January 6

Week of January 7- 11

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Solving system of  Equations (Ready Common Core Instruction Book)

SLOT(continue): Multi-Step equations

Students will solve system of equations by graphing . Students will practice skill in groups solving word problems.

English Language Arts

Unit of Study: Informational Text features

Mini lessons: Informational text features/ structure

Students will read and analyze an informational book  about  Shaping of U.S. Constitution  and apply reading comprehension strategies .

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: U. S. Constitution-continue

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text about  U. S. Constitution   & American government .

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to U. S. Constitution.

Assessment: 1/11

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be Multi-step equations.

Khan Academy ( Online practice).

Physical Science

Unit of Study: The Solar System

They will read and analyze informational texts about planets. 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. 

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December 17

Week of December 17-21

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Solving Multi-step Equations (Ready Common Core Instruction Book)

SLOT(continue): Multi-Step equations / word problems using GUESS strategy

Students will solve linera equations with variable on both sides. Students will practice skill in groups solving word problems.

English Language Arts

Unit of Study: Informational/ Argumentative text (Close & Critical Reading 4 squares)-continue

Mini lessons: Persuasive Techniques (Ethos/ pathos/ Logos)

Students will read and analyze an argumentative text about Amazon Online Delivery and apply CCR .

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: U. S. Constitution-continue

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text about  Ideas behind the Constitution  & American government .

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to U. S. Constitution.

Assessment: 12/19

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be Mean/ Mode/ Median/ Range

Khan Academy ( Online practice).

Physical Science

Unit of Study: The Solar System

They will read and analyze informational texts about planets. 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. 

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December 9

Week of December 10-14

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Linear Function/ Slope- intercept form equation

SLOT(continue): Multi-Step equations / word problems using GUESS strategy

Students will identify rate of change and find slope from linear equations. Students will practice skill in groups solving word problems.

Assessment: 12/14

English Language Arts

Unit of Study: Informational/ Argumentative text (Close & Critical Reading 4 squares)

Mini lessons: Persuasive Techniques (Ethos/ pathos/ Logos)

Students will read and analyze an argumentative text about Amazon Online Delivery and apply CCR .

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

Assessment: 12/11 (Argumentative Writing)/ Review Study Guide provided on Monday 12/10

U.S. History

Lesson focus: U. S. Constitution-continue

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text about  Ideas behind the Constitution  & American government .

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to U. S. Constitution.

Assessment: 12/5

 

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be NWEA practice (Reading Comprehension & Review of Literary devices)

Khan Academy ( Online practice).

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Motion of Earth & Moon

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

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Assessment: 12/13

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

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December 2

Week of December 3- 7

Hello December! Favorite time of year! 

Pre-algebra 

Unit of Study: Linear Function/ Slope- intercept form equation

SLOT: Multi-Step equations / word problems using GUESS strategy

Students will identify rate of change and find slope from linear equations. Students will practice skill in groups solving word problems.

Assessment: 12/6

English Language Arts

Unit of Study: Argumentative Writing

Mini lessons: C.E.R. Writing strategy/ Counterargument/ Deconstructing an argumentative text about standardized tests

Students will continue writing a well- developed and organized argumentative essay by completing an outline.

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

Assessment: 12/7

U.S. History

Lesson focus: U. S. Constitution

Students will read informational texts/ Talk- to Text about American government and Constitution.

They will orally present it.

Students will learn new academic vocabulary related to U. S. Constitution.

Assessment: 12/5

 

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be Slope/ Y-intercept/ Linear Equation

Khan Academy ( Online practice).

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Motion of Earth & Moon

They will read and analyze informational texts about Rotation & Revolution/ Moon phases. Formative assessments:  Complete vocabulary foldable/ Oral presentation of informational articles.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Assessment: 12/4

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November 25

Week of Nov. 26-30

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday and enjoyed your time with family and friends!

Pre-algebra

Unit of Study: Rate of Change/ Slope

Students will identify rate of change and find slope from ordered pairs , table and graph.

SLOT: Multi-Step equations/ word problems using CUBES strategy

Assessment: 11/29

ELA

Unit of Study: Argumentative Writing

Mini lessons: Persuasive techniques/ Prefixes & Suffix

Students will read and annotate an argumentative article /identify Pros & Cons .

Students will write a well- developed and organized argumentative essay by completing an outline.

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: American Revolution (Major Battles)

Students will read informational texts about major battles and complete an organizer about significant facts. They will orally present it.

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be Relation & Function/ Rate of change

Khan Academy ( Online practice- the Number System- continue).

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Waves

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

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

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

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November 13

Week of Nov. 12-16

Parent -Teacher Conferences ( Monday from 4:00- 7:00 pm./ Wednesday  3:30- 6:30 pm.)

Pre-algebra

Unit of Study: Function

Students will compare function and identify rate of change.

SLOT: Multi-Step equations/ word problems using CUBES strategy

ELA

Unit of Study: Narrative text “The Tell -Tale Heart”/ Genre: Thriller

Mini lessons: Author’s Purpose/ Allusion/ Irony

Students will apply Close & Critical Reading (4 squares) and will orally present it.

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: Declaration of Independence/ George Washington Biography

Students will read a biography and create a mini biography report. They will orally present it.

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be Text structure

Khan Academy ( Online practice- the Number System- continue).

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Energy

They will read and analyze informational texts about forms of Energy. Formative assessments:  Complete vocabulary foldable/ Oral presentation of informational article.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

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November 7

Week of Nov. 5-9

Pre-algebra

Unit of Study: Characteristics of a Function

Students will learn how to determine if a relation is a function using Mapping diagram/ table/ graph.

SLOT: Multi-Step equations

ELA

Unit of Study: Narrative text ” The Tell -Tale Heart”/ Genre: Thriller

Mini lessons: Write a summary-    Tone/ Mood

Students will apply Close & Critical Reading (4 squares) and will orally present it.

They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

U.S. History

Lesson focus: Declaration of Independence

Students will read and analyze 4 sections of Declaration of independence.

They will paraphrase each section.

Student will learn new academic vocabulary related to Declaration of Independence.

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be Coordinate plane/ graphing ordered pairs.

Khan Academy ( Online practice- the Number System).

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Force & Motion_ continue

They will read and analyze informational texts about formation of Craters. Formative assessments:  Oral presentation of informational article.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

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October 28

Week of Oct.29- Nov.2

Pre-algebra

Unit of Study: The Number System

Students will learn how to write in scientific notation ( group work/ Independent skill).

They will solve equations with scientific notations.

Assessment:   11/1

ELA

Unit of Study: Narrative text ” Tell -Tale Heart”/ Genre: Thriller

Mini lessons: Types of conflict

Students will analyze character traits of the protagonist in ” The Tell- Tale Heart” and complete a Body Biography.

They will apply C.E.R. answering a writing prompt: Is the protagonist insane? They will cite textual evidence to support claim.

Assessment: 11/2

U.S. History

Unit of Study:  The War for Independence

Students will read and analyze informational texts about the colonists’ revolution.

They will learn significant facts about major battles .  Student will learn new academic vocabulary.

Study Skills

This week’s focus will be reading comprehension. 

Informational book: Causes of Revolution

Students will read, discuss facts (jigsaw Activity) and complete a book report .

Physical Science

Unit of Study: Force & Motion_ continue

They will read and analyze informational texts about Work and types of Machine. Formative assessments:  foldable/ thinking maps.

They will learn new academic vocabulary.

Dear Parents,

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

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