March 12 - 16

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 Projects are due this week.
Presentations will begin Monday of next week.

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of
March 12th

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 a brief discussion of the task students will take on in the lab.
  • Students will then move to the 205 computer lab to begin the Anne Frank WebQuest.  Students will examine a selection of related websites and respond to what they learn along the way.
  • Students who do not complete the WebQuest during today's experience in the computer lab may continue to work on it on their own time over the course of the week.  It is due at the end of class on Friday.

  • Students who need additional computer access may stay after school this week with Mr. Ott.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Anne Frank WebQuest by Friday of this week.

Tuesday

  • Students will begin class with questions they have from yesterday's webquest.
  • Students will then experience an overview of the holocaust and significant issues adding to notes on their copy of the information from the slide show.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Anne Frank WebQuest by Friday of this week.

Wednesday

  • Students will be introduced to the concept of Alegory.
  • Students will then collaboratively read a picture book titled "Terrible Things."  This title is an allegory of the Holocaust.  Students will collaboratively reflect on the title and its relationship to what they have learned so far about the Holocaust.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Anne Frank WebQuest by Friday of this week.

Thursday

  • Students will begin the reading MAP test during today's class.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Anne Frank WebQuest by Friday of this week.

Friday 

  • Students will complete the reading MAP test during today's class.
  • Students who finish testing early may continue their work on the Anne Frank WebQuest if they haven't already completed it.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.

Monday

  • Class will begin with a brief discussion of the task students will take on in the lab.
  • Students will then move to the 205 computer lab to begin the Animal Farm WebQuest.
  • Students who do not complete the WebQuest during today's experience in the computer lab may continue to work on it on their own time over the course of the week.  It is due at the end of class on Wednesday.

  • Students who need additional computer access may stay after school this week with Mr. Ott.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Animal Farm WebQuest by Wednesday of this week.

Tuesday

  • Students will begin class with questions they have from yesterday's webquest.
  • Students will then review an "agricultural article" that they will collaboratively read and evaluate.  The article is an example of propaganda.  Students will discuss the emotional argument that is made.
  • Students will then examine several types of propaganda that will show up in the novel.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Animal Farm WebQuest by Wednesday of this week.

Wednesday

  • Students will turn in Assignment #1 for our reading of Animal Farm and then continue their examination of popular types of propaganda before applying what they've seen to Soviet era propaganda.
  • Students will examine a selection of Soviet era propaganda and categorize it by the approach used by the propaganda artist.  Findings will be discussed.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Animal Farm WebQuest by Wednesday of this week.

Thursday

  • Students will begin the reading MAP test during today's class.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.  Students should also finish the Anne Frank WebQuest by Friday of this week.

Friday 

  • Students will complete the reading MAP test during today's class.
  • Students who finish testing early may continue their examination of Soviet era propaganda.

Homework: Students should be working on their book project presentations and preparing for their delivery next week.