Grades 7-8 Language Arts- Mrs. Laricks

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
                                           -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


             December 6-10, 2021

            8th Grade Language Arts        
READING
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We will learn about the author, Edgar Allan Poe and read his short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart."  We will also focus on reading our nonfiction independent reading novels.

* Nonfiction IR Journal #1 due on Google Classroom on Monday, 12/06 by 11:59pm
* "The Tell-Tale Heart" packet and test on Tuesday, 12/07
*  "The Monkey's Paw" test and packet on Monday, 12/13
* Read pages 3-23 of The House on Mango Street for Tuesday, 12/14

PR
OJECT of the MONTH 
*  'Twas the Night Rewrite
*  Due Monday, 12/20

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week we focus on Spelling Lesson 6-- compounds and contractions.
* Worksheet Part A due Tuesday, 12/07
* Worksheet Part B (on loose leaf) due Thursday, 12/09
* Quiz on Friday, 12/10

GRAMMAR
www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
This week we will continue our study of pronouns.
* workbook page 27 due Tuesday, 12/07
* workbook page 28 due Thursday, 12/09
* workbook page 29 due Friday, 12/10

WRITING
www.owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will utilize the writing process to compose a literary response essay.
* Literary Response Rough Draft due Friday, 12/10 (tentative)


7th Grade Language Arts

READING
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This week we will read the narrative nonfiction "An American Childhood" and focus on our nonfiction independent reading novels.

* Nonfiction IR Novel Journal #1 due on Google Classroom on Monday, 12/06 by 11:59pm
* "Names/Nombres" packet and test on Tuesday, 12/07
*  "An American Childhood" packet and test on Friday, 12/10

PROJECT of the MONTH
* Christmas Symbol Project
* Due Tuesday, December 21st

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week we focus on Spelling Lesson 6-- compounds and contractions.
* Worksheet Part A due Tuesday, 12/07
* Worksheet Part B (on loose leaf) due Thursday, 12/09
* Quiz on Friday, 12/10

 

GRAMMAR
www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will conclude our study of adjectives and begin our study of pronouns.

* Adjective Test on Monday, 12/06
* workbook pages 27 & 28 due Thursday, 12/09
* workbok page 29 due Friday, 12/10

WRITING
www.owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html

This week we will utilize the writing process to create a personal narrative.
* Rough Draft due Friday, 12/10

Go STORM!!!