Friday, 5/26: SCRABBLE! (and YEE #5)

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.

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


“AlternaYEE, 5/26.”

  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



LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE. Scrabble Practice Round.

Each person draws a letter. The letter closest to A goes first. (Blank beats A.)
Draw continues clockwise (to the left) after that.
If no one volunteers, the person with the letter farthest from A is scorekeeper.
Put those letters back and draw seven (7) each.
Keep score like this (don’t write what’s in the parentheses):

Jimmy (First Player)
17 (first turn)
6  (second turn)
23 (total so far)
14 (third turn)
37 (total so far)
Johnny (Second Player)

VERTICAL not horizontal.

First player must put the word down with a letter on the Star (2x word) in the middle.

Left to right, top to bottom; not diagonal, not bottom to top!
Suggestion: no more than 2 minutes per person.
NO abbreviations or contractions
NO foreign words
NO proper nouns (nouns you would normally capitalize) (Check the dictionary.)
Multiplier squares are one use only! Once covered, they are done!

Extra credit for anyone who breaks 75.