Wednesday, 4/25: Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

“Gramma, 4/25.”  Copy and Label.

Homer tripped very awkwardly, and hit his fat head on the door.

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab, 4/25.” One SAW is used, but you have to put the prefix in- on the front of it.


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. obvious : hidden :: idol : _____
  7. Third period’s ______ behavior for the sub earned them a rating of 3. (not miscreant)
  8. The prefix of this word means all or everything. _____
  9. Rome was at the _____ of its power around 235 AD. It was all downhill from there.
  10. In Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain is a 3rd person, ______ narrator.
  11. Sometimes you don’t have to speak to be _____; even a look can say a lot.
  12. After his victory, he paraded around _____(ly) wearing his gold medal.
  13. She signed her autograph with a fancy _____.



60-Second Examples:

Tom Sawyer Quiz, 4/25.” (10p)

  1. (3)
    Explain what’s happening here. Who are the two men who aren’t dead? Why does one appear to be begging or praying?

(7) Label a-g with the appropriate names from p66-67.



The Dire Prophecy of the Howling Dog!


Tuesday, 4/24: Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

“Gramma, 4/24.”
noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, interjection, conjunction

  1. The “Mr. Morton” of the sentence.
  2. Answers the questions when, where, or how.
  3. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  4. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  5. An example is the word yours.
  6. Always separated from the rest of the sentence by punctuation.
  7. Can usually be turned into an adverb by adding -ly.
  8. Has a past, present, and future.
  9. Describes adjectives and adverbs.
  10. What Mr. Morton does.


“Vocab, 4/24.”


  1. _____ (not miscreant)
  2. _____ (not miscreant)
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. Kendra’s huge earrings were too _____ for the low-key funeral.
  6. “For plainly this ______ had sold himself to Satan and it would be fatal” to mess with him.
  7. The homeless are sometimes the ______(s) of today’s society.
  8. While Aunt Polly’s back was turned, Tom _______(ed) a doughnut.
  9. By definition, God is ________.
  10. pariah : idol :: bottom : ______
  11. The sloppiness of the projects was ____ to the teacher.
  12. (2) Depending on whom you talked to, the speech was either _____ or _____(ing).


Book Pitch. A good bad example.


Tom Sawyer.
Explain the following quote:

“He had contemplated a good part of the performance before he contributed his bit of variety to it.” (p52)

Things to include in your explanation:

  • Who “He” is.
  • What the “performance” is.
  • What “contributed his bit of variety” means.


Chapter 8: A Pirate bold to be!

Friday, 4/20: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #31

Prep sheet for Test #30:
TS KBARR: ___/20     TS Quizzes: ___/6  ___/6
Vocab h/w: ___/20   Vocab Practice: ___/13  ___/13 ___/10
Other Extra Credit:  +3,+2, or +1 for each Gramma that had 9+ correct.


Mental Floss.

  1. What sort of story begins with a limb and ends with a finish?
  2. Two men got lost while exploring in the desert. Each man had a compass. One headed due East, and the other headed due West. Two hours later, they met. How?
  3. Following are groups of three words. Can you figure out the common link within each group? Example: Hurricane, potato, needle, (answer: eyes)
    a) computer, onion dip, poker game
    b) bowling alley, dress-maker, wrestling match
    c) dentist, oil field, basketball practice
    d) April, locker room, brides-to-be
    e) pelican, legislature, person in debt
  4. Make the matchstick dawg face the other way by moving only 2 matches. His tail must still point up!
  5. There was a road around a circular lake. A man and his brother each started in the same place and drove around the lake at exactly the same speed, but in opposite directions. The first brother went clockwise around the lake at 40 mph, and the trip took him an hour and 20 minutes. The second brother went counterclockwise around the lake–also at exactly 40 mph–but his trip only took him 80 minutes. Each traveled exactly the same distance: 53.33 miles. How is that possible?


Test #30.

CHOICE G should be INTERJECTION, not Preposition.

Doodle Theme: Prank.

Thursday, 4/19: Gramma, Vocab + Relay, Tom and Huck and Becky

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs, Tom Sawyer, a wee bit o’ Gramma.

Tonight: Click the test link, open your Tom Sawyer book, and LOOK UP THE ANSWERS!



“Gramma, 4/19.” noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection

  1. The main one in a sentence is also known as the predicate.
  2. Answers the questions how, where, or when.
  3. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  4. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  5. A substitute for a noun.
  6. A word of surprise or strong emotion.
  7. Often ends in -ly.
  8. Has a past, present, and future.
  9. Intensifies adjectives and adverbs.
  10. (2) Only described by adjectives.


“Vocab, 4/19.”

1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4. _____  5._____
6. I’m _____? Do you even know what that means? (LOL. It’s a joke.)
7. It was rather _____ of Pony and Johnny to rush into the burning church.
8. The fireman jumped out of bed with ____ when the alarm sounded.
9. (2) The Socs always would say the word greaser _____(ly) and with ______(ing).



Tom Sawyer.  Two questions.

  1. How did Tom get back at the maid who dumped water on him outside Becky’s window?
  2. What does Tom fantasize about twice in Chapter 3?


Chapter 4: Movie excerpt from 1938?

Chapter 6: Let’s meet Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher.