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

                            January 15-19, 2018

Reminders:
*Project of the Month due January 31st
* CDA Essay due February 12th
*January 26th is End of MP2!
* GO STORM BASKETBALL!

READING
ClassZone
We are going to continue our analysis of Frost's "The Road Not Taken" through our group projects-- "The Road Less Traveled."
We will also begin our reading and study of Harper Lee's coming-of-age tale, To Kill a Mockingbird.

* Skit Practice on Friday, 1/19-- begin bringing in props and study your lines!
* Class Performances are on Tuesday, 1/30



A-TEAM (8A)
* Classic Novel Explication Papers due Wednesday, 1/17
* To Kill a Mockingbird 
         * Chapters 3-5 & Questions due Wednesday, 1/17
         * Chapters 6 & 7 & Questions due Thursday, 1/18
         * Chapters 8 & 9 & Questions due Monday, 1/22             


POWER RANGERS (8P)

* To Kill a Mockingbird
         * Chapters 2 & 3 & Questions due Tuesday, 1/16
          * Chapter 4 & Questions due Wednesday, 1/17
          * Chapter 5 & Questions due Thursday, 1/18
          * Chapters 6-7 & Questions due Monday, 1/22


8A & 8P January Project of the Month
Due Wednesday, January 31st
8th Grade Yearbook Quote
         300-350 word, typed paper that explains the
         quote and its significance.



NewsELA Requirements-- Due Friday, 1/19
https://newsela.com/signin
* Sign in with Google
*Read assigned article, complete activities on instruction sheet
* 15% of Reading Grade



SPELLING/VOCABULARY 8A & 8P
https://www.vocabtest.com/middle_school/7th_grade.php
This week we continue to sharpen our spelling skills for the Spelling Bee (sometime in February).
    * Study Grade 6 Spelling Bee Words for Friday, 1/19

Units 1-12 Cumulative Vocabulary Test will be on Wednesday, 1/24
Complete ONE online quiz for EACH UNIT and email to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by Tuesday, 1/23


GRAMMAR
Exercises in English

We are continuing our study of verbs. This week we will focus on mood and modal auxiliaries.
8A & 8P
* Grammar page 49 due Thursday, 1/18
* Grammar page 50 due Friday, 1/19
* Grammar page 51 due Monday, 1/22


WRITING 8A & 8P
This week we will finish our Saint Research Papers.
* Rough Drafts are due Thursday, 1/18
* Final Revised Papers with a Works Cited & Cover due Wednesday, 1/24


THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS of AMERICA ESSAY CONTEST
"Finding Joy in My Life" 500 word essay due Monday, February  12th