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  • 1. 1 Back to School Night English & United States History Mrs. Allen Room 205
  • 2. 2 Supplies Thanks to all of you who donated supplies to the class! I greatly appreciate your generosity!
  • 3. Common Core Standards  We are beginning to implement the new standards in the 2013-2014 school year  Testing: “Smarter Balance”  The 4C’s:  Creativity  Communication  Critical Thinking  Collaboration 3
  • 4. 4 8th Grade English Department Curriculum • Goals: • Read with appreciation, understanding and critical judgment • Use systematic process in creating and revising written work • Communicate effectively in written and spoken English, using correct conventions of language
  • 5. 5 • Course of Study: • Study skills and note-taking • Library and research skills • Mechanics, sentence structure, grammar and usage • Creative Writing • Writing • Problem/Solution, Compare and Contrast, Persuasive • Vocabulary • Reading Strategies • Literary elements • Plot, setting, character, theme • Literary genres • Short story, drams, poetry, novel, myths/folktales • CLAS writing domains • Prewriting, writing, and revising techniques English
  • 6. 6 Used Text • Easy Grammar • Spelling and Vocabulary – Houghton Mifflin • Language Network • Vocabulary Workshop • Novels • My Brother Sam is Dead • Tom Sawyer • The Diary of Anne Frank • Across Five Aprils (GATE)
  • 7. 7 • Weekly Writing – 1 ½ -2 pgs typed • Vocabulary Workshop/Kate Kinsella - 3 days/week • Easy Grammar – 2 days/week • Weekly Geography (2nd Semester) • Wordly Wise (varies) • Depth Icons Used Text (Cont)
  • 8. 8 Accelerated Reader • 1 book per month starting in Sept • All books in their reading level range • Students must pass with a 70% or higher. If the student does not pass the reading test, they must read another book • If student does not read the desired amount of books for the semester, the semester grade is lowered.
  • 9. 9 • Goals: • To develop respect for the differences among world cultures etc. • Gain knowledge and understanding of multi-cultural society and acquire skills to effectively participate in a democratic society and world • To see connection between ideas and behavior, values and ideals • To recognize inter-connectedness • To use a wide range of thinking strategies and to think critically • To distinguish between fact and opinion • To participate in research, write and create multi-media projects • To appreciate the discovery, colonization and the development of the United States 8th Grade Social Studies Curriculum
  • 10. 10 • Course of Study: • Age of Enlightenment • First Americans • Age of Discovery/English Colonies/Colonial Life • Revolutionary Wary • Writing and Adopting the Constitution • Building a New Govt/Pol Parties • Industrial Revolutions/Rise of Cities • Westward Expansion Reform Movement • Civil War and Reconstruction • Growing Involvement in World Affairs • Causes that Effect Change in Politics and Culture • Current Events and U.S. Involvement in Global Society History
  • 11. 11 English/History • Activities: • Research Project • Class internet BLOG (Discussion questions) • 8th grade Constitution Assembly • Holocaust Presentation (April) • Washington D.C. Trip in June
  • 12. 12 Used Text • History Alive • The Constitution • Supplemental materials
  • 13. 13 Homework and Grading • Late work • Accepted when a note is provided from home, the student was ill, or absent for another reason. • Grade will decrease by 10% each day the assignment is late • Grades are based on percentages rather than points. Homework is weighted more heavily than tests in terms of history and English, but writing assignments are a huge part of the English grade. For example: • Weekly writing is worth 30% of the total English grade, therefore an averaged grade for all writing assignments goes towards 30% of the English grade
  • 14. 14 • Special Scores: (The are no A+ grades unless the student receives extra credit on an assignment or test) •√+ = Extra Credit (A+) •√ = Full Credit (A) •√- = Partial Credit (C)
  • 15. 15 Aeries On-line Grading • Keep track of your child’s grades from home • I do my best to update the grades on a weekly basis • I you find a red blank space for an assignment that either means the student has not yet turned in the assignment or was absent. Check back and the blank should be filled in with a grade unless the assignment was never received. • Please call the District Office if you cannot access the website or do not have a password • Go to www.nusd.org • Click on “Parent” • Click on “Homelink” • Sign in
  • 16. To Get in Touch With Me…. • Please call 892-2941 Ext #5457 • email aallen@nusd.org • Website: nusdsms.ss4.sharpschool.com • You can go to the nusd website or sinaloa’s website and click in order: • “Staff Website” • “8th Grade” • “Mrs. Allen”…then click on my link!
  • 17. 1717 Math 6yMath 6y Mrs.AllenMrs.Allen
  • 18. 18 Supplies Thanks to all of you who donated supplies to the class! I greatly appreciate your generosity!
  • 19. 1919  Gain success and confidence in mathematicsGain success and confidence in mathematics  Cover all math strands (whole numbers,Cover all math strands (whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents), geometry,decimals, fractions, percents), geometry, measurement, probability and statisticsmeasurement, probability and statistics algebra, patterns and functions, and logic.algebra, patterns and functions, and logic. Along with other major problem solvingAlong with other major problem solving strategiesstrategies  Come to class preparedCome to class prepared • Supplies: pencils, sharpener w/lid, correcting pen,Supplies: pencils, sharpener w/lid, correcting pen, homework, paper and a binder with pencil/penhomework, paper and a binder with pencil/pen holderholder Goals and Objectives
  • 20. 2020 Course OutlineCourse Outline A spiraled math program based on McDougal Littell’sA spiraled math program based on McDougal Littell’s Concepts and Skills 6Concepts and Skills 6 Behavior Policy •Students are expecting to be in their seat and ready to work and learn when the tardy bell rings. •Students are to respect themselves, others, and all property. •Students are to behave in a manner that encourages learning and avoid disrupting the teacher or other students •Students should be on task at all times and use class time wisely.
  • 21. 2121 HomeworkHomework  Math requires a tremendous amount of repetition. Therefore,Math requires a tremendous amount of repetition. Therefore, math homework will be assigned daily.math homework will be assigned daily.  All homework is due the following day unless otherwise stated.All homework is due the following day unless otherwise stated.  All students will be given a weekly assignment sheet on MondayAll students will be given a weekly assignment sheet on Monday  Homework will be complete, neat, and prepared with the requiredHomework will be complete, neat, and prepared with the required page layout and heading. DO NOT WRITE IN THE MATH PACKETSpage layout and heading. DO NOT WRITE IN THE MATH PACKETS  In evaluating the completeness of each assignment, the followingIn evaluating the completeness of each assignment, the following point will be awarded:point will be awarded: • 2 points2 points Assignment is complete, neat and has accurateAssignment is complete, neat and has accurate layout and headinglayout and heading • 1 point1 point Has completed “most” of the assignment, is messy,Has completed “most” of the assignment, is messy, or has an incorrect layout or heading, or is one dayor has an incorrect layout or heading, or is one day latelate • 0 points0 points Incomplete, incorrect layout, or more than one dayIncomplete, incorrect layout, or more than one day latelate * When a student is absent, all homework assigned during an illness is due* When a student is absent, all homework assigned during an illness is due within the number of says the student was absentwithin the number of says the student was absent
  • 22. 2222 Homework Con’tHomework Con’t  P.S. = Parent SignatureP.S. = Parent Signature  Selected assignments will require a P.S.Selected assignments will require a P.S. next to the answer of a specified number.next to the answer of a specified number. If not signed grade on homework isIf not signed grade on homework is lowered.lowered.  The hope is to keep the lines ofThe hope is to keep the lines of communication between parent andcommunication between parent and student open.student open.
  • 23. 2323 GradingGrading Grades will be evaluated as follows:Grades will be evaluated as follows:  Test scores 50% (each unit, occurringTest scores 50% (each unit, occurring approx every two weeks)approx every two weeks)  Quiz scores 25% (approx 2-3 quizzes perQuiz scores 25% (approx 2-3 quizzes per unit)unit)  Homework points 25% (occurs daily)Homework points 25% (occurs daily)
  • 24. 2424 66thth GradeGrade 77thth GradeGrade 88thth GradeGrade H.SH.S.. Pre-AlPre-Al Pre-AlgPre-Alg Alg 1AAlg 1A 7Y7Y Alg 1BAlg 1B 6Y6Y Alg 1AAlg 1A 7XY7XY Alg 1BAlg 1B 6XY6XY Alg 1Alg 1 Geom.Geom. 7X7X Alg 1XAlg 1X
  • 25. 2525 Needed SuppliesNeeded Supplies  Ample supply of paperAmple supply of paper  PencilsPencils  Red pensRed pens  ErasersErasers  ProtractorProtractor  Graph paperGraph paper  Sharpener with lidSharpener with lid  3-ring binder3-ring binder  DividersDividers  Pencil holderPencil holder

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