Wednesday, 11/7/: Transitions, Vocab, ASoT, Perfect?

“Transitions, 11/7.” Do not use a transition more than once.  meanwhile, furthermore, although, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, nevertheless, however, for example, as a result, because

  1. I know Pedro quite well. _____, Pedro happens to be my best friend.
  2. John ate and ate. _____, he never gained weight.
  3. I would like to read many books; ______, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
  4. _____ I was concentrating on my homework, I forgot about the soup, and it boiled over.
  5. You can set the table. _____, I will start making dinner.
  6. There were also some very small dinosaurs. ____, the compsognathus was only slightly larger than a chicken.


“Vocabulary, 11/7.”
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  1. _____
  2. (2) _____ and ______
  3. _____
  4. “Quick, Bartlett! ______ them with hope!”
  5. “It’s times like these we really need to roll up our sleeves, rally together, and find a _____.”
  6. Everybody has _______(s) that other people might find weird.
  7. Patience with the ways of nature had been ____(ed) in her by her park ranger father.
  8. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____
  9. “S’up?” is an example of  _______ language.
  10. There was a _____ of volunteers to help with the party. With so many people, the preparations were finished quickly.
  11. In professional sports, the coach is often the _____for a team’s bad performance, even if it isn’t always his fault.
  12. ** When people are {____(ed)} from their homes, they must _____. (Previous SAW + Current SAW.)


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“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”??! (Tomorrow…)

Tuesday, 11/6: Transitions, Vocabulary, ASoT, Practice Perfects?

“Transitions, 11/6.”  Directions:  Use a transition only once. Read each sentence carefully so that you can choose an appropriate transition. You won’t use them all.
for example, finally, but, so, still, beyond, nevertheless, to the left, inside, secondly, until, as a result, in fact

  1. I would like to see you tomorrow, ____ let’s have lunch together.
  2. My sister loves to eat, ____ I don’t care much about food.
  3. When you begin an exercise program, you must be careful not to overdo it. My father, _____, hurt his back by exercising too hard without warming up first.
  4. She had looked everywhere for a job, and was having no luck; _____ she was called for an interview.
  5. She had been studying for hours. _____, she hoped to do well on the test.
  6. The building is guarded 24/7, _______ robberies still occasionally occur.


“Vocabulary, 11/6.” (13)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. “If there are no other ideas, then it’s agreed we blame the media.” _____
  4. Since I hadn’t studied, I was ______ about my chances on the difficult test.
  5. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is… (Bonus: en Espanol.)
  6. Mr. Calandro is trying to _____ a sense of kindness in the students of Laguna.
  7. The replays of the rescue ____ TV watchers all over the country.
  8. The _____ of two full moons in one month is called a blue moon.
  9. The root of this word means “shape.”   ______
  10. He didn’t think the judgement was fair, so he only paid the money ______(ingly).
  11. At the end of the book, Alyce had gone from someone with no place in the world to someone that had a _____ of places to choose from.
  12. True or False? Always taking the same route to school is a good example of an idiosyncrasy. 
  13. * She has several positive ______(s) that make her a good fit for the job.



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Mobius Strip Tricks Part 2!

A paradox is…

The law of a certain land states that all who wish to enter through the city gates are asked to state their business. Those who reply truthfully (the guards can tell) are allowed to enter and depart in peace, but those who reply falsely are hanged. A traveler approaches the gate, and when asked his business, he replies, “I have come to be hanged.” What should happen to this traveler?

“A Sound of Thunder.”

Look for/Think about: What things might the phrase “a sound of thunder” represent?

Thursday, 10/18: Transitions, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab/SAWs, Husker Du FROs (sigh), TMA.

“Transitions, 10/18.” in fact, consequently, because, furthermore, instead, for example, nevertheless 

A vegetarian can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. 2) _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat. 3) _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy. This is one of the reasons many people become vegetarians. 4) _____, adopting a vegetarian diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.


“Husker Du, 10/18.”

  1. We have three ______ in our class. (Morris)
  2. The upstairs library is a great place to quietly study.  Adjectives?
  3. us: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  4. That embarrassing moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  5. Up, up, and away went my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence



“Vocabulary 10/18.”

  1. (roguish pirate pic)_____
  2. (two side of a bridge under construction that don’t line up)_____ (not sham)
  3. (a woman hungrily eyeing a jar of cookies)_____
  4. (a guy striking a huge gong) ____
  5. (2) Job Applicants’ Coach: “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  6. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  7. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme. (not incompetent)
  9. The cat liked to “bite at the ____(ingly) moving pen.”
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. * Make sure that ladder is _____ before you climb it.




These will be questions on tomorrow’s test

  • Why does Jane the Midwife not notice that Alyce is gaining skills and respect in the village?
  • Why does Alyce deliver the bailiff’s wife’s baby, instead of the midwife?
  • What prompted Alyce’s first smile?
  • What part of the story are we in?
  • After she proved herself by delivering Alyce Little, how does the midwife treat Alyce?
  • Why do the boys say they are chasing Runt?

Wednesday, 10/17: Transitions, Vocab, TMA

Reminder: Outsiders Projects are due TOMORROW! No “virtual” copies; I want old school PAPER!

“Transitions, 10/17.” meanwhile, furthermore, first, third, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, nevertheless, however, for example, as a result

  1. He stayed up too late last night. ______, he slept until noon.
  2. I would like to read many books; _____, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
  3. John ate and ate; _____, he never gained weight.
  4. I want you to buy milk, eggs, and fruit juice; ____, I want you to be sure to get cereal and ice cream.
  5. She had been studying for hours and knew all the material. ______, she hoped to do well on the test.
  6. Write a sentence about Alyce using the transition word therefore.


“Vocabulary, 10/17.”

  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, 10/17.” (6)

  1. On p26, what does the word “laden” mean? (middle paragraph)
  2. Why does the merchant give Beetle the comb? (p29)
  3. Read the paragraph on p33 that begins, “‘ Alyce!’ The midwife snorted…” What does it mean when she says “punctuated each name with a pot thrown in the girl’s direction…”?
  4. What does the last line of chapter 5 mean?
  5. Why does Alyce save Will?
  6. Name someone who is nice to Alyce.


Mmmmm, Snail Jelly

Let’s look up a few of her remedies.


The Devil!

Tuesday, 10/16: Transitions, Vocab, TMA

“Transitions, 10/16.” (9)
furthermore, first, third, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, second, then, however, but, nevertheless

  1.  I know Pedro quite well. _____, Pedro happens to be my best friend.
  2. Jackie studies all the time; ______, Billy never studies. (Not however. Not but either.)
  3. First, Mary went to the store, and _____ she went to visit her mother.
  4. (2) The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe. _____, it’s best to avoid it.
  5. (3) ______, I will boil the water. ______, I will brew the tea, and ____, I will serve it.
  6. Write a sentence using the word nevertheless. (Bonus if it is about Beetle.)


“Vocabulary , 10/16.” (14p)


  1. _____ “Where’s the ‘Any’ key?”
  2. _____ (Bonus for this guy’s name.)
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Bonus for what this type of bandage is called. Further bonus if you actually spell the word correctly.)
  5. (2) Which two vocabulary words this week have prefixes that mean not?
  6. The codeine in your cough syrup is a ______ of the same plant that is used to make heroin.
  7. Their relationship was rather _____, with many ups, downs, and in-betweens over the years.
  8. Which vocabulary word has a prefix that means again?
  9. Unlike the Socs, the greasers were considered to be _______ characters
  10. The carpenter we hired to build the shed was very ______; it was a well-built shed.
  11. Give an example of a derivative of the word child.
  12. *_____   13.*(un)_____


The Midwife’s Apprentice.


Chapters 5-7