Wednesday, 10/26: Sentence Combining, Apostrophes, Vocab, TMA

“Warm up, 10/26. Apostrophes.”

  1. The first digital music players appeared in the ____. (90)
  2. The _____ house has the best garden gnome. (Castillo)
  3. _____ idea was it to invite him?  (Who)
  4. _____ dog looks like a buffalo.  (Alexis)
  5. (2) The _____ volleyball team has _____ last home game today. (girl, they)

Checking Show-Me-You-Knows.

“Vocabulary, 10/26.” (15p.) Remember: You have vocab homework if you get any of 1-13 wrong!

  1. “This is the letter A. It’s the first letter of the alphabet. So much for the initial consultation. Further advice requires $1000.” ______
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. In the Middle Ages, they used to use cobwebs to help ______ bleeding.
  5. responsible : disreputable :: calm : ____ (Bonus: Add an ending to another word and it becomes a 2nd correct answer!)
  6. I cannot ____ someone who cheats. He or she will face consequences.
  7. Winning the lottery is not always the _____ people think it will be.
  8. Some people think it’s a good idea to build a giant fence to try to _____ the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants.
  9. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  10. He bought his computer from a(n) ____ dealer, and when it broke the next day, they told him he was out of luck. (Not sham.)
  11. We must all ____ by the same rules.
  12. The word midwife is a ______ of the Middle English words meaning “with woman.”
  13. Give an example of a derivative of the word civil.


  14. *** passing-the-project-baton _____ 15. *** 695c6 _____


“Sentence Combining, 10/26.”
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 #1: Which vocab word is appropriate for this exercise? _______. Bonus #2: 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.


The Midwife’s Apprentice

Chapter 1 summaries.

Why do the boys bully and taunt Brat/Beetle?

Why does she put up with it? Is this common? (quote/translation)


Tuesday, 10/25: Apostrophes, Sentence Combining, Vocabulary, The Midwife’s Apprentice

“Warm Up, 10/25. Apostrophe’s Review.”

  1. Our family has a hard time keeping up with the _____. (Jones)
  2. ______ are not allowed… (Student)
  3. …in the ______ lounge.   (more than one teacher)
  4. We have three _____ in our class.  (Johnny)
  5. _____ responsible for this mess?  (Who)
  6. Find the mistake above.

Checking vocab definitions.

“Vocabulary Practice, 10/25.” Write the answer. (15p)

  1. _____ “Where’s the ‘Any’ key?”
  2. _____ (Bonus for this guy’s name.)
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Bonus for what this is called. Further bonus if you actually spell the word correctly.)
  5. (2) Which two vocabulary words this week have prefixes that mean not?
  6. The codeine in your cough syrup is a ______ of the same plant that is used to make heroin.
  7. Their relationship was rather _____, with many ups, downs, and in-betweens over the years.
  8. Which vocabulary word has a prefix that means again?
  9. Unlike the Socs, the greasers were considered to be _______ characters
  10. The engineer was fired because he was ___ and couldn’t do his job properly.
  11. Give an example of a derivative of the word child.
  12. *** ______ to toxic chemicals can damage your brain and body.
  13. (2) *** Sometimes even a small ______ can have a big ****______ on the final result.



The Midwife’s Apprentice.

What’s a midwife?
What’s an apprentice?
What was life like in 1300?
*What do you think the average life expectancy was back then?*What percentage of children in those times died before the age of 5?
*In those times, girls could be married off as young as..
*At what age typically did children start working full time?


TMA Aloud.

One sentence summary at the end of every chapter

Monday, 10/24: Second Quarter Begins, Copy Homework, Debrief Test #9, Jeopardy!

Second Quarter Begins.

Leadership’s Red Ribbon Week Video.

“Warm Up, 10/24.” SAWs for the week:
adjustment, exposure, modify, monitor, transition

  1. Many people think that ______ to violence in games and movies can lead to real violence.
  2. (2) To make a(n) ________ is to _______ something.
  3. This week we will be working on ______ words and phrases such as “for example,” “secondly,” and “furthermore.”
  4. Parents should ______ what their kids are watching and what games they are playing.
  5. Stranded in the snowy mountains without a jacket, he almost died of _______.
  6. The US prides itself on a peaceful _______ from one president to the next.
  7. An adjective ____(s) a noun.


  1. Notebook audit on Friday.
  2. Extra Credit Opportunity: Go here and join in the conversation. Comment thoughtfully on all four questions. Copy/paste your comments into a Google Doc or similar and submit them with your Outsiders project. You will receive bonus credit on your project.
  3. Outsiders Project due Friday. MONDAY, 10/31. UPDATE: The “Letter from Pony” Option has been eliminated and replaced by:

    Add another Chapter!

    • Use Ms. Hinton’s style / Ponyboy as a first-person narrator.
    • Dialogue modeled on the real thing.
    • Could take place at (almost) any point in the story.
    • 800+ words.
    • Believable.

Copy homework into planner.

Debrief Test #9.

Outsiders Jeopardy!


Thursday, 10/20: KoS, Vocabulary + Relay, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: KoS, Vocabulary, Outsiders, Husker Du (mostly apostrophes).

Checking Kos II.

“Warm Up, 10/20, KoS.” Write the answer.

  1. Will you tell me what a llama looks like  a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  2. The llama is a quadruped   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  3. Please Google the word llama for me   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  4. A sentence like you might find in an encyclopedia entry would be called a(n) ____ sentence.   a) Declarative  b) Interrogative  c) Imperative   d) Exclamatory
  5. The subject of an imperative sentence is always the word ____.    a) they  b) I  c) somebody  d) it  e) NOTA
  6. Rearrange #1 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.
  7. Rearrange #2 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.


“Vocabulary, 10/20.” (14p) Write the word.
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  1. ______
  2. ______
  3. ______ (Not dire.)
  4. The boy ______(ly) rode his bike into the busy street.
  5. The lawyer’s argument was so _____ the jury acquitted his client.
  6. The clown _____(tion) filled the parking lot with tiny cars.
  7. compelling : boring :: rare: _____
  8. “Now, now, don’t be ______. Speak up!”
  9. Most stores these days don’t ____ over the price.
  10. His _____ facade hid a very dangerous person.
  11. gossipy : discreet :: safe : ______
  12. The only noun on the list: ______
  13. (2) Name two attributes of a rectangle.



Finish Outsiders. Preview test questions:

  1. Pony vs. Darry. This conflict is resolved when…
  2. Reread the middle paragraph on p179. It’s the one that begins, “Tell Dally.” What is Pony’s purpose in writing this all down?
  3. When we find out that the book is Ponyboy’s essay.  a) exposition  b) rising action  c) inciting incident  d) climax  e) resolution

Wednesday, 10/19: KoS, Vocabulary, Outsiders (Project)

“Warm Up, 10/19. KoS.” For 1-7 write D, IMP, INT, or E. (Bonus: Answer #2.) For #8, write the new sentence.

  1. Do you know what Limburger is
  2. Please tell me what Limburger is
  3. Will you please tell me what Limburger is
  4. It is soooo unfair that you won’t tell me what Limburger is
  5. I know what Limburger is
  6. How easy it is now to make Limburger
  7. Think about how you might use Limburger in your life

  8. Rearrange the words to turn #1 into a different kind of sentence. Do not add or subtract words.


“Vocabulary, 10/21.”  (13p) Write the word. You will use words more than once.

  1. (2) In the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the tortoise is ______ and the hare is ______.
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  2. “Nothing in the mail but junk mail and a death certificate.”
  3. “Election years are the best time to land–they never notice us in all the _____.”
  4. ______
  5. ______
  6. After he forgot his wife’s birthday, he had to _____ for several days before she forgave him.
  7. He practiced the skate trick ______(ly) until he got it right.
  8. My mom didn’t find my reasons for “needing” an X-Box8 very _____, so I was denied.
  9. He was so hungry that he ate the food, ____ of the mold around the edges.
  10. The warnings about the storm were ____. It was clear you needed to take cover.
  11. compelling : boring  ::  cordial :  ____
  12. *** I _____ my failure on the test to not studying beforehand.


The Outsiders.

What was our climax?

Where are we now on Plot Mountain?

Outsiders Projects. Due next Friday.

Chapter 12!



Tuesday, 10/18: Correct Test #8, KoS, Vocabulary, Outsiders

Consequences and rewards for behavior during my absence.


Correct Test #8.

Correct KoS  pink sheet. Sorry the top got cut off. Let’s see how you do without it!

A declarative sentence makes a statement. It ends with a period.
An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark.
An imperative sentence tells or asks someone to do something. It usually ends with a period.
An exclamatory sentence shows STRONG feeling. It always ends with an exclamation point.

“Warm Up, 10/18.” For 1-6, write the answer. For 7-10, write D, IMP, INT, or E.

  1. An interrogative sentence is more commonly known as a _____.
  2. True/False? An imperative sentence always ends with an exclamation point.
  3. The subject of an imperative sentence is always ____.
  4. A sentence like you might find in an encyclopedia entry would be called a(n) ____ sentence.
  5. A sentence where you instruct someone to do something is called a(n) ____ sentence.
  6. True/False? An exclamatory sentence must contain an interjection such as wow, OMG, or oh.

  7. What kind of sentence is this
  8. List three ways these animals are different
  9. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing
  10. The llama is a quadruped


“Vocabulary, 10/18.” (14p)  *** = Current SAW.


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. boring : compelling :: aloof : ____
  7. The “consequences” for misbehavior in schools in the old days were sometimes pretty ______. I remember getting hit by a ruler more than once.
  8. His brother’s sudden disappearance caused great ____ in the family.
  9. Even though there is actually a(n) _____(ce) of  food being grown in the world, much of it doesn’t get to the people who need it.
  10. (3) Johnny : ____ :: Pony {at least according to Darry} : ____  :: Dally {think about what Cherry said} : ____
  11. *** She has several positive ______(s) that make her a good fit for the job.
  12. *** The candidate claimed to work for the people but really only worked for things that were ________.



The Outsiders!

Projects due a week from Friday.

Monday, 10/17: Copy Homework, Finish Ch 10, Start Homework

Welcome Guest Teacher.

“Warm Up 10/17–SAWs.” attribute, relocate, project (v), statistics, in ____’s interest
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. After her dad got a new job, the family had to ______ to Texas.
  5. It’s ______ to study for the test because it’s your grade not mine.
  6. San Luis Coastal district has _____(ed) that they will lose money when Diablo closes.
  7. People use ________ to try to prove many things, but numbers can sometimes lie.
  8. The successful woman ______(ed) her success to listening to her middle school English teacher.


I. Copy homework into planner:

  • KBARBlogging = Make up only! If you have a KBARR score of 25/40 or less, you may replace that score by doing a regular week of KBARBlogging. If all your KBARR score are better than that, you have the week off.
  • Vocabulary due Tuesday, Wednesday.
  • Kinds of Sentences due Tuesday and Thursday. (Not available online.)

II. Finish chapter 10 and answer the questions in your notebook.

III. Read the S. E. Hinton Profile and answer the questions on a separate sheet.

IV. Begin your homework.