Janine Langs (5-8)

Janine Langs (5-8)

UGC Language Arts Resource

Background and Education: 
B.S. in Elementary Education - Illinois State University
LBS - Endorsement - Roosevelt University
ESL Endorsement - National Louis University

Teaching Experience: 
I began my teaching career as a 4th-7th grade Reading/LA and Religion teacher in the Joliet Archdiocese. I then decided to go back to school to receive my LBS-1 certification so I could teach Special Education. I taught 3rd and 4th grade Special Education for 3 years. I have worked in many other districts as an instructional aide as well. last year I decided to go back to school and receive my ESL endorsement. I will continue my education by getting my Master's in ESL and Reading. I am really looking forward to working as the 5-8 Reading/LA resource teacher this year.

Additional Responsibilities at SPC:
Member of the Problem-solving Team
Foster Mother to Lizzie the Lizard (school pet)

 

Class News

I am back and excited to work with all of your children this year!  We will be working on novels, writing, grammar, and short stories in the Anthology this year.

Important Dates for January:

January 8th: 1st day back from Christmas Break

January 9th: Lice checks

January 11th: Roundball pep assembly 2:15 pm

January 12th: 8th grade field trip to Auditorium

January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No school

January 29th-February 2nd: Catholic Schools Week

 

Resources

Learning Ally
Students can download novels being read in Reading class or self-chosen books
Students download the link and sign in with the username and password given to them.
 
Google Docs
Each student has created a document for Reading Reflections and Journaling.
 
Google Classroom-googleclassroom.com
Login:student's email
Password: student's password
Find the classroom assigned to the student
 
Google Blogger-blogger.com
Go to the website and each student has already created a blog
 
IXL - www.ixl.com 
login = first initial + last name @spc
password = lastname + first initial 
 
McDougal Littell Literature

5th/6th Grade Reading/Language Arts Homework - Mrs. Langs

January 22nd, 2018: MAP testing; Study spelling words, test Wednesday, January 24th

January 16th, 2018: Finish reading Ch. 1 in Number the Stars and study Spelling flashcards

January/February Novel: Number the Stars   

December 12th, 2017:  In class: guided reading job page and Ch. 11 questions; Christmas writing due next                                                                                                                         week

December 11th, 2017: Bridge to Terabithia Ch. 10 questions

December 4th, 2017: Bridge to Terabithia Ch. 5 Guided Reading job page in packet

November 29th, 2017: Bridge to Terabithia Ch. 2 Questions and Capitalization/Punctuation packet

November 28th, 2017: 

Bridge to Terabithia Ch. 1 Questions and Possessives Worksheet

November/December Novel: Bridge to Terabithia 

November/December L.A.:  Grammar-possessives and plural endings

 

Monday, November 27th, 2017: Read 20 minutes-self chosen book on Learning Ally

Thursday, November 9, 2017: No homework; MAP testing tomorrow

Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Finish Favorite Hobby writing and Mini-Vocab Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 : Read 20 minutes on Learning Ally

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Wonder questions

Monday, October 30, 2017
Wonder questions

Friday, October 27, 2017
No Homework

Thursday, October 26, 2017
No Homework

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
No Homework

Monday, October 23, 2017
Wonder questions

Friday, October 20, 2017
No Homework

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Study for vocabulary quiz

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Wonder questions
Study for vocab quiz on Friday

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vocabulary Quiz on Friday, October 20

Monday, October 16, 2017
Questions for Wonder

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Study for Verb Test
Questions for Wonder

Thursday, October 5, 2017
No Homework

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Vocabulary/spelling test tomorrow (Thursday.)
Puzzle study guidy for test
Questions for Wonder

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

  • Read and complete questions for Wonder.
  • Word Wisdom, page 31, numbers 4-8
  • Vocab quiz on Thursday, October 5.

Monday, October 2, 2017
Questions for Wonder

7th Grade Reading/Language Arts Homework - Mrs. Langs

January 22nd, 2018

Finish listening to Chapter 4 p. 54-60 in My Brother Sam is Dead and answer Ch. 4 questions

MAP testing tomorrow 1/23/18

 

January 16th, 2018

Finish listening/reading Chapter 1 of My Brother Sam is Dead

January 10th, 2018

Vietnam/Revolutionary War Slideshow (worked on in class) due tomorrow 1/11/18  Rubric

January/February Novel: My Brother Sam is Dead  L.A.: Problem/Solution Essay

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017: In class: Vocabulary quiz on Friday; Science Focus due: Thursday,                                                                                                                                                   December 20th 

Words: 2 packets and a worksheet to study 

affinity, solicit(or), discretion, ruminate, bliss, resolve(d), surmise, vehement, scarce, shrewd

 

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017: Story ending writing assignment for Crush story in Anthology due: Friday, December 8th.  Rubric: 

Monday, November 29th, 2017: Read 20 minutes self-chosen book on Learning Ally; Central Africa Quiz on Monday, December 4th

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017: Read 20 minutes self-chosen book on Learning Ally; South Africa Quiz on Wednesday, November 29th

Monday, November 27th, 2017: Read 20 minutes self-chosen book on Learning Ally; North Africa Quiz in class tomorrow

Thursday, November 9th, 2017: No Homework; MAP testing tomorrow

Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Review of Literature Rough Draft and Reference List due: Tomorrow!  Print out 2 copies

Tuesday, November 7, 2017: Work on Review of Literature Rough Draft due Thursday, November 9th

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Work on Science Focus

Monday, October 30, 2017
Work on Science Focus

Friday, October 27, 2017
No Homework

Thursday, October 26, 2017
No Homework

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Essay due today

Monday, October 23, 2017
Titanic Project #1 due
Season essay due Wednesday, October 25

Friday, October 20, 2017
Titanic project #1 due Tuesday, October 24
Season essay due Wednesday, October 25

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Study for vocabulary quiz

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rough draft of essay due
Study for vocab quiz on Friday

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Finish body paragraph and the conclusion of your essay

Monday, October 16, 2017
Finish the second body paragraph of your essay

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
No Homework

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Letter project (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi) due on Wednesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Vocabulary Packet

Study for Vocabulary/spelling test

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Vocabulary/spelling quiz on Thursday, October 5.

Monday, October 2, 2017
Vocabulary Packet due Thursday, October 5

8th Grade Reading/Language Arts Homework - Mrs. Langs

January/February Novel: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World    L.A.: Compare/Contrast Essay

January 22nd, 2018

Vocabulary quiz moved to January 24th, 2018

MAP testing tomorrow

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday, January 23rd (students have definitions written down and taken home to study)

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Vocab Words Week 1/8/18

abashed, articulate, defect, flaunt, genial, ostracize, premonition, repercussion, retentive, scapegoat

Arctic OR Antarctic Slideshow (worked on in class) due tomorrow 1/10/18 Rubric

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Poet Slideshow due Wednesday, December 20th (worked on in class) Rubric

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017: In class: Poetry with, poetic elements, mood, tone, and theme.  Written 2 poems: self-chosen and winter traditional poem due Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Vocab quiz on Friday, December 15th, 2017  Words:

Repetition, Assonance, Alliteration, Personification, Rhythm, Rhyme, Metaphor, Simile, Imagery and Figurative Language (all words in reading notebook)

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017: Extra day given for Poetry Assignment: Find a pop song with poetry characteristics in it.

Friday, December 1st, 2017: Poetry Assignment: Find a pop song with poetry characteristics in it.

 Rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-7vS0MsgQtsrMBzorigFCNSlUUjyMxiRMeLb5_ryqWk/edit

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017: Study for HPST

Monday, November 27th, 2017: Read 20 minutes self chosen book on Learning Ally

Thursday, November 9th, 2017: Compare/Contrast Rough Draft due tomorrow.  Print out!  MAP testing tomorrow 

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017: Compare/Contrast Essay due Friday, Nov. 10th and Vocab Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017: Compare/Contrast Essay due Friday, Nov. 10th

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Quiz on Nouns

Monday, October 30, 2017
No Homework

Friday, October 27, 2017
Prepositional Phrases

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Study for "The Monkey's Paw" quiz

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Finish "The Monkey's Paw"
Quiz on Thursday, October 26

Monday, October 23, 2017
Essay is due tomorrow

Friday, October 20, 2017
"Perfect" essay due Tuesday, October 24

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Study for vocabulary quiz

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Introduction and body paragraph of the rough draft due

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vocabulary quiz on Friday, October 20, 2017
Finish Introduction to essay

Monday, October 16, 2017
Study vocabulary words for the "Tell-Tale Heart"
Study guide given in class

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
No Homework

Thursday, October 5, 2017
"The Elevator" ending is due Tuesday, October 10

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Vocabulary/spelling test tomorrow (Thursday)

"The Elevator" ending is due Tuesday, October 10

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Vocabulary/spelling quiz on Thursday, October 5 

Monday, October 2, 2017
Reading Homework: None

LA Homework: Prewrite for essay