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: 10/26/2014 | Faculty | 815-434-7925 ext 5023 | maraujo@oes141.org | Started with District 141: 2000

Homework

Language Arts Journal Prompts are posted under links. Five entries are due for LA hours 6 and 8 on Friday, December 5th. 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.

What’s happening in Literature and Language Arts?

October 27 - October 31, 2014

MONDAY
Lit: “Adventure of the Speckled Band”
LA: Last class day in computer lab for biography project

TUESDAY
Lit: “Adventure of the Speckled Band”
LA: proper, demonstrative, and indefinite adjectives

WEDNESDAY
Lit:“Adventure of the Speckled Band”
LA: adjective review/assessment

THURSDAY
Lit: “Adventure of the Speckled Band”
LA: verb pre-test/charades

FRIDAY
Lit: “Adventure of the Speckled Band”
LA: Writing Workshop focusing on adjectives and verbs

8th Grade Language Arts Second Quarter —Students will be studying sentences patterns and applying comma rules. Students will also be reviewing parts of speech: adjectives, verb, adverbs, and prepositions. Students will be working on persuasive writing paragraphs and essays. Language Arts and Science will collaborate for the school-wide science research project.

Important deadline —All journals must be handed in by Friday, December 5, 2014.

8th Grade Literature Second Quarter—Students will be studying fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. This quarter students will be working with mysteries and survival pieces. All students should always be working on an independent reading selections.

Important deadline: All independent reading book forms are due by January 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.


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 Second Quarter

GAMES

Word Scramble

BOOK FORMS

Fiction Book Form Document

Biography Book Form Document

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