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 21-25, 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 analyze characters, themes, symbols and conflict in the classic novel, The Land.
* Choose and IR Novel and read for 30 minutes EACH night
The Land FINAL Journal (REWRITE if desired) due Monday, 9/28 on Google Classroom 
* Novel Test on Friday, 9/25


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

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week's focus is Spelling Lesson One -- silent e words and suffixes.
 
* Worksheet due Tuesday, 9/22
* Creative Spelling due Wednesday, 9/23
* Quiz on Friday, 9/25

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will continue to learn about the Sentence and Its Parts.
* Types of Sentences Quiz on Monday, 9/21
* BGB page 20 Exercises A & B due Tuesday, 9/22
* BGB page 22 Exercises A & B due Wednesday, 9/23
* Workbook pages 108 & 109 due Thursday, 9/24
* BGB page 27 Exercises A & B due Friday, 9/25
* BGB page 31 due Monday, 9/28
* Parts of the Sentence Test on Monday, 9/28


WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will revise and editautobiographical poems
* "Where I'm From" Final Drafts due Wednesday, 9/23
* Bring in Props by Wednesday, 9/23



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.

* Watson Test on Monday, 9/21
* "Seventh Grade" packet due Monday, 9/28
* "Seventh Grade" Test on Monday, 9/28

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

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week our focus is Spelling Lesson One--final silent e words and suffixes.
* Sentences due Tuesday, 9/22
* Creative Spelling Activity due Wednesday, 9/23
* Quiz on Friday, 9/25

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will continue to analyze the parts of a sentence.
 
*Types of Sentences Quiz on Monday, 9/21
* BGB page 20 Exercises A & B due Tuesday, 9/22
* BGB page 22 Exercises A & B due Wednesday, 9/23
* BGB page 24 Practice and Apply due Thursday, 9/24
* BGB page 27 Exercises A & B due Friday, 9/25
* BGB page 31 due Monday, 9/28
* Parts of the Sentence Test on Monday, 9/28


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

We will revise and edit autobiographical poems
 
* "My Life in 30 Words" Final Draft & Visual due Thursday, 9/24


                  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!!!