Essential Skills

The information on this page outlines Harriet Eddy Middle School's commitment to ensuring an Exceptional Educational Experience through high quality instruction.  The Essential Skills outlined below are determined by our staff to be essential to student academic success.  

These Essential Skills:
1. Are collaboratively developed.
2. Are standards based.
3. Are enduring skills students will use for more than on the test.
4. Are transferable and will help students in other academic areas.
5. Essential for success in the next unit or grade level.
(Adapted from Learning by Doing, DuFour, Pg. 65)

Quarter 1 Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
  Our students will be able to: Our students will be able to:
Design Students can read a scenario and extract evidence of the four criteria in the Design Cycle.
Students can read a scenario and extract evidence of the four criteria in the Design Cycle.
Individual & Societies Accurately identify primary and secondary sources.
Paraphrase accurately and concisely. 
 Language Acquisition Demonstrate literacy of numbers 1-60.
 Pronouns
Language & Literature
Accurately identify the main claim within an expository paragraph.  
Students can write an effective claim with title and author with 85% accuracy.
Physical Education  The ability to demonstrate the proper biomechanics of step touch and grapevine.  Develop the ability to into open space with or without the ball.
Science Use the appropriate measuring system when using a ruler to measure length and width of an object, and be able to convert from one metric unit to another.  
 
Demonstrate understanding that all matter is made of particles. 
 
VAPA Be Open-Minded when performing or analyzing a performance. Be Open-Minded when reviewing or analyzing works of art.


Math 

Accelerated 7 Math 7 Math 1 Math 8
 Our students will be able to:  Our students will be able to:
Quarter 1 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers.   Construct and solve a real-world equation or inequality. Accurately place real numbers of any form on an open number line.
Quarter 2
Construct a real-world rational equation or inequality with variables on both sides and solve a solution (set). Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with rational numbers to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Construct a real-world non-proportional relationship, identify slope and y-intercept given any form of an equation, and graph it. Identify slope and y-intercept given the slope-intercept form an equation and graph it.
Quarter 3 Construct a real-world non-proportional relationships, identifying slope and y-intercept given the slope-intercept form of an equation, and graph it. Construct a real-world rational equation or inequality - with a variable on one side - and solve for a solution (set) Analyze and interpret exponential models, including growth and decay. Solve a system of equations by substitution.
Quarter 4 Represent and perform transformations of congruent figures on a Cartesian plane. Find the surface area (as the sum of the composite figure represented by the net) and volume (as the product of base area and height) of a right rectangular prism. Determine whether two figures are congruent, and prove using rigid transformations. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem in a real-life problem.

Quarter 2 Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
  Our students will be able to: Our students will be able to:
Design Students can read a scenario and extract evidence of the four criteria in the Design Cycle.
Students can read a scenario and extract evidence of the four criteria in the Design Cycle.
Individual & Societies Use MLA format to create accurate parenthetical citations and works cited entries.  Identify the three branches of government and their powers.
 Language Acquisition Expressing the date. 
 Identifying items from a menu. 
Language & Literature
Write a well-developed claim within an expository paragraph. 
Cite evidence to support a claim using correct punctuation and parenthetical citations with 85% accuracy.
Physical Education Stepping on and off an external object in rhythm with a partner. Develop the ability to into open space with or without the ball.
Science Know the basic function (job) of the main organ systems of the body.
 
Demonstrate their understanding of how energy is transferred.  
 
VAPA Be Risk-Taskers when performing or analyzing a performance. Be Risk-Takers when reviewing or analyzing works of art.





Quarter 3  Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
  Our students will be able to: Our students will be able to:
Individual & Societies Accurately identify primary and secondary sources.  ‚ÄčAnalyze and evaluate issues and ideas.
 Language Acquisition Identify school supplies Ser vs Estar
Language & Literature
Select relevant evidence to support their claim within an expository paragraph.
Write an effective analysis that supports the evidence cited with 85% accuracy.
Physical Education  Perform identical coordinated body movements with a partner.  Move into open space with or without the ball.
Science Use a Punnett Square to predict and identify the phenotype of an organism by looking at the genotype.
Determine the magnitude and direction of the combined forces.
 



Quarter 4 Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
  Our students will be able to: Our students will be able to:
Individual & Societies Accurately identify the origin and purpose of sources as part of the OPCVL process. 
 Language Acquisition Express color preference with GUSTAR Question Words
Language & Literature
Write an analysis that demonstrates their understanding of the topic or text within an expository paragraph.
Write a conclusion to a claim, restating the claim, and leaving the readers something to think about with 85% accuracy.
Physical Education  ‚ÄčComplete six areas of the CA Fitnessgram. Track an object in space.
Science Use a Punnett Square to predict and identify the phenotype of an organism by looking at the genotype.
Determine the magnitude and direction of the combined forces.
 
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