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

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
                                   
          -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

                             March 18-22, 2019
                      
Reminders:
* Prayer Service at 10am on Monday.
* Make sure you submit your Saint Reports and Bishop Letters to your parishes.
* Begin collecting materials for Memory Books.
* Go Storm!

READING
ClassZone
 We will begin reading the historical drama, The Diary of Anne Frank.
PERIOD 2 8LA
* Packet pages will be assigned in class based upon reading
* TKM Essay Test due on Friday, 3/22 (TYPED and PRINTED OUT!)

CLASSIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB-- Of Mice and Men
* Chapters 1 & 2 (pages 1-37) for Monday, 3/18
* Chapter 3 for Monday, 3/25
* Chapters 4 & 5 for Friday, 3/29
* Test on Monday, 4/01
* Packet work assigned in class

PERIOD 4 ADVANCED 8LA
* Packet pages and questions will be assigned in class based upon reading.
*TKM Essay Test due Friday, 3/22--TYPED and PRINTED OUT!

CLASSIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB-- Old Man and the Sea
* pages 1-75 for Monday, 3/18
* pages 76-95 for Monday, 3/25
* pages 96-127 for Friday, 3/29
* Final Test on Monday, 4/01
* Packet work assigned in class

March/ April Project of the Month
"Invictus" Poetry Recitation & Essay
Refer to handout for guidelines
Due Friday, April 12th

NewsELA REQUIREMENTS
* Read Assigned Article, complete Quiz and Worksheet 
* Due Tuesday, 4/02
https://newsela.com/signin

SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
This week we will focus on Lesson 10 (-al and suffixes) in spelling.
* Creative Story (TYPED and AT LEAST 10 words due Wednesday, 3/20
*Quiz on Friday, 3/22



GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
We are beginning our study of verbals, focusing on gerunds.
* pages 66 & 67 due Tuesday, 3/19
* pages 68 & 69 due Wednesday, 3/20
* pages 70 & 71 due Friday, 3/22
* Gerund Quiz on Monday, 3/25


WRITING 8A & 8P
 We will begin writing our position essays.
* TKM Essay due Friday, 3/22
* Intro due on Google Classroom by Monday, 3/25
* Rough Draft (hard copy) due Friday, 3/29
* Persuasion Map due Monday, 3/18


START GATHERING MATERIALS for MEMORY BOOKS
* Scrapbook Album
* Photos
* Paper
* Stickers