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

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
                                   
          -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

                            January 21-25, 2019
                      
Reminders:
*You should be reading your NONFICTION IR Novels at least 20 minutes every night.
* Marking Period 2 ends on Friday, January 25th.
* Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee on February 20th. 
* Go Storm!

READING
ClassZone
We will analyze Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken." We will also begin Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
PERIOD 2 8LA
* Read Chapter 1 TKM by Friday, January 25th
* Complete Chapter 1 Questions by Friday, January 25th
* Complete Chapter 1 Definitions by Friday, January 25th
* Read Chapters 2 & 3, Questions AND Definitions by Monday, January 28th

 ADVANCED CLASS-- 
*Of Mice and Men  Essay due Tuesday, 1/22
* Read Chapters 1-3 TKM by Friday, January 25th
* Complete Chapters 1-3 Questions by Friday, January 25th
* Complete Chapters 1-3 Definitions by Friday, January 25th
* Read Chapters 4 & 5, Questions AND Definitions by Monday, January 28th

January Project of the Month
Graduation Quotes
Paper Due Thursday, January 31st

NewsELA REQUIREMENTS
* None this week

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SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
This week we will focus on Unit 1 of Level C  Book
* Words in Action #1 page 20 (put in writing NB) due Wednesday, January 23rd

* Unit 1 exercises pages 17-21 due Thursday, January 24th
* Complete TWO online quizzes for Unit 1 and email to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am on Friday, January 25th
* Unit 1 Quiz on Friday, January 25th


GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
We will continue our study of verbs.
* Workbook page 47 due Wednesday, 1/23
* Workbook page 48 due Thursday, 1/24
* Verb Quiz #3 (Verb Tenses) on Friday, 1/25


WRITING 8A & 8P
 We will finish writing our Saint Research Papers and begin essays for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Writing Contest.

* Rough Drafts due Friday, 1/18-- submit to Google Classroom
* Final Drafts (printed out with covers) due Wednesday, 1/23
* CDA Essay -- Rough Drafts (printed out) due Friday, 1/25
* Final CDA Essay due Tuesday, 1/29