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?

 

Thursday (!?) 9/27: Vocab + Relay, FRO’s, Sentence Scramble, THE RUMBLE!

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

“Vocab, 9/27.”
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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.

VOCABULARY RELAY!!

“Sentence Scramble, 9/27.”

  • 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

 

“FROs, 9/27.” Can you prove you deserve to be exempt?
a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

  1. While my llama gently weeps.
  2. All llamas aren’t like that you have to believe me.
  3. While the llama is a quadruped, he also has fins for swimming.
  4. In the beginning, there was nothing but llamas.
  5. That embarrassing moment you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.
  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. The llama and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
  10. Up, up, and away in my beautiful llama balloon.

 

Outsiders aloud to p147, then…

  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Open your notebook, and title it, “Outsiders, Ch. 9.”
  • Choose one of the quotes below, copy the boldfaced, underlined part, and respond with at least a paragraph. What does the person mean? Why is this important? Use at least one example from the book to back up whatever you say.
    1. Dally: “…Crazy for wanting Johnny to stay outa trouble, for not wantin’ him to get hard.  If he’d been like me he’d never have been in this mess.  If he’d got smart like me he’d never have run into that church.  That’s what you get for helpin’ people.  Editorials in the paper and a lot of trouble… 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.)
    2. Johnny: “Stay gold.”
    3. BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
  • Close your notebook and continue reading ch 10.
  • Faster Readers: Keep your mouths shut.
  • If you finish chapter 10: Get a ch10 Quiz from the stack (salmon colored) and write the ANSWERS (not the letters) in your notebook.

 

Wednesday, 9/26: Vocab, FROs, Sentence SCRAMBLE, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab, 9/26.” You will use words more than once.
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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. * Draw a picture that represents one of the SAWs for this week. No WORDS!!! Each person in the group has to pick a different word to draw. You may suggest pictures for each other to draw. I will choose notebook to display to see if we can ID your pic.
SAWs: element, culture, tradition, complexity, resourceful

 

“FROs, 9/26.”

  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.

 

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

1a. as we roared
1b. Dally cussed
1c. and nearly tore out
1d. out of the Dairy Queen
1e. under his breath
1f. the transmission of the T-bird

2a. looked up from his scrambled eggs
2b. once upon a sunny morning
2c. who sat in a breakfast nook
2d. quietly nibbling the roses
2e. with a gold horn
2f. a man
2g. to see a white unicorn
2h. in the garden

 

The Outsiders.

Questions for the Homie Groups:
What was the inciting incident of the Pony vs Darry conflict? What was the climax?
What makes Pony finally realize Cherry was right when she said, “Things are rough all over”?

 

Tuesday, 9/25: Vocab, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Checking definitions. Did you get 2 for “exploit”?

“Vocab, 9/25.” * = SAW.
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  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, 9/25.” 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, 9/25.” 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!

 

Thursday, 9/20: Vocab + Relay, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders, Husker Du, Sentence Combining.

“Vocab, 9/21.”
  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The teacher’s attitude was very _____(ing); he always treated his class like they were in kindergarten.
  5. nonchalant : hysterical ::  gossipy : _____
  6. Life is made up of thousands of ____ decisions every day, but some are more important than others.
  7. If you ____ (ed) CPK last night, it benefited the band program.
  8. Buck Merrill sometimes sold _____ alcohol.  (It was called bootlegging.)
  9. A spy must be ____ and not go blabbing secrets around.
  10. I finally had to poke him to ____ any response at all!

Vocabulary Relay!


“FROs 9/20.”  CS = Correct Sentence.  F = Fragment.  RO = Run on. 

  1. Hide in burrows and beneath rocks.
  2. Although the llama wandered too close to the fire.
  3. Fighting with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other, he battled the vicious llama.
  4. Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside.
  5. The strange life of the llama.
  6. Jack and Jill and the llama went up the hill to fetch a pail of water then they fell down.
  7. The llama fell down and broke his crown Jack and Jill fell in the well.
  8. The llama went over the hills and through the wood to get to Grandmother’s house, but she wasn’t home.
  9. Because the llama ate too much cheese, he forgot to do his KBARR.
  10. As the llama trained to be a ninja.

“Sentence Combining, 9/20.” — 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: Write more than one combination!)

1a. His teacher walks toward Chuckie’s desk.  1b. Her walk is cool.  1c. Her walk is silent.  1d. Her walk is slow. (Hint: -ly)

2a. The class holds its breath.  2b. They have anticipation.  2c. They know what will happen next. (Hint: with, because.)


The Outsiders!

Wednesday, 9/19: Vocab, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab 9/19.”

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  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.”  ______

 

“Sentence Combining, 9/19.” — 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: Write more than one combination!)

  1. a) Then a voice freezes his behavior.   b) The voice is stern.   c) The behavior is disturbing. (Hint: stern and disturbing are just adjectives.)
  2. a) His teacher is not amused.   b) His teacher is a woman.   c) She is very quiet.   d) She has karate experience. (Hint:  ___, —-,___)

 

“FROs, 9/19.”

  1. Write a sentence about Richard Cory that begins with the word “although.”
    CS = Correct Sentence.  F = Fragment.  RO = Run on.
  2. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!
  3. The chuck wagon, a rolling kitchen on wheels.
  4. The word chuck means “food” or “grub,” and that is what they served.
  5. Jimmy, laughing at the comedian’s act.
  6. Is this a fragment?
  7. Looking after saddles was also one of the cook’s jobs.
  8. Explained the rules of the game and demonstrated it.
  9. Over the hills and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.
  10. I love that story because it is so funny.

 

The Outsiders!