Warm-Up Think of adjectives that go with these nouns

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Warm-Up Think of adjectives that go with these nouns.

  • Bed
  • Table
  • Kitchen

Grade 8 Warm-Up

  • After the doctor leaves, Sue goes into the workroom and “cried a Japanese paper napkin into a pulp.”
  • Next she “swaggers” into Johnsy’s room “whistling ragtime.”
  • What do the two statements mean?

Warm-Up: Write the nouns and adjective forms of these words.

  • Nouns
  • 1. appreciation
  • 2. brilliance
  • 3. brightness
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • Adjectives
  • 1.
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • 4. Christian
  • 5. long
  • 6. full


  • Adjectives
  • 1.
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • 4. important
  • 5. excited
  • 6. true

Warm-Up: Which words are nouns and which words are adjectives? Make two columns.

  • Dirty
  • Creation
  • Loving
  • Cemetery
  • Transparent
  • Interruption
  • Purposeful
  • Humor
  • Humorous
  • Nouns Adjectives

Warm-Up: Which words are nouns and which words are adjectives? Make two columns.

  • machine
  • same
  • useful
  • original
  • pizza
  • student
  • bald
  • computer
  • difficult
  • party
  • Nouns Adjectives

9/26 Warm-Up: Verbs with BALL

  • No more “burning” and “blowing up” please!

9/27 Warm-Up: Write down the definition of the following terms:

  • Noun
  • Adjective
  • Verb

A Person I Admire

  • Write an essay about a person that you admire. Describe three qualities. Write an introduction with a thesis, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Please support your points with specific examples.

10/4 Warm-Up: Write down the verbs in the sentences below.

  • 1. When in school, I never eat lunch.
  • 2. I had worked hard on my homework.
  • 3. George and I walked across the street.
  • 4. You could have started a fire.
  • 5. I have loved you all my life.

10/7 Warm-Up: In one sentence, explain how you would fix this paragraph.

  • The first reason why I admire my friend Jenny is that she is friendly. She loves to talk to people. Another example of when she is friendly is when we go to parties. She introduces herself to strangers and makes them feel at home.

10/9 Warm-Up: Re-write the following sentences.

  • I admire my sister Pauline because she is a GOOD player.
  • Another reason why I admire my dad is that he is AMAZING.
  • My friend, Jane, is a great friend because she tells me not to do BAD things.
  • I appreciate my mom because she is always there for me.

10/10 Warm-Up: Re-write the sentences.

  • I admire my dad because he gives me a lot of STUFF.
  • He is a BIG part of my life.
  • John is GREAT and I love him.
  • I appreciate Paul because he is NICE.

10/11 Warm-Up: What words come to mind when you hear “the lottery”?

10/15 Warm-Up: Answer the question. Grade 6: What is a “winner”? How do you define “prize”? Grade 7: Write about a time when you had a misunderstanding about something.

  • 1.

10/15 Warm-Up: Watch the video and list the definition of “irony”?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqg6RO8c_W0

Mr. Summers: runs everything, operates coal business, wife is a scold, takes care of the lottery Mr. Graves:mail

10/17 Warm-Up: List verbs for each sentence.

  • 1. John felt bad that he couldn’t go to the movies.
  • 2. John felt the warm bunny that was in his pocket.
  • 3. She smelled stinky after the long run.
  • 4. She smelled the fish at the store.
  • 5. I turned my neck to look at the traffic.
  • 6. I turned red from embarrassment.

10/18 Warm-Up: Denotation vs. Connotation

  • Denotation – the dictionary definition of a word
  • Connotation – the feelings and emotional associations of a word
  • Two words can have the same denotation but have different connotations.


  • Mom vs. mother
  • Dad vs. father
  • Think three words that have the denotation but different connotation.

10/28 Warm-Up: Identify the verbs.

  • 1. Joe can swim very well.
  • 2. The judges have not completed their scoresheets yet.
  • 3. The king’s son established a school for the blind.
  • 4. These shoes are expensive.
  • 5. Rachel has been in my class for five years.

10/29 Warm-Up

  • Write five sentences that use the following words as linking verbs: taste, feel, stay, was, sound

11/5 Warm-Up

  • Rewrite the sentences by eliminating is/am/are/was/were.
  • 1. There are three reasons why I admire her.
  • 2. Mr. Fast was my favorite teacher.
  • 3. I love the movie because it is exciting.

11/12 Warm-Up Grades 6 & 7

  • Grades 6 & 7: What makes a good friend?
  • Grade 8: What is the biggest problem facing out society?

11/13 Warm-Up: Copy down this definition of an adverb.

  • Adverbs describe verbs,
  • adjectives, and other adverbs.

11/4 Warm-Up

  • Write the following sentences using ACTIVE verbs. Eliminate is/am/are/was/were.
  • I like my best friend because she is friendly.
  • Phoebe is a brave girl.
  • They are all tired.

11/13 Warm-Up: Write down the adverb and the word it describes.

  • Identify the adverb and the word it describes.
  • She tiptoed on the stage quietly.
  • Softly, I shut the door.
  • I briefly explained why she was tired.
  • Could you quickly show me how to do it?
  • Photographers rudely took pictures of her.

11/14 Warm-Up: Identify the adverbs and the words they describe.

  • 1.Merrily we row along because life is but a dream.
  • 2. I will happily take your place if you take mine.
  • 3. The dog is ugly but he wags his tail affectionately.
  • 4. Please come in the room quietly.

11/15 Warm-Up: Write “good” or “well.”

  • Adverbs describe verbs,
  • adjectives, and other adverbs.
  • Good – adjective, Well – adverb.
  • 1. She speaks Spanish __________.
  • 2. The drink tastes ___________.
  • 3. You are doing ______ on the test.
  • 4. That was a ______ lesson.
  • 5. I learn _______ by listening to the teacher.

11/18 Warm-Up: Write down the definition of an adverb and adjective.

  • An adverb is…
  • An adjective is…

11/20 Warm-Up: Please identify the adverbs.

  • An adverb describes a verb, an adjective, and another adverb.
  • Jack is very tall because he eats incredibly healthy foods.
  • Because she is so dirty, she can not wear that new shirt.
  • It is too good to be true.

11/21 Warm-Up: Identify the adverbs.

  • 1. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
  • 2. The first time I met Jack I thought he was so nice to me.
  • 3. A good friend always loves you no matter what.
  • 4. You never listen to me.
  • 5. Try not to make her so mad.

12/4 Warm-Up

  • Grade 6: Explain how the significance of these words.
  • Roses, crochet, doll
  • Grade 7: Simile: comparison using “like” or “as”
  • “As they (Nazi soldiers) left, they stood together like toy soldiers…” What is being compared to what?

12/4 Warm-Up

  • Grade 7: Simile: comparison using “like” or “as”
  • “As they (Nazi soldiers) left, they stood together like toy soldiers…” What is being compared to what?

12/4 Warm-Up

  • Grade 8: What is the mood or feeling of this passage?
  • Warily, slowly, he began to angle toward the valley. He reached the bottom of the slope much sooner than he had expected, only to discover that the valley had vanished. Another slope rose immediately ahead. In sudden alarm he realized he could no longer see the sun.

12/5 Warm-Up: Grade 6

  • How does the symbol of the phoenix apply to Mama and Esperanza?
  • Do you know if there might be other important symbols in the novel?

12/5 Warm-Up Grade 7

  • Copy this definition:
  • Dramatic irony is a literary technique where the reader knows something that a character in the story does not.
  • How does this apply to our novel?
  • Can you think of other movies with dramatic irony?

12/5 Warm-Up Grade 8

  • “Even in little things, we often tell white lies to save people’s feelings.”
  • Turn to page 331, first column.
  • Who says this?
  • Why?
  • Do you agree or disagree with this quote?

12/6 Grade 7 Warm-Up

  • Choose one quote from last night’s reading and explain why it is important.

12/6 Grade 8 Warm-Up

  • Choose a quote from chapter 4 and explain why it is important.

12/9 Grade 6 Warm-Up

  • Turn to the vocabulary list for “Las Uvas” and write down the definitions.
  • Please wait for instructions.

12/9 Warm-Up Grade 7

  • What is the definition of dramatic irony?
  • Give an example of dramatic irony from the novel?

12/9 Grade 8 Warm-Up

  • What is one theme in the novel?
  • How does this novel relate to “The Lottery”?

12/12 Warm-Up

  • All Grades: Ask 3 higher-level thinking questions about the novel.
  • Ideas:
  • How might…?
  • What is the purpose?
  • What is the relationship between…and …?
  • Compare and contrast ___ and ___?

12/13 Warm-Up

  • Grade 6: Do symbols page in your packet.
  • Grade 7: NO warm-up

12/16 Warm-Up: A symbol is a word or object that stands for an idea.

  • Grade 6: What do think the roses and the crocheting symbolize? Explain.
  • Grade 7: What do you think the fence symbolizes? Explain.
  • Grade 8: What is a symbol in The Forgotten Door and what does it signify? Explain.
  • MOOD (from Anglo-Saxon, mod "heart" or "spirit"):  In literature, a feeling, emotional state, or disposition of mind--especially the predominating atmosphere or tone of a literary work. Most pieces of literature have a prevailing mood, but shifts in this prevailing mood may function as a counterpoint, provide comic relief, or echo the changing events in the plot.

12/17 Grade 6 & 7 Warm-Up

  • What do you think is the most important idea in the story? What is the author’s message?

12/17 Grade 8 Warm-Up

  • Think of one historical or current event issue that relates to a theme in the novel. Explain the connection.

12/18 Warm-Up

  • Grade 6, 7 & 8: Choose a quote (dialogue or description) from the book. Explain why it is important.

12/19 Grade 6 Warm-Up

12/20 Warm-Up

  • Grade 6: What is the best present you have ever GIVEN?

1/6 Warm-Up

  • Compare your life to some type of food or plant. What would it be and why?
  • My life is like a hamburger because…

1/8 Grade 6 Warm-Up

  • Directions: Write the word that matches the definition
  • Anger
  • Having to do with birth
  • A proud smile
  • Very devoted to a religion
  • 5.
  • 6

1/8 Grade 7 Warm-Up

  • 1. The Jews in the camps were in _____ about getting out alive; they knew that escaping was hopeless.
  • 2. The mom asked his disrespectful son to go to his room in _________.
  • 3. I could not ______ enough courage to try sky diving.
  • 4. Jack received a suspension for being ______ toward his teacher by calling her a lot of rude names in class.

1/8 Grade 8 Warm-Up

  • Write a vocabulary word that completes each sentence.
  • Complete Section A of Page 9 in your book. Write your answer on your warm-up sheet.

1/9 Grade 6 Warm-Up

  • Write the vocab word that means the OPPOSITE of the description.
  • impolite, uncivilized, unsophisticated
  • Abundant, plentiful
  • Rags
  • Enthusiastic, energetic
  • Clean, tidy
  • Happy, hopeful
  • protected

1/9 Grade 7 Warm-Up

  • Write the vocab word that means the OPPOSITE of the description.
  • 1. order, organization
  • 2. pleasant, welcoming
  • 3. lively, cheerful, populated
  • 4. unpredictable
  • 5. patience
  • 6. unusual, occasional

1/9 Grade 8 Warm-Up

  • Write a vocabulary word that completes each sentence.
  • Complete Section B of Page 9 in your book. Write your answer on your warm-up sheet.

1/10 Grade 6 Warm-Up

  • Write the vocab word that means the SAME as the synonyms.
  • 1. resentment, anger
  • 2. polite, sophisticated, educated
  • 3. thin, scattered
  • 4. unenergetic, dispirited
  • 5. deteriorated, dirtied
  • 6. heartsick, depressed
  • 7. vulnerable, unprotected

1/10 Grade 7 Warm-Up

  • Write the vocab word that means the SAME as the synonyms.
  • 1. disorder, confusion
  • 2. unhappy, sad
  • 3. usual
  • 4. get rid of
  • 5. a silly prank

1/10 Grade 8 Warm-Up

  • Write the vocab word that means the SAME as the synonyms.
  • 1. constant, unchanging
  • 2. point of view
  • 3. morality
  • 4. deception
  • 5. detail-oriented

1/13 Warm-Up Grade 6

  • The homeless child was a _______.
  • His __________ of doom was unfounded.
  • The time and place I was born was my ________.
  • My room has ______ furniture and looks empty.
  • ________ is the process of sending people back to their country.

1/13 Warm-Up Grade 7 & 8

  • Show, not tell. This means to describe what being mad looks like.
  • “She was mad.”

1/14 Grade 6, 7, 8 Warm-Up

  • Show, not tell. In other words, what does being excited look like? Describe how a person reacts when they are excited.
  • “I was excited to win the game.”

1/15 Warm-Up Grade 6

  • Write vocab word that best completes each sentence.
  • Esperanza took out the porcelain doll out of her ___________.
  • If you do not get flu shots, it makes you more __________ to getting sick.
  • I felt very bad for the little _______, who looked like he had not eaten or slept.
  • A lot of people did not agree with the policy of _________ for farm workers because it seemed cruel to send people back to their native country.

1/15 Warm-Up Grade 7

  • Write vocab word that best completes each sentence.
  • We were _______ after witnessing the boy insolently yell at his parents in the store.
  • I sat quietly reading the _______ on the statue that commemorated Abraham Lincoln and his accomplishments.
  • We all disliked the _______ contestant because he always put down everyone else’s idea.

1/15 Warm-Up Grade 8

  • Rewrite the following sentence to include sensory details:
  • I fell off my bike.

1/16 Grades 6, 7, 8: Rewrite the following sentence with dialogue.

  • I told my brother to stop hitting me.

1/17 Grade 6,7, 8 Warm-Up

  • What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
  • Concrete details
  • Dialogue
  • Good intro
  • Enjoyed writing it

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