English Language Arts
- I can determine the setting, mood, tone, and purpose of material I read.
- I can use research from a variety of sources and clearly report out what I find.
- I can adjust my writing style to write biographies, autobiographies, short stories, and narratives.
- I can debate and identify counter-arguments, and determine the validity of evidence.
- I read every day.
- I can write and understand algebraic equations.
- I can demonstrate number systems in equal forms in fractions, decimals, percent, scientific
- notation, exponents, square roots, radical, relative primes, and absolute value.
- I can demonstrate order of operations and inverse relationships.
- I can solve systems of linear equations.
- I can define and use linear functions.
- I can solve and explain problems using the Pythagorean Theorem measures.
- I set short term and long term academic goals and measure my progress.
- I can take notes, organize them and use them to study.
- I can work in a group to complete a task.
- I use my agenda/planner to organize my assignments and to make a plan to complete long-term assignments.
- I can evaluate and edit my own work and those of my peers based on my teacher‛s criteria.
- I know the options for leadership, sports or social clubs at my school.
- I visited a local museum or nature center, or other educational sites in my community.
- I visit my local library and park once a week.
- I have visited a bank and/or credit union.
- I have seen a live musical or theatrical production.
- I know that volunteering is a good way to help my community. With my parent(s)/ guardian(s) permission, I have volunteered at least five hours of service.
- I talk with my parents about money.
- I can make a plan for my money that includes spending, saving and donating.
- I understand what a contract is (like a cell phone contract) and what it means to agree to a monthly payment.
- I know how to create a resume and how to apply for a job or volunteer position.
- I know the difference between credit and debit.
- I can read a bank and credit card statement.
- I know the difference between a checking account, a savings account and an investment account.
- I understand how compound interest increases savings over time.
- I know that there are different ways to pay for college and I go to workshops
- with my parent(s)/guardian(s) to learn how to pay for college.
My parent(s)/guardian(s) talk to my teacher about my progress in school.
- My family knows what my learning goals are, and my learning plans if I am in an English Learner Program or have an IEP.
- I help out my family at home with things like doing chores or cooking a meal.
- My family and I have talked about being proactive in asking for help when I need it.
- My family and I have visited my local high school and learned about their specialized programs and activities.
- I understand my culture and know the importance of respecting diversity.
- I know that I can go to college!
- I understand that doing well in school will help me get to college.
- I know what knowledge and skills I need to develop for my career goals.
- My family and I have attended a college readiness workshop.
- I have a list of colleges and researched at least three public colleges, three private colleges, and three out-of-state colleges.
- I have visited a community college, public university and private university.
- I understand the difference between high school graduation requirements and college entrance requirements.
- I know about A-G requirements and Honors or Advanced Placement Programs, and how they can help me prepare for college.
- I know what a BA, BS and AA are.
- I have talked with my parent(s)/guardian(s) and high school counselor about my four-year plans for high school
Health and Wellness
- I sleep 9-12 hours at night.
- I eat a variety of nutritious foods that include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- I spend at least 60 minutes a day on physical exercise (including vigorous activity,
- and strengthening muscles and bones).
- I can recognize my feelings and the feelings of others and can communicate when I need help.
- I find balance in my digital life.
- I care about everyone‛s privacy.
- I know the power of my words and actions.
- I define who I am.
- I am a critical thinker and creator.
For more information:
To find out more about saving for college or to enroll in a college savings account click here.
To find your local library click here.
To find your local parks and recreation options click here.
Download a printable Spanish version of the 8th grade roadmap HERE.