Friday, 8/31: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #2

Prep sheet for Test #2.

Adjectives: ___/5  ___/6  ___/5   KBAR: ___/40  (10 + 10 + 10 + 10)
Outsiders Quizzes: ___/6  ___/8
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20     Vocabulary Practices: ___/11  ___/12  ___/11
Other Extra Credit:
Period 2 gets +3 for “vocab relay.”
All other classes get +1 for “vocab relay.”
If you knew “Kal El” = +1.
If you knew “quadruped” = +1.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. A boat has a ladder hanging off the side that has six rungs. Each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water?
  2. Show how it is possible to name the capital of each and every one of the United States in less than a minute.
  3. Which is correct, “bigger of two halves” or “biggest of two halves”?
  4. Johnny’s mother had four children. The first was April, the second was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her fourth child?
  5. There are ten sheep walking in a straight line across a field. What numbered sheep can look back and say he is the third from the last in line?
  6. A house painter paints numbers on all the new houses in a neighborhood from 1-100. How many times does he have to paint the digit 9? (Not a trick; I’m just betting you can’t count.)

 

Test #2.

 

Finished early? Your choices:
1) Doodle – Theme: “Weird Planet.” The theme is optional; you may doodle about whatever you want. If I like it you get get extra credit.
2) Trackword. 10 words = +1, 20 = +2, etc.
3) Read something.
4) Nap. Just don’t snore.
5) Stare blankly (and silently) into space.

Have a tremendous 3-day weekend!

Thursday, 8/30: Adjectives, Vocab + RELAY , Show not Tell, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Adjectives, Vocabulary, Outsiders, Classwork, Husker Du?

“Adjectives, 8/30.” Copy the word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

  1. The running we do in PE is easy.
  2. I like the sound of running water.
  3. Yesterday we were running through the field.
  4. She was part of an elite gymnastics team.
  5. Dally gave her a roguish smile.

Vocabulary, 8/30.” (11p) Write the word.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. laugh : happy :: _____ : hurt
  6. I tried to act cheerful, but it was just a __. I was really depressed inside.
  7. Her gentleness was a(n) _______ in her job as a veterinarian.
  8. If you make the Scholar List you are a part of the educational _______.
  9. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  10. The ____ firefighters battled the dangerous fire and saved the family.
  11. It would be ironic for a pilot to be scared of heights.   True / False

 


VOCABULARY RELAY #2!


Next Writing Assignment:

SHOW not TELL
“Don’t tell us that the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.”
-Samuel Clemens

cool, pretty, fun, scary, weird, ugly
What does each of these things LOOK like?

These are actually opinions, NOT descriptions! (Yes, I know they are technically adjectives.)
What’s “cool” to you could be “gross” to me or your mom!
You need to show us what this looks, sounds, tastes, smells, feels like!

Describe in detail what this might LOOK/SOUND like:
Compare two examples

“My Room is Such a Mess” due next Thursday, 9/6.
Show me the most nightmarish room imaginable. I want to feel, see, hear, taste (ewww), smell everything.
1 page (350+ words), ink, ndp, title. mess(y), gross, disgusting, dirty, stinky, etc. No opinions, just WDILL?


The Outsiders

 

Wednesday, 8/29: Adjectives, Vocab, Outsiders

Demos of Slang Paragraphs… ooooh scary!

 

Checking: 1) KBARR  and  2) Show Me You Knows.

“Adjectives, 8/29.” (6p) Copy the underlined word and say whether it is an adjective or not.

  1. savvy Kal-El  knew just what to do. (Solo Bonus for +1: who is Kal El?)
  2. The running criminal was finally tackled.
  3. The running criminal was finally tackled.
  4. He has always liked running.
  5. “He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.”
  6. “He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.”

 

“Vocabulary, 8/29.”  All blanks are vocabulary words except #12.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Socs are the _____ social class in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  6. Maybe his cold unfeeling exterior is simply a _____ that hides his true feelings.
  7. Pony _____(ed) at the thought of his brother being a drop-out.
  8. mask : facade :: resource : _____
  9. “Guess what I’ve been in jail for?” asked Dally, grinning ____(ly).
  10. Pony can’t understand why the Socs are so ______ of the greasers. “Why do they hate us so much?”
  11. It would be ironic if you suddenly decided not to get on a plane, and then the plane crashed.  True / False
  12. The root cred, as in incredulous and incredible, means to _______.

 

Group Quiz.  “The Outsiders, 8/29.” (8) Write the ANSWER, not the letter.
Johnny, Pony, Steve, Two-Bit, Darry, Dally, Soda

  1. “The shade of difference that separates a greaser from a hood wasn’t present in _____.”
  2. “If it weren’t for the gang, _______ would never have known what love and affection are.”
  3. Soda’s best buddy. ______
  4. Has “more worries than a guy his age ought to…”  _____
  5. “…gets drunk on just plain living.” _____
  6. “Usually lone(s) it anyway…” ______
  7. a) “…still a junior at 18 1/2.” _____  b) This is ironic. True or False?

 

Read Aloud.

Tuesday, 8/28: Adjectives, Vocab, Outsiders, KBARR check

I will reading/checking KBARR and vocab definitions while you do adjectives and vocab.

“Adjectives, 8/28.” (5p) Copy the underlined word in each sentence and write “adj.” or “not adjective.” (Bonus Opportunity: If it’s not an adjective, say what it is!)

  1. With his silly attitude, he fits the role of the jester perfectly.
  2. With his silly attitude, he fits the role of the jester perfectly.
  3. I wonder how Vivian can afford to wear the very latest styles.
  4. Two-Bit nodded wisely. “Nice cut, too. Makes you look like a tough guy.”
  5. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming. (Bonus for +1: What does quadruped mean?)

“Vocab, 8/28.” Read #6 and #7 together as one sentence. No need to copy anything; write the appropriate vocabulary word. You may use words more than once. Always be prepared to explain your reasoning.

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. ____
  5. The gentleman _____(ly) opened the door for the ladies.
  6. At the party, he stood ______(ly) off to the side of the room, quietly watching the festivities.
  7. The paper said that the business man was a(n) ______ to society…
  8. …but _____(ly), he was secretly a gangster.
  9. common : elite :: cowardly : ______
  10. gain : freedom :: _____ : capture
  11. True or false? It would be ironic if a poor hobo spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket, and won.

 

The Outsiders, 8/28.” Below are descriptions that Ponyboy gives of several main characters. COPY the underlined part and say which character it describes.

  1. understands everybody”?
  2. thinks Ponyboy is a tag-a-long
  3. doesn’t understand anything that isn’t “plain, hard fact”?
  4. kept them “laughing at themselves”?
  5. has a “hatred of the whole world.”
  6. digs movies and books”?
  7.  (Bonus for extra credit.) What does every story require in order to actually be a story?

 

Read aloud.

Friday, 8/24: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #1

Grab a clicker as you come in the door. Write your number in your notebook: “Clicker #23.”

Clicker Practice:

  1. Please click  G.
  2. Please click B.

I will be recording your clicker number as you work on the test.

You will CIRCLE the ANSWER on the test sheet AND CLICK it in.

 

Prep your Test Sheet for Test #1:
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20
Warm Ups: 8-21___/10   8-22:____/12   8-23:___/9  Adjectives:___/6
Other Extra Credit: Period 5 gets a +3 for “vocabulary relay.”

 

Mental Floss.  Brain teasers and trick questions to scrape the mucous off your brain before the test. Purely extra credit. NO penalty for wrong answers, so you may as well guess. Write the answers at the top of your test sheet. If it looks like a trick, it probably is.

  1. You have two coins that total 15 cents, but one of them is not a nickel. How is that possible?
  2. What is the volume of dirt in a hole 6 feet long, 8 feet deep, and 4 feet wide?
  3. A farmer had seventeen sheep; all but nine died. How many are left?
  4. What heavy six letter word can you take one letter away from and have eight left?
  5.  You are in a mountain cabin, and it is freezing and dark. The cabin has an old gas lantern, a wood burning stove, and an oil burning heater. You have only one match. Which do you light first?
  6. A fish weighs 10 pounds plus half its weight. How much does it weigh? (Not a trick; just math.)

 

Test #1. Circle the correct answer. NOTA = None of the Above.

Finished early? Your choices:
1) Doodle on the back of the test – Theme: The messiest room you can imagine. The theme is optional; you may doodle about whatever you want. If I like it you get extra credit.
2) Trackword –  Read the directions! Write your numbered list of words off to the side or on the back of the test.
3) Read something.
4) Nap. Just don’t snore.
5) Stare blankly (and silently) into space.

 

Thursday, 8/23: Test Preview, Vocab, Adjectives, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary, Motto, Delinquent, Outsiders.

 “Vocabulary, 8/23.” (9) Write the word.
   
  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. (un)_______(able)
  4. _______
  5. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  6. Some people called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)______(ist).
  7. The old man was considered the ____ of the village because of all his experience and wisdom.
  8. From what Ponyboy says, we can ____ that he and his oldest brother Darry do not get along very well.
  9. He nodded ____(ly) and said, “It would have been wiser to have someone pick you up.”

 

Adjectives answer the question “What Kind?” about nouns!

What kind of bear was he????

 

“Adjectives, 8/23.” (6) COPY each underlined word and say adjective or not.

  1. She has such a soft voice!
  2. I can hardly hear her.
  3. A French chef in New York chisels ice sculptures.
  4. Machine parts are used to form mechanical structures.
  5. She is a pretty savvy poker player.
  6. She has a lot of basketball savvy.

 

VOCABULARY RELAY!!!!

 

The Outsiders.

1st, 2nd, 3rd person.

What is required to make a story?