Mrs. Laricks

                        8TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS  

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us."
                                                       -Ralph Waldo Emerson

                             November 20-24, 2017

Reminders:
Thanksgiving Prayer Service is on Tuesday, 11/21 at 10am
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Remember to count your blessings!


READING
ClassZone
This week we will read and analyze a short story that incorporates situational irony, "One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts"
Students should also continue to read their BC novels for at LEAST 20 minutes per evening.

A-TEAM (8A)
*"One Ordinary Day..." Work due Monday, 11/27
* "One Ordinary Day.." Quiz on Monday, 11/27
* Chapters 1-4 Across Five Aprils  due Wednesday, 11/29



 BOOK CLUB-- BOTH 8A & 8P
* Book Panel Discussion on Tuesday,11/28
*Mitch Albom Book Review Quotes due Friday, 12/01


POWER RANGERS (8P)
* "One Ordinary Day..." Work due Monday, 11/27
* "One Ordinary Day..." Quiz on Monday, 11/27
* Chapters 1 & 2 of Shades of Gray due Tuesday, 11/28

8A & 8P October Project of the Month
Due Thursday, November 30th
Superstitions Mini Research Report-- see handout


NewsELA Requirements-- Due Friday, 12/01
https://newsela.com/signin
* Sign in with Google
*Choose an Article to read AND complete worksheet
* 15% of Reading Grade



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 8A & 8P
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/7th_grade.php
* Lesson 5 ASSIGNED Creative Spelling Projects due Wednesday, 11/22

          A-Team-- 30 Second Words
                           work in groups to create a skit or commercial
                           Scripts MUST BE TYPED!
           
          Power Rangers-- Story Words
                                        write a story using AT LEAST 12 spelling 
                                        words-- MUST BE TYPED!

          

GRAMMAR
Exercises in English

We are going to switch gears and focus on punctuation and capitalization.

A-TEAM

* Grammar pages 149-150 due Tuesday, 11/21 (Quiz Grade)
* Punctuation and Capitalization Test Wednesday, 11/22

POWER RANGERS
* Grammar pages 149-150 due Tuesday, 11/21 (Quiz Grade)
* Punctuation and Capitalization Test is Wednesday, 11/22



WRITING 8A & 8P
This week we will focus on composing an expository essay on the topic of high school choice. Where do you want to go to high school and why?
* Rough Drafts due Monday, 11/20
* Final EDITED Paper (PRINTED OUT) due Tuesday, 11/28

ATTENTION A TEAM!!!
LAOH National Irish History Contest
Topic-- Expressing Irish History Through Music
* Organized Lists due on Google Classroom by Monday, 11/27
* Rough Drafts due Wednesday, December 6th
* Final Papers due Monday, December 11th