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This course focuses on ethical expectations of teacher for the instruction of students, and how these expectations govern interactions with students, parents, the school, and the community.

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Social Science Grade 5 Social Studies students engage in an “across the curriculum format” to broaden interests in self awareness, family, school, community, country, people, holidays, and family or cultural traditions.
Science Grade 5 Science focuses on Physical Science. Topics include: Interpreting graphs and tables, temperature, chemistry and matter, states of matter, sound, energy, mass, weight, density, buoyancy, barometric pressure, gravity, inertia, force, speed, velocity, acceleration, magnets, electrical circuits, batteries, and electromagnets.
ELS (English Language Skills) Grade 5 Language Skills reinforce previously learned skills and introduces new concepts that enhance spelling, reading, grammar, and writing. Spelling skills include: phonics, visual memory and discrimination, compound words, word endings, affixes, roots and derivatives. Reading skills include: vocabulary, context clues, sequencing, synonyms, and antonyms. Grammar skills include: punctuation, types of sentences, conjunctions, parts of speech, verb tenses, capitalization, quotations, and double negatives. Writing skills include: acrostic poems, narrative, persuasive, expository, express opinion, letter writing, compare and contrast, organizing, and charting.
Mathematics Grade 5 Mathematics students learn new key math skills and reinforce previously learned skills needed for secondary math courses. Skills include whole numbers, decimals, number theory, fractions, percent, probability, data analysis, making and using charts and graphs, Geometry, and measurement.
Social Studies Grade 4 Social Studies is an introduction to the United States government and its presidents. Students expand their map skills to other parts of the world.
Science Grade 4 students are introduced to a variety of science areas as a foundation for content specific science topics. Activities provide hands-on lessons that can be done at home, as well as text assignments, on the following topics: fossils, animals, birds, insects, human body, nutrition, plants, solar system, earth, weather, magnets, electricity, and machines.

Reading Grade 4 Reading presents a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading selections that include skill focused activities in comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Phonics, grammar, and spelling are interwoven into the lessons. Comprehension skills include recalling details, making connections, sequencing, character traits, categories, drawing conclusions, inference, graphs, critical thinking, context clues, realism, fantasy, fact vs. opinion. Vocabulary skills include synonyms and antonyms, figurative language, word meanings, analogies, context, homophones. Fluency skills include reading with expression and accuracy.

Students are required to write eight (8) book reviews from book selections at their appropriate reading level.

Mathematics Grade 4 Mathematics students gain a solid foundation in multiplication, division, factors, statistics, patterns, comparison, decimals, measurement, data and analysis. Students use all skills to solve application problems.
ELS (English Language Skills) Grade 4 English Language Skills introduces new grammar and writing skills as a complement to reading. Short reading selections are the theme for each lesson in spelling, grammar and writing. Reading and vocabulary skills are interwoven into the lessons. Spelling skills include phonics, vowel sounds, consonants, blends, digraphs, compound words, r-controlled, affixes, auditory discrimination. Grammar skills include types of sentences, punctuation, parts of speech, possessive, tenses, quotations, and titles. Writing skills include sentence and paragraph structure through several types of writing experiences.

Grade 8

Grade 8 is a middle grades course that includes Language Arts, Science, Social Science, and Mathematics. You will have some content online and also have assignments in your books. Offline assignments should be kept in a binder known as a portfolio. Assignments are posted in a "Topics" format. There are 25 topics. Portfolios are due at the end of each semester, usually during December and May. The calendar will remind you when portfolios are due.

Grade 7 Math
Grade 7 Math is an overview of core math skills that prepares students for Algebra and Geometry. Included number theory, decimals, data, statistics, fractions, algebraic expressions, equations, ratio and proportion, percent, integers, graphing, rational numbers, probability, geometry, measurement, algebraic patterns, relations, and functions.

Grade 8 Social Studies

Grade 8 Social Studies explores critical events and notable people throughout American History. These include, but are not limited to, America to 1620, Christopher Columbus, Queen Isabella, John Peter Zenger and his newspaper business, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Matthew Lyon, the American Revolution, America in the 1820's, the Jacksonian Era, America during 1850-1875, and the Gilded Age 1870-1900.

Grade 8 Reading

Grade 8 Reading emphasizes reading fluency to ensure students are prepared for high school English Literature courses. Concepts include elements of literature, poetry, idioms, analogies, the biography, the autobiography, author’s purpose, point of view, character study, analogies, and metaphors.

Students are required to write eight (8) book reviews from book selections at their appropriate reading level.

Grade 8 ELS (English Language Skills)

Grade 8 English Language Skills expands grammar skills needed for effective writing. The essay is the focus of higher level skills in these lessons on homographs, homonyms, direct/indirect objects, semi-colons, colons, hyphens, idioms, transitions, complex sentences and paragraphs.

Grade 7 Science

Grade 7 Science includes introductory Earth/Space Science and Physical Science. Earth Space Science focuses on planets, asteroids, comets, galaxies, stars, meteors, constellations, and the sun. Earth Science focuses on earthquakes, volcanoes, metamorphosis, weather, climate, tides, currents, water cycle, pollution, and cosmic affects. Physical Science introduces types of measuring tools, motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, light, and sound waves.

Grade 7 Language Arts

Reading Grade 7 Reading enables students to comprehend and analyze narrative and expository text in order to communicate more effectively. The broad scope of reading skills includes main idea and supporting details, analogies, figurative language, context clues, classifying, sequencing, cause and effect, inference, summarizing, point of view, predicting outcomes, text/graphic organizers, and reference materials.

Students are required to write eight (8) book reviews from book selections at their appropriate reading level.

ELS (English Language Skills) Grade 7 Language Skills combines grammar and writing as a complement to the reading course. Using an “across the curriculum format, grammar and usage, parts of speech, spelling, affixes, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, revision, and editing are emphasized to increase effective writing skills.

Grade 6 Social Studies

Grade 6 Social Studies engages students through geography activities such as mapping and directional skills, locating climate zones, identifying world biomes, identifying Earth’s surface patterns, plant and animal habitats of the world’s regions.

Grade 6 Science

Grade 6 Science students explore introductory physical, life and Earth science concepts by engaging in research and inquiry based activities that result in the creation of an online portfolio illustrating mastery of the course content.

Grade 6 Mathematics

Grade 6 Mathematics students practice setting up and evaluating mathematical problems involving whole number operations, decimal operations, integers, equations, properties of addition and multiplication, order of operations, absolute value, expressions, equations, inequalities and relevant application problems.

Grade 6 Language Arts

Reading Grade 6 Reading comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and writing skills are increased and reinforced through cross disciplinary selections. Various reading strategies are incorporated into the readings about plants, animals, people, and ideas.

Students are required to write eight (8) book reviews from book selections at their appropriate reading level.

ELS (English Language Skills) Grade 6 Language Arts builds on previously learned grammar skills to introduce new grammar concepts. Students improve writing skills through the use of correct sentence structure, increased vocabulary, mechanics, editing, figurative language and using reference materials.

Algebra 1
Students are introduced to the foundational skills needed for more advanced mathematics courses and develop the skills needed to solve mathematical problems. Students perform operations involving numbers, sets, and variables; know the basic properties of real numbers; solve and use first degree equations and inequalities; understand functions, relations, and graphs; solve and use systems of equations and inequalities; solve problem involving integral exponents; solve problems involving polynomials and rational algebraic expressions; factor polynomials; simplify rational and irrational expressions; solve and use
quadratic equations.