• MS. WISE - SPED SCIENCE             

     7th and 8th  GRADE  SCIENCE

     

     

    CLASS EXPECTATIONS:

    Courses employ New York State and  Common Core Learning Standards. 

    Science classes may include a variety of instructional formats ranging from hands-on lab activities, computer-based assignments to class discussions. Students will be working cooperatively to accomplish larger projects. Supplemental videos will be used to enhance the learning experience.

    Students will keep a notebook with notes and vocabulary and participate in class activities

     

    Grade 7 Science - Life Science:

    Interactions of Living Things, Cycles in Nature, The Earth’s Ecosystems, Environmental Problems and Solutions, Energy Resources,

    Physical, Life, and Earth Science, Living Organisms, Plant and Animal Cells, the Five Kingdoms, and an introduction to the Human Body Systems.

    Grade 8 Science - Physical Science:

    Introduction to Matter: Properties of Matter, Elements, Compounds, Mixture, introduction to Atoms, and the Periodic Table,

    Forces, Motion, and Energy: Matter in Motion, Forces in Motion, Energy, and Heat

    Understanding Weather and Climate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

    There will be a zero earned on any assignment, test, project, homework, or quiz that involves cheating, such as copying, borrowing homework from another student, and/or plagiarism.

    TEST PROCEDURES:

    Inappropriate behaviors during a test may result in the test being taken away and/or student receiving a zero.

    HOMEWORK:

    Students are expected to make every effort to complete homework assignments. If a student is absent from class they are responsible for making up missed assignments, and/or work.

    GRADING POLICY:

    TEST...40%   QUIZ...20%  HOMEWORK … 10%

     PARTICIPATION…30% (Notebooks will be checked) 

     

  •   English

    ENGLISH SPED 7 and 8           

    COURSE OVERVIEW:

    Determining Word Meaning – Students will learn different strategies to build on reading comprehension skills.

    Summarize Written Text – Students will summarize written text through the use of main ideas, recall of details, and analyzing paragraphs.

    Support Main Idea – Students will identify important details that enable them to answer questions. Lessons also teach how to determine the setting and mood of a story, and whether details are specific or general.

    Recognizing Relationships – Teaches students how to recognize the cause and effect relationships in each passage. Students learn the skills of analysis through the use of cause and effect and organizational patterns.

    Analyze Text – Teaches skills of analyzing literary texts. Students learn how to use inferences, draw conclusions, find the author’s purpose, understand themes, and discover the development of the plot.

    Evaluate Point of View – Teaches students how to evaluate the point of view in a story through the discrimination of fact and opinion, comparing and contrasting character changes, and determining the author’s point of view.

    Parts of Speech – Students will identify possessive nouns, verb tense, subject and verb agreement, the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, the placement and use of prepositional phrases, and the correct use of conjunctions to connect ideas.

    READING ASSIGNMENTS:

    Students will read assigned books and various reading material. Students will complete writing assignments including journals, essays, poems, and book reports.

    ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

    There will be a zero earned on any assignment, test, project, homework, or quiz that involves cheating, such as copying, borrowing homework from another student, and/or plagiarism.

    TEST PROCEDURE:

    Inappropriate behaviors during a test may result in the test being taken away and/or the student receiving a zero.

    HOMEWORK:

    Students are expected to make every effort to complete homework assignments. If a student is absent from class they are responsible for making up missed assignments, and/or work.

    GRADING POLICY:

    TEST ........40%     QUIZ…20%    HOMEWORK … 10%

     PARTICIPATION…30% (Notebooks will be checked) 

     

     

  • MS. WISE  SPED SOCIAL STUDIES

    7th and 8th  GRADE

                                              SOCIAL STUDIES                

    CLASS EXPECTATIONS:

    Each student is expected to: 

    • Be on time to class or bring a late pass
    • Be seated when the bell rings with books open, supplies out, and ready to work.
    • Participate regularly.
    • Write homework/assignments in your planner.
    • * Electronic devices may be used to snap homework and/or reading assignments
    • Complete all class and homework assignments when due.
    • Be courteous and respectful to the teacher(s) and to your peers.
    • Study daily.
    • No food, or beverages in class (water is OK).

    SUPPLIES NEEDED:

    • Binder with paper              
    • Blue or Black Pen
    • Pencil 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Courses employ New York State Standards and Common Core Learning Standards.  

    Students will be work individually and cooperatively to accomplish class projects. Supplemental videos will be used to enhance the learning experience.

    Students will keep a notebook with class notes and vocabulary words, and participate in class activities.

    7th Grade Social Studies

    Examines the migration of the Nomadic people to the Continental Discovery of America through the early 1800’s.  U.S. History is the primary concentration with a global approach in economics, geography, humanities, and politics. Literacy will be incorporated through reading and writing assignments. 

    8th Grade Social Studies

    Examines the early 1800’s to the present with related focuses on reading and writing. There is a global approach taken that incorporates economics, geography, humanities, and politics throughout the course.

    ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

    There will be a zero earned on any assignment, test, project, homework, or quiz that involves cheating, such as copying, borrowing homework from another student, and/or plagiarism. 

    TEST PROCEDURES:

    Inappropriate behaviors during a test could result in the test being taken away and/or student receiving a zero.

    HOMEWORK:

    Students are expected to make every effort to complete homework assignments.

    If a student is absent from class they are responsible for making up missed assignments, and/or work. 

    GRADING POLICY:

    TEST .............40%         QUIZ………20%     HOMEWORK … 10%

     PARTICIPATION…30% (Notebooks will be checked) 

     

     

     

  • CLASS EXPECTATIONS:

    Each student is expected to: 

    • Be on time to class or bring a late pass

    • Be seated when the bell rings with books open, supplies out, and ready to work.

    • Participate regularly.

    • Write homework/assignments in your planner.

    • * Electronic devices may be used to snap homework and/or reading assignments

    • Complete all class and homework assignments when due.

    • Be courteous and respectful to the teacher(s) and to your peers.

    • Study daily.

    • No food, or beverages in class (water is OK).