Thursday, 11/19 (Per. 1,2,3) – Friday, 11/20 (Per. 5,6)

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RETAKES (≤18) ARE TODAY (11/20) DURING SGI: Period 5 – 1:30, Period 6 – 2:00.


Send your KBARR Chart by tonight (11/20)!

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.)

SCORES in CHAT, Per. 5,6:

Vocab: Nov 18 – ___/14, Nov 16 – ___/12
Bonus: Sentence Soup, Mental Floss?


SCORES in CHAT, Per. 1,2,3:

Vocab: Nov 17 – ___/14, Nov 13 – ___/12
Bonus: Sentence Soup, Mental Floss?

Test #7. Write the answers in your notebook. You may use the Outsiders book and your S/CD/CX notes.

Doodle Theme: Time Travel.

Test #7 – Period 1

Test #7 – Period 2

Test #7 – Period 3

Test #7 – Period 5

Test #7 – Period 6

Video fun?!?




Tuesday, 11/17 (Per. 1,2,3) – Wednesday, 11/18 (Per. 5,6)

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PRIVATE!!!! Check in in Chat: Type your TWO BEST EXAMPLES of your SMYK’s. They must SHOW ME YOU KNOW the meanings of the words. If you didn’t do them, be honest and say so, and get them finished by this afternoon and send me a pic!

NO SGI TODAY. If you have grade issues, we’ll deal with it on Friday.

You should have a new KBARR chart going, and have at least two posts on the current forum.

No more homework this week except KBARR!

Test #7 will be Thursday, 11/19 for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday, 11/20 for Periods 5,6. It will look much like today’s shtuff!

Here is the Preview: Test 0720 Preview.

“Vocab, 11/17 (11/18)”

  1. After he forgot his wife’s birthday, he had to _____ for several days before she forgave him.
  2. He practiced the skate trick ______(ly) until he got it right.
  3. My mom didn’t find my reasons for “needing” an X-Box13 very _____, so I was denied.
  4. He was so hungry that he ate the food, ____ of the mold around the edges.
  5. The warnings about the storm were ____. It was clear you needed to take cover.
  6. compelling : boring  ::  cordial :  ____
  7. The boy ______(ly) rode his bike into the busy street.
  8. The lawyer’s argument was so _____ the jury acquitted his client.
  9. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  10. compelling : boring :: rare: _____
  11. Most stores these days don’t ____ over the price.
  12. His _____ facade hid a very dangerous person.
  13. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______
  14. The only noun on the list: ______

“S/CD/CX, 11/17 (11/18).” Write S, CD, CX, or Fragment for each.

  1. Because the llama forgot his wallet, he couldn’t buy broccoli.
  2. He didn’t want to embarrass the llama, so he didn’t act affectionate.
  3. The llama ate his doctor-recommended doughnut for breakfast this morning.
  4. It seemed essential to eat broccoli, but I watched the llamas instead.
  5. When the llamas get the chance.
  6. We can wait here until the llama calls us.
  7. If we don’t repair the dam, the llamas will rush through.
  8. You’ll know the llama’s intentions when she gets here.
  9. * As part of his occupation, his partner was a llama with a leather jacket.
  10. * The llama ate several hotdogs, went on a ride, and ate several more.
  11. BONUS: Name the FANBOYS. (+2 for all 7, +1 for 6/7.)
  12. BONUS II: The FANBOYS are all a type of _______. (noun, verb, etc…)

The Outsiders!


  1. In chapter 6, S. E. Hinton uses humor several times to “take the edge off” the seriousness of the situations. Give one example. There are at least three. (+1 each extra)
  2. What was the inciting incident of the Pony v Darry conflict? What was the climax?

Read aloud.

Friday, 11/13 (Per. 1,2,3) – Monday, 11/16 (Per. 5,6)

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Check in in Chat: Combine the following three sentences into ONE SIMPLE sentence. 

  • A girl rode her unicycle.
  • Down the street is where she went.
  • She had a llama-shaped balloon. 

Don’t try this at home! (video)

NEW KBARR Week! New Chart! New Forum!

You should have already sent me a pic of last week’s KBARR chart  (11/5-11/9). 

Retakes (≤ 19) TODAY @ SGI: Per 5 – 1:30, Per 6 – 2:00

Debrief  Test6.

Test #6 – Period 1

Test #6 – Period 2

Test #6 – Period 3

Test #6 – Period 5

Test #6 – Period 6

Sentence Soup! 11/13 (11/16).” Now the words are in completely random order!  Let’s see whatchu got!!! Yes, you might need commas and whatnot.

  1. went and destruction he running in path spreading through house the chaos his   (Bonus: S, CD, or CX?)
  2. grown younger even I had up though was I with they me accepted them and   (Bonus: S, CD, or CX?)

Let’s see definitions!

“Vocab, 11/13 (11/16).” 

  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, most of it doesn’t get to the people who need it.
  10. (3) Choose the vocab adjective that describes each character.
    – Johnny is _____.   – According to Cherry, Dally is _____.   – According to Darry, Pony is _____.

The Outsiders!

Tuesday, 11/10 (Per. 1,2,3) – Thursday, 11/12 (Per. 5,6)

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Mental Floss.

  1. Supply the missing four words to make a famous expression. (No, you don’t get to ask any questions.)
    “Failure ____  ____  ____  ____.”
    Options: a) Success  b) Victory  c) Triumph  d) Accomplishment
  2. 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) He used his powers of persuasion to summon key people to the meeting.
    • b) Did I ever tell you, that at camp in the fall, I once found a ten dollar gold piece?
    • c) Asking nutty questions can be most annoying.
  3. A man made up a seven-character password (letters and numbers only) for his e-mail  account, and he wanted to write it down somewhere in case he forgot it. But he didn’t want to write down the actual password, so he wrote this sentence:    “You force Heaven to be empty.”  What was his password?
  4. What famous saying is represented here?
    zain yain xain wain vain uain tain sain rain qain oain nain main lain kain jain iain hain fain eain dain cain bain aain
  5. A pen and a pencil together cost $1.10. The pen costs exactly $1.00 more than the pencil. What does each cost? (Not a trick, just math.)

Enter Scores into Chat:
Periods 5,6 –>

Vocab: 11/9: ___/11,  11/5:___/12,  11/3:___/11  (___/34)
Clauses: 11/9: ___/7,  11/5:___/6,  11/3:___/5  (___/18)
Bonus:  Mental Floss

SGI Thursday,11/12: Extra Credit Vocab, Zeros. Test Retakes will be Monday, 11/16.

You should be doing KBARR responding again. Vocab Definitions are due Monday, 11/16.

As Always: Write the answers in your notebook with the title Test #6.

You may use your S/CD/CX notes and the Outsiders book to help you.

Retakes will be Friday, 11/13 for Per. 1,2,3 and Monday, 11/16 for Per. 5,6 during SGI.

Test #6 – Period 1

Test #6 – Period 2

Test #6 – Period 3

Test #6 – Period 5

Test #6 – Period 6



Friday, 11/6 (Per. 1,2,3) – Monday, 11/9 (Per. 5,6)

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Check-in in Chat: Combine the following SIMPLE sentences into a 1) COMPLEX sentence and then a 2) COMPOUND sentence. Yes, you may add, subtract, or change words.

The llama usually got seasick.    He lived on a houseboat.


“S/CD/CX/FRAG, 11/6 (11/9)″ The test will look like this!  * = the hard ones.  boldfaced = hint.

  1. The llama thought he was OK until he wasn’t.
  2. The llama was being crabby, so his mom ignored him.
  3. Even though he knew it was a mistake, the llama ate the doughnut anyway.
  4. The crew checked the llama, and the captain prepared it for the sea.
  5. *The llama climbed slowly up the very steep hill.
  6. *When you use a dependent clause as a sentence.
  7. *His doctor recommended buying a llama and going water-skiing.
  8. BONUS FOR +1: When you combine two INDEPENDENT CLAUSES, but forget to use your COMMA AND YOUR FANBOY, that mistake is called a _____

“Vocabulary, 11/6 (11/9).” Each word used once. Tough one this time!

  1. One of the themes of The Outsiders is that what you _____ is not necessarily what the reality is.
  2. The amount of crime _____(ed) when police started patrolling the neighborhood more often.
  3. I would like to _____ these rumors by explaining what the facts are.
  4. The 5 hour Advanced Placement exam was very _______.
  5. She has a great _____ for companies that mistreat their workers and refuses to buy their products. (Bonus: What word do we use for that kind of protest?)
  6. The root origins of this word meant “curse and proclamation.” _____ (Hint: Who would make a proclamation?)
  7. The root origin of this word meant “cheerful.” _____
  8. The root origin of this word meant ” in large letters.” _____
  9. The root origin of this word meant “turned against.” _____
  10. The root origin of this word meant “digestion.” _____
  11. The root origin of this word meant ”balanced and straight and true.” ______

The Outsiders! Chapter 6!