Tsai Hsing — Grade 8


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A.1.a

Students will build their understanding of the Elements of Art:color

A.1.b

Students will build their understanding of the Elements of Art:form

A.1.c

Students will build their understanding of the Elements of Art:line

A.1.d

Students will build their understanding of the Elements of Art:shape

A.1.e

Students will build their understanding of the Elements of Art:space

A.1.f

Students will build their understanding of the Elements of Art:texture

A.1.g

Students will build their understanding of the Elements of Art:value

A.2.a

Students develop their art making practices.Students learn to draw shapes accurately

A.2.b

Students develop their art making practices.Students learn to cut shapes of increasing complexity using scissors

A.2.c

Students develop their art making practices.Students learn how to use markers, oil pastels, colored pencils and paint

A.2.d

Students develop their art making practices.Students develop an understanding of how to organize a piece of artwork

A.3.a

Students develop an understanding of the arts from a historical perspectiveStudents recognize the work of historically significant artists

A.3.b

Students develop an understanding of the arts from a historical perspectiveStudents can discuss the work of historically important artists

CT.1.a

Students will be able to think critically.CLARITY: Could you elaborate further on that point? Could you express that point in another way? Could you give me an illustration? Could you give me an example?

CT.1.b

Students will be able to think critically.ACCURACY: Is that really true? How could we check that? How could we find out if that is true?

CT.1.c

Students will be able to think critically.PRECISION: Could you give more details? Could you be more specific?

CT.1.d

Students will be able to think critically.RELEVANCE: How is that connected to the question? How does that bear on the issue?

CT.1.e

Students will be able to think critically.DEPTH: How does your answer address the complexities in the question? How are you taking into account the problems in the question? Is that dealing with the most significant factors

CT.1.f

Students will be able to think critically.BREADTH: Do we need to consider another point of view? Is there another way to look at this question? What would this look like from a conservative standpoint? What would this look like from the point of view of . . .?

CT.1.g

Students will be able to think critically.LOGIC: Does this really make sense? Does that follow from what you said? How does that follow? But before you implied this, and now you are saying that; how can both be true?

CT.1.h

Students will be able to think critically.FAIRNESS: Do I have a vested interest in this issue? Am I sympathetically representing the viewpoints of others?

CW.1.a

Students will communicate with their student partners.Students will turn their whole bodies to listen to their partner while looking at them.

CW.1.b

Students will communicate with their student partners.Students will take turns speaking and listening.

CW.1.c

Students will communicate with their student partners.Students will repeat or paraphrase their student partners.

CW.1.d

Students will communicate with their student partners.Students will check their own comprehension during conversation by asking their student partner, 'So, what you mean is...'

CW.1.e

Students will communicate with their student partners.Students will react to what was previously said by asking questions or adding relevant information.

CW.2.a

Students will to work harmoniously in multiple group roles.Students will be respectful and kind to their partners during group work.

CW.2.b

Students will to work harmoniously in multiple group roles.Students will take a turn being group leader, recorder, reporter, time keeper, reader.

CW.3.a

Students will share their work with students from other cultures.Students will write a blog and share with students from other cultures.

CW.3.b

Students will share their work with students from other cultures.Students will write emails to students from other cultures.

CW.3.c

Students will share their work with students from other cultures.Students will respond appropriately to blog comments and emails.

CW.4.a

Students will be creative.Students will be able to express original ideas using English.

CW.4.b

Students will be creative.Students will be able to display narrative voice in their writing.

CW.4.c

Students will be creative.Students will be able to create aesthetically pleasing digital work.

CW.4.d

Students will be creative.Students will write acquired information in their own words.

CW.5.a

Students will demonstrate confidence.Students will show confidence by speaking loudly enough to be heard.

CW.5.b

Students will demonstrate confidence.Students will raise their hands to participate in class.

CW.6.a

Students will demonstrate self control.Students will speak during appropriate times.

CW.6.b

Students will demonstrate self control.Students will not hit one another or invade each others space.

CW.6.c

Students will demonstrate self control.Students will follow rules pertaining to iPad usage at school and in class.

GC.1.a

Students will be able to respect and work with students from all backgrounds, cultures and religions.Students will participate in international student collaborations.

GC.2.a

Students will be able to build an understanding of different nations and cultures.Students will participate in a group leading a virtual field trip to an international country.

GPS.1.a

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.Present

GPS.1.b

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.Present Progressive

GPS.1.c

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.past

GPS.1.d

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.Future

GPS.1.e

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.Imperative

GPS.1.f

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.infinitive

GPS.1.g

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.helping

GPS.1.h

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.past progressive

GPS.1.i

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.conditional

GPS.1.j

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.present perfect

GPS.1.k

Students will demonstrate command of verb tenses.past perfect

GPS.2.a

Students will demonstrate command of sentence structure.simple

GPS.2.b

Students will demonstrate command of sentence structure.complex

GPS.2.c

Students will demonstrate command of sentence structure.compound

GPS.2.d

Students will demonstrate command of sentence structure.sentence subjects

GPS.3.a

Students will demonstrate command of prepositional phrases and dependent clauses.common prepositions

GPS.3.b

Students will demonstrate command of prepositional phrases and dependent clauses.uncommon prepositions

GPS.3.c

Students will demonstrate command of prepositional phrases and dependent clauses.prepositional phrase

GPS.3.d

Students will demonstrate command of prepositional phrases and dependent clauses.adverb phrase (how, when and why of verb

GPS.4.a

Students will demonstrate command of pronoun usage.personal/possessive/indefinite

GPS.4.b

Students will demonstrate command of pronoun usage.reflexive (ends w/ -self or -selves)

GPS.4.c

Students will demonstrate command of pronoun usage.relative (who, whose, that, which)

GPS.4.d

Students will demonstrate command of pronoun usage.interrogative (question words)

GPS.4.e

Students will demonstrate command of pronoun usage.demonstrative (this or that)

GPS.5.a

Students will demonstrate command of syntax.contractions

GPS.5.b

Students will demonstrate command of syntax.commas around appositive

GPS.5.c

Students will demonstrate command of syntax.Speech syntax (quotation marks)

GPS.5.d

Students will demonstrate command of syntax.commas to separate multiple words in series

GPS.5.e

Students will demonstrate command of syntax.quotation marks around individual words

GPS.6.a

Students will demonstrate command of special word types.adverbs

GPS.6.b

Students will demonstrate command of special word types.comparative and superlative Adj

GPS.7.a

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.periods

GPS.7.b

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.question marks

GPS.7.c

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.exclamation points

GPS.7.d

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.quotation marks

GPS.7.e

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.apostrophes - possessive

GPS.7.f

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.commas - sequence

GPS.7.g

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.commas - clauses

GPS.7.h

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.commas - apositives

GPS.7.i

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.apostrophes - conjunctions

GPS.7.j

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.parentheses

GPS.7.k

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.semi-colons

GPS.7.l

Students will demonstrate command of punctuation.colons

KW.1.a

Students will demonstrate emergent pre-writing skills.Students will draw and scribble.

KW.1.b

Students will demonstrate emergent pre-writing skills.Students will draw symbols that represent letters.

KW.1.c

Students will demonstrate emergent pre-writing skills.Students wil write random letters with no relationship between letters chosen and the sounds in a word.

KW.1.d

Students will demonstrate emergent pre-writing skills.Students will write random letters do not progress from left to right.

KW.2.a

Students will demonstrate letter strings in writing.Letters progress from left to right and from top to bottom as the child reads their paper back to an adult.

KW.2.b

Students will demonstrate letter strings in writing.Letter sounds have no relationship between letters chosen and the sounds in a word.

KW.3

Students will use environmental print in their writing.

KW.4.a

Students will use sight words in a sentence.Student writes a sentence that he or she can read back.

KW.4.b

Students will use sight words in a sentence.Spaces between the words are not necessary, nor is end punctuation.

KW.4.c

Students will use sight words in a sentence.Any other words included that are not sight words were found as environmental print in the classroom.

KW.5

Students will write the beginning sounds of words.

KW.6.a

Students will demonstrate early developmental writing.Uses sight words and some beginning sounds of a word in a sentence that the child can read back.

KW.6.b

Students will demonstrate early developmental writing.Some ending sounds of words may begin to appear.

KW.6.c

Students will demonstrate early developmental writing.There are spaces between most words.

KW.7.a

Students will demonstrate developmental spelling skills.When using inventive spelling, some medial and ending sounds are written, including some vowels.

KW.7.b

Students will demonstrate developmental spelling skills.There are spaces between all of the words.

KW.7.c

Students will demonstrate developmental spelling skills.Punctuation may be added.

KW.8.a

Students will demonstrate transitional spelling skills.Child writes two or more sentences, using some real spelling that includes words with silent letters.

KW.8.b

Students will demonstrate transitional spelling skills.Capitals and punctuation and spaces are used correctly at least some of the time.

L.1

Students will respond appropriately to listening prompts and phrases.

L.10

Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence

L.11.a

Students will engage in collaborative discussions with peers and/or teachers, building on each others ideas.Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

L.11.b

Students will engage in collaborative discussions with peers and/or teachers, building on each others ideas.Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

L.12

Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

L.13

Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

L.2

Students will recognize/respond to greetings and polite expressions in routine and familiar settings

L.3

Students will follow one-step directions in a familiar context to complete a simple task

L.4

Students will follow simple multi-step directions and instructions.

L.5

Students will use context clues to get main ideas and to identify details.

L.6

Students will recognize/respond to some common idioms.

L.7

Students will interpret information from a conversation and in a variety of contexts (e.g., in person, on telephone, over announcement).

L.8

Students will distinguish between facts and opinions in conversation.

L.9

Students will identify details in a description (e.g., of a person, place or an event)

MM.1.a

Students will create iMovies with multiple video clips, pictures, voiceover and music.Students will use voiceover to provide context, fix flawed audio and for stylistic effect.

MM.1.b

Students will create iMovies with multiple video clips, pictures, voiceover and music.Students will use pictures and/or video to reinforce/support information and for stylistic effect.

MM.1.c

Students will create iMovies with multiple video clips, pictures, voiceover and music.Students will add music that is consistent with the tone of their presentation.

MM.1.d

Students will create iMovies with multiple video clips, pictures, voiceover and music.Students will edit iMovie together in a logical sequence that mirrors the storyboard.

MM.1.e

Students will create iMovies with multiple video clips, pictures, voiceover and music.Students will create a storyboard and shot list that includes a logical sequence of ideas.

MM.1.f

Students will create iMovies with multiple video clips, pictures, voiceover and music.Students will film their shots in an appropriate setting that allows for effective live audio.

MM.2.a

Students will create Keynotes with mutliple slides.Students will paraphrase and organize text in an appropriate ratio with multimedia.

MM.2.b

Students will create Keynotes with mutliple slides.Students will use pictures and/or video to reinforce/support information and for stylistic effect.

MM.2.c

Students will create Keynotes with mutliple slides.Students will create speaker notes on slides to supplement presented information and elaborate on the Keynote's bullet points during the spoken presentation.

P.1

Students will be able to decode CVC words.

P.2

Students will be able to read vowel sounds and identify vowel sounds within words.

P.3

Students will be able to read consonant sounds and identify consonant sounds within words.

P.4

Students will be able to decode CVVC words.

P.5

Students will be able to decode CVCC words.

P.6

Students will be able to pluralize nouns and identify plural nouns.

P.7.a

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.-nd

P.7.b

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.-lk

P.7.c

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.cl-

P.7.d

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.pl-

P.7.e

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.st-

P.7.f

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.bl-

P.7.g

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.sw-

P.7.h

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.tr-

P.7.i

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.sp-

P.7.j

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.-tion

P.7.k

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.br-

P.7.l

Students will decode consonant blends and identify consonant blends within words.fl-

P.8.a

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-ea

P.8.b

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-ie

P.8.c

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-ai

P.8.d

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-oi

P.8.e

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-oo

P.8.f

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-ui

P.8.g

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-ch

P.8.h

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.ou

P.8.i

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-mb

P.8.j

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.ol-

P.8.k

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-ur

P.8.l

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-th

P.8.m

Students will decode digraphs and identify digraphs within words.-sh

RC.1.a

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.Character Traits

RC.1.b

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.Plot / Sequence

RC.1.c

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.Genre

RC.1.d

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.Figurative Language

RC.1.e

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.author's purpose

RC.1.f

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.theme

RC.1.g

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.point of view

RC.1.h

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.setting

RC.1.i

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.moral

RC.1.j

Students will examine literary elements in various genres of text.idiomatic expressions

RC.2.a

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.classify and categorize

RC.2.b

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.compare and contrast

RC.2.c

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.cause and effect

RC.2.d

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.details and explicit information

RC.2.e

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.main idea

RC.2.f

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.predicting

RC.2.g

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.vocabulary in context

RC.2.h

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.drawing conclusions / inference

RC.2.i

Students will identify key ideas and details within a text.fact and opinion

RC.3

Students will connect content in reading to other sources.

RC.3.a

Students will connect content in reading to other sources.text-to-self connections

RC.3.b

Students will connect content in reading to other sources.text-to-text connections

RC.3.c

Students will connect content in reading to other sources.text-to-world connections

RF.1.a

Students will be able to read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension on grade level (ie, 2 grade levels behind native English speakers).Students will be able to use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

RF.1.b

Students will be able to read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension on grade level (ie, 2 grade levels behind native English speakers).Students will be able to use punctuation for correct pacing and expression.

RF.1.c

Students will be able to read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension on grade level (ie, 2 grade levels behind native English speakers).Students will be able to read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

RF.1.d

Students will be able to read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension on grade level (ie, 2 grade levels behind native English speakers).Students will read grade level text with automaticity.

S.1.a

Students will pronounce words clearly enough to be understood.Students will make ajustments to pronunciation under the guidance of the teacher.

S.1.b

Students will pronounce words clearly enough to be understood.Students will practice idividual phonemes as needed.

S.2.a

Students will speak fluently.Students will speak with a natural cadence.

S.2.b

Students will speak fluently.Students will read aloud to practice a natural speaking cadence.

S.2.c

Students will speak fluently.Students will attempt to not use filler words (ie: uh, um, etc).

S.3.a

Students will speak at an appropriate volume for the situation.Students will speak loud enough to be heard.

S.3.b

Students will speak at an appropriate volume for the situation.Students will increase volume when prompted by teacher.

S.3.c

Students will speak at an appropriate volume for the situation.Students will not speak too loudly when working with a partner or in a small group.

S.4.a

Students will speak publicly, speaking to small groups, whole class and others.Students will speak clearly at a volume that can be heard by all audience members.

S.4.b

Students will speak publicly, speaking to small groups, whole class and others.Students will make eye contact with audience.

S.4.c

Students will speak publicly, speaking to small groups, whole class and others.Students will stand straight with script below head level and without directly reading from it.

S.4.d

Students will speak publicly, speaking to small groups, whole class and others.Students will speak with appropriate pacing.

S.4.e

Students will speak publicly, speaking to small groups, whole class and others.Students will speak expressively and with varied intonation.

T.1.a

Students will be able to use Internet search engines to find specific information.Students will use appropriate search terms and revise when necessary.

T.1.b

Students will be able to use Internet search engines to find specific information.Students will use advanced Google search features.

T.1.c

Students will be able to use Internet search engines to find specific information.Students will sort through search results and identify the most relevant.

T.2.a

Students will be able to use email to communicate and share work.Students will be able to send an email to a desired recipient.

T.2.b

Students will be able to use email to communicate and share work.Students will be able to locate an existing email.

T.2.c

Students will be able to use email to communicate and share work.Students will attach work to email and send to partners.

T.2.d

Students will be able to use email to communicate and share work.Students will be able to create email user groups

T.2.e

Students will be able to use email to communicate and share work.Students will compose emails with appropriate tone depending on the email recipient.

T.3.a

Students will be able to work in small group settings with video teleconferencing.Students will be able to join a video conferencing room and enable their microphone and camera.

T.3.b

Students will be able to work in small group settings with video teleconferencing.Students will take turns speaking.

T.3.c

Students will be able to work in small group settings with video teleconferencing.Students will share their screen with their partners to show their work.

T.3.d

Students will be able to work in small group settings with video teleconferencing.Students will use their microphones effectively to broadcast clear speaking.

T.3.e

Students will be able to work in small group settings with video teleconferencing.Students will be able to maintain appropriate volume during group discussions (using mute function).

T.4.a

Students will create mutlimedia presentations and work.Students will create iMovies with multiple video clips, pictures, voiceover and music.

T.4.b

Students will create mutlimedia presentations and work.Students will create Keynotes with mutliple slides.

T.4.c

Students will create mutlimedia presentations and work.Students will use a text and image app such as Notability, Upad, etc. to create multimedia content.

T.4.d

Students will create mutlimedia presentations and work.Students will choose pictures and video that support their ideas.

W.1.a

Students will be able to compose properly structured paragraphs.Students will create topic sentences that include the main idea of a paragraph.

W.1.b

Students will be able to compose properly structured paragraphs.Students will create body sentences with details and examples that support the topic sentence.

W.1.c

Students will be able to compose properly structured paragraphs.Students will include transitions between paragraphs.

W.2.a

Students will be able to compose opinion pieces.Students will use appropriate organization including introduction with background information and opinion statements.

W.2.b

Students will be able to compose opinion pieces.Students will be able to provide reasons for their opinion that are supported by facts and details.

W.2.c

Students will be able to compose opinion pieces.Students will be able to acknowledge and refute opposing viewpoints with supporting information.

W.2.d

Students will be able to compose opinion pieces.Students will be able to end their opinion with a concluding statement.

W.3.a

Students will be able to write informative texts.Students will write general information to introduce a topic.

W.3.b

Students will be able to write informative texts.Students will provide more facts and information to develop the text.

W.3.c

Students will be able to write informative texts.Students will link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially)

W.3.d

Students will be able to write informative texts.Students will provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

W.4.a

Students will be able to write narrative texts.Students will organize story with clearly understood sequence of events

W.4.b

Students will be able to write narrative texts.Students will use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

W.4.c

Students will be able to write narrative texts.Students will use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

W.4.d

Students will be able to write narrative texts.Students will provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

W.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, students will develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

W.6

With some guidance and support from adults, students will use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.