October 9 - 13

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).

Quiz Corrections and recovery
assignments are due by Friday

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of Oct.
9th

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 begin the class with a review of the results from the Grammar Quiz on the three forms of There.
  • Students will then go over the results of the first Bi-Weekly Assessment on standard RL 1.3.
  • Individual results will be distributed and then the process for recovering the grade will be modeled for students.
  • Remaining class time will be given to the recovery process, but many students will not have sufficient time to complete this process especially if they missed several of the five questions.  Students should complete the process on their own and should turn in their recovered assessments no later than Friday.

Homework: Students who did not complete an assigned Word Work or Dialectic Response that was previously due or who did poorly on one of these assignments, may submit a recovery assignment for either or both of these assignments.  Students who complete recovery work should make sure to indicate which assignment they want it to count for and make sure their work is excellent quality.  Hastily or carelessly completed recovery work will simply be discarded with no credit.

Tuesday -

  • Students will begin the class viewing a student sample book project.  We will discuss this project before being introduced to the independent reading project that is due the first week of December.
  • Students will receive the guidelines for the project and they will be read and discussed.
  • Additional sample projects will be examined and student presentations viewed and discussed as well.
  • The process for getting novels approved for their project will be illustrated and students will select their December presentation date.
  • If time permits, students will be given the opportunity to work on recovery assignments and quiz corrections.

Homework: Students who did not complete an assigned Word Work or Dialectic Response that was previously due or who did poorly on one of these assignments, may submit a recovery assignment for either or both of these assignments.  Students who complete recovery work should make sure to indicate which assignment they want it to count for and make sure their work is excellent quality.  Hastily or carelessly completed recovery work will simply be discarded with no credit.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin the class with a review of the two readings from last week and the process we used to summarize parts and determine the central idea of the text.
  • Students pairs will then collaboratively read "A Place to Call Home" in their 8th grade textbook.  They will complete a graphic organizer similar to the two they completed last week 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 did not complete an assigned Word Work or Dialectic Response that was previously due or who did poorly on one of these assignments, may submit a recovery assignment for either or both of these assignments.  Students who complete recovery work should make sure to indicate which assignment they want it to count for and make sure their work is excellent quality.  Hastily or carelessly completed recovery work will simply be discarded with no credit.

Thursday

  • Students will begin the class with a review of the process we started yesterday with "A Place to Call Home."
  • Students pairs will then complete their reading of "A Place to Call Home" in their 8th grade textbook.  They will likewise complete a graphic organizer in an attempt to come up with a statement clearly reflecting the central idea of the text.  Results will be shared and discussed.

Homework: All recovery work is due no later than tomorrow.

Friday

  • Students will begin class with the 6th 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 any recovery assignments that still need to be turned in.

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

Monday

  • Students will begin the class with a review of the results from the Grammar Quiz on the three forms of There.
  • Students will then go over the results of the first Bi-Weekly Assessment on standard RL 1.3.
  • Individual results will be distributed and then the process for recovering the grade will be modeled for students.
  • Remaining class time will be given to the recovery process, but many students will not have sufficient time to complete this process especially if they missed several of the five questions.  Students should complete the process on their own and should turn in their recovered assessments no later than Friday.

HomeworkStudents should read through Chapter 11 of the novel by the end of the week and be ready to discuss chapter 8 tomorrow, coming to class with at least one question for the discussion.

Tuesday

  • Students will begin the class responding in their writer's notebook to the question, "What is courage?"  They will write about a person or group from their own personal experience, the news, or history who behaved courageously, and discuss what made his/her actions courageous.

  • Results will be shared and discussed before beginning our discussion on Chapter 8.

  • Students will respond to several questions relating to events in this chapter and discuss their thoughts on these issues.

HomeworkStudents should read through Chapter 11 of the novel by the end of the week and be ready to discuss chapter 9and 10 Thursday, coming to class with at least one question for the discussion.

Wednesday  - Honors students will not experience class today due to PSAT testing.

  • Students will be taking the PSAT today missing 1st through 4th period classes. 

Homework: Students should read through Chapter 11 of the novel by the end of the week and be ready to discuss chapter 9and 10 Thursday, coming to class with at least one question for the discussion.

Thursday

  • Students will begin the class responding in their writer's notebook to the question, "How do you define Conscience?"  They will write about a time when they or someone they know chose to act according to conscience.  What were the circumstances of the choice?  What were the consequences?
  • Results will be shared and discussed before beginning our discussion on Chapter 9 and 10.
  • Students will respond to several questions relating to events in this chapter and discuss their thoughts on these issues.

Homework: Students should read through Chapter 11 of the novel by tomorrow and be prepared to respond to significant developments.

Friday

  • Students will begin class with the 6th Funny Bone, making inferences about the given cartoon and attempting to add a caption that reflects a sense of humor.
  • Results will be shared and discussed before beginning our discussion on Chapter 11.
  • Students will respond to several questions relating to events in this chapter and discuss their thoughts on these issues.

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