Wednesday, 9/19: Vocab, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Checking SMYKs.

“Vocab 9/19.”

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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______. (Yes, the order matters.)
  5. “You’re so ____. You probably think this song is about you.”
  6. Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  7. S.E. Hinton has said that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher. Worrying about the kids’ problems wore her out.
  8. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  9. Johnny and Two-Bit were _____ by what Pony said about Darry being mean.
  10. The root of this word means “to struggle against.”  ______


“Sentence Combining, 9/19.” — 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!)

  1. a) Then a voice freezes his behavior.   b) The voice is stern.   c) The behavior is disturbing. (Hint: stern and disturbing are just adjectives.)
  2. a) His teacher is not amused.   b) His teacher is a woman.   c) She is very quiet.   d) She has karate experience. (Hint:  ___, —-,___)


“FROs, 9/19.”

  1. Write a sentence about Richard Cory that begins with the word “although.”
    CS = Correct Sentence.  F = Fragment.  RO = Run on.
  2. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!
  3. The chuck wagon, a rolling kitchen on wheels.
  4. The word chuck means “food” or “grub,” and that is what they served.
  5. Jimmy, laughing at the comedian’s act.
  6. Is this a fragment?
  7. Looking after saddles was also one of the cook’s jobs.
  8. Explained the rules of the game and demonstrated it.
  9. Over the hills and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.
  10. I love that story because it is so funny.


The Outsiders!