English
  • 1st - Reading/Writing workshop, personal narrative, sentence construction, plot analysis, and start Greek/Latin roots
  • 2nd – Point of View (1st and 3rd), literature elements, autobiography, fiction, expository, writing process, transitions and parts of speech, homophones, theme, author’s purpose, setting
  • 3rd – poetry and figurative language, sentence structure, drama analysis, speaker’s purpose in speech
  • 4th – expository texts, arguments and counter-arguments, persuasive essays, letter writing, multi-paragraph essays, research
  • 5th – myths, epic tales, legends, review for STAAR, analogies, procedural texts
  • 6th – formal research paper and its components, multimedia presentation, work with a group to perform a task with written or oral

History
• 1st 6 Weeks – Geography, Native Texans & Exploration
• 2nd 6 Weeks – Spanish Settlement & Government
• 3rd 6 Weeks – Colonization & Texas Revolution
• 4th 6 Weeks – Republic of Texas, Statehood, Civil War/Reconstruction
• 5th 6 Weeks – Frontier Wars, Industrialization: Cattle, Cotton, Railroads, Oil
• 6th 6 Weeks – Progressivism, WWI, Great Depression, WWII, & Modern Texas

Science
  • 1st---Lab Safety/Equipment; Cells & Living Systems
  • 2nd---Cells & Living Systems; Body Systems
  • 3rd---Body Systems; Genetics & Heredity
  • 4th---Genetics & Heredity; Sexual/Asexual Reproduction; Punnett Squares; Ecology
  • 5th---Ecology
  • 6th---Weathering & Erosion; Catastrophic Events; Earth, Sun, & Moon System

Math

1st 6 Weeks
  • Absolute value, integers, models, algorithms
  • Positive and negative fractions
  • Fractions & mixed numbers with and without common denominators
  • Positive & negative decimals
  • Rational numbers
  • Powers & exponents
  • Square & square root models
  • Square roots without models
  • square roots for irrational numbers
  • Scientific Notation
2nd 6 Weeks
  • Arithmetic sequence (dn +no = nth) (common difference (d) times
    • the position number (n) + value of the zero term
    • (no) = the value of the term)
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Distributive Property
  • Verbal equations to algebraic equations
  • One step equations with and w/o models
  • One step equations from a problem situation
  • Two step equations with and w/o models
  • Two step equations from a problem situation
  • Ratios, rates, Unit Rates (“best buy”)
  • Proportional & Non-Proportional Relationships
  • Rate of change
  • Solving proportions
  • Similar figures
  • Indirect measurement
  • Scale drawings & Scale factor
  • Unit conversions within the same system (customary and metric)
3rd 6 Weeks
  • Proportional & Non-Proportional Relationships
  • Indirect measurement
  • Percent proportion, percent equation & percent of change
  • Quadrants, points on the coordinate plane
  • Translations, reflections & dilations
  • Table of values with a graphed line
  • Measures of Central Tendency to include mean, median and mode
  • Biased representation of the data
  • Best representation of the data
  • Measures of Variation to include: Upper quartile
    • Lower quartile, Inter-quartile range & range
4th 6 Weeks
  • Box & Whisker Plots
  • Frequency Tables
  • Line Plot, Stem & Leaf Plot
  • Bar Graph & Histogram, circle graph, Venn Diagram
  • Scatter Plots, Misleading/Select appropriate graphs
  • Simple Probability, counting methods, sample space
  • Sampling, composite events
  • Experimental/Theoretical Probability
  • Complementary/Supplementary Angles
  • Classify Triangles/Quadrilaterals
  • Properties of Triangles/Quadrilaterals
  • Perimeter, circumference & area
  • Area to include: squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, & circles
5th 6 Weeks
  • Perimeter, circumference, area (squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, & circles)
  • Work backwards to find missing dimensions (perimeter, circumference, and area)
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Polyhedron attributes, nets & views
  • Lateral/Total Surface Area to include: prisms, pyramids & cylinders
  • Volume (triangular/rectangular prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones & spheres)
  • Dimensional Change (surface area & volume)
  • Work backwards to find missing dimensions (surface area & volume)
6th 6 Weeks
  • One & two step equations
  • Properties
  • Variables on both sides of the equation
  • Equations with fractions by clearing the fractions
  • Two-step equations involving combining like terms
  • Two-step equations involving distributive property
  • Functions, function tables, graph functions
  • Slope & slope intercept form