Tuesday, 5/8: Grammar (Really?), Vocab, Tom Sawyer, Book Pitch!

“Grammar, 5/8.” Copy and label. (9)
noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, conjunction

Beetle bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts in silence.



“Vocabulary, 5/8.” One word twice. Two SAWs. (13)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. When he thought Becky was sick, Tom was so depressed he was ___ to all of Aunt Polly’s treatments.
  7. He was very cocky, and walked with a _____ that showed it.
  8. When you meditate, you supposedly become more ___  and relaxed.
  9. It is part of a cheerleader’s job to be enthusiastic and _____.
  10. She had her hair cut in a _______ new style that everyone liked.
  11. “Every pore inside the boys cheeks became a spouting fountain; they could scarcely bail out the cellars under their tongues fast enough to prevent a(n) _____(ion).”
  12. In a tv interview, the billionaire _____(ed) his success to what he learned from his sevnth grade English teacher.
  13. Her rise to power was _____(ed) by her rich and influential friends.



Tom Sawyer, ch. 16.” (6)

  1. How did Tom keep the the boys from leaving the island when they got homesick?
  2. (2) The boys had two reasons to be thankful after the big storm. What were they?
  3. What made it an “extremely satisfactory day” playing Indians?
  4. (2) “Two of the savages almost wished they had remained pirates.”


Book Pitch!

Monday, 5/7: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 32,Tom Sawyer

Copy homework into planner. All the rest of the Book Pitches go TOMORROW!

“SAWs, 5/7.” Each twice. Attribute 3x; 2 for the noun def. and 1 for the verb def.
economic (adjective): financial, related to money
multicultural (adjective): related to more than one culture
attribute (noun): skill, feature
attribute (verb): give credit for
facilitate (verb): to make a process easy or possible
distinct (adjective): different or noticeable



Go over Test #32. OMGOMGOMG.


Tom Sawyer. Let’s learn to smoke!


Friday, 5/4: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #32

Prep sheet for Test #32:
Gramma: ___/10  ___/10  ___/10     TS Quizzes: ___/7  ___/11  ___/5    TSSQ: ___/20
Vocab h/w: ___20   Vocab Practice: ___/13  ___/13   ___/14    Giver Project:  ___/60  or  ___/75
Other Extra Credit: SAWs? Magnanimous? Spelunker?


Mental Floss.

  1. If you multiply together the number of fingers on one person’s right hand with another person’s with another person’s until you get the product of the fingers on the right hands of everyone in the world, what is the most likely product? For instance, one person has 5 fingers, and his friend has 5 fingers. The product is 25. Another person with 5 fingers would make the product 125. This goes on until everyone’s finger number is multiplied. What’s the answer? Estimate what the final product would be. ( Current world population is about 6.8 billion. Alert: MATH )
  2. Wacky Wordy: GWETORUSTD (Hint: $)
  3. Each sentence below contains a word whose letters can be rearranged to answer or describe the sentence.
    • a) Bit of brush.
    • b) Opposite of unite.
    • c) Craft that might tip in the ocean.
  4. A man asks his two sons to do a chore. When they finish, he gives them twenty five cents.  What time is it?  (haha)
  5. The following clues make a pun on words that start with mis-.
    Example: This young woman could lead the orchestra. (bad behavior) Answer: Misconduct.

    • a) This young woman is in great shape. (an outsider)
    • b) This young woman is very generous at Christmas. (a doubt you might have)
    • c) This young woman showed me where to go. (lied to me)
    • d) This young woman knew exactly what I meant. (she didn’t really)



Test #32.

Doodle Theme: A new kind of amusement park.


Thursday, 5/3: Gamma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer, Book Pitch!

Tomorrow’s Test: Gamma, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

“OG, 5/3.”  (10) Copy the underlined, boldfaced word and tell what part of speech it is.
noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, conjunction

  1. (2) I thought the movie was rather cheesy.
  2. (2) I am sure you know better. (Tricky!)
  3. (2) Surely you do not think unicorns are really real, do you?
  4. (2) Your clock was running a little fast. (Tricky!)
  5. The running motor wasted electricity.
  6. Her favorite thing in the world is running.


“Vocab, 5/3.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The NFL head coach’s position is often rather ______. If the team doesn’t do well this season, he might lose his job.
  6. The class discussion was not very lively; the students were rather _______ about the topic.
  7. The boys _____(ed) matter inwardly, thinking about all the possibilities.
  8. doctor : prescribe :: law : ______
  9. Huck’s lifestyle seemed very _______ to the other boys of St. Petersburg.
  10. By definition, a ghost would not be ______.
  11. proscribed : allowed :: apathetic : ______
  12. The stirring event was well ______(ed)” by the townspeople the next day.
  13. (2) A true sports fan is NOT _____ or ______.
  14. BONUS: There is a fine line between being patronizing and being _______.


“Tom Sawyer, chapter 14.”

  1. (2) What was the “boom” the “pirates” kept hearing and why did it make them feel happy at first?
  2. (2) What did Tom do before he left camp? What do you think he wrote?
  3. Why are the boys consciences bothering them at the end of chapter 14?  (Different reason from the guilt at the end of chapter 13.)




Next round is Tuesday.



Wednesday, 5/2: Vocab, OG, Tom Sawyer

Checking: SMYKs and TSSQ-13.

“Gamma, 5/2.” (10) Copy the underlined, boldfaced word and tell what part of speech it is.
noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, conjunction

  1. (2) He bowls really well.
  2. I thought the movie was rather cheesy.
  3. I am sure you know better.
  4. (3) Surely you do not think unicorns are real, do you?
  5. (2) The clock was running a little fast.
  6. The running we did in PE yesterday was easy.


“Vocab, 5/2.” (14)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. _____
  7. After working so hard, he wanted his reward to be something ______, not just a “Good job!”
  8. He hit a ______ home run. It was at least 500 feet long.
  9. Luck is ______; one day you have it all good, and the next it’s all bad.
  10. He made a(n) _____ effort, and his hard work paid off.
  11. The Taliban ____(ed) television and music. They claim those things are against the laws of Islam.
  12. His grade was in a _____ position; one more bad grade and he would be failin…
  13. (2) …He could not afford to be _____; he had to be _____. (Not wary.)


Tom Sawyer, Chapter 13.

1. Give an example from Chapter 13 of Tom insisting on doing things “the hard way” or “by the book.”
2. Why are the boys’ consciences bothering them at the end of chapter 13?
3. Why does Mark Twain call the boys “curiously inconsistent pirates”? (Last line of Chapter 13.) “Because they are pirates who  ________   ________.”  (Hint: It also might be called ironic. Hint II: See your answer to the previous question.)
4. (5) Draw a map of where the island is, and how the boys got there. Be sure to label it with distances and place names. (p88-91)
5. (4) Translate: “The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved to aquire it shortly.” (p93) (A vice is a bad habit.)