Wednesday, 8/23: Vocab, Delinquent, Outsiders

Opening Act: “Unpack Your Adjectives.”

I will be checking Vocabulary Show Me You Know sentences.


“Warm Up, 8/23/17.” Just write the answer. You may use words more than once.

  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______
  4. ______
  5. cool : good :: dig : ______ (1 + 1. Not infer.)
  6. hopeful : bleak :: proud : _____
  7. He touched the cut on his cheek ______.
  8. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  9. Even though their definitions are similar, the words nosy and curious have different _____(s).

  10. Explain what the expression “Ignorance is bliss” means.
  11. Is the expression “Ignorance is bliss” a motto? Why/not?
  12. Based on the video, write a definition of what an adjective is/does:  “An adjective is a word that…”


Delinquent” by Langston Hughes



The Outsiders by S E Hinton

  • Key Questions.

    • 1967?
    • Connotations of the word “outsider”?
    • What does it mean to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
    • What is a 1st person narrator? 2nd?  3rd? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
    • What is required to make a story? (Hint: it starts with a c.)
    • Who are the “outsiders”?


Paul Newman?

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