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1 Welcome to AIG Parent Night October 4, 2011 7:00 SWRMS cafeteria

2 Gary Davis- 8 th grade Algebra I Lori Johnson- 8 th grade Language Arts Tara Davis- 7 th grade Pre- Algebra Ashley Adams- 7 th grade Pre- Algebra Karen Rouse- 7 th grade Language Arts Jane Braswell-7 th grade Language Arts Meredith Sneed- 6 th grade Language Arts Ashley Thomas- 6 th grade Language Arts Lisa Cagle- 6 th grade math Brett Hoogkamp- 6 th grade math Meet Our Teachers

3 The vision of the Randolph County Schools AIG program is to meet the educational needs of its academically or intellectually gifted students in an environment responsive to their needs in order that they may become participating, productive citizens. We have a responsibility to identify, nurture, and develop the potential of each student by providing extended opportunities to accelerate or enrich the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, in order that students may become participating, productive citizens. Randolph County Schools is committed to success for all students. Randolph County Schools Vision for local AIG program

4 Pre-Algebra and Algebra I Requirements Students must score 70 points to qualify for Pre-Algebra or Algebra as a seventh or eighth grader. Points earned are for: –EOG scores –EOY report card grade –Work ethic (teacher recommendation) –Placement test score

5 8th Grade Algebra I Mr. Davis At the end of the year, 7 th grade students who are in Pre- Algebra will take a placement test and a rubric is completed to determine who is placed in Algebra I. The Algebra I curriculum goes beyond the 8 th grade curriculum The Algebra curriculum involves linear functions, and exponential functions. It includes computations with polynomials, factoring polynomials, and solving radical equations Algebra I students must take and pass the regular 8 th grade EOG and the Algebra I EOC at the end of the year If the student scores a level III or better on the Algebra I EOC, that student will receive high school graduation credit.

6 6 th Grade Math and 7 th Grade Pre-Algebra Mrs. Cagle, Mrs. Davis, Ms. Adams, Mr. Hoogkamp 7 th Grade Pre-Algebra  cover 7 th and 8 th grade curriculum  8 th grade textbook  7 th grade Essentials 6 th Grade Math  cover 6 th and 7 th grade curriculum  6 th grade Essentials  pull activities/lessons from 7 th grade math book

7 6 th and 7 th Grade Math cont. Pre-assessments as needed to see what skills have been mastered and what are areas of need Complete two independent study projects Big Ideas supplemental material for advanced learners SMART Board activities Website for math book

8 Expectations for LA AIG students in all Language Arts classes are expected to: Have a clear comprehension of key elements (main ideas, evidence, point of view, etc.) Respond accurately in oral or written responses that elaborate with extensive details and support Go beyond what is obvious in concepts by making subtle connections, have novel thinking, with well supported ideas employing textual evidence.

9 6th, 7 th, 8 th Grade Language Arts Mrs. Rouse, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Sneed, Mrs. Braswell, Ms. Thomas Reading instruction is 1-2 years above grade level Lessons will include both application and expansion of basic skills Lessons will accelerate and enhance the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for 6 th, 7 th, and 8 th grade Classes will move rapidly and to greater sophistication and abstraction in understanding Lessons will be in greater depth (assessments of prior knowledge given) Independent studies every nine weeks ( all grades)

10 Language Arts… Continued Use of the Vocabulary Workshop at the 6 th,7 th, and 8 th grade levels to enhance vocabulary, as well as to introduce students to vocabulary lessons similar to what is expected of them on the SAT The use of Junior Great Books program for higher level thinking skills Use of higher level and critical thinking skills including: –Cognitive memory skills –Structuring, organizing, and relating skills –Convergent generalizing skills –Divergent thinking skills – Evaluative skills

11 The DEP What is it? DEP stands for Differentiation Education Plan. A DEP has been developed for your child that has been identified in one or more areas of the AIG program. A new DEP must be signed at the beginning of each school year to make sure that the educational needs of the child is being met. Most DEP’s have 3 basic categories that are checked: –Cluster grouping within a regular class –Differentiated units –Advanced Content DEP

12 Cluster Grouping Cluster Grouping means that your child is either identified as math, reading, or both or is being nurtured in those areas. A student who is being nurtured does not meet the guidelines to be identified, but works well in the AIG class room setting.

13 Differentiated Units Differentiated units means that students in the AIG class are doing work that is different from other students in the same grade. The NC Standard Course of Study is being followed; assignments are being enriched to bring a deeper meaning to the lesson.

14 Advanced Content Advanced content is learning at a faster pace. Students will be expected to work 1-2 years above grade level in reading and math Advanced content ties into differentiated units as well. The use of prior knowledge is assessed at the beginning of each lesson to determine how advanced the lesson can be.


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