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Daily Lessons and Homework  

Mr. Oncay's Language Arts

                        

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6/9

Last day of school. Closing class meetings.

Minimum day schedule so different schedule:

0 Period:        8:07-8:35

1 Period:        8:38-9:06

2 Period:        9:09-9:37

3 Period:       9:40-10:08

Brunch/Break:     10:08-10:33

4 Period:        10:33-11:01

5 Period:        11:04-11:32

6 Period:        11:35-12:03

6/1

Finish Chapter FOUR questions and study the vocab that has come from those four chapters.  

You can practice with vocab with the gravity game that I made.

Chapter ONE through FOUR:

 

sullenly

slaver

insular

conciliated

sated

imperiously

metamorphosed

introspective

belligerent

ignominiously

fastidiousness

precipitate

dubiously

celerity

monotonous

morose

6/2

No class meetings (It's a drop off/pick up day on campus)

Finish the vocab quiz Today by 4:00pm.  

The link to the test will be assigned in GC. This is your last graded work.

6/3

Rest. Celebrate.

Maybe read the rest of the book?

I assure you that Chapter 6 is the best one in the book.  

6/4

Class meetings: (Not mandatory)

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

Proposal story :)

6/5

One more class meeting next week on Tuesday.

5/25

Holiday.

Chapter ONE questions due tomorrow.

5/26

Chapter ONE questions due by 9:00am

No class meetings today.

You can continue the other chapters.  (Assigned in Google Classroom).

5/27

Chapter TWO questions due by 4:00pm

5/28

Chapter THREE questions due by 7:00pm

Class meetings:

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT ANY ASSIGNMENTS EXCEPT CHAPTER 4 AND THE VOCAB TEST.

5/29

Chapter FOUR

questions due by Monday.

You can practice with vocab with the gravity game that I made.

We won't have to study any chapters beyond that (together), so you'll have to finish on your own. 

I assure you that Chapter 6 is the best one in the book.  

5/18

Study for Wednesday's test on Grammar 7, 8, 9

The old worksheets if you want to print them and practice:

Gram7, Gram8, Gram9

5/19

Class meetings:

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

Review fancy phrases. Begin "The Call of the Wild."

Learn about Jack London

5/20

Grammar 7, 8, 9 test

(link coming soon)

Open note. Please finish by 4pm.

5/21

Class meetings:

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

We will begin reading the novel.

Link to online novel

Link to Mr. Oncay's theme collection.  

Finish questions about Jack London

5/22

Rest day :)

5/11

Rough draft of the research paper due by 4pm: intro, body paragraphs, and conclusion.

You'll write the other parts this week.

Within the draft, highlight at least three of each:

appositive phrases

gerundial phrases

participial phrases

Use these colors.

5/12

Class meetings:

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

Your writing coach must make comments on the rough draft by 4pm today.

Work on the chart and the Works Cited page. All revisions (final draft) due Thursday by 9pm.

5/13

All revisions (final draft) due Thursday by 9pm.

Don't forget:

Within the essay, highlight at least three of each:

appositive phrases

gerundial phrases

participial phrases

Use these colors.

5/14

No class meetings today.  Use the time for your essay.

All revisions (final draft) due TODAY by 9pm.

The research links page.

The research directions page.

5/15

Rest day :)

5/4

If Mr. Oncay has "approved" your cards, start drafting your research paper.

Rough research essay due Friday 5/8.  Minimum 550 words.

Write the body paragraphs first, then finish with the intro and conclusion.

The research links page.

The research directions page.

5/5

Class meetings:

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

Grammar #9, Part Two, fancy phrases

Rough research essay due date extended to Monday by 4pm.

The research links page.

The research directions page.

5/6

Work on your essay.  

Finish Grammar #9 exercise today.

The research links page.

The research directions page.

5/7

Class meetings

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

Rough research essay due date extended to Monday by 4pm.

(but not the Works Cited.  You can write that next afterward)

The research links page.

The research directions page.

5/8

Rough research essay due date extended to Monday by 4pm.

(but not the Works Cited.  You can write that afterward.)

If you can't finish Monday by 4pm, practice good communication skills and email Mr. Oncay to explain your plan to finish.

The research links page.

The research directions page.

4/27

Mr. O "returned" the source cards to you so you can now insert the "NOTE" cards. Follow the directions carefully.

Some people have to finish Grammar #8 "Round Two" by Wednesday.  Some other people also have to finish Grammar #8 Extra Practice.  All assigned in Google Classroom.

4/28

No class today. Continue NOTE cards (after approved source cards).

4/29

For some people Grammar #8 Round Two is due by 4pm.

For some people Grammar #8 Extra exercises is due by 4pm. 

The research links page.

The research directions page.

4/30

New class times:

P0: 9:00--9:30am

P1: 9:45--10:15am

P4: 12:30--1:00pm

18 research NOTE cards due by 4pm.

The research links page.

The research directions page.

5/1

Begin draft by 3pm (at least set up the file, but you don't have to write much.  Maybe at least the heading?)

Make sure you read the link about "synthesis." 

The research links page.

The research directions page.

4/20

New assignment: Digital research cards (a google slide deck).  It has been assigned in Google classroom.

4/21

Google meet today: Use the link in Classroom.

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30

Grammar #8.  Follow up exercise in Google Classroom.

4/22

Finish Grammar #8 exercise by 3:00pm

4/23

Meeting cancelled (giving you more time for cards.

Google meet today: Use the link in Classroom.

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30

4/24

Catch up, rest, focus on life skills.  

Six digital SOURCE cards due by 3:00pm. (submit the assignment)

You can work on your NOTE cards if your sources are approved and returned to you.

4/6

Meet Today:

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30

--Quick review of Dickinson poems.

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--Discuss the Research Paper Planner.  Due Friday by 2pm.

Place a link to your research planner on this page. Follow directions.

--Review Teams

Grammar #6 and

Grammar #7.  (Mr. O will email the passwords).

Grammar exercises due by tomorrow at 2:00pm.

4/7

Grammar #6 and

Grammar #7 exercises due Today by 2:00pm.

Study for the Emily Dickinson test tomorrow. Check your email.  You need to sign up for my Google Classroom.

Research paper planner due by Friday 2:00pm.

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Place a link to your research planner on this page. Follow directions.

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Here is a LONG research paper that you might want to see.  Yours will be maybe four pages long (or so).  

4/8

Check your email.  You need to sign up for my Google Classroom.

Emily Dickinson test.

COMPLETE IT TODAY (hopefully by 4pm)

Open note (you can use your notes).

You will NOT be allowed to try it again, so be prepared when you sit down to take the test.

4/9

Meet Today:

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30

--Review Grammar #7.

--Questions about research project.

Research paper planner due tomorrow by 2:00pm.

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Place a link to your research planner on this page. Follow directions.

Make sure you have access to online research through a library (you need a library card). Like this: sccl.org

You will not be allowed to use random internet searches for your informational essay.

Watch for a survey sent to you in Google Classroom.

4/10

Easy day.  Get some rest.

Research paper planner due today by 2:00pm.

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Place a link to your research planner on this page. Follow directions.

We will start doing research AFTER spring break. You will absolutely need access to an online library (like sccl.org) by then. I think 95% of you already have it.

3/30

Hangouts Today:

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30

Mr. O will email the link in the morning.

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Poetry project advice.

We will start our study of Emily Dickinson.  It will be best if you print this packet before our Hangout.

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Emily Dickinson packet

3/31

Finish the final draft of your poetry project and post it (DUE tonight by 9pm).  Make sure that a coach reads it in case you need any revision.

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UPDATED Poetry Project Directions

Links to poetry projects

4/1

1. When your project is finished, make it viewable to anyone in CUSD.

2. Fill out the poetry project self-assessment.

3. Write comments on at least EIGHT poetry projects in our class by 9pm. (put your name next to the comments). Wrote those comments on the links page.

4/2

Hangouts Today:

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30

Mr. O will email the link in the morning.

We will finish our studies of Emily Dickinson. Test on Wednesday 4/8.

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Emily Dickinson packet

4/3

No work on Fridays.  Do some chores.  Be kind to each other.

Please put these times on your Google calendar for class meetings:

Every Monday and Thursday

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30  

3/23

Currently in an online meeting with other teachers/admin and learning about the possibilities for distance learning.  Keep an eye on my site starting Wednesday.

3/24

Working on a project page for converting your poetry project to something digital.  

Same poetry requirements.  More tomorrow...

3/25

Your poetry project is ongoing:

DUE 4/1

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UPDATED Poetry Project Directions

A place for poetry drafts.

3/26

Work on your poetry project.

Next week, we learn more about a famous poet: Emily Dickinson. Online class meetings Monday (optional) or watch the recording that I will post.

3/27

Rest.  No work on Fridays.  Practice life skills :)

Monday Hangouts:

P0: 8:00--8:30

P1: 8:45--9:15

P4: 12:00--12:30

Mr. O will email the link.

3/16

No new news this week.  Waiting to hear what's next now that we are working to limit the spread of COVID19.  

Stay safe.  Learn new hobbies.  Be creative.  Be kind.  Avoid a bunch of boring worksheets or other lessons.  

3/19

Sounds like our studies will resume next week at some point. The District is figuring out how to roll it all out.  Keep an eye on my site. I'll also use email and Remind.

3/9

Classwork:

Finish three rough draft haiku.

Grammar #7.11 (diagrams) (The examples are missing from this upload because I drew them by hand)

Homework:

Finish three rough draft haiku.

Grammar #7.11 (diagrams)

3/10

Classwork:

Grade poetry test.

Grade Grammar #7.11

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Poetry Project Directions

Poetry project advice.

A place for poetry drafts.

Homework:

Work on rough draft poems.

3/11

Classwork:

Time for poetry writing.

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Poetry Project Directions

A place for poetry drafts.

Homework:

Work on Pen Pal letter

3/12

Classwork:

Some conjunction review.

Time for poetry writing.

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Poetry Project Directions

A place for poetry drafts.

Homework:

Work on Pen Pal letter. Due Monday.  

3/13

No school today

3/2

Classwork:

More poetry.  

Sonnet and Ballad.

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Ballad

Homework:

Make sure you are studying for the test Friday

3/3

Classwork:

Poetry example (Ode) and (Conceit)

and other terms.

Begin grammar #7

Homework:

Grammar #7: Do the ODDS number 1 through 30 (so only 15 items)

3/4

Classwork:

Continue Grammar #7

Homework:

Finish Grammar #7

3/5

Classwork:

Open pen pal letters.

Grade Grammar #7

Poetry term review

Homework:

Study for the test.

3/6

Classwork:

Poetry Term Test (plus analyzing poetry).

Homework:

None.  Rest.  

2/24

Classwork:

Mark argument scoring tools.

Finish "found poem."

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Poetry exercise. 

Homework:

Finish found poem if you didn't finish in class.

Two people need to comment in the notes section.

2/25

Classwork:

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Learn about poetry terms and haiku

Homework:

Review notes from today.

Test on poetry terms on March 6th.

2/26

Classwork:

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More about haiku and begin limericks.

Homework:

Review notes, and maybe start writing rough draft limericks.

2/27

Classwork:

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Concrete poetry and more.

Work on limericks.

Homework:

Finish limerick page.

Create a study system for next Friday's test (poetry test on 3/6)

2/28

Classwork:

More poetry.

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Ballad

Ode 

The Sonnet example is in your term packet.

Homework:

None

2/10

Classwork:

--Finish planning page for Lawyer argument.

--Begin new planning page for YOUR argument.  

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Link to Argument unit

Post only VALID articles.

Consider using the library research database.

Homework:

Finish Grammar 6.2

2/11

Classwork:

Plan argument and have two sources

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Link to Argument unit

Post only VALID articles.

Homework:

None or catch up what you didn't finish in class.

2/12

Classwork:

Type argument essay.

Reminder about in-text citations (in parentheses).

Homework:

DO NOT work on the argument essay at home.

2/13

Classwork:

Finish argument essay in class.

DO NOT work on the essay after today's class period.

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Link to Argument unit

If you were absent during the planning process, you'll finish after break.

Homework:

None (unless you have missing assignments in the gradebook)

2/14

Classwork:

Poetry unit begins.

Valentine's Day exercise.

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Poetry exercise. 

Homework:

Show the poem to someone important to you. [Not in the same period]  If that person sends Mr. Oncay an email to talk about the poem (at least 30 words), then you get a bonus.

Interested in writing poetry for a contest?

2/3

Classwork:

Time for argument outlines

Working with quotes

Homework:

Finish whatever you didn't finish in class (but that should have been enough time)

2/4

Classwork:

Grade quotes worksheet.

Approve argument essay outlines.

Homework:

Finish any parts of book review still unfinished except the summary

2/5

Classwork:

Finish book reviews.

Homework:

None

2/6

Classwork:

Grammar 6.2.

Seal letters

Homework:

None

2/7

Classwork:

Gram 6.2

Argument essay work.

Link to the Media Bias Chart

Media sort.

Hand out the argument outline helper.

Homework:

None

1/27

Classwork:

Finish annotating the Supernatural article.

Time to work on theme paragraph.

Homework:

Finish theme paragraph (ORB). Collaborate with your partners.

1/28

Classwork:

Pen pal letters to send.

Format the book review.

ORB links page

Homework:

Study for Friday's vocab quiz

1/29

Classwork:

Work on book reviews.

Homework:

Study for Friday's vocab quiz

1/30

Classwork:

Book review work.  

Then review vocab.

Homework:

Study for Friday's vocab quiz

1/31

Classwork:

Vocab quiz on the superstition

[Open the test in a new tab and then close all other tabs]

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articles. Version ONE

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VERSION TWO (Mr. Oncay will identify if you are a version two person)

Homework:

None

1/20

Classwork:

Holiday

Homework:

1/21

Classwork:

Review Gram #6 (verbs)

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"Woo Luck" article

Make a copy for yourself in your Drive.

Homework:

ORB

1/22

Classwork:

More review of Gram#6

More article annotations.

Homework:

ORB

Finish the Outside Reading Book by tomorrow night.

1/23

Classwork:

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Make a copy of this article to annotate.

Homework:

Finish the ORB book.

ORB notes due tomorrow.

ORB reminder

1/24

Classwork:

ORB notes due.  Discuss with partners and write theme paragraph together.

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 Here's an example.

Grammar 8.2: quotation marks.

Homework:

Rest. Spend time with friends.  Socialize. Get exercise.

1/13

Classwork:

Finish Outsiders essay.

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Start pen pal letter.

Homework:

Bring a stamped envelope to class.

ORB

1/14

Classwork:

Continue pen pal letter.   Finish by Thursday.

Grammar #6

Homework:

ORB

1/15

Classwork:

Grammar #6

CSM

Homework:

Finish Grammar #6

Bring back Outsiders books

1/16

Classwork:

[bring back Outsiders books]

Grade Grammar #6

CSM

Homework:

ORB

Finish friendly letter

1/17

Classwork:

Put letters into envelopes.

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"Woo Luck" article

Make a copy for yourself in your Drive.

Handout argument back cover.

Homework:

ORB

1/6

Classwork:

Review Bergeron paragraph.

Make mechanical corrections.

Homework:

ORB

Fix essay problems?

1/7

Classwork:

Proofreading page.

More theme writing: The Outsiders

Homework:

Finish the proofreading page.

1/8

Classwork:

Grade the proofreading page.

More theme writing.

Theme tracking page.

Outsiders essay assignment.

Homework:

ORB and study for the test

1/9

Classwork:

More theme writing. Finish it.

Review for Outsiders test

Homework:

Study for the test

1/10

Classwork:

Outsiders lit term test.

Homework:

None (or ORB)

Finish ORB book by 1/24

12/16

Classwork:

Ch. 8, 9

Homework:

Finish Ch. 9 and the AR.

Figure out how to study for the vocab quiz.  Here is an image of all the words.

12/17

Classwork:

Ch. 10, 11

Homework:

Finish Ch. 10  AR

12/18

Classwork:

Ch. 11, 12

Homework:

Finish 12 AR

ORB and/or study for Friday's test.

12/19

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 12.

ORB #2 due. Talk with partner about theme.

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Ms. Niksch has a good Prezi about how to write a theme statement.

Link to ORB page

Homework:

study for Friday's test.

Here is an image of all the words.

12/20

Classwork:

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Vocabulary Test on all Outsiders vocab words.

You'll need a secret word.

Homework:

Rest and family time.

12/9

Classwork:

Chapter 6

Homework:

ORB, and/or study for Wednesday's test.

12/10

Classwork:

More test review.

Continue Ch. 6

Homework:

Study for the test.

12/11

Classwork:

Grammar #4/#5 test (prepositions, adverbs, adjectives).

Homework:

Finish Ch. 6 and the active reading sheet.

12/12

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 6. Start Ch. 7

Homework:

Finish Ch. 7 active reading sheet.

12/13

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 7. Begin Ch. 8

Homework:

ORB or none

12/2

Classwork:

Finish Ch. 3

Catch up on paperwork.

Dice game

Homework:

ORB

(and make sure that Ch. 2 and Ch. 3 active readers are done).

12/3

Classwork:

Review some prepositions, adverbs, and adjectives.  

Read half of Ch. 4.

Homework:

Finish Ch. 4 active reading sheet.

12/4

Classwork:

Grade Ch2, 3, 4.

Test announcement: 12/13: Gram unit #4 and #5

Catch up on paperwork (handouts).

Begin Ch. 5.

Homework:

ORB

12/5

Classwork:

Continue Ch. 5

Homework:

ORB

12/6

Classwork:

Finish Ch. 5 and Begin Ch. 6.

Homework:

ORB

11/18

Classwork:

Grammar #5

Finish the ODD items in Grammar #5 (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab) 

Intro to S.E. Hinton

Homework:

Make sure you have finished your ORB notes for the first THIRD of the book.  Make sure you have a printout tomorrow if you did them online.  YOU MUST HAVE THEM IN PRINT so the teacher has something to sign.

11/19

Classwork:

Check ORB notes (sign them)

Hand out "The Outsiders."

Hand out the Ch1 active reading sheet.  Begin reading Chapter 1

Homework:

Finish the EVEN numbers of Grammar #5

11/20

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #5.

Continue "The Outsiders"

Homework:

Finish the Ch1 active reading sheet.

11/21

Classwork:

If you missed the "A&P" and "Everything Stuck" test, here is the link to make it up.  You'll need the secret word from the guest teacher.

Grade the Ch1 Active reading sheet.  

Handout Ch2 and Ch3 Active reading sheet.  Read Ch. 2

Homework:

ORB

11/22

Classwork:

Continue "The Outsiders" and the active reading sheets.

Homework:

ORB

11/11

No school

11/12

Classwork:

Grade the "Stuck" active reader.

Test each other on the vocab.  

Quiz on Vocab #4 tomorrow.

 

Test on "A&P" and "Stuck..." on Friday.

Homework:

Study the vocab

11/13

Classwork:

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Vocab quiz #4

[wait for the secret word]

You can spend the rest of the period reading your ORB book or doing homework from another class.  

Homework:

ORB

11/14

Classwork:

Review prepositions online. These were not created by Mr. Oncay...(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab) Practice 1, Practice 2, Practice 3

Use this link to connect to noredink.com.  See if you can follow directions to reach the last practice exercise.  If you are logged in to that site, you can just go here.

Review together for tomorrow's test.

Homework:

Review for tomorrow's test.  

ORB deadline extended to next week.

11/15

Classwork:

"Everything Stuck..." and "A&P" test (There's a writing portion too).  

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Here is the link to the test.  The guest teacher will know the secret word.

Homework:

None.  Get some rest, family time, and friend time.

11/4

Classwork:

Teach new vocabulary. Take notes.

Finish Grammar worksheet #4

Homework:

Vocab sentences ONLINE for Mr. Oncay to read. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab)  Use this link.

Due Wednesday. Should take no more than 30 minutes total.

11/5

Classwork:

Grade Grammar worksheet #4

Handout "A&P" active reader. Read the story together. Work on the notes.

Homework:

Vocab sentences ONLINE for Mr. Oncay to read. Due Wednesday

11/6

Classwork:

Sentence Challenge.

Continue the active reading sheet for A&P.  Be close to finished.  

Homework:

ORB

11/7

Classwork:

Finish the active reading sheet in the first fifteen minutes.

 

Movie break time.

Homework:

ORB

11/8

Classwork:

Grade the active reading sheet.  

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Vocab review.

High scores:

Casey F., 18

Shawn T., 18

Anne Xu, 19

Justin N, 20

Angela P., 21

Ayan C, 22

Grace Y, 25

Test next week on "Everything Stuck" and "A&P"

Homework:

None or ORB

10/28

Classwork:

ORB book check. How to take ORB notes.

Grade part of the literature test.

Participation scores.

Board word for grammar.

(Putting off the movie project to next week)

Homework:

ORB.  Read your book to read the first deadline. (First third of the book by 11/8).

10/29

Classwork:

Review of lit analysis writing.

Maybe time to improve your Bergeron paragraph.

Dice game

Homework:

ORB

10/30

Classwork:

Introduce "A&P"

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Introduce Grammar #4

Homework:

ORB and ORB notes

10/31

Classwork:

Writing folders work.

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narrative essays online.

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Grammar #4

Homework:

ORB and ORB notes

11/1

No school.  Teacher learning day.

10/21

Classwork:

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Grammar review "fake" test.

Study group to prepare for the test on Wednesday or Thursday.

Homework:

Have you tracked down your ORB book? Study for the grammar test.

10/22

Periods 0, 2, 4, 6

Classwork:

You already worked to create a paragraph about "Harrison Bergeron" with a partner (use that as a reference). (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

  Now write about theme.  

You should finish this by the end of the period Thursday.

Homework:

Study for the grammar test. DO NOT WORK ON YOUR BERGERON PARAGRAPH AT HOME.

10/23

Periods 0, 1, 3, 5

Classwork:

Grammar test for period 0 and 1. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). Here is the link. 

You already worked to create a paragraph about "Harrison Bergeron" with a partner (use that as a reference). (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

  Now write about theme.  

You should finish this by the end of the period Friday.

Homework:

Have you tracked down your ORB book?   DO NOT WORK ON YOUR BERGERON PARAGRAPH AT HOME.

10/24

Periods 0, 2, 4, 6

Classwork:

Grammar test for period 4. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Here is the link. 

Then, FINISH your Bergeron theme paragraph. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). Link to paragraphs.

Homework:

Have you tracked down your ORB book?

10/25

Periods 0, 1, 3, 5

Classwork:

FINISH your Bergeron theme paragraph. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). Link to paragraphs.

Homework:

Have you tracked down your ORB book?  

10/14

No school today

10/15

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #3.

Dystopian introduction.

Begin ORB. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). Description online here.  

Homework:

Connect with your ORB partners and start looking for a book that you'll all agree upon.

10/16

Classwork:

Begin new story: "Everything Stuck To Him" plus a new active reading sheet.

Homework:

ORB (try to find the book.  Need it in class by 10/28). Fill in information online if you haven't already. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). Description online here.  

Look for Mr. Oncay's approval online BEFORE you track down the book.

10/17

Classwork:

Continue "Stuck" and finish the active reading sheet.

Review for the vocab quiz.

Homework:

Study for vocab quiz (#3)

10/18

Classwork:

Vocab quiz #3. Link to quiz

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

You'll have to wait for the secret word.

Review Grammar lessons #1 through #3.  (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Test Wednesday.

Homework:

None.

10/7

Classwork:

Vocab list #3

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Homework:

Write sentences for the following words: #3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20

Write five context-clue vocab sentences tonight. (Ten due by Wednesday)  Don't forget the format.

10/8

Classwork:

How to write a literary analysis paragraph. Link if needed.

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

How to integrate quotes.

Homework:

Write the other five vocab sentences.

10/9

Mr. Oncay's birthday

Classwork:

Grade Vocab Sentences.

Finish lit. analysis paragraph.

Homework:

None, unless your paragraph is not complete.

10/10

Classwork:

Diagram Worksheet #2

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Play the Vocabulary #3 review games.  Email Mr. Oncay if you want to win a concentration prize.

Homework:

Finish Diagram #2

10/11

Classwork:

Begin Grammar #3: Pronouns.

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Homework:

None

Concentration #3 leaders:

Maggie L: 17

Payton L: 17

Naomi T: 17

Shawn T: 18

Cevin S: 19

Rohan P: 19

9/30

Classwork:

Review lit terms.

Print essays.

Homework:

Study for Friday's literary term test.

Finish and print your essay if you didn't print it in class.

10/1

Classwork:

Grammar review

First diagram lesson.

Homework:

Finish Diagram #1

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Here's a diagram resource

10/2

Classwork:

Grade Diagram #1

Story pass (review compound structures).

Homework:

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Try this compound structure practice (online).

10/3

Classwork:

Review the Bergeron theme statements.

Review for the literary term test tomorrow.  

Homework:

Study for the test.

If you didn't do the homework last night: (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). Try this compound structure practice (online).

10/4

Classwork:

Literary Term Test.

Continue grammar #3 if time.

Homework:

None.  Rest.  Make friends. Read. Play outside.  Watch movies. Do chores.

Unless you have some work to make up.  Check Synergy.

9/23

Classwork:

Play a vocab activity game for review. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). . Link to game 

Don't email a screenshot unless your score is 30 or lower.

Continue "Bergeron."

Homework:

Review for the vocabulary quiz on Wednesday.  

Top Concentration scores so far:

Natalie Y: 19

Annabel L: 19

Angie B: 20

Naomi T: 20

Justin N: 20

Kiera N: 21

Tanvi B-B: 21

9/24

Classwork:

Finish "Bergeron" in class and grade it.  

Meet with your writing coach (one of them). Sit next to him/her. Coach1 must make comments on your essay.  Don't "resolve" them. Links page. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Homework:

Review for the vocabulary quiz on Wednesday.  

9/25

Classwork:

Vocabulary Quiz #2

(Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Here is the online link.

Secret word provided in class.

Homework:

Review any notes from Mr. Oncay on your essays. 15 minutes. Mark your checklist with ratings (1---10) for each line. (Sorry... Some won't have extra comments until tomorrow)

9/26

Classwork:

Work on essay revisions.

Meet with your other writing coach. Review your checklist. Coach2 must make comments on your essay.  Don't "resolve" them. Links page. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Homework:

Finish essay revisions.  No more changes after 9pm.

9/27

Classwork:

Sit in groups (rotate desks).  Try to develop theme statements for "Harrison Bergeron."  

Lesson about writing theme statements. 

One person in each group post the theme idea online here.

Homework:

None

9/16

Classwork:

Grade vocab sentences.

Time for working on essays online. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab). .

Homework:

15 minutes invested into the essay. Try to finish the whole rough draft by Wednesday.

9/17

Classwork:

Work on the narrative essay drafts online. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).

Homework:

Finish the narrative essay draft.  

9/18

Classwork:

Check draft completion.

Begin "Harrison Bergeron"

Handout active reading sheet.

Homework:

Finish grammar #2. (The even numbers you do by yourself, no help).

9/19

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #2.  Report scores.

Continue "Harrison Bergeron":

Homework:

Review Vocab list #2.  Quiz on 9/25

9/20

Classwork:

No school for students today.

Homework:

None

9/9

Classwork:

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

Begin Vocabulary list #2

Time in class for drafting online. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab)  Fix your headers/fonts. Use your outline to guide you and the checklist.

Literary term test postponed another week.

Homework:

Work on sentences #2. Due Wednesday.

Write sentences for

#1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19

Follow the format!

9/10

Classwork:

Begin reading "The Apprentice"

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

--Handout: "The Apprentice" Active Reading sheet.

Time in class for drafting.  Use your outline to guide you and the checklist.

Homework:

Work on sentences #2. Due Wednesday.

Write sentences for

#1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19

9/11

Classwork:

Sentence Challenge:

Submit sentences.

Continue reading "The Apprentice"

Homework:

Spend 15 minutes on your essay draft online. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab) 

9/12

Classwork:

Finish the "Apprentice Active reading sheet" if you haven't finished already.  Grade it and submit a score.

Time in class for drafting online. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab).  Sign up for writing conferences.

Homework:

Drafting: Up through 250words by tomorrow.

The whole rough draft due by Wednesday 9/18 (so finished the night of 9/17). Should be about 600 words when finished.

9/13

Classwork:

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

Begin Grammar #2

More writing conferences and ask one of your student coaches to read your essay so far and offer advice.

Homework:

None.  Rest! Have fun!

Holiday

9/3

Classwork:

Talk about leave...

Grade crossword.

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

Try some typing.

Return sentences.

Fire drill practice.

Continue literary term lessons. Test on 9/13

Homework:

Solve your "grading pen" issues if you haven't already.  

9/4

Classwork:

Anything for Mr. O--His leave starts after today.

Handout early diagnostic letter.

--Handout: Personal Narrative Back Cover Page

Homework:

RETURN THE DIAGNOSTIC LETTER SIGNED.

Work on Narrative outline for fifteen minutes. Here's a template if you want it.  You can use this template or write on binder paper.

9/5

Classwork:

--Grade crossword

--Review vocab.

--Time for working on Narrative outlines.

--Sign up for a writing conference with the guest teacher to get approval for your topic.

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

Create your doc online. Post topics online so Mr. Oncay can comment. 

Homework:

RETURN THE DIAGNOSTIC LETTER SIGNED.

Study for the vocab quiz.

9/6

Classwork:

Vocabulary quiz #1

Finish your essay outline.  If you have approval, you can start drafting online. (Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab)

Homework:

Have fun, be social, be kind, be brave, be honest.

8/26

Classwork:

Follow the vocabulary sentence format for vocab list #1.

Begin reading "The Lie" and doing the active reading sheet.

Review literary terms (test 9/6)

Homework:

Work on your TEN vocabulary sentences.  Pick any ten of the twenty sentences on the list.  Usually, you should pick the ten most difficult words for you.

8/27

Classwork:

Finish "The Lie" active reading sheet. Test on literary terms 9/6.

Finish sentences.

Homework:

Work on your TEN vocabulary sentences if you didn't finish in class.  

8/28

Classwork:

Sentences should be done.  Hold onto them until tomorrow.

Begin Grammar #1 (finding subjects and kinds of sentences).

Homework:

Finish grammar #1 if you didn't finish in class.

Mr. Oncay is back tomorrow.

8/29

Classwork:

Collect sentences: sentence challenge.

Grade grammar #1.

Grade active reading sheet.

Homework:

Finish crossword.

8/30

Classwork:

Review vocab. "Around the world."

Review literary terms---test next Friday.

Homework:

None.  Have fun.  Be creative.  Down time.  Family time.  Exercise.  New skills (especially life skills like chores).  

8/19

Classwork:

--Covering books today

--Handout: Correction symbols.

--Handout: Proofreading worksheet #1

--The card deck challenge

Homework:

--Finish Proofreading Worksheet #1.

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

8/20

Classwork:

--Grade Proofreading Worksheet #1

--Handout Proofreading #1.1

--Check book covers

Homework:

Finish Proofreading #1.1

8/21

Classwork:

--Do Grammar diagnostic assessment (online)

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

You'll need a password.

Homework:

Think about Narrative essay topic. What is your proudest moment?

8/22

Classwork:

--Grade proofreading 1.1

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

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

--Read sample narrative.

--Check about class materials. Finish checking supplies.

Homework:

None.  Think about your proudest moment.

8/23

Classwork:

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

Try some typing.

--Handout: Personal Narrative Back Cover Page

--Handout: Personal Narrative Outline Help.

--Time for working on Narrative outlines.

--Get approval (writing conference).

Make a seating chart.

Homework:

None.

Cntrl+Click>Open in new tab

Have you seen my pencil grip post?

For fun.

8/12

Teachers back to Miller 

This page will grow into a big calendar over the course of the year.

8/13

8/14

8/15

Classwork:

--Intro to Mr. Oncay

--Greensheet

--Website tour

--First Day assignments (handout) and about materials

--House Competition

--Music question

--Practice fire drill

Homework:

--Email Mr. Oncay>Follow directions.

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

--Sign up for Remind

--Bring a brown paper shopping bag by Monday.

8/16

Classwork:

--Who sent the email?

--Yellow slides for RRC

--Creating writing folders

--Pick a supervisor

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)