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.


                 March 1-5, 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 we analyze Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird

Reading Schedule
* Read Chapter
* Annotate with Post-Its
* Complete Chapter Questions in Writing Journal

- Chapter 7 due Monday, 3/01
- Chapters 8 & 9 due Wednesday, 3/03
- Chapter 10 due Thursday, 3/04
- Question Check Chapters 1-10 on Thursday, 3/04
- Chapters 11 & 12 due Monday, 3/08


FRECKLE/NEWSELA

PROJECT of the MONTH 
*  To Kill a Mockingbird Activity
* TBA


VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
We will focus on Unit 9 Vocabulary words

* Two paragraph Creative Story using 15 words due Wednesday, 3/03
* ALL Unit 9 exercises pages 113-117 due Thursday, 3/04
* TWO online quizzes for Unit 9 emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 3/05
* Unit 9 Quiz on Friday, 3/05
* Units 6-9 Cumulative Test on Friday, 3/19


GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
We will continue our study of verbs.
* workbook page 50 due Tuesday, 3/02
* workbook page 51 due Friday, 3/04
* workbook page 52 due Monday, 3/07


WRITING
http://https//owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html
We will write a freeverse poem based upon a photograph.
* Poem due Thursday, 3/04
* TKAM Positive/Negative Influence due Wednesday, 3/03



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 book club novels.


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

BOOK CLUB WORK:
Read and Annotate with Post-Its
One Sentence Summary of Each Chapter

A Long Walk to Water
Chapters 13-15 due Monday, 3/01
Chapters 16-end due Thursday, 3/04
Novel Test on Friday, 3/05
Fish in a Tree Chapters 1-9 due Tuesday, 3/09

Ok for Now 
Chapter 4 due Monday, 3/01
Chapter 5 due Thursday, 3/04
Chapters 6 & 7 due Tuesday, 3/09


FRECKLE/NEWSELA
 TBA

Project of the MONTH
TBA

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week's focus is Unit 9 Vocabulary terms
* Two Paragraph Creative Story (15 words) due Wednesday, 3/03
* ALL Unit 9 exercises pages 113-117 due Thursday, 3/04
* TWO online quizzes for Unit 9 emailed to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com by 8am Friday, 3/05
* Quiz on Friday, 3/05

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will continue our study of verbs.
* workbook page 56 due Tuesday, 3/02
* workbook page 57 due Friday, 3/05
* Verb Tense Quiz on Friday, 3/05
* workbook page 58 due Monday, 3/08
 

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

We will utilize the writing process to create a freeverse poem about weather.
* Poem due Wednesday, 3/03
* Hughes Poem Literary Analysis TBA

Go STORM!!!