Friday, 9/18 (Pers. 1,2,3) – Monday, 9/21 (Pers. 5,6)

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Mental Floss. (In your notebook) Remember, they are all tricks!

  1. A boat has a ladder hanging off the side that has six rungs. Each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water?
  2. Show how it is possible to name the capital of each and every one of the United States in less than a minute.
  3. Which is correct, “bigger of two halves” or “biggest of two halves”?
  4. Johnny’s mother had four children. The first was April, the second was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her fourth child?
  5. There are ten sheep walking in a straight line across a field. What numbered sheep can look back and say he is the third from the last in line?

Find your numbers for the “week” in the notebook:

Vocabs: /11, /12, /11 = ___/34
Verbs and Adjectives: /10, /6, /5 = ___/21
Other Bonus: Kal El? quadruped? Mental Floss?

Type your numbers into chat following the model above. If you were absent, that number is zero until you make it up!


Test #2! Be sure to also write your answers in your notebook. SPELLING COUNTS, but not capitalization. DOUBLE CHECK!

Test 2 – Period 1.

Test 2 – Period 2.

Test 2 – Period 3.



Finished early? Have you finished/shared your “Messy Room”?

Your choices:
1) Doodle – Theme: “Weird Planet.” The theme is optional; you may doodle about whatever you want. If I like it you get get extra credit.
2) Trackword. Spell words by connecting adjoining letters. Words must be at least 3 letters long. Each letter must touch the one before it. No proper nouns, abbreviations, or foreign words. You can only use a letter once in the same word. 10 words = +1, 20 words = +2, etc. Use any blank area on your test sheet for your word list. Be sure to number your list. (IN YOUR NOTEBOOK, Take a pic.)

3) Read something.

Wednesday, 9/16 (p1,2,3) – Thursday, 9/17 (p5,6)

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Warm Up during Roll: In the chat, list all the adjectives you can find in the following sentence, but DO NOT HIT ENTER UNTIL I TELL YOU!

“He had an elfish face, with high cheekbones and a pointed chin.” (Bonus: Which character from The Outsiders is being described here?)

KBARR INFO: I took down last week’s forum because we’re on a new week! Start a new topic with your book title and reply to it all week in the new forum! Make-up KBARR can only be done on weekends and should be labeled as such in the post!

Test #2: Friday, 9/18 for Pers. 1,2,3. Messy Room also due.  Monday, 9/21 for Pers. 5,6. Messy Room also due.

Includes: Adjectives, Verbs, Vocab, Outsiders. (The link will work after lunch today.)

“Verbs!” and “Mr. Morton.”

Key Info:

  • A verb is a word that shows action (jump) or being (am, is)!
  • The main verb in a sentence is called the predicate

“Verbs, 9/16 (9/17).” (10) Write the words that are used as verbs in each sentence. There are 10 in all.

  1. “I am wet!” she cried, with a frown on her face.
  2. Millie felt scared as she peeked around the corner.
  3. I climbed Mt. Cheese only to find that the view was disappointing.
  4. Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence, and what the predicate says he does.


Vocabulary, 9/16 (9/17).” (11p) Write the word.


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. laugh : happy :: _____ : hurt
  6. I tried to act cheerful, but it was just a __. I was really depressed inside.
  7. Her gentleness was a(n) _______ in her job as a veterinarian.
  8. If you make the Scholar List you are a part of the educational _______.
  9. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  10. The ____ firefighters battled the dangerous fire and saved the family.
  11. It would be ironic for a pilot to be scared of heights.   True / False


The Outsiders!

Monday 9/14 (pers. 1,2,3) and Tuesday, 9/15 (pers. 5,6)

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Warm Up During Roll. Answer in the chat, BUT DO NOT PRESS ENTER UNTIL I TELL YOU TO!!!

Use the word running as a noun in a sentence.

Reminder: I will be checking KBARR charts today. KBARR is DAILY, even when you don’t have me.

“Adjectives, 9/14 (9/15).” (6p) Copy the underlined word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

  1. savvy Kal-El  knew just what to do. (Solo Bonus for +1: who is Kal El?)
  2. The running criminal was finally tackled.
  3. The running criminal was finally tackled.
  4. He is an elite quarterback in the NFL.
  5. “He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.”
  6. “He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.”

“Vocabulary, 9/14 (9/15).”  All blanks are vocabulary words except #12. Groups.

Serena Williams shows disgust and contempt irony-guide-dogs-blind-read-wytch-demotivational-posters-1314762209 543253ddcff76.image 

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Socs are the _____ social class in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  6. Maybe his cold unfeeling exterior is simply a _____ that hides his true feelings.
  7. Pony _____(ed) at the thought of his brother being a drop-out. It was a painful memory.
  8. mask : facade :: resource : _____
  9. “Guess what I’ve been in jail for?” asked Dally, grinning ____(ly).
  10. Pony can’t understand why the Socs are so ______ of the greasers. “Why do they hate us so much?”
  11. It would be ironic if you suddenly decided not to get on a plane, and then the plane crashed.  True / False
  12. The root cred, as in incredulous and incredible, means to _______.

Bonus: If incredulous means you can’t believe something, what kind of person does credulous describe? (Don’t say, “You CAN believe it.” It’s more than that.)

Messy Room review.

“My Room is Such a Mess” due Friday, 9/18 for Periods 1,2,3 and due Monday, 9/21 for Periods 5,6.

Show me the most nightmarish room imaginable. I want to feel, see, hear, taste (ewww), smell everything.
1 page (350+ words), ink, ndp, titlemess(y), gross, disgusting, dirty, stinky, etc. No opinions, just WDILL*? (* WDILL = What does it look like?)

The Outsiders aloud.

Save 5 minutes at the end to check KBARR CHARTS. Create new ones for this week: 9/14-9/18.
Periods 1,2,3: You should have 4 lines filled out today (Monday, 9/14)!
Periods 5,6: You should have 3 lines in last week’s chart, and already have at least 1 in this week’s chart (for Monday, 9/14).

Thursday, 9/10 – Friday, 9/11

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“Adjectives, 9/10 (9/11).” (5p) Copy the underlined word in each sentence and write “adj.” or “not adjective.” (Bonus Opportunity: If it’s not an adjective, say what it is!)

  1. With his silly attitude, he fits the role of the jester perfectly.
  2. With his silly attitude, he fits the role of the jester perfectly.
  3. I wonder how Vivian can afford to wear the very latest styles.
  4. Two-Bit nodded wisely. “Nice cut, too. Makes you look like a tough guy.”
  5. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming. (Bonus for +1: What does quadruped mean?)

KBARR Review.

KBARR Rubric:

  • Can tell you’ve read
  • Specific/uses examples
  • Shows thinking
  • Little Summarization
  • Effort

Sample responses.

  • I predict that when they went to there grandparents house in the woods that they will sneak out and get lost and have to find there way back. I also predict that there grandparents aren’t who they think they are. What I was thinking when I was reading was that them going to the middle of the woods with out their parents is a little sketchy.
  • I wish that Hana would just eat food. I know that she thinks not eating anything over 200  calories a day but not eating is making her ill. She fainted in the middle of a store when all she was doing was standing next to the front waiting for the whitish lady to bring her the herbs she wanted. I know that the author is just trying to spice up the story by making a girl that over works her body and wot eat to try to become better at ice skating but I really do hate seeing people do that kind of stuff to there body. I really do hope the Hana uses that faint as a wakeup call to get her to start taking better care of her body and not over exerting herself while ice skating.
  •  My book is all about urban farming which I can some what relate to because I come from a lot of farmers and my family has a garden of our own. I think anyone who loves gardening or farming and the hardships that farming involves will enjoy this book. I love the book but one thing that has me wondering is why did they choose to move too a ghetto part of Oakland where lots of violence and drugs occur? Especially if they want to be farmers why would they choose there? Another problem in the story is that they want to build a condo on the lot she is planting on but I predict that the condo is never going to get built because the start of construction is already past due date and because there are so many empty lots where people planned to build but never got to it.

“Vocab, 9/10 (9/11).”  (11p) 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. (In breakout groups)


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. ____
  5. The gentleman _____(ly) opened the door for the ladies.
  6. At the party, he stood ______(ly) off to the side of the room, quietly watching the festivities.
  7. The paper said that the business man was a(n) ______ to society…
  8. …but _____(ly), he was secretly a gangster.
  9. common : elite :: cowardly : ______
  10. gain : freedom :: _____ : capture
  11. True or false? It would be ironic if a poor hobo spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket, and won.

Next Writing Assignment:

“Don’t tell us that the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.”
-Samuel Clemens

cool, pretty, fun, scary, weird, ugly
What does each of these things LOOK like?

These are actually opinions, NOT descriptions! (Yes, I know they are technically adjectives.)
What’s “cool” to you could be “gross” to me or your mom!
You need to show us what this looks, sounds, tastes, smells, feels like!

Describe in detail what this might LOOK/SOUND like:
Compare two examples

“My Room is Such a Mess” due next Friday, 9/18 for Periods 1,2,3 and due Monday, 9/21 for Periods 5,6.

Show me the most nightmarish room imaginable. I want to feel, see, hear, taste (ewww), smell everything.
1 page (350+ words), ink, ndp, titlemess(y), gross, disgusting, dirty, stinky, etc. No opinions, just WDILL*? (* WDILL = What does it look like?)

Share your doc with me by the above dates.

Outsiders aloud.




Tuesday, 9/8 – Wednesday, 9/9 – Homework, AW’s, Debrief Test #1, The Outsiders

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Go over homework.

“Academic Words, 9/8 (9/9).” Words that make you sound smart! Five every “Monday” of our virtual week. They are sort of like vocab although no definitions needed.

status, potential, mature, impact, guidelines

You will use each word once for the pics and once again for the sentences.

1. 2. 3. 180px-Social4. forex-trading 5. oaktree_lg

6. Doctors are worried about the new drug’s _____ side effects.
7. KBARR has a large ____ on your grade…
8. …so you should make sure you follow the ____ and do it correctly.
9. Their bodies were ____, but they still behaved like children.
10. Since we were separated and without cell phone coverage, we didn’t know the ____ of the other group.

Debrief Test #1.

  1. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of _____ about the world.
  2. Her outlook on life was as _____ as the surface of the moon after the accident.
  3. “I shouldn’t have done that,” he said with a ___ sigh.
  4. “It’s just because you’re the baby–I mean he loves you a lot.  Do you ____?”  (not fathom)
  5. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____of a delinquent who breaks windows and graffitis and such.
  6. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.
  7. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used in the sentence.
  8. It was complete ______ when I got the puppy I wanted.
  9. She is a very good bowler  a) adjective  b) not an adjective
  10. She bowls very well.  a) adjective  b) not an adjective
  11. She has a lot of basketball savvya) adjective  b) not an adjective
  12. Do you savvy what I’m saying? a) adjective  b) not an adjective
  13. The expression “Mind your own business” is a motto.  a) True  b) False
  14. The expression “Ignorance is bliss” is a motto.  a) True  b)False
  15. In the poem “Delinquent,” who’s (the) delinquent?  a) Julie’s parents  b) Julie  c) society  d) All of the above.  e) NOTA
  16. How old is the narrator of The Outsiders? a) 14  b) 16  c) 17  d) 20  e) NOTAThe Outsiders
  17. lb. : pound :: Soc : _______ a) society  b) sock  c) greaser  d) social  e) punch  f) NOTA
  18. Which brother is hard and firm?  a) narrator  b) Darry  c) Soda
  19. Which brother is a loner?  a) narrator  b) Darry  c) Soda
  20. The expression “to dig” means…


The Outsiders!

Key Questions.

    • What are the connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? (Example from the Adjectives video)
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd person narrators.
  • Aloud!

THIS AFTERNOON: EVERYBODY comes back to set up their KBARR!