Wednesday, 10/16: Transitions/Sentence Scramble, Vocab, TMA

“S and T, 10/16.” Try to punctuate correctly!

  1. –however  –many books  –I would like  –I don’t have  –to read  –enough time
  2. –nevertheless  –seems effective  –more research  –to see  –the medication  –must be done  — if it’s safe
  3. –in fact  — at all  –a beast  –a gentle giant  –is not  –that llama  –he is

 

“Vocabulary, 10/16.” Checking SMYK’s.
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  1.  (Lawyer’s Office) “This is the letter A. It’s the first letter of the alphabet. So much for the initial consultation. Further advice requires $1000.” ______
  2. (Giant wave and huge storm.)_____
  3. (Mickey being pulled along by the aroma of a cake.) _____
  4. (Pic of willow tree bark and bottle of aspirin.) _____
  5. responsible : disreputable :: calm : ____ (Bonus: Add -ing to another vocab 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. * Many of the the company’s factory workers have been ____(ed) by industrial robots.

 

“TMA Quick Quiz, 10/16.”  (5)

  1. Why does Jane make Beetle wait outside while she works?
  2. Why do the villagers not like the midwife?  She’s ______.
  3. Why do the other villagers taunt and tease and abuse Beetle?
  4. What event prompted Beetle to start watching through the windows and learning from Jane?
  5. What seems to be Beetle’s main emotion so far?

Monday, 10/14: Homework, AW’s, Click and Debrief Test #8, TMA

Copy homework into planner.
KBARR Responding is NEW and DAILY this week! 4×4 = 1+1+1+1 x 1+1+1+1.

  • 1 Summary Sentence= What happened.
  • 1 Reaction Sentence = What you thought and why. (because, since, etc.)
  • 1 Prediction Sentence = What you think will happen next and why. (because, since, etc.)
  • 1 Curiosity Question = What do you just want to know more about just because it seems kinda kewl.

 

“AWs, 10/14.” I know you’ve already had diminish, but I also know you have the memories of goldfish.

estimate (noun) a rough calculation
regime (noun) a government in power
displace (verb) to force from one’s home or homeland
diminish (verb) to make smaller; to become smaller
stable (adjective) not easily changed
   

6. (2) There is much debate about whether the United States should use its power to ____ _____(s) in other countries that are cruel to their people, or whether we should stay out of other countries’ problems.
7. Children should be raised in a _____ environment.
8. They don’t know the exact amount, but one ____ is 5 million dollars.
9. The strength of the army was greatly _____(ed) by outbreaks of disease.

 

Test #8:
Clicker Up: Click in the answers you marked on Friday.   Debrief.   Collect.

 

TMA. 1-1-1-1 after.

 

Thursday, 10/10: Sentence Soup, Apostrophes Pretest, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders, TMA. Also remember to be on your best behavior for the guest teacher tomorrow… Or else!

“Sentence Soup, 10/10.”

  • scruffy tangled the sack to the bag found in she up the scrawny orange soggy crept and cat

 

“Apostrophes Pretest, 10/10.” Clicker Up!

  1. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  a) Charles’  b) Charles’s  c) Charle’s   d) NOTA
  2. I got all ____ on my report card.  a) A’s  b) As  c) ‘A’s  d) NOTA
  3. The _____ lounge is usually off-limits to students. (More than one.)  a) teacher’s  b) teachers  c) teachers’s  d) teachers’  e) NOTA
  4. _____ llama is that?  a) whose  b) who’se  c) who’s  d) NOTA
  5. I think that llama is _____.   a) they’re  b) theres  c) their’s  d) theirs  e) NOTA
  6. The ____ softball team mascot is a llama.  a) women’s  b) woman’s  c) womens’s  d) NOTA
  7. I think ____ going to be OK. a) there  b) their  c) they’re  d) NOTA
  8. I saw at least five _____ in Las Vegas.   a) Elvis’s  b) Elviss  c) Elvises’  d) Elvises  e) Elvi   f) NOTA
  9. The ______ live next door to us.  a) Jones  b) Joneses  c) Jones’  d) Jones’s  e) NOTA
  10. The _____ was the best decade for music.   a) 70’s  b) ’70’s  c) 70s  d) ’70s  e) NOTA

 

“Vocab, 10/10.”
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______ (Not dire.)
  4. The boy ______(ly) rode his bike into the busy street.
  5. The lawyer’s argument was so _____ the jury acquitted his client.
  6. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  7. compelling : boring :: rare: _____
  8. “Now, now, don’t be ______. Speak up!”
  9. Most stores these days don’t ____ over the price.
  10. His _____ facade hid a very dangerous person.
  11. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______
  12. The only noun on the list: ______

 

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!

 

The Midwife’s Apprentice.  Takes place ca. 1300.

What’s a midwife?
What’s an apprentice?
What was life like in 1300? We’re going to find out.

 

After each chapter (usually) we will stop and do a 1-1-1-1:
1 summary sentence, 1 reaction sentence, 1 prediction, 1 curiosity question.

  • Summary = What happened.
  • Reaction = What you thought and why. (because, since, etc.)
  • Prediction = What you think will happen next and why. (because, since, etc.)
  • Curiosity Question = What do you just want to know more about just because it seems kinda kewl.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 10/31: Vocab Review, RBC – Bus, Proofreading, Alyce

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab Review, RBC – Weather, Alyce, HUSKER DU?! Bring your RBC Packet; you will need it for the test.

“Vocab, 10/31.”

  1. Most religions promise eternal _____ in something like Heaven. (1)
  2. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag. (4)
  3. Ponyboy was very ____ after Johnny cut his hair.  (5)
  4. flashback : reveals :: _____ : foreshadows  (5)
  5. The Socs are the ____ social class in 1967 Tulsa.  (2)
  6. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.  (1)
  7. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”  (3)
  8. Every time Mr. Coward played the beat, he _____(ed) a response from the class, who thought someone was coming through the door. (4)
  9. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me. (2)
  10. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with. (3)
  11. Pony was _____ when he thought of what life was like when his parents were alive. (3)

 

 

VOCAB RELAY! I picked 10 words!

 

“RBC Quiz #2, 10/31.”  Write the answer, not the letter. (7p +7p for squiggle = 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.

 

“Proofreading, 10/31.”
a) fragment b) run on c) apostrophe or plural error d) word misuse e) no mistake

23) Yesterday, I downloaded from iTunes the album My Love is Like a Cheese it’s by the band Love Baby Kiss Doll.   24) I thought I’d like it a lot; I did.  25) Everybody’s phone or music player should have this album on it.   26) Are you going to buy only one album this year? It should be this one.  27) You’re into space country music and stuff like that, you will especially like this.
28) Although there are many compelling songs, my favorite song on the album is called “Take the Skinheads Bowling.”  29) Its a very wistful song about missing the good ol’ days bowling with punk rock dudes.   30) Do you remember those days? I would’nt think that you would.   31)  This song also has an abundance of rocking guitars and a section featuring JayZ that really enhances the whole thing.

 

ALYCE – to the end!

  • Alyce has three good options in Chapter 17; but instead of choosing one of these, she decides to return to the village.
    -What are her three options?  -Why does she decide to return to the village instead?
  • Initially, Jane Sharp would not allow Alyce to be her apprentice again. Why?
  • Did Alyce find what she was looking for from life?
  • What do you think the main theme of the book is?
  • Read the dedication. What does it mean?

-What might Alyce think about living here today and going to 7th Grade classes at Laguna?

Tuesday, 10/30: Vocab Review, Proofreading, Product Labels, TMA

“Vocab Review, 10/30.” I hope your notebook is organized! The dates for your definitions should match these!

  1. (8/20) Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of _____ about the world.
  2. (8/20) Some people might have called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)_____(ist).
  3. (8/20) For Esteban, the word dropout had the ____of a delinquent who breaks windows and graffitis and such.
  4. (8/27) At the party, he stood ______ off to the side of the room, quietly watching the festivities.
  5. (8/27) It was rather _______ that her dog was run over by an Animal Rescue vehicle.
  6. (9/10) Moisture and heat help create an environment _____ to the growth of bacteria
  7. (9/10) I was _____ when Dad blamed me for breaking the lamp instead of my sister. 
  8. (9/17) The teacher tried to ___ the correct response from the students by giving hints.
  9. (9/17) I did not want to be ___(ed); I felt I was savvy enough to make my own decisions.
  10. (9/24) The thief __(ed) the alarm system, and was able to steal the jewels.
  11. (9/24) The large farm owners are often accused of ____(ing) the workers who pick the crops.

“Proofreading, 10/30.”  (9p)
a) fragment b) run on c) apostrophe or plural error d) word misuse e) no mistake

23) Yesterday, I downloaded from iTunes the album My Love is Like a Cheese it’s by the band Love Baby Kiss Doll.   24) I thought I’d like it a lot. And I did.  25) Everybody’s phone or music player should have this album on it.   26) If you’re going to buy only one album this year, it should be this one.  27) Especially if you’re into space country music and stuff like that.
28) Although there are many compelling songs, my favorite song on the album is called “Take the Skinheads Bowling.”  29) It’s a very wistful song about the good ‘ol days bowling with punk rock dudes.   30) Do you remember those days? I wouldn’t think that you would.   31)  This song also has an abundance of rocking guitars and a defunct section featuring JayZ.


Correct RBC — Product Information. (7p)


“RBC Quiz #1.” (7p) Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. The medicine is labeled for use in all these cases, except…  a) flu.  b) common cold  c) aches and pains  d) headache  e) It is labeled for all these.
  2. For up to how many days can this medicine be taken for a headache?  a) 1  b) 3  c) 10  d) 14  e) It doesn’t say.
  3. This is an OTC drug, as opposed to a prescription one. What does OTC mean? 
  4. This drug can be used to reduce swelling.  a) True  b) False
  5. Who should not take the tablets at all?
  6. Since this is an OTC drug, it can be considered completely safe.  a) True  b) False
  7. As it is used on the label, what does the word Indications [A] mean?

Alyce.