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Covalent Bonding: Electron Dot Diagrams
Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model covalent bonds using electron dot formula (Lewis structures).
Matter and Energy - Atomic Structure
Using interactive exercises, students will describe the structure of atoms and the locations of particles with in the atom.
Using interactives, students will demonstrate that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.
Students will identify how light years are used to measure distances and sizes of components of the universe.
How Global Patterns of Atmospheric Movement Influence Local Weather
Students will identify how global patterns of atmospheric movement influence local weather.
Oceans and Weather Systems
Students will identify the role of the oceans in the formation of weather systems such as hurricanes.
Organisms and Environments - Organisms Interactions
Students will describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as they occur in food webs.
Organisms and Environments - Humans and Ocean Systems
Students will identify how humans depend on ocean systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems.
Compare/Contrast Themes and Genres in Literary Texts
You will learn how to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support your understanding.
Edit Drafts for Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling
You will learn how to edit a draft for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using editing strategies.
Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line
You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.
Write Literary Text That Develops Interesting Characters
You will learn how to write an imaginative story that develops interesting characters and believable dialogue.
Write Literary Text That Uses Literary Strategies/Devices to Enhance the Style and Tone
You will learn how to write an imaginative story that uses literary strategies/devices to enhance style and tone.
You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.
Analyze the Central Characters in Literary Text/Fiction
You will learn how the central characters’ qualities influence them and resolution of the central conflict.
You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct spelling.
You will learn how to make complex inferences in a play and use textual evidence to support your understanding.
Simile and Metaphor
You will learn how to explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text.
Imagery and Figurative Language (Grade 8)
You will learn how to make complex inferences and use textual evidence such as imagery and figurative language to support understanding.
Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media
You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.