Mrs. Laricks

                      8TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS  

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us."
                                                       -Ralph Waldo Emerson

                                OCTOBER 16-20, 2017

Reminders:
Book Clubs meet this Friday. EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A JOURNAL TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM by FRIDAY!
St. Joe's visits this Wednesday.
Good Luck to the Cross Country and Soccer Teams! GO STORM!

READING
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This week we will continue to analyze the various forms and elements of fiction. We will begin to read, analyze and make inferences about characters and their motivation in the short story, "Flowers for Algernon."  
Students should also continue to read their BC novels for at LEAST 20 minutes per evening.

A-TEAM (8A)
Due to gym on Tuesday and St. Joe visit on Wednesday, you need to read pages 227-234 (Progress Report 8-10-- stop at 11) on your own for Thursday, 10/19
ALL "Flowers for Algernon" Work due Wednesday, 10/25
    * Completed Packet
    * Textbook page 246 Questions 1, 2, 5 & 7
"Flowers for Algernon" Test Wednesday, 10/25

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB
* All ACTV-R Work (TYPED and submit journal to GC) due Friday, 10/20
* First Meeting-- Friday, 10/20-- be prepared to analyze and discuss your reading assignment with other members of your club.
* READING ASSIGNMENTS:
               The Time Keeper pages 1-48
               Have a Little Faith pages  1-48 (read all of Spring)        



POWER RANGERS (8P)
"Flowers for Algernon" Packet:
         Page 23 due Tuesday, 10/17
         Pages 20 due Wednesday, 10/18 
         Page 21 due Thursday, 10/19
         Page 22 due Friday, 10/20
         Text page 246 Questions 1, 3 & 5 due Wednesday, 10/25
"Flowers for Algernon" test on Wednesday, 10/25 (MAY CHANGE)

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB
* All ACTV-R Work (your assignment TYPED & PRINTED OUT plus one journal entry must be submitted to Google Classroom) due Friday, 10/20
* First Meeting-- Friday, 10/20-- be prepared to analyze and discuss your reading assignment with other members of your club.
* READING ASSIGNMENTS:
           The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 1-55
           For One More Day pages 1-55       

8A & 8P October Project of the Month-- "Flowers for Algernon"
Due November 8th
Choose ONE project from the Multiple Intelligences Sheet
Please see me with any questions or concerns.
Have FUN!


NewsELA Requirements-- Due by Tuesday, 10/17-- NEW DATE!
https://newsela.com/signin
* Sign in with Google
*8P Read ONE article per week & Quiz
*8A Read ONE article per week, Quiz AND compose a summary

* Due by Friday of EACH week
* 15% of Reading Grade



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 8A & 8P
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/7th_grade.php
This week we will focus on words with the suffixes -ate and -ion.
* Complete spelling worksheet for Tuesday, 10/17
* Complete a Creative Spelling Assignment for Thursday, 10/19
* Test on Friday, 10/20


GRAMMAR 8A & 8P
Exercises in English

This week's focus is still on pronouns.  We will review reflexive and intensive pronouns and the agreement of pronouns and antecedents.  We will become familiar with interrogative and demonstrative pronouns.
8A-- Baby Grammar Book pages 611-612 # 3 & 4 due Tuesday, 10/17

* pages 27 & 28 due Monday, 10/16
* pages 29, 30 & 31 due Wednesday, 10/18
* pages 32 & 33 due Thursday, 10/19
* page 34 due Friday, 10/20
* BOTH 8A & 8P-- Baby Grammar book pp. 612-613 # 5, 6, & 7 due  
   Tuesday, 10/24
* Pronoun Quiz #3 on Tuesday, 10/24



WRITING 8A & 8P
This week we will focus on composing our Patriot's Pen essays. We will begin prewriting, drafting and peer editing our essays. We will work on composing clear focus statements, strong topic sentences and strong supporting details.

* Rough Drafts due Wednesday, 10/18
* Final Drafts due Friday, 10/20

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest-- "America's Gift to My Generation"
* Final Drafts due Friday, 10/20