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


               October 18-22, 2021
* No School on Friday, 10/22-- Teacher In-Service


            8th Grade Language Arts

           

READING
http://newsela.com/
We will continue our study of the short story and begin our Mitch Albom Book Club.
* IR Novel Journal #2 due on Google Classroom by 8am Tuesday, 10/19
* Read IR Novels
* "Flowers for Algernon" assignments TBA

Week 1 Book Club Assignments:
ACTV-R Sheet due Monday, 10/25
Tuesdays With Morrie pages 1-55
The Five People You Meet in Heaven pages 1-55
For One More Day pages 1-55

PROJECT of the MONTH 
 *  Idiom Costume/Prop AND Poster
*  due Friday, October 29th

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php
This week we are focusing on Lesson 3 in Spelling-- words ending in -ate and -ion.
* Unit 15 Vocabulary Quiz on Monday, 10/18
* Two Unit 15 online quizzes due by 8am Monday, 10/18 (email to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com)
* Worksheet due Wednesday, 10/20
* Lesson 3 Quiz on Thursday, 10/21
* Units 13-15 Vocabulary Cumulative Test on Friday, 10/29


GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-h
This week we will continue our study of nouns.
* workbook page 8 due Tuesday, 10/19
* Noun Test on Wednesday, 10/20

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 descriptive piece-- "A Person Who Has Influenced Me"
* Deadlines will be assigned during class


7th Grade Language Arts

READING
http://newsela.com/
This week we will continue our short story unit.
* Read your IR novel each night for twenty minutes
* IR Novel Journal #2 due on Google Classroom by 8am Tuesday, 10/19
* "Zebra" Packet and Test on Monday, 10/25


PROJECT of the MONTH
* "Zebra" Trash Project (see handout for details)
* Due Friday, 11/5

VOCABULARY/SPELLING
http://https//www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_b.php
This week we are focusing on Spelling Lesson 3-- words ending in -ate and -ion.
* Unit 3 Vocabulary Quiz on Monday, 10/18
* TWO online quizzes for Unit 3 due by 8am Monday, 10/18 (email to dlaricks@bishopmchugh.com)
* Spelling Lesson 3 Worksheet due Wednesday, 10/20
* Spelling Lesson 3 Quiz on Thursday, 10/21
* Vocabulary Units 1-3 Cumulative Test on Friday, 10/29

GRAMMAR
http://https//www.exercisesinenglish.com/ir-level-g
This week we will continue our study of nouns.
* workbook page 4 due Tuesday, 10/19
* workbook page 5 due Wednesday, 10/20
* workbook page 6 due Thursday, 10/21

* workbook page 8 due Monday, 10/25


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

This week we will utilize the writing process to create a descriptive essay-- "My Favorite Place."
* Detail Chart due Wednesday, 10/20

Go STORM!!!