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

                            November 19-23, 2018
                      
Reminders:
* Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Wednesday at 10am
* Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving
​A Christmas Carol​ Trip Permission form and fee due November 30th
* Go Storm!

READING
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We will read the short story "The Monkey's Paw." We are also finishing our Book Club Study of Mitch Albom's novels. You will use your active reading skills to read independently at home and we will reconvene in our groups on Wednesday, 11/14.
*PERIOD 2: "The Raven" Comic Book due Tuesday, 11/20 
*PERIOD 4: "The Raven" Analysis due Tuesday, 11/20
* "The Monkey's Paw" Packet due Tuesday, 11/27
* ACTV-R Work for Book Clubs due Friday, 11/30
* Book Club Response Journal #3 due on Google Classroom by Thursday, 11/29
* Book Club Meeting on Friday, 11/30

BOOK CLUB ASSIGNMENTS-- DUE FRIDAY, 11/30
- Complete YOUR assigned role(s) from the ACTV-R Sheet (TYPED!)
- EVERYONE-- 250-word Journal on Google Classroom (choose ANY prompt from your sheet. Include an intro and conclusion!)
- Be prepared to discuss your reading in your Book Club (there may be a Quiz)

* The Five People You Meet in Heaven  finish book
*  For One More Day pages finish book
The Time Keeper pages finish book
Tuesdays With Morrie  finish book

November Project of the Month
Superstitions-- refer to worksheet
Due Friday, November 30th

NewsELA REQUIREMENTS
* Choose any article and complete worksheet
* Due Wednesday, 11/28

https://newsela.com/signin

SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
This week we will focus on Lesson 6 of our spelling words.
* Creative story using 15 words due Wednesday, 11/21
* Quiz on Wednesday, 11/21


GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
We will continue our study of adjectives this week.
* Workbook pages 14 & 15 due Tuesday, 11/20
* Workbook page 16 due Wednesday, 11/21

WRITING 8A & 8P
 We will begin writing our expository essays on HS Choice.

* Rough Draft due Monday, 11/26
* Final Draft due WEdnesday, 11/28

LAOH Writing Contest (Advanced Class Only)
* Rough Draft due December 3rd