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8th Grade Information

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

Spring View Middle School is structured in core academic teams called academies. All academies have rigorous expectations in the core curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, social science and science. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the California Common Core State Standards. More specific information about content standards can be found on the California Dept. of Education website .

Teachers in every academy are prepared to meet the needs of all students, including GATE, high achieving, struggling, and students with special needs.  identified GATE students will be placed in the same academy unless otherwise requested by parents.
 

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LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE CONTENT

LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE CONTENT

COURSE CONTENT

Reading
  • Key ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Text Complexity
Writing
  • Text Types and Purposes
  • Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Range of Writing
Speaking and Listening
  • Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Language
  • Conventions of Standard English
  • Knowledge of Language
  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
MATHEMATICS COURSE CONTENT

MATHEMATICS COURSE CONTENT

 COURSE CONTENT
  • The Number System
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical Practices

TOOLS FOR MATHEMATICS
AND SCIENCE
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Computer
  • Compass and Protractor
  • Metric Ruler

Social Science Components

Social Science Components

American History
  • Constitution/Early Republic
  • Social Movements
  • Expanding Nation
  • Civil War/Reconstruction
  • Industrialization
Skills
  • Chronological and Spatial Thinking
  • Research Evidence, Point of View
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Geography and Literacy
SCIENCE COURSE CONTENT

SCIENCE COURSE CONTENT

California’s Next Generation Science Standards are covered by investigating physical science phenomena, asking questions and modeling student thinking.
 
COURSE SCIENCE PRACTICES/CONCEPTS
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
  • Patterns, cause/effect, scale/proportion/quantity, system/system models, energy/matter, structure/function, stability/change
 
Career Exploration

Career Exploration

 
Career Exploration Lesson - California Career Zone:  Interest Profiler
 
 
High School Community Service Hours

High School Community Service Hours

Students may begin collecting community service hours the day after 8th grade promotion.  If hours are accumulated during summer please complete the community service hours form and return it to your high school counselor.