Thursday, 10/10: Sentence Soup, Apostrophes Pretest, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders, TMA. Also remember to be on your best behavior for the guest teacher tomorrow… Or else!

“Sentence Soup, 10/10.”

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“Apostrophes Pretest, 10/10.” Clicker Up!

  1. _____ llama was selected for the fair.  a) Charles’  b) Charles’s  c) Charle’s   d) NOTA
  2. I got all ____ on my report card.  a) A’s  b) As  c) ‘A’s  d) NOTA
  3. The _____ lounge is usually off-limits to students. (More than one.)  a) teacher’s  b) teachers  c) teachers’s  d) teachers’  e) NOTA
  4. _____ llama is that?  a) whose  b) who’se  c) who’s  d) NOTA
  5. I think that llama is _____.   a) they’re  b) theres  c) their’s  d) theirs  e) NOTA
  6. The ____ softball team mascot is a llama.  a) women’s  b) woman’s  c) womens’s  d) NOTA
  7. I think ____ going to be OK. a) there  b) their  c) they’re  d) NOTA
  8. I saw at least five _____ in Las Vegas.   a) Elvis’s  b) Elviss  c) Elvises’  d) Elvises  e) Elvi   f) NOTA
  9. The ______ live next door to us.  a) Jones  b) Joneses  c) Jones’  d) Jones’s  e) NOTA
  10. The _____ was the best decade for music.   a) 70’s  b) ’70’s  c) 70s  d) ’70s  e) NOTA


“Vocab, 10/10.”
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______ (Not dire.)
  4. The boy ______(ly) rode his bike into the busy street.
  5. The lawyer’s argument was so _____ the jury acquitted his client.
  6. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  7. compelling : boring :: rare: _____
  8. “Now, now, don’t be ______. Speak up!”
  9. Most stores these days don’t ____ over the price.
  10. His _____ facade hid a very dangerous person.
  11. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______
  12. The only noun on the list: ______





The Midwife’s Apprentice.  Takes place ca. 1300.

What’s a midwife?
What’s an apprentice?
What was life like in 1300? We’re going to find out.


After each chapter (usually) we will stop and do a 1-1-1-1:
1 summary sentence, 1 reaction sentence, 1 prediction, 1 curiosity question.

  • Summary = What happened.
  • Reaction = What you thought and why. (because, since, etc.)
  • Prediction = What you think will happen next and why. (because, since, etc.)
  • Curiosity Question = What do you just want to know more about just because it seems kinda kewl.