Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

IXL Review/Test Prep

Group A (7th Grade)

Organize Writing

J.1, J.1

Developing and Supporting Arguments

K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.5, K.6

Creative Techniques

M.1, M.2

Synonyms and Antonyms

R.1, R.2

Analyzing Lit

F.1, F.2, F.3

Theme

B.1, B.2


Group B (8th Grade)

Organize Writing

J.1, J.2

Developing and Supporting Arguments

K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.5, K.6

Creative Techniques

M.1, M.2

Synonyms and Antonyms

S.1, S.2

Analyzing Lit

F.1, F.2, F.3

Theme

B.1, B.2


          Group C (9th Grade)

Organize Writing

F.1, F.2

Developing and Supporting Arguments

H.1, H.2, H.3, H.4, H.5, H.6

Creative Techniques

J.1

Use Homophones

Q.1, Q.2

Analyzing Lit

D.1, D.2, D.3, D.4

Main Idea

A.1


Group D (10th Grade)

Organize Writing

F.1, F.2

Developing and Supporting Arguments

H.1, H.2, H.3, H.4, H.5, H.6

Creative Techniques

J.1

Homophones

Q.1, Q.2

Analyzing Lit

D.1, D.2, D.3

Main Idea

A.1


118 Grade Recovery

If you or your child are concerned about their grade, please make sure to have them complete (or go back in and redo) the following skills on IXL…..

6th grade Level: V.1 Context Clues

7th grade level: F.1 Analyze Short Stories

D.1 Compare and Contrast

118 Homework Due Friday 3/15

ALL google classroom questions are due on the 15th.

TEST-please remember to review the half sheet of questions that were given to you to study from. I will be selected 5 of those questions for your test. You can also use your google classroom questions as a study guide to help you review.

123 Homework Due Friday 3/15

Google classroom questions AND the questions I emailed to you on Tuesday are all due this Friday. Please remember to write them in complete sentences and ensure you have hit “TURN IN” on each question.

120 Homework Due on Friday 3/15

RIT band sheets (the green ones) are due this Friday! I know most of you have already finished them, but please don’t forget to bring them so you can get credit.

As I was going over your google classroom questions, I noticed that many of you did not finish them. Please make sure they are completed by tomorrow as they will be put in the grade book that afternoon.

READING QUIZ-this will not contain any of your vocabulary, but you will be expected to recall specific events from the text.

March Update!

123 (8 th grade)

Literature Circles

Students are currently in the midst of working through their assigned Lit circle books. These books have been selected on your student’s interests as well as their reading/comprehension level to ensure they are both engaged and challenged. The following skills/activities are present during lit circles…..discussions, vocabulary acquisition, comprehension questions, writing activities, and literary analysis.

Book List

The Book Thief

Kids of Kabul

Maus

Speak

RIT Band Work

Each week students will receive a sheet that outlines a specific skill set they need to focus on for both NWEA and high school prep. These skills will be specifically individualized to your child’s level to ensure they are being appropriately challenged.

120 (6/7)

Global Issue Research Project

I am SOOOO excited to begin one of my all-time favorite projects with this class. This is project specifically designed to prepare you student for the rigorous research based papers that your student will encounter in high school. Your child has been given the entire outline of the project that includes a breakdown of each section along with the points that will be allotted. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

Diary of Anne Frank

The first novel that we read as a class was fiction, so my goal for this novel is to expose students to a non fiction/historical text. The Diary of Anne Frank is a fantastic book to read because although it is a fascinating/inspirational story, it is also a challenging read due to vocabulary, historical context, and timeline. This text gives us a fantastic opportunity to work on our reading stamina and also focus on the parallels between slavery in America, genocide, and the effects of propaganda.

118 & 122

Number The Stars

We are currently in the midst of our novel titled, “Number The Stars” which takes place in Denmark during the Nazi invasion. We spent two weeks focusing on informational texts and vocabulary that is specific to both the time/location/and culture of Europe during that time. While we work through this novel, students will be receive weekly vocabulary quizzes, text specific writing prompts, and supplemental activities that relate to The Holocaust and how it parallels other past and present events.

RIT Band Work

Each week students will receive a sheet that outlines a specific skill set they need to focus on for both NWEA and high school prep. These skills will be specifically individualized to your child’s level to ensure they are being appropriately challenged.

120

Novel folder due by Wednesday

Rough Draft of letter due by Wednesday

Students will receive their first novel packet and a description of the unit on Wednesday along with time to begin reading in their newly assigned reading groups.

Friday-vocabulary quiz

122

We are so excited to begin our first novel as a class! Our first Novel is a literary classic that has been a hit with all my classes, “The Outsiders”. Students will receive a novel folder to keep track of their vocabulary charts, ch questions, written responses, and weekly assignments.

This week, students will have a vocabulary quiz on Friday over their first set of words and will be expected to have ch 1 read.

8th Grade Lit Circles (New Novel Unit)

The 8th Grade will starting their first lit circle based NOVEL UNIT.

The novels will include the following…

Julie of The Wolves

Speak

The Book Thief

The Absolutely Te Diary of a Part Time Indian

This week we will begin working with some pre-reading activities and students will receive their novel folders. (Please make sure to speak with you child about which book they have been assigned).

Our only two graded assignments this week will be a vocab quiz on Friday (your child will come home with a vocab list so please help them study) and a summary of ch 1.

122/120 Homework

Students will be quizzed over the following words on Friday. I want students to have an understanding of these words before we begin reading our next short story. Students are expected to finish their flashcards for homework if they did not finish them in class.

Homework that is due on Oct 11th: Each vocabulary word should be re-written on a separate sheet of paper with a synonym AND an antonym. I am also asking that students use each word in a sentence. The sense/endings of each word can be changed to fit the sentence if needed.

  1. acute

  2. vexed

  3. sagacity

  4. refrained

  5. wary

  6. suavity

  7. audacity

  8. vehemently

  9. gesticulations

  10. derision

  11. profound

  12. stealthily

  13. distinct

  14. waned

  15. fatigue

8th Grade Project (Due Friday)

Summary-20 pts

Characters and Setting

Begin your summary by stating the main characters and setting of the chapter in one to two sentences. The main characters are who the story is about. They do most of the acting, feeling and talking in the chapter. Include information about both the protagonist, the positive main character, and antagonist, the person who opposes the main character, if the chapter includes both of these characters. If the chapter contains supporting characters, such as friends and family members, only include them if they influence the chapter's outcome. The setting of the chapter is when and where the story takes place. The setting can be as specific as Manhattan in June 1965 or as broad as a rural village in the Middle Ages.

Supporting Details

The supporting details are the feelings and actions that support the main idea. They include the ways that the main character attempts to resolve the conflict. The supporting details answer the questions of why and how. Consider the motivation of the protagonist and antagonist and how they are feeling or reacting to the chapter's events. Include broad details or concepts, but be selective and focus on the most significant ones. Write the details as the author presented them chronologically. Two or three more sentences are sufficient.

Revise for Clarity

Review your summary and revise it as needed. All the essential elements -- characters, setting, theme and significant details -- should be clearly and logically presented without distracting nonessentials or opinions. The summary should be in your own words, not the author's. If you use an especially colorful sentence from the chapter, attribute it to the author to avoid plagiarism. Verify that your summary includes the title and author of the book as well as the chapter reference.

 

Theme-10 pts

You will be asked to identify what you believe the theme of your chosen chs is.  Once you have stated your theme MAKE SURE to identify details in the text that support your answer WITH in-text citations.

Main Theme

The main idea is the main theme in the chapter. To determine what it is, consider what the main character spends most of the time doing or thinking about. Often the character is attempting to solve a conflict. The conflict is sometimes internal. For example, the character might be struggling to contain his anger or dangerous impulses. Other times the conflict is external -- the character against his environment or another character. The character could be stuck in a storm or trying to win someone's affection. The main idea can also include a message or a moral. In two or three sentences, state the main action, the conflict and the moral, if it is obvious.

 

 

 

 

Figurative language 10 pts

Identify TWO examples of figurative language in each of your chapters and EXPLAIN how you know it is figurative language.

Personification-Giving something, nonhuman or an object, human characteristics

Hyperbole-An exaggeration so dramatic that no one would believe its true

Metaphor-A statement that is a comparison of two things that are not alike.

Alliteration-When a set of words uses the same sound or letters repeatedly

Simile-A comparison of two things that are not alike, uses "like" or "as"

Onomatopoeia-Sound words

 

 

Poster-10pts

Your poster should contain ALL of the components listed above. 

Your poster should be organized in a way that is easy to see and understand.

Your poster should be colorful and neat.

 

 

Presentation-20pts

EACH group member needs to have an opportunity to speak for an EQUAL amount of time.

Each presenter needs to speak loudly, clearly, and make eye contact with the class.

Flashcards are allowed if needed.

Week 6 Homework/Make-Up Work

118: Students have been given the opportunity to complete/redo any assignments they are unhappy with. They also need to complete two IXL assignments by the end of the week (Theme B.1 and Author’s Purpose and Tone C.1)

120: Students have been given the opportunity to complete/redo any assignments they are unhappy with. They also need to complete two IXL assignments by the end of the week (Theme B.1 and Author’s Purpose and Tone C.1)

122: Students have been given the opportunity to complete/redo any assignments they are unhappy with. They also need to complete two IXL assignments by the end of the week (Theme B.1 and Author’s Purpose and Tone C.1)

123: Students have been given the opportunity to complete/redo any assignments they are unhappy with. They also need to complete two IXL assignments by the end of the week (Theme B.1 and Author’s Purpose and Tone C.1)

Homework Week 5

118: Students who received a C or lower on both their poetry packet or Parts of Speech Quiz need to study/redo missed questions by Friday.

120: Students who received a C or lower on both their poetry packet or Parts of Speech Quiz need to study/redo missed questions by Friday.

122: Students who received a C or lower on both their poetry packet or Parts of Speech Quiz need to study/redo missed questions by Friday. Students also have two IXL assignments and a NewsELA assignment due by Friday morning.

123: Students who received a C or lower on both their poetry packet or Parts of Speech Quiz need to study/redo missed questions by Friday. Students need to have chs 3 and 4 of The Pigman read with their ch questions completed.

Second Chance on grades (redo opportunity)

120 & 122: During small group, students will be allowed to make corrections to assignments and redo their latest quiz if they were unhappy with their previous scores.

118 & 123: During small group, students will be allowed to make corrections to assignments and redo their latest quiz if they were unhappy with their previous scores.

Students who need to redo their Parts of Speech quiz should study their guided notes in their ELA folders.

Week 3 Homework

Room 118

Adjective Practice half sheet: Due on Thursday.

Students who did not finish the Poetry webquest will be expected to complete it by tomorrow, sept 18t.

Room 120

Poetry Packet: Due on Friday

Room 122

Poetry Packet: Due on Friday

Remind Class Codes for ELA

This year, Kipling Teachers and Staff will be communicating with parents through the Remind App. Please use the class codes listed below to join. If your child is in homeroom 118 then please use the class code for 118 to connect with me over Remind. It will make communication much easier/faster for me if you use your child’s name instead of your own name. Thank you.

Ms. Steider ELA Class Codes

118 d49dg3

120 hkah7d4

122 4847d3

123 9c37d7