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


            October 26-30, 2020

        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.
*  Read IR Novel for 30 minutes EACH night
* IR Journal #2 due on Google Classroom by 11:59pm Wednesday, 10/28

* "Flowers for Algernon"-- work on packets as assigned


PROJECT of the MONTH 
* Idiom Contest due Friday, October 30th
* Poster and Props due on Friday


VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week's focus is Units 1-3 in Vocabulary
* Complete ALL exercises pages 42-44 for Wednesday, 10/28
*Complete ONE online Quiz for EACH unit (1, 2 & 3) and email to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 10/30
* Vocabulary Units 1-3 Cumulative Test on Friday, 10/30

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will continue our study of pronouns
* workbook pages 25 & 26 due Tuesday, 10/27
* workbook page 27 due Wednesday, 10/28
* workbook page 28 due Thursday, 10/29
* workbook page 29 due Friday, 10/30


WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will utilize the writing process to create a narrative essay--  a Phase Autobiography.
 * Rough Draft Due Friday, 10/30
*  Final Draft Due Monday, 11/02


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 short stories that focus on different plot elements.

* Independent Reading Journal #2 due on Google Classroom by 11:59pm Friday, 10/30
* Read IR Novel for 30 minutes each night
"Zebra" Literatue Circle work and Active Reading Guide as assigned

Quote of the MONTH
* "Zebra" Art Project
* Due Tuesday, 11/03
* Picture/Sculpture due in Class, Paragraph on Google Classroom

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week our focus is on Units 1-3 in Vocabulary.
* ALL exercises pages 42-44 due Wednesday, 10/28
* ONE online quiz for EACH unit (1, 2 & 3) emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 10/30
* Vocabulary Units 1-3 Cumulative Test on Friday, 10/30

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will begin our study of pronouns.
* workbook pages 27 & 28 due Wednesday, 10/28
* workbook page 29 due Thursday, 10/29

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

We will utilize the writing process to create a descriptive essay-- My Favorite Place.
* Body Paragraphs due Wednesday, 10/28
* Conclusion due Thursday, 10/29
* FINAL, REVISED paper due Monday, 11/02

Go STORM!!!