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6th Grade
The STRUCTURED WRITING FOR THE 6th GRADE is a small group class that provides instruction aligned with the California's Common Core State Standards in the following areas:
Active Reading (Reading Comprehension): Students will read and understand 4-5 novels, cite textural evidence to support analysis and inferences drawn from the text, determine a theme and how it is conveyed through particular details, provide a summary distinct from personal opinions, analyze how a particular sentence, chapter or scene fits into the overall development of the theme, setting, or plot and explain the effects of common literary devices (e.g., symbolism, imagery, metaphor).
Fundamentals of Effective Writing: Students will be writing clear, coherent, and focused essays that introduce a thesis statement, organize ideas using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect, develop a topic with relevant facts, quotations, and definitions, use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts, establish and maintain a formal style, provide a concluding paragraph. 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 Acquisition: Students will integrate knowledge of individual words to enhance their writing, identify and interpret figurative language and words with multiple meanings, and understand and explain "shades of meaning" in related words.
Grammar: For the grammar module of the class, students will learn to identify and properly use all pronouns (e.g., subjective, objective, possessive case) and present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect verb tenses, ensure that verbs agree with compound subjects, use simple, compound, and compound-complex sentences, use effective coordination and subordination of ideas to express complete thoughts and the appropriate use of colons and semicolons to connect independent clauses.
CAASPP test preparation will be integrated in the weekly lectures. Some book purchases will be necessary. Students can expect homework and weekly quizzes. Grades will be given.
E06A STRUCTURED WRITING (6th Gr)
January 24—June 3 (19 weeks)*
*February 21 (Holiday)
*April 4—8 (Spring Recess)
Wednesdays 4:00—6:00pm HUGHES
 
APPLIED MATH FOR THE 6TH GRADE (MSMAP) is designed for the select 6th grade student for Enhanced MATH 1 placement in the 7th 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 real-world 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 multi-step problem to write and solve equations for an unknown angle in a figure. Solve real-world 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 mid-term and a final. Grades will be given.
All sixth graders must first pass the Middle School Math Acceleration Test
to take the Enhanced Math 1 Acceleration Test in the Spring.
M01A Math 7/8 Grade (Enhanced Math 1 Placement-MSMAP)
January 24—April 29 (13 weeks)*
*February 21 (Holiday)
*April 4—8 (Spring Recess)
Mondays or Wednesdays 2:00-6:00pm
(2 hours anytime)
CHAALAN
January 24—June 3 (19 weeks)*
*April 4—8 (Spring Recess)
Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm CHAALAN
 
MATH 7/8 (MSMAP) is designed for the end of course (EOC) test for the 7th grade student for Enhanced MATH 1 placement in the 8th grade. This group class is aligned with the California's COMMON CORE State Standards:
Expressions and Equations: Solve real-world and mathematical problems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations.
Functions: Interpret the equation y=mx+b as defining a linear function. Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities.
Geometry: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions. Apply the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
Statistics and Probability: Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities.
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 mid-term and a final. Grades will be given.
All seventh graders must pass the end of course test in April
in order to enroll in Enhanced Math 1 in the Fall.
M01A Math 7/8 Grade (Enhanced Math 1 Placement-MSMAP)
January 24—April 29 (13 weeks)*
*February 21 (Holiday)
*April 4—8 (Spring Recess)
Mondays or Wednesdays 2:00-6:00pm
(2 hours anytime)
CHAALAN
January 24—June 3 (19 weeks)*
*April 4—8 (Spring Recess)
Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm CHAALAN
 
Public Presentation
The BARUN ACADEMIC CENTER's PUBLIC PRESENTATION aims to develop students’ skills and confidence in the areas of public speaking, debate and oral presentations. This course includes description, demonstration and analysis of effective speaking techniques, including the use of visual aids. Language work includes a review of academic vocabulary common in spoken presentations. Students will prepare and present at least fifteen talks for both descriptive and persuasive purposes, receive in-class feedback and are regularly videotaped for self-evaluation and individual tutorials. Public Presentation will cover both logic and argumentation as well as the fundamentals of effective public speaking: preparation, pace, tone, facial and vocal expressiveness, and anxiety management. Students can expect homework, quizzes, a mid-term and a final. Grades will be given.
P09A PUBLIC PRESENTATION
March 5-26 (3 weeks)*
*March 19 (No class)
Saturdays 9:00am—11:50am STARK
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