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									         WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
            K-8 Curriculum Expectations: 2009-2010
BASIC EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS    CURRICULUM GOAL: ALL STUDENTS ARE TO BE PROFICIENT OR ADVANCED
         AT DISTRICT LEVEL            IN ALL CORE CONTENT SUBJECT AREAS.


K-8 CURRICULUM - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS and READING

NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS   All K-8th students will have daily opportunities for active engagement in rigorous learning activities
2009-2010 Implementation              that address higher order thinking as identified under Checks for Understanding (Formative /Summative
                                      Assessment) in all 8 strands of the Tennessee English Language Arts Standards.


CURRENT READING STANDARDS             All K-8th students will have daily opportunities to develop reading and listening skills as identified under
                                      Accomplishments, Learning Expectations, and Benchmark/Indicators in the Tennessee Reading
                                      Standards. (New Reading Standards will be implemented in 2010.)


READING & WRITING WORKSHOPS           All K-8th grade students will have the opportunity to read and write (compose) daily. Language
                                      Arts blocks of 120 minutes are required. A minimum of 90 min. is required for Reading.
                                      Reading & Writing Workshops should include whole group, small group, and differentiated
                                      instruction, as well as integration of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES      All K-8th students will have the opportunity to be actively engaged in reading that focuses on
                                      comprehension. The framework for Gradual Release of Responsibility (Harvey & Goudvis)
                                      includes five components: teacher modeling, guided practice, collaborative practice,
                                      independent practice, and application of the strategies in authentic reading situations.

READ ALOUD                            All K-8th students will be read aloud to numerous times daily by a teacher.

INDEPENDENT READING                   All K-8th students will have daily opportunity to read independently for a designated amount of
                                      time with meaningful paired or group discussion. Students' self-selected books should be on
                                      independent reading level. All K-8th students will need to read a minimum of 25 books during the
                                      school year, which should be documented by students on the Wash. Co. Student Reading Log.
K-8 CURRICULUM - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS and READING (continued) -                                             page 2


PLPs (PERSONAL LEARNING PLANS):        All students in grades 2-3 scoring below 50 NCE on SAT-10 in reading MUST have a PLP. All students
SAT (Gr. 2-3), TCAP (Gr. 4-8),         in grades 4-8 scoring non-proficient on TCAP achievement in English/Language Arts MUST have a PLP.
Treasures Reading Placement Test       All K-6 students scoring below 80% on the Treasures Reading Placement Test MUST have a PLP.


TREASURES READING SERIES,              All K-6th grade students will be administered placement, unit, and post-benchmark tests,
PLPs for K-6,                          including specified writing prompts. Students' test results should be recorded on Ongoing
80% MASTERY on unit tests,             Review Folders. Any student scoring below 80% on the placement test MUST have a PLP.
Reteaching,                            Any student scoring below 80% on the total unit tests should be retaught, and reteaching
Ongoing Review Folders                 documentation should be included and dated on a WCDE Treasures Reteaching Chart. The following
                                       items should also be placed in Ongoing Review Folders: Reteaching Charts, scored writing
                                       prompts, "NO EXCUSE" List, Wash.Co. Student Reading Log, 5th Grade Research Report with 3
                                       or more sources cited, 6th Grade Research Paper, 6th Grade Literary or Informational Essay.

PACING GUIDES and RESOURCE BOOK        WCDE Pacing Guides for English Language Arts are to be used by teachers as they plan and
for English Language Arts Curriculum   document instruction for each six weeks period. A supplemental Resource Book, which defines
                                       a variety of teaching strategies, is provided to assist teachers.

SPELLING "NO EXCUSE" WORDS             All K-8th students will correctly spell and correctly use in writing the words on NO EXCUSE list.
WORD WALLS                             There are designated NO EXCUSE words per grade level in K-2. All NO EXCUSE words are
                                       expected to be spelled correctly in grades 3-8 by the end of the first 6 weeks and documented
                                       with check marks on each student's NO EXCUSE list. For the remainder of the year, students in
                                       grades 3-8 should be strongly encouraged to spell NO EXCUSE words correctly in their own
                                       writing. Teachers need to spot-check students' writing from time to time for evidence of this, and
                                       put a plus mark (+) on the NO EXCUSE list next to those words spelled correctly in the context of
                                       students' writing/composing. A district-wide Word Wall initiative will be used to introduce and
                                       reinforce correct spelling and usage of NO EXCUSE words.

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT,                All K-8th students will be exposed to and taught through research-based strategies the terms and
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY, WORD WALLS        phrases identified in the Tennessee Academic Vocabulary found at the following website:
                                       http://state.tn.us/education/ci/doc/academic vocab.pdf
                                       A district-wide Word Wall initiative will be used to introduce and reinforce vocabulary development in all
                                       subject areas, including English Language Arts and Reading.
K-8 CURRICULUM - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS and READING (continued) -                                              page 3

"PRACTICE" WRITING ASSSESSMENT PROMPTS   Students in grades 4 & 7 will be administered a "practice" writing prompt in February, on the same
                                         day as the Tennessee Mandated Writing Assessment. Students in gr. 5 & 8 will be administered
                                         two "practice" writing prompts during the fall (Sept. 22 & Dec. 8). Previously used Tenn. Dept. of Ed
                                         writing prompts are to be used, and Tenn. Dept. of Ed. anchor papers will be used by teachers to
                                         score. Results will be used to help guide writing instruction. (Several Wash. Co. principals
                                         involve all students in schoolwide writing activities on Tenn. Mandated Writing Assessment day.)

ADDITIONAL WRITING REQUIREMENTS          Students in grade 5 are required to write a research report (using MLA* format) with 3 or more
Grades 5, 6, 7, 8                        sources cited. Students in grade 6 are required to write a research paper (using MLA* format) and
                                         to write a literary or informational essay. Students in grade 7 are required to write a research
                                         paper (using MLA* format) in collaboration with the science or social studies teacher, to write a
                                         work-related text, and to write an analysis/critique of a speech. Students in grade 8 are required to
                                         write a research paper (using MLA* format) in collaboration with the science or social studies
                                         teacher, to write a work-related text, and to write as well as deliver a speech to an audience.
                                         *MLA=Modern Language Assoc.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS FOLDER             Beginning in grade 7 and continuing through grade 8, an English Language Arts Folder will be
Grades 7 & 8                             used for each student. The following items should be placed in each 7th and 8th grade student's
                                         English Language Arts Folder: scored "practice" writing assessment prompts, "NO EXCUSE" list,
                                         Wash. Co. Student Reading Log, 7th Grade research paper, 7th grade work-related text,
                                         7th grade analysis/critique of a speech, 8th grade research paper, 8th grade work-related text,
                                         8th grade written speech.
                       WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                   K-8 Curriculum Expectations: 2009-2010
BASIC EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS              CURRICULUM GOAL: ALL STUDENTS ARE TO BE PROFICIENT OR ADVANCED
         AT DISTRICT LEVEL                      IN ALL CORE CONTENT SUBJECT AREAS.


K-8 CURRICULUM - MATHEMATICS - page 4

TENN. MATHEMATICS STANDARDS                     All K-8th students will have daily opportunities for active engagement in rigorous learning
2009-2010 Implementation                        activities that address higher order thinking as identified under Checks for Understanding
                                                (Formative/Summative Assessment) in all 5 strands of the Tennessee Mathematics Standards.


MATHEMATICS SERIES TESTS/                       All 1st-8th grade students will be administered begin-year inventory, unit, and end-year tests.
ONGOING REVIEW FOLDER                           Test results will be recorded on the Ongoing Review Folder. Any student scoring below 80%
80% Mastery                                     on the total unit test will be retaught. The reteaching documentation should be included and
                                                dated on the Ongoing Review Folder.

TIMED MULTIPLICATION TABLES TEST                All 3rd grade students will be administered a 100 facts, timed (8 minutes) multiplication test at the end of
(End-year of 3rd grade/three times yearly in    the year. (Goal: 100% of students score 100). All 4th-8th grade students will be administered a
grades 4-8.) Grades 3-8, multiplication facts   100 facts, timed (8 minutes) multiplication test three times per year: beginning, middle, and end of year.
through 12's.                                   (Goal: 100% of students score 100). Document test results on the Ongoing Review Folder.


MATH LITERATURE LOGS                            All K-8th students will have opportunities to read literature books with a mathematical focus.
                                                Students' self-selected books should be on independent reading levels with appropriate math
                                                skills. All K-8th grade students will read a minimum of 5 books during the school year,
                                                which should be documented on the Washington County Student Math Literature Log.

PACING GUIDES                                   WCDE Pacing Guides for Mathematics are to be used by teachers as they plan and
for Mathematics Curriculum                      document instruction for each six weeks period.

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT,                         All K-8th students will be exposed to and taught through research-based strategies the terms and
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY, WORD WALLS                 phrases identified in the Tennessee Academic Vocabulary found at the following website:
                                                http://state.tn.us/education/ci/doc/academic vocab.pdf
                                      A district-wide Word Wall initiative will be used to introduce and reinforce vocabulary development in all
                                      subject areas, including mathematics.
                     WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                           K-8 Curriculum Expectations: 2009-2010
BASIC EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS    CURRICULUM GOAL: ALL STUDENTS ARE TO BE PROFICIENT OR ADVANCED
         AT DISTRICT LEVEL            IN ALL CORE CONTENT SUBJECT AREAS.


K-8 CURRICULUM - SCIENCE - page 5

TENN. New SCIENCE STANDARDS           All K-8th students will have daily opportunities for active engagement in rigorous learning
2009-2010 Implementation              activities that address higher order thinking as identified under Checks for Understanding
                                      (Formative/Summative Assessment) in all 12 strands of the Tennessee Science Standards.


CURRICULUM MAPS                       Science teachers will collaborate within grade levels and grade spans to update and
                                      revise curriculum maps as needed.

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT                All K-8th students will be exposed to and taught through research-based strategies the terms
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY, WORD WALLS       and phrases identified in the Tennessee Academic Vocabulary found at the following website:
                                      http://state.tn.us/education/ci/doc/academic_vocab.pdf
                                      A district-wide Word Wall initiative will be used to introduce and reinforce vocabulary development in all
                                      subject areas, including science.

COLLABORATION ON RESEARCH             Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts teachers in 7th and 8th grades will
                                      collaborate to help students write research papers.
                  WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                           K-8 Curriculum Expectations: 2009-2010
BASIC EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS    CURRICULUM GOAL: ALL STUDENTS ARE TO BE PROFICIENT OR ADVANCED
         AT DISTRICT LEVEL            IN ALL CORE CONTENT SUBJECT AREAS.


K-8 CURRICULUM - SOCIAL STUDIES - page 6

SOCIAL STUDIES:                       All social studies teachers will have a clear understanding of SPI's in order to effectively
A BLUEPRINT FOR LEARNING              teach Tennessee State Social Studies standards/accomplishments to students.

CURRICULUM MAPS                       Social Studies teachers will collaborate within grade levels and grade spans to update and
                                      revise curriculum maps as needed.

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT                All K-8th students will be exposed to and taught through research-based strategies the terms
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY, WORD WALLS       and phrases identified in the Tennessee Academic Vocabulary found at the following website:
                                      http://state.tn.us/education/ci/doc/academic_vocab.pdf
                                      A district-wide Word Wall initiative will be used to introduce and reinforce vocabulary development in all
                                      subject areas, including social studies.

COLLABORATION ON RESEARCH             Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts teachers in 7th and 8th grades will
                                      collaborate to help students write research papers.
ALL SCHOOL PERSONNEL
FAMILY & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAN   All school personnel will implement district and school expectations - documentation
                                      required.

								
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