Friday the Thirteenth of September: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #4

Prep sheet for Test #4.

KBARR: ___/40      NVA: ___/9  ___/9 ___/9
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/11___/12
Other Extra Credit:  Period 1 gets +3 for winning Vocab Relay. All other periods get +1 for finishing under 1 minute.


Mental Floss.

  1. Sue is both the 50th best and the 50th worst student at her school. How many students attend her school? (Not a trick, just math.)
  2. You have six sticks that are vertical on the floor like this:
    |  |  |  |  |  |
    Add five more sticks to make nine. You may not move any of the original 6 sticks.
  3. An archaeologist uncovers an ancient tomb, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.  Two, unclothed, long-dead bodies are found in the tomb.  One is an adult male, the other an adult female.  Both bodies are perfectly preserved, although dry and leathery with age.  The archaeologist takes one look and exclaims: “It’s a miracle! I have found Adam and Eve.”  How did the archaeologist know this at a glance?
  4. Here is a question on international law: If an international airliner crashed exactly on the U.S.-Mexico border, where would they be required to bury the survivors?
  5. Removing an appendix is called an appendectomy, removing tonsils is called a tonsillectomy. What is it called when they remove a growth from your head? (haha)
  6. What is the next thing in this sequence. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ____.  See if you can fill in the blank correctly.

Test #4.

Doodle Theme: FUN!

Thursday, 9/12: NVA, Vocab, Richard Cory, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: NVA, Vocab (inc. AWs), Plot (open notebook), Outsiders.

“NVA, 9/12.” (9 to find.)

For a brief moment, Jimmy stupidly thought pigs flew like graceful birds across the sky.


“Vocab, 9/12.” * = AW.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. fear : panic :: ask : _____
  5. Johnny persisted ____(ly) in asking about his parents.
  6. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  7. A good attitude is very ____ to doing well in school.
  8. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  9. A savvy person is usually more ____ than a credulous one.
  10. The jury voted to ______ because there wasn’t enough evidence to find him guilty.
  11. The students ____(ed) the teacher to go easy on them. “Please?” they begged.
  12. * What is the ____ of school? Transfer of information or teaching thinking?




Richard Cory.  Which character from The Outsiders could be compared to Richard Cory?


The Outsiders
What food/supplies would you get? What would you do to pass the time for a week?

Wednesday, 9/11: NVA, Vocab, Plot, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

“NVA, 9/11.” (9)

Homer hit his fat head on the corner of the table and fell with a loud thunk.



“Vocab, 9/11.” (12) * = AW.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Hint: Why did he move?)
  5. “Johnny and I ______(ed) ourselves on barbecue sandwiches and banana splits.”
  6. lazy : dogged :: flattered : ______
  7. The jury ______(ed) him, so he was free to go.
  8. Moisture and heat help create an environment _____ to the growth of bacteria.
  9. The team’s ____ defense is what kept them in the game. They never gave up.
  10. Pony was _____ when he thought of his parents, remembering how nice things used to be.
  11. * When you ask, “Why are we doing this?” you want to know the ______ of the lesson.
  12. * S. E. Hinton’s high school experience was the ______ for The Outsiders.



PLOT. COPY into your notebook!

What would the inciting incident be in… HatchetFinding Nemo?  Lion KingFrozen?

  1. The 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, why) is usually given to us during the ______ of the story.
  2. “And they lived happily ever after,” would be the _____ of a fairy tale.
  3. The scene in the novel where Pony tells Cherry (and us) about Johnny getting jumped is in the ______ of the story…
  4. …and it also illustrates main ____ of the story.
  5. Johnny stabbing Bob would be the _______ of the story.
  6. We are now in the _____ of the story.

As we correct, write the answers on the diagram. You may use this cheat sheet on the test Friday.


The Outsiders

Tuesday, 9/10: NVA, Vocab, Outsiders

Assembly Schedule (6th Period); 40 minute periods!!

Checking Vocab Definitions.

“NVA, 9/10.” (9p)

The purple llama roared loudly in our scared faces as the crowd screamed like little babies.

Nouns (PPT):
Verbs (Action/Being):
Adjectives (What kind of?):

“Vocab, 9/10.” * = AW.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____ (Bonus for who this is from Greek myth!)
  4. _____
  5. My parents were a little ______ about the crowd I was hanging out with; she didn’t trust them to make good decisions.
  6. I waited until Mom’s anger _____(ed), and then asked for forgiveness.
  7. Listening to music is not ______ to studying. It interferes with your learning.
  8. Since I studied, I _____(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  9. At first, Pony thought he might be able to ____ the Socs by acting tough, but there were too many of them and they were drunk.
  10. I was ______ when Dad blamed me for breaking the lamp instead of my sister.
  11. * The high cost of gas is a(n) ______ for many people to buy electric cars.


Monday, 9/9: Homework, AWs, Debrief Test #3, Outsiders

Homies Lesson on motivation.

Copy homework into planner.

“AWs, 9/9.” Copy the words. Then each word is used once for the pics and once for the blanks.
inspiration, enthusiasm, purpose, incentive, desires

6. One of the things they look for in game show contestants is a lot of energy and  ________.
7. Mr. Coward offers a(n) ______ of extra credit to do vocab sentences.
8. He was having trouble with his essay until he had a(n) _______. Once he had an idea, it was easy.
9. Without a ______, life can seem meaningless.
10. Sometimes you have to put off satisfying your ______, and work toward something more meaningful and important.


Debrief Test #3.


The Outsiders...