October 2 - 6

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).

Their, There, and They're Quiz Wednesday

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of Oct. 2nd

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 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 will meet in the Library for Day 1 of Map Testing for ELA

Homework: Students who have finished all of their assignments from last week, do not have homework this week.

Tuesday - Students will meet in the Library for Day 2 of Map Testing for ELA

Homework: Students who have finished all of their assignments from last week, do not have homework this week.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin the class with the Grammar Quiz on the three forms of There.
  • Students will then review the scale for RI 1.2 before using the chapter headings and last week's reading of "What to Bring" to collaboratively construct an objective summery identifying the central idea of the essay.
  • Students will repeat the process using the NewsELA article from last Wednesday, "Trump ends DACA program for young undocumented immigrants" with a partner.  Results will be shared and discussed.

Homework: Students who have finished all of their assignments from last week, do not have homework this week.

Thursday

  • Students will review Analysis Pyramid Notes from "If All the Trees Were Oaks"  before completing the notes we began last week.  Students will then complete a brief written response to the poem connecting the possible themes of this poem to our current readings in class.
  • Students pairs will collaboratively read "A Place to Call Home" in their 8th grade textbook.  They will complete a graphic organizer similar to the two they completed yesterday noting significant details of each section of the text in an attempt to come up with a statement clearly reflecting the central idea of the text.  This process will be completed during tomorrow's class.

Homework: Students who have finished all of their assignments from last week, do not have homework this week.

Friday

  • Students will begin class with the 5th 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 then use remaining time to complete the reading of "A Place to Call Home" and identify the central idea of the text.

Homework:  Students who are caught up with their assignments have no homework over the weekend.

Monday - Students will meet in the Library for Day 1 of Map Testing for ELA

HomeworkStudents who have completed their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird through Chapter 7 and have completed the reader response, do not have additional homework this week.

Tuesday  - Students will meet in the Library for Day 2 of Map Testing for ELA

HomeworkStudents who have completed their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird through Chapter 7 and have completed the reader response, do not have additional homework this week.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin the class with the Grammar Quiz on the three forms of There.
  • Students will then continue their identity charts for Scout, Jem, and Atticus.

Homework: Students who have completed their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird through Chapter 7 and have completed the reader response, do not have additional homework this week.

Thursday

  • Students will review Analysis Pyramid Notes from "If All the Trees Were Oaks"  before completing the notes we began last week.  Students will then complete a brief written response to the poem connecting the possible themes of this poem to our reading of To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Students will then complete and discuss several questions relating to the reading from Chapter 4 to Chapter 7.

Homework: Students who have completed their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird through Chapter 7 and have completed the reader response, do not have additional homework this week.

Friday

  • Students will begin class with the 5th 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.
  • The class will use remaining time to discuss any unfinished discussion from Chapters 4-7.

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