Thursday, 5/11: Vocab + Relay, Book Pitch Redos, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Grammar Rerun from last week, Husker Du for your class, Vocab, Tom Sawyer.

“Grammar, 5/11.” One last practice, eh!

  1. The main one in a sentence is also known as the predicate.
  2. A word that shows the relationship between two words in the sentence.
  3. Answers the questions how, where, or when.
  4. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  5. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  6. A substitute for a noun.
  7. A word of surprise or strong emotion.
  8. Often ends in -ly.
  9. Has a past, present, and future.
  10. Describes adjectives and adverbs.
  11. Never stands alone.
  12. Describes nouns.


“Vocab, 5/11.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The NFL head coach’s position is 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 _______.


 Book Pitch Redos!


Tom Sawyer!

Wednesday, 5/10 (20): Husker Du, Vocab, Book Pitch, Tom Sawyer

Due: SMYK Sentences. See you and your parents tomorrow night @ Open Haus!

“Vocab, 5/10.” (14)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. _____
  7. After working so hard, he wanted his reward to be something ______, not just a “Good job!”
  8. He hit a ______ home run. It was at least 500 feet long.
  9. Luck is ______; one day you have it all good, and the next it’s all bad.
  10. He made a(n) _____ effort, and his hard work paid off.
  11. The Taliban ____ television and music. They claim those things are against the laws of Islam.
  12. His grade was in a _____ position; one more bad grade and he would be failing…
  13. (2) …He could not afford to be _____; he had to be _____. (Not wary.)


Debrief Test #32. Grammar section will be rerun on Friday.

The Last of the Book Pitches!

Tom Sawyer.

Tuesday, 5/9: Husker Du, Vocab, Book Pitch, Tom Sawyer

Due: Vocab Definitions.

“Husker Du, 5/9.” First Period, Test #5.

  1. Johnny stabbing Bob would be the _______ of the story.  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) NOTA
  2. The part where he tastes the Green Eggs and Ham. ______  a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) NOTA
  3. nonchalant : hysterical ::  gossipy : _____  a) patronize  b) discrete  c) discreet  d) dumbfounded  e) reluctant  f) NOTA
  4. He explained the rules of the game and demonstrated it. a) Fragment   b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. The real message of  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is that bad things always happen.  a) True  b) False   c) NOTA

“Husker Du, 5/9.”  Second Period, Test #2.

  1. Dally spat on the ground ______(ly) when he thought of what the Socs did to Johnny.  a) contemptuous   b) incredulous  c) credible  d) ironic  e) aloof
  2. The root cred means…   a) truth  b) crazy  c) pay  d) believe  e) wild
  3. Which word doesn’t belong? a) evaluate  b) predict  c) question  d) summarize  e) react
  4. Pony says that the greasers sometimes deserve the treatment they get from other people.  a) True  b) False
  5. In chapter 1, Pony compares himself to Pip, in Great Expectations, because… a) Pip was an orphan like him.  b) Pip had two older brothers.  c) People judged Pip as low-class  d) All of the above.  e) NOTA

“Husker Du, 5/9.”  Third Period, Test #15.

  1. subside : ebb :: engross : _____      a) optimistic  b) idiosyncrasy  c) insomnia  d) transfix  e) NOTA
  2. Since I hadn’t studied, I was ______ about my chances on the difficult test.    a) optimistic  b) inexplicable c) metamorphosis  d) insomnia  e) NOTA
  3. (MoMS) “You’re sick people–all of you. And you don’t even know what you’re starting…” a) exposition  b) inciting action  c) resolution  d) rising action  e) climax
  4. “Why, it’s like going back to the dark ages or something.”  a) climax  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor
  5. “Get Steve–Get Charlie–They’re working together!!”  a) exposition  b) inciting action  c) resolution  d) rising action  e) climax

“Husker Du, 5/9.”  Sixth Period, Test #8.

  1. All the _____ clothing is on the second floor. (more than one woman)
  2. All the _____ uniforms were new. (player)
  3. I found your story ______(ing), but ultimately unbelievable.
  4. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was _____ “And ruin my rep?”
  5. When Johnny smiles before he dies, it’s because… a) he’s dying a hero. b) the greasers won the rumble. c) he wanted to die anyway. d) Dally was proud of him. e) he remembered a joke Pony made in the church.     f) NOTA


“Vocab, 5/9.”

  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 system, 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.)


Book Pitch!

Monday, 5/8 (22): Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #32 (OMG!)

Open House is Thursday evening!

Copy homework into planner.

Book Pitches continue tomorrow!

“SAWs, 5/8.”– Each twice.
embryo, paralyzed, theory, investigate, obtain

  1. The movie was so scary we were ______ with fear in our seats.
  2. Since the evidence was ____(ed) illegally, it could not be used in court.
  3. The village did not do much ______(ion) before deciding Muff was the killer.
  4. You can turn this word into an adjective by adding the ending -nic.
  5. Things or parts that are really rare and hard to find are sometimes referred to as being (un)_______(ium).
  6. A ______ is much more proven than a hypothesis.
  7. (2) Some scientists think that using stem cells from ______(s), we might be able to help people who are ______ walk again.
  8. (2) You should ______ and make sure your _____ has enough evidence to support it.

Debrief Test #32. –TOMORROW, after all the absentees finish.
But, OMG! The whole grammar section gets rerun on Friday.


Wheel of DOOM Returns.
“Husker Du, 5/8.” 1-5.

Period One: Test 5

Period Two:


Tom Sawyer Island!