- Analyze idioms, analogies, metaphors, and similes to infer literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases.
- Use common word origins to determine the meaning of words.
- Identify and analyze recurring themes, plot, character motivation, setting, and tone of fiction.
- Evaluate unity, coherence, and logic of a non-fiction text.
- Creates compositions with coherent thesis and end with well-supported conclusion.
- Revises writing for word choice, appropriate organizations, consistent point of view, and transitions. between paragraphs, passages, and ideas.
- Writes narratives or short stories, responses to literature, expository writing, persuasive compositions, and business letters.
- Uses correct and varied sentence types and opening for a lively personal style.
- Uses correct punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
- Delivers oral responses to literature, narrative presentations, and recites poems of 4-6 stanzas.
- Understand and use such operations as taking the opposite, finding the reciprocal, taking a root, and raising to a fractional power. They understand and use the rules of exponents.
- Simplify expressions prior to solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
- Solve multi-step problems, including word problems, involving linear equations and linear inequalities in one variable and provide justification for each step.
- Graph a linear equation and compute the x- and y- intercepts.
- Derive linear equations using the point-slope formula.
- Solve a system of two linear equations in tow variables algebraically and are able to interpret the answer graphically.
- Simplify fractions with polynomials in the numerator and denominator by factoring both and reducing them to the lower terms.
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions and functions.
- Solve a quadratic equation by factoring or completing the square.
- Know the quadratic formula and are familiar with its proof by completing the square.
- Use the quadratic formula to din the roots of a second-degree polynomial and to solve quadratic equations.
- Graph quadratic functions and know that their roots are the x-intercepts.
- Apply quadratic equations to physical problems, such as the motion of an object under the force of gravity.
Science: Focus on Physical Science
- Motion: Velocity is the rate of change of position.
- Forces: Unbalanced forces cause changes in velocity.
- Structure of Matter: Elements have distinctive properties and an atomic number.
- Earth: Structure and composition of the universe.
- Chemical Reactions: Atoms are arranged into different combinations
- Chemistry of Living Systems: Chemistry is the basis of biological systems.
- Periodic Table
- Density/Buoyancy: Objects are buoyant in fluid
- Investigation and Experimentation: Students will develop questions and perform investigations.
Social Studies: U.S. History and Geography: Constitution to WWI
Content standards include learning about the following areas:
- A Constitutional democracy
- Principles of the Constitution
- The American Political System
- Early Foreign Policy
- People in the South
- People in the West
- The Civil War
- Transformation of the Economy