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

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
                                   
          -Ralph Waldo Emerson

      December 16-20, 2019

Have a very Merry Christmas! See you in 2020!!!
                  
Reminders:
* 8th Grade Christmas Party is Thursday, December 19th
* Christmas Program is Thursday, December 19th, 6:30pm at St. Brendan the Navigator in Avalon
* Go STORM Basketball!


READING
ClassZone
 We will read and analyze (characters, theme, symbols, etc.) the novel The Outsiders.

8th LA (Period 2)
* Chapter 7 Questions due in Marble NB on Wednesday, 12/18
*Chapter 8 and Questions (in NB) due Thursday, 12/19
*CHOOSE A NEW INDEPENDENT READING NOVEL-- TITLE DUE TO ME BY THURSDAY, 12/19**

8th ADVANCED LA (Period 4)
* Read Chapter 8 & Questions for Tuesday, 12/17
* Read Chapter 9 & Questions for Wednesday, 12/18
* Read Chapter 10 & Questions for Thursday, 12/19
* Begin reading Of Mice and Men -- pages 1-65 are due Friday, January 11th

December Project of the Month
" 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" Twisted Rewrites
* Group Project
* Due Thursday, 12/19



FRECKLE/ NEWSELA 
ALL Freckle needs to be up-to-date by Friday, January 3rd


SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
Units 9-12 Cumulative Test is on Friday, January 11th

GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
 We will finish our study of adjectives
* Adjective Test on Tuesday, 12/17

WRITING 
We will finish our study of an expository essay
* FINAL, PRINTED OUT Copy of High School Choice due on Tuesday, 12/17 (turn in rough draft as well)