Friday, 5/11: YEE 3, “Test” 32, SCRABBLE!

Prep sheet for “Test” 33:
Tom Sawyer Quizzes: ___/6   ___/9   Vocab H/w:___/20
Vocab Practice: ___/13   ___/12   ___/11
Other Extra Credit:

“Test” 33



Scrabble Practice Round.

  • Each person draws a letter. The letter closest to A goes first. (Blank beats A.)
  • Draw continues clockwise (to the left) after that.
  • If no one volunteers, the person with the letter farthest from A is scorekeeper.
  • Put those letters back and draw seven (7) each.
  • Keep score like this (don’t write what’s in the parentheses):


Jimmy (First Player)
17 (first turn)
6  (second turn)
23 (total so far)
14 (third turn)
37 (total so far)
Johnny (Second Player)


  • First player must put the word down with a letter on the Star (2x word)  in the middle.
  • Left to right, top to bottom; not diagonal, not bottom to top!
  • Suggestion: no more than 2 minutes per person.
  • NO! NO! NO!


  • NO abbreviations or contractions
  • NO foreign words
  • NO proper nouns (nouns you would normally capitalize)
  • (Check the dictionary.)

Multiplier squares are one use only!

Extra credit for anyone who breaks 75.







Thursday, 5/10: YEE #2, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs only!

YEE #2!


“Vocab, 5/10.” Two SAWs.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. Even after he was caught, the criminal was (un)_____. He didn’t think he had done anything wrong.
  7. Most adults think most teenagers are somewhat ______ and resentful.
  8. Alfred knew Becky had used him to be ______ toward Tom.
  9. The students’ essays complained of them being _____(ed) by too much homework.
  10. Please stop picking your nose; it’s very (un) _____.
  11. The Elders watched the children for various _____(s) that would make them suitable for certain jobs.


Tom Sawyer, 18.” (9p) Write the letter AND the first 4-5 words of the answer.

  1. How did the boys get back from the island? a) a raft. b) swam. c) a stolen rowboat d) a log. e) all of the above.
  2. “It ain’t much — a cat does that much.” Does what? a) care. b) eat. c) dream. d) play. e) all of the above.
  3. “There must ‘a’ been an angel there.” a) Aunt Polly, about Tom’s dream. b) Aunt Polly, about how an angel must have kept Tom safe. c) Sid, about Tom’s dream.  d) The minister, about the boys’ adventure.  e) NOTA.
  4. What makes Tom feel like the “guiltiest of villains”? a) Fooling the whole town. b) Getting hugged by Aunt Polly. c) When Sid doesn’t believe him. d) Stealing all the stuff they took to the island. e) NOTA.
  5. “Shut up, Sid.” Who’s talking? a) Tom. b) Aunt Polly. c) Mary. d) Joe Harper. e) NOTA.
  6. Why does Tom think he can do without Becky now? a) He likes Amy Lawrence better anyway. b) He was so popular now after his return. c) He’s tired of her being so fickle. d) He’s found someone new. e) NOTA.
  7. Which one of these is NOT Alfred Temple? a) The boy Becky tries to make Tom jealous with. b) The kid Tom beat up in Chapter 1. c) Becky’s previous boyfriend. d) The boy Becky says this to: “Go away and leave me alone, can’t you? I hate you!” e) He is all of these.
  8. Why does Becky dump Alfred? a) Because he’s boring. b) Because he’s mean. c) Because he’s too nice. d) Because Tom hates him. e) NOTA.
  9. Becky gets back at Tom by pouring ink on his spelling book. a) True b) False


Tom takes Becky’s Pun!

Monday, 5/7: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 32,Tom Sawyer

Copy homework into planner. All the rest of the Book Pitches go TOMORROW!

“SAWs, 5/7.” Each twice. Attribute 3x; 2 for the noun def. and 1 for the verb def.
economic (adjective): financial, related to money
multicultural (adjective): related to more than one culture
attribute (noun): skill, feature
attribute (verb): give credit for
facilitate (verb): to make a process easy or possible
distinct (adjective): different or noticeable



Go over Test #32. OMGOMGOMG.


Tom Sawyer. Let’s learn to smoke!


Friday, 5/4: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #32

Prep sheet for Test #32:
Gramma: ___/10  ___/10  ___/10     TS Quizzes: ___/7  ___/11  ___/5    TSSQ: ___/20
Vocab h/w: ___20   Vocab Practice: ___/13  ___/13   ___/14    Giver Project:  ___/60  or  ___/75
Other Extra Credit: SAWs? Magnanimous? Spelunker?


Mental Floss.

  1. If you multiply together the number of fingers on one person’s right hand with another person’s with another person’s until you get the product of the fingers on the right hands of everyone in the world, what is the most likely product? For instance, one person has 5 fingers, and his friend has 5 fingers. The product is 25. Another person with 5 fingers would make the product 125. This goes on until everyone’s finger number is multiplied. What’s the answer? Estimate what the final product would be. ( Current world population is about 6.8 billion. Alert: MATH )
  2. Wacky Wordy: GWETORUSTD (Hint: $)
  3. Each sentence below contains a word whose letters can be rearranged to answer or describe the sentence.
    • a) Bit of brush.
    • b) Opposite of unite.
    • c) Craft that might tip in the ocean.
  4. A man asks his two sons to do a chore. When they finish, he gives them twenty five cents.  What time is it?  (haha)
  5. The following clues make a pun on words that start with mis-.
    Example: This young woman could lead the orchestra. (bad behavior) Answer: Misconduct.

    • a) This young woman is in great shape. (an outsider)
    • b) This young woman is very generous at Christmas. (a doubt you might have)
    • c) This young woman showed me where to go. (lied to me)
    • d) This young woman knew exactly what I meant. (she didn’t really)



Test #32.

Doodle Theme: A new kind of amusement park.


Friday, 4/27: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #31

Prep sheet for Test #31
Gramma: ___/10 ___/10 ___/12    Tom Sawyer: ___/10     TSSQ:___/15
Vocab h/w: ___/20    Vocab Practice: ___/13 ___/13 ___/13
Other Extra Credit: +1 or +2 for SAWs.


Mental Floss.

  1. There was a man who fell over 50 stories, without anything to slow his descent, and landed without any injuries, alive. How did he survive?
  2. The cost of making only the maker knows,
    Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded.
    A poor man may give one as easily as a king.
    When one is broken, pain and deceit are assured.
    What am I?
  3. What word is missing? begin, inch, chapel, elastic, ___  ___  ___, cellar, arisen, end
  4. Wacky Wordy:
    NO NO NO
  5. Tom Sawyer Anagrams:
    a) Tall Pun Yo   b) Hamsters Cool (Technically a title, not a name.) c) Put Off Term
  6. Although much water you see,
    by definition, “desert” fits me.
    In the winter I double in size,
    but staying away is a word for the wise.
    I am very windy, that is a clue,
    What am I? Good luck to you. (Alert: geography.)



Test #31. Doodle Theme: Dog Party