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: 10/20/2014 | Faculty | 815-434-7925 ext 5023 | maraujo@oes141.org | Started with District 141: 2000

Homework

What’s happening in Literature and Language Arts? Students are expected to read their Independent Reading (IR) books each night.

Journal prompts are posted under links. Five entries are due for LA hours 6 and 8 on Friday, October 3rd. One entry is due every Friday for 3rd hour unless otherwise noted.

October 20 - October 24, 2014

MONDAY
Lit: Present book ads
LA: Begin Works Cited for biography project/color code notes due Tuesday—Final project due October 31, 2014

TUESDAY
Lit: present book ads/ mysterty vocab game
LA: computer lab for research project

WEDNESDAY
Lit: present book ads/five minute mystery/ Hours 1 and 3will read excerpts from Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
LA: computer lab for research on biography project

THURSDAY
Lit: present book ad/vocab preview for “Adventure of the Speckled Band” Hours 1 and 3 will attend author presentation.
LA: adjective intro (1/2 class then) practice presentations for class—one fact for each section of life

FRIDAY
Lit: begin reading “Adventure of the Speckled Band”
LA: continue biography presentations (1/2 class) then adjective room activity

8th Grade Language Arts First Quarter —Students will be reviewing parts of speech, sentence patterns, paragraph and essay construction. Students will also engage in biography research.

Important deadline —All journals must be handed in by October 3, 2014.

8th Grade Literature First Quarter— Students will be reviewing elements of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students will be reading short stories and Civil War related fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Important deadline: All independent reading book forms are due by October 17, 2014.

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.


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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 Quarter One

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