Wednesday, 11/2: RBC, Vocab Review, TMA

Friday is a day off, remember? So…
Tomorrow’s Test: RBC (weather + reruns), Vocabulary Reruns, Husker Du, TMA.
BRING YOUR RBC PACKET! You will need it for the test.

“RBC, p375.” Write the answer, not the letter. (7p +7p for stamp = 14p possible)

  1. What did you answer for #1?  a) Grand  b) Delaware  c) Lincoln  d) Lawrence  e) NOTA / I didn’t answer this question.
  2. What did you answer for #2? a) weekday  b) weekend  c) holiday  d) I didn’t answer this question.
  3. What is the fourth stop on the route?
  4. What did you answer for #4?  a) 9:20  b) 9:52  c) 9:22  d) 8:57  e) NOTA / I didn’t answer this question.
  5. What did you circle for question #5?  a) A  b) B  c) C  d) D  e) I didn’t circle anything.
  6. About how many hours of the day does this schedule show? a) 5  b) 7 1/2  c) 12  d) 17  e) You can’t tell.
  7. If you wanted to travel from Memorial Hospital to Lawrence Station on this line, and you catch the 8:14 bus, what time will you arrive at Lawrence Station?  a) 8:14  b) 8:25  c) 7:55  d) 8:28  e) You can’t tell.


“Vocabulary Review, 11/1.” (p)

sageLEERYdiscreet discrete

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. (2) _____ and _____
  4. The Socs are the ____ social class in 1967 Tulsa.
  5. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.
  6. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  7. Every time Mr. Coward played the beat, he _____(ed) a response from the class, who thought someone was coming through the door.
  8. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  9. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ______ of a delinquent breaking out windows.

  10. The root cred, as in incredulous and incredible, means to _______.


Vocabulary Relay! I picked 11 words!


The Midwife’s Apprentice

  • Do an SWBS sentence for chapter 11 — The Leaving:
    _____ wanted… but…  so…



Tuesday, 11/1: Vocab Review, RBC, TMA

Vocabulary Review, 11/1.” If you can’t come up with the correct vocabulary word, fill in the blank with any word that makes sense in the sentence.

  1. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  2. Since I studied, I _____(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  3. The paper said that the business man was an ____ to society…
  4. …but ____(ly), he was secretly a gangster.
  5. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  6. At first, Pony thought he might be able to ____ the Socs by acting tough.
  7. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  8. S. E. Hinton says that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher.  The kids’ problems wore her out.
  9. The quarterback ____(ed) every weakness in the defense and threw for 5 touchdowns.
  10. At the family reunion, we sat around ___(ing) about the last reunion.
  11. It would be ironic if a poor hobo spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket, and won.  a) True   b) False
  12. ______   13. _____   14. _____  15. “I’m not _____; I’m ignoring you.”


Correct RBC, p346-347: Weather. (5p + 10p)

“RBC, p346-347.” (11p)

  1. The horizontal lines on p346 represent…
  2. (p346) Many of the satellite photos we see on tv and on the ‘net are provided by the NOAA. What does that abbreviation stand for?
  3. On a graph like the one marked A on p346, we read the data…  a) right to left, and bottom to top  b) left to right, and bottom to top  c) right to left, and top to bottom  d) left to right, and top to bottom  e) It doesn’t matter.
  4. On p346,  °F means…

  5. In the context of weather (p347), the word precipitation means…  a) snow  b) rain  c) ice/hail  d) any of the above  e) none of the above
  6. What does the big capital H on the map on p347 mean?
  7. What do the shaded bands on the map on p347 represent?
  8. (p347) Areas of low pressure seem to be associated with…  a) warm temperatures  b) a lot of wind  c) flooding  d) precipitation e) cheese
  9. Which of these is the warmest city on the map on p347?  a) San Francisco  b) Las Vegas  c) Honolulu  d) Phoenix  e) Miami
  10. (p347) Which of these cities has weather that is most similar to our current weather?  a) San Francisco  b) Billings  c) Raleigh  d) Phoenix  e) Miami
  11. According to the map on p347, about how far is it from San Francisco to Salt Lake City?  a) 350 miles  b) 1000 miles  c) 1500 miles  d) 750 miles  e) You can’t tell.


The Midwife’s Apprentice.


Monday, 10/31: Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #10, TMA

Outsiders Projects due TODAY!

Copy homework into assignment book.

No school Friday. Test is Thursday. Vocab will be all reruns from the first five lists.

“Warm Up, 10/31. SAWs +.”
fundamental, alter, conflicted, substitute, compound

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. Your excuse does not ____ the fact that you are guilty.
  4. At Laguna, ______ teachers are called guest teachers.
  5. Ponyboy was ______ about being a greaser.
  6. There used to be PSA commercials on tv that said “Reading is ____,” with the emphasis on the first three letters. Get it? It’s important and basic, and it’s enjoyable.
  7. A ____ sentence is made up of two or more sentences, properly connected.

  8. “I shouldn’t have done that,” he said with a ___ sigh.  a) savvy  b) rueful  c) infer  d) conform  e) fathom

  9. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used in the sentence. a) bleak  b) conform  c) rueful  d) gingerly  e) infer
  10. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me. a) wince  b) gallant  c) facade  d) factor  e) elude
  11. Dally spat on the ground ______(ly) when he thought of what the Socs did to Johnny.  a) contemptuous   b) incredulous  c) credible  d) ironic  e) aloof
  12. lazy : dogged :: flattered : _____ a) acquit  b) leery  c) bluff  d) indignant e) subside
  13. Moisture and heat help create an environment _____ to the growth of bacteria.   a) indignant  b) dogged  c) conducive   d) wistful   e) gorge


Debrief Test #10.


The Midwife’s Apprentice


Monday, 10/17: Copy Homework, Finish Ch 10, Start Homework

Welcome Guest Teacher.

“Warm Up 10/17–SAWs.” attribute, relocate, project (v), statistics, in ____’s interest
atrimarket2017 phishy

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. After her dad got a new job, the family had to ______ to Texas.
  5. It’s ______ to study for the test because it’s your grade not mine.
  6. San Luis Coastal district has _____(ed) that they will lose money when Diablo closes.
  7. People use ________ to try to prove many things, but numbers can sometimes lie.
  8. The successful woman ______(ed) her success to listening to her middle school English teacher.


I. Copy homework into planner:

  • KBARBlogging = Make up only! If you have a KBARR score of 25/40 or less, you may replace that score by doing a regular week of KBARBlogging. If all your KBARR score are better than that, you have the week off.
  • Vocabulary due Tuesday, Wednesday.
  • Kinds of Sentences due Tuesday and Thursday. (Not available online.)

II. Finish chapter 10 and answer the questions in your notebook.

III. Read the S. E. Hinton Profile and answer the questions on a separate sheet.

IV. Begin your homework.

Thursday, 10/13: Welcome Guest Teacher, Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocabulary, Outsiders ch 8 and 9, Husker Du.

“Warm Up, 10/13.” No peekee @ the Pink Sheet! Do not copy. Write the correct form of the word for each blank. You might have to pluralize and/or possessify.

  1. She’s sure ____ going to be all right. (it)
  2. My friend _____ goal is to become an astronaut. (Maria)
  3. _____ bright idea was this?  (who)
  4. It was every single _____ nightmare. (student)
  5. The llama wagged ____ tail. (it)
  6. All the ____ clothing is on the second floor. (more than one man)
  7. All the _____ uniforms were new. (player)
  8. The best era for music was the ____. (70)


“Vocab, 10/13.”

  1. The candidate’s popularity ____(ed) as scandal after scandal about his opponent was uncovered.
  2. After Mr. Shmarty lost his ring at the beach, they _____(ed) through the sand until they found it.
  3. The new landscaping in front of the house really ______(ed) its value.
  4. I found your story _____(ing), but ultimately unbelievable.  
  5. Genevieve’s  wardrobe was rather ____ and boring until she went on the show What not to Wear.
  6. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  7. As a rule, grandparents respond to _____(ing) more than parents do.
  8. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was _____. “And ruin my rep?”
  9. In his classroom, the least ___ is met with serious consequences.
  10. Ponyboy was _____ about appearing in juvenile court.
  11. ***weave _____  12. Forest of hands _____


The Outsiders.

  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Grab a Chromebook and go to, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the quotes below, copy and paste it into your post, and respond with at least a paragraph. Use at least one example from the book to back up whatever you say. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Dally: “You’d better wise up, Pony… you get tough like me and you don’t get hurt.  You look out for yourself and nothin’ can touch you…”  (pssst: irony.)
    • Johnny: “Stay gold.”
    • BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
  • Continue reading ch 10.
  • When you are finished with chapter 10, go to, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the questions below, and answer it using at least one example from the book. You don’t have to write the question, but your answer should make the question obvious. Your response should be at least a paragraph long. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Was Dally gallant?  Why/not? OR
    • Why does Dally’s death seem sadder than Johnny’s?
  • Go get a Chapter 10 Quiz (yellow) from the stack. Do not write on the sheet! In your notebook, write the answer and the first four words of the answer.  Open Book! Return the sheet to the pile.
  • Done? Read the S. E. Hinton Profile and answer the questions on a separate sheet.