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

             "May the strength of God
                            pilot us,
              may the wisdom of God
                            instruct us,
               may the hand of God
                           protect us,
               may the word of God
                           direct us."    
                                                                --Saint Patrick

       Friday, April 3,2020


REMINDERS:
* Assignments will be posted DAILY by 8am and will remain on my class page until 3pm
* ALL Assignments are due each day
* Attendance is based on assignment completion
* The MAJORITY of your lessons and assignments will be completed and collected on Google Classroom-- all links to other websites are posted within the assignment. You all have accounts and can sign-in (please email me if you have trouble).
* I will be available for questions, feedback, etc. via email or Google Classroom chat during my normal hours of 8:30am-12:00pm. However, I will be checking both until 3pm each day.
* My VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS are on Zoom on Thursdays from 11am-12pm (same meeting ID as always)
* If you have an ISP, I will email your parents/guardians your assignments each day by 8am (they may be different than what is on this page).
* Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns, etc. We are ALL in this together and we WILL BE FINE!!!

Finally, even though I would much prefer to teach and learn with you in person, I am excited to "change things up" and learn some new "tricks." Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay happy and healthy and don't sit on Xbox all day-- pick up a book and READ!


READING
ClassZone
 We will finish reading Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. We will analyze how characters, setting, and conflict enhance plot. We will also focus on theme and symbolism.

8th LA (Period 2)
 GOOGLE CLASSROOM under "Period 2 8LA-- TKM Assignments"
* Zoom Discussion Groups/Times for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (all sign-in information and link is on Google Classroom-- missing an assigned Zoom session will result in loss of class participation points)
9-9:30am
GROUP 1: Anthony F, Christopher, Dae'Quan, JoJo

9:30-10:00am
GROUP 2: Michael, Will, Anthony E., Jeremy

10:00-10:30am
GROUP 3: Nick, Elizabeth, Liam, Jeremiah

Today: NO ZOOM SESSIONS TODAY
Complete the Novel Test on Google Classroom
Print the Symbol Sheet for Monday's Zoom Sessions


8th ADVANCED LA (Period 4)
GOOGLE CLASSROOM under "Period 4 HONORS LA"
* Zoom Session at 11:30-- bring movie sheets and "Invictus" sheets
* Complete Holocaust terms for Monday


April Project of the Month
Coming SOON!


FRECKLE/ NEWSELA 
DO NOW!!!
Everyone please go to www.newsela.com
Login in as a Student using Google
Click on "allow"
I have a class already created. We will be using this site quite often. 



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
This week we will begin Unit 1 in our Level C vocabulary books .
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php



GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
http://noredink.com/

http://www.grammarflip.com/

Period 2-- LA8
We will review commonly confused words in order to improve and enhance our writing.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT
* Under GRAMMAR ASSIGNMENTS-- click on noredink link
* There are 10 different exercises that cover commonly confused words
* ALL 10 must be completed by TODAY!

Period 4--HONORS LA8
We will continue our study of verbals, focusing on gerunds.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT
* Register for Grammarflip (instructions on Google Classroom)
*Use the verbal Google Slideshow to take nots on gerunds
* Workbook pages 66-70 are due by TODAY(upload photos of the completed pages to Google Classroom)

WRITING 
http://quill.org/
http://owl.purdue.edu/

We will edit and revise our research papers.

On GOOGLE CLASSROOM
* Final Drafts of Research Papers with a Works Cited Page are due TODAY! (NO LATE SUBMISSIONS--THIS IS THE LAST DAY OF THE MARKING PERIOD).
* Submit your Rewrite to the Rewrite Assignment on Google Classroom-- Do NOT simply resubmit under the Rough Draft Assignment

HONORS WRITING:
Begin working on ​To Kill a Mockingbird​ Literary Analysis-- due on April 22nd.

QUESTION of the DAY is on GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Be sure to submit your response to be marked present. Also be sure to check out my Morning Message:)