Wednesday, 10/12: The Levitating Comma, Vocabulary, Outsiders

“Warm Up, 10/12.” No peekee @ the Pink Sheet! Do not copy. Write the correct form of the word for each blank. You might have to pluralize and/or possessify. YOU get ONE S.

  1. Correctly spell the actual name for the levitating comma.
  2. The  _____ car is equipped with laser cannons. (spy)
  3. _____ going to the store for llama cheese. (they)
  4. _____ going with them?  (who)
  5. All the ____ clothing is on the second floor. (woman)
  6. We have three _____ in the class. (Jesus)
  7.  “_____ all go to the lobby!”  (Let)
  8. The team expressed ____ thanks to the coach. (it)
  9. Five _____ parents will be slimed at the event. (student)
  10. All the _____ costumes were hilarious. (lady)
  11. Try not to use too many ____ in your essay. It gets repetitive. (and)


Vocabulary, 10/12.” Write the vocab word or SAW***.
Mona-Lisa-2Signpost with the words Help, Support, Advice, Guidance and Assistance on the direction arrows, against a bright blue cloudy sky.blankface

  1. What a(n) ______(ing) smile!
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “I’m not paranoid! I’m _____ about being apprehended!”
  5. While Mr. Buffy was in training, he took several different vitamin ______. (You’ll have to change the form of the word.)
  6. The principal had to ____ through all the conflicting stories to get at the truth.
  7. The fan ____(ed) her way into the sold-out concert by flirting with the security guard.
  8. I was ____ when I saw the 5/10 rating from the guest teacher!
  9. People get cosmetic surgery because they think it will _____ their appearance.
  10. Cigarette smoking has ___(ed) since 1967 to its lowest rate ever.
  11. (2) After the first _____, there will be _____ punishment consequences.
  12. *** (3) Rosa Parks is famous for her role in the _____ Rights Movement, which helped ____ African Americans into our society, and forced states to allow equal ____ to all Americans.


The Outsiders.

  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Grab a Chromebook and go to, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the quotes below, copy and paste it into your post, and respond with at least a paragraph. Use at least one example from the book to back up whatever you say. Give your post an appropriate and creative title. BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
    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.”
  • Put your Chromebook away and continue reading ch 10.
  • Faster Readers: Keep your mouths shut.
  • When you are finished with chapter 10, go to, open your blog, and start another new post on your blog.
  • Come to my desk, read the secret question, and answer it using at least one example from the book. You don’t have to write the question, but your answer should make the question obvious. Your response should be at least a paragraph long. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Why does Dally’s death seem sadder than Johnny’s?
  • Go get a Chapter 10 Quiz (white) from the stack or click the link. Do not write on the sheet! In your notebook, write the letter and the first four words of the answer.  Open Book! Return the sheet to the pile.

Finished with that?

Click here for the S.E. Hinton profile. Read it and answer the questions at the end on a separate sheet of paper. Put the sheet in the basket when you are finished.