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Chapter 5: Ups and Downs

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Seminoles

Florida State was back in the

Chris Weinke

Quarterback Chris Weinke attempted just 13 passes as a freshman in 1997. Then he took over as starter in 1998. It was rare for coach Bobby Bowden to let a sophomore start at quarterback. But at 25, Weinke was older than most sophomores after a minor league baseball career. He led the Seminoles to just under 31 points per game that year. That ranked twenty-ninth in the country. While still good, it was low for the Seminoles.

Soon the Seminoles were back to their high-powered ways. Weinke threw for 3,432 yards and 29 touchdowns in 1999. Florida State scored more than 38 points per game that year. Most importantly, the team had its first undefeated season and won its second national championship. Weinke saved his best personal season for last. As a senior in

2000, he threw for 4,167 yards and 33 touchdowns. That was good enough to earn him the Heisman Trophy.

national title hunt in 1996 and 1997.

But the Gators kept the Seminoles from getting back to the very top. In 1996,

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Addition and Subtraction: Decimals: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

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"A" Words: SSAT-ISEE Essential Vocabulary

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Connotation and Denotation

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Basic Skills Practice

Connotation and Denotation

Did you know that all words have both connotations and denotations? A word’s dictionary meaning is its denotation. Connotation refers to the attitudes and feelings the word suggests. Words with similar dictionary definitions can have very different connotations.

Persuasive writers choose words carefully.

They make sure the connotations of their key words support their point of view.

A. In each item below, think about

the viewpoint the writer wishes to promote. Circle the word that correctly completes each sentence.

positive

negative

thrifty

cheap

proud

haughty

slim

skinny

unique

eccentric

1. You’re writing a campaign speech for a candidate who is unusually frank and honest. You describe the candidate as ( plainspoken / blunt ).

2. You’re writing ad copy for an expensive necklace. You describe the necklace as ( flimsy / delicate ).

3. You’re writing an essay about a historical figure you admire. You describe her personality as ( unsociable / shy ).

4. You’re writing a newspaper editorial urging that a new sports stadium be built in your town. You describe citizen support as ( enthusiastic / fanatic ).

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Prewriting: Gathering Resource Information

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Basic Skills Practice

Prewriting: Gathering Resource Information

Suppose you are assigned to write an essay based on research. The quality and quantity of the information you gather is important. What questions about your subject are you going to investigate? Begin by listing these questions. Then consult the sources that are most likely to be helpful in answering your questions.

A. What topic will you select for your essay? You might want to write about

politics, history, biology, culture, or ethics. Alternatively, you may write about anything else that interests you.

Write your essay topic here: _______________________________________________

Now write five questions about your topic. After each question, write the source you would consult to get the answer. These sources might be encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs, newspapers, magazines, or documentaries.

They might also include electronic databases on CD-ROMs or on the Internet, personal interviews of experts, biographies, or primary sources such as journals and diaries.

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"R" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

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"J" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

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Waitin’ fer the Cat to Die

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LAWZY! don’t I rickollect

That-’air old swing in the lane!

Right and proper, I expect,

Old times can’t come back again;

But I want to state, ef they

Could come back, and I could say

What my pick ’ud be, i jing!

I’d say, Gimme the old swing

’Nunder the old locus’-trees

On the old place, ef you please!—

Danglin’ there with half-shet eye,

Waitin’ fer the cat to die!

I’d say, Gimme the old gang

Of barefooted, hungry, lean,

Ornry boys you want to hang

When you’re growed up twic’t as mean!

The old gyarden-patch, the old

Truants, and the stuff we stol’d!

The old stompin’-groun’, where we

Wore the grass off, wild and free

As the swoop of the old swing,

Where we ust to climb and cling,

And twist roun’, and fight, and lie—

Waitin’ fer the cat to die!

’Pears like I ’most allus could

Swing the highest of the crowd—

Jes sail up there tel I stood

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Algebraic Fractions: SSAT-ISEE Algebra

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Chapter 4: Bowden's Beginnings

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Seminoles

National champions at the time were determined by polls, such as the AP Poll. The Seminoles went into the Orange Bowl undefeated.

However, their national championship hopes were slim. Three other teams were also undefeated and ranked higher than Florida State. All three would likely have to lose their bowl games for Florida State to claim the title.

None of that ended up mattering. Oklahoma beat Florida State

24–7. But the Seminoles still finished the season ranked sixth in the AP

Poll. It was their highest end-of-season ranking to that point.

Much of the team’s talented defense returned in 1980. Three

All-Americans, Simmons and senior defensive backs Monk Bonasorte and

Bobby Butler, led a shutdown defense. Only one team allowed fewer points per game than Florida State.

The Seminoles finished the regular season 10–1. This time, they had beaten third-ranked Nebraska and fourth-ranked Pittsburgh along the

Chief Osceola and Renegade

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Bowden's Beginnings

In 1962, Florida State sophomore Bill Durham came up with an idea. He wanted a person dressed and painted as a native Seminole Indian to ride into the stadium on a horse and plant a spear at midfield before each game. The concept did not get much attention until Bowden took over as coach. He liked it. Chief Osceola and his horse

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"V" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

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"L" Words: SSAT-ISEE Essential Vocabulary

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Life-Lesson, A

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THERE! little girl; don’t cry!

They have broken your doll, I know;

And your tea-set blue,

And your play-house, too,

Are things of the long ago;

But childish troubles will soon pass by.—

There! little girl; don’t cry!

There! little girl; don’t cry!

They have broken your slate, I know;

And the glad, wild ways

Of your school-girl days

Are things of the long ago;

But life and love will soon come by.—

There! little girl; don’t cry!

There! little girl; don’t cry!

They have broken your heart, I know;

And the rainbow gleams

Of your youthful dreams

Are things of the long ago;

But Heaven holds all for which you sigh.—

There! little girl; don’t cry!

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Ratio and Proportion: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

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Pom-Pom Scarf

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a teeny bit more challenging

Pom-Pom Scarf

Finished Size: Approximately 7¼˝ × 49¼˝

What Do I Need?

•½ yard of lovely fleece or wool fabric (at least 50˝ wide)

•3 balls of yarn in fun colors

•Coordinating sewing thread

•4 pieces of cardboard 5˝ × 5˝ (You can cut up a cardboard box.)

• Basic sewing supplies

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

special skills

Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Sewing a whipstitch

Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

Cut 2 pieces of scarf fabric to measure 8˝ × 50˝.

Let’s Make It

THE SCARF

Place the 2 scarf pieces right sides together and pin all the way around.

Mark a 5˝-long no-sew zone near the center of a long edge of the scarf. This is the area that we do not want to sew.

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