Thursday, 10/17: S&T, Husker Du, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab/AW’s, Husker Du FROs (sigh), TMA.

“Transitions, 10/17.” in fact, consequently, because, furthermore, instead, for example, nevertheless 

A vegan can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. 2) _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat. 3) _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy. This is one of the reasons many people become vegans. 4) _____, adopting a vegan diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.


“Husker Du, 10/17.” Write the ANSWER.

  1. We have three ______ in our class. (Morris)
  2. The upstairs library is a great place to quietly study.  Adjectives?
  3. us: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  4. That moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence is embarrassing.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  5. Up, up, and away went my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence


“Vocabulary 10/17.”

  1. (roguish pirate pic)_____
  2. (two side of a bridge under construction that don’t line up)_____ (not sham)
  3. (a woman hungrily eyeing a jar of cookies)_____
  4. (a guy striking a huge gong) ____
  5. (2) Job Applicants’ Coach: “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  6. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  7. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme. (not incompetent)
  9. The cat liked to “bite at the ____(ingly) moving pen.”
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. * Make sure that ladder is _____ before you climb it.


Vocab Relay!


  1. At the end of Chapter 6, do a group 1-1-1-1: Each person does 1 on his/her own, and then you all share with each other and write them all down. Sorry about groups of three; some will have to do two (for extra credit).
  2. The questions below will be on tomorrow’s test. You and your homies figure them out today, so you can study tonight.
    • On p26, what does the word “laden” mean? (middle paragraph)
    • Why does the merchant give Beetle the comb? What is it he likes about her? (p29)
    • What is the “heat and light within” Beetle on p32 referring to?
    • Read the paragraph on p33 that begins, “‘ Alyce!’ The midwife snorted…” What does it mean when she says “punctuated each name with a pot thrown in the girl’s direction…”?
    • Why does Alyce save Will?
    • What does “pluck” mean? (p39)
    • What do you think “pretended they hadn’t” means? (p39)

Thursday, 9/26: Vocab, FRO’s, Sentence Scramble, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders, Sentence Scramble (or Combining).

“Vocab, 9/26.”
michael-maslin-hey-don-t-blame-me-i-don-t-make-the-laws-i-just-circumvent-them-new-yorker-cartoonpremonitionIt was ugs discovery...but it would be exploited by others.   'Finding work may not make YOU happy but it would make me delirious!'

1.”Don’t blame me! I don’t make the laws, I just _____them!”
2. “What’s a _____, Joey?” “I knew you were going to say that!”
3. It was Ug’s discovery, but it would be____(ed) by others.
4. “Finding work may not make you happy, but it would make me _____(ly) happy.”
5. I was _____ and bored when Mom made me go to my sister’s ballet recital.
6. Dally’s [_____] ______(s) have landed him in jail more than once.   [  ] = one of last week’s vocab words = extra credit.
7. The school newspaper has been __ for a long while, but they hope to revive it next year.
8. Grandpa Simpson likes to ____ about his days as a young man when things were “better.”
9. The greasers and the Socs have agreed to a sort of _____-fire before the rumble. They have agreed not to fight until the big one.
10. The large farm owners are often accused of ____(ing) the workers who pick the crops.


Clicker UP!

“FROs, 9/26.” Can you prove you deserve to be exempt? You must fly SOLO on this one
a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

  1. While my llama gently weeps.
  2. Up one side and down the other went the llama.
  3. While the llama is a quadruped, he also has fins for swimming.
  4. In the beginning, there was nothing but llamas.
  5. That time the llama trained to be a ninja.
  6. You can beat the llama’s score you will be part of the elite llama squad.
  7. The llama won the race although he had a broken leg.
  8. The llama couldn’t call his agent his cell phone was dead.
  9. Across the frozen wasteland, chasing the wild llama.
  10. Up, up, and away flew my beautiful llama balloon.


“Sentence SCRAMBLE, 9/26.”  Use every word. Do not break up the pieces any more. Rearrange the chunks until you get the right-sounding sentence. Write it down.

  • and as contemptuously
  • I hated them
  • as Dally Winston hated
  • as bitterly
  • almost on tiptoe
  • of the hospital
  • we went in
  • because the quietness
  • scared us
  • as we roared
  • Dally cussed
  • and nearly tore out
  • out of the Dairy Queen
  • under his breath
  • the transmission of the T-bird


The Outsiders!

Wednesday, 9/25: Vocab, FRO’s, Sentence SCRAMBLE, Outsiders

“Vocab, 9/25.” You will use words more than once.
1. ____  2. ____ 3._____ 4.____  **5._____
6.  flashback : reveals :: ____ : foreshadows
7. He was a bit ____ after he got hit in the head during the rumble.
8. Two-Bit told Pony about one of his ____(s) while Pony did the dishes.
9. The company that made that toy is now ______, so you can’t buy it any more.
10. mature : juvenile :: clear-headed : _______
11. The thief ____(ed) the alarm system, and was able to steal the jewels.
12. It is sometimes fun to ___ a little brother or sister’s lack of savvy.


“FROs, 9/25.” FIX the wrong ones! (5)

  1. As the llama wandered too close to the fire.
  2. Although he was a llama, he was a person too.
  3. Llamas speak Spanish I didn’t know that.
  4. Is that a llama?
  5. The strange life of the llama is a mystery to most of us.
  6. I don’t like how your llama is staring at me.
  7. That embarrassing moment when you realize your llama just wrote a run-on sentence.
  8. The llama and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
  9. Up, up, and away in my beautiful llama balloon.
  10. All llamas aren’t like that you have to believe me.


“Sentence SCRAMBLE, 9/25.”  NEW! Sentence Scrambles. Use every word. Do not break up the pieces. DO NOT ADD ANY. Rearrange the chunks until you get the right-sounding sentence. Write it down. There might be more than one way!

  • the roast pig
  • immediately stick
  • when
  • an apple
  • is finished
  • in its mouth
  • to learning
  • used for cheating
  • because they cause distractions
  • cell phones are banned
  • and are sometimes
  •  in most schools


The Outsiders.

Tuesday, 9/24: Vocab, FRO’s, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Checking definitions. Did you get 2 for “exploit”?
“Vocab, 9/24.” * = AW.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. At the family reunion, we sat around ___(ing) about the last reunion.
  7. The world traveler’s _____(s) made for an exciting book.
  8. The quarterback ____(ed) every weakness in the defense, and threw for 5 touchdowns.
  9. “Johnnycake made a kind of a gasp and his eyes were ______(ing) with rage.”
  10. Ponyboy has a ______ when they first arrive at the church that something bad might happen. (Bonus: What’s the literary version of this?)
  11. reminisce : predict :: obey : _____
  12. * Mr. Calandro is trying to encourage a ______ of kindness here at Laguna. (2 acceptable.)


“FROs, 9/24.” CS, F, RO?

  1. Five times in a row the llama rode the roller coaster.
  2. The bell rang the llama came out swinging.
  3. For example, the introduction of llamas into the classroom.
  4. May groan, spit, or kick.
  5. A young llama, while a bit awkward, is still a scary opponent.
  6. What a llama is.
  7. Up one side and down the other went the llama.
  8. This restaurant discriminates against llamas let’s boycott it!
  9. Joey and the llama went hiking and fishing in the country.
  10. He introduced the llama to his parents because he liked it.


“Sentence Combining, 9/24.” AS A GROUP, come up with the smoothest sounding sentence you can for each group. EVERYBODY must have the sentence combo written down before you move to the next one. Be sure to read the sentence aloud to yourself before you decide it’s OK. When I call on your group, you must all read the sentence out loud together.

1a. The table is littered with garbage.   1b. The garbage belongs to the “other guy.”
HINT: Use an apostrophe!

2a. Dishes are stacked in a clutter.   2b. Cups are stacked in a clutter.   2c. Yogurt cartons are stacked in a clutter.   2d. The clutter is disgusting.
HINT: Commas + and!

3a. Off to one side is a hamburger.   3b. The hamburger is half-eaten.   3c. Flies swarm about there.   3d. The swarming is hungry.
HINT: Swarming, hungrily.


The Outsiders!

Question for the Homie Groups:
What was the inciting incident of the Pony vs Darry conflict? What was the climax?

Wednesday, 9/18: Vocab, FRO’s, Chuckie, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab 9/18.”

1. 2.Hystl-300x214 3. illicit-1 4.   discreet discrete

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______. (Yes, the order matters.)
  5. “You’re so ____. You probably think this song is about you.”
  6. Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  7. S.E. Hinton has said that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher. Worrying about the kids’ problems wore her out.
  8. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  9. Johnny and Two-Bit were _____ by what Pony said about Darry being mean.
  10. The root of this word means “to struggle against.”  ______


“FRO’s, 9/18.” CS = Correct Sentence, F = Fragment, RO = Run-on

  1. The chuck wagon, a rolling kitchen on wheels.
  2. The word chuck means food or grub, and that is what they served.
  3. Jimmy, laughing at the comedian’s act.
  4. Is this a fragment?
  5. Looking after saddles was also one of the llama’s jobs.
  6. Explained the rules of the game and demonstrated it.
  7. Over the hills and through the woods, to the llama’s house we go.
  8. I love that llama because he is so funny.
  9. As the llama trained to be a ninja.
  10. The llama helps me with my homework, he does a great job.