April 9 - 13

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).


Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of
April 9th

Mr. Ott will be available for after school tutorial
Monday through Thursday of this week.

After school tutorial 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 8th Grade Honors English.

Monday

  • Class will begin with students logging into the State of Florida FSA practice assessment.  As students are waiting for their computers to load their personal settings, they will read the texts that are tested in the practice assessment.
  • Students will then be introduced to the "PACKETT" test taking strategy to give them a systematic approach for analyzing the questions and narrowing down to the correct answers..
  • Students will then collaboratively apply this process to the practice questions as we examine each type of question that student may encounter on the test.  Each question's challenge will be discussed as we zero in on the correct answer.

Homework: Students have a Dialectical Response due on Friday.

Tuesday

  • Students will receive their responses to Act I, Scenes 1-2 and we will discuss any problem areas.
  • Students will then take an open book and open note quiz on this section of the test.  Students will be encouraged to use the "PACKETT" strategy as they take this quiz.
  • Students who finish early may work on their dialectical response that is due at the end of the week.

Homework: Students have a Dialectical Response due on Friday.

Wednesday

  • Class will begin the reading and response to Act I, Scene 3 of "The Diary of Anne Frank."
  • We will pause frequently to give students an opportunity to collaborate on their structured responses.  Results will be shared and discussed.

Homework: Students have Dialectical Response due on Friday.

Thursday

  • Students will use the Read and Respond process to collaboratively complete the "Murder of the Handicapped" background article on the Holocaust.
  • Students will highlight details that contribute to their understanding of the central idea of the text, then use the PACKETT testing strategy to zero in on the correct answers on the objective questions.

Homework: Students have Dialectical Response due on tomorrow.

Friday 

  • Students will continue  their reading of Act I, Scene 3-5  as well as their strucured observations from this scene.
  • Students may use any remaining time to complete their Word Work assignment that is due today.

Homework: Students who are caught up on their work do not have homework.

Monday

  • Class will begin with students logging into the State of Florida FSA practice assessment.  As students are waiting for their computers to load their personal settings, they will read the texts that are tested in the practice assessment.
  • Students will then be introduced to the "PACKETT" test taking strategy to give them a systematic approach for analyzing the questions and narrowing down to the correct answers..
  • Students will then collaboratively apply this process to the practice questions as we examine each type of question that student may encounter on the test.  Each question's challenge will be discussed as we zero in on the correct answer.

Homework: Students have a Dialectical Response due on Friday.

Tuesday

  • Students will review the new Rhetorical Devices.
  • Students will then complete their examination of Old Major's Speech marking up parts of the text that reflect his use of the rhetorical devices.  Results will be shared and discussed.

Homework: Students have Dialectical Response due on Friday.

Wednesday

  • After several students share their character responses to Chapter 1 of Animal Farm, we will read and complete the character response to Chapter 2.
  • Volunteers will share their responses to the events of this chapter and additional examples of propaganda and rhetorical devices will be discussed.

Homework: Students have Dialectical Response due on Friday.

Thursday

  • Students will read and construct their character responses to the events of Chapter 3.
  • If time permits students will break into character groups and share their perspectives among various groups of animal characters.  Groups will  then share selected responses with the rest of the class.

Homework: Students have Dialectical Response due on Friday.

Friday 

  • Students will collaboratively examine Squealer's speech for Rhetorical Devices and the use of propaganda technique.
  • Results will be shared and discussed.
  • Students may use any remaining time to work on their Dialectical Responses that are due today.

Homework: Students who are caught up do not have homework.