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)