Daily Lessons and Homework

Mr. Oncay’s Language Arts, Grade 8

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5/28

Classwork:

Holiday

Homework:

5/29

Classwork:

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Work on "make your own literature test" for Call of the Wild.  

Homework:

Finish make your own lit. test.  Due tomorrow.

5/30

Classwork:

Fill in answers to your literature test.

Homework:

None unless you haven't caught up.

5/31

Classwork:

Homework:

6/1

Classwork:

Homework:

5/21

Classwork:

Finish and grade Grammar 9.

Read half of Ch. 6

Homework:

Finish Call of the Wild Ch. 6 plus notes

5/22

Classwork:

Grammar review.

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Work on "make your own vocab quiz" for Call of the Wild.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow's test.

5/23

Classwork:

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Grammar test on units 7, 8, 9

You'll need the secret word to take the test.

Then a little time for other work.

Homework:

Finish Ch. 7 by Friday

5/24

Classwork:

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Work on "make your own vocab quiz" for Call of the Wild.  Due tomorrow.

Homework:

Finish "make your own" vocab quiz. DO NOT fill in the answers.

5/25

Classwork:

Fill in the answers to your vocab quiz. Submit Ch. 7 notes.

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Work on "make your own literature test" for Call of the Wild.

Homework:

Remember that the "make your own lit test" is due Tuesday.

5/14

Classwork:

Work on grammar comic book.

Start Ch. 5

Homework:

Work on grammar comic book

5/15

Classwork:

Second check day for grammar comic.

Introduce Grammar 9

Continue Ch. 5

Homework:

Finish Ch. 5 notes

5/16

Classwork:

More about Grammar #9.

Check Ch. 5 notes.

Time for grammar comic

Homework:

Finish grammar comic book

5/17

Classwork:

Grammar comic due.

Continue Grammar 9.  Maybe finish in class.

Remember: Grammar test 5/23

Homework:

None. or study for the grammar test.

5/18

No school today

5/7

Classwork:

"Call" Ch. 2

btw: The whole book is online.

Homework:

Finish "call" ch. 2 notes

5/8

Classwork:

Check Call notes.

Grammar comic book time.

Then, Call Ch. 3

Homework:

Finish Ch. 3 notes by Thursday.

5/9

Classwork:

Review conjunctions and commas.

 

Grammar comic book. Due Tuesday.

Homework:

Finish Call Ch. 3 notes.

5/10

Classwork:

Check Ch. 3 notes.

Begin Ch. 4

Homework:

Ch. 4 notes due Monday.

5/11

Classwork:

Grammar comic book time.

First comic check day.

Second comic check Tuesday.

Finish the whole comic book by 5/17.

Vocabulary collection.

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Start working on your vocabulary quiz.

Homework:

Finish Ch 4 notes by Monday.

4/30

Classwork:

Continue Ch. 1 of "Call"

Work on Ch. 1 notes..

At least 4 Vocab notes, 4 Lit term notes, and one summary note every three pages.

Follow the format! Due by Wednesday.

Homework:

None

5/1

Classwork:

Continue reading in class.

Work on Ch. 1.

At least 4 Vocab notes, 4 Lit term notes, and one summary note every three pages.

Follow the format! Due tomorrow.

Homework:

None

5/2

Classwork:

CAASPP testing.

Performance task.

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Insert a link to your Call Notes (if you did them online)

Homework:

None.

5/3

Classwork:

CAASPP testing.

Performance task.

Homework:

None

5/4

Classwork:

CAASPP testing.

Performance task.

Possibly start grammar #9.

Homework:

None

4/23

Classwork:

Grade grammar test.

Meet with writing coach for help.

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Essay links here

Homework:

Begin essay revision.  Printed copy due Thursday. Maybe insert a graphic?

4/24

Classwork:

How to cite a visual.

How to write the works cited.

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Don't forget about this helpful page.

Other formatting details.

Homework:

Continue revision.  Remove repetition!

4/25

Classwork:

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Essay links here

Finish works cited.

Final coach reading.

Homework:

Finish and print research essay.  Bring it already assembled tomorrow.

4/26

Classwork:

Submit printed essay.

Begin Call of the Wild.

(Link coming soon)

Homework:

None.

4/27

Classwork:

Continue "Call" + notes.

Homework:

None.

4/9

Classwork:

Diagram practice - handout. Test on grammar #7 and #8 Friday.

Work on essays

Homework:

Work on research essay.  Draft due in class Wednesday.

4/10

Classwork:

Work on research essay.

Homework:

Work on research essay.

4/11

Classwork:

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Essay links here

Work on research essay.  Draft due by the end of the period.

Homework:

Review for test.

4/12

Classwork:

A few points for completed essays.

Review for test: conjunctions, sentence styles, and commas.

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Select a school for your friendly letter.

Homework:

Study for the test.

4/13

Classwork:

Gram #7 and #8 test

Homework:

None, unless you are far behind on your essay.

4/2

Classwork:

Log essays into writing folders.

Receive other papers back.

Work on Grammar 8.2

Time for research cards?

Homework:

All source/note cards due Wednesday (given one extra day)

4/3

Classwork:

Finish Grammar #8.2

Time for cards and writing introductions.

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Essay links here

Homework:

All source/note cards due Wednesday (given one extra day)

4/4

Classwork:

Check cards.

Organize cards.

Continue typing drafts.

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Essay links here

Homework:

Finish Intro paragraph of your research paper.

4/5

Classwork:

Did you bring a stamp?

Time for drafting.

First draft due Tuesday 4/10.

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Essay links here

Homework:

1st body paragraph should be done.

Same as classwork. Write for 20 minutes.

Please remember a postage stamp.

4/6

Classwork:

Did you bring a stamp?

Time for drafting. Finish up through about 500 words or more.

Write a friendly letter.

Homework:

None unless you're behind schedule.

3/19

Classwork:

Yosemite advice.

Check first source card.  Time to make another card. You can start taking note cards when each is approved. Link to explanation.

Homework:

Have four source cards by tomorrow. You can start taking note cards when each is approved.

3/20

Classwork:

--Handout Research Paper How To

--Handout Grammar 7.2

Check source cards. Time for finding a sixth card and beginning note cards. Each source must generate at least three note cards.

Continue Grammar 7.2. Due tomorrow.

Homework:

Grammar 7.2 (items announced in class)

3/21

Classwork:

Finish and grade Grammar 7.2.

Handout Grammar 8 - commas

Homework:

Time for note cards.

3/22

Classwork:

Start Grammar 8

Time for Source and Note cards.

Homework:

Be sure to have Six (total) Source cards and twenty (total) note cards by tomorrow.

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Don't forget about my helpful page for the research paper. 

3/23

Classwork:

Six (total) Source cards and twenty (total) note cards due today. You probably want about 40 total note cards by the time you are finished.  

Gram #8

Homework:

None, unless you didn't finish the comma practice handout.

3/12

Classwork:

Last Dickinson poem

Time for poetry projects.

Homework:

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Research paper ideas here

Study your poetry

3/13

Classwork:

Handout: Research paper proposal.

Work on poetry project.

Homework:

Fill out research paper planner.

Study for the Dickinson test

3/14

Classwork:

Poetry test: Emily Dickinson

Homework:

Bring any last bits to finish your project in class tomorrow.

3/15

Classwork:

Review the test.

Finish poetry project (only half the period for this).

Homework:

None, unless you didn't finish your project.

3/16

Classwork:

Poetry gallery in class.

Explain research cards.

Homework:

None or start research.

3/5

Classwork:

Grade the poetry term quiz.

Time for working on rough draft poems.  Finish the limerick in class.

Homework:

Finish a rough draft of another poem (ballad, ode, conceit, or sonnet)

3/6

Classwork:

Work on poetry drafts.

Review the project directions. 

Homework:

Work on poem rough drafts.  Three printed poems due by Friday (revised, finalized, perfected)

3/7

Classwork:

First Dickinson poem.

Work on poems. Start typing?

Homework:

Try to finish the drafts.

3/8

Classwork:

Second Dickinson poem.

Work on poems.  

Start typing. Printed poems due tomorrow.

Homework:

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--poetry project advice

Print out the poems in a way that you can use to glue them onto your poetry project.  

3/9

Classwork:

Start doing the artwork/layout.

Homework:

Review Dickinson poems.

Dickinson/poetry test next Wednesday.

Ask me about this code:

67RGZW

2/26

Classwork:

Continue learning poetry terms/forms.

Homework:

Study the terms. Reminder:

Get a county library card by Thursday.

2/27

Classwork:

Finish poetry terms.

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Introduce poetry project. 

Do you have a library card?

Try a haiku?

Homework:

Study poetry terms.  Fake test tomorrow.

2/28

Classwork:

Poetry Term Fake Quiz.

Limerick Lesson.

Homework:

Study the terms for Friday's test.

3/1

Classwork:

Around the Clock.

Work on rough draft poems.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow's test.

3/2

Classwork:

Poetry Term test.

Homework:

2/12

Classwork:

Gram #7: Do all the EVEN numbers in class.

Homework:

Finish grammar #7 (conjunctions)

2/13

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #7

Review. Grammar "Fishing"

Homework:

None

2/14

Classwork:

Valentine's Day

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Found poetry.

Homework:

None

2/15

Classwork:

Introduce poetry terms.

Start looking at forms.

Homework:

Study terms

2/16

Classwork:

Continue poetry terms.

Homework:

Study terms

2/5

Classwork:

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POST essay links

Essay prompt/rubric

Homework:

None unless you didn't find two articles.

2/6

Classwork:

Type final argument essay.

Finish in class tomorrow by the end of the period.

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POST essay links

Essay prompt/rubric

Argument checklist

Homework:

None 

2/7

Classwork:

Finish argument essay by the end of the period.

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POST essay links

Essay prompt/rubric

Homework:

None

2/8

Classwork:

Grammar 6.2

More about subjunctive.

Homework:

Finish Grammar #6.2 (the whole packet).  

2/9

Classwork:

Grammar continued.

Homework:

None

1/29

Classwork:

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Book review links

Make sure your name is a link to YOUR book review.

Create a new doc (and link) to write the "theme" section with your partner.  

Homework:

Copy/paste the theme section into your own doc.  Make sure everything except the book review summary is done.

1/30

Classwork:

We will finish and print the book review IN CLASS.

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Here is an example of a synopsis.

IMPORTANT: You can NOT use any internet source while writing your synopsis.

Homework:

None

1/31

Classwork:

Grammar #6

Homework:

Grammar

Period 0: #19-->25 & 33-->36

Period 2: #1-->6

Period 3:

2/1

Classwork:

Grammar #6

Homework:

Grammar Finish Grammar #6

2/2

Classwork:

Finding tense in the media.

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Here is the lesson.

Homework:

None, unless you didn't finish your "tenses in the media" file.

1/22

Classwork:

Continue onto the second body paragraph of the argument essay.

Homework

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Finish the questions and answers and vocab part of the book review.

1/23

Classwork:

Half the period for the argument essay and half for the book review "opinion" section.

Do NOT do the "summary" section yet.

Homework:

Finish through the counter-argument of your essay (through the fourth body paragraph)

1/24

Classwork:

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Argument conclusions to review.

Write conclusions.

Homework:

Make sure your argument essay (draft) is finished. Use the checklist!

1/25

Classwork:

Type "summary" sections of book reviews in class (NOT at home).

Homework:

None.

1/26

Classwork:

Learning Day (no school)

Homework:

None unless you want to type the opinion section of your book review.

1/15

Holiday

1/16

Classwork:

Finish search and study for "superstition" article.

Look at argument openings.

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Review sample essay. (temporary link)

Homework:

Finish the outline "intro" and "body" sections (only).

1/17

Classwork:

Finish argument outline.

Look at openings that work and don't work.

Homework:

Write a rough draft of your introduction on binder paper, skip lines.

1/18

Classwork:

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Turn your name into your ORB typed review.

Share introductions with peers.

Look at body paragraph examples. Begin writing first body paragraph (by hand).

Homework:

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Begin formatting ORB book review.

1/19

Classwork:

Continue writing body paragraphs.

Homework:

None.  We will continue to have time for ORB as homework next week.

Your book review will eventually go here.

1/8

Classwork:

Finish review of "Woo Luck" article.  

Explain argument pre-assessment essay. Find two articles supporting a topic that you care about.

They must be VALID sources (NOT something like wikipedia). Good newspapers or government sites are the best.

Homework:

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Post links to those two articles next to your name in this chart. 

1/9

Classwork:

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Essay links

Scoring rubric

Essay prompt

Homework:

ORB (remember, #3 due tomorrow)

1/10

Classwork:

ORB #3 due.

Receive argument scoring tool.  Review essays.

Homework:

None

1/11

Classwork:

Read and annotate "Superstition" article.

Review annotations. Search and study.

See how this process could help with writing a post assessment.

Homework:

None

1/12

Classwork:

CSM lesson

Homework:

None

1/1

Holiday

1/2

Classwork:

Grade part of Outsiders test.

Receive Outsiders essays. Discuss rewrites.

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Links to rewrites.

Maybe bring ORB book to class tomorrow?

Homework:

ORB (Reminder that ORB #3 is due 1/10)

1/3

Classwork:

Continue rewriting Outsiders essay. (Writing conferences)

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Common problems in the essays.

Old student sample essay that might help.

Homework:

ORB

1/4

Classwork:

Finish and print Outsiders essay rewrites.

Read "Woo Luck" article.

Discussion:

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P0   |   P2   |   P3

Homework:

ORB

1/5

Classwork:

Review "Woo Luck" annotations.

Read "Superstition" article. Annotate.

Discussion:

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P0   |   P2   |   P3

Homework:

ORB.

12/11

Classwork:

Set up a quizlet for the Outsiders vocab

Begin Ch. 11/12

Homework:

Finish Ch. 11/12

12/12

Classwork:

Review for the test.

Finish theme tracker.

Homework:

Study

Today's game link

12/13

Classwork:

Outsiders Vocabulary Test.

Outsiders Literature test.

Homework:

Prep for short essay.

12/14

Classwork:

Outsiders theme essay

Homework:

ORB (ORB #3 due date postponed to 1/10)

12/15

Classwork:

Fun

Homework:

None (or reading)

12/4

Classwork:

crazy sock day

Record chapter 3/4 active readers.

Read Ch. 6

Homework:

Finish Chapter 6 plus the active reading sheet.  

12/5

Classwork:

stripes or polka dots

Grade Ch. 6

More time for theme trackers.

Begin Ch. 7

Homework:

Read Outsiders TBA

12/6

Classwork:

pajama day

Finish Ch. 7

Begin Ch. 8

Homework:

Finish Ch. 8 plus notes

12/7

Classwork:

Announce Outsiders test (next week on 12/13)

Begin Ch. 9

Homework:

Finish Ch. 9

12/8

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 9

Begin Ch. 10

Homework:

Finish Ch. 10

11/27

Classwork:

Grade Grammar test.

Read Ch. 3

Homework:

Finish Ch. 3 active reader

11/28

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 3

Read Ch. 4 (Outsiders)

Homework:

ORB

11/29

Classwork:

Create theme tracking sheet.

Finish Ch. 4

Homework:

ORB #2 notes due tomorrow

11/30

Classwork:

Share ORB notes

Log writing test essays into writing folders.

Begin reading Ch. 5

Homework:

ORB

12/1

Classwork:

[Mr. Oncay is on a field trip].

Continue Ch. 5

1. Join noredink.com [open in a new tab].  Use this code to join my review class: unknown sheep 48

2. Sign up with Google.

Use your school Google account as your email.  When you write your name, put your period number in front of your last name, like this:

First: Bill   Last: 3Smith

3. Try the "quiz" that helps you review some grammar topics.

Homework:

ORB

11/13

Classwork:

Grammar review.

Read Ch. 1 of "The Outsiders"

Homework:

Finish Ch. 1 active reading sheet

11/14

Classwork:

Grade hw.

Read Ch. 2.

Homework:

Finish Ch. 2 active reading sheet

11/15

Classwork:

Grammar fake test.

Grade hw.

Begin Ch. 3

Homework:

Study for the test Friday.

11/16

Classwork:

Finish Ch. 3.

Homework:

Study for the test

11/17

Classwork:

Grammar test: Unit #4 and #5 (prepositions, adverbs, adjectives).

Homework:

ORB

11/6

Classwork:

Mr. O out sick.

Work on Grammar #5 (passed out in class).

Homework:

ORB

11/7

Classwork:

Review Gram #5 (adverbs and adjectives).

Start "The Outsiders"

Homework:

ORB

11/8

Classwork:

Continue "The Outsiders" Ch. 1

Homework:

ORB.  First set of notes due tomorrow. (in print)

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Notice the example for ORB notes.

11/9

Classwork:

Review ORB notes and discuss.

Finish Chapter 1.  

Homework:

ORB

11/10

Veterans Day Observed

10/30

Classwork:

Continue Grammar #4

Homework:

Finish Grammar #4

P2 & P3: Finish odds plus #2-10 evens.

10/31

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #4

Handout "About S. E. Hinton"

Homework:

ORB

11/1

Classwork:

Review writing about literature.

Receive new book.

Homework:

ORB

11/2

Classwork:

Writing assignment for literature

Time for reading new book.

Homework:

Study for the literature test

11/3

Classwork:

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"Everything Stuck" and "A&P" literature test. 

Homework:

ORB

10/23

Classwork:

Return essays signed with corrections.

Short spelling bee.

Begin "A&P" (in new IBD readers)

Homework:

None

10/24

Classwork:

Continue A&P.

Work on the active reading sheets.

Homework:

Up to line 105 of the "A&P" active reader

10/25

Classwork:

Continue A&P.

Work on the active reading sheet.

Homework:

Up to line 191 of the "A&P" active reader

10/26

Classwork:

Check dystopian novels (bring them to class).

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Notice the example for ORB notes.

Grade last night's work.

Homework:

Finish the "A&P" active reading sheet

10/27

Classwork:

Grade the active reading sheet.

Begin Grammar #4.

Homework:

ORB (Outside reading book reading time)

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).