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Grade 8

VCS Grade 8 Curriculum Map

ELA Science Math Social Studies Integrated Units
First Trimester *Fall Writing Prompt
*Narrative
*Author Study
*Veteran Interview
*Independent Unit
*IXL
*Newsela

Lucy Calkins Units of Study

ELA Common Core
*Physical Science
*Engineering Design
*Chemistry

PBIS

Next Generation Science Standards
*Grade 8 Program:
Holt McDougal Mathematics
*IXL
*Accelerated placement options: Algebra 1:
Glencoe

Geometry:
McDougall
*Civics
*Current Events
*Jr Scholastic Mag
*Geography
*Cole Land Transportation Museum Visit
Second Trimester *Night
*To Be a Slave
*Research Paper
*Intertextuality Piece
*Letters about Literature contest
*Narrative
*IXL
*Newsela

Lucy Calkins Units of Study

ELA Common Core
*Physical Science
*Engineering Design
*Energy

PBIS

StemScopes

Next Generation Science Standards
*Grade 8 Program:
Holt McDougal Mathematics
*IXL
*Accelerated placement options: Algebra 1:
Glencoe

Geometry:
McDougall
*U.S. History (Civil War to Present)
*Current Events
*Jr Scholastic Mag
*Geography Bee
*Spelling Bee
*Math Counts
*Robotics Competition (Regional & State)
Third Trimester *To Kill a Mockingbird
*Short Story Unit
*Story Critique
*Book Blog
*Small Group Novels
*Poetry
*Informative Essay
*Speech contest
*IXL
*Newsela

Lucy Calkins Units of Study

ELA Common Core
*Physical Science
*Engineering Design
*Force and Interactions

PBIS

StemScopes

Next Generation Science Standards
*Grade 8 Program:
Holt McDougal Mathematics
*IXL
*Accelerated placement options: Algebra 1:
Glencoe

Geometry:
McDougall
*U.S. History Cont'd. (Civil War to Present)
*Current Events
*Jr Scholastic Mag
*Grade 8 Trip