Grades 7-8 Language Arts- Mrs. Laricks

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
                                   --Helen Keller


 November 29-December 4, 2020

Remote Learners-- your Zoom Meeting ID and passwords, as well as daily assignments, will be sent at 7am daily on Google Classroom. It is your job to check this page for daily HOMEWORK assignments.

        8th Grade Language Arts
          Period 2 (8:50-9:35) Reading/Vocabulary
          Period 5 (11:15-12:00) Grammar/Writing

READING
http://newsela.com/
We will identify and analyze various elements of plot as we continue our short story unit. We will also continue our Mitch Albom book club study.
*  "The Raven" Quiz on Monday, 11/30
* Comic Book due Monday, 11/30
* "The Monkey's Paw"packet & test on Monday, 12/07

* Read IR Novel for 30 minutes each night

BOOK CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:
*READ and COMPLETE ACTV-R Work
* Use Post-Its to annotate

Tuesday, 11/24
Tuesdays With Morrie pages 67-100
For One More Day pages 71-114
The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 57-97

Tuesday, 12/01
Tuesdays With Morrie pages 101-150
For One More Day pages 115-153
The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 98-145

Wednesday, 12/08
ALL groups finish your novel 

FRECKLE
Class Code: laricc
*Assignment #2 Thanksgiving was due 11/20-- complete by 12/04 for partial credit


PROJECT of the MONTH 
* 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Rewrites
* Due Wednesday, 12/23


VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week's focus is Unit 5 in vocabulary.
* Three Paragraph creative story with 15 vocabulary terms due Wednesday, 12/02
* ALL exercises pages 65-69 due Thursday, 12/03
* TWO Unit 5 online quizzes emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8AM on Friday, 12/04
* Unit 5 Quiz on Monday, 12/07


GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will begin our study of capitalization and punctuation.
 
* page 148 due Tuesday, 12/01
* page 139 due Wednesday, 12/02
* page 140 due Thursday, 12/03
*page 141 due Friday, 12/04
* page 142 due Monday, 12/07


WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will utilize the writing process to create an expository essay.
* Gratitude Essay due on Google Classroom on Tuesday, 12/01 (NEW DATE)
* Expository Paragraph due Wednesday, 12/02


7th Grade Language Arts
Period 3 (9:35-10:20) Reading/Vocabulary
Period 4 (10:30-11:15) Grammar/Writing

READING
http://newsela.com/
We will identify and apply active reading strategies as we read various nonfiction works. We will also continue our Civil War book club reading.

* Read IR Novel for 30 minutes each night
* "Names/Nombres" packet and test on Thursday, 12/03

Civil War Book Club Assignments
*read the assigned Chapters
(use post-its to annotate)
*complete ACTV-R Work 

Monday, 11/30
Across Five Aprils-- Chapter 6
Shades of Gray-- Chapters 6 & 7

Friday, 12/04
Across Five Aprils-- Chapters 7 & 8
Shades of Gray--Chapters 8 & 9
NO ACTV-R -- Write a Summary Paragraph of your reading.

Monday, 12/07
Across Five Aprils-- Chapter 9
Shades of Gray-- Chapter 10
 

FRECKLE
Class Code: laricy
* Assignment #2 was due 11/20
*Complete by 12/04 for partial credit

Project of the MONTH
* TBA

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week our focus is Unit 5 in vocabulary.
 
* Three Paragraph Creative Story with 15 vocabulary words due Wednesday, 12/02
* ALL exercises pages 65-69 are due Thursday, 12/03
* TWO online quizzes for Unit 5 emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 12/04
* Unit 5 Quiz on Monday, 12/05


GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will begin our study of punctuation and capitalization.
* Pronoun Test on Tuesday, 12/01
* page 141 due Thursday, 12/03
* page 142 due Friday, 12/04
* page 143 due Monday, 12/07

WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html

We will utilize the writing process to create an expository essay (comparison-contrast).
* Gratitude Essay was due Wednesday, 11/25 (Get it DONE)
* expository paragraph due Wednesday, 12/02
* Topic Sentences due Monday, 12/07
* Organized List due Wednesday, 12/09

Go STORM!!!