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

           September 23-27, 2019
                  
Reminders:
* Mercy Day Prayer Service on Tuesday, 9/24
* OLMA and The Prep visitations on Wednesday, 9/25
* STAR Assessments on Thursday, 9/26
* Blue Mass on Friday, 9/27
* Go Storm Cross Country and Soccer!


READING
ClassZone
 We will begin our study of short stories and the elements of fiction.

8th LA (Period 2)
* "Raymond's Run" Test on Tuesday, 10/01
* Read IR Novel for AT LEAST 20 minutes EVERY night
* IR Journal #1 due on Wednesday, 10/02 on Google Classroom

8th ADVANCED LA (Period 4)
* "Raymond's Run" Packets due on Monday, 9/30
* "Raymond's Run" test on Monday, 9/30
* Read IR Novel for AT LEAST 20 minutes EVERY night
* IR Journal #1 due on Wednesday, 10/02 on Google Classroom


September Project of the Month
Kindness and Compassion Quote
Refer to handout for guidelines

Paper due Friday, 9/27



FRECKLE/ NEWSELA 

TBA


SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
We will focus on Unit 8 of vocabulary.
* Words in Action #1(page 106) due Tuesday, 9/24
- may be handwritten or typed
- One paragraph
- use AT LEAST 3- 5 vocab. words
* Unit 8 exercises (ALL) pages 103-107 due Wednesday, 9/25
* TWO online quizzes emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 9/27
* Unit 8 Quiz on Friday, 9/27


GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
 We will continue our study of nouns.
* workbook page 4 due Tuesday, 9/24
* workbook page 5 due Wednesday, 9/25
* workbook page 6 due Thursday, 9/26
* workbook pages 7 & 8 due Friday, 9/27
* Noun Packet due Monday, 9/30
* Noun Test on Tuesday, 10/01

WRITING 
We will use the writing process to produce a narrative essay (phase autobiography).

* Narrative paragraph (finish from class) due Wednesday, 9/25
* Weekly Journal #1 due on Thursday, 9/26 (IN YOUR WRITING JOURNAL-- Follow rubric)
*Rough Draft of Patriot Pen Essay due Friday, 10/04