Thursday, 10/17: S&T, Husker Du, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab/AW’s, Husker Du FROs (sigh), TMA.

“Transitions, 10/17.” in fact, consequently, because, furthermore, instead, for example, nevertheless 

A vegan can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. 2) _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat. 3) _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy. This is one of the reasons many people become vegans. 4) _____, adopting a vegan diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.


“Husker Du, 10/17.” Write the ANSWER.

  1. We have three ______ in our class. (Morris)
  2. The upstairs library is a great place to quietly study.  Adjectives?
  3. us: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  4. That moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence is embarrassing.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  5. Up, up, and away went my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence


“Vocabulary 10/17.”

  1. (roguish pirate pic)_____
  2. (two side of a bridge under construction that don’t line up)_____ (not sham)
  3. (a woman hungrily eyeing a jar of cookies)_____
  4. (a guy striking a huge gong) ____
  5. (2) Job Applicants’ Coach: “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  6. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  7. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme. (not incompetent)
  9. The cat liked to “bite at the ____(ingly) moving pen.”
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. * Make sure that ladder is _____ before you climb it.


Vocab Relay!


  1. At the end of Chapter 6, do a group 1-1-1-1: Each person does 1 on his/her own, and then you all share with each other and write them all down. Sorry about groups of three; some will have to do two (for extra credit).
  2. The questions below will be on tomorrow’s test. You and your homies figure them out today, so you can study tonight.
    • On p26, what does the word “laden” mean? (middle paragraph)
    • Why does the merchant give Beetle the comb? What is it he likes about her? (p29)
    • What is the “heat and light within” Beetle on p32 referring to?
    • Read the paragraph on p33 that begins, “‘ Alyce!’ The midwife snorted…” What does it mean when she says “punctuated each name with a pot thrown in the girl’s direction…”?
    • Why does Alyce save Will?
    • What does “pluck” mean? (p39)
    • What do you think “pretended they hadn’t” means? (p39)