Instructional Insight

KMS Core Content Newsletter

Teacher of the Week

Nicole Dickson begins her 14th year of teaching at KMS and we are so honored to have her as our journalism teacher. She also serves as the Yearbook Advisor, Student Council Sponsor, PTO Teacher Liaison and Secretary. Not only does she teach students how to create a yearbook, she teaches students skills in communication and photography. Students create multimedia projects throughout the year . Her goal is to provide an enriching and engaging experience for our students, as they prepare to be productive individuals who are successful in life. Ms. Dickson's mantra is "King Manifests Success!" This week we honor Ms. Dickson and her efforts in being a part of that process!

TEA Parent Portal

Learn more about your student's academic progress based on their STAAR scores by accessing the TEA Parent Portal. This portal also gives specific resources to help your student improve based on their areas of need.

Tutorials

Tutorials will begin this week.


Monday - ELA

Tuesday - Science

Wednesday - Math

Thursday - Social Studies


Activity buses are available to transport students.

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6th Grade

6th Grade

Students will;

  • demonstrate knowledge of literary genres such as realistic fiction, adventure stories, historical fiction, mysteries, humor, and myths
  • identify the use of literary devices, including omniscient and limited point of view, to achieve a specific purpos

7th Grade

7th Grade ELA

  • make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features, characteristics of genre, and structures
  • discuss and write about the explicit or implicit meanings of text
  • analyze how characters' qualities influence events and resolution of the conflict
  • analyze plot elements, including the use of foreshadowing and suspense, to advance the plot

8th Grade

Students will;
  • describe personal connections to a variety of sources, including self‐ selected texts

  • analyze how characters' motivations and behaviors influence events and resolution of the conflict

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6th Grade

Students will represent integer operations with concrete models and connect the actions with the models to standardized algorithms


Parent/Student Resources

https://www.math4texas.org/Page/531



Spanish: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/es/sumar-y-restar/restar-en-la-recta-numerica/1/

8th Grade

Students will apply mathematical process standards to explain proportional and non-proportional relationships involving slope.


Parent/Student Resources

https://www.math4texas.org/Page/599


Spanish: https://es.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/cc-8th-graphing-prop-rel/e/graphing-proportional-relationships

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6th Grade

Students will recognize that a limited number of the many known elements comprise the largest portion of solid Earth, living matter, oceans, and the atmosphere.


Parent/Student Resources

https://sites.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/mrs-squires-website/home/tutorials

https://www.alvinisd.net/Page/20405

https://www.emsisd.com/cms/lib/TX21000533/Centricity/ModuleInstance/5456/Percentage_of_Elements_PowerPoint.pdf

7th Grade

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6th Grade

The student will;

  • identify and explain the geographic factors responsible for patterns of population in places and regions;
  • explain ways in which human migration influences the character of places and regions;
  • identify and locate major physical and human geographic features such as landforms, water bodies, and urban centers of various places and regions;
  • identify the location of major world countries for each of the world regions.
  • answer geographic questions, including: Where is it located? Why is it there? What is significant about its location? How is its location related to the location of other people, places, and environments? Using latitude and longitude, where is it located?
  • compare various world regions and countries using data from maps, graphs, charts;
  • create and interpret regional sketch thematic maps, graphs, and charts depicting aspects such as population, disease, and economic activities of various world regions and countries

7th Grade

  • identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain the purpose of dividing the past into eras, including Natural Texas and its People;
  • locate and compare places of importance in Texas in terms of physical and human characteristics such as major cities, waterways, natural and historic landmarks, political and cultural regions, and local points of interest
  • identify ways in which Texans have adapted to and modified the environment and explain the positive and negative consequences of the modifications

8th Grade

Students will;

  • identify reasons for English, Spanish, and French exploration and colonization of North America
  • explain the reasons for the growth of representative government and institutions during the colonial period
  • analyze the impact of slavery on different sections of the United States
  • analyze how physical characteristics of the environment influenced population distribution, settlement patterns, and economic activities in the United States
  • identify racial, ethnic, and religious groups that settled in the United States and explain their reasons for immigration


Parent/Student Resources

https://bartonhistory.weebly.com/us-history-unit-1.html