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All About Mr. Ottone

Mr. Ottone is the middle school 7th and 8th grade ELA teacher. He is a former journalist and playwright from Long Island. 
 
During his time as an educator, he's seen students accomplish wonders. While not every student learns the same way, every student is capable of learning and understanding through different means and concepts. 
 
Mr. Ottone loves to have his students write every day, and believes that building stronger writers is the key to a successful future.
 

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EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONS

The following are four ways your child can earn extra credit in my class. This is always available and open to either 7th or 8th graders.
 
1) Movie Review - If you go and see a movie over the weekend, write a half-page review that includes:
 
- Who directed the movie
- Who wrote the movie
- What the movie was about
- What you liked about the movie
- Whether you would recommend the movie to a friend and why
 
This should be NO LONGER THAN A PAGE in length, but AT LEAST HALF A PAGE. Please note that you MUST INCLUDE THE MOVIE TICKET WITH YOUR REVIEW, otherwise no credit will be given.
 
2) Book or Comic Book Report - If you are an avid reader of comics or traditional books, write a half-page report on what you've been reading. Be sure to include things like:
 
- The name of the author
- Whether the book is part of a series or not
- What the book or comic is about
- Whether or not you like the book or would recommend it to a friend.
 
This should be NO LONGER THAN A PAGE in length, but AT LEAST HALF A PAGE.
 
3) Creative Writing - If you wish to try to write a story, whether it's a sequel to a story we have read in class, or your own creative story, for every page you write, you will earn extra credit. 
 
This should be AT LEAST A PAGE in length, AS MANY PAGES AS YOU WANT TO WRITE.
 
4) Video Game Review - If you wish to write a review of a video game, I will need the following information included in your review:
 
- The video game's publisher.
- What the video game is about.
- Whether it is part of a series or not.
- What your favorite part of the game was.
- Whether you would recommend the game to a friend.
 
This should be NO LONGER THAN A PAGE in length, but AT LEAST HALF A PAGE.