Rising 7th and 8th 2015-2016 - Montgomery County Public Schools

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Kingsview Middle School
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th
Rising 7 & 8 Grade
Articulation Meeting
2015-2016
Administrators
Mr. Jimmy D’Andrea – Principal
Mrs. Shelia Harrison – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Ericka Singleton – Assistant Principal
Ms. Kelly Bean – Assistant School Administrator
Counseling Department
Mrs. Heather Cohen – Resource Counselor
Mrs. Kelli Shelhorse – 6th Grade Counselor (2015-2016)
Mrs. Katie Mendelson – 7th Grade Counselor (2015-2016)
Mrs. Jan Moore – 8th Grade Counselor (2015-2016)
Mrs. Cathy Hocker- Secretary, Registrar, SSL Coordinator
Kingsview Staff
• Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
• Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT
• Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT
• Mr. Brad MacKay, PE/Arts IRT
• Mrs. Vicki Rotker, Study Skills Teacher
• Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT
• Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT
The Kingsview Vision
Safe environment, physically
and emotionally, where
students and staff feel
valued and respected and
where students’ intellectual,
social and emotional growth
are fostered
The Kingsview Vision
Outstanding teaching and
learning where all students
are engaged and
challenged in every class,
every day and where
students are gaining the skills
they need to be successful in
st
the 21 century
Math Articulation
Kingsview Middle School
2015-2016
Janet Kilcoyne
Math Department Resource Teacher
[email protected]
301-601-4611
Habits of a
Productive
Mathematical
Thinker
Reasoning and Explaining
Standard of Mathematical Practice #2
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Standard of Mathematical Practice #3
Construct viable arguments and critique the
reasoning of others
Modeling Using Tools
Standard of Mathematical
Practice #1
Standard of Mathematical Practice #4
Model with mathematics
Make sense of problems and
persevere in solving them
Standard of Mathematical Practice #5
Use appropriate tools strategically
Standard of Mathematical
Practice #6
Attend to Precision
Seeing Structure and Generalizing
Standard of Mathematical Practice #7
Look for and make sense of structure
Standard of Mathematical Practice #8
Look for and express regularity in repeated
reasoning
Math Course Pathways for Rising 7th Grade Students
SY 2014-2015
Grade 6
SY 2015-2016
Grade 7
SY 2016-2017
Grade 8
SY 2017-2018
Grade 9
C2.0
Math 6
C2.0
Math 7
C2.0
Math 8
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Math 6
C2.0
IM
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Geometry
Math 7
C2.0
IM
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Geometry
Math 7
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Honors
Geometry
C2.0
Algebra 2
IM
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Honors
Geometry
C2.0
Algebra 2
Math Course Pathways for Rising 8th Grade Students
SY 2014-2015
Grade 7
SY 2015-2016
Grade 8
SY 2016-2017
Grade 9
SY 2017-2018
Grade 10
Math 7
Algebra
Prep
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Geometry
Math 7
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Geometry
C2.0
Algebra 2
IM
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Geometry
C2.0
Algebra 2
C2.0
Algebra I
C2.0
Honors
Geometry
C2.0
Algebra 2
C2.0
Honors
Pre-Cal
C2.0 Math 7
MP1
MP2
MP3
C2.0 Math 8
MP4
MP1
MP2
MP3
C2.0 IM
M7
MP1
M7
MP2
M7
MP3
M7
MP4
M8
MP1
M8
MP2
ALG
MP3
ALG
MP4
C2.0 Algebra 1
M8
MP4
M8
MP4
ALG
MP1
ALG
MP2
MP4
Kristen Sullivan: English Resource Teacher
[email protected]
7th Grade Advanced English
Students are expected to:
o Read novels, short stories, poetry, navigate visual literacy
o Independently write in response to reading
o Independently write creative narratives
o Use Course and Literary Terms and MCPS designed
assessments
Teachers Expect Students to:
o Show initiative and be able to work independently
o Do homework regularly and read nightly to build
vocabulary skills
o Be able to navigate on-grade level texts
o Write a paragraph and 3 paragraph essays
8th Grade Advanced English A/B
Mirrors the 9th grade curriculum
Semester A (Quarters 1 and 2)
Writing Based Instruction
Students are expected to
• Write independently
• Argument
• Informative/Explanatory
• Narrative
• Read independently
• Do homework regularly and read
nightly to build vocabulary skills
• Show initiative and be able to
work independently
Semester B (Quarters 3 and 4)
Literature Based Instruction
Students are expected to
• Read novels, short stories, poetry,
navigate visual literacy
• Independently write in response to
reading
• Do homework regularly and read
nightly to build vocabulary skills
• Show initiative and be able to
work independently
• Use of course terms is important
Research States:
*Students who read widely and frequently are higher
achievers than students who read rarely and narrowly.
*Even proficient readers eventually exhibit academic declines
if they do not read in their free time.
*Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each
year as a result of book reading.
* Daily at home reading, high expectations, and parent
involvement (including reading out loud) help promote
lifelong independent readers.
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7
and
th
8
Grade Reading
• Reading 7, Reading 8, or Read 180
• Enrollment in Reading is based on a variety of data
sources such as Map-R, academic performance, and
teacher recommendations.
• Lessons and activities primarily focus on
interdisciplinary skills and strategies that further
develop comprehension of informational text.
World Language
Articulation
2015-2016
Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
[email protected]
World Language Pathways
6th Grade
7th Grade
Spanish/French
1A
Spanish/French
1B
Spanish/French
2A/B
Spanish/French
3A/B
Reading
Spanish/French
1A
Spanish/French
1B
Spanish/French
2A/B
Awareness of Language
and Culture
(Semester elective)
Spanish/French
1A/B
Spanish/French
2A/B
Awareness of Language
and Culture
(Semester elective)
Spanish/French
1A/B
Reading 7/8
Spanish/French/
ASL 1A/B
(Digital Literacy)
Reading
(Digital Literacy)
Reading
(Digital Literacy)
Reading
(Digital Literacy)
Reading 7/8
Reading 7/8
8th Grade
9th Grade
Spanish and French
•Pacing of courses
•High school credit courses
•County Exam
•Work ethic and study habits
Awareness of Language and Culture
• Semester course (recommended elective)
• Focus on:
• culture
• non-verbal communication
• Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Farsi,
Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew
Who did you have
for science last
year?
How much did you
review your course
work outside of
school?
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Engineering and Design Process
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Are you Hungry to Know More?
All advanced science courses feature…
• Problem/project based curriculum
• Instruction revolves around relevant
everyday problems
• Students engage in inquiry based
explorations
• Higher level discussion and purposeful
reading and writing
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Investigations in Science 7 Units
• Hydroponics: Cellular functions and Chemical reactions
• Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Genetics: Heredity and Genetic Disorders
• Geologic and Genetic factors towards the evolution
of organisms.
8th Grade Science
Investigations in Earth and Space Science (IESS)
Solar Energy and Fluid Circulation
Explore weather around the world and how it affects us
Astronomy
Investigate the formation of the universe, galaxies, stars, and
planets
Earth Structure/Internal Energy/Restless Earth
Identify major geological events
Earth Materials and Processes
Identify how matter can be identified and the minerals
associated
Earth History/Global Change
How the physical environment has changed and will continue to
change as a result of the ever fluid events that occur on Earth
Semester and Final Exams
What are skills the student in your life
can work on NOW to prepare for next
year?
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• Answer questions fully with examples,
data, and explanations
• Read, create, and interpret graphs,
charts, and tables
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TH
7
GRADE
ADVANCED
WORLD STUDIES
Resource Teacher: Michael Tucci
7TH GRADE UNITS OF STUDY
1:Foundations of Modern Political Systems
Europe in the Middle Ages
2:The Influence of Culture in Africa
The Middle Ages and Today
3:Geography Shapes Latin America
Past and Present
4:The Impact of Economics
One World Past and Present
ADVANCED SKILLS 7TH
• Analyzing Images, Artifacts and
Primary Source Documents in order
to….
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Categorizing Evidence
Identify Multiple Perspectives
Determine Relevance
Create a Historical Interpretation
WRITING SKILLS 7TH
• Use evidence to support a
generalization
• Support a Thesis using multiple sources
of evidence/ multiple perspectives
• Answer a Document Based Question
(Introduced)
Financial Literacy
FINANCIAL LITERACY
TH
8
GRADE
ADVANCED
WORLD STUDIES
Resource Teacher: Michael Tucci
8TH GRADE UNITS OF STUDY
1: Democracy: Political System of the
People 1763-1783
2: Creating a National Political System and
Culture 1783–1815
3: Geographic and Economic Change
Shape the Nation 1815–1850
4: A Nation Divided and Rebuilt
1840–1877
TH
8
GRADE DIFFERENCES
• Heavy Emphasis on Textbook
Outlining with chapter quizzes using
those outlines
• Unit Exams quarters 1 &3
(Same as 6th & 7th)
• Semester Exam 2nd and 4th Quarter
ADVANCED SKILLS 8TH
• Analyzing Images, Artifacts and Primary
Source Documents in order to….
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Determine the main idea of the Content
Determine the Purpose
Corroborate multiple sources of evidence
Determine the Context
Interpret Statistics and use to support a
historical narrative
WRITING SKILLS 8TH
• Develop a Thesis Statement and
support it with evidence
• Support and Defend a Thesis in a
multi-paragraph essay
• Answer a Document Based Question
Physical Education & Health
3 Quarters of PE and 1Quarter of Health
Health Related Fitness
 Fitnessgram

Push-Ups, Crunches, Sit and Reach, and Pacer
Movement Skills and
Concepts
 Invasion Games
 Net Games
 Personal Development
Personal & Social
Responsibility
 Problem Solving
 Decision-Making Skills
7th Grade Health Units:
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Mental and Emotional Health
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs
Personal and Consumer Health
Family Life and Human Sexuality
Disease Prevention and Control
8th Grade Health Units:
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Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs
Personal and Consumer Health
Family Life and Human Sexuality
Safety and Injury Prevention
Nutrition and Fitness
7th and 8th Grade Electives
Performance Based Choices (Full Year)
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Intermediate
Band 7/8
Advanced Band
7/8
Advanced
Orchestra 7/8
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•
Concert Chorus 7
Concert Chorus 8
7th/8th Grade Electives
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Awareness of Language •
and Culture
Basic Studio Art
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Ceramics and Sculpture
Computer Applications •
•
Contemporary
Communications I/II
Critical Thinking
•
through Applied
Technology
Exploring Theater
Fashion/Sewing and
Design
Introduction to
Writing
Lights, Camera,
Literacy (Full Year)
Log on to Success!
Science of Sports and
Recreational Activities
A/B
Technology
Education/Technology
Systems
7th and 8th Grade
Semester Elective Choices
Students Rank Order TOP 5
7TH AND 8TH GRADE ELECTIVE OPTIONS
• Students in 7th and 8th grade will take a total of 2
semester long elective courses, unless the elective
they choose is a full year course.
• Some courses are by teacher recommendation.
• Students will be placed in elective classes
according to their 1st and 2nd choices when
possible.
• It is sometimes necessary to enroll students in their
alternate choices.
• Some courses may charge a nominal fee.
• All courses are subject to cancellation pending
student enrollment.
KINGSVIEW MIDDLE
SCHOOL
Required Classes
English
Math
Science
Social Studies/US History
Physical Education and
Health
• Reading (if
recommended) or World
Language or Elective
• Elective
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REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
• Counselors will be visiting 6th and 7th grade classes
February 9-11.
• Registration forms due to 6th or 7th grade Science
teacher by Feb 13, 2015.
• Choose carefully with your parent to make good
academic decisions about:
• Reading or World Language or Elective
• Elective choices
• We use your teachers’ recommendations, data,
and your requests to determine your schedule.
COURSE CHOICES
• If students are recommended for Reading, they
MUST take Reading and one elective choice.
• If students are recommended for World Language,
they can select French or Spanish, and one
elective choice.
• If students are recommended for World Language,
they can opt NOT to begin in Middle School and
select two elective options.
** Students and parents should consider this
decision carefully as changes will not be possible
after registration is complete.**
Kingsview Staff Contact Information
• Mrs. Barbara Escobar, World Language IRT
• [email protected]
• Ms. Eve Janney, Special Education IRT
• [email protected]
• Mrs. Janet Kilcoyne, Math IRT
• [email protected]
• Mr. Wymon Lee, Science IRT
• [email protected]
• Mr. Bradley MacKay, PE/ Arts IRT
• [email protected]
• Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, English/Reading IRT
• [email protected]
• Mr. Michael Tucci, Social Studies IRT
• [email protected]

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