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FMS Essential Skills

 

An Essential Skill:

1) comes from the standards

2) is collaboratively determined

3) is an enduring skill that we expect students to retain over time (as opposed to merely learning for a test)

4) is a skill where proficiency in that skill will help students in other areas of the curriculum and other academic subjects, and

5) is essential for success in the next unit, course, or grade level.

(adapted from Learning By Doing, DuFour, Pg. 65)

                                         

Essentials 1st Quarter

 

 
6th Grade
7th Grade
Students will be able to: Students will be able to:
ELA - Identify a plot structure and give examples from a story (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution). - Compose a precise claim and counterclaim regarding textual analysis or topics/issues.
Math - Complete 100 single digit multiplication facts in 4 minutes or less (95% accuracy).

- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide negative and positive single digit numbers.

- Set up a proportion to solve a ratio problem.

Science

- List the 7 steps of the scientific method in order.

- Identify and explain mass, volume, and density.

- Explain the motions that occur at different plate boundaries.
Social Studies

- Locate and identify longitude and latitude points.

- Analyze different types of maps (political, physical, climate, etc.) and answer related questions.

- Use the steps of historical thinking to evaluate primary and secondary sources.
Exploratory/Elective/SPED
Exploratory
Habits of Mind:  Students will be able to identify and define Persisting. Art Students will be able to know and apply the color wheel vocabulary.
Band Students will be able to play a Bflat, Eflat, Aflat, F, C, and G minor and chromatic scale. Reading Students will be able to increase their STAR scores by at least .4 years.
SPED

Students will be able to write a well developed paragraph that includes a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion.

Students will be able to grow 1 grade level in their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills.

G/T 6th Grade

Students will be able to identify what type of learner they are.  Students will be able to name one strategy based on their learning style to help them study.

G/T 7th Grade

Students will be able to describe the day to day activities in their chosen career field and the reasons why they chose this career.

 

 

Essentials 2nd Quarter

 

 
6th Grade
7th Grade
Students will be able to: Students will be able to:
ELA - Craft a complete paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.

- Provide more than two pieces of relevant evidence pulled directly from the text or paraphrase. 

Math - Demonstrate mastery of "PEMDAS" to solve an Order of Operations problem.

- Calculate a unit rate and use it to solve proportional word problems.

Science

- Identify microscopic vs macroscopic matter and note the differences of each.

- Give an example of an adaptation and explain how it benefits the organism (functional, heritable, and increased liklihood of survival/reproduction).
Social Studies

- Describe different forms of government and how they relate to their citizens.

- Support a claim for the three most important elements that led to the success of a civilization we've studied (Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, or India).
Exploratory/Elective/SPED
Exploratory Habits of Mind:  Students will be able to identify and define Metacognition. Art Students will be able to know and apply the color wheel vocabulary.
Band

Students will be able to play a Bflat, Eflat, Aflat, F, C, and G minor and chromatic scale.

Students will be able to read fingering charts.

Reading Students will set their smart goals to increase their reading stamina and comprehension.
Choir Students will be able to accurately label the note names on the treble clef staff.
Orchestra 6th

Students will be able to play a D Major Scale with their bow - ascending and descending.

Students will know the note names and fingerings for D and A string. (String of G for Bass as well)

Orchestra 7th

Students will be able to play a D Major, G Major and C Major scale.

Students will know the note names and fingerings for all of their strings.

Technology and Engineering

Students will learn about linear measurement using the U.S. customary unit.  Students can demonstrate the proper use of The U.S. customary unit of linear measurement by correctly reading and writing measurements and by correctly measuring specific distances.

SPED

Students will be able to write a well developed paragraph that includes a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion.

G/T  6th Grade

Students will be able to identify three different strategies that will help with concentration and learning new things while studying. Students will choose one strategy they struggle with the most and create an action plan to improve in this area.

G/T 7th Grade

Students will identify and come up with a possible solution for a problem in the community. Students will then create a SMART action plan based on their potential solution for this problem.

 

 

Essentials 3rd Quarter

* Indicates the Essential for the Awards Ceremony

 

 
6th Grade
7th Grade
Students will be able to: Students will be able to:
ELA - State an argument claim, support it with two pieces of evidence, and warrant the evidence with an explanation. *

- Consistantly correct in-text and end text citations.

- Match their in-text citations with the Works Cited page in MLA format.

Math - Write an algebraic expression based on a real world scenario. *

- Create a table, graph, and an equation for a proportional relationship.

- Graph an equation for y=mx+b

Science

- Demonstrate knowledge of how the water is distributed and circulated on Earth. *

- Use a microscope to identify parts of a cell. *
Social Studies

- Explain how people, products, and ideas interacted in the past and analyze how history impacts the world today. *

- Compare various forms of governments and the rights, roles, and responsibilities of citizens within Greece and Rome. *
Exploratory/Elective/SPED
Exploratory Habits of Mind:  Students will be able to identify and apply "Striving for Accuracy". * Art Students will be able to know and apply the color wheel/theory vocabulary.
Band

Students will be able to play a Bflat, Eflat, Aflat, F, C, and G minor and chromatic scale.

Students will be able to read fingering charts.

Reading Students will set their smart goals to increase their reading stamina and comprehension.
Choir Students will be able to fill in the rhythm chart (in order—largest to smallest value) and fill in a‘value scrambled’ chart (not in order). *
Orchestra 6th

Students will be able to play a D Major Scale with their bow - ascending and descending.

Students will know the note names and fingerings for D and A string. (String of G for Bass as well)

Orchestra 7th

Students will be able to play a D Major, G Major and C Major scale.

Students will know the note names and fingerings for all of their strings.

Technology and Engineering

Students can demonstrate the proper use of The U.S. customary unit of linear measurement by correctly reading and writing measurements and by correctly measuring specific distances. *

SPED

Students will be able to write a claim along with supporting evidence. *

G/T  6th Grade

Students will be able to identify what type of learner they are and name one strategy based on their learning style to help them study.  *

G/T 7th Grade

Students will be able to describe the day-to-day activities in their chosen career field and decribe why they chose that career.

 

Essentials 4th Quarter

* Indicates the Essential for the Awards Ceremony

 

 
6th Grade
7th Grade
Students will be able to: Students will be able to:
ELA - Prepare and present an argument with purposeful speaking.  *

- Present claims and findings by using appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.  *

Math - Find the median and mean of a data set.  *

- Create a table, graph, and an equation for a proportional relationship.  *

- Graph an equation for y=mx+b

Science

- Demonstrate knowledge of how Earths constant motion helps form its surface features.  *

- Describe how two or more body systems relate to one another.  *
Social Studies

- Describe the characteristics of traditional, command, market, and mixed economic systems.  *

- Define supply, demand, and equilibrium price and accurately graph supply and demand curves.  *
Exploratory/Elective/SPED
Exploratory Habits of Mind:  Students will be able to question and pose problems.  * Art Students will be able to know and apply the color wheel/theory vocabulary.
Band

Students will be able to play a Bflat, Eflat, Aflat, F, C, and G minor and chromatic scale.

Students will be able to read fingering charts.

Reading Students will set their smart goals to increase their reading stamina and comprehension.
Choir Students will be able to fill in the rhythm chart (in order—largest to smallest value) and fill in a‘value scrambled’ chart (not in order). (Passing with a 4)  *
Orchestra 6th

Students will be able to play a G Major scale. *

Students will know the note names and fingerings for all of their strings.

Orchestra 7th

Students will be able to play aD Major, G Major, C Major, F Major, and A Major scale.  *

Students will know the note names and fingerings for all of their strings.

Technology and Engineering

Students can demonstrate the proper use of The U.S. customary unit of linear measurement by correctly reading and writing measurements and by correctly measuring specific distances.  *

SPED

Students will be able to write a paragraph that includes a claim, supporting evidence, and warrant.  *

G/T  6th Grade

Students will be able to draw and label all the parts of the neuron and explain what the neurons are doing in the brain when they learn something new and then practice it.  *

G/T 7th Grade

Students will identify and come up with a possible solution for a problem in the community and create a SMART action plan based on their potential solution for the problem.  *

 


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