Wednesday, 10/10: Apostrophes, Vocab + Relay, TMA, Narrative Prep

“Apostrophes, 10/10.”

  1. _____ going to the store for llama cheese. (they)
  2. _____ going with them?  (who)
  3. All the ____ haircuts looked dorky.  (llama)
  4. We have three _____ in the class. (Elvis)
  5.  _____ not going to believe this! (you)
  6. All the _____ costumes were hilarious. (lady)

 

“Vocab, 10/10.”  Write the word. You will use words more than once.

  1. (2) In the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the tortoise is ______ and the hare is ______.
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  2. “Nothing in the mail but junk mail and a death certificate.” _______
  3. “Election years are the best time to land–they never notice us in all the _____.”
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. After he forgot his wife’s birthday, he had to _____ for several days before she forgave him.
  7. He practiced the skate trick ______(ly) until he got it right.
  8. My mom didn’t find my reasons for “needing” an X-Box8 very _____, so I was denied.
  9. He was so hungry that he ate the food, ____ of the mold around the edges.
  10. The warnings about the storm were ____. It was clear you needed to take cover.
  11. compelling : boring  ::  cordial :  ____
  12. *He made a ______ and generous ______(ion) to the Save the Whales campaign. (There is only one answer for the first blank, not two.)

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!

 

The Midwife’s Apprentice.

Chapter One Question: Why do the boys bully and taunt Brat/Beetle?

Chapter 2: The Cat

Chapter 3: The Midwife

 

 

Check the last of the Story Starters.  Be ready to tell your story tomorrow. What’s the most exciting way to tell it?

The Test is still Friday: Vocab + SAWs, Apostrophes, Husker Du, TMA

Thursday, 10/4: Apostrophes, Vocab, Sentence Scramble, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocab, Husker Du, Outsiders

 

“Sentence Scramble, 10/4.”  Unscramble into one smooth sentence. Do not add or subtract any words. Punctuate!
–the electrical outlet   –grabbing   –Crazy Cathy   –the cat’s tail   –headed for

 

“Apostrophes and Plurals, 10/4.”

  1. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  Charles
  2. I got all ____ on my report card.  A
  3. The _____ lounge is usually off-limits to students. more than one teacher
  4. _____ llama is that?  who
  5. I think that llama is _____.   they
  6. The ____ softball team mascot is a llama.  more than one woman
  7. I think ____ going to be OK.  they
  8. All the ____ haircuts looked dorky.  more than one llama

 

“Vocabulary, 10/4.” Each word used once. No SAWs.

  1. One of the themes of The Outsiders is that what you _____ is not necessarily what the reality is.
  2. The amount of crime _____(ed) when police started patrolling the neighborhood more often.
  3. I would like to _____ these rumors by explaining what the facts are.
  4. The 5 hour Advanced Placement exam was very _______.
  5. She has a great _____ for companies that mistreat their workers and refuses to buy their products. (Bonus: What recent, previous vocab word is she demonstrating?)
  6. The root origins of this word meant “curse and proclamation.”
  7. The root origin of this word meant “cheerful.”
  8. The root origin of this word meant ” in large letters.”
  9. The root origin of this word meant “turned against.”
  10. The root origin of this word meant “digestion.”
  11. The root origin of this word meant”balanced and straight and true.” ______

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!

 

The Outsiders!

Wednesday, 10/3: Sentence Scramble, Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

“Sentence Scramble, 10/3.”  Unscramble into a smooth sentence. You must use all the pieces intact, but there is more than one way to arrange them. Write the completed and punctuated sentence in your notebook. (+1 each for extras.)

  • her creamed corn
  • yelling
  • at the baby sitter
  • onto the floor
  • Jennifer flipped

 

“Apostrophes, 10/3.” 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, 10/3.” More than one possible on some.  * = SAW.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Not aplomb this time.)
  5. confused : savvy :: bored : ______(ed)
  6. His feeling of accomplishment was ______(ed) when he found out that EVERYONE received an A on the test.
  7. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This means that whoever is doing the _____(ing) is the one who judges how beautiful something is.
  8. She speaks both French and German with equal ______.
  9. His political ____(s) tried to prevent him from winning the election.
  10. Which word best captures the Soc’s attitude  (attitude!toward the greasers? ____
  11. He was ___(ed) to his room until his homework was finished.
  12. As the snowfall ____(ed), we were finally able to see the road.
  13. * There was a flaw in the ____ of the new plane which made it difficult to fly.

 

(You get 10 minutes, then it becomes homework. We correct the questions tomorrow.)
The Outsiders.

  • Finish chapter 10, and then go see Mr. Coward for the Chapter 10 big question. Return to your desk and thoughtfully answer the question in your notebook under the title: “Why?”
  • Then  get a ch10 Quiz from the stack (white) and write the ANSWERS (not the letters) in your notebook. Do not write on the question sheet!
  • If  the above is finished:
    • Get an SE HInton Profile from the stack (yellow).
    • Read it and answer the questions at the end on a separate sheet of paper. (Title: “SE Hinton Profile.”)
    • Put the sheet in the basket when you are finished.

 

Big Questions so far:

Did Dally die gallant?  What makes you think so/not? Why was his death sadder than Johnny’s?

Outsiders, chapter 11, aloud.

How long has passed up to now since the beginning of the book?

 

Tuesday, 10/2: Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

The Levitating Comma! The Apostrophe!

Question: What are the three uses for apostrophes? Examples?

  1. Possessive form: Book of Joe = Joe’s book.
  2. Contractions: is + not = isn’t  (Takes the place of a letter.)
  3. Pluralize letters and words used as words.  All A’s on my report card.

 

“Apostrophes, 10/2.” Copy only the bold-faced, underlined part. Write the correct form of the word for each blank. You might have to pluralize and/or possessify. YOU get ONE S.

  1. The  _____ car is equipped with laser cannons. (spy)
  2. _____ going to the store for llama cheese. (they)
  3. _____ going with them?  (who)
  4. All the ____ clothing is on the second floor. (woman)
  5. We have three _____ in the class. (Jesus)
  6.  “_____ all go to the lobby!”  (Let)
  7. All the _____ costumes were hilarious. (lady)
  8. Try not to use too many ____ in your essay. It gets repetitive. (and)

 

“Vocab, 10/2.” ALL PICTURES!  #12 is a SAW.

 

 The Outsiders.  For the rest of the period:

  • Continue reading ch 10.
  • Faster Readers: Keep your mouths shut.
  • If you finish chapter 10: Go see Mr. Coward for the Chapter 10 big question. Return to your desk and thoughtfully answer the question in your notebook under the title: “Why?”
  • Then  get a ch10 Quiz from the stack (white) and write the ANSWERS (not the letters) in your notebook. Do not write on the question sheet!
  • If all of the above is finished:
    • Get an SE HInton Profile from the stack (yellow).
    • Read it and answer the questions at the end on a separate sheet of paper. (“SE Hinton Profile.”)
    • Put the sheet in the basket when you are finished.
  • Work on your SMYK’s.

 

Wednesday, 10/11: Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

“Sentence Scramble, 10/11.”  Unscramble into a smooth sentence. You must use all the pieces intact, but there is more than one way to arrange them. Write the completed and punctuated sentence in your notebook. (+1 each for extras.)

  • her creamed corn
  • yelling
  • at the baby sitter
  • onto the floor
  • Jennifer flipped

 

 

“Apostrophes, 10/11.” 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, 10/11.”
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  1. What a(n) ______(ing) smile!
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “I’m not paranoid! I’m _____ about being apprehended!”
  5. While Mr. Buffy was in training, he took several different vitamin ______(s). (You’ll have to change the form of the word.)
  6. The principal had to ____ through all the conflicting stories to get at the truth.
  7. The fan ____(ed) her way into the sold-out concert by flirting with the security guard.
  8. I was ____ when I saw the 5/10 rating from the guest teacher! (Not apprehensive.)
  9. People get cosmetic surgery because they think it will _____ their appearance.
  10. Cigarette smoking has ___(ed) since 1967 to its lowest rate ever.
  11. As a rule, grandparents respond to _____(ing) more than parents do.
  12. *It is supposed to be a _____(ic) moment when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Outsiders, 9-10. Place the events below on Plot Mountain. More than one event can be in the same place.
exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

  1. the fire in the church ______
  2. the greasers win the rumble ______
  3. Pony wakes up with a concussion ______
  4. Johnny and Dally die ______
  5. Johnny kills Bob ______
  6. the boys hide out in the church ______
  7. Dally, Johnny, and Pony go to the movies ______

Big Questions so far:

Did Dally die gallant?  What makes you think so/not? Why was his death sadder than Johnny’s?

Outsiders, chapter 11.

How long has passed up to now since the beginning of the book?

Thursday, 10/27: Apostrophes, Sentence Combining, Vocab, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du Apostrophes, Vocabulary, Sentence Combo, TMA. Also: NOTEBOOK AUDIT!

“Warm Up, 10/27. Apostrophes.” (7p)

  1. (2) Do you know _____ _____?  (you, ABC)
  2. We are going to the ______  for dinner.  (Lopez – all of them.)
  3. Please make sure you cross all the ____ in your essay.  (T)
  4. The sign said “_____ Greetings.”  (Season)
  5. (2) ____ very important to give the llama _____ favorite teddy bear before bed.  (It, it)

 

“Sentence Combining II, 10/27.” Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. 

3a) Then a voice freezes his behavior.
3b) The voice is stern.
3c) The behavior is disturbing.

4a) His teacher appears unamused.
4b) His teacher is a woman.
4c) She is very quiet.
4d) She has karate experience.

5a) She advances down the aisle.
5b) Her advance is slow.
5c) Her advance is quiet.
5d) Her advance is scary.

 

“Vocabulary, 10/27.” (13p)

bridge'Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?''Always remember that the most competent person is the person who can hide his incompetence best.'

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____ (not sham)
  4. (Job Applicants’ Coaching) (2) “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  5. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  6. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  7. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme.
  8. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  9. Aspirin is a ____ of the bark of the willow tree.
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. *** (2) Please make a(n) _____ in your behavior before I ______ it myself.

Vocabulary Relay! NEW THIS WEEK: One current SAW is included!

The Midwife’s Apprentice

Let’s look up a few of her remedies.

Wednesday, 10/26: Sentence Combining, Apostrophes, Vocab, TMA

“Warm up, 10/26. Apostrophes.”

  1. The first digital music players appeared in the ____. (90)
  2. The _____ house has the best garden gnome. (Castillo)
  3. _____ idea was it to invite him?  (Who)
  4. _____ dog looks like a buffalo.  (Alexis)
  5. (2) The _____ volleyball team has _____ last home game today. (girl, they)

Checking Show-Me-You-Knows.

“Vocabulary, 10/26.” (15p.) Remember: You have vocab homework if you get any of 1-13 wrong!
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  1. “This is the letter A. It’s the first letter of the alphabet. So much for the initial consultation. Further advice requires $1000.” ______
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. In the Middle Ages, they used to use cobwebs to help ______ bleeding.
  5. responsible : disreputable :: calm : ____ (Bonus: Add an ending to another word and it becomes a 2nd correct answer!)
  6. I cannot ____ someone who cheats. He or she will face consequences.
  7. Winning the lottery is not always the _____ people think it will be.
  8. Some people think it’s a good idea to build a giant fence to try to _____ the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants.
  9. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  10. He bought his computer from a(n) ____ dealer, and when it broke the next day, they told him he was out of luck. (Not sham.)
  11. We must all ____ by the same rules.
  12. The word midwife is a ______ of the Middle English words meaning “with woman.”
  13. Give an example of a derivative of the word civil.

     

  14. *** passing-the-project-baton _____ 15. *** 695c6 _____

 

“Sentence Combining, 10/26.”
Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus #1: Which vocab word is appropriate for this exercise? _______. Bonus #2: Write more than one combination!)
1.  a) Chuckie bounces wildly in his desk.   b) He is the class clown.   c) He clucks like a chicken.

2.  a) His fingers make sounds.   b) The sounds are scratching.   c) They claw the desktop.   d) The desktop is battered.

 

The Midwife’s Apprentice

Chapter 1 summaries.

Why do the boys bully and taunt Brat/Beetle?

Why does she put up with it? Is this common? (quote/translation)