NAVIGATION LESSON PLAN
GRADE: 7 LESSON: 3
THEME: IMPROVING ACADEMICALLY
LESSON GO ALS:
Help students reflect on their classes this year and on assessments they’ve taken.
Help students develop an Academic Goal (leads to Annual Goals).
ESSENTI AL QUESTIONS:
How am I doing?
How can I do better?
MATERI ALS NEEDED:
Academic Goal Handout (next page of this lesson plan – one copy for each student)
Introduction to Online Grades (final pages of lesson plan – share with students and parents)
Students’ 6 grade WASL scores (if desired)
1. Review Online Grades. Distribute a copy of the Introduction to Online Grades handout to
each student. Your students should already know how to use it, and many may use it regularly.
However, to help new students, as well as to provide a refresher to continuing students, review
the handout, and explain the variety of information students can obtain from Online Grades.
Then, either as a group or in shifts, depending on the availability of computers, help each student
log on to Online Grades and view his or her record. (5-10 minutes)
2. Discuss students’ academic performance this year. What have students learned from using
Online Grades? What do their WASL scores from last year tell them? What about other
assessments? More generally, what do they think of 7 grade classes? How are they doing?
Why? Are they on track to graduate next year? What do they think would help them do better in
their classes – and with other assessments – this year? (5-10 minutes)
3. Have students develop Academic Goals. Distribute a copy of the Academic Goal Handout to
each student. Ask each student to complete the goal statement by indicating at least one
academic achievement they would like to accomplish during 7 grade. Let them know that these
goals should be based on how they are doing so far this year. These goals are meant to help
them continue their progress from 6 grade and succeed. Please collect these. (5-10 minutes)
Academic Goal. Each student should develop at least one academic goal. Please collect these
and save them for Lesson 5.
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ACADEMIC GOAL HANDOUT – GR 7
Name: ________________________ Grade: _________ Ad v i s o r : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE THIS YE AR?
You’re now in your second year of middle school. What do you want to achieve this year?
You’ve had the opportunity to use Online Grades to see your progress in your classes so far. How are
Based on that information, think of your biggest academic goal for this year. Do you want to…
Get a certain GPA (say, 3.0)?
Pass all your classes?
Do all your homework?
Meet standard on all sections of the WASL next spring?
Get into an honors class?
Learn another language?
What do you want to do? Please write at least one goal below for your academic achievements this year.
Remember that your goal should be “SMART,” that is:
Specific rather than general (Such as: “I want to get a 3.0 GPA this year”).
Measurable by what you will do during the year (by grades or test scores, for instance).
Achievable or realistic for 7 grade.
Rewarding so that you will feel you’ve accomplished something.
Time-oriented and able to be finished by the end of the school year.
AC ADEMIC GO AL:
While I am in 7th grade, I want to ______________________________________________. This will
help me succeed academically because _______________________________________________
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INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE GRADES
Online Grades is one of the most important tools you’ll have while you’re in middle school. It’s an Internet
resource created by the Franklin Pierce School District that lets you – or your parents – check your
grades for every class you’re taking and every assignment you’ve been given. You can use Online
Grades from any computer that has an Internet connection, any time of day. By using Online Grades,
you’ll always know how you’re doing… and where you can improve. Here’s how to get started.
STEP ONE: LOG ON
Using any computer with an Internet connection, go to the Franklin Pierce web site: www.fp.k12.wa.us.
Scroll down until you see the “Grades Online” section. Then click on the “Student/Parent” button.
On the next screen, click on the “Students and Parent/Guardians Log in Here” link.
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On the next screen, enter your ID number and password (you will get both of these from the school). Click
on whether you are a student or a parent, and then click the “Log in” button.
STEP TWO: USE ONLINE GRADES TO BECOME A BETTER STUDENT
Now you are in your own record in Online Grades. You can see all your classes and grades.
To get more information, click on any of the class names. That will take you to the teacher’s grade book
for that class. You’ll be able to see your grade for each assignment, and you can e-mail your teacher from
a link on that page if you have questions.
With Online Grades, you and your parents will always know where you stand. You can:
Check your grades for any assignment in any class
Check your WASL and other test scores
See your total, cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
Track your attendance for the year
See where you’re strong and where you need to improve.
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