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

                             November 13-17, 2017

Reminders:
*Book Clubs will meet next Thursday, 11/16
EVERYONE MUST SUBMIT A JOURNAL TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM by Wednesday evening, 11/15
ACTV-R Work due Thursday, 11/16
* Wildwood Catholic Musical on Wednesday, 11/15-- Break a leg, Gianna!
*  Conferences Thursday, 11/16 5pm-7:30pm and Friday 11/17 8am-11am (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS on FRIDAY)


READING
ClassZone
This week we will read and analyze a short story full of suspense and horror, "The Monkey's Paw"
Students should also continue to read their BC novels for at LEAST 20 minutes per evening.

A-TEAM (8A)
* All "The Monkey's Paw" work due Monday, 11/20
* "The Monkey's Paw" test is Monday, 11/20



 BOOK CLUB
* Journals due on Google Classroom by Wednesday evening, 11/15
* All ACTV-R Work (TYPED) due IN CLASS Thursday, 11/16
* Next Meeting-- Thursday, 11/16(ACTV-R Work due)
* READING ASSIGNMENTS:
               The Time Keeper  Chapters 43-69 (stop at Future)
               Have a Little Faith  all of Autumn     
* NOVELS NEED TO BE FINISHED by WEDNESDAY, 11/22



POWER RANGERS (8P)
"The Monkey's Paw" Work due Monday, 11/20
"The Monkey's Paw" Test Monday, 11/20


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER BOOK CLUB
* Journals due on Google Classroom by  Wednesday evening, 11/15
* Next Meeting-- Thursday, 11/16 (ACTV-R Work due-- MUST BE TYPED!)
* READING ASSIGNMENTS:
           The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 98-145
            (The Third Person)
         For One More Day pages 103-146 (all of III. Noon)   
* FINISH READING YOUR ENTIRE NOVEL by WEDNESDAY, 11/22



8A & 8P October Project of the Month
Due November 30th
Superstitions Mini Research Report-- see handout


NewsELA Requirements-- Due Tuesday, 11/21
https://newsela.com/signin
* Sign in with Google
*Choose an Article to read AND complete worksheet that is turned in to teacher.

* 15% of Reading Grade



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 8A & 8P
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/7th_grade.php
This week we will complete the Units 1-9 Cumulative Test and focus on spelling words with the prefixes of re-, con-, sub-, in- and de-.
*  Vocabulary Units 1-9 Test on Monday, 11/13
* Lesson 5 Spelling Worksheet due Tuesday, 11/14
* Lesson 5 Test Thursday, 11/16
* Lesson 5 ASSIGNED Creative Spelling Projects due Wednesday, 11/22

          A-Team-- 30 Second Words
                           work in groups to create a skit or commercial
                           Scripts MUST BE TYPED!
           
          Power Rangers-- Story Words
                                        write a story using AT LEAST 12 spelling 
                                        words-- MUST BE TYPED!

          

GRAMMAR
Exercises in English

We are going to switch gears and focus on punctuation and capitalization.

A-TEAM
* Grammar pages 139-148 due Thursday, 11/14
* Baby Grammar book pages 636-637 #1, 2 & 3 due Tuesday, 11/14
* Grammar pages 149-150 due Tuesday, 11/21 (Quiz Grade)
* Punctuation and Capitalization Test Wednesday, 11/22

POWER RANGERS
* Grammar page 145 due Tuesday, 11/14
* Grammar pages 146 & 147 & 148 due Thursday, 11/16
* Grammar pages 149-150 due Tuesday, 11/21 (Quiz Grade)
* Punctuation and Capitalization Test is Wednesday, 11/22



WRITING 8A & 8P
This week we will focus on composing an expository essay on the topic of high school choice. Where do you want to go to high school and why?
* Organized Lists due on Google Classroom on Wednesday, 11/15
* Rough Drafts due Monday, 11/20
* Final EDITED Paper due Monday, 11/27

ATTENTION A TEAM!!!
LAOH National Irish History Contest
Topic-- Expressing Irish History Through Music
* Organized Lists due on Google Classroom by Wednesday, 11/21
* Rough Drafts due Friday, December 1st
* Final Papers due Monday, December 11th