Aug. 28 - Sept. 1

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 August 28

Students who need extra assistance on assigned work this week  may clip this pass and use it to see me Tuesday - Friday in the morning (8:30 - 9:25) or Monday - Thursday after school. 

Extra Help is available beginning 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 Honors English Classes  (bottom half of this page.)

Monday  - I will be out today for staff development.

  • Students will begin the class with an introduction the substitute and direction for the day's assignment.
  • Students will receive their copy of the Close Reader and put their name on the inside front cover.
  • Students will read "Golden Glass" completing notes and marking up the text in response to the questions that accompany their reading.

  • Students should complete the response at the end making sure to cite text evidence to back up their answer.

No Homework Assigned

Tuesday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then review the Word Work process as they receive last weeks Word Work assignment.
  • Students will be given 15 minutes to work on their word work assignment for this week and should select words from yesterday's reading that may be new to them. 
  • Students will then review the parts of Narrative text structure and apply that structure to yesterday's reading of "Golden Glass"  Students will identify signficant dialogue and events that advance the plot and use that information to begin a plot diagram graphically reflecting those significant moments.

HomeworkStudents have two words to turn in this week for Word Work.  The words selected should represent new words encountered in either the classroom readings or from the novel they select for independent reading.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then move to the computer lab to complete the Reading Inventory to determine their current reading Lexile level.
  • Students will use remaining time to continue their Word Work assignment that is due Friday.

Homework:  Students have two words to turn in this week for Word Work.  The words selected should represent new words encountered in either the classroom readings or from the novel they select for independent reading.

Thursday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will be introduced to the Dialectical Response.  This is a structured response to the week's reading.  Students may respond to anything read in class or read independently.
  • Students will note two versions of a dialectical response including the point difference each one earns.  Beginning next week, students will turn in a dialectical response weekly to be due each Friday.

HomeworkWord Work is due tomorrow.

Friday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then read a super short story and make an inference about the character based on the given information.
  • Students will share their ideas with their table before discussing them with the class as a whole.
  • Students will use remaining time to complete their word work assignment if they haven't already completed it.

Homework:  Students who have completed all of their work this week have no additional homework.

Monday  - I will be out today for staff development.

  • Students will begin the class with an introduction the substitute and direction for the day's assignment.
  • Students will receive a copy of Harper Lee's essay, When Children Discover America.
  • Students will read  and write a personal response to the essay.

No Homework Assigned

Tuesday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will be given a brief review over the word work process and then some time to start this week's assignment. 
  • Students will be introduced to the identity web and complete one of their own. 
  • The class that did not complete Harper Lee's essay will complete it today.

HomeworkStudents have two words to turn in this week for Word Work.  The words selected should represent new words encountered in either the classroom readings or from the novel they select for independent reading.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then move to the computer lab to complete the Reading Inventory to determine their current reading Lexile level.
  • Students will use remaining time to examine the social and historical context of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Homework:  Students have two words to turn in this week for Word Work.  The words selected should represent new words encountered in either the classroom readings or from the novel they select for independent reading.

Thursday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will be introduced to the Dialectical Response.  This is a structured response to the week's reading.  Students may respond to anything read in class or read independently.
  • Students will note two versions of a dialectical response including the point difference each one earns.  Beginning next week, students will turn in a dialectical response weekly to be due each Friday.

HomeworkWord Work is due tomorrow.

Friday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then read a super short story and make an inference about the character based on the given information.
  • Students will share their ideas with their table before discussing them with the class as a whole.
  • Students will use remaining time to complete their word work assignment if they haven't already completed it.

Homework:  Students who have completed all of their work this week have no additional homework.