October 15-19

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).

The First 9 Weeks end Friday.

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of
October 15

Students who need extra assistance or need to discuss their projects may clip this pass and use it to see me Tuesday - Friday in the morning before school, any day during lunch, or Monday - Wednesday after school. 

Extra Help is available this week.

Students may use this pass to get
help with
their Poetry Project

Students without passes may not be permitted
to enter the
building before school.

All 8th Grade ELA Classes

Monday

  • Students will begin class 15 minutes of independent reading.

  • Students will then complete a practice activity challenging their ability to recognize the correct usage of "Two, Too, and To.  Results will be shared and discussed.

  • The lesson will then move to a presentation examining several common Rhetorical Devices.  Students will end the class with a response examining which device would be most useful when attempting to persuade their parents.

Homework:  Students may turn in a recovery Word Work and a recovery Dialectical Response for any low grade or zero on these assignments.  This will be due by Wednesday.

Tuesday   
  • Students will begin class with 15 minutes of independent reading.

  • Students will then begin the October Vocabulary Blitz in Vocabulary.com  Students will earn points as they master the vocabulary for this month.  Prizes will be awarded to the highest point earners for each class.

  • Students will then review the persuasive appeals and rhetorical devices examined yesterday and analyze their use in The Gettysburg Address.  Students will  mark-up the speech identifying the use of the devices and then complete an analysis of their use and the impact of their use on Lincoln's point.  Results will be shared and discussed.

Homework:  Students may turn in a recovery Word Work and a recovery Dialectical Response for any low grade or zero on these assignments.  This will be due by Wednesday.

Wednesday 

  • Students will begin class with 15 minutes of independent reading.

  • Students will then complete their analysis of The Gettysburg Address.

  • Once students have discussed their findings, we will compare Lincoln's speech to Coach Boone from "Remember the Titans."  Student will listen to the speech, identify the use of Rhetorical Devices and then  complete a brief writing assignment comparing both the message of each speech and their use of rhetorical devices.

Homework:  If students are caught up, they do not have any additional homework this evening.

Thursday

  • Class will begin with 15 minutes of independent reading.
  • Students will then review both the persuasive appeals and the rhetorical devices before applying them to Sojourner Truth's "Aint I a woman" speech.

  • Students will read and respond to background relating to Sojourner Truth and then read and identify the use of the rhetorical devices.  Findings will be discussed.

Homework:  If students are caught up, they do not have any additional homework this evening.

Friday  - Richardson Reads Day

  • Students will begin each class today with 20 minutes of independent reading.  Students will then complete a 15 words summary of what they read during that time and track the completion of their pages.  This means they will read for two twenty minute sessions in this two period block.
  • Students will then complete their analysis of Sojourner Truth's speech and review the use of the rhetorical devices across the three speeches this week.

Homework:  If students are caught up, they do not have any additional homework this evening.