MMS-5 Narrow path
The Power of Yet
Fill in the spaces by using the word in parenthesis to create grammatically correct sentences.
You need to use between one to three words
For example: When we reach Norway, we will have biked 500 km. (bike)
When I ________him he ________ a picture of his wife. – ________ it? (see, paint, you like)
The car had nobody in it but the engine ________. (run)
Ken can’t have the newspaper now because his grandmoter ________ it. (read)
This store ________for good next Friday. (close)
Where ________tonight? – I ________out with Mark. (you go, go)
At midnight, Daniel ________up his husband and said that he ________ that someone ________to get into the house. (wake, think, try)
When you see me next time I ________my new sweet sunglasses, bro. (wear)
This motorcycle ________in our family for the last 25 years. My father ________it for the first five years, then my sister ________ it and I ________it since then. (be, use,ride,have)
Some time ago I ________that our King ________to go to Svalbard. What ________to do there? (read, want, he want)
You see, Dr. Acula, he ________ill two days ago and since then he ________anything and is awfully pale. I’m sure he ________several kilos. (fall, not eat, lose)
Most students ________at school when the fire ________. (be, start)
After several years of travelling through Asia I ________back to Europe next month. I ________the flight (go, already book)
I saw her when she ________the house. I ________at the corner when she ________by. She ________ a word and I ________a word either. (leave, just stand, pass, not say , not say)
Was painting; do you like
Are you going; am going
Woke; thought; was trying
Will be wearing
Has been; used; rode; have had
Read; wanted; does he want
Fell; has not eaten; has lost
Will go; have already booked
Left; was just standing; passed; didn't say; didn't say
Change the quotes from Dweck's speech using inversions.
Only invert the text in bold.
Write your answers in your notebook or on a whiteboard
Please mind that might need to add or remove words.
A unique situation + "First of all, we can praise wisely, not praising intelligence or talent."
➜ Rarely do we praise wisely. (Please note that I added rarely and do as well as removing can.)
A unique situation + "Instead of luxuriating in the power of yet, they were gripped in the tyranny of now."
A short amount of time, or almost not + "On the left, you see the fixed-mindset students. There's hardly any activity. They run from the error."
Understanding a situation + "In another study, after a failure, they looked for someone who did worse than they did so they could feel really good about themselves."
Not understanding a situation + "Instead of luxuriating in the power of yet, they were gripped in the tyranny of now."
Rarely/never/seldom do we luxuriate in the power of yet. Instead, they were gripped in the tyranny of now.
On the left, you see the fixed-mindset students. Hardly is there any activity. They run from the error.
In another study, after a failure, only when/only as soon as they looked for someone who did worse than they did, could they feel really good about themselves.
Little did they know they were gripped in the tyranny of now, instead of luxuriating in the power of yet.
Exit ticket: think - pair - share
First, answer the questions by yourself. In her speech, professor Dweck said:
"I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn't pass a course, they got the grade "Not Yet." And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I'm nothing, I'm nowhere. But if you get the grade "Not Yet", you understand that you're on a learning curve. It gives you a path into the future."
What are your thoughts on grades? Do you agree or disagree with Dweck's student? Why?
Use an inversion and a compound-complex sentence as a part of your answer
Then, together in pairs or small groups, tell your classmate what you wrote.
Finally, share your answers as an exit ticket
Compound-complex sentence quick reference
Connect two independent clauses using FANBOYS:
I like English but I have never visited England.
Compound clauses ➜ use FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Connect an independent clause with a dependent clause using subordinate conjunctions:
I like English because I watch British dramas on Netflix.
Complex clauses ➜ although, after, while, when, unless, because, before, if, since
Connect at least two independent clauses with a dependent clause:
Independent clause + dependent clause + independent clause:
I like English because I watch English dramas on Netflix but I have never visited England.
Or, dependent clause + independent clause + independent clause:
Because I watch English dramas on Netflix, I like English but I have never visited England.