Wednesday, 8/23: Vocab, Delinquent, Outsiders

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.

 

“Warm Up, 8/23/17.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______ (1 + 1. Not infer.)
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. He touched the cut on his cheek ______.
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though their definitions are similar, the words nosy and curious have different _____(s).

  10. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  11. Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?
  12. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does:  “An adjective is a word that…”

 

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes

 

Time?

The Outsiders by S E Hinton

  • Key Questions.

    • 1967?
    • Connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
    • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
    • What is required to make a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)
    • Who are the “outsiders”?

 

Paul Newman?

Begin reading…

Wednesday, 9/21: Spelling/Vocab, FROs, Outsiders

Checking: Show-Me-You-Know sentences.

“Warm Up, 9/21.”  * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary or current SAW. (14p)

  1. * it is : ___ :: who owns : ___ (2p)
  2. * antagonist : protagonist :: villain : _____
  3. * John murdered the Cheerios and then he offed the Captain Crunch and then he snuffed out the Wheaties. John is a _______ killer. Get it? This is a joke on which pair of words? (Bonus: What kind of joke is it?)
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  4. ** _____
  5. ** _____
  6. ** Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______
  7. ** A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  8. ** “You’re so ___. You probably think this song is about you.”
  9. ** Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  10. ** Please stop ____(ing) me. I am not 5 years old any more. (Not mimic.)
  11. ** It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  12. ** This word literally means “discovered speechless.” ______
  13. ** The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.

 

FROs!
What is a sentence fragment? How could we fix it?
What is a run-on? How could we fix it?

“FRO Practice I, 9/21.”  (7p) Write CS, F, or RO for each word group. How could we fix the FROs?

  1. Laughing at the comedian’s act.
  2. Chief Wiggum, the doughnut-eater and chief cop.
  3. Up the mountain we trudged.
  4. The wagon was loaded with food it was pulled by two teams of horses.
  5. There are shells all over the beach let’s collect some!
  6. On his back, the bug wriggled his little legs.
  7. Into the hole fell he.

 

The Outsiders

In chapter 2, Cherry said something to Pony that relates well to the meaning of the poem “Richard Cory.” What did she say to Pony? (Two quotes possible.)

 

“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

What “gold” has Ponyboy lost? Soda?  Darry?

 

Wednesday, 8/24: Adjectives, Vocab, Delinquent

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.
“Warm Up, 8/24/16.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.
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  1. _______ (Be prepared to explain why for 1-4.)
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______ (1 + 1. Not infer.)
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. Most religions promise eternal ______ in some place like Heaven.
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  10. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  11. Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?
  12. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does:  “An adjective is a word that…”

 

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes

 

Time?

The Outsiders by S E Hinton

  • Key Questions.

    • 1967?
    • Connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
    • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
    • What is required to make a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)
    • Who are the “outsiders”?

 

Paul Newman?

Begin reading…

Tuesday, 8/23: Vocab, “Motto,” Dig It?

I will be checking vocabulary definitions while you work.
“Vocabulary, 8/23/16.”  Answers 1-10 will be vocabulary words. Use your pink sheet and your group homies to help you. For #1-4, choose which word best fits the picture and complete the sentence with a reason you think so. If you can justify more than one word for a picture, you might receive bonus credit.
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  1. “_____ because…”
  2. “_____ because…”
  3. “_____ because…”
  4. “_____ because…”
  5. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____ of a gang member with a can a spray paint.
  6. pain : pleasure :: confusion : ______
  7. rules : requirements :: happiness : ____
  8. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used.
  9. Nobody could _____ why he liked school so much even though he got all F’s.
  10. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.

  11. What is 10% of 50?
  12. An analogy is a _______.

 

(in your notebook)Motto by Langston Hughes     

     I play it cool
     and dig all jive. 
     That’s the reason 
     I stay alive. 
     My motto, 
     As I live and learn, 
     is: 
     Dig and Be Dug 
     In Return. 

1) What is a motto?
2) What do you think he means when he says “play it cool” and  “dig all jive”?
3) What does he mean by “Dig and Be Dug In Return”?
4) What other saying(s) have you heard or use would mean something similar?

Audio Feature: The concept of “digging.”

Short Explanation Paper Assignment. Due next Tuesday, 8/30. (Add to your assignment book/planner.)