Tuesday, 10/31: Vocab Review, RBC, TMA

“Vocabulary Review, 10/31.” If you can’t come up with the correct vocabulary word, fill in the blank with any word that makes sense in the sentence.

  1. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  2. Since I studied, I _____(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  3. The paper said that the business man was an ____ to society…
  4. …but ____(ly), he was secretly a gangster.
  5. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  6. At first, Pony thought he might be able to ____ the Socs by acting tough.
  7. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  8. S. E. Hinton says that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher.  The kids’ problems wore her out.
  9. The quarterback ____(ed) every weakness in the defense and threw for 5 touchdowns.
  10. At the family reunion, we sat around ___(ing) about the last reunion.
  11. It would be ironic if a poor hobo spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket, and won.  a) True   b) False
  12. ______   13. _____   14. _____  15. “I’m not _____; I’m ignoring you.”


Correct RBC — Product Information. (7p)

“RBC Quiz #1.” (7p) Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. The medicine is labeled for use in all these cases, except…  a) flu.  b) common cold  c) aches and pains  d) headache  e) It is labeled for all these.
  2. For up to how many days can this medicine be taken for a headache?  a) 1  b) 3  c) 10  d) 14  e) It doesn’t say.
  3. This is an OTC drug, as opposed to a prescription one. What does OTC mean? 
  4. This drug can be used to reduce swelling.  a) True  b) False
  5. Who should not take the tablets at all?
  6. Since this is an OTC drug, it can be considered completely safe.  a) True  b) False
  7. As it is used on the label, what does the word Indications [A] mean?


TMA 10-11, 10/31.” Use complete sentences.

  1. (p66) Why does Alyce tell Edward to be sure to tell the people at the manor about how Jane delivered the “Lady Agnes’s stubborn son”?
  2. (p69) What turns out to be the reason Emma Blunt’s baby wasn’t coming out?
  3. (quote – 70) The real reason Alyce leaves the village is that she…

Bonus: What is it?

TMA Slang.

Corpus Bones = Christ’s bones = OMG
clodpole = foolish or clumsy person
nincompoop = fool
lackwit/nitwit = idiot
















Monday, 10/30: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #10, TMA

Copy homework into planner.

No school Friday; Test #11 is Thursday.

No vocab h/w: Test will be a review of the first 5 lists.

“SAWs, 10/30.”  range, regulate, circumstances, conception, genetic

(FDA = Food and Drug Administration)

6. We had no cell connection; we were outside the _____ of coverage.
7. Some people are afraid that ____ testing might be used to discriminate against people who might be different…
8. …so many think such a practice should be ______(ed) by the government.
9.  People in Alyce’s time didn’t really know how _____ worked.
10. Nobody knew the _____ surrounding his disappearance.


Go over Test #10.


Friday, 10/27: Notebook Audit, Mental Floss, Test #10

Prep sheet for Test #10:
Notebook Audit: ___/20     KBARR: ___/40
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20   Vocabulary: 10/24:___/14  10/25:___/12  10/26:___/14
Warm Ups and Sentence Scrambles:  ___/10
Other Extra Credit: Tantalus = +1. +3 for Period 2 for Vocab Relay.


Mental Floss.

  1. Mr. Cheeselog wasted lots of money every day for years, and now he is a millionaire. How?
  2. Wacky Wordy. What phrase is represented here?
    Spring – Hola   Summer – Bonjour   Fall – Hello   Winter – Aloha
  3. A man left his house to go to work. When he got home he saw that his house had been broken into. The robbers had taken everything in his house except for two one hundred dollar bills that were in plain sight. Why weren’t the one hundred dollar bills taken?
  4. Bob was having a big party. He decided on a technique to get lots of people to come. He invited his five closest friends and said that they could each invite 4 people.  Each of those could invite 3. Each of those could invite 2. Each of those could invite 1. Overall, how many people did Bob invite to his party?
  5. What is special about this letter arrangement?
  6. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?


 Test #10.



Doodle Theme: Free Doodle.


Thursday, 10/26: SS, Vocab + Relay, TMA

“Sentence Scramble, 10/26.”

  • and along
  • out of
  • the parade
  • and gossiped
  • the Old North Road
  • of villagers
  • laughed
  • the village
  • home
  • threw it
  • under her skirt
  • and followed
  • she took something
  • from
  • the crowd
  • into the river


“Vocabulary, 10/26.” (14)


  1. _____
  2. _____ (not sham)
  3. _____
  4. ____
  5. (2) Job Applicants’ Coach: “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  6. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  7. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme. (not incompetent)
  9. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. * 12. * 

Vocabulary Relay! NEW THIS WEEK: One current SAW is included!


Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab (including SAWs), Husker Du, TMA.

TMA. As we read, be on the lookout for the answers to the following questions which will be on the test tomorrow.


  • Why does Jane the Midwife not notice that Alyce is gaining skills and respect in the village?
  • Why does Alyce deliver the bailiff’s wife’s baby, instead of the midwife?
  • What prompted Alyce’s first smile?
  • What part of the story are we in?
  • After she proved herself by delivering Alyce Little, how does the midwife treat Alyce?
  • Why do the boys say they are chasing Runt?






Wednesday, 10/25: SS, Vocab, TMA

“Warm Up, 10/25.” Copy and label each SAW as a Noun, Verb or ADJective.

  1. impose:
  2. literacy:
  3. rigid:
  4. allocate:
  5. voluntary:

“Sentence Scramble, 10/25.”

Your group has to “serial read” your sentence. I will pick a person to start and then each person will read a chunk and then the next will read the next and around and around. Tip: After the sentence is finished, separately underline or circle each chunk so it’s easier to see where you are when you have to read in turn.

  • saw witches and devils
  • and fear lived
  • suddenly
  • everywhere
  • in every cottage
  • the whole village
  • married the midwife
  • to the village
  • and the cat laughed
  • and called her Alyce
  • the pope came
  • and the king


“Vocabulary, 10/25.”

  1. “This is the letter A. It’s the first letter of the alphabet. So much for the initial consultation. Further advice requires $1000.” ______
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. responsible : disreputable :: calm : ____ (Bonus: Add -ing to another vocab word and it becomes a 2nd correct answer!)
  6. I cannot ____ someone who cheats. He or she will face consequences.
  7. Winning the lottery is not always the _____ people think it will be.
  8. Some people think it’s a good idea to build a giant fence to try to _____ the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants.
  9. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  10. He bought his computer from a(n) ____ dealer, and when it broke the next day, they told him he was out of luck. (Not sham.)
  11. We must all ____ by the same rules.
  12. The word midwife is a ______ of the Middle English words meaning “with woman.”


TMA, 10/25.”  Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. Why does Alyce save Will? a) She’s scared she might go to Hell if she doesn’t. b) She’s scared she’ll be the one the village blames for his death. c) She doesn’t want to help send Will to Hell.  d) She says she doesn’t know.  e) She kind of likes him  f) NOTA
  2. By “pluck” (p39) Will means…
  3. Which of the following is the only example of someone in the village who is nice to Alyce before the Devil comes?  a) Jack and Wat  b) the miller’s wife  c) Grommet Smith  d) the baker’s wife  e) NOTA (Someone else.)
  4. What’s wag? (“…Aww this wag grows boresome…” -p41) a) What a dog’s tail does.  b) A shake of the head.  c) Teasing and taunting.  d) Drunkenness.  e) NOTA
  5. Why were all the people who were caught shown mercy, and not punished as severely as they normally would be?
  6. (QUOTE) Find the quote from the beginning of chapter 7 that foreshadowed that Alyce would be revealed as the “Devil.”
  7. (3) Give three examples (from anywhere in the book) that show that Beetle is not as stupid as Jane the Midwife would like to believe.

Tuesday, 10/24: SS, Vocab, TMA

“Warm Up 10/24”

  1. I saw five _____ in Las Vegas!  a) Elvi  b) Elvis’s  c) Elvis’  d) Elvises  e) NOTA
  2. _____ are not allowed…  a) Students  b) Students’  c) Student’s  d) NOTA
  3. …in the ___ lounge.  a) teacher’s  b) teachers’  c) teachers’s  d) NOTA

“Sentence Scramble, 10/24.”

  • her bread and onion
  • Beetle was too excited
  • to a hungry goat
  • so she gave
  • along the way
  • to eat
  • aloft
  • at the fence post
  • by his tail
  • the boys were
  • holding the cat

“Vocabulary Practice, 10/24.” (14p)


  1. _____ “Where’s the ‘Any’ key?”
  2. _____ (Bonus for this guy’s name.)
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Bonus for what this type of bandage is called. Further bonus if you actually spell the word correctly.)
  5. (2) Which two vocabulary words this week have prefixes that mean not?
  6. The codeine in your cough syrup is a ______ of the same plant that is used to make heroin.
  7. Their relationship was rather _____, with many ups, downs, and in-betweens over the years.
  8. Which vocabulary word has a prefix that means again?
  9. Unlike the Socs, the greasers were considered to be _______ characters
  10. The carpenter we hired to build the shed was very ______; it was a well-built shed.
  11. Give an example of a derivative of the word child.
  12. * (2) The new teacher______(ed) rules that were very _____ with dire consequences for breaking them.


TMA Group Quiz.

  1. On p26, what does the word “laden” means? (middle paragraph)
  2. Why does the merchant give Beetle the comb? (p29) No quote; what does the quote mean? (solemnity = seriousness)
  3. Read the paragraph on p33 that begins, “‘ Alyce!’ The midwife snorted…” What does it mean when she says “punctuated each name with a pot thrown…”?
  4. What does the last line of chapter 5 mean?
  5. (5) Write a 5W’s for chapter 5 – The Merchant. (who, what, when, where, why)

  6. Bonus: On p30, in the first indented paragraph, what does the last sentence mean? (“The wink and the comment…”)


The Devil!

What was the Devil?