Daily Lessons and Homework

Mr. Oncay’s Language Arts, Grade 8

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10/16

No school

10/17

Classwork:

Review for the grammar test (units #1 sentence parts, #2 nouns, #3 pronouns)

Work on the "Everything Stuck" active reading sheet.

Homework:

Study for the test.

10/18

Classwork:

Grammar test.

Homework:

Finish the "Everything Stuck" active reading sheet (mostly finished in class already)

10/19

Classwork:

Grade the "Stuck" active reader.

Grade part of the grammar test.

Homework:

None

10/20

Classwork:

Grade part of the grammar test.

Receive essays.  

Spelling bee tryout.

Homework:

Get essay signed. Fix essay mistakes?

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Pick a partner in your class period.

Find a dystopian novel to read by Thursday 10/26

Here's a list on Goodreads (but Mr. Oncay can't tell if all of them are good for you).  You can choose books off the list if you like.

10/9

Classwork:

Diagram challenge.

Finish "Bergeron" AR --Grade it tomorrow.

Homework:

None.  It's Mr. Oncay's birthday, so no homework!

10/10

Classwork:

Grade "Bergeron" AR

Begin Grammar #3 - Pronouns

Homework:

Do the ODD numbers of Grammar #3.

10/11

Classwork:

Vocab quiz #3

Grade homework.

Homework:

Finish EVEN numbers of Grammar #3

10/12

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #3.

Begin "Everything Stuck"

Handout: Active reading sheet.

Homework:

TBA

10/13

Classwork:

Review Gram 1-3

Continue "Stuck"

Homework:

None

10/2

Classwork:

Finish Grammar #2 and Diagram #1.

Learn new vocab (#3).

Work on Bergeron notes.

Homework:

10 Vocab sentences by Wednesday.  Pick the ten words that you think will be most likely helpful to improving your writing (ones that you will use).

10/3

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #2 and Diagram #1.

Homework:

Finish the 10 vocab sentences by tomorrow.  

Suggested words (by the student supervisor of Zero Period): 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

10/4

Classwork:

Sentence challenge.

Work on "Harrison Bergeron" active reader.  Discuss the connection to the modern world.

Homework:

Finish through line 221 of the "Harrison Bergeron" active reader.

10/5

Classwork:

Finish the active reading sheet in class and grade it.

Handout Diagram #2.

Homework:

Finish Diagram #2

10/6

Classwork:

Vocab review.

Grade Diagram #2.

Grammar dice game.

Homework:

Remember: Vocab quiz #3 on Wednesday 10/11.

9/25

Classwork:

Charades warm up (review vocab)

"How to write a literary analysis paragraph"

Homework:

Finish the literary analysis paragraph

9/26

Classwork:

Around the clock

Review paragraphs

Write your own paragraph with a partner.

Homework:

Study the vocab

9/27

Classwork:

Vocab quiz #2

Finish the "Apprentice" paragraph.

Homework:

finish the "Apprentice" paragraph. Here's some help (quotes that were on the board today)

9/28

Classwork:

Grammar #2

Diagram #1

Handout IBD books

Homework:

Read "Harrison Bergeron"

9/29

Classwork:

Finish Grammar worksheets.

Begin active reading sheet for "Bergeron."

Homework:

None

9/18

Classwork:

Finish "The Lie"

Grade the active reading sheet.

Begin new vocab (#2)

Homework:

Write ten context clue sentences by Wednesday (same format as last week)

9/19

Classwork:

Finish Vocabulary #2 lesson.

Begin Grammar lesson #1 - complete sentences

Homework:

Same as Monday

9/20

Classwork:

Sentence Challenge.

Start Grammar #1

Homework:

Finish Grammar #1 handout.

9/21

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #1

Begin "The Apprentice"

Homework:

Study vocabulary words.

9/22

Classwork:

Finish "The Apprentice."

Discuss conflict in both stories.

Homework:

None

9/11

Classwork:

Narrative essay due.

Writing coach work.

Explanation of vocabulary sentence format.

Begin reading "The Lie."

Homework:

Five vocab sentences.

9/12

Classwork:

Continue "The Lie."

Homework:

Finish vocab sentences. (Five yesterday plus five tonight = ten sentences)

9/13

Classwork:

Sentences due.

Vocab quiz.

Finish "The Lie."

Homework:

None

9/14

Classwork:

Book fair visit.

Grammar #1.

Homework:

None.

9/15

Classwork:

Homework:

9/4

Holiday

9/5

Classwork:

Intro new vocab #1

Check initials on essays.

Homework:

Type the revision of the introduction (of your narrative essay)

9/6

Classwork:

Mini lesson.

Time with your coach.

Finish vocab lesson.

Homework:

Type through 300 words.

9/7

Classwork:

Handout vocab sentence format.

Time for typing. Final draft due Monday.

Coach #2 reads rough draft.

Homework:

Work on the revision.  Finish by Monday. But it's better to finish tomorrow.

9/8

Classwork:

Create a quizlet.

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DIRECTIONS:  Your "gravity" game link here.

Then, time for typing your essay.  You should finish in class.

Homework:

It's likely that you already finished in class.

You must print and staple at home.  

8/28

Classwork:

Review the narrative essay scoring tool.

Some drafting time.

Continue the lit. terms

Homework:

Draft through 250 words by tomorrow. (That should reach the middle of your essay).

8/29

Classwork:

Writing conferences. Handout writing samples.  Use writing folders.

Time for studying Lit. Terms.

Homework:

Work on your draft.  Finish through 75%.

8/30

Classwork:

More writing conferences.

More lit. term studying.

Homework:

Finish the rough draft.

8/31

Classwork:

Narrative rough draft due.

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Setup essay links.

Lit. term game.

Homework:

Study for the literary terms quiz tomorrow.

Here's that lit. term game.

9/1

Classwork:

Literary terms quiz.

Homework:

8/21

Classwork:

--Check about class materials.

Handout: Personal Narrative Back Cover Page

Handout: Personal Narrative Outline Help.

Handout: Proofreading #2 Proudest

Handout: Correction symbols.

Finish checking supplies.

Homework:

Finish Proofreading #2 by Wednesday.

8/22

Classwork:

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Try some typing.

Time for working on outlines.

Get approval (writing conference).

For fun.

Make a seating chart.

Homework:

Finish proofreading #2

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Have you seen my pencil grip post?

8/23

Classwork:

Grade Proofreading #2

Continue drafts.

Homework:

Work on narrative outline.

8/24

Classwork:

Check outlines.

Handout Literary Terms packet. Quiz Friday 9/2.

Homework:

Work on narrative draft. Through 100 words by tomorrow. (fifteen minutes of work, by hand, skip lines)

(Back to School Night tonight)

8/25

Classwork:

Initial draft progress.

Lit term lessons.

Lit term quiz game.

Homework:

None.

Do not work on the draft.  We'll do that next week.

8/14

Classwork:

--Intro to Mr. Oncay

--Greensheet

--First Day assignments (handout) and about materials

--House Competition

--Photos/Music question

Homework:

--Email Mr. Oncay>Follow directions.

--Fill out Mr. Oncay's survey (on the "Resources" page)

--Bring a brown paper shopping bag by Wednesday.

8/15

Classwork:

--Who sent the email?

--Creating writing folders

--Pick a supervisor

--Practice fire drill

Homework:

--Bring a brown paper bag to class if you haven’t already (label it with your name). You can drop it off before school.

--Here’s how to cover a book (except I don’t use tape)

8/16

Classwork:

--Covering books today

--The card deck challenge

Homework:

--Any other class materials you need? Checking on progress tomorrow.

8/17 [assembly schedule]

Classwork:

--Talk about narrative writing, and writing in general (previous experience)

--Read sample narrative.

--Handout: Proofreading worksheet #1

Homework:

--Finish Proofreading Worksheet #1

8/18

Classwork:

--Grade Proofreading Worksheet #1

--Quickwrite: Create a sample for Mr. O to read. (Connect to the eclipse metaphor).

Homework:

None (unless you still need to get our classrooms supplies).