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Program Content for November 26, 2014

Wednesday's News Break selects an article from Tuesday, November 25, 2014 of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected story and answer the attached study questions. 

 Do You Know Bruce? (NW Tuesday, page B8

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary

  1. Do you know who Bruce Lee is? Look at the picture of Bruce Lee in the lower right hand corner of the article. Can you tell anything about him from the picture? What do you think he is famous for?

2. . Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below. 

A.     cemented

B.     embodied

C.     emphasized

D.     empire

E.     foretold

F.     orthodoxy

G.    pantheon

H.     philosophical

I.       physical

J.      primarily

K.     prosperity

L.      surname

M.    symbolizes

N.     twilight

O.    unorthodox

 

 

1.      the name that is shared by the people in a family

2.      to describe (something) before it happens

3.      of, relating to, or based on philosophy; having a calm attitude toward a difficult or unpleasant situation

4.      to represent (something) in a clear and obvious way : to be a symbol or example of (something)

5.      a period when something is ending

6.      the state of being successful usually by making a lot of money

7.      to give special attention to (something) : to place emphasis on (something)

8.      a group of people who are famous or important

9.      used to indicate the main purpose of something, reason for something, etc.

10.   to be a symbol of (something)

11.   a belief or a way of thinking that is accepted as true or correct

12.   different from what is usually done or accepted

13.   to make (something) stronger

14.   relating to the body of a person instead of the mind

15.   a group of countries or regions that are controlled by one ruler or one government

  

Comprehension  

  1. Bruce’s parents gave him his Chinese name at birth. What hope of his mother did his Chinese name “Lee Jun Fan” reflect?
  2. Who is said to have given Bruce his English name?
  3. What is Bruce’s surname?
  4. In what city was Bruce born?
  5. The Chinese word “Fan” can be defined as “to make prosperous” and ___________ a hope for Chinese _________ in foreign lands. (Fill in the blanks)
  6. Which of the following was not one of Bruce’s nicknames? (Multiple Choice)

a)     Cocky

b)     Little Dragon

c)     Never Sits Still

d)     None of the above

  1. In what city did Bruce open his first martial arts school?
  2. Bruce developed an________ approach to martial arts called Jeet Kune Do.
  3. Jeet Kune Do emphasized not only the physical but what else?
  4. The film “Enter the Dragon” was released before Bruce’s death – true or false?

 

Additional Activities

1.      Do you know what your name means? Is there a story behind your name and a reason why your parents named you what they did? Write about your name and what it means.

 

2.      Research to learn more about Jute Kune Do and Bruce Lee’s teachings. Then answer the following questions: How does Bruce Lee’s legacy live on? How does it continue to inspire countless generations to action?

 

 

 

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655. Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

 

 

Program Content for November 23, 2014

Scavenger Hunt  

Sunday’s News Break challenges you to hunt through the Sunday, November 23, 2014 e-Edition of The Seattle Times to find answers to the following questions.

 

1.     What is the name of the bear cub burned in a massive Washington state wildfire over the summer? (NW Sunday)

2.      Seahawk Marshawn Lynch’s unwillingness to do what, has resulted in him getting fined $100,000 this week by the NFL? (Sports)

3.     According to the Census Bureau, how many children were estimated to be living below the poverty level in King County last year? (Main)

4.      What are sweet potatoes, with their vibrant orange flesh, one of the best food sources of? (NW Arts & Life)

5.      Where does the espresso maker La Marzocco build its espresso machines? What city is the company run from? (Business)

6.      What is the estimated range of Volkswagen’s Golf SportWagen HyMotion hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle? (NWAutos)

7.      The elephant exhibit at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo is closing after being open for how many years? (Main)

8.      When was the English town of Durham founded and by whom?  (NW Traveler)

9.      What are compression socks and tights meant to help do? (Sunday Market)

10.   What magnitude was the earthquake that hit Japan late Saturday near the city of Nagano? (Main)

11.   David Seebach is a professional magician. At what age did he become skilled enough at illusions that he landed his first paying job? (NW Jobs)

12.   What is “parkour” the art of? (Pacific NW Magazine)

13.   How many pounds of scrap metal has the Salcido family collected from their neighbors and their own property since the Carlton complex fires in July? (NW Sunday)

14.   What high school won their first state title (Class 3A championship) in girls soccer Saturday? (Sports)

   

News Break is posted to the Web on Monday and Wednesday. Please share the NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition of the newspaper please call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655.

Copyright © 2014 The Seattle Times Company

Sunday's News Break selects an article from Sunday, November 23, 2014 of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected story and answer the attached study questions. 

Bear cub burned in summer wildfire is moving to Idaho (NW Sunday, page B7

Pre-Reading and Vocabulary  

  1. Before you read this article, as a class discuss what you think this story will be about. Write down any keywords from the title, which you used to make your predictions.

 

  1.  Vocabulary:  Match the words to the numbered definitions below.

 

A.    anticipates

B.    enclosure

C.    hibernate

D.    immobilize

E.    initially

F.    massive

G.    orphaned

H.    rehabilitation

I.      tracking

J.     wildfire

 

 

1.     an area that is surrounded by a wall, fence, etc. : an enclosed space

2.     to bring (someone or something) back to a normal, healthy condition after an illness, injury, etc.

3.     to keep (something or someone) from moving or working

4.     very severe

5.     to follow or watch the path of (something)

6.     to think of (something that will or might happen in the future)

7.     a fire in a wild area (such as a forest) that is not controlled and that can burn a large area very quickly

8.     occurring at the beginning of something

9.     a child whose parents are dead

10.  to spend the winter sleeping or resting  

Comprehension 

  1. The bear cub was burned in a massive wildfire in what state?
  2. What type of bear is the bear cub that was burned? (Multiple Choice)

a)    Black bear

b)    Brown bear

c)     Grizzly bear

  1. What is the name of the bear cub?
  2. Where did Steve Love, find the bear cub in his yard? (Be specific)
  3. The bear cubs paws were so severely burned what was she doing in order to walk?
  4. When Steve Love discovered the bear cub, she weighed 37 pounds. What is her approximate weight now? (Multiple Choice)

a)    40 pounds

b)    60 pounds

c)     80 pounds

  1. The bear cub is being sent to a rehabilitation center in Idaho to ________ for the winter. (Fill in the blank)
  2. The rehabilitation center in Idaho is also caring for another young bear named Koa. Koa is an_________ cub that was found in Wyoming. (Fill in the blank)
  3. The rehabilitation center anticipates allowing the two bears to eventually hang out together – true or false?
  4. When is the bear cub expected to be released back into the wild?

 

Additional Activities

 

1.     As a class or in small groups discuss: What are the effects of wildfires on the environment? How/when are wildfires necessary for forests? How/when can they be harmful?

 

Below are some websites that can provide additional information about wildfires and the effect they have on the environment:

http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/research/fire/fire-effects.shtml

 

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/wildfires/

 

2.         As a class brainstorm a list of ways wildfires/forest fires can be prevented. Visit http://www.smokeybear.com/wildfires.asp for more information.

 

 

News Break is posted to the Web on Sunday and Wednesday. Please share this NIE News Break program with other teachers. To sign-up for the electronic edition for your class, please register on-line or call 206/652-6290 or toll-free 1-888/775-2655.

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