Grades 7-8 Language Arts- Mrs. Laricks

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
                                   --Helen Keller


   September 14-18, 2020

        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 continue to analyze characters, themes, symbols and conflict in the classic novel, The Pearl.
* Choose and IR Novel and read for 30 minutes EACH night
The Pearl FINAL Journal due Monday, 9/14 on Google Classroom
* Novel Test on Friday, 9/18


PROJECT of the MONTH 
* Kindness and Compassion Analysis & Visual (see handout and/or Google Classroom)
* Quote Approval due September18th
* Visual due September 25th
* Four Paragraph Analysis due September 30th

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week's focus is Unit One in our vocabulary books
 
* THREE PARAGRAPH creative story using AT LEAST 10 vocabulary words due Wednesday, 9/16
* ALL exercises pages 17-21 due Thursday, 9/17
* TWO online quizzes (click on link above) emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 9/18
* Unit 1 Quiz on Monday, 9/21

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will learn about the Sentence and its parts
* workbook page 101 due Tuesday, 9/15
*workbook pages 105 & 106 due Wednesday, 9/16
* Baby Grammar Book page 13, Activity 3 #1-10 in binder
* workbook page 107 due Friday, 9/18
* workbook pages 102 & 103 due Monday, 9/21
* Types of Sentences Quiz on Monday, 9/21


WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will write autobiographical poems
* "Where I'm From" Rough Drafts due Thursday, 9/17



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 continue to analyze characters, setting, theme, symbolism and conflict in our summer reading novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963.

* Choose an IR novel and read for 30 minutes each night.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 FINAL journal due Monday, 9/14 on Google Classroom.
* Novel Test on Monday, 9/21

PROJECT of the MONTH
* School Year Motto-- refer to handout and/or Google Classroom
* Visual due September 25th
* FOUR Paragraph analysis due September 30th

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week our focus is Unit One in our vocabulary books
* Descriptive paragraph using FIVE words due Wednesday, 9/16
* ALL exercises pages 17-21 due Thursday, 9/17
*TWO online quizzes for Unit 1 (click on link above) emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 9/18
* Unit 1 Quiz on Friday, 9/18

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will learn about the sentence and its parts
 
* workbook page 114 due Tuesday, 9/15
* workbook page 113 due Wednesday, 9/16
* Baby Grammar Book page 13 Activity 3 #1-10 (record answers in binder) due Thursday, 9/17
* BGB page 15, Activity B in binder due Friday, 9/18
* workbook pages 112 & 113 due Monday, 9/21
*Types of Sentences Quiz on Monday, 9/21

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

We will create autobiographical poems
 
* "My Life in 30 Words" Rough Draft due Thursday, 9/17


                  7th GRADE INFORMATION
* Snack will take place during our class. Please bring in a snack from  home (there is no snack cart this year).
* Lunch will be in our classroom. Please bring in your lunch DAILY--there is NO HOT LUNCH this year. Please remember to pack a fork and/or spoon (if needed), napkins, and a drink.
* Please bring in your own water bottle. The water fountains will only be used to refill your bottle.
 7th Grade Specials Schedule
Monday--Gym
Tuesday-- Second Step
Wednesday-- Spanish
Thursday-- Music
Friday-- Art

Go STORM!!!