Adjectives, Vocab, Delinquent, Outsiders?

8/31 – Homies ONLY:


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Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

“Warm Up, 8/28  and 8/31.”

  1. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does: 
    (Copy and complete) “An adjective is a word that…”
  2. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  3. (2) Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?

“Vocab, 8/28 (8/31).” Just write the answer in your notebook. You may use words more than once. I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.

  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. He touched the cut on his cheek ______. Ow!
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though their denotations are similar, the words nosy and curious have different _____(s).
  10. He nodded ____(ly) and said, “It would have been wiser to have someone pick you up.”

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes


Wednesday, 10/9: Sentence Soup, Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

“Sentence Soup! 10/9.” Now the words are in completely random order! You will need a comma this time.

went and destruction he running in path spreading through house the chaos his


“Apostrophes, 10/9.”

  1. _____ going to the store for llama cheese. (they)
  2. _____ going with them?  (who)
  3. All the ____ haircuts looked dorky.  (llama)
  4. We have three _____ in the class. (Elvis)
  5.  _____ not going to believe this! (you)
  6. All the _____ costumes were hilarious. (lady)


“Vocab, 10/9.”  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 ______.
     "Nothing but junk mail and a death certificate."   accurate-problem-definition-is-critical-to-effective-problem-solvingrichiie_rich
  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-Box13 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. *______     13. *_____   14.*_____


The Outsiders.

  1. (2) Reread the middle paragraph on p179/p155. It’s the one that begins, “Tell Dally.” What is Pony’s purpose in writing this all down? Respond in your notebook. Do not quote; explain! Make sure your answer has at least one of the following words in it:  because, although, since, even though.
  2. Place the following events on a Plot Mountain diagram:
    • Dally’s death
    • Bob’s death
    • P & J cutting their hair
    • The rumble
    • The hearing
    • Revealing that the book is Pony’s theme for English
    • Dally hassling the girls
    • The fire in the church


Time? S E Hinton profile.

Tuesday, 10/8: Apostrophes (Again), Vocab, Outsiders

“Sentence Practice, 10/8.” You don’t even need a comma if you do it correctly!

  • that the doctor
  • if we didn’t
  • we stayed with you
  • told us
  • in the hospital ourselves
  • we were going to
  • get some sleep
  • end up
  • so much


“Apostophes and Plurals, 10/8.”

  1. Spend as long washing ____ hands… (you)
  2. …as it takes to say the _____. (ABC)
  3. We had four ______ in class. (Jake)
  4. The____ clothes are on the second floor (more than 1 child)
  5. Five ____ parents will be guests of honor.  (student)
  6. ______ hair is pretty cool.  (Elvis)
  7. I think that llama is _____.   (they)
  8. The ______ live down the street from us.  (Jones)
  9. I think ____ OK. (they)
  10. Is the title spelled correctly?


Checking Definitions.


“Vocab, 10/8.” * = AW. (13)

  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 _____.
  11. * _____


The Outsiders.  Let’s finish it off.

After: Reread the middle paragraph on p179/p155. It’s the one that begins, “Tell Dally.” What is Pony’s purpose in writing this all down? Respond in your notebook. Do not quote; explain! Make sure your answer has at least one of the following words in it:  because, although, since, even though.

Project Examples.


Friday, 10/4: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #7, Finish Chapter 10

Prep sheet for Test #7:
Apost.: ___/8 ___/8 ___/10 KBAR: ___/40
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20 Vocab Practices: ____/12 ____/13 ___/11
Other Extra Credit: Bonus for Sentences: + ___ (Count every sentence!) Period 6 gets +3 for vocab relay. All other classes get +1.


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 number is always found in the middle of the telephone directory?
  5. 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
  6. 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.)


Test #7.

If you finish early–and you had better finish early–please work on finishing Outsiders, chapter 10, the Big Question, and the chapter 10 Quiz.

If you have already finished those obligations, you may doodle:
Doodle Theme: Incorporate the supplied doodle into your own.


  • When you finish chapter 10: Go see Mr. Coward for the Chapter 10 big question. Return to your desk and thoughtfully answer the question in your notebook under the title: “Why?”
  • Then get a ch10 Quiz from the stack (white) and write the a part of the ANSWER (not the letter) for each question in your notebook. Do not write on the question sheet!

Thursday, 10/3: SC, Apostrophe, Vocab + Relay, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocab, Husker Du, Sentence Scramble, Outsiders.

“Sentence Scramble, 10/3.”
Unscramble into one smooth sentence. Do not add or subtract any words. Punctuate!
–the electrical outlet   –grabbing   –Crazy Cathy   –the cat’s tail   –headed for


“Apostrophe’s +, 10/3.”

  1. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  Charles
  2. I got all ____ on my report card.  A
  3. The _____ lounge is usually off-limits to students. more than one teacher
  4. _____ llama is that?  who
  5. I think that llama is _____.   they
  6. The ____ softball team mascot is a llama.  more than one woman
  7. I think ____ going to be OK.  they
  8. All the ____ haircuts looked dorky.  more than one llama
  9. Is the title above spelled correctly?
  10. Is AW’s in the title below spelled correctly?

“Vocabulary, 10/3.” Each word used once. No AW’s.

  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 recent, previous vocab word is she demonstrating?)
  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.” ______





  • Five (5) minutes to finish ch 9 Quiz.
  • Trade and Grade Quiz.
  • Continue reading ch 10.
  • Faster Readers: Keep your mouths shut.
  • When you finish chapter 10: Go see Mr. Coward for the Chapter 10 big question. Return to your desk and thoughtfully answer the question in your notebook under the title: “Why?”
  • Then get a ch10 Quiz from the stack (white) and write the ANSWERS (not the letters) in your notebook. Do not write on the question sheet!
  • If you have finished all of the above, work on Extra Credit Vocab Sentences.