• Grade 6 Planned Course

    Grade 6 Planned Course

    The sixth grade program builds on the accomplishments of the elementary years. Reading instruction is based on the development of comprehension, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of fictional and informational texts. Vocabulary knowledge is developed through a multi-layered approach of direct instruction and students’ individual, active exploration of meaning. Writing instruction focuses on the ability to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students write in a variety of modes, which include informational, argumentative and narrative. To ensure clarity of written communication, direct instruction focuses on grammar based on the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Students learn strategies to become effective and efficient problem solvers using the Big6 Process. Students will grow to understand that the notion of literacy has had to expand and go beyond the basic literacies of reading and writing to include network literacy, global literacy, information literacy, media literacy, and digital literacy.

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  • Grade 7 - Planned Course

    Grade 7 - Planned Course

    The seventh grade builds on the accomplishments of the sixth grade program. Reading instruction is based on the development of comprehension, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of fictional and informational texts. Vocabulary knowledge is developed through a multi-layered approach of direct instruction and students’ individual, active exploration of meaning. Writing instruction focuses on the ability to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students write in a variety of modes, which include informational, argumentative and narrative. To ensure clarity of written communication, direct instruction focuses on grammar based on the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Students learn strategies to become effective and efficient problem solvers using the Big6 Process. Students will grow to understand that the notion of literacy has had to expand and go beyond the basic literacies of reading and writing to include network literacy, global literacy, information literacy, media literacy, and digital literacy.

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  • Grade 8 - Planned Course

    Grade 8 - Planned Course

    The eighth grade program builds on the accomplishments of the seventh grade. Reading instruction is based on the development of comprehension, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of fictional and informational texts. Vocabulary knowledge is developed through a multi-layered approach of direct instruction and students’ individual, active exploration of meaning. Writing instruction focuses on the ability to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students write in a variety of modes, which include informational, argumentative and narrative. To ensure clarity of written communication, direct instruction focuses on grammar based on the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Students learn strategies to become effective and efficient problem solvers using the Big6 Process. Students will grow to understand that the notion of literacy has had to expand and go beyond the basic literacies of reading and writing to include network literacy, global literacy, information literacy, media literacy, and digital literacy.

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  • Grade 7 - Humanities

    Grade 7 - Humanities

    Humanities is humankind’s responses to fundamental questions about the human condition: Who are we? What does it mean to be a “human being”? How did we get to be this way? Where are we headed? What should the value of the individual be? What can we learn from uncovering the truths of the past? What responsibilities do we have toward other human beings, the environment, and the future? How can we live more humanely with each other?

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  • Grade 8 - Humanities

    Grade 8 - Humanities

    Humanity is humankind’s responses to fundamental questions about the human condition: Who are we? What does it mean to be a “human being”? How did we get to be this way? Where are we headed? What should the value of the individual be? What can we learn from uncovering the truths of the past? What responsibilities do we have toward other human beings, the environment, and the future? How can we live more humanely with each other?

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