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Sacred Study Saturdays, flaming swords, and writing a novel

It’s still Preptober, with only 15 more days to go before the start of NaNoWriMo!

I’m not ready to write my novel! I need to finish researching, and this week’s portion has my favorite fantasy item that goes into my novel!

It is the end of the first week of the new Torah study cycle, Parashat Bereshit!

Since my synagogue (as most, if not all, Masorti/Conservative movement shuls now do) follows the Triennial Torah reading cycle, rather than the Annual cycle, so now it takes us three years to read the entire Torah, rather than just one.  I still sort of miss the Annual (Full) cycle, but I also admit that it is much easier to keep up with when doing other work.

This week, the Bible again, from the beginning:

October 10, 2020 –

 

page 22
 

1.41% “Genesis 2:19 recalls the famous Rabbi who carried a note in each pocket, 1 of which read:
עפר אני
I’m dust”

 
October 14, 2020 –

 

page 22
 

1.41%“Gen 2:20-25, naming, sleep, rib, and naming again: All by the man…”

 
October 15, 2020 –

 

page 22
 

1.41% “5th reading of Parashat Bereshit:
וַיְגָ֖רֶשׁ אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֑ם וַיַּשְׁכֵּן֩ מִקֶּ֨דֶם לְגַן־עֵ֜דֶן אֶת־הַכְּרֻבִ֗ים וְאֵ֨ת לַ֤הַט הַחֶ֙רֶב֙ הַמִּתְהַפֶּ֔כֶת לִשְׁמֹ֕ר אֶת־דֶּ֖רֶךְ עֵ֥ץ הַֽחַיִּֽים׃
So after banishing the man, who lived east of the garden, The Chruvim and the The Ever-Turning Flaming Sword guard the way/road to the Tree of Life.
Interesting that the commentary asserts that The Sword must have been known”

 

So, it turns out that this week contains part, a fun and interesting part, of the inspiration for my WiP.  I love it when my writing coincides with my curiosity interests, like history and languages. The struggle becomes not to get too far into the research and forget to write!

That sword is not held by any angel, person, nor Cherub, but turns on its own, and was apparently a known magical or spiritual object in the ancient Mesopotamian world. That is all I’ve been able to find about the Ever-Turning Flaming Sword, so I guess that gives me plenty of leeway for my characters to ‘find’ information about it… 

More on my continuing striving with Biblical tales next week, friends:

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different sources to translate the word “sword” into Hebrew.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Hebrew word, 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.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

ShiraDest

Preptober for NaNoWriMo 2020 CE

October, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

Sacred Study Saturdays,study slacking, and what’s the Bible got to do with change, anyway?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not a true believer, but I find the biblical era and languages fascinating, as well as so ingrained in Western culture that it is important to understand on a more than cursory level. So, I slack off, but I always end up coming back, because I think that understanding what shapes our culture(s) is a crucial step in understanding how to change our paradigms from competition and individual importance to cooperation and and serving the community.

Here is where I am in my study of Biblical Hebrew this week!

I’ve nearly given up on this year’s Torah study cycle, finishing the end of the book of Deuteronomy, and looking forward to restarting Genesis shortly.

My notes thus far:

October 9, 2020 –

page 1194
 

76.59% “Back to the last Parashah of the year, Parashat Haazinu. After finishing the last of many warnings, Moshe Rabbeinu is summoned to his permanent rest, whether he wants to or not. The Rabbis say he passed on with a kiss from the creator.”

  More on my continuing striving with Bible study next week, friends:

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “morning” into Hebrew.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Hebrew word, 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.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

Wonderous Greek Wednesdays during Sukkot?

Here is where I am in my study of modern Greek this week!  No sukkah blowing down in the cold rain of the DC/Baltimore area these days, but this year, with Covid-19, no ‘Sukkah-hopping’ either, alas.  I never particularly liked candy, but I always enjoy the pun on the phrase ‘LaShev(et) baSukkah’ as we sit down in a chair to make the brachah (blessing) over some bit of mazonot (non-meal food, like a snack) and drink: LaShevet   means both to live and to sit, literally, hence the joke!  🙂

Coming back to Greek!  (oops!)  My notes thus far (I hope to get back to adding the Septuagint again in the next few weeks, after NaNoWriMo…):

October 6, 2020 –
page 1
 
1.1% “Read transcript for first video, which is very easy: a simple introduction with formal and plural explained.”

 

 

So, it turns out that The Hellenic American Union (HAU, this particular file available at: https://www.hau.gr/?i=learning.en.video-lists) has both videos and podcasts, both with written transcripts, for learners of modern Greek.

  More on my continuing striving with Greek next week, friends:

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “How are you?” into Greek.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a modern Greek word, 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.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

ShiraDest

Sukkot (Chol HaMoed day 2) 5781

October, 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

Day 21 Lesson Plan, High School in Five Months: The Three Rs for brain growth, 12020 HE (Holocene Era)

Day21 Lesson Plan, March 7th, 12019 HE Grammar:essay writing (on paper): today, the Reading is via Closed Captions: Math Warm-up: Area and estimation on Khan Academy Practice Multiplying Powers: the Product Rule Practice Dividing Powers: the Quotient Rule Day21ExitSlips

Happy Sukkot!

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm,  originally posted for class on Thursday, March 7th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)
In our Learning Toolbox:
LearnStorm via Khan Academy (ways to grow your brain, and grow our society…): The 3 Rs
 Recognize: What are some indications that you are frustrated?
 Remind: What can you say to remind yourself that frustration is ok?
 Reset: a short walk, count to 10, deep breaths, imagine…
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word or phrase:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Essay Writing: Body paragraphs
Breaking task down into smaller pieces, reasons for your thesis
Exponents,  products/quotients,  X, Y coordinates
Separation of powers: Law Makers, legislative Branch:

6pm: 1.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think might be the differences between
the Congress and the California State Assembly.

2. optional easy math warm-up: (This activity is on Area and exponents, to foreshadow X,Y
coordinates via estimation of square roots.)
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-squ
are-roots/e/square_roots_2
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 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.
7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish
the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
7:00-7:07: Reading Comp.: use Closed Captions on videos
Today’s Passage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0. (Today’s reading
comes from Closed Captions for the Hard of Hearing…)
Write three sentences explaining what a bill is, please.
7:07 Grammar lecture part2/4: Essay Writing –the Body Paragraphs:
Section II of your essay outline will be the first Body paragraph: your Pros paragraph.
-Note: this paragraph should match
1.) the second sentence of your Introductory Paragraph, which will match
2.) the second clause or phrase in your Thesis sentence, in greater detail.
Please write
1.) one thesis sentence to show me at the end of class or for tomorrow,
and
2.) one essay outline that matches this thesis sentence, with word
counts…
.
7:15 Mathematics Topic: multiplying and dividing Exponents
Because, Sometimes a problem is easier to solve in an equivalent form…
Exponents rules and properties:
Quotient rules: (Source: https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html and
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php)
Multiplication is repeated addition, so a n⋅ am= a, raised to the (n+m)
Division is repeated subtraction, so a n/ am= an-m
(Source: https://web.northeastern.edu/seigen/1250DIR/Handout-ExponentsandRadicals1.pdf)
Today, we have two different math activities to choose from: an easier one and
a more challenging one.
First, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp
Now, let’s do the first problem from the more challenging one:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients
7:30 Please
1.) Finish your outline and thesis sentence, and
2.) do the remainder of the easier online math worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-a
lgebra-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp
8pm: continue to work on mathematics
8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use outline to
organize your essay.
2. What is a body paragraph?
3. Which sentence (in the introductory paragraph) tells us what the
body paragraphs will discuss?
4. Write in mathematical terms and show: what is the approximate
length of the side of a field which is 46 square feet?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Quotes for a previous related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

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scheduled during the summer:  August, 12020 HE

Sacred Study Saturdays, and the first days of Sukkot, 5781!!

So,  I’m behind in my Torah/Bible study, but I did find the one day (out of my planned 7) of study this week fascinating:

My Sukkot reading study thus far:

 

September 27, 2020 –

page 723
 

46.38% “Looking at the first day of Sukkot reading this, actually I have to recheck and see if first 28 is part of it because I think it starts at first 29, however it catches my attention at the bottom of the page the commentary says you are not allowed to sacrifice an animal and kid on the same day. So that we don’t become accustomed to practicing cruelty. Nice.”

 

So, it turns out that pain being expressed by any being is important, whether that pain is ‘real’ or not, much, I suppose, like Thomas Jefferson said (in his Notes on the State of Virginia, I believe?) that slavery degrades both the slave and the slave holder.   More on my continuing striving with Biblical Hebrew next week, friends:

Chag Sameach!!

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “Hello” into Hebrew.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Hebrew word, 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.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

Shira

Tishrei, 5781

October, 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

Libraries and Language learning on Moody Mondays, from FORTRAN to Python! And may we all be Inscribed for a Good New Year, 5781. Shannah Tovah (Happy New Year 5781)

Ask Tamar, Ruth, and Scheherazade.  Even ladies in the Bible had to learn new languages, and sometimes, languages as ancient as FOTRAN or old Hebrew, to as new as Python or modern Arabic, hold the key to successfully charting a course in new waters.

רֶגַע… Rega… Wait, you say:
Scheherazade is not in the Bible, she is from the Thousand and One Nights, originally in Arabic, or maybe partly in Persian, but certainly not in Hebrew;
This, you remember!

Ok, point taken, her book was not in Hebrew, but Arabic is a sister language.  More on this shortly…

Tamar was a Canaanite woman, and so had to learn Hebrew, or Judah’s dialect of Hebrew at the very least.
Ruth, a native of Moab, had to learn the Hebrew of the time of her mother-in-law, Naomi.
Scheherazade, at the palace, had to learn the hardest languages of all: the languages of heartbreak, of story, and of love.

So, you see, returning to those sister languages, Scheherazade’s story, in one Semitic language, really is the same as that of her Biblical sisters, in another Semitic language: she was a clever lady faced with a survival situation in a man’s world. And she, like her sisters, had to learn a language in order to survive.

Each one of these ladies had to live by her wits in difficult times, and to use the tools available to her at that time. Nowadays, they would surely go together to the Public Library to learn to use the power of modern tools like computers and smartphones, especially using Unix to navigate this new world.   In the here and now, any one of us can learn a bit of a language to pass on to another young woman, helping her to succeed.  Any language will do, whether it is a natural language, like Hebrew or Arabic, or a programming language, like FORTRAN or Python.   Either way, libraries, online or physical, are a key of help and hope for finding this information.  And as they succeeded then, so could we all succeed again, using adaptability, daring, and hope.

Hope for us all.

Action Item:

1.)  Check out a book on coding in any language from your Public Library,

2.)      …find the first “Hello World” page, and  try it out yourself, and then

3.)      …share it with a friend!

4.)  … or, just write a story about a strong lady who has to learn some new skill in order to adapt to difficult or dangerous circumstances?  🙂

Let’s #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:
1. #libraries,
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
ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

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Sacred Study Saturdays

Since tomorrow night begins Yom Kippur, I’ve been a bit lacking, ironically, on my study of Biblical Hebrew, this week!  I foolishly agreed to chant online (and as a kinesthetic learner, I use hand-signs to learn my portion, so I can’t just listen to a recording…) in a few weeks, without having ever set up or used Zoom on my system, so I’m now scrambling to do all of my studying while setting up  all of my upcoming blog posts ahead of time, and then figuring out glitches on my very old hardware!  So, you’ll see that I have missed some of the readings (if we study one reading each day, with Sunday being the first, to Friday being the 6th, leaving the 7th reading for Saturday itself, just before the reading of the entire portion in services, or of 1/3 of the weekly portion under the Triennial System).  I love the fact that the Annual Cycle and the Triennial cycle are the same, in these last few weeks of the Hebrew calendar year.  I’m still having trouble adjusting to the Triennial cycle, but I can see why it was adopted.  Some days, though, it doesn’t seem like enough verses to bite into, but other days it is a life-saver!

So, here is what I was able to study last week (Parashat HaAzinu, which ended yesterday):

My notes thus far in the Etz Haim Masorti chumash:

 
The 6th reading, Friday, 25th of September, 2020:          Shira Jones is on page 1193 of 1559

 

Interesting commentary on verse 43, last stanza:
“וְכִפֶּ֥ר אַדְמָת֖וֹ עַמּֽוֹ׃”
points out that a known variant of Admato (it’s land/the people’s land) is the Ugaritic d’maot as the people’s tears
(given that both languages are consonant-based…)

2 minutes ago

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary
Shira Jones is on page 1189 of 1559

 

4 Aliyah: lest you say we did this with our hands lifting up the work of our hands, and take undue credit? -check translation…

24 sept. 00:18

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary
Shira Jones is on page 1189 of 1559

 

v. 32:13-18 today, Tuesday 3rd Aliyah: I love the start of this parashah, Parashat HaAzinu (Give Ear…): once again, Moshe Rabeinu is calling the people a bunch of hard-headed clods, to say ‘Listen up, guys!’
and at the end of today’s Aliyah/reading, warns (in the past tense): You forgot the teachings of your parents, while at the start, 2nd (yesterday’s) Aliyah: ask your parents, and they will tell you!

22 sept. 23:29

 

So, it turns out that related languages, like Ugaritic, are often used to clarify words in the Ancient Hebrew that are possible scribal errors, or words that only appear one time in the Biblical text.  More on that after I look up that word I’ve forgotten for ‘a word that only appears one time in the Bible‘ if anyone is interested next week, friends:

May we all be Sealed for a Good Year ! 

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources to find that word I mentioned above, please.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how you found each of the resources, and where you found them,  perhaps with an update on your GoodReads list?

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Hebrew word, 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.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

Looking for a partner in time… to write new cultural commentaries!

This post is a whim, completely off focus and off topic, so please forgive me: I’ll be back on my winding track, as I continue to make my blog more straight and narrow, shortly. But for this moment…

Who doesn’t dream of the perfect partner: a soul mate, that one person on this planet with whom you mesh completely, who gets you, and whom you also get and complete? Who can finish your sentences, and even re-write them better than you first wrote them?!

I write to rewrite my story. I study the sacred texts, particularly in Hebrew, and I plan also one day to learn them in Arabic, for guidance on how to rewrite my story. I also look to Rumi, to Octavia, to Olivares and to Betüş. But the Bible is my native culture’s foundational text, and so I must learn first how my origins have shaped me, and thus how to reshape my future.

Then, I look to other influences for signs of what has been, what might have been, and what could yet become.

Anyone care to join me?

I’m using Biblical and other sacred sources.

#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

Day 16 Lesson Plan, 5 Month High School, 12020 HE (Holocene Era), Newly Starting 5781 on the Hebrew Calendar

Another Main Character in my WiP is an ally and friend of our Protagonist, and would be observing the 10 days of introspection during this time of year.   Progressive Jewish abolitionists befriended and struggled beside members of the Black community over the years in the United States, even during the period of chattel slavery.  M. is one such man standing with both Free People of Color, like our hero’s teaching friend, and with slaves.

Day 16 Lesson Plan, Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 What is a Proper Noun? (“A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, organization, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples are ‘Peggy,’ ‘Tucson,’ and ‘the United Nations.’”) Capitalizing, Pt. 1, online activity Using Multiplication Tables for Exponents: Perfect Squares Diagonal Khan Academy Intro to Exponents online worksheet Day 16 Exit Question slips

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm,    Day 16,     Wednesday, 27 February, 2019
In our Learning Toolbox:
Sourcing information: What Pro-bono lawyers and the Public Library should have in common!!
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking
Skills
Observation vs.
Evidence
Capitalization, part one
of three:
Exponents, part 1 of 2:
(You have the power!)
always
preview
topple the start of a sentence b “to the nth power” note keywords
seize a proper noun b “to the power of n” check answers
reform “I” exponent=multiplication the
base by itself n times
review your
answers
uniform quotes within a sentence exponent review chapter
serfdom sentences in parentheses base review notes
6pm: Spend one minute imagining what it would be like if you were not allowed to leave the
place where you had been born, and you had to work for your landlord forever as a Serf.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think or feel when you
think about being a Serf…
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 is an observation, and how is it different
from evidence?
“In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte, a successful and popular French general, toppled the
government and seized power. Five years later, he crowned himself emperor. Napoleon
reformed many aspects of society, including adopting a new uniform legal code” that abolished
serfdom. (Today’s reading comes from P. 284 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)
Where is the observation in this passage?
Is there any source evidence given in the passage to back up these observations?
Is there a grammatical error in this passage?

7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalization, part one of three
Rule 1. A full sentence is always capitalized, whether it is in quotes or in
parentheses.
i.e.: The judge said, “This is my verdict.”
quoting a sentence within a
sentence, capitalize the sentence:
She asked, “What time will you be home?”
partial quotes: no capitalizing: He asked about the “best practices” for tests.
capitalize sentences in parentheses He was fired for incompetence. (He lost the
company a lot of money.)
Notice where this period goes: Full sentence: inside the paren…
no caps for non-sentences: He was fired for incompetence (and lost the
company a lot of money).
Notice where the period goes
now:
Non-sentence: outside the parentheses…
“Rule 2. Capitalize proper nouns—and adjectives derived from proper nouns.
Examples:
the Golden Gate Bridge
the Grand Canyon
a Russian song
a Shakespearean sonnet
a Freudian slip” (source: https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/capital.asp)
Please write one sentence using quotes… i.e. She said, “Lincoln wrote his speech on the back of
a French envelope.”
7:15 Mathematics: Intro. to Exponents
How would you explain the difference between addition and multiplication?
On a T-Chart, let’s list the differences between 3+3+3+3 versus 3 x 3 x 3 x 3.
What are your observations?
What is a repeated addition? What is a repeated multiplication?
What difference does our organizer (T-Chart) show between 3 x 4 and 3 to the 4th
power?
Now let’s look at
https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/3259066/exponent-recap-pptx.
Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp
and,
then, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exponents/e/positive_a
nd_zero_exponents
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet from GrammarBook.com:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet on Khan Academy:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/positive_and_zero_exponents
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
8:40 Exit Questions:
1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between addition and
multiplication.
2. what capital letter is missing in this sentence?
3. What is a T-Chart used for?
4. What was a serf?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

some Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Download some public domain version of a classic book,

2.) Read a page,

3.) Share your thoughts on that page, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

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:

1. #libraries,

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 ShiraDest

scheduled in September of 2020, the year 12020 HE

Sunday Study: Learning languages to see for yourself…

I’m sort of still studying this week’s Torah portion: Parashat Ha’azinu (actually, this week has no parashah, since it is currently Rosh HaShannah, which has it’s own readings…).

I have always been fascinated by the stories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as by the way those stories are seen by people around the world, especially around the Mediterranean. For me, understanding only comes through investigation, and so I must read writing in the original language, ancient Hebrew in this case, to get a feel for my thoughts around the writing.

I am very very thankful that we have libraries, the internet, and kind people who lend their time and talents to teach us and encourage all of us to learn and to wonder. Please join me in wondering, and in learning to build a more hopeful world.

Books, film, and other forms of media, like comic books, aka graphic novels, and music all have a strong effect on how people view the world. So, here are some Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Download some public domain version of a classic book, or grab your favorite version of the Bible,

2.) Read a page,

3.) Share your thoughts on that page, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

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:

1. #libraries,

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

ShiraDest

Sunday, 20 September 2020, Rosh HaShannah 5781, 12020 HE

(but scheduled earlier in September, ahead of time…)