Shatima Kemp
5th Grade Reading & Language Arts

Language Arts

 About Me

My name is Shatima Kemp. I am so excited to be a 5th Grade Teacher at Daniel Pratt Elementary School. I am from a small town called Beatrice, AL. After graduating high school, I started to pursue a career to become a registered nurse. I received my associates degree from Alabama Southern and was accepted into Auburn University of Montgomery nursing program. After much thought, I finally decided to pursue my passion, teaching. I graduated with my Bachelor's of Childhood Education in May of 2019. This is my first year teaching! I recently moved to Elmore County. I have two children, Jesiah and Jayda, who I adore. When I am away from school, I love spending time with family, and enjoying the outdoors. 


J. F Shields High School

Alabama Southern Community College
Associates of Science 2015

Auburn University Montgomery
Bachelors of Science Childhood Education


What’s Happening In Reading

Anauthor may write similar details about different things or people. You can use these similar details to make a general statement that covers all things or people. This statement is called a generalization. A valid generalization can be supported by facts or details. a faulty generalization cannot. Sometimes an author makes a generalization and uses a clue word such as all, many, or generally to signal it.

Reading Vocabulary

1. economic of or about the management of the income, supplies, and expenses of a household, government, etc.
2. independence freedom from the control, influence, support or help of others
3. overrun to spread over
4. scrawled to write or draw poorly or carelessly
5. vacant not occupied

What’s Happening In Lang. Arts

Adverbs tell more about verbs. They explain how, when, or where actions happen. Many adverbs that tell how end in -ly. Adverbs can appear before or after the verbs they describe. 

How- The time passed slowly. The dog waited patiently

When- Travelers seldom stopped. Yesterday the stage came. 

Where - Settlers moved westward. They built a town here


Some adverbs tell more about an adjective or another adverb:
Mining towns sprang up very quickly. They were terribly noisy. 


Comparative adverbs compare two actions. Add -er to form a comparative adverb. Superlative adverbs compare three or more actions. Add -est to form a superlative adverb. If an adverb ends in -ly, use more or most instead of -er or -est.


Comparative Adverb- 

Miners worked harder than storekeepers. 

Superlative Adverb-

Farmers worked hardest of all. They depended most completely on the land and weather. 

What’s Happening in Spelling

Unit 5.5
Greek Word Parts

1.telephone  2.graphic 
20. telephoto

Challenge Words

Website Links

Spelling City



How to get students to their assignments

1. Have students go to

2. Students enter class code S26A5K

3. Tell your students that their default password is 1234

Note: Students can change their passwords when they log in, and you can change student passwords on this page.


The format that I will be using for the remainder of the school year will be Google Classroom. Each student should have received an invite to join my Google Classroom. When students log in, they are to use their google account.

Google Sign-In Information


For example:
Student Name: Billy Bob
Billy's Student Number: S123456

Billy Bob's Login Information
Password: ACS123456


You can also join by using the class code: h7ibmdk

Please join Ms.Bradley's class as well.
History Class Code: hhmiuhg
Science Class Code: nnbrc5b

If you need help logging in, please feel free to email me.

Discipline Plan

Classroom Rules and Expectations

  • Be Prepared
  • Always Try Your Best
  • Respect Yourself and Others
  • Keep Our Classroom Neat and Clean
  • Listen and Follow Directions

    Students will adhere to the Autauga County Board of Education Code of Conduct


    I will keep my behavior chart, on which I will note any misconduct that occurs each day during the week. It corresponds with my classroom rules and expectations. If rules are not followed, I will address the situation and mark it on my chart. If a student has three or more marks on my chart for the week, a parent note will be sent home. Notes must be signed and returned the following day. If problems continue to occur, a phone call will be made. If students continue to misbehave or be disruptive after and note or a phone call, a parent/teacher conference will be scheduled during my planning period. Should there be any other problems after these steps have been followed, an office referral will be written. Severe misbehavior will elicit immediate action as needed.

Class Information

 Class Schedule
8:00-8:10 Homeroom/Character Education
8:10-9:35 Reading Whole Group and Small Groups
9:35-9:50 Snack
9:50-10:35 Planning Period
10:35-11:45 Language Arts
11:45-11:55 Transition
11:55-12:02 Reading Whole Group. & Small Groups
Lunch: 12:02-12:25
12:25-1:45 Reading Whole Group and Small Groups 
1:45 -2:50 Language Arts
2:50-3:00 Character Education Wrap-Up & Dismissal
Library- Flexible Times

Music/Technology- 10:40-11:15
Bi-weekly (Tuesdays)