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

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
                                   
          -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

                             April 15-19, 2019
                      
Reminders:
* The Living Stations Presentation on Wednesday, April 17th at 1:30pm
* Begin collecting materials for Memory Books
* Have a Blessed Easter and a great Spring Break!
* Go Storm!

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READING
ClassZone
 We will begin reading Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoir, Night.
Period 2-- 8LA
* Chapter 1 and Questions due on Monday, 4/15
* Chapter 1 Quiz on Tuesday, 4/16
* Chapters 2 & 3 & questions due Monday, 4/29

PERIOD 4 ADVANCED 8LA
* Chapter 1 and Questions due on Monday, 4/15
* Chapter 1 Quiz on Tuesday, 4/16
* Chapters 2 & 3 & questions due Monday, 4/29

March/ April Project of the Month
"Invictus" Poetry Recitation 
Refer to handout for guidelines
Friday, April 12th, Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th

FRECKLE REQUIREMENTS
*https://classroom.freckle.com/#/ela/reports/reading/50586381/students/15700206
* Read article & answer questions
* Due Friday, May 3rd



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php


GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
We are finishing our study of verbals.

* Verbal Test on Tuesday, 4/16


WRITING 8A & 8P
 We will begin the process of writing a research paper.

* Anne Frank Essay (TYPED HARD COPY) due Wednesday, 4/17-- Refer to Rubric I gave you!
* Final copy of Holocaust Research Papers due Friday, 5/03 (we will resume working on them after Spring Break)


START GATHERING MATERIALS for MEMORY BOOKS by APRIL 29th
* Scrapbook Album
* Photos
* Paper
* Stickers
* glue, scissors
* Shoebox for storage