Tuesday, 5/1: Vocab, Gramma, Tom Sawyer, Work on Book Pitch

Checking definitions and study questions.

“Gramma, 5/1.” noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection

  1. The main one in a sentence is also known as the predicate.
  2. Answers the questions how, where, or when.
  3. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  4. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  5. A substitute for a noun.
  6. A word of surprise or strong emotion.
  7. Often ends in -ly.
  8. Has a past, present, and future.
  9. Describes adjectives and adverbs.
  10. Describes nouns.


“Vocab, 5/1.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. We were very suspicious of the dark alley, so we were ______ when we approached it.
  6. A person who is _________ is probably not going to be a good friend, since he/she probably won’t be very reliable.
  7. The searchers _____(ed) the cave, looking for the lost hikers. (Bonus: What are cave explorers called?)
  8. The groovy little cabin was ______ and funky, but it wasn’t very comfortable.
  9. The teacher ______(ed) the use of notes on the test, so you better have studied.
  10. The root of this word means to touch. _____
  11. One reason that few people vote is because many are ______ about politics and government.
  12. Tom ______(ed) his body, looking for an ailment that might get him out of school.
  13. He ate a _____ number of hot dogs in the contest, so he won. (70 in 10 minutes. Including buns.)


Work on Book Pitch.

  • You need to read this book because…
  • Jimmy is a boy who…
  • _____ is the story of…
  • Picture this: You’re a girl, trapped in…
  • First of all, I’ve read this book at least 10 times, and…
  • The best thing about this book is..
  • Read a cliffhanger quote…
  • I couldn’t stop thinkning about this book because…
  • What makes this book different from others I’ve read is…

You need about 150-200 words, depending on how fast you talk. I want to see at least 1/2 of those today.



Tom Sawyer Ch. 12, 5/1.” (7p)

  1. Tom finally stopped thinking about the murder for a while, because…?
  2. (2) Why did Aunt Polly start giving Tom all those treatments? She thought he was _____, but he was really ______.
  3. (2) Why did Aunt Polly think Tom had been taking the Painkiller all that time? What was he really doing with it?
  4. What does Tom do when Becky finally comes back to school?
  5. (Quote.) What’s her reaction?


“A Pirate Bold to Be!”