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.


            April 19-23, 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 begin Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoir, Night.

Night Reading Schedule
* Read Chapter
* Annotate with Post-Its
* Complete Chapter Questions in Packet

- TKAM Essay due on Google Classroom by Wednesday, 4/21 at 9am
- Chapters 1 & 2 due Thursday
-Chapters 3 & 4 due Monday, 4/26

FRECKLE/NEWSELA
TBA


PROJECT of the MONTH 
To Kill a Mockingbird Digital Scrapbook
* Due Friday, April 30th
* See Google Classroom for Details


VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week we focus on Lesson 12 Spelling-- words with prepositional prefixes.
* Creative Spelling Three Paragraph Story with 15 words due Thursday, 4/22
* Lesson 12 Quiz on Thursday, 4/22


GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will begin our study of verbals, concentrating on gerunds.
* workbook page 66 due Tuesday, 4/20
* workbook page 67 due Wednesday, 4/21
* workbook page 68 due Thursday, 4/22
* workbook page 69 due Monday, 4/26

WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will continue the research process for the Holocaust paper.
* Outline and Thesis due Tuesday, 4/20
* Rough Draft due Thursday, 4/29

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 John Boyne's novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. We will also continue to read and analyze short stories from our anthology.

*Please read your IR Novels (your choice, for pleasure) for 30 minutes each night that you are not assigned class reading

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Read and Annotate with Post-Its
Complete Chapter Questions in Packet
Complete Chapter Summary Sheet (if assigned)


- Chapters 7 & 8 due Wednesday, 4/21
- Chapter 9 due Thursday, 4/22
- Chapters 10 & 11 due Monday, 4/26

Short Story of the Week:"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry
-packet due Monday, 4/19
-test on Tuesday, 4/20


FRECKLE/NEWSELA
 TBA

PROJECT of the MONTH
* Frost Poetry Presentation
* Due Friday, April 30th
* See Goolgle Classroom for details
 

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week's focus is Lesson 12 Spelling-- words with prepositional prefixes.
* Creative Spelling TWO paragraph story with 10 words due Thursday, 4/22
* Lesson 12 Quiz on Thursday, 4/22

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will conclude our study of verbs.
* workbook page 70 due Monday, 4/19
* workbook pages 71 & 72 due Tuesday, 4/20
* Verb Test on Wednesday, 4/21
 

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

We will continue the research process for our Holocaust research papers.
* Notecards (10) due Wednesday, 4/21
* Outline and Thesis due Thursday, 4/22

Go STORM!!!