Wednesday, 10/2: Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

“Sentence Scramble, 10/2.”  Unscramble into a smooth sentence. You must use all the pieces intact, but there is more than one way to arrange them. Write the completed and punctuated sentence in your notebook. (+1 each for extras.)

  • her creamed corn
  • yelling
  • at the baby sitter
  • onto the floor
  • Jennifer flipped


“Apostrophes, 10/2.” COPY the boldfaced, underlined parts. Pluralize and/or possessify. REMEMBER: You get ONE “S”!

  1. She’s sure ____  all right. (it)
  2. My friend _____ goal is to become an astronaut. (Maria)
  3. _____ bright idea was this?  (who)
  4. It was every single _____ nightmare. (student)
  5. The llama wagged ____ tail. (it)
  6. All the ____ clothing is on the second floor. (more than one man)
  7. All the _____ uniforms were new. (player)
  8. The best era for music was the ____. (70)


“Vocab, 10/2.” More than one possible on some.  *13. = AW.

  1. confused : savvy :: bored : ______(ed)
  2. His feeling of accomplishment was ______(ed) when he found out that EVERYONE received an A on the test.
  3. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This means that whoever is doing the _____(ing) is the one who judges how beautiful something is.
  4. She speaks both French and German with equal ______. She’s very smooth.
  5. His political ____(s) tried to prevent him from winning the election.
  6. Which word best captures the Soc’s attitude  (attitude!toward the greasers? ____
  7. He was ___(ed) to his room until his homework was finished.
  8. As the snowfall ____(ed), we were finally able to see the road.
  9. _____
  10. _____
  11. _____
  12. _____
  13. * There was a flaw in the ____ of the new Boeing 737 MAX which made it difficult to fly.



  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Open your notebook, and title it, “Outsiders, Ch. 9.”
  • Choose ONE of the quotes below, copy the 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 outta 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!
  • Go get a Chapter 9 Quiz from the stack (BUFF Color). Under the title “Chapter 9 Quiz,” write the ANSWER, not the letter to each question. DO NOT WRITE ON THE HANDOUT! Return it to the pile when you are finished.
  • Close your notebook and continue reading ch 10.
  • Faster Readers: Keep your mouths shut.
  • If you finish chapter 10: Go see Mr. Coward for the Chapter 10 big question. Return to your desk and thoughtfully answer the question in your notebook under the title: “Why?”
  • Then  get a ch10 Quiz from the stack (white) and write the ANSWERS (not the letters) in your notebook. Do not write on the question sheet!