Friday, 11/5: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 11

Outsiders Projects are due! No school tomorrow!

Prep sheet for Test #11:
Vocabulary: 11/2:___/10,  11/3:___/15,  11/4:___/13
Adverbs: 11/3:___/7  11/4:___/9

Other Extra Credit may include… +3 for Period 5 for Vocab Relay. All other extra credit should be rolled into the score for that day.

Doodle Theme: “My New Invention!

Mental Floss.

  1. Shmartiopolis was bragging to his friends that he was such an excellent darts player, he could hit the dartboard in any location at any time. “I’ll bet a hundred dollars that, no matter what position you name on the board, I’ll be able to hit it from 10 feet away.” Maddie, tired of Shmartiopolis’s bragging, shouted out an answer. Shmartiopolis slammed a hundred dollar bill on the counter and stormed out. Where on the dartboard did Maddy suggest?
  2. Wacky Wordies:  a)  b) 22Day
  3. What 8-letter word uses the letter “g” four times?
  4. A tennis player is ranked number 200. He moved up 87, went down 28, and went up 117 places. What is he ranked?
  5. A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl with the unusual name of Pibbles. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Pibbles seven apples. Why?
  6. Use the clues below to figure out the missing four words to complete the old expression:
    Baby = Slept peacefully.  Child = Slept well.   Woman = Slept restlessly.   Man = Slept peacefully.
    —>The man ___  ___  ___  ___.


Test #11. You will need your Pink Sheet for the vocabulary section.

Cross out all the questions on the back. STOP at Question #31.

Trade and Grade.


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Wednesday, 11/4: Vocabulary, MWA, Advoibs and etc.

Friday is a day off, remember? So…
Tomorrow’s Test: Vocabulary Review (bring your pink sheet), AANV Review, MWA.

“Vocabulary Review, 11/4.” (12p)

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  1. _____
  2. “I’m not _____. I’m ignoring you.”
  3. _____
  4. (2) _____ and _____
  5. “Don’t blame me. I don’t make the laws, I just ____ them.” (+ bonus)
  6. Even though I was nervous, I tried to act cool and ______.
  7. “You’re hungry?” he said _____(ly), “I’m the one who hasn’t eaten all day!”
  8. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.
  9. Since I studied, I _____(ed) myself quite well on the test.
  10. (2) It is sometimes fun to ___ a little brother or sister’s lack of _____

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


Vocabulary Review Relay! I picked 11 words from the lists.

New Format for Fairness: The Lineup.


“AANV Review, 10/4.” Copy each word and ID it as adj, adv, n, v, or NOTA.
Silly Homer tripped very awkwardly, hit his big, fat head on the door with a thunk, and loudly yelled, “D’oh!”

  1. silly
  2. tripped
  3. very
  4. awkwardly
  5. big
  6. thunk
  7. loudly
  8. yelled
  9. d’oh


The Midwife’s Apprentice

Do an SWBS sentence for any part of MWA so far:
_____ wanted… but…  so…


More Medieval Knowledge?



Tuesday, 11/3: Vocabulary, Sentence Combining, MWA

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


“Adverb Review, 11/3.” Copy each word and ID it as adj, adv, n, v, or NOTA.
The busy beaver gnawed quite furiously on the tree trunk as the llama walked cautiously to the store.

  1. busy
  2. gnawed
  3. quite
  4. furiously
  5. trunk
  6. cautiously
  7. store



The Midwife’s Apprentice.

Copy and complete the following sentence starter:

Although the villagers taunt Beetle because_____, the boys have always bullied her because______.


OK SO, what did you find out last night about the Middle Ages?


Monday, 11/2: Copy Homework, Debrief Test #10 (OUCH), Vocab Review, MWA

Short Week! No school for students on Friday.

Copy homework into assignment book.

“Vocabulary Review, 11/2.” All answers will be above the line.

  1. Most religions promise eternal ______ in something like Heaven.
  2. A person who doesn’t like to ______ to the group is often looked at as an outsider.
  3. The Socs are the _____ social class in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  4. “Guess what I’ve been in jail for?” asked Dally, grinning ____(ly).
  5. lazy : dogged :: flattered : ______
  6. Listening to music is not ______ to studying.
  7. Pony was _____ when he thought of what life was like when his parents were alive.
  8. The teacher tried to ____ the correct response from the students by giving hints.
  9. I never ___(ed)  that store again after they were rude to me.
  10. Two-Bit told Pony about one of his ____(s) while Pony did the dishes.

Debrief Test #10. WHAT?! I threw out two questions! So your total is out of 36, not 38.


Friday, 10/30: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #10, Notebook Audit

Shared lunch w/8th grade (shiver).

Notebook Audit (20p).
Leave your notebook out and closed. I will be looking for:

  • Title and Date.
  • Organization/Sequence.
  • Wrong answers replaced with correct ones in red.
  • Completeness.
  • Neatness.

Prep sheet for Test #10:

  • Adverbs: 10/27:___  10/28:___  10/29:___
  • Vocabulary: 10/27:___/10  10/28:___/12  10/29:___/ 12
  • Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
  • Other Extra Credit: (May include… Lolly III for +1, lammiepie for +1, tourniquet for +1 or +2, Tantalus for +1.)

Mental Floss.

  1. Mr. Cheeselog wasted lots of money every day, and now he is a millionaire. How?
  2. Wacky Wordy. What phrase is represented here?
    Spring – Hola   Summer – Bonjour   Fall – Hello   Winter – Aloha
  3. A man left his house to go to work. When he got home he saw that his house had been broken into. The robbers had taken everything in his house except for two one hundred dollar bills that were in plain sight. Why weren’t the one hundred dollar bills taken?
  4. Bob was having a big party. He decided on a technique to get lots of people to come. He invited his five closest friends and said that they could each invite 4 people.  Each of those could invite 3. Each of those could invite 2. Each of those could invite 1. Overall, how many people did Bob invite to his party?
  5. What is special about this letter arrangement?
  6. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?

Test #10

Doodle Theme: Halloween!