Wednesday 11/4 (Per. 1,2,3) – Thursday, 11/5 (Per. 5,6)

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Check-in in Chat:
1. Type a Compound sentence (I + I) about llamas. (Hint: comma + FANBOYS)
2. Type a Complex sentence (I + D or D + I) about pizza.  (Hint: although, since, because, while, if, therefore, when)

EVERYONE comes back for SGI to Show Me You Know.    Period 5: 1:30   Period 6: 2:00

Title in Notebook: “S/CD/CX, 11/4 (11/5).”
Write S, CD (I + I), or CX (D + I, I + D) for each sentence.

  1. Herbie the llama ate some grass , but   it gave him gas.
  2. He failed the test   after he ignored the warning.
  3. The llama robbed a bank    with a toy gun.
  4. The llama forgot to practice    therefore he did not do well.
  5. Jenni ate the hot dog , and   she got sick.
  6. Because Jenni ate the hot dog,   she got sick.
  7. Bonus for +1: Why is #6 a “better” sentence than #5?

Title in Notebook: “Vocabulary, 11/4 (11/5).”
More than one possible on some.  You will use words more than once.

  1. confused : savvy :: bored : ______(ed)
  2. His feeling of accomplishment was ______(ed) when he found out that EVERYONE received an A on the test.
  3. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This means that whoever is doing the _____(ing) is the one who judges how beautiful something is.
  4. She speaks both French and German with equal ______. She’s never nervous about it.
  5. His political ____(s) tried to prevent him from winning the election. (Bonus for actually spelling the plural form correctly!)
  6. Which word best captures the Soc’s attitude  (attitude!toward the greasers? ____
  7. He was ___(ed) to his room until his homework was finished.
  8. As the snowfall ____(ed), we were finally able to see the road.
  9. _____
  10. _____
  11. _____
  12. _____

The Outsiders! Use your fingers to show the answer: a = 1, b = 2, etc.

  1. The fact that Johnny is getting more out of the book they’re reading than Pony, even though Pony is the “smart” one, is an example of irony.  a) True  b) False
  2. The real message of  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is that bad things always happen.  a) True  b) False
  3. Which quote so far best connects to the title of the novel?  a) “How’d you like to live with that?”  b) “I guess we’re different.”  c) “Too bad it couldn’t stay like that all the time.”  d) “Things have been happening so fast…”  e) “I bet they were cool old guys.”
  4. The same character said all five of the quotes in the previous question. Which one?  a) Pony  b) Soda  c) Dally  d) Johnny  e) Darry  f) Two Bit  g) Steve
  5. Chapter 5 would be considered part of the ______ of this story.    a) exposition  b) inciting incident  c) rising action  d) climax  e) NOTA

Read aloud into Chapter 6!

Monday, 11/2 (Per. 1,2,3) – Tuesday, 11/3 (Per. 5,6)

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PRIVATE Check in in Chat: Answer, DEP, IND, or Phrase. 

  1. I sent the llama to the store before the party started.
  2. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.
  3. If you were a bird, you would like it in a tree.
  4. Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family.
  5. Tara ate a cheese roll after she watched The Simpsons with her family.

Homework for the week.


EV-ER-Y-BO-DAY COMES BACK FOR SGI! You will be completing your first district writing assessment! YES, that means ALL of you! It also means that if you haven’t finished your Mistake/Surprise Essay, you are in a world of HURT!

“Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences.”
I = Independent Clause  D = Dependent Clause.
(S) Simple Sentence (S) = One I.
(CD) Compound Sentence (CD)  = I + I, joined by a comma and one of the FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
(CX) Complex Sentence (CX) = I + D or D + I — although, since, because, while, when, if, etc.)

“S/CD/CX, 12/12.”  Write S, CD, or CX for each sentence.

  1. I like turtles   because they are cute.
  2. The llama is a quadruped    with fins for swimming.
  3. I sent the llama to the store   before the party started.
  4. Katy tried to call me   , but   my phone was dead.
  5. You would like it   if you were a bird.

Debrief Test-05202.
Starting with the next test, you will no longer get the correct answers after you finish. We will go over it like now, and THEN you will do the retake!

Checking Definitions.

Vocab, 11/2.” ALL Pics. Each word is used once!

The Outsiders

BEFORE YOU GO: THINK ABOUT  — How did your mistake or surprise affect your life?

SGI on MONDAY, 11/2 (1,2,3) and TUESDAY, 11/3 (5,6).

  1. Make sure your Mistake/Surprise Essay is shared with me.
  2. Follow this link and read the instructions.
  3. Really all should have to do is write an ending that shows what you learned (NOT JUST A SENTENCE OR TWO), make sure you are nice and showy (like a lot of you were on your Perfect papers!), and PROOFREAD!
  4. You must write this portion while on the ZOOM, and you don’t get any extra time after this. (I will check time and date modified to make sure).
  5. You have 30 minutes. GO!

Thursday, 10/29 (Per. 1,2,3) – Friday, 10/30 (Per. 5,6)

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Mistake/Surprise Essays are due TODAY!!! Share your GDoc with me by 3:00.

NEW VOCAB LIST: vocab6-2020. Defs due Monday for 1,2,3 and Tuesday for 5,6.

Mental Floss.

  1. What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
  2. What is 3/7 chicken + 2/3 cat + 1/2 goat?
  3. I am so fragile that when you say my name you break me. What am I?
  4. What letter can you place on the line, other than E, to complete this sequence?
  5. + 5 + 5 = 550
    Add ONE STRAIGHT LINE to make the equation correct. No, you can’t make a not equal sign. That would be an inequality, not an equation.

  6. While riding in the car I saw a license plate that read like this: IXMNIZ. What occupation did the man in the car have?

Periods 5 and 6:

IN CHAT – Record Scores:
VOCAB – 10/28- ___/10, 10/26 – ___/11, 10/22 – ___/11
Bonus: Extra Sentences for Combining (+1 each), 8/10 or better on Clauses (+1), Mental Floss

AFTERNOON SGI: 1) Test Retakes –> 18 or less, 2) Extra Credit Vocab, 3) Grade Issues.

Per.1: 1:00,  Per.2/5: 1:30,  Per.3/6: 2:00

TEST #5!

Write Test Answers in your notebook. You may use your PLOT MOUNTAIN diagram and The Outsiders book. Nothing Else.

Test #5 – Period 1

Test #5 – Period 2

Test #5 – Period 3

Test #5 – Period 5

Test #5 – Period 6


Tuesday, 10/27 (Per. 1,2,3) – Wednesday, 10/28 (Per. 5,6)

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Check in in chat – Answer Privately! Use your Plot Mountain diagram.  Answer like this: _____, ______.
1. This is usually the longest part of the story, where most of the action occurs. ______.
2. The _______ sets the story in motion.


Mistake/Surprise Essay due Thursday for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday for Periods 5,6.
Test-05 is Thursday for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday for Periods 5,6. 


AFTERNOON SGI: People with zeros or grade issues and anyone who’s having trouble with the Mistake/Surprise essay.


  • CLAUSE is a group of words that contain a subject and a verb.
  • An INDEPENDENT CLAUSE can stand alone as sentence.  (IND)
  • DEPENDENT CLAUSE cannot stand alone as a sentence.  (DEP)

Title in Notebook: “Clauses, 10/27 (10/28).”
Instructions: For each boldfaced, underlined group of words say whether it is an Independent Clause (IND), a Dependent Clause (DEP), or NOT A CLAUSE (NOT) at all.

  1. Since I ate a doughnut, I felt blissful.
  2. The llama climbed slowly up the very steep hill.
  3. Jimmy ate a doughnut; he got sick.
  4. There are some things in life that we’ll never know 
  5. You must say, “Sir,” when you say, “Mr. Coward.” 
  6. I ate a second doughnut, and I still felt good.
  7. The llama won the race although the tortoise was a faster runner.
  8. Joe ran to the store with his llama.
  9. When the llama started his companyhe had nothing.  
  10. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming.
  11. BONUS FOR +1: When you use a DEPENDENT CLAUSE as a sentence, the mistake is called a _______.

“Vocab, 10/27 (10/28).”
michael-maslin-hey-don-t-blame-me-i-don-t-make-the-laws-i-just-circumvent-them-new-yorker-cartoonpremonitionIt was ugs discovery...but it would be exploited by others.   

  1. “Don’t blame me! I don’t make the laws, I just _____them!”
  2.  “What’s a _____, Joey?” “I knew you were going to say that!”
  3. It was Ug’s discovery, but it would be____(ed) by others.
  4. I was _____ and bored when Mom made me go to my sister’s ballet recital.
  5. Dally’s [_____] ______(s) have landed him in jail more than once.   [  ] = one of last week’s vocab words = extra credit.
  6. The school newspaper has been __ for a long while, but they hope to revive it next year.
  7. Grandpa Simpson likes to ____ about his days as a young man when things were “better.”
  8. The greasers and the Socs have agreed to a sort of _____-fire before the rumble. They have agreed not to fight until the big one.
  9. The large farm owners are often accused of ____(ing) the workers who pick the crops.
  10. obey : ignore :: predict : ______

The Outsiders!

Friday, 10/23 (Per. 1,2,3) – Monday, 10/26 (Per. 5,6)

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Check in in chat: Type your best SMYK sentence. Make this one PRIVATE.

Send a pic of last week’s KBAR chart (10/19-10/23) TODAY by LUNCH!

AFTERNOON SGI: It’s the last day to show up and clear zeros for the quarter!

Check the Homework for updated due date for SNT ESSAY.

“Sentence Combining, 10/23 (10/26).” Come up with the smoothest sounding sentence you can for each group and write it in your notebook. You may add, subtract, rearrange, and change words this time

1a. The table is littered with garbage.   1b. The garbage belongs to the “other guy.”
HINT: Use an apostrophe!

2a. Dishes are stacked in a clutter.   2b. Cups are stacked in a clutter.   2c. Yogurt cartons are stacked in a clutter.   2d. The clutter is disgusting.
HINT: Commas + and!

3a. Off to one side is a hamburger.   3b. The hamburger is half-eaten.   3c. Flies swarm about there.   3d. The swarming is hungry.
HINT: Hungrily. With.

“Vocabulary, 10/23 (10/26)” You will use words more than once.
1. ____  2. ____ 3._____ 4.____
5.  flashback : reveals :: ____ : foreshadows
6. He was a bit ____ after he got hit in the head during the rumble.
7. Two-Bit told Pony about one of his ____(s) while Pony did the dishes.
8. The company that made that toy is now ______, so you can’t buy it any more.
9. mature : juvenile :: clear-headed : _______
10. The thief ____(ed) the alarm system, and was able to steal the jewels.
11. It is sometimes fun to ___ a little brother or sister’s lack of savvy.

Richard Cory.

Which character from The Outsiders could be compared to Richard Cory?

The Outsiders!