assessment? Why or why not? Define: “assessment”
English 2: 09/13/11 Who do you think Khan is? Give me your best estimate in three sentences or more. Define: “science fiction”
English 2: 09/14/11 Why is Khan mad at James T. Kirk? Explain Define: “desolate”
English 2: 09/15/11 Why is Khan so difficult to defeat? Explain Define: “superiority complex”
English 2: 09/16/11 Why was Spock’s decision so hard? Explain Define: “selflessness”
English 2: 09/19/11 Give me an example of an external conflict then give me an example of an internal conflict. Define: “imagery”