May 14 - 18

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 not be available for
after school tutorial
this week.

After school tutorial is no longer available.

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 for some classes with the continuation of "The Attic."  Students will then be given time to complete their notes and responses to the film and its differences from the play.
  • Students in classes that have completed the film will begin a brief unit on Pronoun use in preparation for writing in high school.
  • Students will begin with Personal Pronouns taking notes on the forms of personal pronouns with a lesson on how to recognize the proper use of each form.

Homework: The last day to submit late work is Wednesday of this week.

Tuesday

  • Students will continue the unit on pronouns with a brief lesson on how to recognize the subject and object of a sentence along with the three different types of objects they will encounter grammatically.
  • Students will then apply this knowledge collaboratively identifying the correct form for each pronoun given in a selection of sentences.
  • Answers will be reviewed and teams will earn points for their correct responses.

Homework: The last day to submit late work is Wednesday of this week.

Wednesday

  • Class will begin with a mini lesson on differentiating "Who" and "Whom."
  • Students will then collaboratively practice the use of this pair in increasingly complex situations.  Students will find that if they apply the rule given in the mini lesson with the rules we learned about recognizing the subject and various objects within a sentence, they will concur this task.
  • Answers will be reviewed and teams will earn points for the correct responses.

Homework: Students should bring a first class postage stamp to class tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Students will create a sort of time capsule for themselves in the form of a letter they will write to the person they anticipate they will be when they start their senior year in high school.
  • This assignment is not for a grade and will not be read by me.  Details will be communicated when student arrive in class.

Homework: Students do not have any homework.

Friday 

  • Students will continue  the experience with pronouns with an introduction to Indefinite Pronouns... a problematic category for adult writers as well as young writers.  We will examine the rules regarding their use and then collaboratively practice applying those rules.
  • Answers will be reviewed and teams will earn points for the correct responses.

Homework: Students do not have any more 8th Grade ELA Homework.

Monday

  • Class will begin with the completion of the 1999 "Animal Farm" movie.  Students will finish up their movie notes and discuss the political statement that his made in the end.  We will also take a look at the director's interview following the movie as he came to this film from a unique point of view.
  • Students will then be given time to work on their final Animal Farm projects and essays.

Homework: Students should be prepared to present their Animal Farm projects on Thursday.

Tuesday

  • Students will be given class time to work on their Animal Farm projects and essays.

Homework: Students should be prepared to present their Animal Farm projects on Thursday.

Wednesday

  • Students will be given class time to finish up their Animal Farm projects and essays.
  • Students will complete a self evaluation of their work, which will be turned in with their projects tomorrow.

Homework: Students should be prepared to present their Animal Farm projects on Thursday.

Thursday

  • Students will present their Animal Farm projects.

Homework: Students should bring a postage stamp to tomorrow's class..

Friday 

  • Students will create a sort of time capsule for themselves in the form of a letter they will write to the person they anticipate they will be when they start their senior year in high school.
  • This assignment is not for a grade and will not be read by me.  Details will be communicated when student arrive in class.

Homework: Students do not have any more 8th Grade ELA Homework