Monday, 10/19: Copy Homework, Debrief Test #8, Outsiders

Copy homework into planner.

Correct Test #8. Collect.

Outsiders. Use your Chromebook and go to middleschool.mrcoward.com. Scroll down to Monday, 10/15  and follow the directions below:

  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Grab a Chromebook and go to blogger.com, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the quotes below, copy and paste it into your post, and respond with at least a paragraph. Use at least one example from the book to back up whatever you say. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Dally: “You’d better wise up, Pony… you get tough like me and you don’t get hurt.  You look out for yourself and nothin’ can touch you…”  (pssst: irony.)
    • Johnny: “Stay gold.”
    • BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
  • Continue reading ch 10.
  • When you are finished with chapter 10, go to blogger.com, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Come to my desk and choose one question, and answer it using at least one example from the book. You don’t have to write the question, but your answer should make the question obvious. Your response should be at least a paragraph long. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Was Dally gallant?  Why/not? OR
    • Why does Dally’s death seem sadder than Johnny’s?
  • Go get a Chapter 10 Quiz (yellow) from the stack. Do not write on the sheet! In your notebook, write the answer and the first four words of the answer.  Open Book! Return the sheet to the pile.
  • FINISHED with all that? BONUS:  Use your mad internet searching powers to find out who the “Jimmy” is that the book is dedicated to. Added Bonus if you can find an SE Hinton quote to prove it. Write the answers in your notebook under the title, “Outsiders Dedication.”

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SE Hinton’s Twitter Page.

Thursday, 10/15: Apostrophes, Vocab (+ Relay), Outsiders, Blogs

Tomorrow’s Test: Apostrophes, Vocabulary, Outsiders ch 8 and 9, Husker Du.

“Warm Up, 10/15.” No peekee @ the Pink Sheet! Do not copy. Write the correct form of the word for each blank. You might have to pluralize and/or possessify.

  1. She’s sure ____ going to be all right. (it)
  2. My friend _____ goal is to become an astronaut. (Maria)
  3. _____ bright idea was this?  (who)
  4. It was every single _____ nightmare. (student)
  5. The llama wagged ____ tail. (it)
  6. All the ____ clothing is on the second floor. (more than one man)
  7. All the _____ uniforms were new. (player)
  8. The best era for music was the ____. (70)

 

“Vocab, 10/15.”

  1. The candidate’s popularity was ____(ed) as scandal after scandal about his opponent was uncovered.
  2. After Mr. Shmarty lost his ring at the beach, they _____(ed) through the sand until they found it.
  3. The new landscaping in front of the house really ______(ed) its value.
  4. I found your story _____(ing), but ultimately unbelievable.  
  5. Genevieve’s  wardrobe was rather ____ and boring until she went on the show What not to Wear.
  6. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  7. As a rule, grandparents respond to _____(ing) more than parents do.
  8. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?” Two-Bit was _____. “And ruin my rep?”
  9. In his classroom, the least ___ is met with serious consequences.
  10. Ponyboy was _____ about appearing in juvenile court.

 

Vocabulary Relay!

 

Read Outsiders aloud to p147. Then…

  • Finish ch. 9 silently.
  • Grab a Chromebook and go to blogger.com, open your blog, and start a new post on your blog.
  • Choose one of the quotes below, copy and paste it into your post, and respond with at least a paragraph. Use at least one example from the book to back up whatever you say. Give your post an appropriate and creative title.
    • Dally: “…Crazy for wanting Johnny to stay outa trouble, for not wantin’ him to get hard.  If he’d been like me he’d never have been in this mess.  If he’d got smart like me he’d never have run into that church.  That’s what you get for helpin’ people.  Editorials in the paper and a lot of trouble… You’d better wise up, Pony… you get tough like me and you don’t get hurt.  You look out for yourself and nothin’ can touch you…”  (pssst: irony.)
    • Johnny: “Stay gold.”
    • BONUS: Connect the two quotes!
  • Put your Chromebook away and continue reading ch 10.
  • Faster Readers: Keep your mouths shut.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 10/14: “Levitating Commas,” Vocab, Outsiders

I am checking Show-Me-You-Know sentences.

“Warm Up, 10/14.” No peekee @ the Pink Sheet! Do not copy. Write the correct form of the word for each blank. You might have to pluralize and/or possessify.

  1. Correctly spell the actual name for the levitating comma.
  2. The  _____ car is equipped with laser cannons. (spy)
  3. _____ going to the store for llama cheese. (they)
  4. _____ going with them?  (who)
  5. All the ____ clothing is on the second floor. (woman)
  6. We have three _____ in the class. (Jesus)
  7.  “_____ all go to the lobby!”  (Let)
  8. The team expressed ____ thanks to the coach. (it)
  9. Five _____ parents will be slimed at the event. (student)
  10. All the _____ costumes were hilarious. (lady)
  11. Try not to use too many ____ in your essay. It gets repetitive. (and)

 

Vocabulary, 10/14.” Write the vocab word.
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  1. What a(n) ______(ing) smile!
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “I’m not paranoid! I’m _____ about being apprehended!”
  5. While Mr. Buffy was in training, he took several different vitamin ______. (You’ll have to change the form of the word.)
  6. The principal had to ____ through all the conflicting stories to get at the truth.
  7. The fan ____(ed) her way into the sold-out concert by flirting with the security guard.
  8. I was ____ when I saw the 5/10 rating from the guest teacher!
  9. People get cosmetic surgery because they think it will _____ their appearance.
  10. Cigarette smoking has ___(ed) since 1967 to its lowest rate ever.
  11. (2) After the first _____, there will be _____ punishment consequences.

 

“Outsider Chapter 7/8 Quiz, 10/14.” Open Mouth. Write the ANSWER.

  1. What word (that turns up often) comes up again when Pony compares his mother to Johnny’s?
  2. When does Pony finally realize Cherry was right when she said, “Things are rough all over”?
  3. What makes Pony, for the first time, think of Dally as his buddy?
  4. On p126, we get an example of irony from Two-Bit. What is it?
  5. Why does Pony get so angry with Cherry in chapter 8? Because he thinks she is _______ him.
  6. Cherry tells Pony why she liked Bob, and he realizes that Bob was a lot like… who?
  7. Why does Pony suddenly bring up the sunset when he is talking to Cherry? (p129) What is he trying to say?

Outsiders

Tuesday, 10/13: “The Levitating Comma,” Vocab, Outsiders

Your “Fun” should be posted to your blog or in the basket by the end of the day. Right now I am checking vocabulary definitions.

Apostrophes. Follow the directions exactly. No hints. No help.

  1. Fold the pink sheet in half along the line below the word supplementary.
  2. Fill in name and date on Apostrophes sheet.
  3. Read the lesson on “Apostrophes.”
  4. On the sheet, number the three uses of apostrophes: 1, 2, 3.
  5. Follow the directions for the “Using Apostrophes” section and do 1-15.
  6. For #2 and #3 in the “Using Apostrophes” section, write which use (1, 2, 3) of the apostrophe is demonstrated. (For example, sentence #1 has an example of the second (2) use of apostrophes.)
  7. When you are sure your whole group is finished doing everything above, raise your hand.
  8. You start with 25 points. Subtract 1 for each instruction not followed and each wrong answer.
  9. You have 10 minutes. Go.

 

“Vocab Practice, 10/13.” Write the vocab word. Yes, you might use words more than once.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. Third period tried to ______ Mr. Coward into postponing the assignment, but Denial is not just a river in Egypt.  (Bonus: What is this type of joke called?)
  7. We were ______(ed) by his mysterious-sounding voice.
  8. (2) The class was ____ that someone would be silly enough to commit a ___ like that in front of Mr. Coward.
  9. (2) Another name for detention might be “____ behavior _____(ment).” (Bonus: What’s this kind of expression called? Or give another example.)
  10. We were a little _____ when the pilot said it was his first flight. (Not aghast.)

 

The Outsiders.

 

Monday, 10/12: Copy Homework, Apostrophes, Debrief Test #7, Outsiders.

Copy homework into planner.

Warm Up, 10/12: Apostrophes I. COPY and fill in the blank with the correct answer.

  1. Spend as long washing ____ hands…  a) you’re b) your  c) your’e    d) Something else: write it.
  2. …as it takes to say the _____.   a) ABC’s  b) ABCs  c) Something else: write it.
  3. ______ suggestion was good. a) Carlos’s  b) Carlos’  c) something else   (His name is Carlos, not Carlo.)
  4. She is part of the ______ team.  a) womans’  b) womens’  c) women’s  d) womens’s
  5. We had four ______ in class.  a) Jake’s  b) Jakes’  c) Jakes’s  d) Jakes
  6. The ____ clothes are on the second floor.   a) children’s  b) childrens  c) childrens’  d) childrens’s
  7. Five ____ parents will be guests of honor.  a) student’s  b) students’  c) students’s

 

Go over Test #7.

 

The Outsiders!

Friday, 10/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #7

Prep sheet for Test #7:

PLEASE NOTE:
Please add your score on the
OUTSIDERS CH 6 Quiz: ___/12.

Warm Ups: 10/6: ____/10  10/7: ____/10   10/8: ____/10
FOR THE WARM UPS, ONLY RECORD HOW MUCH EXTRA CREDIT YOU EARNED.
Vocabulary Practices: 10/6: ___/10  10/7: ___/11
DO NOT INCLUDE YESTERDAY’S PRETEST (10/8) UNLESS YOU EARNED EXTRA CREDIT. (see below)
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20
Other Extra Credit may include… +1, +2 or +3 for Vocab Pretest. Period 3 should put “+3 Vocab Relay” (again).

Mental Floss.

Test #7

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