Mrs. Cooper

Virtual Learning Plan is here:
2020-2021 Virtual Learning Plan
Virtural Classroom
Week at a Glance: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RxHFxa8qzUtlUOTKyJ4_gy6Jx95qoYvLP_wsi4taKck/edit#slide=id.g8ac152fb27_0_151


 8th Grade Language Arts and United States History

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I am pleased to be your teacher this year, and look forward to having an amazing eighth grade experience.

Wide varieties of teaching methods are used in this class to encourage historical and critical thinking that will help student retention of social science and language arts curriculum.  Social science disciplines covered in this class include history, economics, geography, philosophy, sociology and political science.  Language arts disciplines covered are reading of literature and informational text, language skills, speaking and listening, and four domains of writing.  Students will view and listen to lectures, watch short video segments and documentaries, take Cornell notes on textbook lessons, analyze pictures, examine maps, use mnemonic devices to memorize information, analyze primary source documents, read novels, biographies, and non-fiction, and create projects that reinforce critical thinking.  The History-Social Science Framework, California Content Standards and Common Core State Standards will guide all instruction throughout this class.
 
Need something to do?  Read a book!  Link to the library: http://lib.etiwanda.org/

The Etiwanda School District provides virtual classroom lessons through the distance learning plan.  Please note that during virtual sessions there is no expectation of privacy, students and anything in their background will be in view of the class. Those who prefer not to have their image shown may elect to turn off the video camera during the virtual session.

email math/science   ELA Common Core Standards  HSS Common Core Standards 
 beth_cooper@etiwanda.org taylor_lawrence@etiwanda.org   https://www.lancsd.org/cms/lib/CA01802504/Centricity/Domain/314/8-ccss-ela-eighth-standards.pdf  https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/histsocscistnd.pdf