Wednesday, 11/13: SS, Vocab Review, RBC, ASoT, Time and Punishment…

“Daily Scramble, 11/13.”

  • I forgot
  • it boiled over
  • I was concentrating
  • and
  • because
  • on my homework
  • about the soup


“Vocab Review, 11/13.”
a) begrudge   b) metamorphosis   c) transfixed   d) scapegoat  e) surfeit  f) attribute  g) instill   h) optimistic  i) pessimistic  j) colloquial

  1. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is Cerro San Luis.
  2. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____
  3. Some people in this class have such a _____ of points that they could skip a test, take a zero, and still have an A.
    a) intrigue  b) benevolent c) apprehensive  d) wheedle  e) sift  f) transgression g) aghast  h) ebb i) nondescript  j) enhance
  4. The fan _____(ed) her way into the sold-out concert by flirting with the security guard.
  5. The new landscaping in front of the house really ________(ed) its value.
  6. The spy novel was full of mystery and ______.
    a) derivative  b) disreputable  c) tumultuous  d) tantalize  e) stanch  f) boon  g) sham  h) abide  i) taunt  j) incompetent
  7. It looks like the train wreck was the result of a(n) ______ engineer driving the train.
  8. Is high-technology a _____ for mankind…
  9. …or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
    a) diligent  b) compelling  c) convene  d) turmoil  e) heedless  f) cordial  g) diffident   h) abundant  i) dire  j) grovel
  10. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  11. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______
  12. His brother’s sudden disappearance caused great ____ in the family.
    a) adversary  b) aplomb  c) banish  d) grueling  e) perceive  f) disdain  g) dispel   h) engross   i) diminish  j) exhilarate
  13. The amount of crime _____(ed) when police started patrolling the neighborhood more often.
  14. The root origin of this word meant “turned against.”  ________
  15. The root origin of this word meant”balanced and straight and true.” ______


Check RBC Directions: All or Nothing!

“RBC, Directions, 11/13.”

  1. What is the label of the key you would press first to make the Setup menu appear on the screen? a) TIMER b) MENU c) SELECT d) ENTER e) TV
  2. Once you’re at the Setup menu, what is the label for the key you would press to get to the other menus, such as Timer Setup? (Use the diagram!) a) TIMER b) MENU c) SELECT d) ENTER e) TV
  3. What key would you press to get back to watching The Simpsons when you’re done setting the timer? (Use the diagram.) a) TIMER b) MENU c) SELECT d) ENTER e) TV
  4. Which is the answer to #4 on p 372? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4 e) NOTA
  5. The warning says that the timer will only work if you have already set the TV clock. a) True b) False
  6. Which of these words should you NOT have circled in response to #1 on p372? a) Quit. b) Press c) Select d) Repeat e) You should have circled all of them.
  7. Which of these numbers had multiple steps? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 5 e) They all had multiple steps.

“A Sound of Thunder”

What three things could the phrase “a sound of thunder” represent?
What is the real theme of the story?

Time and Punishment”??!



Time? (LOL) “The Flying Machine”

What do you think this expression means: “The end justifies the means”?
The word MEANS means HOW to get to a goal; that is WHAT you DO to achieve your END, which is your goal.

So… Does it?

Thursday, 9/29: Vocabulary, FROs, Outsiders, Plot

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary (including SAWs), FROs, Outsiders/Plot, Husker Du.

Blog of the Day: Rozy Can Read!

“Vocabulary, 9/29.” *** = Current SAW.
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.”
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6. The adventurer’s ______(s) made for a great novel.
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.
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.
11. I was _____ and bored when Mom made me go to my sister’s ballet recital.
12. The villain’s evil plot was ______(ishly) clever.
13.  *** (2) He made a ______ and generous ______(ion) to the Save the Whales campaign. (There is only one answer for the first blank, not two.)



EXAMPLE 1: The dry desert soil and hardly any water. CS, RO, F? WHY?
EXAMPLE 2: Not much rain falls in the desert, some animals still live there.  CS, RO, F? WHY?

“FROs Pretest, 9/29.” CS, RO, F? 10/10 = EXEMPT!

  1. Hide in burrows and beneath rocks.
  2. As I wandered too close to the fire.
  3. With a sword in one hand and a shield in the the other.
  4. Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside.
  5. Months may pass between attacks when they do occur, they are violent.
  6. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!
  7. Is this a fragment?
  8. The strange life of the llama.
  9. Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
  10. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.


Outsiders and Plot. Bonus Lightning Round.

After we are introduced to the characters and their situations in the 1)______, we get to the 2)______, which sets our story in motion. The 3)______ is usually the longest part of the story and full of ups and downs. This is where we build up the anticipation for the 4)_____ of the story, which is the highest point of the action in the story and steers us toward our 5)_______.

Wednesday, 9/28: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders

Checking: SMYK Sentences.

Blog of the day: Reading Rainbow Knockoff.

“Vocabulary and SAWs, 9/28.” You will use words more than once.
1. ____  2. ____ 3._____ 4.____
5.  flashback : reveals :: ____ : foreshadows
6. He was a bit ____ after he got hit in the head during the rumble.
7. Two-Bit told Pony about one of his ____(s) while Pony did the dishes.
8. The company that made that toy is now ______, so you can’t buy it any more.
9. mature : juvenile :: clear-headed : _______
10. The thief ____(ed) the alarm system, and was able to steal the jewels.
11. It is sometimes fun to ___ a little brother or sister’s lack of savvy.
12. Ponyboy says he drinks Pepsi “like a ______.”
13. *** dying : defunct :: sufficient : _____
14. *** Draw a picture that represents one of the SAWs for this week. Each person in the group has to pick a different word to draw. We will trade notebooks when we get to this one and see if someone else can ID your picture.

“FROs, 9/28.” CS, F, RO?

  1. Five times in a row the boys rode the roller coaster.
  2. The curtain opened the show began.
  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 fragment is.
  7. Up one side and down the other went the llama.
  8. This restaurant discriminates against llamas let’s boycott it!