Thursday, 9/1: “Slang” Due, Adjectives, Vocabulary + Relay, Show not Tell, Outsiders

Please put your Slang Paragraph in my assistant’s basket.
Thank. You.

Tomorrow’s Test: Adjectives, Vocabulary, Outsiders, Husker Du?

“Adjectives, 9/1.” (5p) Adjective or not?

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

“Vocabulary, 9/1.” (12p) Write the word. #10 is NOT a vocab or SAW word.


  1. _____ (Be prepared to explain why.)
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. laugh : happy :: _____ : hurt
  5. I tried to act cheerful, but it was just a __. I was really depressed inside.
  6. If you make the Scholar List you are a part of the educational _______.
  7. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  8. (2) After ______(ing) the video of the crash, the authorities concluded that pilot error was a ______ in the accident.
  9. It would be ironic for a pilot to be scared of heights.   True / False
  10. The root cred, as in incredulous and incredible, means to _______.
  11. Wow! That was a(n) ____ roller coaster!!  a) awesome  b) incredulous  c) aloof  d) ironic  e) cheese




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 Thursday, 9/8.
Show me the most nightmarish room imaginable. I want to feel, see, hear, taste (ewww), smell everything.
1 page (350+ words), ink, ndp, title, mess(y), gross, disgusting, dirty, stinky, etc.


The Outsiders!

  • setting?
  • point of view?
  • conflict?

Read on.