The Djinni’s Offer: see below…
Lesson Plan, Day 17
In our Learning Toolbox:
San Diego Public Library system (was there a public library in 1838 Baltimore?)
(1. ordering books, 2. InterLibrary Loan, 3. Reference Librarians)
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills
two of three:
Exponents, part 2 of
Reading comp. lecture
Contemplate Proper noun repeated addition Diagonal on times table
Reflect upon Noun repeated multiplication Squares
Consider Specific Exponential form Cubes
Nationalism Particular perfect squares Consecutive, even
Turn of the century individual Square numbers context
6pm: Spend one minute contemplating nationalism.
Write one or two sentences explaining why you think nationalism is either
important, or dangerous, or both.
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage
7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then
you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,
on your laptop or, on your smart phone.
7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What conclusion has the author drawn and
“Nationalism sparked intense competition between European nations. by the turn of the
twentieth century. a fierce rivalry had developed among Europe’s most powerful countries.
Those countries were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Great britain, Russia, Italy, and France. In
June 1914, World war I began.” (Today’s reading comes from P. 285 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition …)
Where are the proper nouns in this passage?
Is there any lack of capitalization in this passage?
Where are the missing capital letters in this passage?
Where are the other Grammatical errors?
7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalizing proper nouns
Capitalize the titles of
officials when used with or
before their names. Do not
capitalize the civil title if it is
used instead of the name.
The president will address Congress.
All senators are expected to attend.
The governors, lieutenant governors,
and attorneys general called for a
special task force.
Governor Connelly, Lieutenant
Governor Martinez, and Senators
James and Hennessy will attend the
Capitalize a title when used
as a direct address even
when the person is not
Will you be holding a press
conference, Madame President?
Please give us your opinion of this
latest development, Senator.
We need your response quickly, Mr.
We need your response quickly,
Will you help me with my homework,
When you use the
complete names of
departments, capitalize. You
may also capitalize a
shortened form of a
department. Do not
capitalize when these words
are used as adjectives or
the United Nations General
the General Assembly
a congressional committee
Capitalize civil titles only
when used with the name
following or when
Councilman James Harris
James Harris, councilman
How are you voting, Councilman?
If you are working on
government documents or
you are representing a
government agency, then
you may capitalize words
like City, County,
and District when they stand
Example: The County will implement
the plan approved by the voters last
When you refer back to a
proper noun using a
shortened version of the
original name, you may
The District Water Plan allocates …
The Plan calls for …
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
has taken the case. The Bureau has
sent out a bulletin to other federal
departments to enlist their help in
capturing the fugitive.
However, if you are not
working on government
documents or are not
representing a government
agency, do not capitalize
generic or shortened terms.
The county will implement the plan …
The plan calls for …
The bureau has sent out a bulletin …
Please write one sentence using a proper noun (i.e. “Lincoln wrote The Emancipation
Proclamation on the back of an envelope.”)
7:15 Mathematics: Exponents, part 2/2: Anything to the 0
th & 1
st, Pwrs of 0,
What was my SmartAlec answer to “Express 100 in exponential form?”
So what is any # raised to the 1st power?
What might any # raised to the 0
How might we evaluate 23
How about .2*.2*.2? How would we do this in fractional form? In decimal
What is .2*.2*.2 in exponential form?
What do you notice about the exponent and the number of decimal places?
Let’s summarize on a chart: Arithmetic form, Fractional form, decimal form,
Continuing from yesterday for a fun group activity: If you want to partner up
with a classmate, work together for 7 minutes to take a crack at:
The Djinni’s Offer:
“After opening an ancient bottle you find on the beach, a Djinni
appears. In payment for his freedom, he gives you a choice of either
50,000 gold coins or one magical gold coin. The magic coin will turn
into two gold coins on the first day. The two coins will turn into four
coins total at the end of two days. By the end or the third day there will
be eight gold coins total. The Djinni explains that the magic coins will
continue this pattern of doubling each day for one moon cycle, 28
days. Which prize do you choose?
When you have made your choice, answer these questions:
The number of coins on the third day will be 2×2×2. Can you write
another expression using exponents for the number of coins there will be on the third day?
Write an expression for the number of coins there will be on the
28th day. Is this more or less than a million coins?”
Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:
Now let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
8:40 Exit Questions: Tuesday, day 17
1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between the four
forms we used today.
2. What is nationalism?
3. Write one fourth as a fraction, decimal and a percent and in some
exponential form (i.e. 9/10*9/10=.9*.9=.81=81%)
4. Please write one sentence explaining how many decimal places an
exponent gives when multiplying decimals.
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal
some Action Items in support of literacy (and Gold!) that you can take right now:
1.) Download some public domain version of a classic story about djinn,
2.) Make a bet with some friends that you’ll have more gold after 30 days than they could ask for in one lump sum from the tricky Djinni!
3.) Share how the bet went: who won?
4.) Write a novel that references a classic book, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.
Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !
#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19