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

                            December 18-22, 2017

Reminders:
*Project of the Month due Thursday, 12/21
*Christmas Program 6:30pm, Thursday, 12/21
*All School Christmas Party Friday, 12/22 (HALF DAY)
* GO STORM BASKETBALL!

Have a Very Merry & Blessed Christmas! Enjoy your break and READ your books!!!

READING
ClassZone
We are going to read and analyze O. Henry's short story, "The Gift of the Magi."


A-TEAM (8A)
Choose a classic novel for independent reading. Due after Christmas break.


* Across Five Aprils Test on Monday, 12/18-- ESSAY DUE
* "Gift of the Magi" Packet due Thursday, 12/21
*Classic Novel Journal #1 (Google Classroom) due Thursday, 1/04
* Classic Novel Journal #2 (Google Classroom) due Monday, 1/08


POWER RANGERS (8P)

* Shades of Gray Test Monday, 12/18  PACKETS DUE
* "Gift of the Magi" Packet due Thursday, 12/21
* IR Novel Journal #1 (Google Classroom) due Thursday, 1/04
* IR Novel Journal #2 (Google Classroom) due Monday, 1/08


8A & 8P October Project of the Month
Due Thursday, December 21st
" 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" Rewrites-- see handout


NewsELA Requirements-- Due Tuesday, 12/19
https://newsela.com/signin
* Sign in with Google
*Choose an Article to read & complete worksheet-- ATTACH ARTICLE TO WORKSHEET
* 15% of Reading Grade



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 8A & 8P
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/7th_grade.php
This week is CHRISTMAS Spelling!
* Test on Thursday, 12/21



GRAMMAR
Exercises in English

We are continuing our study of verbs. This week we will focus on active and passive voice and the different verb tenses.
8A & 8P
* Grammar page 46 due Wednesday, 1/03
* Grammar page 47 due Thursday, 1/04
* Grammar page 48 due Friday, 1/05


WRITING 8A & 8P
This week we are focusing on Snowball Writing!
* Stories due Friday, 12/22