Tuesday, 8/30: KBARR Check, Adjectives, Vocab, Outsiders

I will be checking KBARR while you warm up. Here are some more options for responding: 55 Ways.

“Adjectives, 8/30.” (9p) For the underlined word in each sentence, write “adj” or “not.” If it is an adjective, tell what word it is describing/modifying.

  1. A French chef in New York chisels ice sculptures.   a) adjective  b) not
  2. Machine parts are used to form mechanical structures.   a) adjective  b) not
  3. She is a pretty savvy poker player .   a) adjective  b) not
  4. She has a lot of basketball savvy.  a) adjective  b) not
  5. We beat a hasty retreat from his lair.

 

“Vocabulary, 8/30.” (12p) Read #6 and #7 together as one sentence. No need to copy anything; write the appropriate vocabulary word. You may use words more than once. Always be prepared to explain your reasoning. Schoolwide AWs are included in the word bank.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. ____
  5. At the party, he stood ______(ly) off to the side of the room, quietly watching the festivities.
  6. The paper said that the business man was a(n) ______ to society…
  7. …but _________(ly), he was secretly a gangster.
  8. common : elite :: cowardly : ______
  9. The gentleman _____(ly) opened the door for the ladies.
  10. gain : freedom :: _____ : capture
  11. Almost everyone _____(ed) the teacher’s instructions differently, so there was a lot of different kinds of projects.
  12. It would be ironic if a poor hobo spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket, and won.  a) True   b) False

 

The Outsiders, 8/30. (6p)
Which character…

  1. “…gets drunk on just plain living”?
  2. …thinks Ponyboy is a “tag-a-long and a kid”?
  3. “…doesn’t understand anything that isn’t plain, hard fact”?
  4. …kept them “laughing at themselves”?
  5. …has a “hatred of the whole world.”
  6. …likes to “lone it anyway”?

  7.  (Bonus) What does every story require in order to actually be a story?

 

Read aloud.

 

Friday, 8/26: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #1

Homies: Fire Drill! Slightly shorter schedule.

CLICKERS YES.

Prepare sheet for Test #1. Look in your notebook for your warm ups this week. Vocabulary Homework: ____/20
Warm Ups: 8-23____/12   8-24:____/12   8-25:___/12
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss: Brain teasers and trick questions to scrape the mucous off your brain before the test. Purely extra credit. NO penalty for wrong answers, so you may as well guess. Write the answers at the top of your test sheet. If it looks like a trick, it probably is.

  1. You have two coins that total 15 cents, but one of them is not a nickel. How is that possible?
  2. What is the volume of dirt in a hole 6 feet long, 8 feet deep, and 4 feet wide?
  3. A farmer had seventeen sheep; all but nine died. How many are left?
  4. What heavy six letter word can you take one letter away from and have eight left?
  5.  You are in a mountain cabin, and it is freezing and dark. The cabin has an old gas lantern, a wood burning stove, and an oil burning heater. You have only one match. Which do you light first?
  6. A fish weighs 10 pounds plus half its weight. How much does it weigh?(Not a trick; just math.)

 

Test #1

Circle AND Click. Click AND Circle. Circle them all, then Click. However you want to do it; just make sure you do BOTH!
Finished early? Your choices:
1) Doodle on the back of the test – Theme: The messiest room you can imagine. The theme is optional; you may doodle about whatever you want. If I like it you get get extra credit.
2) Trackword –  Read the directions!
3) Read something.
4) Nap. Just don’t snore.
5) Stare blankly (and silently) into space.

Thursday, 8/25: Vocab, Outsiders, Test Preview, Clickers!?


Clickers!

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary, Outsiders, “Motto” and “Delinquent” and whatever else we’ve done in class this week. Here’s a preview:
“Test Practice, 8/25/16.” Write the answer, not the letter, and “click it.”

  1. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.  a) gingerly  b) savvy  c) infer  d) nonchalant  e) fathom
  2. Some people called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)___(ist).  a) sage  b) rueful  c) infer  d) conform  e) fathom
  3. The old man was considered the ____ of the village because of all his experience and wisdom.  a) sage  b) rueful  c) nonchalant  d) bleak  e) fathom

  4. She speaks so softly that I can hardly hear her.  a) softly – adjective,  hardly – not  b) softly – not,  hardly – adjective  c) both adjectives  d) both not
  5. I bowl pretty well; my ball has pretty flowers on it.  a) well – adjective,  pretty – not  b) well – not,  pretty – adjective  c) both adjectives  d) both not

  6. In the poem “Delinquent,” who’s (the) delinquent?  a) Julie’s parents  b) Julie  c) society  d) All of the above.  e) NOTA (none of the above)
  7. What’s the message of the poem “Motto”?  a) YOLO  b) Enjoy the good things while you can.  c) Treat others how want to be treated.  d) “Dig it!”  e) NOTA
  8. 90% of 50 = _____  a) 5  b) 40  c) 45  d) 46  e) NOTA
  9. 89% = ____ (letter grade)   a) A-  b) B+  c) B  d) C  e) NOTA
  10. The two things you should bring to class EVERY DAY:  a) homework and pencil/pen  b) homework and KBARR book  c) pencil/pen and paper d) pencil/pen and spiral notebook  e) NOTA

  11. As used in The Outsiders, the word hood is short for _____.  a) hoodie  b) neighborhood  c) hoodlum  d) livelihood  e) cheese
  12. lb. : pound :: Soc : _______ a) society  b) sock  c) greaser  d) social  e) punch

 

Vocabulary Relay #1!

 

 

The Outsiders
Key Question:

  • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
  • What is required to make a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)

 

Read On!

 

Wednesday, 8/24: Adjectives, Vocab, Delinquent

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.
“Warm Up, 8/24/16.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.
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  1. _______ (Be prepared to explain why for 1-4.)
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______ (1 + 1. Not infer.)
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. Most religions promise eternal ______ in some place like Heaven.
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  10. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  11. Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?
  12. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does:  “An adjective is a word that…”

 

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes

 

Time?

The Outsiders by S E Hinton

  • Key Questions.

    • 1967?
    • Connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
    • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
    • What is required to make a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)
    • Who are the “outsiders”?

 

Paul Newman?

Begin reading…

Tuesday, 8/23: Vocab, “Motto,” Dig It?

I will be checking vocabulary definitions while you work.
“Vocabulary, 8/23/16.”  Answers 1-10 will be vocabulary words. Use your pink sheet and your group homies to help you. For #1-4, choose which word best fits the picture and complete the sentence with a reason you think so. If you can justify more than one word for a picture, you might receive bonus credit.
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  1. “_____ because…”
  2. “_____ because…”
  3. “_____ because…”
  4. “_____ because…”
  5. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____ of a gang member with a can a spray paint.
  6. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ______
  7. rules : requirements :: happiness : ____
  8. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used.
  9. Nobody could _____ why he liked school so much even though he got all F’s.
  10. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.

  11. What is 10% of 50?
  12. An analogy is a _______.

 

(in your notebook)Motto by Langston Hughes     

     I play it cool
     and dig all jive. 
     That’s the reason 
     I stay alive. 
     My motto, 
     As I live and learn, 
     is: 
     Dig and Be Dug 
     In Return. 

1) What is a motto?
2) What do you think he means when he says “play it cool” and  “dig all jive”?
3) What does he mean by “Dig and Be Dug In Return”?
4) What other saying(s) have you heard or use would mean something similar?

Audio Feature: The concept of “digging.”

Short Explanation Paper Assignment. Due next Tuesday, 8/30. (Add to your assignment book/planner.)