Tuesday, 4/30 (26): Vocabulary, Husker Du, Tom Sawyer, Spelling Pretest?!

Bonus Homophones:
Spell all three correctly for +3!
Bonus #2: (2) The roots of the word homophone mean _____  _____.

“Spelling Pretest, 4/30.” (9)

  • Number your paper 1-9. Listen and spell each word correctly. Trade and grade.

“Spelling Practice, 4/30.” (7)

  1. Dally was Johnny’s _____.
  2. Do you understand the ____(s) of dividing fractions.
  3. The word ____ comes from the French word for body.
  4. Please check the ____ number on the device you are trying to get help with.
  5. (3) ____ books have been sitting ____ for a long time; I hope ____ coming back soon.

“Vocabulary, 4/30.”  Once each including diverge/converge. The last one is a SAW.

Tom Sawyer Quiz.

  1. (2) The boys had two reasons to be thankful after the big storm. What were they? (Not “they weren’t dead.”)
  2. What made it an “extremely satisfactory day” playing Indians?
  3. (2) “Two of the savages almost wished they had remained pirates.”
  4. How did Tom keep the the boys from leaving the island when they got homesick?

Chapter 17: Pirates at their own funeral!

Monday, 4/29 (27): Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #30, Spelling, Tom Sawyer

Copy homework into planner.

“Spelling 4/29.”(7)

  1.  friendly : hostile :: active : _____
  2.  its, whose, ____
  3. (2)  Sacramento : ______ :: Mr. Calandro : ______
  4.  It is said that many stereotypes sometimes start with a _____ of truth.
  5. (2) _______ books are ______?  (Must get both.)


SAWs, 4/29.
economic (adjective): financial, related to money
multicultural (adjective): related to more than one culture
attribute (noun): skill, feature
attribute (verb): give credit for
facilitate (verb): to make a process easy or possible
distinct (adjective): different or noticeable

Each twice. Attribute 3x; 2 for the noun def. and 1 for the verb def. 11/11= +3, 10/11 = +2, 9/11 = +1.



Debrief Test #30.

Tom Sawyer, Chapter 16: The Plan. Also, Smoking.

Friday, 4/26: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #30

Prep Sheet for Test #30. Reload test to get latest changes.
Spelling Warm Ups: ___/5  ___/5  ___/6   ___/8     Spelling 3x: ___/10     TS Quizzes: ___/7  ___/12  ___/5
Vocab h/w: ___20    Vocab Practice: ___/13  ___/15   ___/15    Giver Project:  ___/60  or  ___/75
Other Extra Credit:



Mental Floss.

  1. What word is missing? begin, inch, chapel, elastic, ___  ___  ___, cellar, arisen, end
  2. Wacky Wordy:
    NO NO NO
  3. Wacky Wordy: GWETORUSTD (Hint: $)
  4. The cost of making only the maker knows,
    Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded.
    A poor man may give one as easily as a king.
    When one is broken, pain and deceit are assured.
    What am I?
  5. The following clues make a pun on words that start with mis-.
    Example: This young woman could lead the orchestra. (bad behavior) Answer: Misconduct.

    • a) This young woman is in great shape. (an outsider)
    • b) This young woman is very generous at Christmas. (a doubt you might have)
    • c) This young woman showed me where to go. (lied to me)
    • d) This young woman knew exactly what I meant. (she didn’t really)


Test #30. Doodle Theme: A NEW kind of amusement park.

Thursday, 4/25: Spelling + Gramma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Spelling (like today’s warm up), Vocabulary (duh), Husker Du (study last Friday’s Grammar section), and Tom Sawyer (look up the answers tonight).

“S and G, 4/25.”

  1. a) revision  b) requirement  c) believable  d) all correct
  2. a) insurance  b) security  c) seperately  d) all correct
  3. a) cooperation  b) movable  c) ignorance  d) all correct
  4. a) maturity  b) narritive  c) creative  d) all correct
  5. What is the rule that this week’s spelling words follow?
  6. The running motor wasted electricity.  N, V, A?
  7. She is a big fan of running. N, V, A?
  8. I hate running in PE.  N, V, A?


“Vocab, 4/25.” (15)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The class discussion was not very lively; the students were rather _______ about the topic.
  5. The boys _____(ed) matter inwardly, thinking about all the possibilities.
  6. doctor : prescribe :: law : ______
  7. Huck’s lifestyle seemed very _______ to the other boys of St. Petersburg.
  8. By definition, a ghost would NOT be ______.
  9. proscribed : allowed :: apathetic : ______
  10. “The stirring event was well ______(ed)” by the townspeople the next day.
  11. (2) A true sports fan is NOT _____ or ______.
  12. * (3) If you are not passing the tests, you should probably ____ your ____ to studying or perhaps _____ some help.

Tom Sawyer Quiz. (5p)

  • Show me your answers to Study Questions #3 and #4

No oral reading today! We are going to see how you do tomorrow on your own! D’Oh!

Here’s a tip: The study questions are the same as the test questions!

Here’s the “read to you” link:


Wednesday, 4/24: Spelling, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Bonus: What are a pirate’s favorite letters?

Checking SMYKs and diagrams from last night!

“Spelling, 4/24.” Write the answer. NOT COLLABORATIVE!

  1. young : mature :: stationary : _____
  2. “_____ is bliss.”
  3. painful : pleasurable :: together : _____
  4. option : requirement :: conflict : _____
  5. The reason we drop the last e from a word like store  before we add an ending like age,  is that… a) Store ends with a consonant sound.  b) The ending age  also ends with an e.  c) The ending age  begins with a consonant  d) The ending age  makes it an adjective.  e) The ending age  begins with a vowel.
  6. The reason we don’t drop the last e from a word like positive before we add an ending like -ly, is that…  a) Positive ends with a consonant sound.  b) The ending-ly ends with an y.  c) The ending -ly  begins with a consonant  d) The ending -ly  makes it an adjective.  e) NOTA


“Vocabulary 4/24.” *= SAW. (15)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____ (Bonus: How much did the world record pumpkin weigh? Within 200lbs.)
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. After working so hard, he wanted his reward to be something ______, not just a “Good job!”
  7. He hit a ______ home run. It was at least 500 feet long.
  8. Luck is ______; one day you have it all good, and the next it’s all bad.
  9. He made a(n) _____ effort, and his hard work paid off.
  10. His grade was in a _____ position; one more bad grade and he would be failing…
  11. (2) …He could not afford to be _____; he had to be _____. (Not wary.)
  12. * Mr. Coward’s ____ to teaching is a little different from most.
  13. * (2) During the brainstorming phase, it is ____ that nobody is ____ of any ideas. Save judgement for after.


Tom Sawyer, Chapter 13. 

  1. (5) Show me your map from last night! Not finished? D’oh!
  2. Give an example from Chapter 13 of Tom insisting on doing things “the hard way” or “by the book.”
  3. Why are the boys’ consciences bothering them at the end of chapter 13?
  4. Why does Mark Twain call the boys “curiously inconsistent pirates”? (Last line of Chapter 13.) “Because they are pirates who  ________   ________.”  (Hint: It also might be called ironic. Hint II: See your answer to the previous question.)
  5. (4) Translate: “The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved to acquire it shortly.” (p93) (A vice is a bad habit.)