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

Warm Ups: 10/6: ____/10  10/7: ____/10   10/8: ____/10
Vocabulary Practices: 10/6: ___/10  10/7: ___/11
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

Doodle Theme: The Future: 2065!

Thursday, 10/8: Roots, Vocab, Literary Shtuff, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Roots, Vocabulary, Literary Shtuff, Outsiders, Husker Du.

Checking: Roots word lists.

“Warm Up, 10/8.” What are the literal meanings of these words, by their roots’ definitions?

  1. telescope
  2. geography
  3. benefactor
  4. projector
  5. autobiography
  6. homophone
  7. microbiology
  8. subject
  9. geometry
  10. interjection


Vocabulary Relay! Can Period Three get their groove back? Will Period Five stay on top? Will Period One crawl out of the basement? Can Period Four ever stop tying?


“Vocabulary Pretest, 10/8.” 13/13 = Exempt for test and +3. 12/13 = +2.  10 or 11/13 = +1. No cheat sheets. No help. 8 minutes.
adversary, aplomb, banish, grueling, concoction, disdain, dispel, engross, diminish, exhilarate, perceive

  1. The good experience ____(ed) some of our fears about the process.
  2. We sat there, ___(ed) in his fascinating shipwreck tale.
  3. It was a(n) _____(ing) roller coaster ride;  exited with smiles on our faces.
  4. As the snowfall ____(ed), we were finally able to see the road.
  5. The theme of Richard Cory is that what you ______ is not necessarily what the reality is.
  6. With ____, the bomb expert quickly defused the deadly device.
  7. The atheist’s book aims to ____the notion of a heavenly afterlife. (not diminish)
  8. Dally obviously has great _____ for the law and tries to circumvent it as often as he can.
  9. The three hour Advanced Placement test was very _____. She took a long nap afterward.
  10. He was ___(ed) to his room until his homework was finished.
  11. bored : engrossed :: relaxing : ______
  12. (2) He tricked his ____ into drinking a poisonous ___.


Literary Shtuff Review. Write the ANSWER this time.

  1. “Soda was like a long-legged palomino colt that has to get his nose into everything.” a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f) simile  g) theme
  2. “It was almost four months ago…”  a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f) simile  g) theme
  3. “I killed him,” he said slowly, “I killed that boy.”  a) exposition  b) inciting action  c) rising action  d) climax  e) falling action  f) metaphor  g) foreshadowing
  4. “I know better now.”    a) simile  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f)  foreshadowing
  5. (?) Which of the following types of conflict are present in The Outsiders?  Choose all that apply.   a) man vs man  b) man vs society  c) man vs nature  d) man vs himself


The Outsiders








Wednesday, 10/7: Roots, Vocab, Literary Shtuff, Outsiders

I will be checking Show Me You Know sentences.

“Warm Up, 10/7.” Use your roots sheet. +1 for every 3.

  1. “away throw”
  2. “into throw”
  3. “again throw”
  4. “against throw”
  5. “earth study”
  6. “good making”
  7. “tiny look thing”
  8. “distant write”
  9. “self life writing”
  10. “between burst”


“Vocab Practice II, 10/7.” Write the word(s). (11p)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Not aplomb this time.)
  5. confused : savvy :: bored : ______(ed) (+1 possible)
  6. His feeling of accomplishment was ________(ed) when he found out that EVERYONE received an A on the test.
  7. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This means that whoever is doing the _______(ing) is the one judging how beautiful something is.
  8. She speaks French and German with equal ______.
  9. His political ____(s) tried to prevent him from winning the election.
  10. Which word best captures the Soc’s attitude  (attitude!toward the greasers? ____
  11. She tried to _____ all thoughts of him from her mind; she was completely done with him.



The Outsiders. Literary Shtuff. Open Mouth.

  1. The following quote from Pony is an example that demonstrates which conflict in The Outsiders?  “That didn’t make me feel so hot.” (in biology class)    a) Pony vs. Darry  b) greasers vs. Socs  c) Dally vs. the world  d) Pony vs. Pony  e) Pony vs. the world
  2. This kind of conflict is called a(n) _______ conflict.  a) external  b) natural  c) plot  d) internal  e) literary f) NOTA
  3. “It amazed me that Johnny could get more meaning …than I could…I was supposed to be the smart one.”  a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f) theme
  4. The part in The Outsiders where Pony gets jumped walking home from the movies would be part of the ___ of the story. a) exposition  b) inciting action  c) rising action  d) climax  e) falling action
  5. “He looked like I felt when I saw that Soc doubled up and still in the moonlight.”  a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) simile  d) irony  e)  NOTA
  6. “Things are rough all over,” and  “…some of us watch the sunset too.”  a) foreshadowing b) flashback c) protagonist d) irony e) theme  f) metaphor
  7. “If you can picture a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times…you’ll have Johnny.”  a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f) simile  g) theme
  8. “We were careful with our cigarettes–if that old church ever caught fire there’d be no stopping it.”  a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f) simile  g) theme
  9. “I could fall in love with Dallas Winston.”  a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f) simile  g) theme
  10. “…half the hoods I know are pretty decent guys…and a lot of Socs are just cold-blooded mean–but people usually go by looks.”   a) foreshadowing  b) flashback  c) protagonist  d) irony  e) metaphor  f) simile  g) theme


Tuesday, 10/6: Roots, Vocab, Outsiders

I will be checking: Vocabulary Definitions.

“Warm Up, 10/6.” (10p) Use your Roots Sheet (and a dictionary if you want) to come up with the word that matches its literal meaning.

  1. “between time”
  2. “self starting”
  3. “self write”
  4. “huge sound”
  5. “tiny sound”
  6. “distant sound”
  7. “between throw thing”
  8. “forward throw thing”
  9. “earth measuring”
  10. “earth writing”

Vocabulary Practice I, 10/6.” (10p)


The Outsiders. OPEN MOUTH Quiz on Chapter 6. It’s OK to write the CAPITAL letter.

  1. Who stopped the greasers from jumping Cherry when she came by the vacant lot? a) Dally  b) Pony  c) Soda  d) Two-Bit  e) Darry
  2. What was his probable reason for this?  a) He’s secretly in love with her.  b) His previous experience talking to her told him she wasn’t like the other Socs.  c) He was afraid of Soc retaliation.  d) It was the agreed deal before the big rumble.  e) NOTA
  3. How did Dally know about the church?  a) He’d hidden there before.  b) All the older greaser knew about it.  c) He used to live in the country.  d) A relative told him about it.  e) NOTA
  4. Which is one of the reasons Dally gave Johnny for not turning himself in?  a) Dally would get in trouble  b) Johnny would get the electric chair.  c) He didn’t want Johnny to end up like him.  d) The boys are worried about him  e) His parents don’t care.
  5. When Johnny announces that he wants to turn himself in, Pony disagrees, and wants to stay in the church because he’s afraid.  a) True  b) False
  6. What do we learn about Dally when he talks to Johnny about jail?   a) Dally is proud of his past.  b) Dally is cold and mean.  c) Dally has jail savvy.  d) Dally cares about something.  e) NOTA
  7. Why would Johnny be “having the time of his life” in the church?  a) He wants to pay back for what he did to Bob.  b) He feels needed for the first time.  c) He likes little kids.  d) He thinks the cops will go easy on him.  e) He secretly wants to die.
  8. Johnny’s behavior (not scared, having fun, very decisive) inside the burning church is both ironic and not ironic.  a) True  b) False
  9. When Pony asks about Dally and Johnny, and Jerry Wood “studie(s) his wedding ring,” what’s going on?  a) He’s thinking about his wife.  b) It’s still hot from the fire.  c) It’s stuck, and painful, so he pauses to adjust it.  d) He’s stalling, trying to think of how to break the news.  e) NOTA
  10. It is ironic when Jerry says, “…(we) think you were sent straight from Heaven.”  a) True  b) False
  11. How/when does Pony finally realize that Darry really does care about him?  a) When he says, “Oh Ponyboy, your hair…”  b) When he reads the letter from Soda.  c) When Darry offers him a cigarette.  d) When Darry starts crying.  e) When he rescues Pony from the fire.
  12. The scene in the church would be considered part of the ________ of the story.   a) climax  b) inciting action  c) exposition  d) rising action  e) NOTA


Friday, 10/2: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #6

Prep Sheet for Test #6:
FROs Homework: ___/15 
FROs I: ___/7  FROs II: ___/10  FROs Pretest: ___/11
Vocabulary Homework:___/20
Warm Ups: 9/29: ___/10   9/30: ___/11   10/1:___/11
Other Extra Credit may include… “FROs Pretest: +1, +2 or +3.” Period 5 only: “+3 Vocab Relay.” All other bonuses this week should be included with the warm ups they were a part of.


Mental Floss.

  1. What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
  2. What is 3/7 chicken + 2/3 cat + 1/2 goat?
  3. I am so fragile that when you say my name you break me. What am I?
  4. What letter can you place on the line, other than E, to complete this sequence?
  5. 5 + 5 + 5 = 550 Add ONE STRAIGHT LINE to make the equation correct. No, you can’t make a not equal sign. That would be an inequality, not an equation.
  6. While riding in the car I saw a license plate that read like this: IXMNIZ. What occupation did the man in the car have?

Test #6. If you earned 11/11 on the FROs Pretest, skip 12-20. Use your forward button to skip to #21. When we look at scores, mentally add 9 to get your actual score.

Doodle Theme: FUN!