Grades 7-8 Language Arts- Mrs. Laricks

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
                                           -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


               January 17-21, 2021

            8th Grade Language Arts        
READING
www.newsela.com
We will analyze Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken."
"The Road Not Taken"
* Quiz on Wednesday, 1/19
* Skit Presentations on Wednesday, 1/19

To Kill a Mockingbird
* Read Chapters 1 & packet page 1 for Friday, 1/21
* Read Chapter 2 for Monday, 1/24

PR
OJECT of the MONTH 
*  Graduation Quote Paper
*  Quote Analysis Paper due Frday, 1/28

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week we focus on Units 1-3 in Vocabulary.
* exercises pages 42-44 due Wednesday, 1/19
* ONE online quiz for EACH Unit (1, 2 & 3) emailed by 8am on Friday, 1/21
* Units 1-3 Cumulative Test on Friday, 1/21


GRAMMAR
www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
This week we will begin our study of punctuation and capitalization.
* workbook page 143 due Wednesday, 1/19
* workbook page 144 due Thursday, 1/20
* workbook page 145 due Friday, 1/21
* workbook page 146 due Monday, 1/24

WRITING
www.owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will utilize the writing process to write a biographical research paper on your Confirmation saint.
* Notecards (10) due Thursday, 1/20
* Rough Draft-- TBA


7th Grade Language Arts

READING
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This week we will continue to read and analyze the historical fiction novel, My Brother Sam is Dead.


My Brother Sam Is Dead
* Read Chapters and Complete Questions in Packet
* Skits due Wednesday, 1/19
* Chapter 7 for Wedesday, 1/19
* Chapter 8 for Thursday, 1/20
* Chapter 9 for Friday, 1/21
* Chapter 10 for Monday, 1/24

PROJECT of the MONTH
* Redding Brochure 
* Due Friday, 1/28

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week we focus on Units 4- 6 in Vocabulary.
* Exercises pages 80-82 due Wednesday, 1/19
* TWO online quizzes for EACH Unit (4, 5, & 6) emailed by 8am on Friday, 1/21
* Units 4-6 Cumulative Test on Friday, 1/21


GRAMMAR
www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will continue our study of punctuation and capitalization.

* workbook page 143 due Wednesday, 1/19
* workbook page 144 due Thursday, 1/20
* workbook page 146 due Monday, 1/24

WRITING
www.owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html

This week we will utilize the writing process to create an expository essay comparing two things.
* Expository Paragraph due Wednesday, 1/19
* Essay Rough Draft-- TBA


Go STORM!!!