Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders, Husker Du, maybe Sentence Combining.
- humble : vain :: nonchalant : _____
- Life is made up of thousands of ____ decisions every day, but some are more important than others.
- If you ____ (ed) CPK last night, it benefited the band program.
- I did not want to be ___(ed); I felt I was savvy enough to make my own decisions.
- Buck Merrill sometimes sold _____ alcohol. (It was called bootlegging.)
- A spy must use ____(ion) and not go blabbing secrets around.
- I finally had to poke him to ____ any response at all!
- Johnny and Two-Bit were _____ by what Pony said about Darry being mean.
“Sentence Combining, 9/21.” — 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!)
- a) Then a voice freezes his behavior. b) The voice is stern. c) The behavior is disturbing.
- a) His teacher appears unamused. b) His teacher is a woman. c) She is very quiet. d) She has karate experience.
“FROs 9/21.” Fix the wrong ones for bonus.
- Hide in burrows and beneath rocks. a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
- As I wandered too close to the fire. a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
- With a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
- Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside. a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
- Is this a fragment? a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
- The strange life of the llama. a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
- Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
- Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after. a) correct sentence b) fragment c) run on
Outsiders and Plot. Bonus Lightning Round. Aloud.
After we are introduced to the characters and their situations in the 1)______, we get to the 2)______, which sets our story in motion. The 3)______ is usually the longest part of the story and full of ups and downs. This is where we build up the anticipation for the 4)_____ of the story, which is the highest point of the action in the story and steers us toward our 5) ______ and finally to the “and they all lived happily ever after” of the 6) ______.