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Standards explanation. Given a situation that can be modeled by a quadratic function or the graph of a quadratic function the student will determine the domain.

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ELA.7.3.B
describe conventions in myths and epic tales (e.g., extended simile, the quest, the hero's tasks, circle stories); and
SS.PSY.11.E
evaluate the limitations and capabilities of the information processing model; and
ELA.7.3.C
analyze how place and time influence the theme or message of a literary work.
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Explain the Influence of the Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM2L3
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.

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Describe Themes in Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM2L1
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to describe multiple themes in fiction, analyze how place and time influence the theme, and make complex inferences.

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Applying Pythagorean Triples to Solve Problems

  • Resource ID: GM2L8
  • Grade Range: 9–12
  • Subject: Math

Given verbal and pictorial representations of problem situations, the student will apply patterns from right triangles whose sides are Pythagorean Triples to solve the problems.

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Introduction to Coordinate Geometry

  • Resource ID: GM3L6
  • Grade Range: 9–12
  • Subject: Math

The students will use multiple representations of undefined terms on a coordinate plane to solve problems.

SS.PSY.11.F
understand the states and levels of consciousness.
ELA.7.4
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to analyze the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) on the meaning of a poem.
SS.PSY.12
Individual experience. The student understands the multifaceted aspects of mental health. The student is expected to:
ELA.7.5
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Drama. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain a playwright's use of dialogue and stage directions.
SS.PSY.12.A
explain stress and the individual's physiological, behavioral, and psychological responses to stressors;
ELA.7.6
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
SS.PSY.12.B
evaluate cognitive and behavioral strategies for dealing with stress;
ELA.7.6.A
explain the influence of the setting on plot development;
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Explain the Influence of the Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM2L3
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.

SS.PSY.12.C
analyze the challenges inherent in defining abnormal behavior and acknowledge the sociocultural stigma of labeling behavior as abnormal;
ELA.7.6.B
analyze the development of the plot through the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts; and
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Analyze the Development of Plot through Characters in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM2L4
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how the internal and external responses of characters, including their motivations and conflicts, contribute to the development of the story’s plot.

SS.PSY.12.D
recognize the biological, social, and cognitive origins of abnormal behavior;
ELA.7.6.C
analyze different forms of point of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.
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Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM2L5
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

SS.PSY.12.E
discuss major categories of abnormal behaviors and identify their respective characteristics as classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); and
ELA.7.7
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Literary Nonfiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to describe the structural and substantive differences between an autobiography or a diary and a fictional adaptation of it.
SS.PSY.12.F
evaluate the effectiveness of past and present methods of therapy.
ELA.7.8
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to determine the figurative meaning of phrases and analyze how an author's use of language creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood.
SS.PSY.13
The individual in society. The student will understand the influence of society and culture on behavior and cognition. The student is expected to:
ELA.7.9
Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain the difference between the theme of a literary work and the author's purpose in an expository text.
SS.PSY.13.A
describe how attributions affect explanations of behavior;
ELA.7.10
Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
SS.PSY.13.B
explore the nature and effects of bias and discrimination;
ELA.7.10.A
evaluate a summary of the original text for accuracy of the main ideas, supporting details, and overall meaning;
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Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM3L1
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to evaluate a summary of the original text for accuracy of the main ideas, supporting details, and overall meaning

SS.PSY.13.C
describe circumstances in which conformity and obedience are likely to occur;
ELA.7.10.B
distinguish factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions;
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Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Texts (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM3L2
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to use different organizational patterns as guides for summarizing and forming an overview of different kinds of expository text while distinguishing factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions.

SS.PSY.13.D
describe the effects of the presence of others on individual behavior;
ELA.7.10.C
use different organizational patterns as guides for summarizing and forming an overview of different kinds of expository text; and
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Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Texts (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM3L2
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to use different organizational patterns as guides for summarizing and forming an overview of different kinds of expository text while distinguishing factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions.

SS.PSY.13.E
discuss the nature of altruism;
ELA.7.10.D
synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres, and support those findings with textual evidence.
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Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM3L3
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres and to support the findings with textual evidence.

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Unforgettable Elephants

  • Resource ID: PBS457
  • Grade Range: 3–8
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society. 

SS.PSY.13.F
discuss the factors influencing attraction; and
ELA.7.11
Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Persuasive Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide evidence from text to support their analysis. Students are expected to:
SS.PSY.13.G
identify sources of attitude formation and assess methods used to influence attitudes.
ELA.7.11.A
analyze the structure of the central argument in contemporary policy speeches (e.g., argument by cause and effect, analogy, authority) and identify the different types of evidence used to support the argument; and
SS.PSY.14
Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
ELA.7.11.B
identify such rhetorical fallacies as ad hominem, exaggeration, stereotyping, or categorical claims in persuasive texts.
SS.PSY.14.A
create a product on a contemporary psychology-related issue or topic using critical methods of inquiry;
ELA.7.12
Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Procedural Texts. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents. Students are expected to:
SS.PSY.14.B
draw and evaluate conclusions from qualitative information;
ELA.7.12.A
follow multi-dimensional instructions from text to complete a task, solve a problem, or perform procedures; and
SS.PSY.14.C
apply evaluation rules to quantitative information; and
ELA.7.12.B
explain the function of the graphical components of a text.
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Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM3L4
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn to explain the function of the graphical components of a text and evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

SS.PSY.14.D
analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions.
ELA.7.13
Reading/Media Literacy. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts. Students are expected to:
SS.PSY.15
Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
ELA.7.13.A
interpret both explicit and implicit messages in various forms of media;
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Evaluating and Interpreting Media (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM4L1
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to interpret messages and various techniques in media and evaluate how media influences or informs audiences.

SS.PSY.15.A
use psychology-related terminology correctly;
ELA.7.13.B
interpret how visual and sound techniques (e.g., special effects, camera angles, lighting, music) influence the message;
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Evaluating and Interpreting Media (English 7 Reading)

  • Resource ID: E7RdM4L1
  • Grade Range: 7
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

You will learn how to interpret messages and various techniques in media and evaluate how media influences or informs audiences.

SS.PSY.15.B
use standard grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation;