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  • Grade 6 English

    Social Studies

    Math

    Science

    Foreign-

    Language

    Art

    Music

    Technology

    Family &

    Consumer Sciences

    Physical Education

    Grade 7 English

    Social Studies

    Math

    Science

    Foreign-

    Language

    Health

    Art

    Music

    Family &

    Consumer Sciences

    Physical Education

    Grade 8 English

    Social Studies

    Math

    Science

    Foreign-

    Language

    Art

    Music

    Technology

    Family &

    Consumer Sciences

    Physical Education

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    COURSES

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    WEBER MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTER SCHEDULE 2017-2018

    GRADE 6 GRADE 7 GRADE 8

    HOMEBASE

    8:07-8:14

    Homebase Homebase Homebase

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    8:17-8:58

    ENCORE

    CORE

    (1/6)

    ENCORE /

    Yellow Core Ext/

    Green Core Ext

    2

    9:02-9:43

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    Blue & Green Core Ext

    CORE

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    CORE

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    3

    9:47-10:28 ENCORE

    Red & Yellow Core Ext

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    CORE

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    4

    10:32-11:17 CORE

    (4/8) Lunch

    ENCORE /

    Red Core Ext

    5

    11:21-12:06 CORE

    (5/9) ENCORE Lunch

    6

    12:10-12:55 Lunch CORE

    (6/1)

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    Blue Core Ext

    7

    12:59-1:40 ENCORE CORE

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    8

    1:44-2:25

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    Green & Yellow

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    CORE

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    9

    2:29-3:10

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    Art 6 Term Offered: 10 weeks

    Students experiment with a variety of materials and approaches to art. Emphasis is on

    hands-on studio work, including drawing, painting and sculpture. Working

    individually and in groups, students create original artwork that often corresponds to

    the core curriculum. Narrative and imaginative approaches are emphasized. Famous

    artworks are discussed and reflected on in student journals, in addition to reflective,

    written responses to their own art.

    Art 7 Term Offered: 10 weeks

    Students engage in a variety of studio activities involving a wide

    range of 2D and 3D materials including watercolor, craypas,

    pencil, clay and wire. Through discussion and hands-on

    studio work, students recognize representational, abstract

    and non-objective art. There is an emphasis on drawing

    many subjects from observation resulting in imaginative

    compositions. Through group critiques and journal writing,

    students refine their reflective abilities. Students may be

    asked to write critiques based on observations of master

    artworks using art vocabulary learned throughout the quarter.

    This course prepares all students to succeed in their Art 8

    experiences and for the Advanced Art exam offered during the spring of 7th

    year.

    Art 8 Term Offered: 10 weeks

    Art 8 offers students an opportunity to continue building their art skills with an

    emphasis on realism and depicting three-dimensional space using a variety of

    materials. Students are offered opportunities to assert their independence and make

    choices with regard to content and materials. Reflective abilities are refined through

    group discussions and individual journal writing.

    ART

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    Foundations in Studio Art (Full Year) Grade: 8

    Prerequisites:

    1. Successful qualification on the Advanced Art test given in the spring of 7th year.

    Foundations in Studio Art fulfill the 1 unit graduation requirement for art or music and

    is prerequisite for most other high school art courses. Students explore a wide range of

    media and techniques, including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and

    sculpture. Individualized instruction in a studio atmosphere allows students to explore

    their unique creativity while learning fundamental concepts, methods and skills of

    visual arts. Students who complete this course will have their final grade recorded on

    the high school transcript and averaged into a student’s high school GPA. Students

    who pass this course will receive one high school credit for the arts graduation

    requirement.

    Accelerated Art (20 Weeks) Grade: 8

    Prerequisites:

    1. Successful qualification on the Advanced Art test given in the spring of 7th year.

    This course is a survey of art techniques, skills, materials, and styles. Upon successful

    completion, students will receive ½ credit in the elective area. This ½ credit may not be

    used towards the 1 unit credit graduation requirement for art and music. Students

    wishing to pursue an art sequence must enroll in Foundation in Studio Art as part of

    their high school program. Students who complete this course will have their final

    grade recorded on the high school transcript and averaged into a student’s high school

    GPA. Students who pass this course will receive a half high school credit for the

    electives graduation requirement.

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    English 6 The 6th grade language arts program is a true integration of reading, writing,

    listening, speaking and analytical skills. Students learn and practice skills through

    a variety of genres including short stories, novels, poetry and non-fictional essays.

    This literature- based program teaches and reinforces spelling and basic grammar

    skills through reading and writing activities. Reading and writing in all content

    areas is emphasized in this program.

    Major Projects/Research Requirements:

    · Structured writing –

    paragraphs, essays (multi-

    paragraph)

    · Expository, persuasive,

    descriptive writing, etc.

    · Class novels

    Exams:

    NYS ELA Exam in April

    English 7 In 7th grade English, students are exposed to a wide variety of topics. Grammar,

    punctuation, capitalization, mechanics, spelling, and vocabulary are taught both

    through formal lessons provided in textbooks and through writing experiences.

    Literature is taught through the reading of novels, short stories, and poetry.

    Students are exposed to a variety of writing experiences. Expository writing is the

    mainstay of the 7th grade curriculum; however, analytical, personal, and creative

    writings are also some of the other writing experiences to which the students are

    exposed.

    Exams:

    A 7th grade final is up to the teacher’s discretion.

    NYS ELA Exam in April

    English 8 The 8th grade Language Arts program addresses the state standards of listening,

    speaking, reading, and writing for information and understanding. Writing

    ENGLISH

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    generally supports the 8th grade social studies American history curriculum. Projects

    requiring research and oral presentations are done as part of our Integrated Studies

    program.

    The curriculum includes studies of literary elements, critical analysis and

    evaluation. Students write in a variety of genres and monitor their progress through

    writing folders and portfolios. Reading includes full class novels, short stories,

    poetry, song lyrics, speeches, newspaper articles, and memoirs. Students participate

    in Book Clubs as part of the 8th grade curriculum.

    Exams:

    NYS ELA Exam in April

    Academic Intervention Services for English

    Language Arts (Grades 6-8)

    The curriculum provides a balanced literacy program based on New York State

    Learning Standards. Lessons reflect research-based literacy principles which help

    students to not only learn to read and comprehend, but to learn to love to read.

    Your child will be placed in classes based on his or her individual strengths and

    weaknesses. Literacy Studies teachers make every effort to place your child in the most

    appropriate class section and group so that he or she can improve their English

    Language Arts Skills.

    Classes are offered during a 10 week (quarterly) cycle.

    Students attend assigned class on alternate days (A or B).

    Literacy Studies (AIS) courses: Study Skills

    • This class is designed for students to improve organizational and study skills

    within content area subjects. The focus will be on textbook and other non-fiction

    reading, research skills, and test-taking strategies.

    • All sixth graders enrolled in Literacy Studies classes at the start of the school year

    will be enrolled in this class.

    Word Study

    • Students learn to read and spell words through activities that build phonemic

    awareness.

    • Vocabulary-building and enhancement activities are emphasized.

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    Latin and Greek root words, prefixes, and suffixes will be in