Mrs. O'Neill-MacDonnell Notes

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Posted: January 29, 2015

Outlines for the semester were given today and we started the introduction to The Outsiders. 

Posted: January 6, 2015

Persuasive essay:  Good copy due on Friday. Planning and draft should be done and we are now working on the good copy in class.

Posted: December 8, 2014

Good copy of rant due on Thursday

Posted: November 26, 2014

Energy Drink assignment is due Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 The assignment is attached.  The techniques of satire are also attached.

Posted: November 10, 2014

Please find attached the narrative being used for the Read like a Writer Assessment on Wednesday.

Posted: October 28, 2014

Today we worked on introductions, conclsuions and how to piece togther our snapshots.  See attachment for mentor texts.  We will work on this tomorrow, and the final copy will be due Monday.  Remember, you lose 10% each day it is late up to 40%. 
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Posted: October 24, 2014

Drafts of the three-four snapshots for the extended narrative are due monday, October27, 2014 Quickwrites this week:  Thursday:  Hero?  Do you think Kevin Vickers should be considered a Canadaian hero? Listened to Stuart McLean Vinyl Cafe:  Stories about Dave and Morley Combining Sentences sheet

Posted: October 17, 2014

All snapshot moments should be in.  They have been handed back to periods 1, 2, 3.Progress reports have been handed out for periods 1, 2, 3.Period 4 will receive theirs on Monday.

Posted: September 28, 2014

Quickwrites for last week:Monday:  Map of your neighbourhood growing up with snapshot moments  includedWednesday:  "Eleven" by Sandra Cisnero.  Write about a time you felt or wanted to be a different age because of the situation or emotion.Thursday:  "Saving Private Ryan" opening scene.  Write the action from the perspective of one of the soldiers. Students should all have a topic to write about for their snapshot moment. 

Posted: September 15, 2014

Posted: September 15, 2014

Today we shared our 6 word memoirs and put them up on the wall  We also read a mentor text called "Violet" and highlighted the strong verbs, adjectives and phrases that made it a good piece of writing.  We wrote down a strong sentence from "Viloet" into the Gems section of the Writer's Notebook.

Posted: September 11, 2014

Monday:  Cheers and Fears  Life at MVHS so farTuesday:  Book of AwesomeWednesday:  I Am FromThursday:  Music of the HeartFriday:  Mentor Sentences from reading

Posted: September 7, 2014

All students should have a writer's notebook and independant novel.   "Get to Know Me" Assignment:  Good copy due Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  (see attached)
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Posted: September 7, 2014

Get ready for a great year!