- Identify idioms analogies, metaphors and similes.
- Use knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots/affixes to understand vocabulary.
- Analyze and identify plot, foreshadowing, character traits, and themes in fiction.
- Analyze and identify cause/effect patterns and author’s purpose in non-fiction.
- Uses an outline or note taking to organize compositions.
- Supports statements with descriptions, facts, or specific examples.
- Revise writing to improve organization and consistency between paragraphs.
- Writes persuasive compositions, summaries, letters, narratives, and responses to literature.
- Demonstrates all appropriate mechanics and English usage.
- Delivers narrative and persuasive presentations.
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers, and take numbers to whole number powers.
- Convert fractions to decimals/percents.
- Differentiate between rational and irrational numbers.
- Solve problems that involve discounts, mark-ups, commissions, and interest.
- Add and subtract fractions by factoring to find common denominators.
- Multiply, divide, and simplify rational numbers by using exponent rules.
- Use the order of operation to evaluate algebraic expressions.
- Simplify numerical expressions be applying properties of rational numbers.
- Graph linear functions and know that the ratio is called the slope of the graph.
- Plot the values of quantities whose rations are always the same, and fit a line to the plot, and understand that the slope of the line equals the quantities.
- Solve two-step linear equations and inequalities in one variable over the rational number; interpret the solution, and verify the reasonableness of the solution.
- Solve multi-step problems of rate, average speed, distance, and time or a variation.
- Use measures expressed as rates and products to solve problems; check answers..
- Understand Pythagorean theorem and converse; use to find length of a side of a right triangle.
- Understand conditions that indicate two figures are congruent.
Science: Focus on Life Science
- Cell Biology: All living organisms are composed of cells.
- Genetics: Cells contain genetic instructions that specify its traits.
- Evolution: Evolution accounts for diversity of species.
- Earth Science: Evidence from rocks allows us to understand evolution.
- Structures and Function in Living Systems: Structure and function are complementary in animals and plants.
- Physical Science: Physical principles underlie biological systems.
- Investigation and Experimentation: Students will develop questions and perform investigations.
Social Studies: Medieval and Early Modern Times
Content standards include learning about the following areas:
- Islam in the Middle Ages
- China in the Middle Ages
- Medieval Africa
- Medieval Japan
- Medieval Europe
- Meso-American, Andean Civilizations
- The Renaissance
- The Reformation
- The Scientific Revolution
- The 16th, 17th, 18th Century