# Long Range Plans 11-12

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```					LONG RANGE PLANS

Mrs. Roberts

2011-2012

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Math

August      Unit 1—Place Value: Place Value Structure, Comparing Decimals, and Strategies to add and subtract decimals.
How does the value of a digit help with ordering, adding, and subtracting whole numbers and decimals?
September   Unit 1—Place Value cont’d
Unit 2—Multiplication and Division: Divisibility Rules, Multiplying Whole Numbers, and Strategies to divide
whole numbers
What strategies can be used to multiply and divide?
October     Unit 2 – Multiplication and Division cont’d
Unit 3—Decimals and Fractions: Fraction/ Decimal Equivalents, Adding and Subtracting Decimals, Comparing
Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Improper Fractions
What is the relationship between fractions and decimals?
November    Unit 3—Decimals and Fractions cont’d

December    Unit 4—Data Analysis and Probability: Graphing, Data, Probability
How do we use graphs to gather information and make predictions based on the data?
How do we make predictions based on data in charts, tables, and graphs?
January     Unit 5—Algebra: Patterns and Function Tables, Unknown Values
What strategies can we use to find an unknown value in an equation?
February    Unit 6—Geometry: Lines, Quadrilaterals, Geometric Shapes, Transformations
How do we classify geometric figures?
March       Unit 7—Customary Measurement and Elapsed Time: Customary Length, Volume, Weight, Conversions, and
Elapsed Time
How do we use measurement in everyday life?
How can we determine how much time has passed between different time intervals?
April       Unit 8—Metric Measurement and Temperature: Metric Length, Volume, Weight, and Temperature
How do we use measurement in everyday life?
How do we measure temperature and identify the way it changes?
May         Review for PASS

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Social Studies

August      Geography Skills
September   Unit 1 – The First Americans
In what ways were Native American groups both similar and unique?
Unit 2 – Exploration of the New World
How do causes and effects tell the story of exploration of the New World?
October     Unit 2 – Exploration of the New World
Unit 3 – Colonial America
How did the interactions between and among various groups shape the settlement of North America?
November    Unit 3 – Colonial America
Unit 4 – Conflict and Revolution
How did conflict between the colonies and England lead to American independence?
December    Unit 4 – Conflict and Revolution

January     Unit 5 – A New Nation
Why would establishing America’s new government be described as a “complicated process”?
February    Unit 5 – A New Nation
Unit 6 – Westward Expansion
How was the story of westward expansion shaped by the motives and actions of diverse groups?
March       Unit 6 – Westward Expansion

April       Unit 7 – The Civil War
How did the Civil War impact the United States and its people?
May         Unit 7 – The Civil War
Review for PASS

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sCience
August      Inquiry Skills – The Scientific Method
September   Inquiry Skills – The Scientific Method
Magnetism Properties of Magnets and Electromagnets—Polarity, Attraction, Repulsion, Strength
How can we use energy from magnets?
October     Magnetism
Electricity Forms of energy—Light, Electricity, Heat, Sound
Complete Circuit Components—Wire, Switch, Battery, Light Bulb; Electric Current Paths—Series Circuits,
Parallel Circuits; Types of Materials (with electricity)—Conductors, Insulators
How can we make electricity a useful form of energy?
November    Electricity
Light Properties of Light— Brightness, Color
When Light Strikes an Object—Reflection, Refraction, Absorption
Types of Materials (with light)— Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
How does light affect what we see?
December    Astronomy Solar System, Movements, Moon, Shadows, Tools
What evidence of cycles is found in the solar system?
January     Astronomy
Biomes Environment, Biome
How do characteristics of environments influence the organisms that live there?
February    Biomes
Classification of Organisms Flowering Plant, Nonflowering Plant, Seed, Vertebrate, Invertebrate
How are physical characteristics used to classify living things?
March       Classification of Organisms
Organisms and the Environment Senses, Inherited Behaviors, Acquired behaviors, Adaptations
How do living things survive in their environments?
April       Organisms and the Environment
Weather Water Cycle—Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Runoff; Clouds—Cumulus, Cirrus, Stratus;
Weather Conditions—Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Precipitation, Temperature; Severe Weather/Storms—
Thunderstorms, Hurricanes, Tornadoes; Weather Tools—Wind Speed-Anemometer, Wind Direction-Wind
Vane/Wind Sock, Air Temperature – Thermometer; Weather Predicting
How do meteorologists make predictions using weather patterns?
May         Weather
PASS REVIEW
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August      Editor’s Checklist, Genre Review & Story Structure

September   Selections from Theme 1-“Journeys” and novels cont’d from August
Target Reading Skills: Story Structure, Summarizing, Context Clues, Author’s
Viewpoint, Predict & Infer, Text Organization, and Noting Details
Language Skills: Personal Narrative, Journals, Multiple-Meaning Words, Conventions, Complete & Compound Sentences, Commas,
and Quotations
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
October     Selections from Theme 2-“American Stories” and novels
Target Reading Skills: Sequence of Events, Predict/Infer, Making Inferences, Making Generalizations, Context Clues, and Category
and Class
Language Skills: Friendly Letter, Poetry, Biography, Business Letter, Singular/Plural/Possessive Nouns, Apostrophes
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
November    Selections from Theme 3-“That’s Amazing” and novels
Target Reading Skills: Poetry, Character Sketch, Story Structure, and Tall Tales
Language Skills: Synonyms, Action Verbs, Transitional Words/Phrases, and Pronouns
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
December    Selections from Theme 3-“That’s Amazing” and novels cont’d from Holiday Break
Target Reading Skills: Poetry, Character Sketch, Story Structure, and Tall Tales
Language Skills: Synonyms, Action Verbs, Transitional Words/Phrases, and Pronouns
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
January     Selections from Theme 4-“Problem Solvers” and novels
Target Reading Skills: Predicting Outcomes, Predict/ Infer, Problem-Solving, Drawing Conclusions, Summarizing, Story Structure,
and Questioning
Language Skills: Memoir, Taking Notes, Research, Writing a Message, and Verb Tense
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
February    Selections from Theme 5-“Heroes” and novels
Target Reading Skills: Cause and Effect, Making Judgments, Text Organization, Compare/ Contrast, and Fact/ Opinion
Language Skills: Interviews, Bio Poem, Short Story, Headings/ Subheadings, and Direct Quotations
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
March       Selections from Theme 6-“Friend and Foe” and novels
Target Reading Skills: Following Directions, Summarizing, Topic, Main Idea, and Details, Monitor/ Clarify, Making Inferences, and
Predict/Infer
Language Skills: Poetry, Multiple Paragraph Responses, Reference/ Research, Scripts, Irregular Verbs, Colon, and Parentheses
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
April       Selections from Theme 6-“Friend and Foe” and novels cont’d from Spring Break
Target Reading Skills: Following Directions, Summarizing, Topic, Main Idea, and Details, Monitor/ Clarify, Making Inferences, and
Predict/Infer
Language Skills: Poetry, Multiple Paragraph Responses, Reference/ Research, Scripts, Irregular Verbs, Colon, and Parentheses
Spelling Skills: Word Wall, Nifty-Thrifty Fifty, Other Patterns
May         Genre studies incorporated throughout the year include: MYSTERIES, PLAYS, AND POETRY.
Review of Reading, Language, and Spelling Skills taught throughout the year. PASS TESTING
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Greenville County Schools
Writing Program

Personal Writing                                           Literary Models
    Journals                                                  Tall Tale
Response Journal                                          Short Story
Learning Log                                              Scripts/Plays
Writer’s Handbook                                         Poetry
    ―The Small Moment                                          Acrostic
Personal Narrative                                         Tanka/Haiku
    Memoir                                                     Couplet
    Oral Histories                                             Cinquain
    Interview                                                  Bio-poem
Free Verse
Limerick
Real World Application                                      Diamante
    Friendly Letter
    E-mails                                                    Essay
    Post Cards                                                Character Sketch
    Flyers

Research
    Report
Multiple Paragraph
Minimum of 3 sources
(Primary, secondary, internet)
Bibliography
(Author, Title, Publisher, Date)
    Presentations
Oral
Power Point

Please Note: These Plans are subject to change as needed.

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