Grades 7-8 Language Arts- Mrs. Laricks

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
                        -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


             January 18-22, 2021

Remote Learners-- your Zoom Meeting ID and passwords, as well as daily assignments, will be sent by 7am daily on Google Classroom. It is YOUR responsibility to check this page for daily HOMEWORK assignments.

        8th Grade Language Arts
          Period 2 (8:50-9:35) Reading/Vocabulary
          Period 5 (11:15-12:00) Grammar/Writing

READING
http://newsela.com/
We will utilize active reading strategies as we continue our analysis of William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies.

The Lord of the Flies Assignments:
* Use Post-Its to annotate
* Answer Chapter Questions on Sheets
* Chapter Quickwrite Responses in Writing Journals (collected at random intervals--stay up-to-date! (Quiz grade)

* Chapter 7 & Questions due Tuesday, 1/19
* Chapter 8 & Questions due Thursday, 1/21
*Quickwrites for Chapters 5-8 due Thursday, 1/21
* Chapter 9 & Questions due Friday, 1/22
* Chapters 10 & Questions due Monday, 1/25

** Assignments are subject to change-- I will let you know at the end of class each day**


FRECKLE
Class Code: laricc


PROJECT of the MONTH 
* Graduation Quote Analysis due Wednesday, 1/20 by 11:59pm

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
We will focus on review of Vocabulary Units 4-6

* Workbook pages 80-82 due Wednesday, 1/20
* ONE online quiz for each unit (4-6) emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Thursday, 1/21
* Vocabulary Units 4-6 Cumulative Test on Thursday, 1/21


GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will continue our study of adjectives.
* page 13 due Thursday, 1/21
* page 14 due Friday, 1/22
* page 15 due Monday, 1/25

WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will utilize the research process to write a Saint report. 
* CDA FINAL Drafts due Wednesday, 1/20
* Saint Research Rough Drafts due Tuesday, 1/26


7th Grade Language Arts
Period 3 (9:35-10:20) Reading/Vocabulary
Period 4 (10:30-11:15) Grammar/Writing

READING
http://newsela.com/
We will identify and apply active reading strategies as we analyze the Revolutionary War novel, My Brother Sam is Dead.

My Brother Sam is Dead Assignments
Read and annotate(post-its) & complete Chapter questions 

* Chapter 9 & Questions due Tuesday, 1/19
* Scene in a Minute Scripts due by end of class on Wednesday, 1/20
* Chapter 10 & Questions due Wednesday, 1/20
* Chapter 11 & Questions due Thursday, 1/21
* Scene in a Minute performances on Friday, 1/22
* Chapter 12 & Questions due Friday, 1/22
* Chapter 13 & Questions due Monday, 1/25


FRECKLE
Class Code: laricy

Project of the MONTH
My Brother Sam is Dead Brochure of Redding (Details on Google Classroom)
* Due Wednesday, 1/20


VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week's focus is review of Vocabulary Units 4-6
* Workbook pages 80-82 due Wednesday, 1/20
* ONE online quiz for EACH unit (4-6) emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Thursday, 1/21
*Vocabulary  Units 4-6 Cumulative Test on Thursday, 1/21

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will continue our analysis of adjectives.
* page 17 due Wednesday, 1/20
* page 18 due Thursday, 1/21
* page 19 due Friday, 1/22
* page 20 due Monday, 1/25
 

WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html

We will utilize the writing process to create a persuasive problem-solution essay. 
* Social Media Takeover Ideas due Wednesday, 1/20
* CDA poem (FINAL) due Thursday, 1/21
* Gathering Chart due Friday, 1/22
* Rough Draft of Problem-Solution essay due TBA

Go STORM!!!