January 22 - 26

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).


Bi-Weekly on Friday

2nd Semester Book Project Presentation Dates are now posted.

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of
January 22nd

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.

All 8th Grade ELA  Classes  

Monday

  • Students begin class with an introduction to the difference between dependent and independent clauses. Students will then practice their use by combining clauses to create meaning.  Punctuation will be emphasized.
  • Students will then complete complex sentences about Frederick Douglass based on our reading from last week.  Results will be shared and discussed.
  • Students will then finish up their notes from last week's reading as I am passing out the results of the last Bi-Weekly test.

  • Results will be discussed along with the process for recovering the grade.  Recovery is due by next Monday.

Homework: Students have Dialectic Response due this week.  It may come from the novel they are currently reading or from the classroom reading this week.

Tuesday

  • Students will begin class with a review of some of the sentences produced from yesterday's grammar experience.  We will then quickly jump to today's reading.
  • Students will then read and and add to their notes from "My Friend Frederick Douglass."
  • As we did not get to this selection last week, students will continue notes on the leadership qualities that are revealed in Freedman's look at Douglass's relationship with Abraham Lincoln.

Homework: Students have Dialectic Response due this week.  It may come from the novel they are currently reading or from the classroom reading this week.

Wednesday

  • Students will be introduced to a simple formula for writing a paragraph length response to text.  The process is called TREES.
  • Students will respond to a letter written by Frederick Douglass to his friend Harriet Tubman, and respond to the letter.
  • Student will also receive WriteScore Results and reflect on what they need to work on as we approach the FSA writing test in a few weeks.

Homework: Students have Dialectic Response due this week.  It may come from the novel they are currently reading or from the classroom reading this week.

Thursday

  • Students will review their notes from this week's readings and continue their examination of the leadership qualities of early leaders who contributed to change in America.
  • Students will then read and take notes on an excerpt from "Harriet Tubman, Conductor of the Underground Railroad."
  • As students read, they will look for relationships between Tubman and Douglass.

Homework: Students have Dialectic Response due this week.  It may come from the novel they are currently reading or from the classroom reading this week.

Friday 

  • Students will take the scheduled Bi-Weekly Assessment.
  • Students will finish up any reading, notes, or assignments with the remaining time.

Homework: Students who have finished all assignments for the week do not have any additional homework.  Any students completing recovery for the last Bi-Weekly should have it turned in no later than Monday.