Friday, 10/21: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #9

Extra Credit Opportunity: Go here and join in the conversation. Comment thoughtfully on all four questions. Copy/paste your comments into a Google Doc or similar and submit them with your Outsiders project. You will receive bonus credit on your project.


Prep sheet for Test #9:
KoS Sheet: ___/15 (5 + 10 + Bonus)
Warm Ups: 10/17: ___/8  10/18:___/10   10/19: ___/8   10/20: ___/7
Vocabulary H/w: ___/20     Vocabulary Practices: 10/18:___/14   10/19:___/13  10/20: ___/14
Other Extra Credit:

Mental Floss: Wacky Wordies!

Test #9.

Doodle Theme: Integrate the existing doodle into your doodle.


Thursday, 10/20: KoS, Vocabulary + Relay, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: KoS, Vocabulary, Outsiders, Husker Du (mostly apostrophes).

Checking Kos II.

“Warm Up, 10/20, KoS.” Write the answer.

  1. Will you tell me what a llama looks like  a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  2. The llama is a quadruped   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  3. Please Google the word llama for me   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  4. A sentence like you might find in an encyclopedia entry would be called a(n) ____ sentence.   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  5. The subject of an imperative sentence is always the word ____.    a) they  b) I  c) somebody  d) it  e) NOTA
  6. Rearrange #1 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.
  7. Rearrange #2 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.


“Vocabulary, 10/20.” (14p) Write the word.
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______ (Not dire.)
  4. The boy ______(ly) rode his bike into the busy street.
  5. The lawyer’s argument was so _____ the jury acquitted his client.
  6. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  7. compelling : boring :: rare: _____
  8. “Now, now, don’t be ______. Speak up!”
  9. Most stores these days don’t ____ over the price.
  10. His _____ facade hid a very dangerous person.
  11. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______
  12. The only noun on the list: ______
  13. (2) Name two attributes of a rectangle.



Finish Outsiders. Preview test questions:

  1. Pony vs. Darry. This conflict is resolved when…
  2. Reread the middle paragraph on p179. It’s the one that begins, “Tell Dally.” What is Pony’s purpose in writing this all down?
  3. When we find out that the book is Ponyboy’s essay.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) climax  e) resolution

Wednesday, 10/19: KoS, Vocabulary, Outsiders (Project)

“Warm Up, 10/19. KoS.” For 1-7 write D, IMP, INT, or E. (Bonus: Answer #2.) For #8, write the new sentence.

  1. Do you know what Limburger is
  2. Please tell me what Limburger is
  3. Will you please tell me what Limburger is
  4. It is soooo unfair that you won’t tell me what Limburger is
  5. I know what Limburger is
  6. How easy it is now to make Limburger
  7. Think about how you might use Limburger in your life

  8. Rearrange the words to turn #1 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.


“Vocabulary, 10/21.”  (13p) Write the word. You will use words more than once.

  1. (2) In the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the tortoise is ______ and the hare is ______.
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  2. “Nothing in the mail but junk mail and a death certificate.”
  3. “Election years are the best time to land–they never notice us in all the _____.”
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. After he forgot his wife’s birthday, he had to _____ for several days before she forgave him.
  7. He practiced the skate trick ______(ly) until he got it right.
  8. My mom didn’t find my reasons for “needing” an X-Box8 very _____, so I was denied.
  9. He was so hungry that he ate the food, ____ of the mold around the edges.
  10. The warnings about the storm were ____. It was clear you needed to take cover.
  11. compelling : boring  ::  cordial :  ____
  12. *** I _____ my failure on the test to not studying beforehand.


The Outsiders.

What was our climax?

Where are we now on Plot Mountain?

Outsiders Projects. Due next Friday.

Chapter 12!



Tuesday, 10/18: Correct Test #8, KoS, Vocabulary, Outsiders

Consequences and rewards for behavior during my absence.


Correct Test #8.

Correct KoS  pink sheet. Sorry the top got cut off. Let’s see how you do without it!

A declarative sentence makes a statement. It ends with a period.
An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark.
An imperative sentence tells or asks someone to do something. It usually ends with a period.
An exclamatory sentence shows STRONG feeling. It always ends with an exclamation point.

“Warm Up, 10/18.” For 1-6, write the answer. For 7-10, write D, IMP, INT, or E.

  1. An interrogative sentence is more commonly known as a _____.
  2. True/False? An imperative sentence always ends with an exclamation point.
  3. The subject of an imperative sentence is always ____.
  4. A sentence like you might find in an encyclopedia entry would be called a(n) ____ sentence.
  5. A sentence where you instruct someone to do something is called a(n) ____ sentence.
  6. True/False? An exclamatory sentence must contain an interjection such as wow, OMG, or oh.

  7. What kind of sentence is this
  8. List three ways these animals are different
  9. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing
  10. The llama is a quadruped


“Vocabulary, 10/18.” (14p)  *** = Current SAW.


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. boring : compelling :: aloof : ____
  7. The “consequences” for misbehavior in schools in the old days were sometimes pretty ______. I remember getting hit by a ruler more than once.
  8. His brother’s sudden disappearance caused great ____ in the family.
  9. Even though there is actually a(n) _____(ce) of  food being grown in the world, much of it doesn’t get to the people who need it.
  10. (3) Johnny : ____ :: Pony {at least according to Darry} : ____  :: Dally {think about what Cherry said} : ____
  11. *** She has several positive ______(s) that make her a good fit for the job.
  12. *** The candidate claimed to work for the people but really only worked for things that were ________.



The Outsiders!

Projects due a week from Friday.

Monday, 10/17: Copy Homework, Finish Ch 10, Start Homework

Welcome Guest Teacher.

“Warm Up 10/17–SAWs.” attribute, relocate, project (v), statistics, in ____’s interest
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. After her dad got a new job, the family had to ______ to Texas.
  5. It’s ______ to study for the test because it’s your grade not mine.
  6. San Luis Coastal district has _____(ed) that they will lose money when Diablo closes.
  7. People use ________ to try to prove many things, but numbers can sometimes lie.
  8. The successful woman ______(ed) her success to listening to her middle school English teacher.


I. Copy homework into planner:

  • KBARBlogging = Make up only! If you have a KBARR score of 25/40 or less, you may replace that score by doing a regular week of KBARBlogging. If all your KBARR score are better than that, you have the week off.
  • Vocabulary due Tuesday, Wednesday.
  • Kinds of Sentences due Tuesday and Thursday. (Not available online.)

II. Finish chapter 10 and answer the questions in your notebook.

III. Read the S. E. Hinton Profile and answer the questions on a separate sheet.

IV. Begin your homework.

Friday, 10/14: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #8

Friday, 10/14. Welcome Guest Teacher!
No Clickers! If you have issues with your paperwork, I will look at them Tuesday.
If you did extra credit vocab sentences, I will look at those on Tuesday. For now just put the score you have. I will add the extra credit in myself.

Prep Sheet for Test #8:
Apostrophe Warm Ups: ___/7 ___/17___/11 ___/8
SAW Warm Up: ___/8    Vocabulary Warm Ups: ___/12 ___/15  ___/12
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20 (If you did extra credit sentences, add 1 point for each sentence you wrote.)

Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. What is the longest sentence in the world?
  2. How can you make the following equation correct without changing it at all? 8 + 8 = 91
  3. What property do 1, 2, 6, and 10 all have that no other whole number has?
  4. How can you add 2 to 11 and get 1 as the correct answer?
  5. How many numbers are there on a standard die?
  6. “Hannah,” said Bob, “I can poke my head through a hole this big.” He then made a hole with his thumb and index finger. The hole was no wider than a quarter. Hannah was sure she would win the bet, but Bob poked his head through the hole he made by his thumb and index finger and won the bet. How?
  7. What do all the words in this list have in common? Lead, Sow, Bass, Wind, Tear, Object (Not a trick. Hint: Say them all to yourself.)

Test #8. Completely collaborative! NO PINK SHEET!

Thursday, 10/13: Welcome Guest Teacher, Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocabulary, Outsiders ch 8 and 9, Husker Du.

“Warm Up, 10/13.” No peekee @ the Pink Sheet! Do not copy. Write the correct form of the word for each blank. You might have to pluralize and/or possessify.

  1. She’s sure ____ going to be all right. (it)
  2. My friend _____ goal is to become an astronaut. (Maria)
  3. _____ bright idea was this?  (who)
  4. It was every single _____ nightmare. (student)
  5. The llama wagged ____ tail. (it)
  6. All the ____ clothing is on the second floor. (more than one man)
  7. All the _____ uniforms were new. (player)
  8. The best era for music was the ____. (70)


“Vocab, 10/13.”

  1. The candidate’s popularity ____(ed) as scandal after scandal about his opponent was uncovered.
  2. After Mr. Shmarty lost his ring at the beach, they _____(ed) through the sand until they found it.
  3. The new landscaping in front of the house really ______(ed) its value.
  4. I found your story _____(ing), but ultimately unbelievable.  
  5. Genevieve’s  wardrobe was rather ____ and boring until she went on the show What not to Wear.
  6. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  7. As a rule, grandparents respond to _____(ing) more than parents do.
  8. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was _____. “And ruin my rep?”
  9. In his classroom, the least ___ is met with serious consequences.
  10. Ponyboy was _____ about appearing in juvenile court.
  11. ***weave _____  12. Forest of hands _____


The Outsiders.

  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Grab a Chromebook and go to, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the quotes below, copy and paste it into your post, and respond with at least a paragraph. Use at least one example from the book to back up whatever you say. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Dally: “You’d better wise up, Pony… you get tough like me and you don’t get hurt.  You look out for yourself and nothin’ can touch you…”  (pssst: irony.)
    • Johnny: “Stay gold.”
    • BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
  • Continue reading ch 10.
  • When you are finished with chapter 10, go to, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the questions below, and answer it using at least one example from the book. You don’t have to write the question, but your answer should make the question obvious. Your response should be at least a paragraph long. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Was Dally gallant?  Why/not? OR
    • Why does Dally’s death seem sadder than Johnny’s?
  • Go get a Chapter 10 Quiz (yellow) from the stack. Do not write on the sheet! In your notebook, write the answer and the first four words of the answer.  Open Book! Return the sheet to the pile.
  • Done? Read the S. E. Hinton Profile and answer the questions on a separate sheet.