Thursday, 9/4/14 - Welcome Guest Teacher.
"Warm Up - 9/4/14." Copy. * = spelling word  ** = vocabulary word.
  1. soldier : obedient :: artist : *_________
  2. story : narrative :: 2nd draft : *__________
  3. portable : movable :: credible : *_________
  4. hopeful : bleak :: proud : **________
  5. rules : requirements :: happiness : **________
  6. (2) cool : good :: dig : **_______ 
Go over vocabulary homework.

"Vocabulary Pretest #1 - 9/4/14."  You will use one word twice and one not at all. 12/12 means you get to skip the vocabulary portion of the test.
Do not copy; write the word in your notebook.
bliss, infer, bleak, nonchalant, gingerly, rueful, savvy, conform, fathom, sage, connotation, denotation
  1. My friend has a lot of basketball __________. He just seems to have a natural feel for the game. 
  2. "I touched the bruise on my cheek  ____________." 
  3. The coach accused me of being too __________ at practice. He thought I should take the game more seriously.  
  4. "He liked fights, blondes, and for some (un)___________(able) reason, school." Nobody could understand why school was on that list. 
  5. After the accident, her outlook on life became very_________. She seemed to have no hope any more. 
  6. "I wish I had done my homework," I thought__________(ly).
  7. For Esteban, the word dropout had the ________ of a hoodlum who breaks windows and such.
  8. "Ignorance is ____," they say. What you don't know can't make you unhappy. 
  9. I was able to ________ the meaning of the word from the way it was used in the sentence.
  10. A person who doesn't like to ____________ to the group is often called an outsider. 
  11. Jimmy nodded his head _______(ly), and said, "It would have been wiser to have someone pick you up." 
  12. "It's just because you're the baby--I mean he loves you a lot.  (Do you) ______?"
Trade and grade.
The vocabulary portion of the test on Friday will be pretty much copied and pasted from this pretest and the ** warm ups. So...

Time? The Outsiders!