Ottawa Elementary Schools District 141

District Office: 815-433-1133

Shepherd Middle School

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

Staff Directory

Araujo

Mrs. Araujo

Updated: 02/08/2016 | Faculty | 815-434-7925 | maraujo@oes141.org | Started with District 141: 2000

Homework

Students are expected to read their Independent Reading (IR) books each night. Fifty pages will be due each Monday for a grade in the Independent Reading category for Literature.

A one page revision of a daily question is due throughout the quarter. Students should revise using the tricks and tips we discussed in class using mentor texts. This will be recorded as an Independent Writing grade in Language Arts.

Third Quarter LA Journals

Independent Reading Requirements

Current Reads for 1-3

Four Perfect Pebbles by Marion Blumenthal Lazan and Sevek by Sidney Finkel

Current Reads for 5-8

Because of Romek by David Faber

Call of the Wild by Jack London

Audio recordings of Call of Wild

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapters 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7

Pro/Con Sheet OUTLINE

What’s happening in Literature and Language Arts?

February 8 - February 12 — Journals are due on Friday, February 12th.

Continue to work on your Best Feature Presentation as you finish reading your IR books! When it is completed, you will give your presentation to the class.

MONDAY: Holocaust Museum Link

Antisemitism, concentration camp, ghetto, Holocaust, partisan, allies, axis, crematorium, Nazi, Gestapo

Lit: AIMS Web
1/3
5/6/7/8 Romek Roles

LA:Direct object activity

TUESDAY
Lit: Holocaust books
1/3:
5/6/7/8:

LA: correcting paragraph in Google Classroom

WEDNESDAY— Centers (both classes) —Research from Alphaboxes, choose to research and write a summary, IR time

1/3:

5-8
Lit:
LA:

THURSDAY—
Lit: Holocaust books/roles
LA:
1/3 Sentence review
5/6 Indirect objects
7/8 Indirect objects

FRIDAY — Journals are due for all students in 5/6.

Lit: Continue Holocaust readings
1/3
5/6
7/8

LA: Indirect object assessment for 5-8

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.

CATEGORIES FOR GRADES

Literature:

Daily Work 45%
Responsibility 5%
Independent Reading 50%

Language Arts:

Daily Work 45%
Independent Writing 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. Corrections can be made to any assignments. The original work and corrected work should be returned to the teacher the next school day. Absent work should be completed and turned in as soon as possible.

Links

GAMES

Word Scramble

Shmoop

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

Rhyme Zone

OLYMPIC STUDY

Olympians

Summer Olympians

More Summer Olympians

Winter Olympians

Supply List

Grading Scale