January 15 - 19

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
January 15th.

Mr. Ott will be available for after school tutorial Monday, Tuesday, and 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.

All 8th Grade ELA  Classes  

Monday

  • Students have the day off for the Martin Luther King Holiday.

 

Tuesday

  • Students will begin class with a classroom challenge of a silent line-up.
  • Students will then be introduced to the new seating chart.
  • Students will begin a teambuilding process today using Uncommon Commonalities and the concept of Consensus to determine a team identity for their new cooperative team.

Homework: Students have Word Work due this week.  It may come from the novel they are currently reading or from the classroom reading on Thursday.

Wednesday

  • Students will review progress from yesterday's team-building activity.
  • Students will complete their team presentation on their identity and prepare to share their team with the class.
  • Student teams will present their team identities to the class.

Homework: Students have Word Work due this week.  It may come from the novel they are currently reading or from the classroom reading on Thursday.

Thursday

  • Students will begin class with a review of Standard RI 2.5
  • Students will review a brief biography of Fredrick Douglass in order to give them background on today's reading and note taking experience.
  • Students will then read a selection from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass taking notes on on the leadership qualities that later served Douglass's efforts to influence change in countries attitudes towards slavery.

Homework: Students have Word Work due this week.  It may come from the novel they are currently reading or from today's classroom reading.

Friday 

  • Students will begin class with a discussion reviewing yesterday's reading from the The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  Students will share some of the notes they took about Douglass during the reading.
  • Students will then continue the note taking process with an excerpt from Russell Freedman's biography, My Friend Douglass.
  • Students will continue notes on the leadership qualities that are revealed in Freedman's look at Douglass's relationship with Abraham Lincoln.

Homework: Students who have finished all assignments for the week do not have any additional homework.