Tuesday, 11/8: Transitions, Vocab, RBC, TMA

Checking RBC 368-369.

“Transitions, 11/8.”
meanwhile, furthermore, first, third, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, nevertheless, however, for example, as a result

  1. He stayed up too late last night; ______, he slept until noon.
  2. I would like to read many books; _____, I don’t seem to have enough time to read.
  3. John ate and ate; _____, he never gained weight.
  4. I want you to buy milk, eggs, and fruit juice; ____, I want you to be sure to get cereal and ice cream.
  5. I was concentrating on my homework. ____,  the soup boiled over.
  6. Write a sentence about Alyce using the transition word therefore.


“Vocabulary, 11/8.” (17p) Use lists 6-9. *** = current SAW.

  1. What a(n) ______(ing) smile!
  2. _____
  3. “I’m not paranoid! I’m _____ about being apprehended!”
  4. (2) “When applying for a job, always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  5. Give an example of a derivative of the root ject.
  6. (2) In the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the tortoise is ______ and the hare is ______.
  7. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  8. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  9. In his classroom, the least ___ is met with serious consequences.
  10. The Socs’ attitude toward the greasers is one of _____.
  11. The three hour Advanced Placement test was very _____. She took a long nap afterward.
  12. He was ___(ed) to his room until his homework was finished.
  13. *** (3) As we talked about yesterday, _______ usually _______(s) ________.


“RBC Public Notice, 11/8.” Write the answer NOT the letter. (10p)

  1. There are classes for kids of all ages under 18.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  2. You have to be able to swim  to sign up for the swim classes. a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  3. Which class would it probably be smart to sign up early for?
  4. Why?
  5. You have to have your own cleats and shin guards to sign up for soccer.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  6. You have to have your own musical instrument to be in the jazz band.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  7. You have to be able to speak English to participate in the activities.  a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  8. Which of the activities do(es) not say it requires parental permission?  a) soccer  b) swimming  c) band  d) band and soccer  e) They all require parental permission.
  9. (2) What are two things you could do to find more info about the classes?


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Wednesday, 11/2: RBC, Vocab Review, TMA

Friday is a day off, remember? So…
Tomorrow’s Test: RBC (weather + reruns), Vocabulary Reruns, Husker Du, TMA.
BRING YOUR RBC PACKET! You will need it for the test.

“RBC, p375.” Write the answer, not the letter. (7p +7p for stamp = 14p possible)

  1. What did you answer for #1?  a) Grand  b) Delaware  c) Lincoln  d) Lawrence  e) NOTA / I didn’t answer this question.
  2. What did you answer for #2? a) weekday  b) weekend  c) holiday  d) I didn’t answer this question.
  3. What is the fourth stop on the route?
  4. What did you answer for #4?  a) 9:20  b) 9:52  c) 9:22  d) 8:57  e) NOTA / I didn’t answer this question.
  5. What did you circle for question #5?  a) A  b) B  c) C  d) D  e) I didn’t circle anything.
  6. About how many hours of the day does this schedule show? a) 5  b) 7 1/2  c) 12  d) 17  e) You can’t tell.
  7. If you wanted to travel from Memorial Hospital to Lawrence Station on this line, and you catch the 8:14 bus, what time will you arrive at Lawrence Station?  a) 8:14  b) 8:25  c) 7:55  d) 8:28  e) You can’t tell.


“Vocabulary Review, 11/1.” (p)

sageLEERYdiscreet discrete

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. (2) _____ and _____
  4. The Socs are the ____ social class in 1967 Tulsa.
  5. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.
  6. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  7. Every time Mr. Coward played the beat, he _____(ed) a response from the class, who thought someone was coming through the door.
  8. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  9. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ______ of a delinquent breaking out windows.

  10. The root cred, as in incredulous and incredible, means to _______.


Vocabulary Relay! I picked 11 words!


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  • Do an SWBS sentence for chapter 11 — The Leaving:
    _____ wanted… but…  so…



Tuesday, 11/1: Vocab Review, RBC, TMA

Vocabulary Review, 11/1.” If you can’t come up with the correct vocabulary word, fill in the blank with any word that makes sense in the sentence.

  1. Even though he may not be “book-smart” he has a lot of ____ about the world.
  2. Since I studied, I _____(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  3. The paper said that the business man was an ____ to society…
  4. …but ____(ly), he was secretly a gangster.
  5. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.
  6. At first, Pony thought he might be able to ____ the Socs by acting tough.
  7. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  8. S. E. Hinton says that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher.  The kids’ problems wore her out.
  9. The quarterback ____(ed) every weakness in the defense and threw for 5 touchdowns.
  10. At the family reunion, we sat around ___(ing) about the last reunion.
  11. It would be ironic if a poor hobo spent his last dollar on a lottery ticket, and won.  a) True   b) False
  12. ______   13. _____   14. _____  15. “I’m not _____; I’m ignoring you.”


Correct RBC, p346-347: Weather. (5p + 10p)

“RBC, p346-347.” (11p)

  1. The horizontal lines on p346 represent…
  2. (p346) Many of the satellite photos we see on tv and on the ‘net are provided by the NOAA. What does that abbreviation stand for?
  3. On a graph like the one marked A on p346, we read the data…  a) right to left, and bottom to top  b) left to right, and bottom to top  c) right to left, and top to bottom  d) left to right, and top to bottom  e) It doesn’t matter.
  4. On p346,  °F means…

  5. In the context of weather (p347), the word precipitation means…  a) snow  b) rain  c) ice/hail  d) any of the above  e) none of the above
  6. What does the big capital H on the map on p347 mean?
  7. What do the shaded bands on the map on p347 represent?
  8. (p347) Areas of low pressure seem to be associated with…  a) warm temperatures  b) a lot of wind  c) flooding  d) precipitation e) cheese
  9. Which of these is the warmest city on the map on p347?  a) San Francisco  b) Las Vegas  c) Honolulu  d) Phoenix  e) Miami
  10. (p347) Which of these cities has weather that is most similar to our current weather?  a) San Francisco  b) Billings  c) Raleigh  d) Phoenix  e) Miami
  11. According to the map on p347, about how far is it from San Francisco to Salt Lake City?  a) 350 miles  b) 1000 miles  c) 1500 miles  d) 750 miles  e) You can’t tell.


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Monday, 10/31: Copy Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #10, TMA

Outsiders Projects due TODAY!

Copy homework into assignment book.

No school Friday. Test is Thursday. Vocab will be all reruns from the first five lists.

“Warm Up, 10/31. SAWs +.”
fundamental, alter, conflicted, substitute, compound

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. Your excuse does not ____ the fact that you are guilty.
  4. At Laguna, ______ teachers are called guest teachers.
  5. Ponyboy was ______ about being a greaser.
  6. There used to be PSA commercials on tv that said “Reading is ____,” with the emphasis on the first three letters. Get it? It’s important and basic, and it’s enjoyable.
  7. A ____ sentence is made up of two or more sentences, properly connected.

  8. “I shouldn’t have done that,” he said with a ___ sigh.  a) savvy  b) rueful  c) infer  d) conform  e) fathom

  9. I was able to _____ the meaning of the word from the way it was used in the sentence. a) bleak  b) conform  c) rueful  d) gingerly  e) infer
  10. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me. a) wince  b) gallant  c) facade  d) factor  e) elude
  11. Dally spat on the ground ______(ly) when he thought of what the Socs did to Johnny.  a) contemptuous   b) incredulous  c) credible  d) ironic  e) aloof
  12. lazy : dogged :: flattered : _____ a) acquit  b) leery  c) bluff  d) indignant e) subside
  13. Moisture and heat help create an environment _____ to the growth of bacteria.   a) indignant  b) dogged  c) conducive   d) wistful   e) gorge


Debrief Test #10.


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Thursday, 10/27: Apostrophes, Sentence Combining, Vocab, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Husker Du Apostrophes, Vocabulary, Sentence Combo, TMA. Also: NOTEBOOK AUDIT!

“Warm Up, 10/27. Apostrophes.” (7p)

  1. (2) Do you know _____ _____?  (you, ABC)
  2. We are going to the ______  for dinner.  (Lopez – all of them.)
  3. Please make sure you cross all the ____ in your essay.  (T)
  4. The sign said “_____ Greetings.”  (Season)
  5. (2) ____ very important to give the llama _____ favorite teddy bear before bed.  (It, it)


“Sentence Combining II, 10/27.” 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. 

3a) Then a voice freezes his behavior.
3b) The voice is stern.
3c) The behavior is disturbing.

4a) His teacher appears unamused.
4b) His teacher is a woman.
4c) She is very quiet.
4d) She has karate experience.

5a) She advances down the aisle.
5b) Her advance is slow.
5c) Her advance is quiet.
5d) Her advance is scary.


“Vocabulary, 10/27.” (13p)

bridge'Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?''Always remember that the most competent person is the person who can hide his incompetence best.'

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____ (not sham)
  4. (Job Applicants’ Coaching) (2) “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  5. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  6. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  7. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme.
  8. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  9. Aspirin is a ____ of the bark of the willow tree.
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. *** (2) Please make a(n) _____ in your behavior before I ______ it myself.

Vocabulary Relay! NEW THIS WEEK: One current SAW is included!

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Let’s look up a few of her remedies.