October 22 - 26

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).

Word Work Due on Friday

Unit 2 CBA - Thursday & Friday

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of
October 22

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 - Wear Red Today.

  • Students will begin class 15 minutes of independent reading.

  • Students will then examine common Rhetorical Fallacies before applying their use to a variety of situations and local media from the current political campaigns.

  • Students will then be introduced to the "Take a Stand Man" mini speech they will write and present focusing on persuading their audience to adopt their perspective on an issue they feel strongly about.

Homework:  Word Work due Friday.  Students should also consider their topic for their Take a Stand speech.

Tuesday   - Think Pink & Don't Drink - Wear Pink Today.
  • Students will begin class with 15 minutes of independent reading.

  • Students will then continue 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 examine the first in a pair of persuasive pieces related to Zoos.  We will examine the first piece initially together, students will finish it on their own.  They will answer related questions examining the author's construction of his message.

Homework:  Word Work due Friday.  Students should also consider their topic for their Take a Stand speech.

Wednesday  - Put a Cap on Drugs - Wear a Hat Today.

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

  • Students will then continue their examination of the "Zoos" arguments.

  • Once students have finished both arguments, they will complete a Venn Diagram comparing the two and complete questions reflecting their understanding of the articles and their use of persuasive devices.

Homework:  Word Work due Friday.  Students should also consider their topic for their Take a Stand speech.

Thursday - Drugs are Wacky!  Dress Tacky Today.

  • Students begin Day 1 of the two day CBA test today.

Homework:  Word Work due Friday.  Students should also consider their topic for their Take a Stand speech.

Friday  - Team Up Against Drugs and Alcohol - Wear a Team Jersey Today.

  • Students will complete day two of the CBA test today.
  • Students who finish with time to spare may either work on their Word Work or continue the October Vocabulary Blitz.

Homework:  Word Work due Today.