Ottawa Elementary Schools District 141

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Shepherd Middle School

Principal: Lori Kimes - lkimes@oes141.org | Dean of Students: Gary Windy - gwindy@oes141.org

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Araujo

Mrs. Araujo

Updated: 01/26/2015 | Faculty | 815-434-7925 | maraujo@oes141.org | Started with District 141: 2000

Homework

Language Arts Journal Prompts are posted under links. One entry is due every Friday for 3rd hour unless otherwise noted.

Students are expected to read their Independent Reading (IR) books each night for Literature.

Third Quarter Reading Requirements

**Book Forms for all Independent Reading Books are due Monday, March 9th. These are submitted to me via Google Docs. The links are found on this webpage under Book Forms on the left under links.


What’s happening in Literature and Language Arts?

January 26 - January 30, 2015

Holocaust Webquest

Holocaust Materials
The Diary of Anne Frank (1/3 and some 7/8)
Sevek and the Holocaust: The Boy Who Refused to Die (5/6 and some 7/8)

MONDAY
Lit:
1/3 Begin vocab for Anne Frank define word and create a sentence for each (conspicuous, unabashed, insufferable, meticulous, fatalist, ostentatiously
5/6 Discuss roles for Sevek/begin reading

LA: Share expert intro/subject work

TUESDAY
Lit:
1/3 Finish Sharing Holocaust info/begin reading play
5/6 Finish Roles Chapters 1 and 2

LA: Subjects in interrogative sentences

WEDNESDAY
Lit:
1/3 Read through half of Scene 3
5/6 Work on roles for Chapters 3 and 4—due Thurs.

LA: Finding subjects in inverted word order

THURSDAY
Lit:
1/3 Read through Scene 3
5/6 Roles due Chapters 3 and 4

LA: Subject review

FRIDAY— JOURNALS DUE for all students in periods 1/3.
Lit:
1/3 Margin questions
5/6 Phi Delta for those who qualified (IR reading or Sevek reading)

LA: Journal writing or IR time

8th Grade Language Arts Third Quarter —Students will be studying sentences and their parts, including complete and simple subjects and predicates, direct objects, indirect objects, predicate nominatives, and predicate adjectives. In addition to labeling and using these sentence parts in writing, students will begin to diagram sentences. Language Arts and Science will continue to collaborate for the school-wide science research project.

8th Grade Literature Third Quarter—Throughout the quarter students will be analyzing fiction and nonfiction works related to the Holocaust and the Civil Rights movement.

Important deadline: All independent reading book forms are due by March 9, 2015.

Newsletter

Textbooks are kept in my classroom but can be sent home as needed for assignment completion. Students just need to ask me for one!

You can access Google Drive from home. Your login and password are the same as they are at school. Go to gmail.com. Remember to enter your full email address.

Third Quarter Reading Requirements

Third Quarter Journal Prompts

Planner Letter



CATEGORIES FOR GRADES

Literature:

Daily Work 31%
Assessments 33%
Responsibility 5%
Independent Reading 31%

Language Arts:

Daily Work 45%
Assessments 50%
Responsibility 5%

Transition Words

Transition Words PDF

MAP Goal Setting

Language Objectives

Math Objectives

Reading Objectives

Late Work Policy

Late work will be accepted, but points will be deducted from the grade. Absent work should be turned in as soon as possible.

Links

Journal Prompts Third Quarter

GAMES

Word Scramble

BOOK FORMS

Fiction Book Form Document

Biography Book Form

Nonfiction/Factual Book Form Document

Citation Machine

Adjective List 1

Adjective List 2

VERBS

Linking Verbs

Linking Verb Review

Linking Verb Hangman

Linking Verb Word Scramble

PREPOSITIONS

Preposition List

Preposition Desert

Preposition Crossword I

Preposition Crossword II

Preposition Crossword III

BIOGRAPHY UNIT

Nobel Prize

Pulitzer Prize

American Institute of Physics

NASA

A Science Odyssey

Biography

Time Magazine

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Rhyme Zone

A-Z Animals

Animal Pictures Clip Art

OLYMPIC STUDY

Olympians

Summer Olympians

More Summer Olympians

Winter Olympians

Supply List

Grading Scale