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Ms Cash

Email: 
mcash@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext 27817
Classes Taught: 
Reading/English & History

Classwork/Homework:

4th 9-weeks

READING

3rd, 4th, and 6th
 
Communication/Media/
Reading/Grammar/Writing 
 
6.1 The student will participate in and contribute to small group activities.
 
6.1a communicate  
6.1b evaluate 
6.1c summarize & evaluate 
6.1d analyze effectiveness 
 
6.2 The student will present, listen critically, and express opinions in oral presentations.
 
6.2a fact & opinion 
6.2b compare & contrast 
6.2c convincing argument 
6.2d paraphrase/summarize 
6.2e language/vocabulary 
 
6.3 The student will understand the elements of media literacy.
 
6.3a compare & contrast
6.3b identify characteristics 
6.3c craft/publish
 
6.4 The student will read and learn the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
 
6.4a 
identify word origins and
derivations
6.4b 
prefixes (il, im, in, ir, sub, de)
suffixes (ate, ed, ing)
roots
fac, fact, fic, fect
form
miss, mit, mitt
6.4c 
multiple meaning words and
word relationships
6.4d 
figurative language
simile
hyperbole
6.4e 
word-reference materials
thesaurus
6.4f extend general and
specialized vocabulary
 
6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts narrative nonfiction and poetry.
 
6.5a narrative structure
6.5b predictions
6.5c text meaning
6.5d cause & effect
6.5e knowledge
6.5f conclusions/inferences
6.5g character & plot
6.5h main idea
6.5i supporting details
6.5j figurative language
 
6.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts
 
6.6a text structures
6.6b prior knowledge
6.6c identify questions
6.6d predictions
6.6e conclusions/inferences
6.6f fact & opinion
6.6g main idea
6.6h summarize
6.6i compare & contrast
6.6j organizational pattern
6.6k cause & effect
6.6l comprehension
 
6.7 The student will write narration, description, EXPOSITION, and persuasion.
6.7a audience
6.7b prewriting 
6.7c writing
6.7d central idea
6.7e topic sentence 
6.7g select vocab
6.7i revise
6.7j computer tech.
 
6.8 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
6.8b subj./verb agreement
6.8d verb tense 
6.8e double negatives
6.8f quotation marks 
6.8h spelling 
 
 

FLASHCARDS:

Prefix Flashcards

Root Flashcards

Suffix Flashcards

 

**Students need to be reading daily to participate in AR incentive activities!!

 

PLEASE check often with your child to confirm they have the supplies they need. We go through pencils and multiple packs of loose-leaf paper in less than 9 weeks.  Tissues are also a "hot" commodity!! :)

 

 

HISTORY

1st and 7th

Grade 6 United States History: 1865 to the Present

               Quarter 1

USII.2a The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for

a) explaining how physical features and climate influenced the movement of people westward;

 b) explaining relationships among natural resources, transportation, and industrial development after 1865; 

 c) locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the historical development of the United States.

STANDARD USII.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of Reconstruction on American life by

a) analyzing the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States; 

b) describing the impact of Reconstruction policies on the South and North;

c) describing the legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Frederick Douglass.

STANDARD USII.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by

a) identifying the reasons for westward expansion, including its impact on American Indians; 

b) explaining the reasons for the increase in immigration, growth of cities, new inventions, and challenges arising from this expansion;

c) describing racial segregation, the rise of “Jim Crow,” and other constraints faced by African Americans and other groups in the postReconstruction South;

d) explaining the impact of new inventions, the rise of big business, the growth of industry, and life on American farms;
 

              Quarter 2

STANDARD USII.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by:
 
e) describing the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women’s suffrage, and the temperance movement.
The effects of industrialization and the Progressive Movement led to reforms. 
 
STANDARD USII.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth century through World War I by:
 
a) explaining the reasons for and results of the Spanish American War;
The United States emerged as a world power as a result of victory over Spain in the Spanish American War.
Economic interests and public opinion often influence United States involvement in international affairs.

b) describing Theodore Roosevelt’s impact on the foreign policy of the United States;

Roosevelt expanded the Monroe Doctrine as a way to prevent European involvement in the affairs of Latin American countries.
 
c) explaining the reasons for the United States’ involvement in World War I and its international leadership role at the conclusion of the war.
 
STANDARD USII.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic, and technological changes of the early twentieth century by:
 
a) explaining how developments in factory and labor productivity, transportation (including the use of the automobile), communication, and rural electrification changed American life and standard of living;
 
b) describing the social and economic changes that took place, including prohibition and the Great Migration north and West; Reforms in the early twentieth century could not legislate how all people behaved. Economic conditions and violence led to the migration of people.
 
c) examining art, literature, and music from the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Harlem Renaissance.
 
              Quarter 3
 
STANDARD USII.6d  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic, and technological changes of the early twentieth century by: 
 
d) identifying the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on Americans, and the major features of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The optimism of the 1920s concealed problems in the American economic system and attitudes about the role of government in controlling the Economy. The Great Depression and the New Deal dramatically changed the lives of most Americans and began to change both their understanding of the economic system and the role of government in American Life.
 
STANDARD USII.7a  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes and effects of American involvement in World War II by:
 
a) identifying the causes and events that led to American involvement in the war, including the attack on Pearl Harbor; Political and economic conditions in Europe following World War I led to the rise of fascism and to World War II. The rise of fascism threatened peace in Europe and Asia. As conflict grew in Europe and Asia, American foreign policy evolved from neutrality to direct involvement
 
 b) locating and describing the major events and turning points of the war in Europe and the Pacific; Despite initial Axis success in both Europe and the Pacific, the Allies persevered and ultimately defeated Germany and Japan. 
 
 c) describing the impact of the war on the home front.
 
STANDARD USII.8a The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by;
 
a) describing the rebuilding of Europe and Japan after World War II, the emergence of the United States as a superpower, and the establishment of the United Nations; The Allied victory in World War II led to the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global super Powers. The United States’ involvement in World War II reshaped America’s role in world affairs.
 
 b) describing the conversion from a wartime to a peacetime economy;
 
 c) identifying the role of America’s military and veterans in defending freedom during the Cold War, including the wars in Korea and Vietnam the Cuban missile crisis, the collapse of communism in Europe, and the rise of new challenges
 
                Quarter 4
 
    STANDARD USII.8d  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by
 
d) describing the changing patterns of society, including expanded educational and economic opportunities for military veterans, women, and minorities; The United States experienced an economic boom and social transformation after World War II that changed the way most Americans lived and worked.
 
e) describing how international trade and globalization have impacted American life. After World War II there was an increase in globalization, and international trade, and interdependence. 
 
STANDARD USII.9  The student apply social science skills to understand the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twentyfirst centuries by
 
a) examining the impact of the Civil Rights Movement, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the changing role of women on all Americans. The Civil Rights Movement of the twentieth century was committed to equal rights and fair treatment of African Americans, but resulted in social, legal, political, and cultural changes that prohibited discrimination and segregation for all Americans. Other activists were inspired by the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement and took action to gain equality.
 
 b) describing the development of new technologies in communication, entertainment, and business and their impact on American life. The period following World War II leading up to the early twentyfirst century marked the “information age”. New technologies in communication, entertainment, and business dramatically changed American life. 
 c) analyzing how representative citizens have influenced America scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically. Representative citizens have contributed to and influenced America scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically. 
 
Standard USII.9d American foreign policy, immigration policies, energy policies, and environmental policies affect people both in the United States and in other countries. Key domestic and international issues since World War II have helped to shape the United States government’s relationship with its citizens and other nations.  
 
 
 
PLEASE check often with your child to confirm they have the supplies they need. We go through pencils and multiple packs of loose-leaf paper in less than 9 weeks. Tissues are also a "hot" commodity!! :)

 

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Grading

Classwork: 25%

Homework: 10%

Quiz: 30%

Test: 35%

Planning/Remediation

3rd & 5th period

 

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