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:
  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?

Thursday, 5/10: YEE #2, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs only!

YEE #2!


“Vocab, 5/10.” Two SAWs.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. Even after he was caught, the criminal was (un)_____. He didn’t think he had done anything wrong.
  7. Most adults think most teenagers are somewhat ______ and resentful.
  8. Alfred knew Becky had used him to be ______ toward Tom.
  9. The students’ essays complained of them being _____(ed) by too much homework.
  10. Please stop picking your nose; it’s very (un) _____.
  11. The Elders watched the children for various _____(s) that would make them suitable for certain jobs.


Tom Sawyer, 18.” (9p) Write the letter AND the first 4-5 words of the answer.

  1. How did the boys get back from the island? a) a raft. b) swam. c) a stolen rowboat d) a log. e) all of the above.
  2. “It ain’t much — a cat does that much.” Does what? a) care. b) eat. c) dream. d) play. e) all of the above.
  3. “There must ‘a’ been an angel there.” a) Aunt Polly, about Tom’s dream. b) Aunt Polly, about how an angel must have kept Tom safe. c) Sid, about Tom’s dream.  d) The minister, about the boys’ adventure.  e) NOTA.
  4. What makes Tom feel like the “guiltiest of villains”? a) Fooling the whole town. b) Getting hugged by Aunt Polly. c) When Sid doesn’t believe him. d) Stealing all the stuff they took to the island. e) NOTA.
  5. “Shut up, Sid.” Who’s talking? a) Tom. b) Aunt Polly. c) Mary. d) Joe Harper. e) NOTA.
  6. Why does Tom think he can do without Becky now? a) He likes Amy Lawrence better anyway. b) He was so popular now after his return. c) He’s tired of her being so fickle. d) He’s found someone new. e) NOTA.
  7. Which one of these is NOT Alfred Temple? a) The boy Becky tries to make Tom jealous with. b) The kid Tom beat up in Chapter 1. c) Becky’s previous boyfriend. d) The boy Becky says this to: “Go away and leave me alone, can’t you? I hate you!” e) He is all of these.
  8. Why does Becky dump Alfred? a) Because he’s boring. b) Because he’s mean. c) Because he’s too nice. d) Because Tom hates him. e) NOTA.
  9. Becky gets back at Tom by pouring ink on his spelling book. a) True b) False


Tom takes Becky’s Pun!

Tuesday, 5/8: Grammar (Really?), Vocab, Tom Sawyer, Book Pitch!

“Grammar, 5/8.” Copy and label. (9)
noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, conjunction

Beetle bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts in silence.



“Vocabulary, 5/8.” One word twice. Two SAWs. (13)

  1. _____
  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. When you meditate, you supposedly become more ___  and relaxed.
  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).”
  12. In a tv interview, the billionaire _____(ed) his success to what he learned from his sevnth grade English teacher.
  13. Her rise to power was _____(ed) by her rich and influential friends.



Tom Sawyer, ch. 16.” (6)

  1. How did Tom keep the the boys from leaving the island when they got homesick?
  2. (2) The boys had two reasons to be thankful after the big storm. What were they?
  3. What made it an “extremely satisfactory day” playing Indians?
  4. (2) “Two of the savages almost wished they had remained pirates.”


Book Pitch!

Monday, 5/7: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 32,Tom Sawyer

Copy homework into planner. All the rest of the Book Pitches go TOMORROW!

“SAWs, 5/7.” Each twice. Attribute 3x; 2 for the noun def. and 1 for the verb def.
economic (adjective): financial, related to money
multicultural (adjective): related to more than one culture
attribute (noun): skill, feature
attribute (verb): give credit for
facilitate (verb): to make a process easy or possible
distinct (adjective): different or noticeable



Go over Test #32. OMGOMGOMG.


Tom Sawyer. Let’s learn to smoke!


Thursday, 5/3: Gamma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer, Book Pitch!

Tomorrow’s Test: Gamma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

“OG, 5/3.”  (10) Copy the underlined, boldfaced word and tell what part of speech it is.
noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, conjunction

  1. (2) I thought the movie was rather cheesy.
  2. (2) I am sure you know better. (Tricky!)
  3. (2) Surely you do not think unicorns are really real, do you?
  4. (2) Your clock was running a little fast. (Tricky!)
  5. The running motor wasted electricity.
  6. Her favorite thing in the world is running.


“Vocab, 5/3.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The NFL head coach’s position is often rather ______. If the team doesn’t do well this season, he might lose his job.
  6. The class discussion was not very lively; the students were rather _______ about the topic.
  7. The boys _____(ed) matter inwardly, thinking about all the possibilities.
  8. doctor : prescribe :: law : ______
  9. Huck’s lifestyle seemed very _______ to the other boys of St. Petersburg.
  10. By definition, a ghost would not be ______.
  11. proscribed : allowed :: apathetic : ______
  12. The stirring event was well ______(ed)” by the townspeople the next day.
  13. (2) A true sports fan is NOT _____ or ______.
  14. BONUS: There is a fine line between being patronizing and being _______.


“Tom Sawyer, chapter 14.”

  1. (2) What was the “boom” the “pirates” kept hearing and why did it make them feel happy at first?
  2. (2) What did Tom do before he left camp? What do you think he wrote?
  3. Why are the boys consciences bothering them at the end of chapter 14?  (Different reason from the guilt at the end of chapter 13.)




Next round is Tuesday.



Tuesday, 5/1: Vocab, Gramma, Tom Sawyer, Work on Book Pitch

Checking definitions and study questions.

“Gramma, 5/1.” 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. Describes adjectives and adverbs.
  10. Describes nouns.


“Vocab, 5/1.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. We were very suspicious of the dark alley, so we were ______ when we approached it.
  6. A person who is _________ is probably not going to be a good friend, since he/she probably won’t be very reliable.
  7. The searchers _____(ed) the cave, looking for the lost hikers. (Bonus: What are cave explorers called?)
  8. The groovy little cabin was ______ and funky, but it wasn’t very comfortable.
  9. The teacher ______(ed) the use of notes on the test, so you better have studied.
  10. The root of this word means to touch. _____
  11. One reason that few people vote is because many are ______ about politics and government.
  12. Tom ______(ed) his body, looking for an ailment that might get him out of school.
  13. He ate a _____ number of hot dogs in the contest, so he won. (70 in 10 minutes. Including buns.)


Work on Book Pitch.

  • You need to read this book because…
  • Jimmy is a boy who…
  • _____ is the story of…
  • Picture this: You’re a girl, trapped in…
  • First of all, I’ve read this book at least 10 times, and…
  • The best thing about this book is..
  • Read a cliffhanger quote…
  • I couldn’t stop thinkning about this book because…
  • What makes this book different from others I’ve read is…

You need about 150-200 words, depending on how fast you talk. I want to see at least 1/2 of those today.



Tom Sawyer Ch. 12, 5/1.” (7p)

  1. Tom finally stopped thinking about the murder for a while, because…?
  2. (2) Why did Aunt Polly start giving Tom all those treatments? She thought he was _____, but he was really ______.
  3. (2) Why did Aunt Polly think Tom had been taking the Painkiller all that time? What was he really doing with it?
  4. What does Tom do when Becky finally comes back to school?
  5. (Quote.) What’s her reaction?


“A Pirate Bold to Be!”

Wednesday, 4/25: Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

“Gramma, 4/25.”  Copy and Label.

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

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab, 4/25.” One SAW is used, but you have to put the prefix in- on the front of it.


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



60-Second Examples:

Tom Sawyer Quiz, 4/25.” (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.



The Dire Prophecy of the Howling Dog!