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Active Reading (Reading Comprehension): Students will read and understand 46 novels, cite several pieces of textual evidence to support inferences, determine a central theme and analyze its development over the course of the text, provide an objective summary, analyze how particular elements of a drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot), analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view (e.g., first and third person, limited and omniscient, subjective and objective) of different characters, and analyze recurring themes (e.g., the value of bravery, loyalty, and friendship, the effects of loneliness) in a text. 

Fundamentals of Effective Writing: Students will be writing clear, coherent, and focused essays to examine a thesis statement, introduce a claim, acknowledge and address alternate claims, support claims or counterarguments with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify relationships among ideas, establish a formal writing style and provide a concluding paragraph that supports the explanation presented. Students will be practicing the three writing genres (expository, persuasive arguments, and descriptive narratives) to include at least 500—800 words in each composition. 

Vocabulary Development: Students will integrate knowledge of individual words to enhance their writing, use knowledge of Greek, Latin, and AngloSaxon roots and affixes to understand contentarea vocabulary, and clarify word meanings through the use of definition, example, restatement, or contrast. 

Grammar: For the grammar module of the class, students will learn to identify and use infinitives, participles, make clear references between pronouns and antecedents, explain the function of phrases and clauses, identify all parts of speech, types and structure of sentences, demonstrate the mechanics of writing, appropriate English usage and place modifiers properly and use the active voice. 
Some book purchases will be necessary. Students can expect homework and weekly quizzes. Grades will be given. 
August 23—January 21 (22 weeks)* 
*November 22—28 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
*December 20—January 2 (Winter Recess) 
Wednesdays 
4:00—6:00pm 
MYERS 
is designed for the end of course (EOC) test for the 7th grade student for MATH 1 placement in the 8th grade. This group class is aligned with the California's COMMON CORE State Standards: 

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. 

Expressions and Equations: Use variables to represent quantities in a realworld or mathematical problem, and construct equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities. 

Geometry: Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multistep problem to write and solve equations for an unknown angle in a figure. Solve realworld problems involving area, volume and surface area of 2 and 3 dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. 

Statistics and Probability: Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models. Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. 
Students will be required to attend twice a week (one lesson to emphasize problem solving and word problems and the other to reinforce accuracy). Students are expected to complete additional exercise problem sets for homework. CAASPP test preparation will be integrated in the weekly lectures. Students can expect homework, quizzes, a midterm and a final. Grades will be given. 
All seventh graders must first pass the end of year test in order to take Math 1 Acceleration Test in the Fall. 
August 23—January 21 (22 weeks)* 
*November 11 (Veteran's Day Observed) 
*November 22—28 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
*December 20—January 2 (Winter Recess) 
Thursdays 
4:006:00pm 
CHAALAN 
December 1—January 21 (6 weeks)* 
*December 20—January 2 (Winter Recess) 
*January 17 (Martin Luther King Day Observed) 
Mondays or Wednesdays 
4:006:00pm 

In students will learn to reason abstractly and quantitatively. Instruction will highlight 4 critical areas: 

Algebra: Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically. Explain why the xcoordinates of the points where the graphs of the equations y=f(x) and y=g(x) intersect are the solutions of the equation f(x)=g(x). Include cases where f(x) and/or g(x) are linear, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions. 

Functions: Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph. 

Geometry: Develop definitions of rotations, reflections, and translations in terms of angles, circles, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, and line segments. Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines and use them to solve geometric problems. 

Statistics and Probability: Summarize categorical data for two categories in twoway frequency tables. Fit a function to the data. 
This group class is for the student enrolled in Math 1 (Integrated). Students can expect homework, quizzes, a midterm and a final. Grades will be given. 
August 23—January 21 (22 weeks)* 
*September 6 (Labor Day Observed) 
*October 11 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 22—28 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
*December 20—January 2 (Winter Recess) 
*January 17 (Martin Luther King Day Observed) 
Mondays 
4:00—6:00pm 
CHANG 



The course is a 10 week seminar to introduce students to the topic of selftheories (mindsets), to sharpen the skills they need to do well in school and how to live a better life. Students will study the latest research on what makes people happy, on how happiness at school improves the quality of work, on how people develop wisdom, and on what makes a life not just successful but meaningful. In this seminar, students will explore what new results in psychological science teach us about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed, and how to flourish more. The 10 weeks will also offer the chance to put these scientific findings into practice by building the sorts of habits that will allow us to live a more fulfilling life. Students will talk about how to prevent procrastination and how to harness our automatic processes to better achieve our goals in addition to thinking critically about how to use what we've learned towards our own happiness and to make a difference in our communities. Students will be writing both short and long essays to range from 4001,000 words each in addition to reading works of philosophical, literary, and scientific depth. Some book purchases will be necessary. Students can expect homework and weekly quizzes. 
September 9—November 18 (10 weeks)* 
*November 11 (Veteran's Day Observed) 
Thursdays 
4:00—6:00pm 
JELNICK 





