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Title: 8th Grade Curriculum Night


1
8th Grade Curriculum Night
  • Welcome Parents and Students

2
General Expectations
  • Aim To prepare students for success on EOGs and
    Final Exams and to facilitate a successful
    transition to high school by providing a
    challenging curriculum aligned to Common Core
    Standards, developing strong study skills, and
    encouraging student responsibility for learning.

3
A Successful 8th Grade Student
  • Comes to class on time prepared to work
  • 8th Grade Tardy Policy
  • 1st Offense-warning
  • 2nd Offense-warning
  • 3rd Offense-parent contact
  • 4th Offense-administrative referral
  • Completes assignments by due dates
  • 8th Grade Late Work Policy
  • Ten percent daily deduction to earned grade
  • Work accepted up to 5 days late

4
  • Completes homework regularly
  • Uses an agenda to stay organized
  • Communicates effectively with teachers
  • Is responsible for learning and actions
  • Positively participates in the learning community

5
Mathematics
  • Concepts covered in the class
  • A. Number Sense
  • B. Solving Expressions and Equations
  • C. Geometry
  • D. Functions
  • E. Probability and Statistics

6
Keys to Success
  • Organization and work ethic
  • Homework completion reinforces skills covered in
    class, given on a regular basis, and is factored
    into the students grade.

7
Integration of Technology
  • Students will use School Net computer-based
    problem solving beginning in the second nine
    weeks. The practice and assessments will aid
    readiness for the EOG and will be graded
    assignments.

8
English Language Arts
9
Integrated Reading Writing Curriculum
  • Rigorous examination of fiction and non-fiction
    texts
  • Units organized thematically rather than by text
    type
  • All genres of literature covered
  • All students will complete an MLA formatted
    Research Paper incorporating in-text citations
    and a Works Cited page

10
  • Writing activities tie to texts covered in class
  • Concentration on Academic Vocabulary development
  • Emphasis on using textual evidence to support
    writing claims
  • Focus on Product/Project Based learning
  • Application of skills/concepts/knowledge to new
    situations

11
SpringBoard Program
  • Produced by College Boardmakers of the PSAT
    exam, SAT exam, and Advanced Placement (AP)
    programs
  • Uses a consumable workbook or online format that
    allows marking the text, answering questions, and
    completing activities
  • Students preview learning objectives and
    assessments before beginning each unit

12
  • Students assessed (tested) twice each unitCalled
    Embedded Assessments
  • Lessons build on knowledge and skills leading to
    Embedded Assessment
  • Tests are product or project-based require
    students to apply learning to create essays,
    projects, etc.
  • Emphasis on collaborative learning

13
8th Grade Science
14
  • 8th Grade Science Curriculum includes
  • 1st nine weeks - Hydrology
  • 2nd nine weeks - Chemistry
  • 3rd nine weeks - Molecular Biology
  • 4th nine weeks - Earth History, Evolution and
    Genetics
  • Students tested on the North Carolina State End
    of Grade (EOG) exam.
  • Cumulative online exam during the last 10 days of
    the school year.

15
8th Grade Science
  • Students will
  • study relevant evidence
  • use logical reasoning
  • use imagination to devise hypotheses
  • make sense of collected evidence
  • participate in traditional laboratory experiences
  • develop problem-solving skills

16
Donors Choose
  • Several teachers have Donors Choose projects that
    help our students and TMS gain tools we need for
    education.
  • Examples include microscopes, beakers,
    calculators, etc.
  • Please check our teachers webpages during the
    school year as new projects will be posted.
  • Donations are tax deductible

17
Social Studies
  • Skills Developed
  • Ability to analyze historical primary sources.
  • Reading comprehension skills
  • Ability to defend a viewpoint with evidence.
  • Make connections from past to present events.
  • Create critical thinkers.

18
Technology Resources
  • Study Island
  • Discovery Education Tech Book
  • Teacher Websites
  • Chrome books and Google Docs

19
1st Quarter Topics of Study
  • Topic 1 Colonization
  • Topic 2 Revolutionary War
  • Topic 3 America as New Nation

20
2nd Quarter
  • Topic 1 US Expansion and Reform
  • Topic 2 Civil War and Reconstruction

21
3rd Quarter
  • Topic 1 Industrial Revolution
  • Topic 2 The World Wars and the Great Depression

22
4th Quarter
  • Topic 1 Vietnam and Civil Rights
  • Topic 2 Modern Times
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