Learn From Home

Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

We've provided a rich selection of free online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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Learn from Home - Grades 9-12
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Grade 12

How to Use This Page

This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.

Questions?

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Grade 8 Literacy - Week Two

Printable Version - Week Two Learning Board (in PDF)

8th Grade Literacy

Week 2 April 6 – April 10

 

Literacy Objectives: Students will be able to: 

  • organize the details and reasons that led to your claim 
  • introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims 
  • demonstrate that your claims show an understanding of the topic or text. 

IXL ELA 8 

Science:  Evaluating claims about natural resource use 

Y1 groundwater 

Y2 fossil fuels 

Screen Free 

Make a flyer that you could use to teach someone how to make claims using evidence and reasoning to strengthen your claim.  Be detailed and share it with a friend or a family member. 

VIDEO as TEXT 

Watch both videos. Which does a better job of stating its claim?  Why (what’s your evidence)? 

Sneakers are part of the problem 

We realllly need bees 

YouTube Videos 

Plant structures claims, evidence 

We realllly need bees 

The bee video has one error.  Can you find it?  (It doesn’t have anything to do with the main idea, it is a gender error). 

Assessments: 

Explain the importance of using evidence-based claims and reasoning when developing an argument.  Give examples by creating a claim about learning from home and supporting it. 

 

VOCABULARY -  e-bc   acronymn for Evidence-based claims 

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