Friday, 9/30: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #6

Prep sheet for Test #6:
FROs Homework: ___/15  (5 + 10)
KBARR:___/40  (Write B if you blogged.)
Vocabulary Homework:___/20
Warm Ups: 9/27: ___/15   9/28: ___/14   9/29:___/14
Other Extra Credit may include: FROs practice (up to +3 each), +3 for VRelay for Period 1 (+1 for Per 3), bonus plot questions for +1 each.


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 + 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?

Note I: #29 has no correct answer. Please choose E if you want to get it correct.
Note II: If you earned 10/10 on the FROs Pretest, skip 15-24. Use your forward button to skip to #25. When we look at scores, mentally add 10 to get your actual score.

NOTE III: The back of the test is OPEN BOOK AND OPEN MOUTH. You may share answers as you see fit. Once collaboration begins, you MAY NOT turn back to the first part of the test.



Thursday, 9/29: Vocabulary, FROs, Outsiders, Plot

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary (including SAWs), FROs, Outsiders/Plot, Husker Du.

Blog of the Day: Rozy Can Read!

“Vocabulary, 9/29.” *** = Current SAW.
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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. “Finding work may not make you happy, but it would make me _____(ly) happy.”
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6. The adventurer’s ______(s) made for a great novel.
7. The school newspaper has been __ for a long while, but they hope to revive it next year.
8. Grandpa Simpson likes to ____ about his days as a young man.
9. 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.
10. The large farm owners are often accused of ____(ing) the workers who pick the crops.
11. I was _____ and bored when Mom made me go to my sister’s ballet recital.
12. The villain’s evil plot was ______(ishly) clever.
13.  *** (2) He made a ______ and generous ______(ion) to the Save the Whales campaign. (There is only one answer for the first blank, not two.)



EXAMPLE 1: The dry desert soil and hardly any water. CS, RO, F? WHY?
EXAMPLE 2: Not much rain falls in the desert, some animals still live there.  CS, RO, F? WHY?

“FROs Pretest, 9/29.” CS, RO, F? 10/10 = EXEMPT!

  1. Hide in burrows and beneath rocks.
  2. As I wandered too close to the fire.
  3. With a sword in one hand and a shield in the the other.
  4. Herds of fiendish llamas called dooms roam the empty countryside.
  5. Months may pass between attacks when they do occur, they are violent.
  6. There are shells all over the beach, let’s collect some!
  7. Is this a fragment?
  8. The strange life of the llama.
  9. Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
  10. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.


Outsiders and Plot. Bonus Lightning Round.

After we are introduced to the characters and their situations in the 1)______, we get to the 2)______, which sets our story in motion. The 3)______ is usually the longest part of the story and full of ups and downs. This is where we build up the anticipation for the 4)_____ of the story, which is the highest point of the action in the story and steers us toward our 5)_______.

Monday, 9/26: Copy Homework, Debrief Test #5, Blogs!

Homies: Schoolwide Academic Words. (9p)

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considerable, contribute, demonstrate, sufficient, valid

  1. _____  2. NOT _____   3. _____  4. _____  5._____
    6. (3) My mom said my argument was not ______(ly) ______, and I did not ______ the need for a new game system, so I was denied.


Copy homework into planner.

Debrief Test #5. Ouch!


  1. Get a Chromebook. It goes back the way you found it.
  2. Go to and log in there using your username.
  3. Click New Blog.
  4. Create a meaningful title for your blog. You will have to live with it all year.
  5. Create a memorable url for your blog. Try to match the url with the title if possible.
  6. Click Create Blog!
  7. Email the url (the part before of your blog to:
  8. Tonight: Click the pencil   to write a new POST. Do not create another blog!


Finished? Start your definitions or your FROs sheet.

Friday, 9/23: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #5

Prep sheet for Test #5:
KBARR: _____/40
Spelling Homework: ___/10  Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
Warm Ups:  9/19: ___/6    9/20: ___/15     9/21: ___/14   9/22: ___/15
Other Extra Credit: May include +3 for Period 1 for Vocab Relay (+1 for Period 3), FRO Pretest, VVV, NVAA, Etc.


Mental Floss.

  1. Explain how I do it: “In my bedroom, the nearest lamp that I  usually keep turned on is 12 feet away from my bed. Alone in the room, without using wires, strings, or any other aids or contraptions, I can turn out the light on that lamp and get into bed before the room is dark.”
  2. What are the elusive characters; missing two letters or numbers? (In other words, what letters go into the blanks? The answer is NOT R and E.)
    W  A  T  E  ___ M  ___  L O  N
  3. 1961 was a special year (besides the fact that Mr. Coward was born then). In fact, the next time a year will be this special will be the year 6009. What is so special about those two years?
  4. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
  5. In each sentence below, an animal is concealed. For example, the sentence, “What shall I do, Gertrude?” has the word dog concealed. Find the hidden animal in each sentence.
    • a) Horace tries in school to be a very good boy.
    • b) People who drive too fast are likely to be arrested.
    • c) For the Halloween party, John came looking like a radish.
  6. When does 1+1+1=1?


Test #5.

Doodle Theme: MUSIC.