Friday, 9/23: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #5

Prep sheet for Test #5:
KBARR: _____/40
Spelling Homework: ___/10  Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
Warm Ups:  9/19: ___/6    9/20: ___/15     9/21: ___/14   9/22: ___/15
Other Extra Credit: May include +3 for Period 1 for Vocab Relay (+1 for Period 3), FRO Pretest, VVV, NVAA, Etc.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Explain how I do it: “In my bedroom, the nearest lamp that I  usually keep turned on is 12 feet away from my bed. Alone in the room, without using wires, strings, or any other aids or contraptions, I can turn out the light on that lamp and get into bed before the room is dark.”
  2. What are the elusive characters; missing two letters or numbers? (In other words, what letters go into the blanks? The answer is NOT R and E.)
    W  A  T  E  ___ M  ___  L O  N
  3. 1961 was a special year (besides the fact that Mr. Coward was born then). In fact, the next time a year will be this special will be the year 6009. What is so special about those two years?
  4. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
  5. In each sentence below, an animal is concealed. For example, the sentence, “What shall I do, Gertrude?” has the word dog concealed. Find the hidden animal in each sentence.
    • a) Horace tries in school to be a very good boy.
    • b) People who drive too fast are likely to be arrested.
    • c) For the Halloween party, John came looking like a radish.
  6. When does 1+1+1=1?

 

Test #5.

Doodle Theme: MUSIC.

 

 

Thursday, 9/22: Spelling/Vocab + Relay, FROs, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Spelling, Vocab (including SAWs), Plot, FROs, Outsiders.

Due Tomorrow: KBARR (chart + 1 page in notebook or 4 blog posts) and spelling practice (sentences and/or analogies).

“Warm Up, 9/22.”  * = spelling. ** = vocab. *** = SAW. (15p)

  1. * (3) He saluted the _____, who had been in the Marine _____ for 25 years, and who was the ______ reason behind him becoming a Marine.
  2. ** humble : vain :: nonchalant : _____
  3. ** I was _____ to tell the teacher about the cheating I saw, because the person was my friend.
  4. ** Life is made up of thousands of ____ decisions every day, but some are more important than others.
  5. ** The comedian ____(ed) the famous politician’s mannerisms. (Bonus if you actually spell the answer correctly with the suffix.)
  6. ** If you ____ (ed) CPK last night, it benefited the band program.
  7. ** I did not want to be ___(ed); I felt I was savvy enough to make my own decisions.
  8. ** Buck Merrill sometimes sold _____ alcohol.  (It was called bootlegging. Bonus for the origin of the term!)
  9. ** A spy must use ____(ion) and not go blabbing secrets around.
  10. ** I finally had to poke him to ____ any response at all!
  11. *** (3) The city council studied the _____ _____ of the new shopping center on the local neighborhood before asking the developer to ______ a more pedestrian-friendly environment.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!
Can ANYONE beat Period Three?!

NOTE: For the homophone pairs do this, “Discrete, E, T E.”

 

“FROs Pretest 9/22.” Write F, RO, or CS as needed. (11/11 = Exempt from this section tomorrow!)

  1. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!
  2. The chuck wagon, a rolling kitchen on wheels.
  3. The word chuck means “food” or “grub,” and that is what they served.
  4. Laughing at the comedian’s act, Jimmy fell off his chair.
  5. The cook was one of the most important persons on the trail, and he was highly paid.
  6. Looking after saddles and bridles was also one of the cook’s jobs.
  7. Explained the rules of the game and demonstrated it.
  8. I love that story; I have read it three times.
  9. Over the hills and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.
  10. Chief Wiggum, the doughnut-eater and chief cop.
  11. True/False: One of the ways to fix a run-on is with a conjunction such as and or but.

Trade and Grade

 

The Outsiders

 

Wednesday, 9/21: Spelling/Vocab, FROs, Outsiders

Checking: Show-Me-You-Know sentences.

“Warm Up, 9/21.”  * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary or current SAW. (14p)

  1. * it is : ___ :: who owns : ___ (2p)
  2. * antagonist : protagonist :: villain : _____
  3. * John murdered the Cheerios and then he offed the Captain Crunch and then he snuffed out the Wheaties. John is a _______ killer. Get it? This is a joke on which pair of words? (Bonus: What kind of joke is it?)
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  4. ** _____
  5. ** _____
  6. ** Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______
  7. ** A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  8. ** “You’re so ___. You probably think this song is about you.”
  9. ** Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  10. ** Please stop ____(ing) me. I am not 5 years old any more. (Not mimic.)
  11. ** It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  12. ** This word literally means “discovered speechless.” ______
  13. ** The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.

 

FROs!
What is a sentence fragment? How could we fix it?
What is a run-on? How could we fix it?

“FRO Practice I, 9/21.”  (7p) Write CS, F, or RO for each word group. How could we fix the FROs?

  1. Laughing at the comedian’s act.
  2. Chief Wiggum, the doughnut-eater and chief cop.
  3. Up the mountain we trudged.
  4. The wagon was loaded with food it was pulled by two teams of horses.
  5. There are shells all over the beach let’s collect some!
  6. On his back, the bug wriggled his little legs.
  7. Into the hole fell he.

 

The Outsiders

In chapter 2, Cherry said something to Pony that relates well to the meaning of the poem “Richard Cory.” What did she say to Pony? (Two quotes possible.)

 

“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

What “gold” has Ponyboy lost? Soda?  Darry?

 

Tuesday, 9/20: Spelling/Vocab, Outsiders

BLOGS!  We had seven who busted a move last night and three who came close.

Checking: Vocab definitions.

Bonus homophones:
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Spell all three correctly for +3!

“Warm Up, 9/20.” * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary. Do not copy. (15)

  1. (2) The roots of the word homophone means _____  _____.
    2. * Dally is Johnny’s _____.
    3. Do you understand the ____(s) of dividing fractions?
    4. * The word ____ comes from the French word for body.
    5. (3) ____ books have been sitting ____ for a long time; I hope ____ coming back soon.
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    6. ** _____  7. ** _____  8. ** _____  9. ** _____
    10. **  buy : sell :: boycott : _____
    11. **  legitimate : illicit :: combined : _____
    12. **  The teacher tried to ____ the correct response from the students by giving hints.

“NVAA , 9/20”
1-5: Name the part-of-speech of each boldfaced, underlined word above.

 

Plot Practice. Use the appropriate terms from the diagram in your notebook to fill the blanks. (7p – 6 minutes.)

  1. The 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, why) is usually given to us during the ______ of the story.
  2. “And they all died,” would be the _____ of a dystopian 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.
  7. The part where he says that he likes the Green Eggs and Ham. ______

 

 Richard Cory” 9/20.

Write a sentence about Richard Cory that begins with the word although.

 

The Outsiders!

 

Monday, 9/19: Copy Homework, Debrief Test #4, “Richard Cory”

Vocab Monday for Homies.
This week’s SAWs:
impact, transfer, feature, design, potential

  1. A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  2. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.
  3. (2) A ______ ______ of the new iPhone is the lack of a physical home button.
  4. (3) The city council studied the _____ _____ of the new shopping center on the local neighborhood before asking the developer to ______ a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
  5. The new car had many optional _______(s) you could add for extra money.

 

Copy homework into planner. Previous student blogs are here.

Bonus Question: This week’s spelling theme is homophones. The roots of the word homophone mean _______  ________.

Warm Up, 9/19/16. Copy 1-3. *= spelling, ** = vocabulary.

  1. * friendly : hostile :: active : _____
  2. * its, whose, ____
  3. * Sacramento : ______ :: Mr. Calandro : ______ (2)
  4. * It is said that many stereotypes start with a _____ of truth.
  5. *_______ books are *______?  (Must get both.)

Go over Test #4.

Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson

 

Time? Outsiders.

Third Period needs the PLOT diagram from Thursday.

 

Friday, 9/16: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #4

Prep sheet for Test #4:
IMPORTANT! PLEASE ADD KBARR SCORE.  “KBARR: ___/40”
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
NVA: ___/8  NVAA: ___/10
Vocab Practices: ___/10  ___/12  ___/12
Other Extra Credit:  May include: +1 for Lolly III, +3 for Per3 for Vocab Relay.

 

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.
  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.

Thursday, 9/15: NVA, Vocab, Plot, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: NVAA, Vocab, Plot, Outsiders, Library, Husker Du.


“NVAA, 9/15.” (10p)

Homer stupidly hit his very fat head on the corner of the table with a loud thunk.

Nouns:
Verbs:
Adjectives:
Adverbs:

 

“Vocab, 9/15.” (Also SAWs; one previous one.)
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. fear : panic :: ask : _____
  6. Johnny persisted ____(ly) in asking about his parents.
  7. The students ____(ed) the teacher to go easy on them. “Please?” they begged.
  8. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  9. A good attitude is very ____ to doing well in school.
  10. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  11. A savvy person is usually more ____ than a credulous one.
  12. The jury voted to ______ because the evidence was not sufficient to find him guilty.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY! Can anyone beat Period Three?!

 

The Outsiders.

PLOT. Copy into your notebook!

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  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 tomorrow.