The Outsiders Vocabulary and Grammar Bellwork Week One Every Day Week of Monday, March 23 Dude, it’s reading time! Begin your two column journal. Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number. Correct Format: Author’s name (Last, First.) Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type. Monday, March 21 • • • • • • 1. connotation- noun- an additional sense or senses associated with or suggested by a word or phrase. 2. bleak- adj.- unwelcoming or providing little comfort or shelter 3. nonchalant- adj.- indifferent or calm and unconcerned about things. 4. gingerly- adv.- very cautiously, in a wary or tentative way 5. rueful- adj.- regretful, feeling or showing regret 6. savvy- noun- shrewdness and practical knowledge Monday, March 21 • • • • • • 7. conform- verb- to behave or think in a socially acceptable or expected way 8. sage (Not the herb!)- noun- a wise person, especially an older person with good judgment 9. bawl- verb- to shout loudly or cry very loudly and energetically 10. unfathomable- adj.- impossible to measure or impossible to understand 11. roguishly- adj.- dishonest or without principles in manner 12. appositive phrase- noun- a word or phrase that describes or redefines a noun in a sentence. Tuesday March 22 Write out the sentence and circle the context clues that show the vocabulary word’s meaning. • • • 1. The news that my well laid plans did not work was almost unfathomable. 2. The TV villain roguishly sneered and gave a devilish laugh. 3. The description “plus-size” has a more positive connotation than other words that could be deemed insulting. Wednesday, March 23 Write out the complete sentence. Then, underline the appositive phrase in the sentences. • 1. The connotation, or implied meaning, was clear. • 2. The weather, rain and sleet, looked rather bleak. • 3. Reggie, a sensitive child, frequently bawled when he didn’t get his way. Thursday, March 24 Write out the sentences and insert an appositive phrase noun that best describes the subject. • • • • 1. The wise sage, ________________, is who I wish I could go to for advice. 2. My friend, _________________ ,is someone I consider very savvy. 3. ___________________, an independent spirit, is my friend who is least likely to conform to anyone else’s expectations. Pre-AP: We will combine this week’s words with next week’s on the quiz. Turn in BW today, and I will give it back on Monday.