Daily Lessons and Homework  

Mr. Oncay's Language Arts

                        

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5/27

Holiday

5/28

Classwork:

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Finish the "make your own" vocab quiz. 

Homework:

Print the quiz at home.

5/29

Classwork:

Take your own vocab quiz.

Maybe story time.

Homework:

None or study

5/30

Classwork:

Study for quiz tomorrow.

Have you looked up some classic quizzes online?

Maybe story time.

Homework:

None or study

5/31

Classwork:

Call of the Wild quiz (related to the kinds of notes that we took).

Quiz link  

Homework:

None

link

5/20

Classwork:

Finish Ch. 4 in class (including notes).

Homework:

Finish notes at home if you didn't finish in class.

5/21

Classwork:

"Make your own literature test" cancelled. Regular quiz on the book next week, 5/31.

Ch. 5 plus notes.

Homework:

Finish Ch. 5 plus notes

5/22

Classwork:

Ch. 6 plus notes.

Homework:

Finish Ch. 6 plus notes

5/23

Classwork:

Ch. 7 plus notes.

Homework:

Finish Ch. 7 plus notes.

If you're late on any chapter, you can turn them in late for reduced points.

5/24

Classwork:

Record chapter notes scores 4 to 7.

Time to make "your own vocab quiz."

Homework:

See you Tuesday.  Make your own Vocab quiz Due Wednesday (printed out... You'll "take" it that day.

5/13

Classwork:

Attempt to print essays (due to printer problems last week).

Continue Grammar 7.4.

Homework:

None unless you haven't finished Grammar 7.4.

5/14

Classwork:

Check Gram 7.4.

Begin Call of the Wild.

Make your own literature notes.

LINK TO DIRECTIONS

Work on Ch. 1.

At least 4 Vocab notes, 2 Lit term notes, and one summary note every four pages. Follow the format!

Homework:

Read half of Ch. 1

5/15

Classwork:

Continue CALL.  TBA

LINK TO DIRECTIONS

Link to Call Docs page

Homework:

Finish Ch. 1 notes.  Read half of Ch. 2

5/16

Classwork:

Check Ch. 1 notes.

Read last half of Ch. 2

Homework:

Finish Ch.2 notes and print (if needed).

Read half of Ch. 3

Here's that video of a dog in snow.

5/17

Classwork:

Finish Ch. 3 + notes.

Time to set up test documents.

Homework:

None, unless you need to catch up.

5/6

Classwork:

Writing day. Make more progress on the research paper.

Finish the body and the intro and the conclusion by the end of the period tomorrow.

Homework:

Essay work?

5/7

Classwork:

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research links. 

Finish the essay text body by the end of the period.

We will work on charts/graphs and the Works Cited afterward.

Homework:

Read and comment on the paper that you are coaching.  Insert at least six comments.

5/8

Classwork:

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research links. 

Work on charts/graphs and the Works cited.  

Homework:

Final essay due by Friday, end of the period.

5/9

Classwork:

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research links. 

Revise and finalize.

Introduce grammar #9.

Homework:

Final essay due by Friday, end of the period.

5/10

Classwork:

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research links. 

Final essay due by today, end of the period.

Continue Grammar #9 if you finish early.

Homework:

None.

4/29

Classwork:

Work on your research paper.

Homework:

Make sure that you have finished up through 400 words (or more).

4/30

Classwork:

Work with two other people.

Create a Google doc. Make a NINE question quiz based upon this page.  cntl+click to open in new tab

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Directions for this assignment here.

If you finish in class, work on your research paper.

Homework:

Finish the Jack London quiz if you didn't finish already.

5/1

Classwork:

CAASPP testing

Homework:

Up to you.  Maybe some time toward the research paper? Rough draft due 5/7

5/2

Classwork:

CAASPP testing

Homework:

Up to you.  Maybe some time toward the research paper? Rough draft due 5/7

5/3

Classwork:

CAASPP testing

Homework:

Up to you.  Maybe some time toward the research paper? Rough draft due 5/7

4/22

Classwork:

Look at a sample research paper.

Grammar #8

Homework:

Finish all note cards by Wednesday. (at least 30).

NOTE CARDS are not SOURCE CARDS.

4/23

Classwork:

Look at another sample research paper.

Time for cards.

More Grammar #8. Grade it by the end of the period.

Homework:

Finish all note cards by THURSDAY. (at least 30).

The cards get a BIG grade if they are complete and done correctly.

4/24

Classwork:

Grade short grammar quiz.

Time for cards.

DO NOT begin the introduction.

Begin writing research body paragraph #1?

Homework:

Finish all note cards by THURSDAY. (at least 30).

The cards get a BIG grade if they are complete and done correctly.

4/25

Classwork:

Organize cards.

Check cards.

Return to the research links. Update the coach.  Begin writing.  

You'll be writing the body paragraphs of the essay before the introduction.

Homework:

Review citation rules.  Write up through at least 100 words.  

4/26

Classwork:

More writing and writing conferences.  Hopefully done with at least 200 words by the end of the period. (you get a grade for this deadline)

Homework:

None (or catch up).

4/8

Classwork:

Grade poetry test.

More research paper meetings.

Homework:

Six source cards by tomorrow.

4/9

Classwork:

Start taking note cards.

Grammar 7.3 handout.

Homework:

Grammar TBA

4/10

Classwork:

Grammar Fishing.

More time for note cards. 20 cards by Friday.

If you take note cards from any source, you can not take fewer than four note cards from that source, or the source is not valid.

Homework:

Grammar TBA

4/11

Classwork:

Grade Grammar 7.3

Time for note cards.

Homework:

Work on note cards.  Have 10 NOTE cards finish by tomorrow.

4/12

Classwork:

Short conjunction and sentence style quiz.

Time for checking cards.

Homework:

Joy, life skills, play outside, talk to your family, make a new friend, do chores, be social in real life, be brave, and be kind.

4/1

Classwork:

Finish Dickinson poetry study.

Read your pen pal letter.  Collect cultural info.

Introduce Research Paper project.

Handout proposal form.  

Explain research cards.

Homework:

Finish the FRONT side of the research proposal form.

4/2

Mr. O at a training.

Classwork:

Homework survey from a committee (in class).

Write your pen pal letter.

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Link to the friendly letter names and info. NEW REQUIREMENTS listed.

If you have time, study for the Dickinson test.

Homework:

Study for the test.

If you didn't finish in class:  Finish your pen pal letter.

Do NOT seal it.

Address the envelope and stamp it.  Bring it tomorrow.

4/3

Classwork:

Submit pen pal letter.

Dickinson poetry test

Pass back projects. Who will leave it for the walls?

Homework:

Finish research proposal.

Fill in research topics and coaches. 

Time for research.

4/4

Classwork:

Organize letters.

Log essays into writing folders.

Finish at least two source cards.  Follow the format directions!

Some online sources for making source cards:

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Homework:

Finish at least one more source card.  Three due by tomorrow.

4/5

Classwork:

Check cards.

More time for research cards.

Have three source cards by the end of the period.

Homework:

If you are behind, work on cards.

3/18

Learning Day

3/19

Classwork:

Grade grammar test.

Time for poetry project.

Homework:

If you need any printouts or artwork or craft items for your poetry project, bring them tomorrow.

3/20

Classwork:

Work on your poetry project.

Don't forget all the directions.

Homework:

same as yesterday.

Reminder:

Poetry contest link.  Special assignment.

3/21

Classwork:

Poetry project due by the end of the period.

Homework:

None. Some kids took the projects home.

3/22

Classwork:

PIctures of the other school.

Poetry project gallery.

Homework:

Dickinson test postponed to 4/3.

Have fun in Yosemite.

3/11

Classwork:

Time for poetry.

Introduce the Dickinson unit.

Homework:

Work on rough draft poetry. Due Friday.  

Review grammar.

3/12

Classwork:

Poetry contest link.  Special assignment.

Talk about consonance.

Review for grammar test.

More poetry.

Homework:

Review grammar.

3/13

Classwork:

Grammar test (Unit #6 and #7)

Homework:

Work on poetry drafts.

3/14

Classwork:

Continue Dickinson packet.

Homework:

Rough drafts of poetry due by tomorrow.

3/15

Classwork:

Continue Dickinson packet.

Rough drafts of poetry due.

Homework:

None.

3/4

Classwork:

More poetry notes.

Homework:

Study for the term test

3/5

Classwork:

More poetry practice

Homework:

Study for tomorrow's test

Check out this link for an essay or poem contest.  250 words or shorter.  Easy!

3/6

Classwork:

Poetry term test

Homework:

None

3/7

Classwork:

Grammar Fishing

Poetry project directions

Homework:

Try the "conjunctions and tense" assignment on http://noredink.com

3/8

Classwork:

Grade poetry test.

Write poetry.

Homework:

None or review for Wednesday's grammar test (Unit #6 and #7)

2/25

Classwork:

Begin poetry terms.

Haiku and Limerick.

Handout Grammar 7.2

Homework:

Grammar 7.2 ODDS ONLY.

2/26

Classwork:

(No Mr. O today).

Write a limerick.

Work on Grammar 7.2 EVENS.

Possibly write drafts of haikus.

Homework:

Finish Grammar 7.2.

2/27

Classwork:

Grade Grammar 7.2

Continue poetry terms.  TEST next Wednesday. 3/6

Homework:

Study terms

2/28

Classwork:

Continue terms.

Introduce poetry project. Finish limericks.

Play "grammar fishing"

 

Homework:

Finish three rough haiku.

3/1

Classwork:

Share/check haiku

Continue poetry project.

Discuss limericks.

Continue poetry terms.

Homework:

Study terms.

2/11

Classwork:

Essay contests if interested:

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Log book reviews into writing folders.

Type the second body paragraph of the argument essay. Arg essay links. 

Homework:

--Finish the second body paragraph of the argument essay.

2/12

Classwork:

Writing day.  Work on the argument essay.

Homework:

Maybe finish the argument essay?

Study for the vocab quiz.

2/13

Classwork:

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Vocab quiz link (secret word)

Homework:

Finish and print argument essays by Thursday night.  Should have coaching comments in the document.

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Look at conclusion problems.

2/14

Classwork:

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Poetry exercise. 

Don't work on the "online" found poem part tonight.  We will do it tomorrow.

Homework:

Show the poem to someone important to you.  If that person sends Mr. Oncay an email to talk about the poem (at least 30 words), then you get a bonus.

Print argument essay if you haven't already.

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Arg essay links. 

2/15

Classwork:

Grade argument essays.

 

Finish "Found" poem online.

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Poetry exercise. 

Essay contests if interested:

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Homework:

Rest, exercise, make friends, try new skills, build confidence, be silly, be organized, watch television (not Youtube), read books, help your parent with chores, see the sunrise and sunset.

2/4

Classwork:

Handout argument unit.

Ask about library cards.

Look at introductions. 

Links to argument essays here.

This link also leads you to the files for "student tips."  

Homework:

Finish writing plan for "lawyers" argument. Including the three (or more) quotes.

2/5

Classwork:

Essay contest (if interested)

Initial writing plans.

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Some time for quizlets. 

Begin Grammar #7

Homework:

Write your introduction

Links to argument essays here.

This link also leads you to the files for "student tips."  

Post tip for introductions?

2/6

Classwork:

Look at body paragraphs.

Continue Grammar #7

Homework:

Finish the first body paragraph of the lawyer argument.

Post tip for body paragraphs?

Video: Example of what happens when one company buys up all the news.  The irony of this video is amazing.  

2/7

Classwork:

Check essay progress.  Time to work with coaches and work on essays.

Post tips so far?

Homework:

Finish Grammar #7

Don't forget to finish your quizlet by Monday

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vocab unit for these articles.

2/8

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #7

Homework:

None

1/28

Classwork:

Mr. O out sick.

Argument writers need a partnership. That person marks a rubric for your essay.

Begin Grammar #6

Homework:

None

1/29

Classwork:

Mr. O out sick.

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Try the following quizzes:

Link 1

Link 2

Finish Grammar #6.2

Do a quotations worksheet.

Read and annotate "Lawyers Woo Luck Too"

Homework:

None

1/30

Classwork:

Mr. O out sick.

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Try the following quizzes:

Link 1

Link 2

Finish Grammar #6.2

Do a quotations worksheet.

Read and annotate "Lawyers Woo Luck Too"

Homework:

None

1/31

Classwork:

Per: 0, 3

Grade the quotations worksheet.

Grade Gram 6.2

Discuss "Woo Luck" annotations.

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Start vocab unit for these articles. (Mr. O will unlock it soon, but you can peek now)

Per: 1:

Grade the quotations worksheet.

Discuss "Woo Luck" annotations.

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Start vocab unit for these articles.

Homework:

None.

2/1

Classwork:

Per 0, 3:

Seal envelopes.

Read "Supernatural" article and annotate.

Continue vocab exercise from yesterday.

Per 1:

Seal envelopes.

Grade Gram 6.2

Read "Supernatural" article and annotate..

Continue vocab exercise from yesterday.

Homework:

None, but make sure that your LIBRARY card is active and working.

1/21

Classwork:

Holiday

Homework:

1/22

Classwork:

(period 0, 2, 4, 6)

Review Outsiders essay.

Review handout.

Organize book review file.

Finalize two article link posts.

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Homework:

Finish Outsiders essay rewrite by Thursday.  

1/23

Classwork:

(period 0, 1, 3, 5)

Review Outsiders essay.

Review handout.

Finalize two article link posts.

Fill out argument outline. Review rubric.

Homework:

Finish Outsiders essay rewrite?

1/24

Classwork:

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Finalize argument topics and links.

Finish Outsiders rewrite

Homework:

Finish Outsiders essay rewrite.  

Be prepared to write tomorrow.

1/25

Classwork:

Write Argument pre-assessment

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Homework:

None

1/14

Classwork:

Continue Grammar #6 practice.

Time to finish partner ORB "theme paragraph."

Start thinking about a debatable topic that you want to argue.

Homework:

Finish Grammar #6

1/15

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #6.

Finish and print theme paragraph.

Set up your book review file.

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Orb links page

Start typing questions and the opinion section.  DO NOT write the summary yet. 

Homework:

Write a reply to your pen pal letter. Bring it tomorrow in a stamped envelope.  Don't seal the envelope.

1/16

Classwork:

Finish up pen pal letters.

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 most government sites are the best.

How to find valid sources  Read this. 

Homework:

Finish most parts of the book review file. (But NOT the summary)

1/17

Classwork:

(complete the book review IN CLASS).

Homework:

Drop in the pdf of your book review.

Work on finding valid articles (at least two). No more than 15 minutes!  If you don't post articles tonight, it's o.k.  You can post tomorrow.

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1/18

Classwork:

Post links to articles and prepare and decide your topic.

CSM #4

Homework:

None.  Exercise, visit with friends and family, watch a movie, read, do the dishes after dinner, send a letter to a friend (snail mail), etc.

1/7

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 11/12.

Prepare for Outsiders writing.  

Homework:

ORB due Thurs.

1/8

Classwork:

Outsiders writing about theme during class.

Homework:

ORB due Thurs.

1/9

Classwork:

Discuss/work on theme paragraph with ORB partners.

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Orb links page

Pen pal letters.

Homework:

ORB due tomorrow (finish reading the book and the third set of notes).

1/10

Classwork:

Time for writing the theme paragraph with a partner. Submit with partners tomorrow.

Homework:

One partner has to print the theme paragraph to submit tomorrow.

1/11

Classwork:

Grammar #6.

(We will work on book reviews next week).

Homework:

None

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Friendly letter names

12/17

Classwork:

Read Ch. 8

Homework:

Finish Ch. 8

12/18

Classwork:

Read Ch. 9

Homework:

Finish Ch. 9

12/19

Classwork:

Read Ch. 10

Homework:

Finish Ch. 10

12/20

Classwork:

Try to finish ch. 11/12

Homework:

Finish Ch. 11/12

12/21

Classwork:

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Quiz link

Homework:

None.

12/10

Classwork:

Read Ch. 3

Grade Grammar test

Homework:

Finish Ch. 3

12/11

Classwork:

Begin Ch. 4

Homework:

Finish Ch. 4

12/12

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 4

Begin Ch. 5

Homework:

Finish Ch. 5

12/13

Classwork:

Time to talk to a partner about studying vocab and theme in The Outsiders.

Begin Ch. 6

Homework:

Finish Ch. 6

12/14

Classwork:

Begin Ch. 7

Homework:

ORB

12/3

Classwork:

Grade Gram 5.

Review diagramming.

Begin Outsiders Ch. 1

Homework:

Finish Ch. 1 - active reading sheet (AR)

12/4

Classwork:

Grade Ch. 1 AR

Begin Ch. 2

Homework:

P0 - Finish Ch. 2 AR

P1 - Finish up to pg. 31 AR

P3 - Finish up to pg. 31 AR

12/5

Classwork:

Finish Ch. 2

Fake test. (to study)

Homework:

ORB or study.

12/6

Classwork:

Finish Ch. 2?

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Review for Grammar test.

Homework:

Study for the grammar test or ORB

12/7

Classwork:

Grammar test on Unit #4 and Unit #5 (preps, adv, adj)

Ch. 3

Homework:

ORB or none

11/25

Classwork:

Receive Bergon paragraph.

Grade part of literature test.

Begin grammar #5

Homework:

ORB (ORB check #2 on Thursday)

11/27

Classwork:

New seats.

Grammar #5 continued.

Homework:

Grammar #5 odds

11/28

Classwork:

Grammar #5 continued.

About S.E. Hinton

Homework:

ORB (ORB check #2 on Thursday)

11/29

Classwork:

Discuss ORB and track a theme.

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Orb links page

Example of a partner theme document for your book review. 

Begin The Outsiders?

Homework:

Finish Grammar #5

11/30

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #5

Continue The Outsiders.

Homework:

ORB

11/12

Holiday

11/13

Classwork:

Finish grading the "A&P" AR.

Review "Everything Stuck"

Work on Grammar #4.

Homework:

Finish "Stuck" active reading sheet.

DO NOT work on Grammar #4 at home.

11/14

Classwork:

Grade the "Stuck" handout.

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Collaborate on a vocab study page?

Work on Grammar #4

Homework:

Finish Grammar #4.  Careful with the diagrams!

11/15

Classwork:

Review for the test.

Grade Grammar #4

Handout Grammar #5

Homework:

Study for the test.

11/16

Classwork:

"Stuck" and "A&P" test.

(Literary techniques, comprehension, and vocab).

Plus a writing topic.

Homework:

None or ORB.  Have a good break.

11/5

Classwork:

Read from "A&P."

Discussion about societal norms, male/female perspectives, and other groupings.

Homework:

Read through line 154 and fill out the active reading sheet through that line.

11/6

Classwork:

Grade part of Grammar test.

Continue "A&P"

Work on the active reading sheet.

Homework:

ORB, First third of the book (and rough notes) due Thursday.

Five comprehension questions with answers and five vocabulary words.

11/7

Classwork:

Finish and grade the active reading sheet.

Begin Grammar #4

Homework:

ORB.  First check-in, due tomorrow.

11/8

Classwork:

Grade "A&P" AR.

ORB check #1.

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ORB links

Continue Grammar #4.

Homework:

Finish Grammar #4 odd numbers (only).

Bring the Green IBD book tomorrow.

11/9

Classwork:

Read "Everything Stuck." (Green IBD book).

Work on the active reading sheet.

Work on Grammar #4 even numbers.

Homework:

ORB

10/29

Classwork:

Review a little (grammar 1-3)

Time for Bergeron paragraph.

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Links page for Bergeron paragraphs. 

Homework:

ORB

And review for Friday's test.

10/30

Classwork:

Finish Bergeron paragraph.

Homework:

ORB. And ORB notes.

10/31

Classwork:

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Links page for Bergeron paragraphs. 

Homework:

None.  Have Halloween fun.

11/1

Classwork:

Grammar review.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow's test.

Gram 1: sentence parts

Gram 2: nouns

Gram 3: pronouns

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Review game.

11/2

Classwork:

Test: Grammar units 1 through 3

Homework:

ORB and ORB notes

First ORB check on 11/8

10/22

Classwork:

Begin Grammar #3

Homework:

Grammar items: All the odd numbers.

10/23

Classwork:

Check ORB books.

Mini spelling bee

Work on Bergeron paragraph

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Type it with a partner.

Homework:

Finish Grammar #3

10/24

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #3.

Try to finish Bergeron Paragraph.

Homework:

ORB (outside reading book)

10/25

Classwork:

Write the "Bergeron" individual paragraph. Impress Mr. Oncay.

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Links page for Bergeron paragraphs. 

Homework:

ORB

10/26

Classwork:

Pronoun practice.

Write the "Bergeron" individual paragraph. Impress Mr. Oncay.

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Links page for Bergeron paragraphs. 

Homework:

ORB

10/15

Non-school day

10/16

Classwork:

Grade part of lit test.

Introduce ORB

Finish friendly letter.

Homework:

Finish friendly letter.

Maybe pick a book for ORB?

10/17

Classwork:

Begin "how to write a literary analysis paragraph"

Homework:

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Post an ORB book title and partner.

10/18

Classwork:

Review narrative essays.

Hand out ORB timeline slips.

Continue analysis paragraph.

Homework:

Fix narrative essay.

10/19

Classwork:

Peer review of paragraphs.

Grammar #3.

Homework:

Must have an ORB book in class by Tuesday 10/23.

10/8

Classwork:

Start pen pal letters.

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Friendly letter format

Time for Bergeron AR.

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Friendly letter names

Homework:

Work on Bergeron Active Reader.  Due Wednesday

10/9

Mr. Oncay's Birthday

Classwork:

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Review for the vocab quiz.

Current top score: 19 (Charlene and Aryan)

Work on Bergeron AR.

Time for the letter?

Homework:

Study for the vocab quiz

Music for studying/writing.

10/10

Classwork:

Vocab quiz #3

Homework:

Study for the lit term test.

10/11

Classwork:

Grade Bergeron AR

Review for Lit. Term test.

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Here's the link to the game if you want to practice. 

Homework:

Study for Lit. Term Test.

10/12

Classwork:

Lit term test.

Homework:

None.

10/1

Classwork:

Grade "The Apprentice" active reader.

Begin diagramming #1

Homework:

Diagramming worksheet #1: only #1 through #5

10/2

Classwork:

Review last night's work.

Vocab list #3.

Begin "Harrison Bergeron"

Homework:

Finish Diagramming worksheet #1

10/3

Classwork:

Grade Diagram worksheet #1

Continue political conversation about political correctness.

Homework:

Work on Vocab sentences.  Due Friday.

10/4

Classwork:

Grammar review.

Continue Bergeron

Homework:

Work on Vocab sentences.  Due Friday.

10/5

Classwork:

Sentence Challenge.

continue Bergeron

Media bias discussion

Review lit. terms.  Test Wednesday.

Homework:

None.  Rest. Have fun.  Find your joy.

9/24

Classwork:

Second coach reads narrative essay.  Mark rubric together.

Finish "Apprentice"

Homework:

Study for the vocab quiz on Wednesday.

9/25

Classwork:

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Vocab review.

Grammar #1 (handout).

Top score for concentration so far: Steven P. 20

Homework:

Study for the vocab quiz tomorrow.

9/26

Classwork:

Vocab quiz #2

Begin Grammar #2

Homework:

Grammar items (To Be Announced)

9/27

Classwork:

Grammar lesson

Homework:

Finish Grammar #2

9/28

Classwork:

Grade Grammar #1

Grade Grammar #2

Review literary terms.

Introduce literary analysis paragraph.

Homework:

None, or study the literary terms.

9/17

Classwork:

Grade diagnostic.

Read "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros.

Progress check.  Some time for sentences.

Homework:  

Finish vocabulary sentences.  Remember format and context clues.  Words: #1,6,8,10,12,15,16,19,19,20

9/18

Classwork:

Sentence challenge.

Time for writing.

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Gather discussion thoughts

Homework:

Work on your essay.  Final due Thursday.  

9/19

Classwork:

Begin "The Apprentice."

Handout Apprentice AR.

Time to write.  

Homework:  

Final essay draft due tomorrow.

Bring it assembled (stapled in order).  

9/20

Classwork:

Essay scavenger hunt.

Review vocab.

Continue "Apprentice."

Homework:  

Study for the vocab quiz next week on Wednesday.

9/21

Classwork:

Learning Day

Homework:  

None.

9/10

Classwork:

Grade part of the vocab quiz.

Begin reading "The Lie."

Homework:

None.

9/11

Classwork:

Continue reading "The Lie."

Time for writing.

Homework:

Work on narrative draft.

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Words you can use instead of "very."

9/12

Classwork:

Finish "The Lie" and grade the handout.

Homework:

Finish narrative draft.

9/13

Classwork:

Grade "lie" handout.

Peer editing.

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Setup links to final drafts. 

Homework:

Type the first 200 words.

DO NOT work on homework after 9pm.  You need your rest.

9/14

Classwork:

Short grammar diagnostic.

Handout grammar #1

Time for writing.

Homework:

None.

9/3

Holiday

9/4

Classwork:

Get sentences.

Intro to lit terms.

Homework:

Finish first page (front back, double-spaced) of the narrative rough draft.

9/5

Classwork:

Check first pages.

Finish lit. terms. Test on 9/14

Homework:

Finish another page of your draft (front back, double-spaced as always)

9/6

Classwork:

Review vocab.

Time for writing.

Homework:

Study for vocab quiz

9/7

Classwork:

Vocabulary quiz #1

Work on drafts.

Homework:

None

8/27

Classwork:

Review possible "proudest moment" ideas.

Finish proofreading #2 and grade it.

Handout Vocab list #1

Homework:

Finish TEN vocab sentences with context clues by Thursday.

8/28

Classwork:

Teach the vocab (if we didn't finish yesterday).  

Some time for sentences.

Start narrative outline.

Homework:

Finish TEN vocab sentences with context clues by Thursday.

#1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20

8/29

Classwork:

Continue narrative outline.

Time for sentences.

Homework:

Finish TEN vocab sentences with context clues by tomorrow.

8/30

Classwork:

Vocab sentence challenge.

Begin literary term lesson.

Homework:

Finish narrative outline.

8/31

Classwork:

Review lit terms.

Review narrative outlines.

Start narrative drafts.

Homework:

None

8/20

Classwork:

The Mustang Way slides.

Cover books.

--The card deck challenge if time

Homework:

None or make sure you have materials Thursday.

8/21

Classwork:

--Finish book covers

--Intro correction symbols

--Handout: Proofreading worksheet #1

Homework:

--Finish Proofreading Worksheet #1

8/22

Classwork:

Grade proofreading worksheet #1

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

--Read sample narrative.

Homework:

Materials checked tomorrow.

8/23

Classwork:

Check materials.

Learn about yourself.

--Quickwrite: Create a sample for Mr. O to read.

Homework:

none, or get materials if you don't already have them.

8/24

Classwork:

Handout: Personal Narrative Back Cover Page

Handout: Personal Narrative Outline Help.

Handout: Proofreading #2

Homework:

none, or get materials if you don't already have them.

8/13

Classwork:

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

Homework:

Special link for Zero period: answers to proofreading.

8/14

Classwork:

Homework:

Special link for First period: review.

8/15

Classwork:

Homework:

8/16

Classwork:

--Intro to Mr. Oncay

--Greensheet

--First Day assignments (handout) and about materials

--House Competition

--Music question

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.

8/17

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)

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