Thursday, 9/14: NVA, Vocab + Relay, Plot, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: NVA, Vocab (inc. SAWs), Plot (open notebook), Outsiders.

“NVA, 9/14.” (9 to find.)

For a brief moment, Jimmy stupidly thought he could fly like a graceful bird across the blue sky.


“Vocab, 9/14.” * = SAW.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. fear : panic :: ask : _____
  5. Johnny persisted ____(ly) in asking about his parents.
  6. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  7. A good attitude is very ____ to doing well in school.
  8. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  9. A savvy person is usually more ____ than a credulous one.
  10. The jury voted to ______ because there wasn’t enough evidence to find him guilty.
  11. The students ____(ed) the teacher to go easy on them. “Please?” they begged.

  12. * The Outsiders is told from Ponyboy’s _____. It would probably be quite a different story if it were told by Johnny.


Vocabulary Relay! Can anybody beat First Period???

The Outsiders.

PLOT. Copy into your notebook!


What would the inciting incident be in… Hatchet? Finding Nemo?  Lion King? Frozen?

  1. The 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, why) is usually given to us during the ______ of the story.
  2. “And they lived happily ever after,” would be the _____ of a fairy tale.
  3. The scene in the novel where Pony tells Cherry (and us) about Johnny getting jumped is in the ______ of the story…
  4. …and it also illustrates main ____ of the story.
  5. Johnny stabbing Bob would be the _______ of the story.
  6. We are now in the _____ of the story.

As we correct, write the answers on the diagram. You may use this cheat sheet on the test tomorrow.

Thursday, 9/7: Vocab, Voibs, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, Verbs + Adjectives, Outsiders, Library, Husker Du.

Checking SMYKs.

“Verbs, 9/7.” Copy and finish #1, based on the video. For #2-#4, write the words that are used as verbs.

  1. A verb is a word that shows…

  2. “I am wet!” she cried, with a frown on her face.
  3. Millie felt scared as she peeked around the corner.
  4. I climbed Mt. Cheese only to find that the view was disappointing.


“Vocab, 9/7.” One word gets used twice. #8-#10 are reruns of previous vocab words.

  1. Since we were separated and without cell phone coverage, we didn’t know the ____ of the other group.
  2. The question was so _____, it was hard to choose the right answer.
  3. Doctors are worried about the new drug’s _____ side effects.
  4. You can always check the ____ of your grade on PowerCheese.
  5. Their bodies were ____, but they still behaved like children.
  6. KBARR has a large ____ on your grade…
  7. …so you should make sure you follow the ____ and do it correctly.

  8. Pony can’t understand why the Socs are so ______ of the greasers. “Why do they hate us so much?”
  9. Some people called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)______(ist).
  10. For Pony, the ____ of the word drop-out was someone like Dally, not someone like Soda.


“Messy Room”Demo II.


The Outsiders.


Thursday, 8/31: Adjectives, Vocab + Relay, Outsiders

RED ALERT: I have noticed Learner’s Dictionary sentences turning up as Show Me YOU Knows. UhUhUh!!! THIS IS A PLAGIARISM! IT ENDS NOW.

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

“Adjectives, 8/31.” 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, 8/31.” (11p) Write the word.


  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



Next Writing Assignment:

“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, 9/7.
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

“Don’t Judge!”  What have we seen so far in The Outsiders that illustrates the concept of “don’t judge a book by its cover”?

Try to think of as many examples as possible. In your group, tell each other which ones you thought of. The group with the most good examples wins +3 tomorrow!

The Outsiders!

  • setting?
  • point of view?
  • conflict?

Read on.

Wednesday, 8/30: Adjectives, Vocab, Outsiders

Checking: Show Me You Knows and KBARR.

“Adjectives, 8/30.” (5p) Copy the underlined word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

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

“Vocabulary, 8/30.”  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, 8/30.” (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. “Understands everybody.” _____
  6. “Usually lone(s) it anyway…” ______
  7. a) “…still a junior at 18 1/2.” _____  b) This is ironic. True/False


Read aloud.

Tuesday, 8/29: KBARR Check, Vocabulary, Adjectives, Outsiders

I will reading/checking KBARR while you do adjectives and vocab.

“Adjectives, 8/29.” (5p) Copy the underlined word in each sentence and write “adj.” or “not adjective.” (Bonus Opportunity: If it’s not an adjective, say what it is!)

  1. With his silly attitude, he fits the role of the jester perfectly.
  2. With his silly attitude, he fits the role of the jester perfectly.
  3. I wonder how Vivian can afford to wear the very latest styles.
  4. Two-Bit nodded wisely. “Nice cut, too. Makes you look like a tough guy.”
  5. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming. (Bonus: What does quadruped mean?)

“Vocab, 8/29.” Read #6 and #7 together as one sentence. No need to copy anything; write the appropriate vocabulary word. You may use words more than once. Always be prepared to explain your reasoning.


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. ____
  5. The gentleman _____(ly) opened the door for the ladies.
  6. At the party, he stood ______(ly) off to the side of the room, quietly watching the festivities.
  7. The paper said that the business man was a(n) ______ to society…
  8. …but _____(ly), he was secretly a gangster.
  9. common : elite :: cowardly : ______
  10. gain : freedom :: _____ : capture
  11. It would be ironic if a poor hobo spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket, and won.  a) True   b) False



The Outsiders, 8/29.” Which character…

  1. “…gets drunk on just plain living”?
  2. …thinks Ponyboy is a “tag-a-long and a kid”?
  3. “…doesn’t understand anything that isn’t plain, hard fact”?
  4. …kept them “laughing at themselves”?
  5. …has a “hatred of the whole world.”
  6. …”digs movies and books”?

  7.  (Bonus) What does every story require in order to actually be a story?


Read aloud.