May 23

Summer Learning Expectations

According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.  In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, middle school students will be  expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall.  Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in August.  Below are the literacy expectations by building name.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

 

Woodworth Catherine Morrison Woodworth Summer Learning Woodworth  Rubric

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May 6

Week of May 6-10

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Lesson 22-Pythagorean Theorem

SLOT: Transformations of figures

Students will learn how to find length of right triangle’s sides.

Students will practice skill independently.

Summative Assessment: May 7

English Language Arts

Unit of Study:  Informational leveled book  The Civil War & Technology/ Apply Reading strategies

Students will read and analyze an  informational text  and apply reading comprehension strategies .

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: The Industrial Revolution

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text/ learn significant  facts.

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to topic.

Study Skills

Multi-step equations

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Volcanoes-continue

They will read and analyze informational texts. Formative assessments:  Complete vocabulary foldable/ Oral presentation of informational articles.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Dear Parents,

Please check your child’s planner for the homework assignments every day.

Formative assessments are ongoing assessments in each subject.

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April 30

Week of April 29-May 3

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Lesson 21- Angle relationships

SLOT: Transformations of figures

Students will learn how to find angle measures.

Students will practice skill independently.

Summative Assessment: May 1

English Language Arts

Unit of Study:  Informational leveled book  The Civil War & Technology/ Apply Reading strategies

Students will read and analyze an  informational text  and apply reading comprehension strategies .

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: The Age of Industry

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text/ learn significant  facts.

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to topic.

Study Skills

Multi-step equations

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Mountain Building & Volcanoes

They will read and analyze informational texts. Formative assessments:  Complete vocabulary foldable/ Oral presentation of informational articles.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Dear Parents,

Please check your child’s planner for the homework assignments every day.

Formative assessments are ongoing assessments in each subject.

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April 24

Week of April 22-26

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Lesson 20- Properties of Transformations

SLOT: Transformations of figures

Students will learn how to dilate a figure and compare coordinates.

Students will practice skill independently.

Summative Assessment: April 26

English Language Arts

Unit of Study:  Informational leveled book  The Civil War & Technology/ Apply Reading strategies

Students will read and analyze an  informational text  and apply reading comprehension strategies .

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: The Age of Industry

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text/ learn significant  facts.

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to topic.

Assessment: April 25

Study Skills

Reading groups ( Informational book : Causes of the Civil War)

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Mountain Building & Volcanoes

They will read and analyze informational texts. Formative assessments:  Complete vocabulary foldable/ Oral presentation of informational articles.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Dear Parents,

Please check your child’s planner for the homework assignments every day.

Formative assessments are ongoing assessments in each subject.

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April 16

Week of April 15-18

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Lesson 19- Properties of Transformations

SLOT: Transformations of figures

Students will learn how to  reflect, translate, and rotate a figure.

Students will practice skill independently.

Formative Assessment: Exit tickets every day

English Language Arts

Unit of Study:  Informational leveled book The Civil War / Apply Reading strategies

Students will read and analyze an  informational text  and apply reading comprehension strategies .

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: The Reconstruction Period

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text/ learn significant  facts.

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to topic.

Study Skills

This week’s focus is The Properties of Transformations.

Physical Science

Unit of Study: The Rock Cycle

They will read and analyze informational texts. Formative assessments:  Complete vocabulary foldable/ Oral presentation of informational articles.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Dear Parents,

Please check your child’s planner for the homework assignments every day.

Formative assessments are ongoing assessments in each subject.

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April 1

IXL Language Arts

Dear students,

Hope you are enjoying your spring break! If you are having technical problems with IXL language arts, practice skills that IXL allows you to do. Do not worry about other skills! Instead practice and solve more IXL Math problems. Please do all IXL Math( The Number System/ Exponents/ Integers/ Square roots/ Cubes/ Rational- Irrational/ Scientific Notations).

Also, I want you to read stories from website: Storyline Online

Thank you,

Ms. Hamze

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