Tuesday, 9/10: NVA, Vocab, Outsiders

Assembly Schedule (6th Period); 40 minute periods!!

Checking Vocab Definitions.

“NVA, 9/10.” (9p)

The purple llama roared loudly in our scared faces as the crowd screamed like little babies.

Nouns (PPT):
Verbs (Action/Being):
Adjectives (What kind of?):

“Vocab, 9/10.” * = AW.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____ (Bonus for who this is from Greek myth!)
  4. _____
  5. My parents were a little ______ about the crowd I was hanging out with; she didn’t trust them to make good decisions.
  6. I waited until Mom’s anger _____(ed), and then asked for forgiveness.
  7. Listening to music is not ______ to studying. It interferes with your learning.
  8. Since I studied, I _____(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  9. At first, Pony thought he might be able to ____ the Socs by acting tough, but there were too many of them and they were drunk.
  10. I was ______ when Dad blamed me for breaking the lamp instead of my sister.
  11. * The high cost of gas is a(n) ______ for many people to buy electric cars.


Monday, 9/9: Homework, AWs, Debrief Test #3, Outsiders

Homies Lesson on motivation.

Copy homework into planner.

“AWs, 9/9.” Copy the words. Then each word is used once for the pics and once for the blanks.
inspiration, enthusiasm, purpose, incentive, desires

6. One of the things they look for in game show contestants is a lot of energy and  ________.
7. Mr. Coward offers a(n) ______ of extra credit to do vocab sentences.
8. He was having trouble with his essay until he had a(n) _______. Once he had an idea, it was easy.
9. Without a ______, life can seem meaningless.
10. Sometimes you have to put off satisfying your ______, and work toward something more meaningful and important.


Debrief Test #3.


The Outsiders...

Friday, 9/6: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #3

Prep Test Sheet for Test #3. (Reload the test to get the revised version.)
KBARR: ___/30
     Warm Up:  ___/11   AWs: ___/16 (10 + 6 for SMYK)    Verbs: ___/10
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. In a certain city, 5% of all persons in town have unlisted phone numbers. If you select 100 names at random from the city’s phone directory, how many of the people selected will have unlisted phone numbers?
  2. How many animals of each species did Moses take aboard the ark with  him? (Note: It asks how many animals, not how many pairs.)
  3. Using the words DROVES and NEWS write seven words using each letter once.
  4. How many times can you subtract 6 from 36? (Alert: math.)
  5. If everybody in the world jumped off a cliff, would you? Why/not? (No credit without correct reason!!)
  6. Which is smallest? nobis, nettikt, wrothag, useom, irgafef


Test #3.

You know what to do when you are finished.
Doodle Theme: Alien Invasion!

Thursday, 9/5: Verbs, AV, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, Verbs + Adjectives, Outsiders, Library, Husker Du.
Please Note: Depending on how far we get in The Outsiders today, a couple of questions may be added or changed after the preview copy is uploaded.

REMINDERS: KBARR Response (3/4 page) is due tomorrow. “Messy Room” is due tomorrow!

Checking AV SMYKs.

“Warm Up, 9/5.” (NOT COLLABORATIVE!)

  • Name one book you “tasted” yesterday. Bonus of up to +4 for author and/or more titles. Titles of books get underlined!


“Verbs, 9/5.” (10) Write the words that are used as verbs in each sentence. There are 10 in all.

  1. “I am wet!” she cried, with a frown on her face.
  2. Millie felt scared as she peeked around the corner.
  3. I climbed Mt. Cheese only to find that the view was disappointing.
  4. Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence, and what the predicate says he does.


“Vocab, 9/5.” (10) One word gets used twice. #6 and #7 are one sentence. #8-#10 are reruns of previous vocab words.
ambiguous, potential, mature, impact, guideline, status

  1. Since we were separated and without cell phone coverage, we didn’t know the ____ of the other group.
  2. The question was so _____, it was hard to choose the right answer.
  3. Doctors are worried about the new drug’s _____ side effects.
  4. You can always check the ____ of your grade on PowerCheese.
  5. Their bodies were ____, but they still behaved like children.
  6. KBARR has a large ____ on your grade…
  7. …so you should make sure you follow the ____ and do it correctly.
  8. Pony can’t understand why the Socs are so ______ of the greasers. “Why do they hate us so much?”
  9. Some people called him weird, but he preferred to be called a (non-)______(ist).
  10. For Pony, the ____ of the word drop-out was someone like Dally, not someone like Soda.


The Outsiders.

Wednesday, 9/4: AWs, Debrief Test #2, Library Visit

“Warm Up, 9/4.”  (11) You will use each word once in 1-5. For 6-10, write the ANSWER, not the letter.
ambiguous, potential, mature, impact, guideline, status

  1. The ending of the story is rather _____; you’re not sure which choice he made.
  2. Being older doesn’t necessarily make you more emotionally ______.
  3. Corvairs and madras shirts were _____ symbols for the Socs in 1967.
  4. Please follow the _____ for the assignment.
  5. (2) The city council studied the ____ ____ of the possible new shopping center on the nearby neighborhood.
  6. We did the running long jump today in PE.  a) adjective   b) not an adjective
  7. Dally : the world :: Johnny : ___ a) Dally b) his parents c) the world d) Steve e) All of these.
  8. In chapter 1, Pony compares himself to Pip, in Great Expectations (the book he’s reading), because… a) Pip was an orphan like him. b) Pip had two older brothers. c) People judged Pip as low-class d) All of the above. e) NOTA
  9. Another conflict we have seen is… a) Pony vs Johnny b) Darry vs Steve c) Soda vs Pony d) Pony vs himself e) NOTA
  10. you: a) first person b) second person c) third person d) fourth person

Debrief Test #2. Questions 6-10 from the warm up are the ones I will be rerunning on Friday’s test!

To the Library. Take your backpacks. Yes, there will be questions on the test about today’s visit, so give Mrs. Schwoerer your full attention.

  • Hours of Operation?
  • How many books can you have?  How long can you keep them?
  • Features/Services/Organization of the Library?
  • Policy on Personal Electronics? Games on Computers?