Curriculum Night 2011


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Curriculum Night 2011

  1. 1. Welcome to the 8 th Grade Team Curriculum Night 2011
  2. 2. PHYSICAL EDUCATION Mr. Prostka, Ms. Mc Ie, Mr. Ryback, Mrs. Payne Students will be involved in a variety of activities, including team sports, individual sports and cooperative activities, the students will learn basic strategy of different activities and participate to the best of their ability.  In addition, the students will work daily to make personal fitness gains.   Daily practice is crucial to learning and fitness improvement, it is important to be prepared, dressed and actively participating in class everyday.
  3. 3. 8th Grade Exploratory Curriculum <ul><li>Careers- Mr. Seifert – Identifies individual interests and discover different careers that correlate with those interests. Student will prepare resumes and identify interview skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Health- Mrs. Brown - Unit 1 focuses on stress management skills, effective communication, refusal skills, decision making techniques and goal setting. Unit 2 drug education and Unit 3 studies human reproduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Art- Ms. Nelis – This year art focuses on more advanced art concepts and materials. Students will learn perspective, value techniques and advanced color theories. </li></ul><ul><li>Project Citizen- Mr. Miller – Students will learn the importance of citizenship, expanding on prior knowledge of the three levels of government, discuss policies, laws, and learn steps in order to make changes in our society. </li></ul><ul><li>Media Communication- Brown, Miller, Nelis, and Seifert – Students will analyze a variety of mass media communication. Techniques that students will interpret are symbolism, advertising, journalism, propaganda and public relations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Powerschool & Team Website <ul><li>Information you can find on Powerschool: </li></ul><ul><li>Check grades in all classes </li></ul><ul><li>See any comments </li></ul><ul><li>Check attendance record </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for e-mail notification </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Information you can find on the team website: </li></ul><ul><li>Daily assignment sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Team handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar of important events including test dates </li></ul><ul><li>Individual class pages </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other resources </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Language Arts <ul><li>Grammar Units: </li></ul><ul><li>Parts of Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Units: </li></ul><ul><li>Affixes </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Rules & Study </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Units: </li></ul><ul><li>The Writing Process </li></ul><ul><li>6+1 Traits of Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Expository Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry & Literary </li></ul><ul><li>Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Research Unit </li></ul>
  6. 6. Literature <ul><li>Literature Units: </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Story Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction and Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Response & ISAT </li></ul><ul><li>preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Novel Units: </li></ul><ul><li>The Shadow Club </li></ul><ul><li>That was Then, This is </li></ul><ul><li>Now </li></ul><ul><li>Where the Red Fern </li></ul><ul><li>Grows </li></ul><ul><li>The Pigman </li></ul><ul><li>Speak </li></ul>
  7. 7. Honors Literature <ul><li>Literature Units: </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Strategies and </li></ul><ul><li>Story Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction and Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Response & ISAT </li></ul><ul><li>preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Novel Units: </li></ul><ul><li>The Pearl </li></ul><ul><li>Fahrenheit 451 </li></ul><ul><li>Speak </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Frank: Diary of a </li></ul><ul><li>Young Girl </li></ul><ul><li>Little Women </li></ul><ul><li>Julius Caesar </li></ul><ul><li>Frankenstein </li></ul><ul><li>Roll of Thunder, Hear my </li></ul><ul><li>Cry </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers for Algernon </li></ul>
  8. 8. Requirements for Being Recommended for Freshman Honors English <ul><li>To be eligible for Honors English, a student must attain the following three criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>8th grade teacher recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>A 3.5 GPA in Language Arts and Literature classes for 8th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Score 19 or above on both the Reading and English sections on the 8th grade Explore Test (taken in December) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Studies <ul><li>Course Topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reshaping the Nation – 1850s-1900 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reform, Expansion and War – 1880s-1940s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turbulent Decades – 1950s-1960s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turning Points – 1970s-1980s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern America – 1990s-Present </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. EARTH SCIENCE Ms. Kandler & Mrs. Kondela <ul><li>CURRICULUM </li></ul><ul><li>Inside Earth (no textbook) </li></ul><ul><li>Earth’s Changing Surface </li></ul><ul><li>Earth’s Waters </li></ul><ul><li>Weather & Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>Skills we build upon: </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in hands-on investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of results </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul>
  11. 11. PreAlgebra & Algebra 1 Mrs. Byers & Mrs. Galanos <ul><li>PreAlgebra </li></ul><ul><li>Equations </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities </li></ul><ul><li>Proportions </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Probability </li></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Equations </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities </li></ul><ul><li>Functions & Graphing </li></ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Polynomials </li></ul><ul><li>Radical/Rational Expressions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Algebra 2 Mrs. Galanos <ul><li>Equations & Inequalities </li></ul><ul><li>Matrices </li></ul><ul><li>Polynomial Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Logarithmic Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Conic Sections </li></ul><ul><li>Sequences & Series </li></ul><ul><li>Trignometry </li></ul><ul><li>Our curriculum parallels that of the WHS curriculum. A placement test will be taken in early 2012 for freshmen placement. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you for attending! <ul><li>Please sign up for November conferences according to your student’s homeroom : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pick the general time slot in which it would be most convenient for you AND your child to have your 20-minute conference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you have questions for any teachers regarding curriculum, please visit us in our classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Our extensions on the front of the packet correspond to our room numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will be available until 8:10. </li></ul><ul><li>Please visit the book fair which closes at 8:30. </li></ul>