Elementary Curriculum Mapping

					Elementary, Middle, and High Curriculum Map By Nancy Andrews, Mary Lewis, and Karen Willingham Teacher/ Month Grade Subject Unit and Main Ideas/Topics Teaching Strategies -Whole group instruction with independent assistance -Internet research on approved sites to answer questions about the author and to find and add together the cost of materials needed for a pet -Whole group instruction with small group enrichment -Real life practice (playing “store”) -Website tutorial Technology Skills and Resources Information Literacy Skills & Resources -Various Cynthia Rylant books

Assessment -Lap books with completed activities inside -Author’s bibliography/list of books


Author Study (Cynthia Rylant) -To teach a variety of genres -To determine the Parr author’s purpose nd 2 for writing a story Reading/Math -Basic Internet surfing skills -Adding money

-List created by Ms Parr of approved and relevant websites -Technology lab with individual desktops linked to Internet Explorer -Projector


Callahan 2nd Math

Counting Money -Determine change less than $0.50 using coins -Identify and count pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars in a collection beyond a dollar -Identify half dollars and paper currency -Apply addition and subtraction with coins to $1.00 -Solve real life mathematical problems using

-Chapter test

-Textbook -Teacher created games

-Textbook website is bookmarked for students -Technology lab with individual desktops linked to Internet Explorer

cumulative computational skills Patterns and Number Theory -Rules of divisibility -Prime Factorization -Least common multiple Cell Growth/ Reproduction -How cells get and use energy -Mitosis/meiosis; -Dominant and recessive traits -Sexual and asexual reproduction Anne Frank -Holocaust -Prejudice & stereotyping -Elements of drama -Demonstration and application -Quick quizzes -Worksheets -Quizzes -Test Textbook supplemented with teacher created resources


Boynce 6th Math

-Overhead Projector, graph paper, ruler


Thrasher 7th Science


Miller 8th LA

-Learning stations -Hands-on activities and manipulatives in pairs and small groups -Teacher directed whole group vocabulary lessons -Demonstrations -Discussions in small and whole groups -Graphic organizers -Writing activities

-Models of photosynthesis, celluar respiration, and DNA -Gene chart -Interactive journal -Worksheets -Test

Textbook supplemented with teacher created resources None


Callahan 2nd Language Arts

Persuasive Writing Related to a topic with Supporting Details -Prewrite to generate ideas from self selected topics

-Whole group instruction with one on one time with teacher for editing

-Essay test -Quizzes on elements of drama -Performance or participation in play -Holocaust background research worksheet -Completed persuasive story

-Internet website hotlist compiled by Mrs. Miller to provide overview of Holocaust. -Mobile Lab

Textbook supplemented with Internet resources and teacher created materials

-Graphic organizer -Real estate ads None


Harrison 8th Science


Harrison 8th Math (prealgebra)


Thrasher 7th Science

revise to improve fluency,topic, word choice, style, sentence structure, and organization -Edit spelling -Write a minimum of 5 sentences related to a topic -Write a persuasive piece that states and supports an opinion Rocks and Minerals -How do igneous rocks form -How do sedimentary rocks form? -How do metamorphic rocks form? To master integers -add, subtract, multiply and divide integers Cell Organelles -Characteristics of living/non-living organisms -Organization of living system

-Watching video -Video worksheet -Manipulating rock samples

-Multiple choice test



-Direct Instruction -PowerPoint presentation -Worksheets -Whole group, small group, and pair discussions -Hands-on discovery -Vocabulary worksheets -Computer tutorial


-Test -Quizzes -Model of cell organelles -Interactive journal -Group “play” showing role of cell organelles

-PowerPoint presentation made by Ms. Harrison -Projector and laptop -LCD projector and Science Court DVD -Mobile lab and National Geographic Organelle tutorial

Textbook supplemented with supporting worksheets Textbook supplemented with teacher created resources and DVDs (see Technology)


Miller 8th LA

Poetry -Analysis of poetry forms, elements, images -Poetry appreciation Biomes -Characteristics of a biome and its organisms -Organisms’ adaptations for survival in biome Research Paper -Narrow topic and good research question -Locate and document resources, take notes; paraphrase information -Write coherent, well-organized paper with main idea supported by relevant arguments and evidence

-Discussion -Whole and small group poetry analysis -Read alouds -Writing activities -Hands-on exploration -Manipulatives -Discussion -Concept maps -Whole group, small group & pair activities -Lecture and worksheets for paraphrasing, narrowing topic, and resource documentation activities -Graphic organizers -Internet and media center research with individual help from teacher and MS -Peer editing -Individual conferences


Thrasher 7th Science

-Essay test to demonstrate ability to analyze poetry -Comprehension and vocabulary quizzes -Original Poem -Test -Interactive journal -Group research project (biome diorama, written explanation, and group presentation)

-Microsoft Word -Mobile Lab

Poetry anthologies from media center collection delivered to classroom; textbook Print resources from media center collection on biomes, habitats, and animal adaptations; textbook Students will visit media center and/or computer lab for 5 consecutive days to research topic. All media center resources and a MS will be available. MS does not currently provide whole group instruction on research skills.

-Microsoft Word -Internet website hotlist compiled by Mrs. Thrasher to guide Internet research -Mobile Lab


Miller 8th LA

-Final research Microsoft Word paper on a historic Computer lab event (fixed and mobile) -Intermediate steps, including topic sentence, notecards, outline, rough draft, and peer editing rubric

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