Friday, 9/29: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #6

Prep sheet for Test #6. (Reload to see the latest version:
FROs Homework: ___/15 (include bonus)  KBARR:___/40   Outsiders Quiz: ___/6
Vocabulary Homework:___/20     Vocab___/15  ___/11  ___/11     SC Bonus: +____
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
  2. What is 3/7 chicken + 2/3 cat + 1/2 goat?
  3. I am so fragile that when you say my name you break me. What am I?
  4. What letter can you place on the line, other than E, to complete this sequence?
  5. + 5 + 5 = 550
    Add ONE STRAIGHT LINE to make the equation correct. No, you can’t make a not equal sign. That would be an inequality, not an equation.

  6. While riding in the car I saw a license plate that read like this: IXMNIZ. What occupation did the man in the car have?


Test #6. Doodle Theme:

Thursday, 9/28: Vocab + Relay, FROs, Outsiders, Lightning Round?!

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs, FROs, SC, Outsiders, Husker Du.

Checking Pink Sheet: FROs Side 2, Part B.

“Vocab, 9/28.”
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1.”Don’t blame me! I don’t make the laws, I just _____them!”
2. “What’s a _____, Joey?” “I knew you were going to say that!”
3. It was Ug’s discovery, but it would be____(ed) by others.
4. “Finding work may not make you happy, but it would make me _____(ly) happy.”
5. I was _____ and bored when Mom made me go to my sister’s ballet recital.
6. Dally’s [_____] ______(s) have landed him in jail more than once.   [  ] = one of last week’s vocab words = extra credit.
7. The school newspaper has been __ for a long while, but they hope to revive it next year.
8. Grandpa Simpson likes to ____ about his days as a young man when things were better.
9. The greasers and the Socs have agreed to a sort of _____-fire before the rumble. They have agreed not to fight until the big one.
10. The large farm owners are often accused of ____(ing) the workers who pick the crops.
11. * If you want to stay on top of your grade, you should take the ______, and check Powerschool regularly, and talk to the teacher if you see a problem.



Correct Pink Sheet, Side 2, Part A. (5p)

NEW! Sentence Scrambles. Use every word. Do not break up the pieces any more. Rearrange until you get the right-sounding one. Write it down.

1a. as we roared
1b. Dally cussed
1c. and nearly tore out
1d. out of the Dairy Queen
1e. under his breath
1f. the transmission of the T-bird


2a. looked up from his scrambled eggs
2b. once upon a sunny morning
2c. who sat in a breakfast nook
2d. quietly nibbling the roses
2e. with a gold horn
2f. a man
2g. to see a white unicorn
2h. in the garden


Test Preview: Lightning Round! 10 Questions from tomorrow’s test! Earn at least 8 for extra credit!


  1. The adventurer’s ____(s) made for a great novel.  a) sullen  b) smolder  c) exploit  d) siege e) circumvent  f) NOTA
  2. It is sometimes fun to ___ a little brother or sister’s lack of savvy.  a) exploit  b) cease  c) juvenile  d) delirious e) circumvent  f) NOTA
  3. obey : ignore :: predict : ______  a) siege  b) circumvent  c) sullen  d) reminisce  e) delirious  f) NOTA
  4. The strange life of the llama.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  5. Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  6. Why would Johnny be “having the time of his life” in the church?  a) He wants to pay back for what he did to Bob.  b) He feels needed for the first time.  c) He likes little kids.  d) He thinks the cops will go easy on him.  e) He secretly wants to die.  f) NOTA
  7. Johnny’s behavior (not scared, having fun, very decisive) inside the burning church is both ironic and not ironic.  a) True  b) False
  8. What do we learn about Dally when he talks to Johnny about jail?   a) Dally is proud of his past.  b) Dally is cold and mean.  c) Dally has jail savvy.  d) Dally cares about something.  e) NOTA
  9. The curtain opened the show began.  a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence
  10. The scene in the burning church would be considered part of the _____ of the story.   a) climax  b) inciting action  c) exposition  d) rising action  e) falling action  f) resolution


The Outsiders.



Wednesday, 9/27: Vocab, Sentence Combining, FROs, Outsiders

“Vocab, 9/27.” You will use words more than once.
1. ____  2. ____ 3._____ 4.____
5.  flashback : reveals :: ____ : foreshadows
6. He was a bit ____ after he got hit in the head during the rumble.
7. Two-Bit told Pony about one of his ____(s) while Pony did the dishes.
8. The company that made that toy is now ______, so you can’t buy it any more.
9. mature : juvenile :: clear-headed : _______
10. The thief ____(ed) the alarm system, and was able to steal the jewels.
11. It is sometimes fun to ___ a little brother or sister’s lack of savvy.

12. * Draw a picture that represents one of the SAWs for this week. No WORDS!!! Each person in the group has to pick a different word to draw. You may suggest pictures for each other to draw. I will choose notebook to display to see if we can ID your pic.


“Sentence Combining, 9/27.”

1a. The teacher said something.  1b. She said to get in our seats.  1c. One student did something else.  1d. That student ran around the room.  1e. The running was delirious.
Hint: comma + but. Also: -ly  

2a. Cell phones are banned.  2b. They are banned in most schools.  2c. Cell phones cause distractions.  2d. The distractions are to learning.  2e. Cell phones are sometimes used for cheating.
Hint: because. Also: comma + and.


“FROs, 9/27.” CS, F, RO?

  1. Five times in a row the boys rode the roller coaster.
  2. The curtain opened the show began.
  3. For example, the introduction of llamas into the classroom.
  4. May groan, spit, or kick.
  5. A young llama, while a bit awkward, is still a scary opponent.
  6. What a fragment is.
  7. Up one side and down the other went the llama.
  8. This restaurant discriminates against llamas let’s boycott it!
  9. Joey and the llama went hiking and fishing in the country.



Questions for the Homie Groups:
What was the inciting incident of the Pony vs Darry conflict? What was the climax?


Read aloud.

Tuesday, 9/26: Vocab, FROs, Sentence Combining, Outsiders

“Vocab, 9/26.” (15)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. At the family reunion, we sat around ___(ing) about the last reunion.
  7. The world traveler’s _____(s) made for an exciting book.
  8. The quarterback ____(ed) every weakness in the defense, and threw for 5 touchdowns.
  9. “Johnnycake made a kind of a gasp and his eyes were ______(ing)” with rage.”
  10. Ponyboy has a ______ when they first arrive at the church that something bad might happen. (Bonus: What’s the literary version of this?)
  11. reminisce : predict :: obey : _____
  12. * (4) The billionaire started a ______  _____ to try to ______ the goal of ____(ing) the human lifespan. (Only crucial not used.)


“Sentence Combining, 9/26.” AS A GROUP, come up with the smoothest sounding sentence you can for each group. EVERYBODY must have the sentence combo written down before you move to the next one. Be sure to read the sentence aloud to yourself before you decide it’s OK. When I call on your group, you must all read the sentence out loud together.

1a. The table is littered with garbage.   1b. The garbage belongs to the “other guy.”
HINT: Use an apostrophe!

2a. Dishes are stacked in a clutter.   2b. Cups are stacked in a clutter.   2c. Yogurt cartons are stacked in a clutter.   2d. The clutter is disgusting.
HINT: Commas + and!

3a. Off to one side is a hamburger.   3b. The hamburger is half-eaten.   3c. Flies swarm about there.   3d. The swarming is hungry.
HINT: Hungrily.


FROs. Trade and Grade p28. +1 for 11/13, +2 for 12/13, +3 for 13/13. -5 for not done.


“The Outsiders, Chapter 6 Reading Check, 9/26.” Write the answer.

  1. (“Quote.”) What is one of the reasons Dally gave Johnny for not turning himself in? (p89-90)
  2. What do we learn about Dally when he talks to Johnny about jail? (p89-90)
  3. When does Pony say was the first time he ever saw Johnny without that “defeated, suspicious look” on his face?  (p92)
  4. True/False? It was ironic that Pony mentioned that he wanted to take off Dally’s jacket in the church because it was too hot.
  5. True/False?  It is ironic when Jerry says, “…Or are you just professional heroes or something?”
  6. How/when does Pony finally realize that Darry really does care about him? (p98)

Monday, 9/25: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #5, Outsiders

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 9/25.”  extend, radical, crucial, attain, initiative

6. The internet has introduced _____ changes to the ways our society works.
7. There is a possible ______ to make Laguna a 6-8 school.
8. He worked hard until he _____(ed) his goal.
9. Some people want to make _____ changes to the way school is organized.
10. Some would like to ____ the school year, so you go 200 days instead of 180.


Go over Test #5.   Oh MY! Listen up: there will be many reruns on Friday.


The Outsiders.