LRC CURRICULUM OVERVIEW - Upper Division
Grade 5 LRC follows the same curriculum that is followed in the general education classes, in addition to supplemental resources, with the exception of the following:
Grade 5 Core Curriculum
Grade 5 Reading and Language - SRA Kaleidoscope
Grade 5 Social Studies - Steck Vaughn
Grade 5 Language - Winston Grammar Program
Grade 5 Science - SRA Snapshot
Grades 6-8 Social Studies
LRC Middle School Social Studies is divided into three grade relevant sections allowing the students to gain an understanding and appreciation of World History, Civics, and United States History. All LRC classes are held in a small classroom setting, and student expectations are determined by individual Personal Learning Plans (PLP) and 504 goals and objectives. Curriculum used is through AGS Publishing.
Grade 6 - World History
In this course, students will study cultures and time periods throughout the History of our World. Students will explore different civilizations, the rise and fall of empires and events that have led us to the modern day.
Grade 7 - Civics
In this course, students will study the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States Citizens and determine methods of active participation in society, government, and the political system.
Grade 8 - U.S. History
In this course, students will study the changing culture of the United States of America. Students will explore the creation of the United States, through Manifest Destiny, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and world powers.
Grades 6-8 Language Arts
LRC Middle School Language Arts classes are designed to increase the student’s written communication skills through reading, writing, speaking, and the study of the English language. The primary focus in language arts will be mastery of different writing styles, reading fluency and comprehension, demonstration of the rules of grammar, and the student’s oral expression. All LRC classes are held in a small classroom setting, and student expectations are determined by individual Personal Learning Plans (PLP) and 504 goals and objectives.
Grade 6 - Math Skills
The Math Skills curriculum provides students with extensive examples and practice activities presented as real-life situations, so they see the relevance of math in their day-to-day life. This curriculum is the right blend of grade level, content and accessible reading that engages and encourages students on the path to success.
Grade 7 - Mathematics Concepts
Students will build a basic mathematical foundation by learning these four major strands: mastering arithmetic operations, introducing algebraic concepts, teaching estimation and problem solving strategies, and applying mathematics to real life situations.
Grade 8 - Pre Algebra
The Pre Algebra curriculum provides a smooth transition from basic math to algebra. Students will gain the tools and confidence they need to succeed in algebra. This high-interest, low-readability text, makes it easy for students who struggle with reading, language, or a learning disability to master all skills necessary for success in higher level math.
Grade 6 - Earth Science
Students will learn about the earth and its movement in space, planets and stars, elements, minerals, rocks, oceans, weather, erosion, plate tectonics, and more. They will have the opportunity to practice working with data and sharpen their abilities to infer, classify, and theorize.
Grade 7 - Biology
Students will learn about classification and organization; patterns of growth and development and reproduction; the systems of the human body; ecological cycles, and other basic biological building blocks. They will have the opportunity to sharpen their abilities to interpret data, practice formulating hypotheses, and observe and record data.
Grade 8 - Physical Science
Students will learn the properties of matter, elements, compounds, electricity, sound and light, and more. They will have the opportunity to practice working with data and sharpen their abilities to infer, classify, and theorize.