Thursday, 9/13: NVA, Vocab + Relay, Richard Cory, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: NVA, Vocab (inc. SAWs), Plot (open notebook), Outsiders.

“NVA, 9/13.” (9 to find.)

For a brief moment, Jimmy stupidly thought he could fly like a graceful bird across the blue sky.

 

“Vocab, 9/13.” * = SAW.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. fear : panic :: ask : _____
  5. Johnny persisted ____(ly) in asking about his parents.
  6. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  7. A good attitude is very ____ to doing well in school.
  8. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  9. A savvy person is usually more ____ than a credulous one.
  10. The jury voted to ______ because there wasn’t enough evidence to find him guilty.
  11. The students ____(ed) the teacher to go easy on them. “Please?” they begged.
  12. * What is the ____ of school? Transfer of information or teaching thinking?

 

 

Richard Cory.  Which character from The Outsiders could be compared to Richard Cory?

 

The Outsiders
What food/supplies would you get? What would you do to pass the time for a week?

Tuesday, 9/19: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

Bonus: Homophones:
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Spell all three correctly for +3!

 

“Vocab, 9/19.” * = current SAW.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. buy : sell :: boycott : ____
  5. legitimate : illicit :: combined : ____
  6. The teacher tried to ____ the correct response from the students by giving hints.
  7. This word literally means “discovered speechless.” ______
  8. I did not want to be ___(ed); I felt I was savvy enough to make my own decisions.
  9. I was _____ to tell the teacher about the cheating I saw, because the person was my friend.
  10. * (3) Could you please ____ the source where you found the _____ that you used for your _____?

 

FROs! Fragments and Run Ons.

What’s wrong with this?

Why is this ironic and funny?

What does a sentence have to have?
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 hiked.
  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.
  8. I love that story; I have read it three times.

 

 

Outsiders.

  1. Write a sentence about “Richard Cory” that begins with the word although.
  2. On p34-35, 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?

 

Outsiders aloud.

 

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?

 

Tuesday, 9/20: Spelling/Vocab, Outsiders

BLOGS!  We had seven who busted a move last night and three who came close.

Checking: Vocab definitions.

Bonus homophones:
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Spell all three correctly for +3!

“Warm Up, 9/20.” * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary. Do not copy. (15)

  1. (2) The roots of the word homophone means _____  _____.
    2. * Dally is Johnny’s _____.
    3. Do you understand the ____(s) of dividing fractions?
    4. * The word ____ comes from the French word for body.
    5. (3) ____ books have been sitting ____ for a long time; I hope ____ coming back soon.
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    6. ** _____  7. ** _____  8. ** _____  9. ** _____
    10. **  buy : sell :: boycott : _____
    11. **  legitimate : illicit :: combined : _____
    12. **  The teacher tried to ____ the correct response from the students by giving hints.

“NVAA , 9/20”
1-5: Name the part-of-speech of each boldfaced, underlined word above.

 

Plot Practice. Use the appropriate terms from the diagram in your notebook to fill the blanks. (7p – 6 minutes.)

  1. The 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, why) is usually given to us during the ______ of the story.
  2. “And they all died,” would be the _____ of a dystopian fairy tale.
  3. The scene in the novel where Pony tells Cherry (and us) about Johnny getting jumped is in the ______ of the story…
  4. …and it also illustrates main ____ of the story.
  5. Johnny stabbing Bob would be the _______ of the story.
  6. We are now in the _____ of the story.
  7. The part where he says that he likes the Green Eggs and Ham. ______

 

 Richard Cory” 9/20.

Write a sentence about Richard Cory that begins with the word although.

 

The Outsiders!

 

Monday, 9/19: Copy Homework, Debrief Test #4, “Richard Cory”

Vocab Monday for Homies.
This week’s SAWs:
impact, transfer, feature, design, potential

  1. A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  2. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.
  3. (2) A ______ ______ of the new iPhone is the lack of a physical home button.
  4. (3) The city council studied the _____ _____ of the new shopping center on the local neighborhood before asking the developer to ______ a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
  5. The new car had many optional _______(s) you could add for extra money.

 

Copy homework into planner. Previous student blogs are here.

Bonus Question: This week’s spelling theme is homophones. The roots of the word homophone mean _______  ________.

Warm Up, 9/19/16. Copy 1-3. *= spelling, ** = vocabulary.

  1. * friendly : hostile :: active : _____
  2. * its, whose, ____
  3. * Sacramento : ______ :: Mr. Calandro : ______ (2)
  4. * It is said that many stereotypes start with a _____ of truth.
  5. *_______ books are *______?  (Must get both.)

Go over Test #4.

Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson

 

Time? Outsiders.

Third Period needs the PLOT diagram from Thursday.