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

      November 11-15, 2019
                  
Reminders:
* Parent Teacher Conferences 11/14 (PM) & 11/15 (AM)
* Middle School Dance on Friday, 11/22
* Technicolor Turkey Trot on 11/23
* Congratulations Storm Cross Country and Soccer on a great season!


READING
ClassZone
 We will continue our study of short stories and the elements of fiction with Edgar Allan Poe.

8th LA (Period 2)
* "The Tell-Tale Heart" Packet due Monday, 11/11
* "The Tell-Tale Heart" Test on Monday, 11/11
* "The Raven" Comic Book due Monday, 11/18
* ACTV-R Work (typed or on sheet) due Thursday, 11/14 
* Book Club Journal #2 due on Google Classroom by Wednesday, 11/20
* Read IR Novel of Choice for 20 minutes per night

8th ADVANCED LA (Period 4)
* "The Tell-Tale Heart" Test on Monday, 11/11
* "The Tell-Tale Heart" Packet due Monday, 11/11
* "The Raven" Quest due Monday, 11/18
* ACTV-R Work due Thursday, 11/14
* Book Club Journal #2 due on Google Classroom by Wednesday, 11/20
* Read IR Novel of Choice for 20 minutes per night

Mitch Albom Book Clubs
*ALL TYPED ACTV-R Work Due on Thursday, 11/14
(if you don't have access to a computer, it may be NEATLY handwritten. If you don't have access to a printer, share it with me on Google docs).

ACTV-R Work includes:
1.  ASK-- formulate AND answer TWO higher-order                      thinking (HOT) questions
2.  CONNECT-- make AT LEAST TWO Connections,                                 Explain & Label
                               text/self
                               text/text
                               text/world
3. THREE IMPORTANT EVENTS-- summarize three                            important events from the reading AND                          give each one a title
4.  JOURNAL-- on Google Classroom

*Reading assignments for the week are as follows:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 56-97
Tuesdays With Morrie pages 55-100
For One More Day pages 61-114
The Time Keeper pages 63-114


November Project of the Month
Superstitions (refer to handout for guidelines)
* Due on Wednesday, 11/27 TYPED


FRECKLE/ NEWSELA 
TBA


SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
We will focus on Lesson 4 of Spelling (prefixes)
* Worksheet due Tuesday, 11/12
* Creative Spelling Choice (refer to sheet) due Wednesday, 11/13
* Lesson 4 Quiz on Thursday, 11/14


GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
 We will focus on the rules of punctuation.
* Workbook page 139 due Tuesday, 11/12
* Workbook pages 140 & 141 due Wednesday, 11/13
* Workbook pages 142 & 143 due Tuesday, 11/19
* Workbook page 144 due Wednesday, 11/20

WRITING 
We will use the writing process to produce a horror narrative based upon a picture prompt.

* Horror Packet Work TBA in class
* Rough Drafts due by end of class on Monday, 11/18
* Journal Prompt #1 (in Marble Notebooks)-- THREE paragraph response due Thursday, 11/14


ADVANCED LA ONLY
LAOH Essay Contest-- TBA