8th Grade Language Arts & Advanced Language Arts: Mrs. Laricks

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
                                   
          -Ralph Waldo Emerson

      December 2-6, 2019
                  
Reminders:
* Feast of the Immaculate Conception Prayer Service on Thursday, 12/05 at 10am
* Go STORM Basketball!


READING
ClassZone
 We will read and analyze (characters, theme, symbols, etc.) the novel The Outsiders.

8th LA (Period 2)
* Book Club Test on Tuesday, 12/03
* Read Chapter 1 of The Outsiders for Wednesday, 12/04
* Chapter 1 Questions due in Marble NB on Thursday, 12/05
* Read Chapter 2 and Questions (in NB) for Friday, 12/06
*Read Chapter 3 and Questions (in NB) for Monday, 12/09

8th ADVANCED LA (Period 4)
* Book Club Test on Monday, 12/02
* Read Chapters 1 & 2 of The Outsiders by Tuesday, 12/03
* Chapters 1 & 2 Questions (in Marble NB) due Wednesday, 12/04
* Read Chapter 3 & Questions for Thursday, 12/05
* Read Chapter 4 & Questions for Friday, 12/06
* Read Chapter 5 & Questions for Monday, 12/09



November Project of the Month
Superstitions (refer to handout for guidelines)
* Due on Tuesday, 12/03


FRECKLE/ NEWSELA 
Freckle Assignments due by Friday, 12/06
* "Yawning"
* "Lollipops"
* Main Ideas and Theme Skillbuilder
* Word Study


SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
We will focus on Lesson 5 spelling list
* Creative Spelling due on Wednesday, 12/04
* Quiz on Friday, 12/06

GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
 We will begin our study of adjectives
* Punctuation Test on Tuesday, 12/03
* Workbook page 11 due Thursday, 12/05
* Workbook page 13 due Friday, 12/06
* Workbook pages 14 & 15 due Monday, 12/09

WRITING 
We will begin our study of an expository essay
* Gratitude Essay was due on Wednesday, 11/27
* High School Choice Essay-- deadlines TBA in class
* Journal #2 due on Thursday-- TYPED or NEATLY Handwritten 


ADVANCED LA ONLY
LAOH Essay Contest-- due Friday, December 6th