Friday, 9/28: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #

Prep sheet for Test #6:
KBARR:___/40    Vocabulary Homework:___/20     Vocab___/12 ___/11  ___/10   Sentence Scramble:  ___/6
Other Extra Credit: +3 for Period 5 for Vocab Relay, +2 for all other classes.

 

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?
    SEQUENC__
  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: “It Came Outta the Sky!”

 

Thursday (!?) 9/27: Vocab + Relay, FRO’s, Sentence Scramble, THE RUMBLE!

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders, Sentence Scramble (or Combining).

“Vocab, 9/27.”
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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.

VOCABULARY RELAY!!

“Sentence Scramble, 9/27.”

  • the roast pig
  • immediately stick
  • when
  • an apple
  • is finished
  • in its mouth
  • to learning
  • used for cheating
  • because they cause distractions
  • cell phones are banned
  • and are sometimes
  •  in most schools

 

“FROs, 9/27.” Can you prove you deserve to be exempt?
a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence

  1. While my llama gently weeps.
  2. All llamas aren’t like that you have to believe me.
  3. While the llama is a quadruped, he also has fins for swimming.
  4. In the beginning, there was nothing but llamas.
  5. That embarrassing moment you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.
  6. You can beat the llama’s score you will be part of the elite llama squad.
  7. The llama won the race although he had a broken leg.
  8. The llama couldn’t call his agent his cell phone was dead.
  9. The llama and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
  10. Up, up, and away in my beautiful llama balloon.

 

Outsiders aloud to p147, then…

  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Open your notebook, and title it, “Outsiders, Ch. 9.”
  • Choose one of the quotes below, copy the boldfaced, underlined part, and respond with at least a paragraph. What does the person mean? Why is this important? Use at least one example from the book to back up whatever you say.
    1. Dally: “…Crazy for wanting Johnny to stay outa trouble, for not wantin’ him to get hard.  If he’d been like me he’d never have been in this mess.  If he’d got smart like me he’d never have run into that church.  That’s what you get for helpin’ people.  Editorials in the paper and a lot of trouble… You’d better wise up, Pony… you get tough like me and you don’t get hurt.  You look out for yourself and nothin’ can touch you…”  (pssst: irony.)
    2. Johnny: “Stay gold.”
    3. BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
  • Close your notebook and continue reading ch 10.
  • Faster Readers: Keep your mouths shut.
  • If you finish chapter 10: Get a ch10 Quiz from the stack (salmon colored) and write the ANSWERS (not the letters) in your notebook.

 

Wednesday, 9/26: Vocab, FROs, Sentence SCRAMBLE, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab, 9/26.” You will use words more than once.
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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.
SAWs: element, culture, tradition, complexity, resourceful

 

“FROs, 9/26.”

  1. As the llama wandered too close to the fire.
  2. Although he was a llama, he was a person too.
  3. Llamas speak Spanish I didn’t know that.
  4. Is that a llama?
  5. The strange life of the llama is a mystery to most of us.
  6. I don’t like how your llama is staring at me.

 

“Sentence SCRAMBLE, 9/26.”  NEW! Sentence Scrambles. Use every word. Do not break up the pieces any more. Rearrange the chunks until you get the right-sounding sentence. 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

 

The Outsiders.

Questions for the Homie Groups:
What was the inciting incident of the Pony vs Darry conflict? What was the climax?
What makes Pony finally realize Cherry was right when she said, “Things are rough all over”?

 

Tuesday, 9/25: Vocab, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Checking definitions. Did you get 2 for “exploit”?

“Vocab, 9/25.” * = SAW.
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  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. * Mr. Calandro is trying to encourage a ______ of kindness here at Laguna. (2 acceptable.)

 

“FROs, 9/25.” CS, F, RO?

  1. Five times in a row the llama rode the roller coaster.
  2. The bell rang the llama came out swinging.
  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 llama 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.
  10. He introduced the llama to his parents because he liked it.

 

“Sentence Combining, 9/25.” 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: Swarming, hungrily.

 

The Outsiders!

 

Monday, 9/24: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #5, Outsiders

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 9/24.” Each word is used twice.
complexity (noun) the quality of having many interrelated parts; the quality of not being simple
culture (noun) a way of life; a group of people who share a particular way of life
element (noun) a piece, part, or component
resourceful (adjective) inventive; capable
tradition (noun) a regular practice; a custom that is repeated over time

  1. We used the _____ of surprise for Joe’s birthday party.
  2. It is a ___ to give Santa cookies and milk on Christmas.
  3. _____ people reuse everything they can.
  4. In American _______, we celebrate our independence on July 4.
  5. He couldn’t handle the ___ of the Webster’s crossword because his vocabulary wasn’t strong enough.
  6. As your vocabulary increases, you can read and understand writing of greater ______.
  7. (2) Much of what makes up a ______ are its _____(s).
  8. Because he was ____, he was able to survive until he was found.
  9. There are several _____(s) that help make up a good essay.

 

Go over Test #5.

The Outsiders!

Friday, 9/21: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #5

Prep sheet for Test #5.

FROs: 9-18: ___/8  9-19:___/10  9-20:___/10   KBARR: _____/40
Outsiders Quiz: ___/5   
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
Vocab Practices:   9-18:___/10   9-19:___/10    9-20:___/10
Other Extra Credit: +3 for Per. 5 for vocab relay, +1 for Periods 1 and 2. +1 for each extra sentence for sentences combining.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Explain how I do it: “In my bedroom, the nearest lamp that I  usually keep turned on is 12 feet away from my bed. Alone in the room, without using wires, strings, or any other aids or contraptions, I can turn out the light on that lamp and get into bed before the room is dark.”
  2. What are the elusive characters; missing two letters or numbers? (In other words, what letters go into the blanks? The answer is NOT R and E.)
    W  A  T  E  ___ M  ___  L  O  N
  3. 1961 was a special year (other than for the fact that Mr. Coward was born then). In fact, the next time a year will be this special will be the year 6009. What is so special about those two years?
  4. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
  5. In each sentence below, an animal is concealed. For example, the sentence, “What shall I do, Gertrude?” has the word dog concealed. Find the hidden animal in each sentence.
    • a) Horace tries in school to be a very good boy.
    • b) People who drive too fast are likely to be arrested.
    • c) For the Halloween party, John came looking like a radish.
  6. When does 1+1+1=1?

 

 

Test #5.

IMPORTANT: If you are EXEMPT from the FROs section, write EXEMPT across that section of your paper and skip ahead to question #20. Be sure to advance your clicker too. When we look at score, be sure to add 8 points to whatever it says.

 

Doodle Theme: Music! 

Thursday, 9/20: Vocab + Relay, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders, Husker Du, Sentence Combining.

“Vocab, 9/21.”
  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The teacher’s attitude was very _____(ing); he always treated his class like they were in kindergarten.
  5. nonchalant : hysterical ::  gossipy : _____
  6. Life is made up of thousands of ____ decisions every day, but some are more important than others.
  7. If you ____ (ed) CPK last night, it benefited the band program.
  8. Buck Merrill sometimes sold _____ alcohol.  (It was called bootlegging.)
  9. A spy must be ____ and not go blabbing secrets around.
  10. I finally had to poke him to ____ any response at all!

Vocabulary Relay!


“FROs 9/20.”  CS = Correct Sentence.  F = Fragment.  RO = Run on. 

  1. Hide in burrows and beneath rocks.
  2. Although the llama wandered too close to the fire.
  3. Fighting with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other, he battled the vicious llama.
  4. Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside.
  5. The strange life of the llama.
  6. Jack and Jill and the llama went up the hill to fetch a pail of water then they fell down.
  7. The llama fell down and broke his crown Jack and Jill fell in the well.
  8. The llama went over the hills and through the wood to get to Grandmother’s house, but she wasn’t home.
  9. Because the llama ate too much cheese, he forgot to do his KBARR.
  10. As the llama trained to be a ninja.

“Sentence Combining, 9/20.” — Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus: Write more than one combination!)

1a. His teacher walks toward Chuckie’s desk.  1b. Her walk is cool.  1c. Her walk is silent.  1d. Her walk is slow. (Hint: -ly)

2a. The class holds its breath.  2b. They have anticipation.  2c. They know what will happen next. (Hint: with, because.)


The Outsiders!