Thursday, 12/22: Mental Floss, Test 17, Vacation

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Mental Floss.

  1. A word I know, six letters it contains.
    Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.
    What word is it?
  2. Wacky Wordy: TTTT RRRRRRRRR
  3. Wacky Wordy: Must get here. Must get here. Must get here.
  4. Wacky Wordy: history history history history
  5. When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, this day will be as far from Friday as this day was from Friday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What day is it?
  6. The moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth. Sound travels at about 650 miles per hour. If a meteor hit the moon, about how long would it take for the sound to reach Earth?


Test #17.  Write A (true) or B (False) to the LEFT of each one and CLICK!

Doodle Theme: America’s Funniest Videos

Wednesday, 12/21: SAWs, Sneetches, The OG

Tomorrow’s “Test”: SAWs Review – 25 Questions!

“Warm Up, 12/21 – SAWs.”

(impact, transfer, feature, design, potential)

  1. The city council studied the _____
  2. _____ of the new shopping center on the local neighborhood…
  3. …before asking the developer to ______ a more pedestrian-friendly environment.

    (element, culture, complexity, tradition, resourceful)

  4. _________ people reuse everything they can.
  5. In American _______, we celebrate our independence on July 4.
  6. He couldn’t handle the _______ of the Webster’s crossword because his vocabulary wasn’t strong enough.

    (adjustment, exposure, modify, monitor, transition)

  7. Many people think that ______ to violence in games and movies can lead to real violence.
  8. To make a(n) ________ is…
  9. …to _______ something.
  10. We have been working on ______ words and phrases such as “for example,” “secondly,” and “furthermore.”

    (attribute, relocate, project (v), statistics, in ____’s interest)

  11. San Luis Coastal district has _____(ed) that they will lose money when Diablo closes.
  12. People use ________ to try to prove many things, but numbers can sometimes lie.
  13. The successful woman ______(ed) her success to listening to her middle school English teacher.

D’oh! Correct Test #16 in most classes.

Correct/Discuss Sneetches.

Old Glory
Bonus: What is “Old Glory” a nickname for?


Tuesday, 12/20: Welcome Guest Teacher

“Warm Up, 12/20 – SAWs.”  (Collaborative.)
(considerable, contribute, demonstrate, sufficient, valid)

  1. My mom said my argument was not ______(ly) ______, and I did not ______ the need for a new game system, so I was denied.

    (abandon, frivolous, contemporary, exploit, dramatic)

  2. He ____(ed) the project before it was finished because he ran out of money.
  3. _____ can also mean an adventure.
  4. One reason people may dislike lawyers is due to ____ lawsuits that waste everybody’s time and money.

    (fundamental, alter, conflicted, substitute, compound)

  5. There used to be PSA commercials on tv that said “Reading is ____,” with the emphasis on the first three letters.
  6. Your excuse does not ____ the fact that you are guilty.
  7. Ponyboy was ______ about being a greaser.

    (impact, transfer, feature, design, potential)

  8. A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  9. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.
  10. The new car had many optional _______(s) you could add for extra money.


Correct out loud.


The Sneetches. If you haven’t finished the video, watch it on your Chromebook, and then answer the following questions in your notebook. You may review the video as you answer the questions.

“Sneetches Quiz, 12/20.” NOT Collaborative.

  1. Who or what are the Sneetches?
  2. What word best describes the attitude of the Star-Belly Sneetches toward the Plain- Belly Sneetches at the beginning of the story?
  3. What food did the Star Belly Sneetches have at their beach parties?
  4. What was Mr. McBean’s middle name?
  5. Before McBean arrives, how is Sneetch society set up?
  6. “if they should meet one, while they were out walking they’d saunter right by without even ______.”
  7. “They had stars upon thars!” What does the word “thars” mean?
  8. Why does Dr. Seuss use the word “eaches” in this poem?
  9. Why are the Sneetches such a good target for McBean?
  10. What lesson do the Sneetches finally learn?


Then… Talk over the following questions with your group or as a class. Write your answers in your notebook.

  1. How do you know one thing is different from another thing? Is it based on things you can see, things you cannot see, or both?
  2. Based on the qualities we chose for deciding what makes something different, are the Star- Bellied Sneetches and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches the same or different?
  3. After the Plain-Bellied Sneetches go through the machine the first time and come out with stars, the Star-Bellied Sneetches say, “We’re still he best Sneetches and they are the worst.”  What makes the Star-Bellied Sneetches think that there is still something different about the Plain-Bellied Sneetches since they now have stars on their bellies?
  4. If there was something that made the Sneetches different, other than their appearance, would it be okay for them to treat each other differently? Are there any qualities that would make that okay?
  5. Is there a rule we can apply to determine when it is okay to treat others differently and when it is not? How does this rule apply to the Sneetches? Based on the rule you develop, is it okay for the Star-Bellied Sneetches to treat the Plain-Bellied Sneetches differently?


Yertle the Turtle.


Monday, 12/19: Homework? SAWs, Debrief Test 16, Dr. Seuss!

Copy “homework” into planner.

  • All SAWs are active for review quiz on Thursday. Check the Monday Warm Ups to practice on your own.
  • Intro 120 Seconds: It starts after we get back.


“Warm Up, 12/19 – SAWs.”
a) accumulation  b) contradict  c) exhibit
d) inevitable  e) manipulate

dominoes waste-rubber entersign

  1. _____  2. _____  3. _____
    4. The root of this word is “hand.” _____
    5. Animals _____ behaviors in zoos that they don’t in the wild.
    6. The roots of this word mean “against say.” _____
    7. There’s an old expression that says that nothing is ______ except death and taxes.
    8. The _____ of snow in the Sierras in the winter  is a major source of water in the summer.
    9. The Outsiders projects are _____(ed) on the back wall.
    10. The crow ______(ed) the tool even without hands.


Correct Test #16. Collect.

The Sneetches! (Starts @ :47.)




Friday, 12/16: Paperwork, Mental Floss, “Test” 16, Research Due!

Prep sheet for “Test” #16:
Outsiders Project: ___/60  OR ___/75
Vocabulary Practices: 12/13:___/13 12/14: ___/15  12/15: ___/16       Vocabulary h/w: ___/20
Warm Up (SAWs): 12/14: ___/10
Other Extra Credit:+1 for Que Milagro

Mental Floss.

  1. Find the English word that can be formed using all these letters: PNLLEEEESSSSS.  (Not a trick. Hint: Les Goodman.)
  2. How far can you walk into the woods?
  3. How many letters are there in the correct answer to this question? (hahahahahahaha)
  4. The more you take away the bigger it gets; the more you add, the smaller it becomes. What is it?
  5. Wacky Wordies:

Test” #16.

Research is now due and payable!

  • Share the document with me.
  • Double check for name and period.
  • Use the link below to print your essay. Staple it and put it in the basket.
  • Print Link.
  • Relax.