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· Informational writing

· Relationship among writing genres

· Developed writing styles

· Formalizing writing process

· Explicit grammar instruction

· Essay writing

· Formatting

· Refining voice and grammar

· Compare connotation and meaning of word as part of revision

· Self-editing to complexify writing: sentences, punctuation, paragraphs

· Acceptance of doubt as part of the process of writing


· Informational writing and reading

· Relationship among writing genres

· Media literacy

· Novel study

· Book groups

· Evaluate media messages

· Computer research

· Author’s intent and purpose, implications, contextualizing

· Examine character development, motivation and intentions

· Reading for the purpose of social awareness and new perspectives

· Self-guided reading

· Exploration of ideals through reflection on literature

· Evaluation of advertising

· Appropriate use of media

Literacy as Peer Connection

· Transitioning to self-editing through peer editing

· Compare, contrast, evaluate based on insight into emotions

· Peer critique

· Validating others’ ideals

· Compare, contrast, evaluate based on ideals

· Expanding social awareness through reading


· Debate

· Public speaking

· Drama study

· The many forms of speaking

· Refining voice and grammar

· Debate team

· Using inquiry

· Skillful word choice


· Debate evaluation

· Engaging the meaning behind the words

· Listening to stories read aloud

· Peer critique

· Attention to directions


· Debate

· Confidence in using words for self-reflection

· Sophisticated research

· Media deconstruction

· Presentation of research

· Self and group critique of research

· Reflection

· Revision

· Abstract concepts in literature

· Compare connotation and meaning of word as part of revision

· Paraphrasing, citations, rules of research

· Integrating peer critique


Number Sense

· Expanding number sense to infinity

· Exponentiation is introduced as a shorthand for repeated multiplication

· Categorization is applied to concepts which are intangible (ex. shapes whose internal angles sum to 180 degrees)

· Expanding number sense to include unknown quantities and the output of functions

· Analysis of the relationship between operations in the context of functions and their outputs

· Categorization expands to include formulas for various categories (ex. formulas for area, formulas for volume)


· Proportionality introduces statistics and probability (ex. something can be twice as likely to occur and still occur less often in a trial)

· Square angle

· Absolute value

· Angle measure

· Exponents

· Square roots

· Scientific notation

· Cartesian coordinate

· Ordered pair

· Unit markings (e.g. m/s^2)

· i

· e

· ( ) [ ]

· Deeper understanding of pi

· Familiarity with function types (e.g. y=ax+b and y=ax^2+bx+c)

· All operations including geometric, with fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, and understanding order of these operations including use of parentheses


· Construct equations which describe linear patterns, and solve for n (ex. 2,4,6,8 = 2n, n(40)=80

· Scientific notation introduction: 174 as 1.74x10^2

· Rounding decimals, place value out to thousandths

· Introduction of other number systems (e.g. roman numerals)

· Computing perimeter and area using formulation of 2-dimensional shapes

· Fractional areas and perimeter lengths, standard units (e.g. inches)

· Create and solve both linear and geometric patterns using equations (e.g. 1,3,7,15=(2^n)-1, n(10)=1023)

· Work with place value in other bases, e.g. base 2 (binary)

· Conversion between decimal percent and fractional representations

· Irrational and imaginary numbers, negative exponents, scientific notation

· Perimeter, area, and volume of 3-dimensional shapes, including spheres, cones, cylinders, prisms

Units of Measure

· ¢, $, lb., oz., ”, ’, yd., minute, hour, day, week, month, season, year, decade, fl. oz., c., pt., qt., gal., °f, °(angle), inch², inch³

· Complex definitions of geometric shapes: point, line, polygon, polyhedron, regular, irregular, concave, convex, faces, sides, edges, vertices

· Tessellations, fractals

· Greatest common factor and least common multiple

· Metric units for weight, length, volume, temperature, as well as familiarity with all commonly used standard units

· Shape of f(), ex. parabola, ellipse, line etc.

· Properties of shapes including their formulation and relationship between surface area and volume

· Squares, square roots, combining equalities


Scientific Approach

· Formal scientific method

· Awareness of the researcher’s influence of the experiment

· Application of scientific method in all areas of science


· Adaptations (physical evolution of life)

· Inferences from fossils on species development

· Zoology and animal classification

· Reproduction and genetics

· Complexity theory

· Nervous system and the brain


· Elements exploration

· Acids and bases

· Potions -- liquids and solids

· Periodic table

· Molecules

· Organic vs. Inorganic chemistry


· Potential vs. kinetic energy

· Force

· Dynamic systems

· Chaos systems

· Force

· Relativity complexity theory


· Adaptations (physical evolution of life)

· Speciation

· Migrations

· Human impact

· Global climate change

· Effect of population growth and consumption

· Self-similarity

· Mimicry


· Reproductive health

· Sex education expanding to social pressure, drugs, and public services