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

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

                            September 24-28, 2018

                                 

Reminders:
* Mercy Day Prayer Service on Monday, September 24th
* School Picture Day is Tuesday, September 25th
* St. Augustine and Our Lady of Mercy Academy visitation on Tuesday, September 25th
* Middle School Dance on Friday, September 28th
* Cross Country meets and Soccer games start this week-- GO STORM!!!

READING
ClassZone
We will begin our study of short stories and elements of fiction  with "Raymond's Run." 

*  Independent Reading Novel Journal #1 due Monday.
* "Raymond's Run" packet due Thursday, September 27th
* "Raymond's Run" Test on Thursday, September 27th

September Project of the Month
Topic: Kindness and Compassion
* 400-word analysis due Friday, September 28th


NewsELA REQUIREMENTS
* Packet Due Friday, September 28th
* Follow Instructions on the top sheet of packet
https://newsela.com/signin

SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
This week we are focusing on Vocabulary Unit 11
* page 144 Words in Action #2 due Tuesday (in Writing Notebook)
* Unit 11 exercises pages 141-145 due Wednesday
* TWO online quizzes emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday
* Unit 11 Quiz on Friday

GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
Our focus this week is still on nouns.
* Workbook page 4 due Monday
* Workbook page 5 due Tuesday
* Noun Packet due Wednesday
* Workbook page 6 due Thursday
* Noun Test on Friday

WRITING 8A & 8P
 We will begin our narrative process piece and learn all about Smiley Face Trick #2.

* Narrative paragraphs due Wednesday
* Life List due Thursday
* Specific Details Chart due Friday


THE PATRIOT'S PEN ESSAY CONTEST
* Rough Drafts due Friday, October 5th
* refer to pamphlet for guidelines