Thursday, 8/22: Test #1 Preview, Vocab + Relay, Adjectives, Outsiders

Extended Homies Schedule.

Back-to-School Night Tonight. You stay home!

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary, Motto, Delinquent, Outsiders.

 “Vocabulary, 8/23.” (9) Write the word.
   
  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. (un)_______(able)
  4. _______
  5. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  6. Some people called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)______(ist).
  7. The old man was considered the ____ of the village because of all his experience and wisdom.
  8. From what Ponyboy says, we can ____ that he and his oldest brother Darry do not get along very well.
  9. “It’s just because you’re the baby–I mean he loves you a lot.  Do you ____?” (Not fathom.)
  10. Her outlook on life was very _____ after the accident that killed her brother.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!!!!

Adjectives answer the question “What Kind?” about nouns!

What kind of bear was he????

 

“Adjectives, 8/23.” (6) COPY each underlined word and say adjective or not.

  1. She has such a soft voice!
  2. I can hardly hear her.
  3. A French chef in New York chisels ice sculptures.
  4. Machine parts are used to form mechanical structures.
  5. She is a pretty savvy poker player.
  6. She has a lot of basketball savvy.

 

The Outsiders.
Preview Questions from Tomorrow’s Test:

  1. What is it about our narrator that drives his brother Darry crazy?
  2. As used in The Outsiders, the word hood is short for _____.

 

1st, 2nd and 3rd person narrators.

What is required to make a story?

Wednesday, 8/21: Adjectives, Vocab, Delinquent, Outsiders

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does: 
(Copy and complete) “An adjective is a word that…”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.

“Warm Up, 8/21.”

  1. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  2. (2) Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?

“Vocab, 8/21.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.
gingerly

  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. He touched the cut on his cheek ______. Ow!
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though their denotations are similar, the words nosy and curious have different _____(s).
  10. He nodded ____(ly) and said, “It would have been wiser to have someone pick you up.”

Delinquent” by Langston Hughes


The Outsiders by S E Hinton

Key Questions.

    • What are the connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?

Paul Newman?

Begin reading…

Tuesday, 9/11: NVA, Vocab, Outsiders

Checking Vocab Definitions!

“NVA, 9/11.” (9p)

The purple llama roared loudly in our scared faces as the crowd screamed like little babies.

Nouns:
Verbs:
Adjectives:

 

“Vocab, 9/11.” * = SAW.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. My parents were a little ______ about the crowd I was hanging out with; she didn’t trust them to make good decisions.
  6. I waited until Mom’s anger _____(ed), and then asked for forgiveness.
  7. Listening to music is not ______ to studying.
  8. Since I studied, I _____(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  9. At first, Pony thought he might be able to ____ the Socs by acting tough, but there were too many of them and they were drunk.
  10. I was ______ when Dad blamed me for breaking the lamp instead of my sister.
  11. * Almost everyone _____(ed) the teacher’s instructions differently, so there was a lot of different kinds of projects.
  12. * By now you should understand the _____ of this class and the various routines we have.

 

 

“The Outsiders, 9/11.” The Raffle King will decide if it is collaborative or not! “Quote” means that your answer should be a line from the book. Use  “quotation marks” for the quotes.

  1. (Quote) Why does Cherry leave with Bob and the other Socs?
  2. “Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.” (Who’s talking to whom?)
  3. “Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.”   What are they talking about?
  4. Why does Darry say he is hesitant to call the police when Pony is gone so long?
  5. (Quote) Why does Johnny say that he “almost likes it better when the old man is hitting me”?
  6. “I was wrong” is an example of…  (Literarily speaking.)

 

 

Chapter 4: Now our actual plot begins!

CHAPTER FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 8/30: Adjectives, Vocab + RELAY , Show not Tell, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Adjectives, Vocabulary, Outsiders, Classwork, Husker Du?

“Adjectives, 8/30.” Copy the word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

  1. The running we do in PE is easy.
  2. I like the sound of running water.
  3. Yesterday we were running through the field.
  4. She was part of an elite gymnastics team.
  5. Dally gave her a roguish smile.

Vocabulary, 8/30.” (11p) Write the word.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. laugh : happy :: _____ : hurt
  6. I tried to act cheerful, but it was just a __. I was really depressed inside.
  7. Her gentleness was a(n) _______ in her job as a veterinarian.
  8. If you make the Scholar List you are a part of the educational _______.
  9. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  10. The ____ firefighters battled the dangerous fire and saved the family.
  11. It would be ironic for a pilot to be scared of heights.   True / False

 


VOCABULARY RELAY #2!


Next Writing Assignment:

SHOW not TELL
“Don’t tell us that the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.”
-Samuel Clemens

cool, pretty, fun, scary, weird, ugly
What does each of these things LOOK like?

These are actually opinions, NOT descriptions! (Yes, I know they are technically adjectives.)
What’s “cool” to you could be “gross” to me or your mom!
You need to show us what this looks, sounds, tastes, smells, feels like!

Describe in detail what this might LOOK/SOUND like:
Compare two examples

“My Room is Such a Mess” due next Thursday, 9/6.
Show me the most nightmarish room imaginable. I want to feel, see, hear, taste (ewww), smell everything.
1 page (350+ words), ink, ndp, title. mess(y), gross, disgusting, dirty, stinky, etc. No opinions, just WDILL?


The Outsiders

 

Wednesday, 8/29: Adjectives, Vocab, Outsiders

Demos of Slang Paragraphs… ooooh scary!

 

Checking: 1) KBARR  and  2) Show Me You Knows.

“Adjectives, 8/29.” (6p) Copy the underlined word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

  1. savvy Kal-El  knew just what to do. (Solo Bonus for +1: who is Kal El?)
  2. The running criminal was finally tackled.
  3. The running criminal was finally tackled.
  4. He has always liked running.
  5. “He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.”
  6. “He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.”

 

“Vocabulary, 8/29.”  All blanks are vocabulary words except #12.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Socs are the _____ social class in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  6. Maybe his cold unfeeling exterior is simply a _____ that hides his true feelings.
  7. Pony _____(ed) at the thought of his brother being a drop-out.
  8. mask : facade :: resource : _____
  9. “Guess what I’ve been in jail for?” asked Dally, grinning ____(ly).
  10. Pony can’t understand why the Socs are so ______ of the greasers. “Why do they hate us so much?”
  11. It would be ironic if you suddenly decided not to get on a plane, and then the plane crashed.  True / False
  12. The root cred, as in incredulous and incredible, means to _______.

 

Group Quiz.  “The Outsiders, 8/29.” (8) Write the ANSWER, not the letter.
Johnny, Pony, Steve, Two-Bit, Darry, Dally, Soda

  1. “The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn’t present in _____.”
  2. “If it weren’t for the gang, _______ would never have known what love and affection are.”
  3. Soda’s best buddy. ______
  4. Has “more worries than a guy his age ought to…”  _____
  5. “…gets drunk on just plain living.” _____
  6. “Usually lone(s) it anyway…” ______
  7. a) “…still a junior at 18 1/2.” _____  b) This is ironic. True or False?

 

Read Aloud.