Thursday, 10/24: Vocab + Relay, Proofreading, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab, Proofreading, Husker Du, TMA

“Vocabulary, 10/24.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. After Mr. Shmarty lost his ring at the beach, they _____(ed) through the sand until they found it.
  6. The new landscaping in front of the house really ______(ed) its value.
  7. I found your story _____(ing), but ultimately unbelievable.
  8. Genevieve’s wardrobe was rather ____ and boring until she went on the show What Not to Wear.
  9. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  10. “Why don’t you get a job?” asked Steve. “What?!” Two-Bit was _____. “And ruin my rep?”
  11. Ponyboy was _____ about appearing in juvenile court.


Proofreading, 10/24.”

Find ’em all!  Proofread the highlighted part. (6 possible)

Don’t fix anything that isn’t broken!

This is your study guide for tomorrow.




Jump Ball: First group to answer correctly gets bonus.

Why does Jane the Midwife not notice that Alyce is gaining skills and respect in the village?






Wednesday, 10/23: Vocab, Proofreading, Fun Demos, TMA

“Vocabulary, 10/23.” Write the vocab word. Yes, you might use words more than once.

  1. _____
  2. _____ (Fill in the blank on the cup. A receptacle is a container.)
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. While Senor Macho was in training, he took several different vitamin ______(s). (You’ll have to change the form of the word.)
  7. We were a little _____ when the pilot said it was his first flight. (Not aghast.)
  8. We were ______(ed) by his mysterious-sounding voice.
  9. Since 1967, cigarette smoking has ___(ed)  to its lowest rate ever.
  10. (2) The class was ____ that someone would be silly enough to commit a ___ like that in front of Mr. Coward.
  11. (2) Another name for detention might be “____ behavior _____(ment).”
  12. *_____ the surgeon’s best efforts, the patient didn’t survive.
  13. *It was hard to be _____ with her when I was so angry.


Proofreading Practice I. Proofread the yellow highlighted part. List all the mistakes you find and how to fix them. +1 point for each correctly found and fixed, -1 for each missed and/or each wrongly corrected. The group with the highest score wins!

Fun Examples. Don’t just show the actions you are doing, SHOW THE FUN! Show the feelings! The exhilaration!


TMA. Name someone who is nice (or nearly so) to Alyce.


Tuesday, 10/22: Vocab, Counselor Presentation

“Vocab, 10/22.”
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  1. What a(n) ______(ing) smile!
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “I’m not paranoid! I’m _____ about being apprehended!”
  5. Second Period tried to ______ Mr. Coward into postponing the assignment, but Denial is not just a river in Egypt.  (Bonus: What is this type of joke called?)
  6. The principal had to ____ through all the conflicting stories to get at the truth.
  7. The fan ____(ed) her way into the sold-out concert by flirting with the security guard.
  8. I was ____ when I saw the 5/10 rating from the guest teacher! (Not apprehensive.)
  9. People get cosmetic surgery because they think it will _____ their appearance.
  10. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  11. Our initial excitement _____(ed) when we saw the huge lines.

Counselor Presentation.


Monday, 10/21: Homework, AW’s, Debrief Test #9, TMA

Copy homework into planner.

“AW’s, 10/21.”

access (noun) ability to use; right to use
civil (adjective) involving citizens or citizenship; polite
despite (preposition) even with, in spite of
integrate (verb) to make part of; to combine
promote (verb) to encourage
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. ______ all the preparation he did, he lost the match because his adversary was better.
  5. Right now you can see a lot of signs ______(ing) various candidates for various elections.
  6. I didn’t have ______ to my e-mail because I couldn’t remember my password.
  7. You are supposed to _____ four vocabulary words into your paper.
  8. (2) _____ not liking each other, the two political opponents were able to act ____ to each other in the debate.
  9. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for _____ rights.


Debrief Test #9.

Alyce aloud.





Friday, 10/18: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #9, End of Q1!

End of the First Quarter!

TMA Slang.
Corpus Bones = Christ’s bones = OMG
clodpole = foolish or clumsy person
nincompoop = fool
lackwit/nitwit = idiot


Prep sheet for Test #9.  (Latest Version: 7:20 am, Friday)
KBARR: ___/40 Transitions: ___/13
Vocabulary Homework: ___/20  Vocabulary Practice:___/14 ___/13 ___/13
Other Extra Credit: Periods 5 and 6 claim +3 for Vocab Relay, Period 2 gets +1. If you knew from Tantalus, +1.  +1 for TOURNIQUET, +2 if you actually spelled it correctly.


Mental Floss = Wacky Wordies.


Test #9.

Doodle Theme: Cheese Rolling!