Thursday, 9/20: Vocab + Relay, FROs, Sentence Combo, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, FROs, Outsiders, Husker Du, Sentence Combining.

“Vocab, 9/21.”
  

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. The teacher’s attitude was very _____(ing); he always treated his class like they were in kindergarten.
  5. nonchalant : hysterical ::  gossipy : _____
  6. Life is made up of thousands of ____ decisions every day, but some are more important than others.
  7. If you ____ (ed) CPK last night, it benefited the band program.
  8. Buck Merrill sometimes sold _____ alcohol.  (It was called bootlegging.)
  9. A spy must be ____ and not go blabbing secrets around.
  10. I finally had to poke him to ____ any response at all!

Vocabulary Relay!


“FROs 9/20.”  CS = Correct Sentence.  F = Fragment.  RO = Run on. 

  1. Hide in burrows and beneath rocks.
  2. Although the llama wandered too close to the fire.
  3. Fighting with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other, he battled the vicious llama.
  4. Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside.
  5. The strange life of the llama.
  6. Jack and Jill and the llama went up the hill to fetch a pail of water then they fell down.
  7. The llama fell down and broke his crown Jack and Jill fell in the well.
  8. The llama went over the hills and through the wood to get to Grandmother’s house, but she wasn’t home.
  9. Because the llama ate too much cheese, he forgot to do his KBARR.
  10. As the llama trained to be a ninja.

“Sentence Combining, 9/20.” — Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus: Write more than one combination!)

1a. His teacher walks toward Chuckie’s desk.  1b. Her walk is cool.  1c. Her walk is silent.  1d. Her walk is slow. (Hint: -ly)

2a. The class holds its breath.  2b. They have anticipation.  2c. They know what will happen next. (Hint: with, because.)


The Outsiders!

Monday, 9/17: Homework, Sentence Combining, Debrief Test #4, Outsiders

Copy homework into planner.

We already did this week’s SAWs…OOPS!

 “Sentence Combining, 9/17.” — Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts.  You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus: Write more than one combination!)
1.  a) Chuckie bounces wildly in his desk.   b) He is the class clown.   c) He clucks like a chicken.

2.  a) His fingers make sounds.   b) The sounds are scratching.   c) They claw the desktop.   d) The desktop is battered.

 

Debrief “Test #4.”

The Outsiders.  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” ?

Friday, 9/14: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #4

Prep sheet for Test #4:
KBARR: ___/40      NVA: ___/9  ___/9 ___/9     Outsiders Quiz: ___/6
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/12  ___/12
Other Extra Credit:  Period 6 gets +3 for winning Vocab Relay. All other periods get +1 for finishing under 1 minute.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Sue is both the 50th best and the 50th worst student at her school. How many students attend her school? (Not a trick, just math.)
  2. You have six sticks that are vertical on the floor like this:
    |  |  |  |  |  |
    Add five more sticks to make nine. You may not move any of the original 6 sticks.
  3. An archaeologist uncovers an ancient tomb, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.  Two, unclothed, long-dead bodies are found in the tomb.  One is an adult male, the other an adult female.  Both bodies are perfectly preserved, although dry and leathery with age.  The archaeologist takes one look and exclaims: “It’s a miracle! I have found Adam and Eve.”  How did the archaeologist know this at a glance?
  4. Here is a question on international law: If an international airliner crashed exactly on the U.S.-Mexico border, where would they be required to bury the survivors?
  5. Removing an appendix is called an appendectomy, removing tonsils is called a tonsillectomy. What is it called when they remove a growth from your head? (haha)
  6. What is the next thing in this sequence. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ____.  See if you can fill in the blank correctly.

Test #4.

Doodle Theme: FUN!

 

Thursday, 9/13: NVA, Vocab + Relay, Richard Cory, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: NVA, Vocab (inc. SAWs), Plot (open notebook), Outsiders.

“NVA, 9/13.” (9 to find.)

For a brief moment, Jimmy stupidly thought he could fly like a graceful bird across the blue sky.

 

“Vocab, 9/13.” * = SAW.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. fear : panic :: ask : _____
  5. Johnny persisted ____(ly) in asking about his parents.
  6. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  7. A good attitude is very ____ to doing well in school.
  8. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  9. A savvy person is usually more ____ than a credulous one.
  10. The jury voted to ______ because there wasn’t enough evidence to find him guilty.
  11. The students ____(ed) the teacher to go easy on them. “Please?” they begged.
  12. * What is the ____ of school? Transfer of information or teaching thinking?

 

 

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

 

The Outsiders
What food/supplies would you get? What would you do to pass the time for a week?

Friday, 9/7: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #3

Prep Test Sheet for Test #3. (Reload the test to get the revised version.)
KBARR: ___/30
         Vocab:  ___/6  ___/10   SMYKs: ___/6   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, 9/6: Voibs, Aws, 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 AW SMYKs.

“Verbs, 9/6.” (10) Write the words that are used as verbs. There are 10.

  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, 9/6.” (10) One word gets used twice. #8-#10 are reruns of previous vocab words.

  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, 9/5: Library Visit, Debrief Test #2, AWs, Voibs?

To the Library. Yes I will ask questions on the test about the library:

  • 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?

Afters:

Debrief Test #2. Paperwork, People!! Scores!!!! Names!!!!!

 

“AWs, 9/5.”  (6) You will use each word once.
ambiguous, potential, mature, impact, guideline, status

  1. (2) The city council studied the ____ ____ of the possible new shopping center on the nearby neighborhood.
  2. The ending of the story is rather _____; you’re not sure which choice he made.
  3. Being older doesn’t necessarily make you more emotionally ______.
  4. Corvairs and madras shirts were _____ symbols for the Socs in 1967.
  5. Please follow the _____ for the assignment.

 

Time? Voibs! (Verbs, that is.)