Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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

Week of Oct 14th

All classes have access to their small group work through google classroom. All classes will have a vocabulary quiz this Friday. 122 and 123 will also have a reading quiz on top of the vocabulary quiz.

Week of the 30th

120: homework due for Tuesday. Please write out the following vocabulary words and definitions in your journal. There will be a vocabulary quiz on Wednesday.

  1. alliance

  2. bewilder

  3. controversial

  4. dishearten

  5. fruitless

  6. inflammable

  7. inflict

  8. malignant

  9. mortify

  10. procure

  11. scurry

  12. sodden

  13. virtual

  14. void

  15. wayward

  16. wince

Week of the 23rd Homework

123 Homeroom: IXL skills B.1 and B.2 (students in 6th grade should work on them at the 6th grade level and students in 7th grade should work on them at the 7th grade level)

122 Homeroom: IXL skills C.2 and C.3. Student also need to have their vocabulary words written out on lined paper with both a definition and a sentence.

118 Homeroom: IXL skills (6th grade level) B.1 and B.2

120 Homeroom: IXL skills (7th graders) C.1, C.2, C.3 (6th graders) C.1, C.2, C.3

Quiz Retakes THIS FRIDAY 9/20

Students will have the opportunity to retake their vocabulary quiz this Friday. However, due to the fact that students had their vocabulary words for over a week before taking their quiz AND the quiz was nothing more than multiple choice, students will only receive a partial grade boost for their retake. Moving forward, I will not be doing retakes for every vocabulary quiz because these quizzes are simply a matter of (did your child actually study). Students have a vocabulary quiz EVERY week and are expected to be prepared for them. Thank you.

Week of the 16th homework

120 homeroom: Edgar Allen Poe worksheet, two No Red Ink assignments, Vocabulary words/definition (all due by Friday)

122 homeroom: the following assignments are due Friday…

8th grade level
Greek and Latin Roots: R.1
Reference Skills Y.1
Domain Specific Vocabulary X.1

No Red Ink (two assignments)

Vocabulary words-definitions/sentences

118 homeroom: IXL 6th grade Level skills J.1 and K.1

No Red Ink Assignments: Parts of Speech and Adjectives

123 Homeroom: IXL skills (7th grade) X.1 and X.2 (there are also 3 No Red Ink assignments posted)

Weekend Homework (14th and 15th)

123 homework : IXL skills (7th grade level) “Shades of Meaning” T.1 and T.2

118 homework: IXL skills (6th grade level) “Analogies” U.1 and U.2

120 homework: IXL skills (7th grade level) “Direct and Indirect Objects” II.1 and “Prefixes and Suffixes” P.1, P.2,

122 homework: IXL skills (8th grade level) “Direct and Indirect Objects” JJ.1 and “Prefixes and Suffixes” Q1, Q.2

Extra Credit Opportunity

5 points for students of parents who signs up for remind before Monday

Week of September 9th Homework

All students will have both a vocabulary quiz AND reading quiz this Friday. It is important that students understand the importance of studying at home so please reach out to me with any questions on ways in which you can assist your child. Although this may appear to be a lot of homework, Students are given time in class to work on these items and all items are assigned at the beginning of the week so students have adequate time to complete them. Thank you.

122 homeroom:

IXL skills F.1, F.2, F.3

High School research (either typed out and shared or written out)

”Get to know you survey” was due last week but will I will take it up until this Friday

Superstition webquest (pre-reading activity for our short story)

120 homeroom:

IXL skills F.1, F.2, F.3

”Get to know you survey”

Vocabulary words-definitions and sentences

No Red Ink assignment over “commonly confused words”

123 homeroom:

Vocabulary words-definition and sentences

Auschwitz Webquest-pre reading activity

IXL Skills F.1, F.2, F.3

No Red Ink assignment over commonly confused words

118 Homeroom:

”Get to Know you survey”

Study for vocabulary quiz

pre-reading questions for “The Outsiders”

IXL skills F.1, F.2, F.3

Kipling Elementary

Teacher: Ms. Steider Subject: ELA

Personal Email: steidera@gmail.comm

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Welcome to the 2020 school year! I am very excited to be your child’s English teacher! This year is going to be an exciting and engaging year for your child. My students will partake in many hands-on academic activities that will allow them to expand their educational outlook. Our classroom will be student centered, allowing students the opportunity to learn through personal experience while I guide them along on their journey. We will explore our society through reading a wide variety of literature that will push students to form opinions and defend them. We will also learn how to express and support these opinions in our writing. As we progress throughout the year, students will work to create a portfolio that showcases all of their hard work.

A key component for a successful year includes open communication between parent and teacher. By working together, we can ensure that your child receives a fulfilling learning experience. Weekly newsletters will be sent home with updates about what we are doing in the classroom. Students will be expected to have these letters signed by each Wednesday to ensure that parents are staying informed. Please feel free to contact me at any time of the day or night with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to work with your child. This year is going to be a wonderful, exciting year!

Sincerely,

Ms. Steider

Required Materials

1.3- Ring binder (any size) 5. Lined Notebook paper

2. # 2 pencils & pens (Blue or black AND red) 6. Colored pencils and/or crayons and markers

3. Two composition notebooks 7. Highlighters (4 Pack)

4. 4 Packs (100 cards each) of 4X6 Index Cards

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.