6-8 Grade Level Courses

ELA

Sixth Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 6th Grade Communication Arts is to provide students with the knowledge to effectively communicate English in both speaking and written forms. Areas addressed in 6th Grade Communication Arts include equipping students with skills to increase reading comprehension; evaluating different genres of literature; vocabulary development; listening; writing; reference skill; and literature interpretation.

Sixth Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect, and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for 6th Grade Communication Arts in East Buchanan C-1 School District is to promote in students the development of effective communication skills through a variety of literature and media. 

Seventh Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 7th Grade Communication Arts is to focus on writing processes and the utilization of literature-based resources. Areas addressed in 7th Grade Communication Arts include grammar, mechanics, writing processes, vocabulary skills, and responses to literature.

Seventh Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect, and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for 7th Grade Communication Arts in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to create and promote an atmosphere of learning that will enhance and develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills via a wide genre of literature and media.

Eighth Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 8th Grade Communication Arts is to focus on writing processes and the utilization of literature-based materials. Areas addressed in 8th Grade Communication Arts include reading, writing, vocabulary development, literature, reference skills, mechanics, and grammar usage.

Eighth Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect, and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for 8th Grade Communication Arts in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to develop in students the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and problem-solving which are essential to success in the workforce and as citizens in an ever-changing society.

 

MATH

Sixth Grade Math Course Description

The purpose of 6th Grade Mathematics is to provide students with basic understanding of how to solve problems and apply learned concepts in everyday situations. Areas addressed in 6th Grade Mathematics should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking per the Missouri Learning Standards. 

Sixth Grade Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such the rationale for 6th Grade Mathematics in East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students basic knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching 6th Grade Mathematics we provide opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

7th  Grade Math Investigations Course Description

The purpose of 7th Grade Math Investigation is to provide students with basic understanding of how to solve problems and apply learned concepts in everyday situations. Areas addressed in 7th Grade Math Investigations should focus on real-world, hands-on Math activities, that would stimulate problem solving. 

7th Grade Math Investigations Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such the rationale for 7th Grade Math Investigations in East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students basic knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching 7th Grade Math Investigations we provide opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society. 

Seventh Grade Math Course Description

The purpose of 7th Grade Mathematics is to provide students with an advanced understanding of basic mathematical concepts addressed in previous grade levels. Areas addressed in 7th Grade Mathematics will include rational numbers and algebra with a special emphasis being placed on problem solving and rigor. 

Seventh Grade Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for 7th Grade Mathematics in East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students more advanced understanding of basic knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations to everyday situations. In teaching 7th Grade Mathematics we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

7th/8th Grade Pre-Algebra Course Description

The purpose of 7th/8th Grade Pre-Algebra is to provide students with the necessary preparation for more advanced math coerces. Areas addressed in 7th/8th Grade Pre-Algebra include geometry, linear equations, real numbers and their application with a special emphasis on problem solving.

7th/8th Grade Pre-Algebra Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for 7th/8th Grade Pre-Algebra in East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students an advanced understanding of knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for future advanced math courses. In teaching 7th/8th Grade Pre-Algebra we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

8th Grade Math Investigations Course Description

The purpose of 8th Grade Math Investigations is to provide students with basic understanding of how to solve problems and apply learned concepts in everyday situations. Areas addressed in 8th Grade Math Investigations should focus on real-world hands-on Math activities. The students will do more STEM activities and hands-on problem solving.

8th Grade Math Investigation Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such the rationale for 8th Grade Math Investigations in East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students basic knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching 8th Grade Math Investigations we provide opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

8th Grade Algebra I Course Description

Algebra I is a year-long course designed for students to obtain a fundamental working knowledge of the basic principles of Algebra and its role in other subjects. This course will involve the study of, but not limited to, functions, linear equations, linear inequalities, polynomials, quadratic equations and functions and exponential functions.

8th Grade Algebra I Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such the rationale for 8th Grade Algebra I courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to develop in students knowledge and skills needed for a better understanding of terminology, symbols, and the basic structure of the real number system and their applications to solutions of problems in the everyday workplace.

 
 

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