September 18 - 22

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 Sept. 18

Students who need extra assistance on assigned work this week  may clip this pass and use it to see me 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

  • Students begin class with some brief notes on the proper use of "There."  We will then practice the use and  "proof" of that grammatical choice before applying it to our own writing.  Students will respond to the previous week's experiences with hurricane Irma as they practice their own mastery of the proper use of this often confused word.
  • Students will then review their previous reading of "My Favorite Chaperone" before continuing their reading and responses to how the events of the story reveal aspects of the main characters life and personality.

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.  They also have a Dialectical Response due Friday as well.

Tuesday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then review the Word Work process with the word "aspect."
  • Students will then complete their reading, notes and discussion of  "My Favorite Chaperone."

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.  They also have a Dialectical Response due Friday as well.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin the class with a brief lesson on the ABCs of written responses to literature. This is a system for making sure to address state expectations for the development of complete and adequately supported responses to reading.
  • Students will then collaboratively begin their written response to "My Favorite Chaperone."  I will lead students through the first half of a response to the given question and students will finish the response using their notes from their reading of the novel.
  • Students will be given class time to finish their responses, but may take the handout home to complete it for homework if necessary.  It is due by the end of class tomorrow.

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.  They also have a Dialectical Response due Friday as well.

Thursday - I will be out of the building today for staff development.

  • Students will read and discuss the poem "Two Names, Two Worlds" attempting to make a connection between the narrator of the poem and the narrator of from "My Favorite Chaperone."
  • Students will then be given remaining class time to complete assignments for the week...Word Work and Dialectical Response.

HomeworkWord Work and Dialectical Responses are due tomorrow.

Friday

  • Students will then complete their responses to the 3rd Funny Bone, making inferences about the given cartoon and attempting to add a caption that reflects a sense of humor.
  • 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 or their dialectical response if they haven't already completed it.

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

Monday

  • Students begin class with some brief notes on the proper use of "There."  We will then practice the use and  "proof" of that grammatical choice before applying it to our own writing.  Students will respond to the previous week's experiences with hurricane Irma as they practice their own mastery of the proper use of this often confused word.
  • Students will then view, discuss, and respond to "Setting the Setting of To Kill A Mockingbird."

HomeworkStudents should be prepared to discuss and respond to Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird tomorrow.  Word Work, Dialectical Response, and Chapter 1-3 Reader Response is due Friday.

Tuesday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then review the Word Work process with the word "aspect."
  • Students will then complete a discussion on Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird.

HomeworkStudents should be prepared to discuss and respond to Chapter 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird tomorrow.  Word Work, Dialectical Response, and Chapter 1-3 Reader Response is due Friday.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin the class with NewsELA news article relating to DACA.  Students will attempt to make a connection between this article and their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Students will then complete a discussion on Chapter 2 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.  They also have a Dialectical Response due Friday as well.

Thursday - I will be out of the building today for staff development.

  • Students will then read and discuss the poem "Two Names, Two Worlds" and collaboratively create an identity chart for the narrator.
  • Students will then be given remaining time to work on their assignments that are due tomorrow.

HomeworkWord Work, Dialectical Response, and Chapter 1-3 Reader Response is due tomorrow.

Friday

  • Students will begin the class with a brief reemphasis on daily routines. 
  • Students will then complete their responses to the 3rd Funny Bone, making inferences about the given cartoon and attempting to add a caption that reflects a sense of humor.
  • Students will share their ideas with their table before discussing them with the class as a whole.
  • Students will use remaining time to complete any reading or assignments they haven't already completed.

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