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    This is a 22-day discipline-based curriculum. Students will gain a basic understanding of variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.
    Library Information Skills
    AllThis course covers the PA Common Core ELA and BCIT standards as outlined in “A Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Library Programs”. This document can be accessed at www. pdesas.org.
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    to take 2210 consecutive days of library information skills classlibrary. In meeting the Pennsylvania State Standards for Research. The basic objectives are of theCommon Core Standards, this condensed course arewill cover how to recognize the need for information, to identifyaccess and locate appropriate sources, to evaluate the quality, and to organize and to use information and to research. The course will cover accessing library resources
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    curriculum related activities, developing search strategies, selectingactivities; select grade level appropriate printliterary fiction and electronic sources, and including information in a formally written paragraph withnon fiction; select appropriate in-textdigital reference sources; conduct search using proper search terms; evaluate source for credibility, relevance, currency, and works cited citations.
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    paraphrasing in work without plagiarizing; and cite sources using standard bibliographic citation format. In addition, students will use multimedia presentation tools to clarify important points of information.
    Fast ForWord
    The Fast ForWord program is a computer-based program, which uses acoustically modified speech to rapidly develop the cognitive skills that help students make the link between spoken words and reading. It’s an intervention which builds a wide range of critical cognitive and foundational reading skills in just a few weeks. Fast ForWord produces a positive and lasting effect on a student’s ability to learn and read proficiently. The skills include: Listening Comprehension, Sound-Letter Recognition, Phonological Awareness, Beginning Word Recognition, English Language Conventions, Vocabulary, Sentence and Paragraph Comprehension, and Decoding Skills.
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Tuesday, June 26

  1. page 7th Grade edited Seventh Seventh Grade Program of StudyPLANNING Study PLANNING A PROGRAM OF STUDIES 2018…
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    IN DEVELOPING A PROGRAM OF STUDIES A STUDENT SHOULD:
    Establish personal goals. Students should have some specific educational, occupational, and personal goals toward which they are working. They should be allowed to revise these goals if necessary. The important point is that they have some goals.
    Evaluate personal qualifications. Students should consider honestly what their real interests are, where their own strengths and weaknesses lie, and what their needs will be in achieving their personal goals.
    Learn requirements for college entrance. Students should investigate just what the colleges of their choice expect of applicants since colleges vary in their requirements for College Board scores, rank in class, and in subjects taken in high school. Knowing what their colleges require, students can then plan their programs of study accordingly. Many colleges require a minimum of a two-year sequence in a modern foreign language. Students who do not plan to attend college should find out all the information that they can about the kind of work they plan to do after graduation from high school.
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    English 7
    This course covers the PA Core Standards for Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, which can be accessed at www. pdesas.org.
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    figurative language.
    In addition, students will do a study of grammar and learn to identify and properly use the parts of speech in their writing and speaking. Through composition of paragraphs and essays, students will be able to display an understanding of how to write complete sentences, demonstrate the rules of agreement, employ a variety of new vocabulary words, and learn to support a thesis statement. Finally, students will learn to work cooperatively and be expected to participate in classroom discussions effectively.
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    Assessment is based on a combination of StudySync activities, tests, projects, and class work.
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    Read 180 is an innovative reading intervention program by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. READ 180 is a research-based program with proven results in raising student reading achievement. READ 180 uses cutting-edge technology to deliver individualized reading instruction, provide valuable skills practice, and motivate students to become confident readers. In our READ 180 class, students and teachers work together to: • Build essential literacy skills for college and career readiness. • Bring reading proficiency up to grade level. • Develop multi-paragraph writing skills. • Apply reading and writing strategies to other subjects such as social studies, science, and math. • Show students that they can attain reading success. This class meets for two periods each day.
    Math 7 (2 periods per day)
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    Math 180; Algebra, Algebra 1,1; Algebra 2
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    The Carnegie Learning Math Series Course 2 is written specifically for the Common Core State Standards. This course contains complete alignment, coverage, and support for the Standards for Mathematical Content and Practice. Course 2 focuses on proportional reasoning, developing number sense, algebraic thinking, geometry, and statistical thinking and probability.
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    Physical Education
    This course covers the Pennsylvania academics standards of Health, Safety, and Physical Education. Physical Education is that phase of education which endeavors to promote physical fitness through instructional and participation in activities which develop strength, speed, agility, endurance, fundamental motor skills and individual and social conduct and attitudes favorable to maintenance of physical fitness by participation. All Physical Education students who have a medical excuse must do one of two things to receive a grade in Physical Education class. (1) Students will dress for class, do what exercises possible and help in the class by keeping score or referring. (2) Go to the library or study hall with a term paper assignment which must be handed in at the end of Medical excuse or quarter to receive a grade. Classes missed for absence or disciplinary reasons must be made up as so as possible. P.E. grading system is based on being prepared for class with proper P. E. uniform along with cooperating with classmates/ teachers according to school policy. Students must fully engage in each class objective to receive full credit per class. Points will be deducted/added based on objective participation. Sleeved, T-shirt, athletic gym shorts; and proper gym sneakers. It also includes full participation by the students in the class. If the student does not have the proper uniform and/or footwear for P.E., it is considered an unexcused class. The student will have 10 points deducted from his or her grade per unprepared class.
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    PLTW is a “hands-on” engineering-based program that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) all into the same course. The course is a rotational class for the 7th grade. According to Project Lead the Way: the program “focuses on showing-not telling-students how engineers use technology to solve everyday problems.” The course section is called Design and Modeling. Students will learn the design process, measurement, sketching, Computer Aided Design and small tool use. This is the first rotation of the PLTW gateway to Technology program.
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    Art 7
    This is a 22-day discipline-based curriculum. Students will gain a basic understanding of variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.
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    All seventh graders are required to take 22 days of library information skills class meeting the Pennsylvania State Standards for Research. The basic objectives are of the course are to recognize the need for information, to identify and locate appropriate sources, to evaluate the quality, and to organize and to use information and to research. The course will cover accessing library resources for curriculum related activities, developing search strategies, selecting appropriate print and electronic sources, and including information in a formally written paragraph with appropriate in-text and works cited citations.
    This course covers the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for:
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    Speaking, and Listening.Listening
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    Fast ForWord
    The Fast ForWord program is a computer-based program, which uses acoustically modified speech to rapidly develop the cognitive skills that help students make the link between spoken words and reading. It’s an intervention which builds a wide range of critical cognitive and foundational reading skills in just a few weeks. Fast ForWord produces a positive and lasting effect on a student’s ability to learn and read proficiently. The skills include: Listening Comprehension, Sound-Letter Recognition, Phonological Awareness, Beginning Word Recognition, English Language Conventions, Vocabulary, Sentence and Paragraph Comprehension, and Decoding Skills.
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    Chorus
    Chorus is year-long course of instruction in vocal techniques and performance. Students will demonstrate proficiency and be graded on the following criteria: sing alone and with others, sight-read repertoire, identify and apply musical terms of notation, expression and articulation, demonstrate understanding of correct posture, breath support, and embouchure, articulation, pitch and tone. Students will have opportunities to reinforce ensemble skills as well as broaden their knowledge of music through the study and performance of music from a variety of musical eras and cultures, traditional and contemporary. All students in this ensemble are required to participate in two or three performances each year, most notably the evening Holiday and Spring concerts. Occasional opportunities to perform at community events may occur.
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    Math 180 (Course 1 or 2):
    MATH 180 is an innovative math intervention program by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. MATH 180 is a research-based program with proven results in raising student math achievement. MATH 180 uses cutting-edge technology to deliver individualized math instruction, provide valuable skills practice, and motivate students to develop confidence and fluency in math. In our MATH 180 class, students and teachers work together to: • Build essential math skills for college and career readiness. • Bring math proficiency up to grade level. • Develop mathematical practices and habits of mind. • Apply math skills to solve real-world problems. • Show students they can attain academic success in math.

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Tuesday, March 20

  1. page Technology Education Department edited ... Productions Systems is a course designed to give students a hands-on experience using various …
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    Productions Systems is a course designed to give students a hands-on experience using various machinery and fabrication technique to create a marketable product. Production requires safe and effective use of high powered equipment in order to achieve a quality produced product. Production Systems is a combination of both the Metal working and Woodworking labs. The Metalworking aspect will focus on shop safety, oxy/acetylene welding and cutting, foundry, arc welding, machining and other various tooling procedures, whereas the woodshop will also focus on shop safety and various tooling to produce high quality projects.
    * It is highly recommended to take Introduction to Engineering Design prior to taking Production Systems.
    Introduction to Wood
    Introduction to wood will focus on the cognitive value of doing physical work by using a variety of tools and techniques to process projects that will require different skill sets. Students will learn about safety, proper tool use, joining, and finishing techniques. Throughout the year Students will be introduced to linear and circular measurement, and a variety of techniques to make straight, angled, circular, and odd shaped cuts. Students will be required to problem solve in order to achieve the desired results, while dealing with differences in materials, human and machine error.

    PLTW- Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) (1 credit)
    This course is a first year sequence of multiple engineering based courses available. The course is geared towards freshman and sophomores; however juniors and seniors may also enroll. IED uses 3D computer modeling software, students learn the design process and solve design problems for which they develop, analyze, and create product models. IED is the first of few courses that will be made available through Project Lead the Way.
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Friday, February 2

  1. page home edited 2017-2018 2018-2019 Course Offerings {emblem.jpg} Seventh Grade Program of Study

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    Physics
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    Advanced BiologyAnatomy & Physiology w/Dual Enrollment
    9th Grade Science:
    This course is designed as a course of study to help students further their understanding of chemical and biological/environmental concepts while integrating several key physics concepts. The general areas of study included in ninth grade science are ecosystems and energy (ecology), atomic structure and the periodic table, and the chemical basis of life (organic chemistry). Students will be required to work as scientists keeping an interactive science notebook through inquiry-based lab and classwork, complete assessments, participate in activities and case studies, conduct Internet research, and complete projects / presentations using technology in order to earn credit for this course. Students will be expected to collaborate with their peers on several projects just as scientists do. The standards are based on the PA State Standards anchored by the 2010 Keystone Chemistry and Keystone Biology Standards.
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    Additional projects and assignments. In affiliation with Lackawanna College, the course enables the student to receive college credits upon completion. Dual enrollment chemistry is an academically based course for students seeking to attend a 2 or 4 year college program. The course is based upon the PA Chemistry standards and aligned to the Keystone Chemistry Exam anchors.
    Applied Science:
    This course is designedIntroduction to helpAgriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) introduces students further their understanding of earthto agricultural opportunities and environmental science while integrating the key conceptspathways of chemistry. Studentsstudy in agriculture. Science, mathematics, reading, and writing components are expected towoven in the context of agriculture and students will use the scientific processintroductory skills and knowledge developed in this course throughout the CASE curriculum. Throughout the course are activities to demonstrate an understandingdevelop and improve employability skills of the Naturestudents through practical applications. Students explore career and post-secondary opportunities in each area of Science whilethe course.
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    participating in class discussions, labs, and projects. Students are expectedthe Introduction to participate fullyAgriculture, Food, and Natural Resources course experience hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in classroom activitiesagriculture and laboratory experiences, complete assigned readings,natural resources, students learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and complete projects / presentations using technologytake responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. For example, students work in ordergroups to earn credit for this course.determine the efficiency and environmental impacts of fuel sources in a practical learning exercise.
    Physics - Dual (12th grade):
    Physics is a senior high course designed for academic, college bound students. Upon completion of the course, the student will have an understanding of introductory physics principles and concepts. The course involves the use of algebra and basic trigonometry as the primary means of problem solving. The student will learn critical thinking skills, process problem solving skills and develop a solid background for any related college course work. Course topics include mechanics (motion, force and energy), heat, waves, sound, light and electricity. Laboratory computer work is an integral part of the course. This course is available for dual enrollment credit, in affiliation with Lackawanna College.
    Advanced BiologyAnatomy & Physiology - Dual
    This class is a course recommended for senior students who plan to have a career in any medical or health-related field. It is also for students wishing to expand their knowledge of human and mammalian biology. Course content includes cell structure and function, histology, and an in-depth study of the systems of the human body enhanced with laboratory investigations. Current topics and career exploration are included as a part of the curriculum. Mammalian dissections are a requirement of the course. In affiliation with Lackawanna College, the course enables the student to receive college credits upon successful completion.
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  3. page Music Department edited ... Theory and Performance of Popular Music Chorus: ... scheduling this course.Chorus course…
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    Theory and Performance of Popular Music
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    scheduling this course.Choruscourse. Chorus members may
    Concert Band:
    Band is open to all current instrumental students or students new to their particular instrument. Students will have opportunities to reinforce ensemble skills as well as broaden their knowledge of music through the study and performance of music from a variety of musical eras and cultures, traditional and contemporary. All students in this ensemble are required to participate in two or three performances each year, most notably the evening Holiday and Spring concerts as well as the Memorial Day and graduation ceremonies. Occasional opportunities to perform at community events may occur. Several after school rehearsals may be required. Students should consider these responsibilities when scheduling this course. Band members may also be eligible to audition for Susquehanna County and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association events (Susquehanna County Band, PMEA Band Fest, Jazz Ensembles, District, Regional and State). Band meets every other day within the 6-day cycle.
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    produced stage play, and a student written and produced film. play.
    Theory and Performance of Popular Music:
    Will focus on the analysis of various popular songs from a music theory perspective and the practice of performance. Students will work together to create instrumental and vocal arrangements of popular songs to be performed. There will also be a focus on songwriting and various recording techniques. This course is intended for students with at least a basic proficiency in singing and/or playing a musical instrument. An audition for each student who may be interested is required before they are placed in this class.
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    11th & 12th grades: Students participate in on-the-job training in the community in preparation for the transition from high school to adult life. Credits are earned toward graduation requirements.
    Career & Technical Education at SCCTC:
    10th, 11th, and 12th grade
    Each student's IEP will outline district requirements and level of classes offered at the senior high level.*
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    Spanish III/IV:
    This is a combined course. Students continue to develop their proficiency through the active use of the vocabulary and structures they learned in the first two years. There is a further emphasis on vocabulary. Most of the grammar learned in the first two years is reviewed in the third year, and virtually all grammar in the fourth year is a review. The course differs in vocabulary and in the civilization, cultural, and historical aspects which are covered. It is recommended that a student have a 85 to advance to the third or fourth year.
    Blended Schools Language Institute: This will be an asynchronies course with a specific scheduled time to be determined.
    Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic

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  6. page English Department edited ... All English Courses cover the Pennsylvania academic standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking, …
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    All English Courses cover the Pennsylvania academic standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
    English 9th grade course
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    English 11th grade course
    English 12th grade course I, II, III
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    This course is designed to help students transition smoothly from junior high level work to senior high level work by building on the skills that students have already acquired. The curriculum for this course centers on the study of vocabulary, grammar, literature, and writing. First, the vocabulary studied will primarily come from the literature read and the literary terms studied. Second, grammar lessons will emphasize on correcting student weaknesses with the goal of improving their writing skills. Third, students will read and analyze a variety of literature covering the genres of short story, drama, poetry, and novel. The major works of literature students will read are, but not limited to: Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, and Romeo and Juliet. Lastly, this course will have an added emphasis on writing. The writing process along with the writing structure will be modeled and taught. Students will be expected to write at least one paper in each of the following modes of writing: narrative, expository, and persuasive. Furthermore, students will learn how to respond to an open-ended question, similar to what they may see on a state exam. Whether through the essay writings or other assignments, students will acquire research skills and learn how to properly document their research using proper methods of MLA documentation. In addition, students will be expected to write and deliver one speech during their freshman English class.
    10th grade English:
    EnglishKeystone Literature/English 10 Course Description:
    Keystone Literature/English
    10 is designeddedicated to meet the needs of both the college-boundhelping all students accurately and those planningeffectively read, interpret, analyze and respond to enter the workforce after graduation. Grammar will be covered with instruction tailored to meet the students’ areas of weakness. Composition is also stressed. Students will be requiredfiction and nonfiction to writefind success in personal and academic pursuits, including the various forms: narration, persuasion,Keystone Examination. Thus, writing and grammatical instruction and exposition. Furthermore, each student will be responsible for at least one oral presentation. Units of study are built upon short stories, sonnets, drama, and novelembedded within most instructional units. Some examplesPotential units of these are, but not limited to: "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", "Paul's Case", Shakespearean/English & Petrarchan/Italian sonnets, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Ofstudy are as follows:
    Short Story Unit with related nonfiction and fiction.
    Sonnet Unit with related nonfiction and fiction.
    Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare with related nonfiction and fiction.
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    Mice and Men, A Separate Peace,Men by John Steinbeck with related nonfiction and Tofiction.
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    Kill a Mockingbird. PSSA preparation is stressed through bi-weekly lessons and quizzes. Research is also taught, alongMockingbird by Harper Lee with properrelated nonfiction and complete methods of MLA documentation.fiction.
    Book Wars’ Unit – student choice/independent reading.
    Keystone Lessons – biweekly anchor activities.
    Vocabulary Lessons – biweekly anchor activities.

    SAT (11th grade) or PSSA Verbal Prep: (10th & 11th grade):
    These classes will meet for 45 days. A determination will be made as to placement for 11th graders in either PSSA or SAT program based on previous PSSA results. All 10th graders will have one quarter of PSSA Prep. The course will provide students with strategies related to taking the SAT verbal test or the PSSA reading test. Critical reading, vocabulary, identifying sentence errors, and improving paragraphs, and essay writing will be stressed in the SAT course. The PSSA course will emphasize constructed-responses, identifying author’s purpose, figurative language and other facets of language arts tested on the PSSA.
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    Studio Art AA,B,C
    Drawing/Painting I/II
    Intro to the Fine Arts: Art and Dance
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