Monday, 9/24: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #5, Outsiders

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“SAWs, 9/24.” Each word is used twice.
complexity (noun) the quality of having many interrelated parts; the quality of not being simple
culture (noun) a way of life; a group of people who share a particular way of life
element (noun) a piece, part, or component
resourceful (adjective) inventive; capable
tradition (noun) a regular practice; a custom that is repeated over time

  1. We used the _____ of surprise for Joe’s birthday party.
  2. It is a ___ to give Santa cookies and milk on Christmas.
  3. _____ people reuse everything they can.
  4. In American _______, we celebrate our independence on July 4.
  5. He couldn’t handle the ___ of the Webster’s crossword because his vocabulary wasn’t strong enough.
  6. As your vocabulary increases, you can read and understand writing of greater ______.
  7. (2) Much of what makes up a ______ are its _____(s).
  8. Because he was ____, he was able to survive until he was found.
  9. There are several _____(s) that help make up a good essay.

 

Go over Test #5.

The Outsiders!

Friday, 9/21: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #5

Prep sheet for Test #5.

FROs: 9-18: ___/8  9-19:___/10  9-20:___/10   KBARR: _____/40
Outsiders Quiz: ___/5   
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
Vocab Practices:   9-18:___/10   9-19:___/10    9-20:___/10
Other Extra Credit: +3 for Per. 5 for vocab relay, +1 for Periods 1 and 2. +1 for each extra sentence for sentences combining.

 

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 (other than for 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.

IMPORTANT: If you are EXEMPT from the FROs section, write EXEMPT across that section of your paper and skip ahead to question #20. Be sure to advance your clicker too. When we look at score, be sure to add 8 points to whatever it says.

 

Doodle Theme: Music! 

Thursday, 9/20: Vocab + Relay, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders, Husker Du, Sentence Combining.

“Vocab, 9/21.”
  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The teacher’s attitude was very _____(ing); he always treated his class like they were in kindergarten.
  5. nonchalant : hysterical ::  gossipy : _____
  6. Life is made up of thousands of ____ decisions every day, but some are more important than others.
  7. If you ____ (ed) CPK last night, it benefited the band program.
  8. Buck Merrill sometimes sold _____ alcohol.  (It was called bootlegging.)
  9. A spy must be ____ and not go blabbing secrets around.
  10. I finally had to poke him to ____ any response at all!

Vocabulary Relay!


“FROs 9/20.”  CS = Correct Sentence.  F = Fragment.  RO = Run on. 

  1. Hide in burrows and beneath rocks.
  2. Although the llama wandered too close to the fire.
  3. Fighting with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other, he battled the vicious llama.
  4. Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside.
  5. The strange life of the llama.
  6. Jack and Jill and the llama went up the hill to fetch a pail of water then they fell down.
  7. The llama fell down and broke his crown Jack and Jill fell in the well.
  8. The llama went over the hills and through the wood to get to Grandmother’s house, but she wasn’t home.
  9. Because the llama ate too much cheese, he forgot to do his KBARR.
  10. As the llama trained to be a ninja.

“Sentence Combining, 9/20.” — Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus: Write more than one combination!)

1a. His teacher walks toward Chuckie’s desk.  1b. Her walk is cool.  1c. Her walk is silent.  1d. Her walk is slow. (Hint: -ly)

2a. The class holds its breath.  2b. They have anticipation.  2c. They know what will happen next. (Hint: with, because.)


The Outsiders!

Wednesday, 9/19: Vocab, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab 9/19.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______. (Yes, the order matters.)
  5. “You’re so ____. You probably think this song is about you.”
  6. Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  7. S.E. Hinton has said that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher. Worrying about the kids’ problems wore her out.
  8. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  9. Johnny and Two-Bit were _____ by what Pony said about Darry being mean.
  10. The root of this word means “to struggle against.”  ______

 

“Sentence Combining, 9/19.” — Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus: Write more than one combination!)

  1. a) Then a voice freezes his behavior.   b) The voice is stern.   c) The behavior is disturbing. (Hint: stern and disturbing are just adjectives.)
  2. a) His teacher is not amused.   b) His teacher is a woman.   c) She is very quiet.   d) She has karate experience. (Hint:  ___, —-,___)

 

“FROs, 9/19.”

  1. Write a sentence about Richard Cory that begins with the word “although.”
    CS = Correct Sentence.  F = Fragment.  RO = Run on.
  2. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!
  3. The chuck wagon, a rolling kitchen on wheels.
  4. The word chuck means “food” or “grub,” and that is what they served.
  5. Jimmy, laughing at the comedian’s act.
  6. Is this a fragment?
  7. Looking after saddles was also one of the cook’s jobs.
  8. Explained the rules of the game and demonstrated it.
  9. Over the hills and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.
  10. I love that story because it is so funny.

 

The Outsiders!

 

Tuesday, 9/18: Vocab, FRO’s, Outsiders

Bonus Warm Up: Homophones:!
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Spell all three correctly for +3!
“Vocab, 9/18.” (10p)

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. buy : sell :: boycott : ____
  5. legitimate : illicit :: combined : ____
  6. The teacher tried to ____ the correct response from the students by giving hints.
  7. This word literally means “discovered speechless.” ______
  8. I did not want to be ___(ed); I felt I was savvy enough to make my own decisions.
  9. I was _____ to tell the teacher about the cheating I saw, because the person was my friend.
  10. I am never going to ____ that store again after they were so rude to me.

 

FROs! Fragments and Run Ons.

What’s wrong with this? What’s missing?

Why is this ironic and funny?

Run-on Examples from “Messy Room.”  Oh My My…

What does a sentence have to have?
What is a sentence fragment? How could we fix it?
What is a run-on? How could we fix it?


“FRO Practice I, 9/18.”  (7p) Write CS, F, or RO for each word group. Tell how to fix the FROs for extra credit!

  1. Laughing at the comedian’s act.
  2. Chief Wiggum, the doughnut-eater and chief cop.
  3. Up the mountain we hiked.
  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.
  8. I love that story; I have read it three times.

 

The Outsiders. Quick Quiz.

  1. The fact that Johnny is getting more out of the book they’re reading than Pony, even though Pony is the “smart” one, is an example of irony.  a) True  b) False
  2. The real message of  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is that bad things always happen.  a) True  b) False
  3. Which quote so far best connects to the title of the novel?  a) “How’d you like to live with that?”  b) “I guess we’re different.”  c) “Too bad it couldn’t stay like that all the time.”  d) “Things have been happening so fast…”  e) “I bet they were cool old guys.”
  4. The same character said all five of the quotes in the previous question. Which one?  a) Pony  b) Soda  c) Dally  d) Johnny  e) Darry  f) Two Bit  g) Steve
  5. Chapter 5 would be considered part of the ______ of this story.    a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) NOTA

Read Aloud….

Monday, 9/17: Homework, Sentence Combining, Debrief Test #4, Outsiders

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We already did this week’s SAWs…OOPS!

 “Sentence Combining, 9/17.” — Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus: Write more than one combination!)
1.  a) Chuckie bounces wildly in his desk.   b) He is the class clown.   c) He clucks like a chicken.

2.  a) His fingers make sounds.   b) The sounds are scratching.   c) They claw the desktop.   d) The desktop is battered.

 

Debrief “Test #4.”

The Outsiders.  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” ?

Friday, 9/14: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #4

Prep sheet for Test #4:
KBARR: ___/40      NVA: ___/9  ___/9 ___/9     Outsiders Quiz: ___/6
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/12  ___/12
Other Extra Credit:  Period 6 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!