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: 04/25/2016 | 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.

Independent Reading Requirements — Best Feature due by Friday, May 13th.

Fourth Quarter Journals

Current Reads

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

What’s happening in Literature and Language Arts?

April 25 - 29 — Journals for students in hours 3 and 8 are due on April 29th. Journals are due for all students in 6th hour on Friday, May 6th

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.


Literacy Night is Thursday, April 28th at 6 PM. Read one of the three books (Maze Runner, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or The Outsiders). Join a trivia team and win a free book for attending. Light snacks will be provided. The LIT/LA block with highest participation of students will watch the movie during class! I hope to see you there.

MONDAY:

Lit: Watsons letter presentations
1:
5/7:

LA: graduation speech intro
3:
6/8:

TUESDAY

Lit: discuss graduation questions
1:
5/7:

LA: search quotes/plan speech
3:
6/8:

WEDNESDAY


Lit:
Read “The American Dream” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
1:
5/7:


LA: complete rough draft of graduation speech
3:
6/8:

THURSDAY
Lit: peer edit speeches
1:
5/7:

LA:
3:
6/8:

FRIDAY — Journals due for hours 3 and 8.

Lit: finalize speech
1:
5/7:

LA: print speeches
3:
6/8:

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

Essay Parts

Science Career Essay Info

EasyBib

Paraphrasing/Summarizing

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

GRADUATION QUOTES

Quote Garden

Think Exist

Graduation Quotes

Brainy Quote

Motivating Quotes

Supply List

Grading Scale