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Eighth Grade Curriculum Overview

English
     I. READING
          a. Comprehension – literal and figurative
          b. Structure of Literature
          c. Conflict and Resolution
          d. Protagonist/Antagonist


    II. COMPOSITION
          a. Persuasive
          b. Descriptive
          c. Narrative
          d. Expository
          e. Poetic – Content & Mechanics


   III. SPEAKING AND LISTENING
          a. Comprehension
          b. Summary Reports
          c. Discussion and Debate


    IV. LANGUAGE
          a. Spelling and Vocabulary
          b. Grammar and Usage
          c. Punctuation


History – US Government


Science – Physics and Genetics


Mathematics - Algebra 1


     I. PROPERTIES OF NUMBERS, QUANTITIES, AND EQUATIONS
          a. Quantitative reasoning
          b. Units and Variables
          c. Understanding, Rewriting, and Solving Equations


    II. LINEAR AND EXPONENTIAL EXPRESSIONS
          a. Rational Exponents
          b. Systems of Equations
          c. Graphing Equations and Inequalities
          d. Functions and Function Notation
          e. Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models


   III. STATISTICS
          a. Summarizing, Representing, and Interpreting Data
          b. Quantitative Variables
          c. Interpreting Linear Models


    IV. EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS
          a. Understanding, Rewriting, and Solving Expressions
          b. Operations with Polynomials
          c. Solving Equations and Inequalities
          d. Solving Systems of Equations


     V. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
          a. Properties of Rational and Irrational Numbers
          b. Interpreting and Analyzing Functions
          c. Creating Functions to Model Relationships
          d. Constructing and Comparing Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models
          e. Problem Solving

 

ELECTIVE COURSES: Each student is given the choice to take 1-2 elective course, depending on whether the course is yearlong or semester only. Elective courses are designed to allow students to make choices for their learning interest. Certain courses are Monday through Friday; Monday, Wednesday, Friday; or Tuesday, Thursday. Elective courses are every day from 10:05AM – 10:55AM. For more details on elective courses, please click here.

 

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