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


            November 23-27, 2020

     Have a Blessed Thanksgiving


        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 identify and analyze various elements of plot as we continue our short story unit. We will also continue our Mitch Albom book club study.
*  "The Raven" Test on Tuesday, 11/24
* Comic Book due Monday, 11/30


BOOK CLUB ASSIGNMENTS
READ and COMPLETE ACTV-R Work

Tuesday, 11/24
Tuesdays With Morrie pages 67-100
For One More Day pages 71-114
The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 57-97

Tuesday, 12/01
Tuesdays With Morrie pages 101-150
For One More Day pages 115-153
The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 98-145


PROJECT of the MONTH 
* Superstitions Mini Report
* Due Wednesday, 11/25


VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week's focus is


GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will begin our study of capitalization.


WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will utilize the writing process to create an expository essay.
* Horror Narrative Final Draft due Tuesday, 11/24
* Gratitude Essay due Wednesday, 11/25


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 read various short stories that focus on different plot elements. We will also begin our Civil War book club reading.

* Read IR Novel for 30 minutes each night

Civil War Book Club Assignments
*read the assigned Chapters 
*complete ACTV-R Work 
Monday, 11/23
Across Five Aprils-- Chapter 4
Shades of Gray-- Chapter 4

Monday, 11/30
Across Five Aprils-- Chapter 6
Shades of Gray-- Chapters 6 & 7


FRECKLE

Class Code: LARICY

Project of the MONTH
* "Gratitude" Essay (Will be done in class)
* Due Wednesday, 11/25


VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week our focus is

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will continue our study of pronouns.
* workbook page 41 due Monday, 11/23
* Pronoun Test on Tuesday, 12/01

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

We will utilize the writing process to create an expository essay.
* Gratitude Essay due Wednesday, 11/25

Go STORM!!!