The Outsiders - Moore Public Schools

THE OUTSIDERS Vocabulary Five + Gerunds MONDAY, NOV. 7 MR. CHURCH 1ST THING 1. aghast- (adjective) struck with fear 2. exploits - (noun) a bold or daring feat; the act of manipulating to ones advantage 3. aimlessly- (adverb) lacking goal or purpose 4. veer-(verb)to change direction suddenly 5. agony- (noun) extreme suffering either mentally or

physically 6. stupor- (noun) reduced awareness or consciousness 7. triumph- (noun) success after a struggle. TUESDAY, NOV. 8 I NEED HELPERS TO PASS PAPERS! 8. bewilder- verb- to confuse or puzzle somebody 9. editorial- noun- an article in a newspaper or

magazine that expresses the opinion of its editor or publisher 10. liable- adj.- having legal responsibility; or likely to experience or do something 11. gerund- a verb that ends in ing and acts as a noun (Example: Painting a landscape requires careful observation.) 12. gerund phrase- a gerund with its modifiers and

complements- things that help describe and add detail. (Example: I love painting with watercolors.) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Write out the sentence and insert the correct vocabulary word. 1. Although the socs are often praised in newspaper ______________(s), they are far from perfect. 2. I knew I would have to ___________ off the road quickly in order to avoid the oncoming car.

3. Despite the __________ of breaking his back, Johnny was able to remain optimistic. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Write out the sentence, inserting the vocabulary word. Then, circle the gerund in the sentence. 1. My drama teacher was ___________ that someone broke character during the scene! 2. I love pretending to be in ___________ during the death scenes.

3. Acting allows a person to live out dramatic ________(s) on the stage. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Complete the sentences with your own thoughts. 1. Two things that bewilder me are ___________________________. 2. I am liable to do ___________after

school. 3. Someday I hope an editorial is written about me describing____________________. FRIDAY, APRIL 29 Write out the sentence and underline the vocabulary word. 1. Shouting out cries of anger, the courtroom was clearly aghast at the verdict. 2. Two-Bit loved to embellish when telling stories of his

exploits. 3. I wandered aimlessly in the park because I had no where better to be. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 Write out the sentence, inserting the vocabulary word. Then, circle the gerund in the sentence. 1. Entering the competition would hopefully lead to ___________. 2. Running in the marathon may lead to a(n) ________ of physical exhaustion.

Dude, its reading time! Begin your two column journal. Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number. Correct Format: Authors name (Last, First.) Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type. THURSDAY, APRIL 28 Write a sentence for each of the following vocabulary words. 1. Liable 2. Bewilder 3. Editorial THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Write out the sentence, inserting the vocabulary word. Then, circle the gerund in the sentence. 1. The greatest _________ of winning is the personal satisfaction. 2. I did not want to ___________ from my original plans, but her imploring made me switch. Dude, its reading time! Begin your two column journal. Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number. Correct Format: Authors name (Last, First.) Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type. FRIDAY, APRIL 29 Write sentences using the following

words: 1. aimlessly 2. stupor Dude, its reading time! Begin your two column journal. Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number. Correct Format: Authors name (Last, First.) Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type.

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