Thursday, 10/13: Welcome Guest Teacher, Apostrophes, Vocab, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocabulary, Outsiders ch 8 and 9, Husker Du.

“Warm Up, 10/13.” 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.

  1. She’s sure ____ going to be 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, 10/13.”

  1. The candidate’s popularity ____(ed) as scandal after scandal about his opponent was uncovered.
  2. After Mr. Shmarty lost his ring at the beach, they _____(ed) through the sand until they found it.
  3. The new landscaping in front of the house really ______(ed) its value.
  4. I found your story _____(ing), but ultimately unbelievable.  
  5. Genevieve’s  wardrobe was rather ____ and boring until she went on the show What not to Wear.
  6. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  7. As a rule, grandparents respond to _____(ing) more than parents do.
  8. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was _____. “And ruin my rep?”
  9. In his classroom, the least ___ is met with serious consequences.
  10. Ponyboy was _____ about appearing in juvenile court.
  11. ***weave _____  12. Forest of hands _____


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.
    • Dally: “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.)
    • Johnny: “Stay gold.”
    • BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
  • Continue reading ch 10.
  • When you are finished with chapter 10, go to, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the questions below, 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.
    • Was Dally gallant?  Why/not? OR
    • Why does Dally’s death seem sadder than Johnny’s?
  • Go get a Chapter 10 Quiz (yellow) from the stack. Do not write on the sheet! In your notebook, write the answer and the first four words of the answer.  Open Book! Return the sheet to the pile.
  • Done? Read the S. E. Hinton Profile and answer the questions on a separate sheet.