Wednesday, 4/17: Gramma, Vocab + Relay, TS (duh)

Tomorrow’s Test (Wha’? Already?!): Gramma (see Monday’s practice), Vocab, (duh), Tom Sawyer.


“Gramma, 4/17.” (12p.) Copy and label.  noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, interjection, conjunction

He was a very scary bear, and we beat a hasty retreat from his lair.


“Vocabulary, 4/17.” (12p)
swagger, sullen, inundate, indifferent, spiteful, repentant, becoming (adj), vivacious, incantation, vanquish

      

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. After he realized how much he hurt Aunt Polly, Tom was genuinely _____ for once.
  6. After he was arrested for fighting, the soldier was reprimanded for “conduct (un)_____ an officer.”
  7. The students liked the teacher because she was ______, exciting, and rarely boring.
  8. His e-mail account was ______(ed) by so much spam, that it crashed the server.
  9. (3) When Tom’s “army” _____(ed) Joe’s,  he walked with a cocky ________, which he thought was very ______ for a “general” like himself.
  10. *After 25 years, the brothers finally ____(ed) their conflict and made up.

Vocab Relay 2.0! True or False? Each mistake = +2 seconds.

  1. Indifferent means uninterested.
  2. A pirate might walk with a swagger.
  3. When you are sullen, you are happy.
  4. Spiteful and indifferent are similar in meaning.
  5. The root of the word vivacious means life.
  6. If you are repentant, you are proud of yourself.
  7. If somebody tells you that your outfit is becoming, it’s a compliment.
  8. Inundation only happens with water.
  9. A motto and an incantation are similar.
  10. Vanquish is a verb.
  11. Giving a thumbs down means you are indifferent.
  12. Being called vivacious would usually be a compliment.
  13. If you were repentant, you would swagger.
  14. If you vanquished someone, you might swagger.
  15. Noah needed an ark because of an inundation.
  16. A magician might use an incantation.

Tom Sawyer Quiz, 4/17.” (10p)

  1. (3) 
    Explain what’s happening here. Who are the two men who aren’t dead? Why does one appear to be begging or praying?

(7) Label a-g with the appropriate names from p66-67.

 

Chapter 10: “The Dire Prophecy of the Howling Dog!”

Time? Movie.

 

Tuesday, 4/16: Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

What?!

“Gramma, 4/16.”
noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, interjection, conjunction

  1. In the sentence, He ran yesterday the word yesterday is a(n) ______.
  2. The words am, is, are, was, were are all _____(s).
  3. In many languages other than English, this comes AFTER the noun instead of before, as in English
  4. Answers the questions how, where, or when.
  5. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  6. Separated from the rest of the sentence by punctuation.
  7. Shows, action, being, or state of being.
  8. He kept a running total of his grade.
  9. I like running the mile.
  10. We are running in PE tomorrow.

 

“Vocab, 4/16.” Each used once. * = CAW.
    

  1. *(in)_____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. When he thought Becky was sick, Tom was so depressed he was ___ to all of Aunt Polly’s treatments.
  7. He was very cocky, and walked with a _____ that showed it.
  8. The miscreant was (un)_______ after he was caught, saying he would do it again if he had the chance.
  9. It is part of a cheerleader’s job to be enthusiastic and _____.
  10. She had her hair cut in a _______ new style that everyone liked.
  11. “Every pore inside the boys cheeks became a spouting fountain; they could scarcely bail out the cellars under their tongues fast enough to prevent a(n) _____(ion).”

 

Tom Sawyer Quiz. NOT COLLABORATIVE! (5)
Explain the following quote:

“He had contemplated a good part of the performance before he contributed his bit of variety to it.” (p52/p49-50)

Things to include in your explanation:

  • Who “He” is.
  • What the “performance” is, and who is involved.
  • What “contributed his bit of variety” means.

 

Chapter 8: A Pirate bold to be!

Thursday, 4/11: Gramma + Relay(!?), Vocab, TS (1934), Huck!

Wow! Awww.

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs, Gramma, TS.
Here’s a tip: Tonight, click the test link, open your Tom Sawyer book, and LOOK UP THE ANSWERS!
Here’s another tip: You can have Tom Sawyer read to you while you follow along here:
https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/34/the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer/

 

“Vocabulary, 4/11.”  Once each.

  1. Let’s hope that tomorrow’s test scores aren’t ______(ly) low.
  2. You don’t have to be ______ to already know what’s going to be on tomorrow’s test.
  3. You don’t have to _____ it to have a copy of tomorrow’s test in advance.
  4. The sheriff came through, _____(ly) leading the suspected killer by the arm.
  5. Please do not be a _____ and cheat on tomorrow’s test.
  6. When we go over vocab, I am not just _____(ing), I am trying to help you get it right on the test.
  7. Huck thought Tom was a(n) ______ writer after he heard the oath Tom wrote.
  8. The movie star was at the _____ of her popularity when she died suddenly.
  9. Among the mothers of St. Petersburg, Huck Finn is a _____.
  10. The villagers thought the killer was being _____ for returning to the scene of the crime.

 

Gramma Relay! The class with the fastest time and fewest mistakes wins!
Stand up, line up, and count off 1-10.
noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, interjection, conjunction

  1. The “Mr. Morton” of the sentence.
  2. Answers the questions when, where, or how.
  3. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  4. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  5. An example is the word yours.
  6. Always separated from the rest of the sentence by punctuation.
  7. Can usually be turned into an adverb by adding -ly.
  8. Has a past, present, and future.
  9. Describes adjectives and adverbs.
  10. What Mr. Morton does.

 

Tom Sawyer.

  1. What does Tom fantasize about twice in Chapter 3?
  2. How does Tom get revenge for the maid dumping water on him?

“The window went up, a maid–servant’s discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr’s remains!

The strangling hero sprang up with a relieving snort. There was a whiz as of a missile in the air, mingled with the murmur of a curse, a sound as of shivering glass followed, and a small, vague form went over the fence and shot away in the gloom.”

Chapter 4: Movie excerpt from 1938. (14:05-18ish)

Chapter 5: Tom is bored in church.

Chapter 6: Let’s meet Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher (“The Adored Unknown”).

Wednesday, 4/10: Gramma, Vocab, TS

Wow!

“Gramma, 4/10.” noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection

  1. The main one in a sentence is also known as the predicate.
  2. Answers the questions how, where, or when.
  3. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  4. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  5. A substitute for a noun.
  6. A word of surprise or strong emotion.
  7. Often ends in -ly.
  8. Has a past, present, and future.
  9. Intensifies adjectives and adverbs.
  10. Only described by adjectives.

“Vocab, 4/10.”

  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. obvious : hidden :: idol : _____
  5. Third period’s ______ behavior for the sub earned them a rating of 3. (not miscreant)
  6. The prefix of this word means all or everything. _____
  7. Rome was at the _____ of its power around 235 AD. It was all downhill from there.
  8. In Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain is a 3rd person, ______ narrator.
  9. Sometimes you don’t have to speak to be _____; even a look can say a lot.
  10. After his victory, he paraded around _____(ly) wearing his gold medal.
  11. (2) Depending on whom you talked to, the speech was either _____ or sounded like _____.

Tom Sawyer.

Tom Sawyer Quiz, 4/10.” Write the answer. NOT collaborative.

  1. (left) What is wrong with this illustration from the original edition?
  2. (right) Which scene does the right hand pic show? (That’s Jim with the bucket.)
  3. According to the author, what is the difference between work and play?
  4. Who is the “great and wise philosopher” mentioned on p15? (I need a NAME.)
  5. “bully” = “gay”  a) True  b) False

(Bonus) Which character in The Outsiders would agree with the philosophy of “spare the rod, spoil the child”?

 

Tom Sawyer: Busy at Love and War.

Tuesday, 4/9: Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer Reading Tip: You can have the book read to you while you follow along here:

https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/34/the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer/

 

“Gramma Review, 4/9.  Copy and label n, v, adj, etc. (10p)
(The word on is a preposition. “Doh” is extra credit. The is an article, which is technically a ____.)

Doh! Homer tripped very awkwardly and hit his fat head on the door.


“Vocab, 4/9.”

  

  1. _____ (not miscreant)
  2. _____ (not miscreant)
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. Kendra’s huge earrings were too _____ for the low-key funeral.
  6. “For plainly this ______ had sold himself to Satan and it would be fatal” to mess with him.
  7. The homeless are sometimes the ______(s) of today’s society.
  8. While Aunt Polly’s back was turned, Tom _______(ed) a doughnut.
  9. By definition, God is ________.
  10. pariah : idol :: bottom : ______
  11. The sloppiness of the projects was ____ to the teacher.
  12. * Even though the story jumped around from the past to the future, it still had a _____ feel and was easy to follow.

Check a few Tom Sawyer summaries. Duhn duhn duhn…

Tom Sawyer, 4/9.” Write the ANSWER. (7p)

  1. Most of the adventures in this book really happened to Mark Twain. a) True  b) False
  2. The character of Huck Finn is based on a real person. a) True  b) False
  3. The character of Tom Sawyer is based on a real person. a) True  b) False
  4. What is it about the new boy that bugs Tom so much?  The way the new kid is _______.
  5. What does the last paragraph of chapter one say Tom’s punishment will be for coming home late and with his clothes all torn and dirty?
  6. (2) Slang: dander up = _____   switch = _____

Bonus A (+1): What is Mark Twain saying Aunt Polly is trying to do here?
While Tom was eating his supper, and stealing sugar as opportunity offered, Aunt Polly asked him questions that were full of guile, and very deep—for she wanted to trap him into damaging revealments. 

Bonus B (+2): What is Mark Twain saying about Aunt Polly in this paragraph?
Like many other simple–hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to contemplate her most transparent devices as marvels of low cunning. 

 

Tom Sawyer, chapter 2. The most famous prank in all literature.

Monday, 4/8 (41): Homework, SAWs, Tom Sawyer!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 4/8.”
specify (verb): to clearly define
establish (verb): to cause to be recognized and accepted
cohesive (adjective): unified
constrain (verb): to hold back or limit
xenophobia (noun): a fear of foreign people
         

 

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

What? Talk it over with your groups. (Hint: Mark Twain was almost always being ironic or sarcastic.)

Tom Sawyer!

  1. What would you have done for fun in 1835?
  2. What chore/work did you always want to do as a kid, but now that you have to do it, you don’t want to any more?
  3. Slang: truck, lick, dander up, powerful warm, lam, suck eggs

 

Read the Author’s Preface.
Groups: What two reasons does Mark Twain give for writing this book?

Chapter 1.

Wednesday, 5/23: YEE #5, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

 

 

YEE #5.  Use your own paper. NDP in upper right corner.
Title: YEE #5. Use 4-digit dates for #1 and #2. Copy only the ones that say “Copy.”

    1. First Independence Day (M,D,Y):
    2. Pearl Harbor Day (M,D,Y):
    3. (Copy.) 10% of 250 = _________
    4. (Copy.) 24/40 = ______% = ______(letter grade)
    5. a) ______ books have been sitting b)_______ for a long time; I hope c)______ coming back soon.
    6. Copy the sentence below and label each word with its part of speech.

Homer tripped very awkwardly, and hit his fat head on the door.

 

“AlternaYEE, 5/23.”

  1. Wacky Wordy:   CLOU__ __
  2. Wacky Wordy:
    OVERS
  3. What do all these have in common?  Pebble, Long, Cocoa, Palm, Myrtle
  4. What do these sets of letters have in common?  Clfrn, Clrd, Hw, Grg, Txs, Lsn   
  5. These SEVEN words are hiding something. What?
    Vermont, statues, Swedish, Arthur, Africa, sensation, misunderstood

 

“Vocabulary, 5/23.” (Each word once.)

  1. “Two roads ____(ed) in a yellow wood…” I took the one less traveled by.
  2. During the period before Easter, you are supposed to ____ from something you enjoy.
  3. The A he received on the first test was a(n) _______ beginning to the quarter.
  4. The morning after Doc Robinson’s murder, the entire town ____(ed) on the scene of the crime.
  5. After he started studying for the tests, he saw a _____ increase in his grade.
  6. His fake nose and moustache combo was a pathetic attempt to go ______.
  7. Since they believed Injun Joe had sold his soul to Satan, they thought it would be ______ to mess with him.
  8. (2) It was a little____ to watch the _____ practice the same basic move over and over.
  9. (2) As Examination Day approached, Mr. Dobbins grew more and more _____, and was ______ about punishing any wrong answer. (The order matters.)

 

“Tom Sawyer, 5/23.”

  1. How does Tom want to spend any treasure they find?
  2. How does Huck want to spend any treasure they find?
  3. Why does Huck say Tom is “not in his right mind” for wanting to get married?
  4. What’s the reason Tom gives for not finding the treasure where they should?
  5. Why does Huck say ghosts are scarier than dead people?