Do Nows

Do Now’s

21.1—vocabulary p 59

21.2—reading and writing  p 85

21.3—reading and writing p 86

21.4—reading and writing  p 87-88

Do Now Week 22.1 Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word. 
  1. The man decided to buy _________________ brand new car. After much research, he picked one that was _________________ Isuzu. (a , an)
  2. As he made an _________________ to the great magicians of the past, Houdini created the _________________ of having sawed his assistant in half. (allusion , illusion)
  3. When John went up to _________________ the award, all of the students _________________ Bill clapped. (except , accept)
  4. There are _________________ of students on the playground. (a lot , alot)
  Do Now Week 22.2 Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word. 
  1. Will the change in prices_________________ us? If so, what will be the _________________?
(effect , affect)
  1. We are _________________ awake and soon we will be _________________ for breakfast.
(all ready , already)
  1. We weren’t _________________ to read _________________ to each other in the library.
(allowed , aloud)  \      Do Now Week 22.3 Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word. 
  1. When I fell down the hill during gym class, my teacher asked me if I was _________________.
(alright , all right)
  1. There is _________________ too many people around when eighth graders have assemblies _________________. (all together , altogether)
  2. In most classes, the _________________ of A’s and B’s earned is directly related to the _________________ of effort put forth. (number , amount)
 
  1. The three friends talked _________________ themselves as they tried to decide _________________ going to a movie or getting something to eat. (among , between)
 Do Now Week 22.4 Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.  
  1. The _________________ Eighth Grade Dance is in the spring, while the dress sale at the mall is _________________, in both March and November. (biannual , annual)
  2. The roses my mom planted a few years ago are _________________, blooming every spring. She doesn’t need to replant the rest of the flowers every year, so her garden shopping is a _________________ event. (perennial , biennial)
  3. The school has two major assemblies each year, making it an important _________________ event. (biennial , biannual)
  4. The paint in the classrooms is of such a high quality, that they do not need to refresh it every year. To keep up appearances, however, it has become a _________________ project. (biennial , biannual)
 Do Now Week 22.5—on bottom of 22.4

One sentence for 4 of the hardest word confusion words, week 22 words that you find confusing. 

 Do Now 23.1 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. When I went on a picnic with my __________________, I found a tiny __________________ crawling on the blanket.  (ant , aunt)
   
  1. We were all in __________________ that the plane’s __________________ at takeoff was very bumpy.  (assent , ascent)
  2. While hiking, I saw a __________________ climb a tree to hide, even though it was __________________ of all its leaves. (bear , bare)
Do Now 23.2 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. Over the summer, my family went fishing at the __________________ of Mt. Grayson and I caught five huge __________________. (bass , base)
  2. I have always wanted to __________________ some type of insect for a day, like a __________________ or a butterfly.  (bee, be)
  3. My face was __________________ red after running around at practice, but I know we are ready to __________________ the Lions tomorrow.  (beet , beat)
  4. My mom has always bragged that at the time of my __________________, she was sleeping in a __________________ on a train.  (birth , berth)
Do Now 23.3 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. __________________ a fork and knife, my mom wanted be to put a spoon __________________ each plate at dinner. (beside , besides)
  2. The construction company __________________ its clients for overtime, since it took so long to __________________ the office complex. (billed , build)
  3. Karrie was feeling so __________________, she let out a sigh that __________________ her bangs straight up. (blue , blew)
  4. The wild __________________ had such sharp tusks that when he hit the wall, they __________________ a hole straight through it. (bore , boar)
Do Now 23.4 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. At the meeting, the members of the __________________ almost fell asleep because they were so __________________.  (bored , board)
   
  1. I have a fear of having my car __________________ and not being able to __________________ at a stop sign. (brake , break)
  2. Tonight, my sister is going to __________________ me to the movies, but my mom is going to __________________ me out of school early. (bring , take)
  3. “When you go __________________ the store, could you please __________________ me some milk?” asked Henry.  (by , buy)
 Do Now Week 23.5—on bottom of 23.4

See 23.3

Do Now 24.2

Word Confusion

Group # 3

 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. “__________________ I go to the movies?” asked Kim. “No, you __________________ not,” replied her mother. “I do not have a car to drive you there.”   (may , can)
  2. The __________________ of the city was that every Fourth of July, the old __________________ was fired three times.  (canon , cannon)
  3. __________________ the city to find out whether or not the artist’s __________________ is too big. (canvass , canvas)
  4. While visiting our nation’s __________________, I want to see the __________________ building. (capitol , capital)

Do Now 24.3

Word Confusion

Group # 3

 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. People who __________________ illegal drugs will eventually end up sharing a __________________ in prison.  (sell , cell)
  2. Since I was short by one __________________, I __________________ the package by regular mail, hoping the bottle of __________________ would survive the trip.  (scent , cent , sent)
  3. For my invention, when I pull this window __________________, the piano will play a certain __________________.  (chord , cord)
  4. My mom told me to __________________ the first bedroom in the new house, but my sister screamed when I __________________ the one she wanted. (choose , chose)
 

Do Now 24.4

Word Confusion

Group # 3

 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. The __________________ offered by the college was about how __________________ language has evolved over time. (course , coarse)
  2. I offered her a __________________ on how her new necklace was such a __________________ to her dress. (complement , compliment)
  3. While the rain falls on a __________________ basis, the evaporation cycle is __________________. (continuous , continual)
  4. The builder asked the city __________________ to please __________________ him on where would be the best site for the new library. (counsel , council)

Do Now 24.5

Word Confusion

Group # 3

 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 
  1. The bridge gave a loud __________________ under my feet as I walked across the __________________. (creak , creek)
  2. During the old movie, the sound of the__________________ was the _________________ for thunder. (cymbal , symbol)
  3. Some tribes of Native Americans view the __________________, an animal of grace and beauty, as being very ________________ and almost god-like.  (dear , deer)

Name ________________                                                                                                      LA______

Date___________                                                                                                                   Fill-in WS

Word Confusion

Week # 4

DO NOW WEEK 25.1

  

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 46.  While traveling in the  __________________, the only  __________________ that lasts very long is fruit.   (dessert , desert) 47.  Kendra said that she did not want to  __________________ before she tried to  __________________ her hair every shade of the rainbow.  (dye , die) 48.  She decided to  __________________ a headache or maybe fall to the floor in a  ________________, since people were expecting her to  __________________ at the sight of blood.  (faint,  feint,  feign)

 

Name ________________                                                                                                      LA______

Date___________                                                                                                                   Fill-in WS

Word Confusion

Week # 4

DO NOW WEEK 25.2

  

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 

49.  Lisa was  __________________ in her lessons than Todd, though  __________________ research shows that this was due to Todd’s illness. (farther , further)

 50.  You had  ______________ soda than I did, though I had  ________________ hotdogs.  (fewer , less) 

51.  When bears get itchy, they rub up against  __________________ trees, leaving their  __________________ on the bark.  (fur , fir)

 

52.  Because of Kerrie’s  __________________ with explosives, she was elected to light the  __________________ on the Fourth of July.  (flare , flair)

 

Name ________________                                                                                                      LA______

Date___________                                                                                                                   Fill-in WS

Word Confusion

Week # 4

DO NOW WEEK 25.3

 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 53.  __________________the school play, we needed to make  __________________ trees to put in the  __________________ground of the stage. (fore , four ,for) 

54.  I know I am not being a  ______________ guest, but I do not feel very  _____________. (well , good)

 

55.  When a  __________________ is afraid, like most animals, its  __________________ will stand up a little. (hare , hair)

 56.  It took a while for my foot to  __________________ after I cut open my  __________________ on a piece of glass (heel , heal)

 

 

Name ________________                                                                                                      LA______

Date___________                                                                                                                   Fill-in WS

Word Confusion

Week # 4

DO NOW WEEK 25.4

 

Directions: Use the “Word Confusion” words provided in parenthesis to fill-in the following sentences. Write the correct answer in the space provided.  Keep in mind the rule or definition of each word.

 

57.  I think the busses are  _______________ because I can  _______________ the engines. (here , hear)

 

58.  Because my neighbor has a farm, I have sometimes  __________________ him in the morning putting the  __________________ out to pasture. (herd , heard)

 

59.  The  __________________ to the kingdom felt that no one was good enough to share his  __________________. (heir , air)

 The  _________________ town was amazed by the size of the  _________________left by the meteor.  (hole , whole