is on real world problem solving, meeting student’s math level needs, high
school math class placement, and high school exit exam preparedness.
●2 math groups: algebra & pre-algebra
●daily review warm-ups, direct instruction,
group problem solving, and homework practice.
●cumulative exams & concept quizzes.
is on writing clear, organized, and well developed stories and essays with
supportive details and clearly documented evidence. We will also examine a
variety of written genres including: historical fiction, personal narratives,
fables, Shakespeare, poetry, and response to literature.
●writer’s workshops once a week
●literature circles & online discussion
●collaborative writing and revision using
Assignment: “Fables & Parables” (creative writing
inspired by The Alchemist, A Dark and Grimm Tale, and the Six
Pillars of Character)
Up: “Personal Narratives” (critical reading & response, Warriors
Don’t Cry, writing about autobiographical incidents, and digital
Ahead: “Responding to Historical Fiction” literature circles based around
novels set in the 19th century.
is on scientific investigations, interpreting and displaying data and applying
simple mathematical relationships to motion and forces. Content will also
cover the solar system and the life of stars.
●chapter reading & outlines
“Distance, Time, and Speed” ( energy track experiments, pipe insulation
roller coasters, & unit conversion problems)