Wednesday, 9/30: Vocabulary, FROs, Outsiders, WDILL?

Checking: Show-Me-You-Know Sentences

“Warm Up, 9/30/15.” All vocabulary. You will use words more than once.
3,coleraine-seigereminisce1Smolder-ian-somerhalder-31622385-245-310grumpygirl 1. ____  2. ____ 3._____ 4.____
5.  flashback : reveals :: ____ : foreshadows
6. He was a bit ____ after he got hit in the head during the rumble.
7. Two-Bit told Pony about one of his ____(s) while Pony did the dishes.
8. The company that made that toy is now ______, so you can’t buy it any more.
9. mature : juvenile :: clear-headed : _______
10. The thief ____(ed) the alarm system, and was able to steal the jewels.
11. It is sometimes fun to ___ a little brother or sister’s lack of savvy.


“FROs Practice II, 9/30/15.” Write F, RO, or CS as needed. (10p)

  1. I love that story, so I have read it three times.
  2. The word chuck means “food” or “grub” that is what they served.
  3. The chuckwagon, a rolling kitchen on wheels.
  4. The chuckwagon was loaded with food; it was pulled by two teams of horses.
  5. Into the hole fell he.
  6. Chief Wiggum, chief cop of Springfield, ate a doughnut.
  7. Shells all over the beach!

  8. (3p) What are the three ways to fix a run-on?


Return Messy Rooms. WDILL???!!?!!

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Tuesday, 9/29: Vocabulary, FROs, Outsiders, Blogs

I will be checking: a) vocabulary definitions and b) p28 of the FRO sheet.

Blogs are off to a good start. Remember:

  • Title each post appropriately.
  • Capitalize your title.
  • Mention the book in the post. Underline the book title. (Or use italics.)
  • It’s still KBARR responding: watch out for summaries!
  • Pics are cool, but give credit where you get them.
  • Go read and comment (intelligently–not just “good job”) on at least 5 other blogs. If you can list the blog titles you commented on, you will receive extra credit on Friday.

“Warm Up 9/29/15.” All answers will be vocabulary words. You will use words more than once.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. At the family reunion, we sat around ___(ing) about the last reunion.
  6. One of Tom Sawyer’s most famous ____(s) is the fence-painting scheme.
  7. The quarterback ____(ed) every weakness in the defense, and threw for 5 touchdowns.
  8. “Johnnycake made a kind of a gasp and his eyes were ______(ing)” with rage.
  9. Ponyboy has a ______ at the end of chapter 4 that something bad might happen. (Bonus: What’s the literary version of this?)
  10. reminisce : predict :: obey : _____


FROs. Correct p28. +1 for 11/13, +2 for 12/13, +3 for 13/13.

“FRO Practice I, 9/29/15.”  (7p) Write CS, F, or RO for each word group.

  1. Laughing at the comedian’s act.
  2. Chief Wiggum, the doughnut-eater and chief cop.
  3. Up the mountain we trudged.
  4. The wagon was loaded with food it was pulled by two teams of horses.
  5. There are shells all over the beach let’s collect some!
  6. On his back, the bug wriggled his little legs.

  7. True/False? One way to fix run-on sentences is by adding a comma.


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Monday, 9/28: Copy Homework, Debrief Test #5, Blogs!

Copy homework into planner.

Go over Test #5.


  1. Get a Chromebook. It goes back the way you found it.
  2. Go to and log in there using your username.
  3. Click New Blog.
  4. Create a meaningful title for your blog. You will have to live with it all year.
  5. Create a memorable url for your blog. Try to match the url with the title if possible.
  6. Click Create Blog!
  7. Email the url (the part before of your blog to:
  8. Tonight: Click the pencil   to write a new POST. Do not create another blog!

Return the Chromebook and get started on the FRO sheet.


Friday, 9/25: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #5

I will be checking KBARR and spelling practice.

Prep sheet for Test #5:
Plot Quiz: ___/6  Vocabulary Homework:___/20
Warm Ups: 9/21:___/6  9/22:___/13  9/23:___/15  9/24:___/14
Other Extra Credit: Period 3 gets +3 for vocab relay, Period 4 gets +2 for vocab relay (hush). Other extra credit may include: +1 for bootleg, +1 or +2 for homophone. The extra credit for mimicked and for vain/vane/vein should have been added into the warm up scores.

Today’s Doodle Theme: Music.

Mental Floss.

  1. Explain the following true boast: “In my bedroom, the nearest lamp that I  usually keep turned on is 12 feet away from my bed. Alone in the room, without using wires, strings, or any other aids or contraptions, I can turn out the light on that lamp and get into bed before the room is dark.”
  2. What are the elusive characters; missing two letters or numbers? (In other words, what letters go into the blanks? The answer is NOT R and E.)
    W  A  T  E  ___ M  ___  L O  N
  3. 1961 was a special year (besides the fact that Mr. Coward was born then). In fact, the next time a year will be this special will be the year 6009. What is so special about those two years?
  4. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
  5. In each sentence below, an animal is concealed. For example, the sentence, “What shall I do, Gertrude?” has the word dog concealed. Find the hidden animal in each sentence.
    • a) Horace tries in school to be a very good boy.
    • b) People who drive too fast are likely to be arrested.
    • c) For the Halloween party, John came looking like a radish.
  6. When does 1+1+1=1?

Test #5

Thursday, 9/24: Spelling/Vocab (+ Relay), Plot, Outsiders

Tomorrow’s Test: Spelling, Warm Up Reruns, Vocabulary, Plot, Outsiders, Husker Du.
Due Tomorrow: KBAR (chart + 1 page or 4 blog posts) and spelling practice (sentences and/or analogies).

Warm Up 9/24/15. (14p) * = spelling. ** = vocabulary. For 1-5, choose the correct pair and COPY IT. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SPELLING SHEET!

  1. * who is : ___ :: who owns : ___
    a) whose/who’s  b) who’s/whose  c) who’se/who’s  d) who’s/whos’
  2. * steep : ___ :: cut ___
    a) shear/sheare  b) shear/sheer  c) sheere/shear  d) sheer/shear
  3. * nugget : ___ :: rank : ___
    a) cernel/kernel  b) colonel/kernel  c) kernel/kernal d) kernel/colonel
  4. * belongs to them : ___ :: location : ___
    a) their/they’re  b) there/their  c) their/there  d) they’re/there
  5. * group : ___ :: center : ___
    a) corpse/core  b) core/corpse  c) corps/corp  d) corps/core

  6. ** humble : vain :: nonchalant : _____
  7. ** Life is made up of thousands of ____ decisions every day, but some are more important than others.
  8. ** The comedian ____(ed) the famous politician’s mannerisms. (Bonus if you actually spell the answer correctly with the suffix.)
  9. ** If you ____ (ed) CPK last night, it benefited the band program.
  10. ** I did not want to be ___(ed); I felt I was savvy enough to make my own decisions.
  11. ** Buck Merrill sometimes sold _____ alcohol.  (It was called bootlegging. Bonus for the origin of the term!)
  12. ** A spy must be very ____ and not go blabbing secrets around.
  13. Name the verbs: Darry was angry at himself when he hit Pony.

Vocabulary Relay #3. Can anybody beat Period Three?

Literary Shtuff, 9/24/15. * = a term on the plot chart. (6p)

  1. Why do we not see Johnny stab Bob the Soc? (Be sure to use a literary term in your answer.)
  2. The fact that Johnny, the gentlest of the greasers, is the one who killed somebody is an example of ______.
  3. protagonists : greasers :: _______ : Socs
  4. * The part of the story where the author explains who the characters are and what their situation is.  _______.
  5. * Usually the longest part of the story, where most of the action occurs. ______.
  6. * The part of the story in Green Eggs and Ham where he finally tastes the green eggs and ham would be the ______ of the story.

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“Nothing Gold Can Stay” (?)


Wednesday, 9/23: Vocabulary/Spelling, Plot, Outsiders

Checking: Vocabulary Show-Me-You-Know Sentences.

Warm Up, 9/23. * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary. (15p)

  1. * it is : ___ :: it owns : ___ (2p)
  2. * antagonist : protagonist :: villain : _____
  3. * John murdered the Cheerios and then he offed the Captain Crunch and then he snuffed out the Wheaties. John is a _______ killer. Get it? This is a pun on which pair of words?
  4. * ____ books have been sitting ____ for a long time; I hope ____ coming back soon. (3p)
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  5. ** _____
  6. ** _____
  7. ** Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______
  8. ** “You’re so ___. You probably think this song is about you.”
  9. ** Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  10. ** Please stop ____(ing) me. I am not 5 years old any more.
  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.


Blogs are looking good!

Plot, 9/23. Copy the diagram exactly.


Plot Practice. Use the appropriate terms from the diagram to fill the blanks. (6p)

  1. The 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, why) is usually given to us during the ______ of the story.
  2. “And they lived happily ever after,” would be the _____ of a fairy tale.
  3. The scene in the novel where Pony tells Cherry (and us) about Johnny getting jumped is in the ______ of the story…
  4. …and it also illustrates main ____ of the story.
  5. Johnny stabbing Bob would be the _______ of the story.
  6. We are now in the _____ of the story.

As we correct, write the answers on the diagram. You may use this cheat sheet on the test Friday.

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Tuesday, 9/22: Vocabulary/Spelling, Richard Cory, Outsiders

Warm Up, 9/21/15. * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary. Do not copy.

  1. * Dally is Johnny’s _____.
  2. * Do you understand the ____(s) of dividing fractions?
  3. * The word ____ comes from the French word for body.
  4. *  Red and green are ________(ary) colors.
  5. * What Mrs. Healy and Mrs. Anderson do.
  6. ** _____
  7. ** _____
  8. ** _____
  9. ** _____
  10. **  buy : sell :: boycott : _____
  11. **  legitimate : illicit :: combined : _____
  12. **  The teacher tried to ____ the correct response from the students by giving hints.
  13. **  I never ___(ed)  that store again after they were rude to me.

Bonus: Spell all three homonyms correctly.


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Richard Cory” 9/22/15.

Write a sentence about Richard Cory that begins with the word although.

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