Friday, 4/28: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 31

VOCAB RELAY! (Now that you can talk.)

Prep sheet for Test #31:
Grammar: ___/12  ___/12  ___/13    SAWs: ___/11   TS Quizzes: ___/6  ___/5
Vocab h/w: ___/20   Vocab Practice: ___/12  ___/13  ___/15
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. What sort of story begins with a limb and ends with a finish?
  2. Two men got lost while exploring in the desert. Each man had a compass. One headed due East, and the other headed due West. Two hours later, they met. How?
  3. Following are groups of three words. Can you figure out the common link within each group? Example: Hurricane, potato, needle, (answer: eyes)
    a) computer, onion dip, poker game
    b) bowling alley, dress-maker, wrestling match
    c) dentist, oil field, basketball practice
    d) April, locker room, brides-to-be
    e) pelican, legislature, person in debt
  4. Make the matchstick dawg face the other way by moving only 2 matches. His tail must still point up!
  5. There are three buildings standing next to each other. One is filled with orphans, the other with old people, and the third is a homeless shelter. One day an arsonist sets them all on fire. Sirens were loudly coming to the scene. People were screaming. Which building did the ambulance try to put the fire out at first?
  6. There was a road around a circular lake. A man and his brother each started in the same place and drove around the lake at exactly the same speed, but in opposite directions. The first brother went clockwise around the lake at 40 mph, and the trip took him an hour and 20 minutes. The second brother went counterclockwise around the lake–also at exactly 40 mph–but his trip only took him 80 minutes. Each traveled exactly the same distance: 53.33 miles. How is that possible?


Test #31


Thursday, 4/27: Grammar, Vocab + Relay, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Grammar, Vocab, Tom Sawyer.

“Grammar Review, 4/27.” (13)
noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, preposition

  1. The main one in a sentence is also known as the predicate.
  2. A word that shows the relationship between two words in the sentence.
  3. Answers the questions how, where, or when.
  4. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  5. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  6. A substitute for a noun.
  7. A word of surprise or strong emotion.
  8. Often ends in -ly.
  9. Has a past, present, and future.
  10. Intensifies adjectives and adverbs.
  11. Never stands alone.
  12. (2) Only described by adjectives.


“Vocab, 4/27.” Two SAWs. (15)

1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4. _____  5._____
6. I’m _____? Do you even know what that means? (haha)
7. Pony and Johnny were _____ heroes;  the real deal.
8. The detective _____(ed) the criminal’s identity from the clues he left behind.
9. It was rather _______ of Pony and Johnny to rush into the burning church.
10. There are two commandments of the ten that forbid _____(ing).
11. The fireman jumped out of bed with _______ when the alarm sounded.
12. (2) The Socs always would say the word greaser _____(ly) and with ______(ing).
13. (2) Before he was allowed to ____ the job, he had to prove he was ready to _____ the plan.

Vocab Relay! Old School.


Tom Sawyer, 4/27.” (5)

  1. Why was Tom the cool kid at school after his tooth was pulled?
  2. Why was Huck carrying a dead cat?
  3. What did all the wart superstitions have in common?
  4. What happens to Tom’s pulled tooth?
  5. Why did Tom admit to talking to Huck when he knew it would get him in trouble?


Read to end of ch 7.

Then…Movie excerpts from 1938?

Wednesday,4/26: Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

“Grammar, 4/26.”  Copy and label.
(12 + 1. You should know “the” by now and “Doh” is extra credit.)

Doh! Homer tripped very awkwardly and hit his fat head on the door.


“Vocab, 4/26.” One SAW.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. I am not exactly _____ to helping you out of this mess, since it was your own fault.
  6. It was hard for Pony to understand the ____(ing) that Socs had for greasers.
  7. The helpful student picked up the trash with _____ after being asked to help out.
  8. He was ____(ed) to do all his homework before he watched any tv.
  9. He is a rather ____ liar; he tells so many lies, you can never tell which of his stories is true.
  10. obvious : subtle :: bogus : _______
  11. Aunt Polly thought she was being very _____(ful) as she questioned Tom, trying to trick him.
  12. bold : audacious :: patronizing : ______
  13. The surgeon prepared his ______(s) before the operation.


“Tom Sawyer Quiz, 4/26.” Write the answer.

  1. (quote – ch1) What is it about the new boy that bugs Tom so much?
  2.  (left) What is wrong with this illustration from the original edition?
  3. (right) Which scene does the right hand pic show? (That’s Jim with the bucket.)
  4. According to MT, what is the difference between work and play?
  5. Who is the “great and wise philosopher” mentioned on p15? (I need a NAME.)
  6. “bully” = “gay”  a) True  b) False

(Bonus) Which character in The Outsiders would agree with the philosophy of “spare the rod, spoil the child”?




Huck and Becky.

(Movie excerpts? 1938?)

Tuesday, 4/25: Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Copy and label them all. (12)

With a heavy heart, Beetle somewhat bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts.


“Vocab, 4/25.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. The author Ray Bradbury was a very ____ writer, writing at least a thousand words per day.
  7. The bank clerk had to examine the two $100 bills very carefully to tell which was ______.
  8. He ____(ly) cussed in front of Mr. Schalde.
  9. That kind of car is very fast, but it is _____ to break down often.
  10. Work is what you are ______(ed) to do. Play is what you are not _____(ed) to do. (Same word.)
  11. Pony couldn’t get the image of Bob, ______ on the pavement, out of his head.
  12. On the show CSI, the crime scene investigators used science to ____ whom the killer was.


Tom Sawyer, 4/25.” Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. Most of the adventures in this book really happened to Mark Twain. a) True  b) False
  2. The character of Huck Finn is based on a real person. a) True  b) False
  3. The character of Tom Sawyer is based on a real person. a) True  b) False
  4. Which of these is not a purpose MT had in mind when he wrote this book?  a) Entertainment.  b) Education.  c) To remind adults that they were kids once.  d) To tell a good story.  e) He had all of these in mind.
  5. About when does this book take place?  a) 1930’s  b) 1890’s  c) 1830’s  d) 1770’s  e) There’s no way to know from the Author’s Preface.
  6. Where does the author’s pen name “Mark Twain” come from? (Bonus for real name.)


Read on! (Movie excerpts? 1938?)

Jew’s Harp?


Monday, 4/24 (32): Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 30, Tom Sawyer

Welcome back! Only 32 more school days left!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 4/24.” implement, motivate, undertake, incentive, enable

6. Real _____(ion) comes from inside you. You have to really have the desire.
7. It was a massive ____(ing) for such a small company, and…
8. …when they tried to ______ the plan, they weren’t really prepared for all the problems.
9. Since he already had a guaranteed A in the class, there was really much _____ for him to do anything.
10. A good vocabulary will ____ you to learn more quickly and understand more.
11. This word also means a tool.



Debrief Test #30 (So long ago!)


Tom Sawyer!

  1. What would you do for fun in 1835?
  2. What chore/work did you always want to do as a kid, but now that you have to do it, you don’t want to any more?
  3. Slang: truck, lick, dander up, powerful warm, lam, suck eggs


Read the Author’s Preface.

Chapter 1.