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Title: Liberty Middle School 6th Grade Social Studies


1
Liberty Middle School 6th Grade Social Studies
  • Curriculum Night
  • 2015

2
Meet your Teachers
  • Mr. Robert Dodd (Revolution Hall)
  • Mrs. Erin Kirby (Transformation Hall)
  • Mrs. Jennifer Shoemake (Legacy Hall)
  • Mr. Jack Hall (co-teacher)

3
What We Cover
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • Latin America
  • Canada
  • Geography
  • History
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Areas of the World
  • Content Area

4
Homework Expectations
  • Students and parents should expect homework when
    work is unable to be completed in class or
    projects
  • Review of class work each evening is advised
  • Homework will be collected for a grade

5
How often will tests be given?
  • Quizzes (formative)are given when each standard
    has been met
  • Major assessments (summative) will be given at
    the end of each unit (approximately every three
    weeks).

6
How can I help my child?
  • Ask him/her about his/her social studies class
    and assignments
  • Use Parent Portal and ItsLearning

7
6th Grade Language Arts
  • Mrs. Molares, Mrs. OHara, Mr. Jack Hall, and
    Mrs. Shoemake

8
Language Arts Classroom
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Presentations of Work
  • 21st Century Skills

9
Writing
  • Exploration of a variety of writing for various
    purposes and audiences such as narratives,
    persuasive/argumentative, and informational.
  • Use of the RACE strategy to compose effective
    essays.
  • Focus on preparing for the writing demands of the
    Georgia Milestones test.
  • Emphasize the writing process, meeting deadlines,
    and using trait-based rubrics
  • Grammar lessons are embedded throughout each
    unit.

10
Reading
  • Learn and apply reading strategies to works of
    fiction and non-fiction, using Holt-McDougals
    Literature textbook, in alignment with Common
    Core State Standards
  • Focus on literary elements including setting,
    plot, conflict, characterization, point of view,
    theme, resolution, and figurative language
  • Class Novels-read in class
  • Textbook website my.hrw.com

11
Independent Reading
  • Self-selected reading is expected at home on a
    regular basis (minimum of 20-30 minutes per
    night)
  • Students are encouraged to use their on-line text
    books to build upon reading skills taught in
    class. There are many level-up tutorials on
    concepts such as inferencing, context clues,
    theme, methods of characterization, etc.

12
Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary instruction is embedded in each unit.
  • Students are taught strategies for tackling
    unknown words.
  • Each unit test contains vocabulary words which
    have not been discussed in class requiring
    students to apply strategies for decoding.

13
6th Grade Math Revolution Hall Jana
Crump Transformation Hall Leeanne
Mullinax Legacy Hall Alesia Simmons Jack Hall
(co-teacher)
Math Information Materials needed for Math
class Binder PENCILS Notebook/graph paper
14
Units Covered
Unit 1 - Rational Explorations Numbers and their opposites This was our first unit with coordinate graphs and number lines Unit 2 - Number System Fluency Current unit - Multiplying and dividing fractions, compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples Unit 3 - Rate, Ratio, and Proportional reasoning Use unit rate, ratios and proportions to solve real world problems Unit 4 - Expressions Write expressions (learn letters can stand for numbers) End of First Semester
15
Units Covered 2nd Semester..
Unit 5 - One Step Equations and
Inequalities Solve one step equations and
inequalities, substitution, order of
operations Unit 6 - Area and Volume Solve real
world problems involving area, surface area and
volume Unit 7 - Statistics Recognize a
statistical question, summarize and describe
distributions (mean, median and mode,
interquartile range) Unit 8 - Show What We
Know Work on projects that cover all we have
learned for the year
16
Math Grading Policy
  • Summative Exams can be retaken for a maximum of
    85 credit.
  • Formative Exams can not be retaken.

17
How can I help my child?
  • Ask about class/assignments
  • Look at agenda and notebook with your student
    (emphasize organization)
  • Replenish pencils/glue sticks/supplies
  • Encourage use of tutorials/self assess features
    of the online book, if applicable
  • Use Parent Portal for grades and itsLearning for
    course information

18
Questions?
Important dates Student-Led Conferences October
21st 22nd
Please contact us with your questions or
concerns.
19
Earth Science
  • 6th Grade
  • Revolution Hall Amber Brannon
  • Transformation Hall Sue Sciorrotta
  • Legacy Hall Alesia Simmons
  • Jack Hall (co-teacher)

20
EARTH SCIENCE
  • ?1st  Semester
  • Geology, Rocks and Minerals, Plate Tectonics,
    Layers of the Earth. Earth and Energy, Volcanoes
    and Earthquakes.
  • ?1st Final Cumulative for 1st semester (last
    week before break)?

21
EARTH SCIENCE
  • 2nd Semester
  • Hydrology, Water and Ocean. Meteorology,
    Atmosphere and Weather, Severe Storms, Astronomy,
    Planets
  • ?Milestone
  • ?2nd Semester Cumulative Final (last week of
    school)

22
6th Grade Earth Science
  • Curriculum Related Links
  • Georgia Performance Standards
  • http//www.phschool.com/
  • Assessment Weight
  • 20 Formative Class work, homework, quizzes
  • 80 SummativeTests, projects

23
Milestones
  • The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia
    Milestones) is a comprehensive summative
    assessment program spanning grades 3 through high
    school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well
    students have learned the knowledge and skills
    outlined in the state-adopted content standards
    in language arts, mathematics, science, and
    social studies.  Students in grades 3 through 8
    will take an end-of-grade assessment in each
    content area, while high school students will
    take an end-of-course assessment for each of the
    eight courses designated by the State Board of
    Education.

24
Milestones Continued
  • Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System
    include
  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in
    language arts and mathematics (all grades and
    courses)
  • a writing component (in response to passages read
    by students) at every grade level and course
    within the language arts assessment

25
Milestones Continued
  • norm-referenced items in all content areas and
    courses, to complement the criterion-referenced
    information and to provide a national comparison
    and
  • transition to online administration over time,
    with online administration considered the primary
    mode of administration and paper-penc?il as
    back-up until the transition is complete.

26
Parent Connections
  • Email
  • ITS Learning
  • Parent Portal
  • Telephone
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