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

            January 20-24, 2020
                  
Reminders:
* Catholic Schools Week is January 26-31st
* Baby Pictures are due February 7th
* Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee is Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm
* Go STORM Basketball!


READING
ClassZone
 We will begin to study civil rights and segregation as a preparation for reading Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

8th LA (Period 2)
* "The Road Not Taken" Quiz on Wednesday, 1/22
* IR Novel Journal due on Google Classroom on Tuesday, 1/28

8th ADVANCED LA (Period 4)
* "The Road Not Taken" Quiz on Wednesday, 1/22
Of Mice and Men Journal due on Google Classroom on Tuesday, 1/28
* Finish reading Of Mice and Men by Friday, 1/31

January Project of the Month
Graduation Quote-- refer to handout
Due by Friday,  January 31st


FRECKLE/ NEWSELA 


SPELLING/VOCABULARY 
This week we will be studying Unit 13 in our vocabulary books.
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/8th_grade.php
*Unit 13 exercises pages 169-172 due Wednesday, 1/22
* TWO online quizzes emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 1/24
* Unit 13 Quiz on Friday, 1/24


GRAMMAR
Exercises in English
 We will continue our study of verbs. This week we focus on verb tenses (simple, progressive and perfect).
* Workbook page 46 due Wednesday, 1/22
* Workbook page 47 due Thursday, 1/23
* Workbook page 48 due Friday, 1/24


WRITING 
We will continue researching saints for our Confirmation Saint Research Papers. Students will follow the research process to produce a biographical research paper on their Confirmation Saint.
* 10- 15 Notecards due by Friday, 1/17
* Rough Drafts (PRINTED OUT with COVER) due Tuesday, 1/28

CDA ESSAY CONTEST
Themes:
1.  "Blessed are the peacemakers" Mark 5:9
OR
2.  Living in harmony with others

You are to write a 500 word essay (4-5 paragraphs) on either theme

We will have class time to work on this.
Due Thursday, January 23rd