December 11 - 15

Assignments listed here represent the "Plan" for the week.  Plans of course are subject to change as needed, so this should not be considered the last word on what will take place in class or will be assigned for homework.  When plans do change however, the changes will be reflected here (hopefully by the evening of the day in which they are known to exist).

Book Project Presentations begin Friday.

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of
December 11

Students who need extra assistance on assigned work this week  may clip this pass and use it to see me Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school. 

Extra Help is available this week.

Students may use this pass to get help with assigned work
or to discuss Book Projects and Presentations.

Students without passes may not be permitted
to enter the
building before school.

8th Grade ELA  Classes Honors English Classes  (bottom half of this page.)

Monday

  • Students will begin class with a discussion about the importance of the introduction in the argumentative essay.  They will reread the introduction from the Sample Essay on the fables we read in class.
  • Students will then examine the individual parts of the introduction and select one to revise for improvement.  Results will be shared with the class.
  • Students will then examine a sample introduction on teacher salaries in a specific state they will identify the parts of the introduction and discuss their findings.

Homework: Students do not have Dialectic Responses or  Word Work due this week.   However, students should be book project presentations.  Projects were due last week and will be presented the day of their scheduled midterm exam for their class.  Any make-up work students want to receive credit for should be turned in by the end of this week.

Tuesday - I will be out for staff development

  • Students will have the entire class to work on their plans for their argumentative essay on "When do kids become adults."  They should either be finishing up their Pro/Con notes from the articles in the text or working on their graphic organizer completing their plan.

Homework: Students do not have Dialectic Responses or  Word Work due this week.   However, students should be book project presentations.  Projects were due last week and will be presented the day of their scheduled midterm exam for their class.  Any make-up work students want to receive credit for should be turned in by the end of this week.

Wednesday  - Testing

  • Students will take the Write Score writing assessment today with their first period teacher.  This is a 120 minute test that resembles the FSA testing experience.  Students will be given a topic, read related texts, plan and draft an argumentative essay.
  • Students that meet with me after lunch will be working on their own Argumentative Essays.

Homework: Students do not have Dialectic Responses or  Word Work due this week.   However, students should be book project presentations.  Projects were due last week and will be presented the day of their scheduled midterm exam for their class.  Any make-up work students want to receive credit for should be turned in by the end of this week.

Thursday

  • Students continue to work on their Argumentative Essay, which is due to be turned in by tomorrow.

Homework: Students do not have Dialectic Responses or  Word Work due this week.   However, students should be book project presentations.  Projects were due last week and will be presented the day of their scheduled midterm exam for their class.  Any make-up work students want to receive credit for should be turned in by the end of this week.

Friday  - 1st Day of Midterm Exams - 7th Period Book Projects

  • Students in 7th Period will present their book projects today.

Next Week: Tuesday - 4th Period Presentations,       Wednesday - 5th & 6th Period Presentations.

Monday

  • Students will begin class with a discussion about the importance of the introduction in the argumentative essay.  They will reread the introduction from the Sample Essay on the fables we read in class.
  • Students will then examine the individual parts of the introduction and select one to revise for improvement.  Results will be shared with the class.
  • Students will then examine a sample introduction on teacher salaries in a specific state they will identify the parts of the introduction and discuss their findings.

Homework: Students have no new Word Work or  Dialectic Responses due this week.  To Kill a Mockingbird essays are due the day of the midterm for their particular class.  1st Period is due Monday and 3rd Period is due Tuesday.

Tuesday

  • Students be given class time today to continue working on their argumentative essay on To Kill a Mockingbird.

Homework: Students have no new Word Work or  Dialectic Responses due this week.  To Kill a Mockingbird essays are due the day of the midterm for their particular class.  1st Period is due Monday and 3rd Period is due Tuesday.

Wednesday 

  • Students will take the Write Score writing assessment today with their first period teacher.  This is a 120 minute test that resembles the FSA testing experience.  Students will be given a topic, read related texts, plan and draft an argumentative essay.

Homework: Students have no new Word Work or  Dialectic Responses due this week.  To Kill a Mockingbird essays are due the day of the midterm for their particular class.  1st Period is due Monday and 3rd Period is due Tuesday.

Thursday

  • Student will have the entire class to work on their essays.

Homework: Students have no new Word Work or  Dialectic Responses due this week.  To Kill a Mockingbird essays are due the day of the midterm for their particular class.  1st Period is due Monday and 3rd Period is due Tuesday.

Friday

  • Students will have the entire class to work on their essays.

Homework: Students have no new Word Work or  Dialectic Responses due this week.  To Kill a Mockingbird essays are due the day of the midterm for their particular class.  1st Period is due Monday and 3rd Period is due Tuesday.