Rhodes School District 84.5

Eighth Grade

The 8th grade curriculum takes a multidisciplinary approach to learning in all subject areas. The team strives to teach many of their objectives by making connections to real world contexts. Science focuses on the core concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards. Social Studies is taught from the Reconstruction Era through the Holocaust.

There is also attention given to civic engagement and tolerance. Reading utilizes Signpost instruction with a large emphasis on word mapping for vocabulary development. Language Arts teaches writing concepts through inquiry, research, and writing workshop. Some of the features of 8th grade include:

Dinner Dance
Six Flags Field Trip
Daily SEL Questions
Student Government
No Red Ink

Students are provided instruction in reading, writing, social studies, science, math, physical education, and language arts. Elective courses include band, chorus, Spanish, STEM, and computers.

Additionally, students can be pulled from a class in order to receive specialized services. We have both a Title One Teacher and Speech Therapist to assist students as needed. There are two resource teachers who provide special education, and one teacher who provides support for English Language Learners.

8th Grade offers the following opportunities for Enrichment: AP Algebra, AP Biology, AP U.S. History, and AP Language Arts.

Teachers can be contacted via DOJO and email. Please visit our Staff Connection to contact your child's teacher.

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Eighth Grade Curriculum Maps