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  1. 8th Grade Parent Night Welcometo…

  2. Georgia Studies • Chuck Jones • Heather Burch • Mandy Braswell

  3. GEORGIA STUDIES Curriculum is broken into four major parts. • Geography • Economics • Government • History We work to improve a variety of skills. • Writing • Reading • Critical Thinking

  4. GEORGIA STUDIES Helpful Websites: www.classzone.com www.georgiaencyclopedia.org http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu

  5. Language Arts • Julia Hodges • Mandy Braswell • Kim Robertson • Jordan Brown - Collaborative

  6. GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS FOR 8th GRADERS? • Students will… • read 25 books or one million words. (In and out of class.) • acquire new vocabulary and use it correctly. • demonstrate understanding and control of the rules of the English language. • participate in student-to teacher, student-to-student, & group verbal interactions.

  7. use research and technology to support writing. • produce writing that establishes an organizational structure, sets a context, engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals closure.

  8. demonstrate comprehension and show evidence of a responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. • listen to and view various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas.

  9. 8th Grade Math • Sherry Bowie • Leigh Blackburn • Jennifer Davis • Shelley Burnham -Collaborative

  10. Data Analysis & Probability • Set theory Collect, graph, and interpret data Venn Diagrams • Probability Tree diagrams Simple and compound events Experimental and theoretical probability

  11. Numbers & Operations • Square Roots • Rational Numbers • Exponents • Scientific Notation

  12. Algebra • Expressions • Equations • Inequalities • Relations • Functions • Graphing

  13. Geometry • Parallel Lines cut by transversals • Perpendicular Lines • Congruence • Pythagorean Theorem • Right Triangles

  14. Homework

  15. Notebook Organization

  16. Tests • Study Daily • Retakes?

  17. Science • Leigh Blackburn • Sherry Aglietti • Peggy Collins

  18. Physical Science ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • This year we will be studying… • Physical and chemical changes of matter • Properties of motion and force • Electricity • Magnetism • Light • Sound

  19. Important Science Information: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Grading Policy… • Homework = 10% • Classwork = 40% • Assessment = 45% • Exam = 5% • New textbooks with interactive workbooks