# Unit

## Self Control: 6-8th Grade Language and Literature/Strategies for Success

People are more productive when executing a plan developed to achieve a goal. Students in this unit will develop an understanding of what self-control is and learn how to cultivate it inside the classroom and outside, both for academic and personal success.

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## Shape City

Students will explore 2-dimensional shapes and work together to draw a model town whose neighborhoods, parks, and buildings showcase features of those shapes.

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## Division

Second graders will practice modeling, acting out, and transcribing division number stories.

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## Manifest Destiny/Westward Expansion (History Alive!: The United States Through Industrialism (2005) Ch. 15)

Through an exploration of Manifest Destiny, students assess its influence on westward expansion, including the annexation of the Louisiana Territory, Florida, Texas and the resulting Mexican War, Oregon Country, and New Mexico/ California.

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## Algebra 1 Factoring Unit

Students are expected to learn how to factor polynomials with an emphasis on quadratic expressions.

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The following lesson(s) reflect content for a 5th grade advanced reading section PACK (leveled but non-graded) reading instruction time that we have for 30 minutes daily on Mondays through Thursdays.

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## Getting to Know You in Google Classroom

This unit is an introduction to using the Google Classroom.  In it, students have lessons that utilize some of the different features in the classroom, focusing on the materials the teacher pushes out to students.  The first lesson concerns logging in and the difference between an announcement and assignment.

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## Career Prep

In this unit "Career Prep", students will begin exploring their personality, skills, and interest to explore career choices that best fits their profile. Students will do further research on career choices and educational requirements. Students will also develop documents that will help promote and spotlight their skills and abilities.

Who Are You?

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At the beginning of the year Students are introduced to goal setting using a S.M.A.R.T goal framework (PLPs).  Based on the specific goal, students choose an “accountability partner” with whom they will practice and hold each other accountable for practice during and outside of school.

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