Tuesday, 10/9: Apostrophes (Again), Vocab, TMA, Narrative Prep

“Apostophes, 10/9.”

  1. Spend as long washing ____ hands… (you)
  2. …as it takes to say the _____. (ABC)
  3. We had four ______ in class. (Jake)
  4. The ____ clothes are on the second floor (more than 1 child)
  5. Five ____ parents will be guests of honor.  (student)
  6. Is the title of this exercise spelled correctly? If not, write it correctly.


“Vocab, 10/9.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. boring : compelling :: aloof : ____
  7. The “consequences” for misbehavior in schools in the old days were sometimes pretty ______. I remember getting hit by a ruler more than once.
  8. His brother’s sudden disappearance caused great ____ in the family.
  9. Even though there is actually a(n) _____(ce) of  food being grown in the world, most of it doesn’t get to the people who need it.
  10. (3) Johnny : ____ :: Pony {at least according to Darry} : ____  :: Dally  : ____  {think about what Cherry said}
  11. * dying : defunct :: sufficient : _____


The Midwife’s Apprentice. After each chapter or so: We will stop for you to do a 1,1,1 in your notebook:
One summary sentence. One reaction. One Question.

Chapter One – The Dung Heap: You must use the word because.


Birth and Childhood were dangerous:

One royal family’s woes.

It has been suggested that 25% of children in the middle ages may have died in their first year, half as many (12.5%) between one and four, and a quarter as many (6%) between five and nine.

Women averaged five pregnancies in their lives, and there was an almost 20% chance of dying during or soon after one of them.

10 – 12 minutes. Narrative Prep. Full sheet in your notebook.

  • What was the conflict you faced when the incident happened? ______  vs. _____
    It could be internal, like Ponyboy being unsure about being a greaser, or external like Pony vs Darry.

    • Explain the background.
    • Give an example.
  • What was the peak moment, the climax, of your conflict? (“It all came down to this…”)
  • How did it turn out?
  • What are some things you remember being said? (“—“)
  •  What are some “showy” details that might make it more exciting?

Try to map the story on Plot Mountain:

“Hey Punk!” (Reveal the conflict/Inciting Incident)
Details/Background  (Exposition/Rising Action)

Finally… (Climax)

And so I learned (etc.) (Resolution)