Academic Minute

  • It's time for another, "Academic Minute!"
    This week, Wiley Wilson takes on a 3-D journey through science! Do you know what the three dimensions of learning in science are? And why is it important to understand the three dimensional concepts? It's all right here! Check it out!  

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  • It's time for another edition of, "Academic Minute!" 
    It's never too early to start thinking about careers. The middle school level is an ideal place to begin thinking more deeply about that all important question, "What do I like to do?" This week, Wiley gives students and parents some great tips on getting a better view on the beautiful world of career exploration! 

     

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  • It's time for another, "Academic Minute!" 
    This week, the focus is STEM!
    It seems we hear about STEM all the time - and for good reason - it's important! Wiley takes us on a quick journey to explain why STEM is so important for students and why parents need to encourage their children to get more involved in STEM activities! 

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  • This week's "Academic Minute" focuses on the math portion of the ACT! What are recommended scores to be considered college ready? And what is the content breakdown for ACT math? It's all right here!  

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  • This week, it's Kylie Wilson filling in for her cousin Wiley! Kylie is here to tell you about, "Interactive Read Aloud." What is it? How does it improve oral language skills, vocabulary and listening comprehension? It's all right here! Check it out! 

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  •  Math Conceptual Understanding

    Wiley Wilson is back from Fall Break!! He's here for another "Academic Minute!" Fresh off a nice break, he's ready to dive into "Sum" effective math solving practices. Known as "Conceptual Understanding," these practices help make math easier to understand by implementing tasks that promote reasoning that turns into problem solving! Check it out!

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  • Middle School Pre-AP Classes

    This week, Wiley Wilson takes us on a journey that involves Pre-AP courses at the middle school level. What exactly are they? And what is the goal by offering these Pre-AP courses to our students? Lots of great information is shared here! Take a look!  

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  •  Math Fluency

    Highlights from this week's Academic Minute:

    • Procedural fluency is the ability to apply procedures accurately, efficiently, and flexibly.
    • One cannot stop with memorization of facts and procedures alone.  It is about recognizing when one startegy or procedure is more appropriate to apply than another.
    • Students need opportunities to justify both informal startegies and commonly used prodcedures thfouth distributed practice

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  • Best Practices in Reading

    This week, Wiley Wilson invades Neyland Stadium in Knoxville! He puts the spotlight on his football knowledge and most importantly he's here to tell you about "Best Practices In Reading." It's a great tool for young students, parents and teachers in helping show our kids how to read better! 

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  • How to Choose the Right Text?

    The adorable and informative Wiley Wilson takes us on another educational journey this week and answers questions about finding the right level of text for your child to read!
    A simple formula can be used to determine that and it helps your child's reading skills as they continue to grow!

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  • Ready Graduate

    You've probably heard the term, "Ready Graduate." If you haven't, that's o.k. too! However, it's important to know exactly what that is. This week's "Academic Minute" answers a lot of commonly asked questions!

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  • Defining Lexiles

    What is it? How is it important as it relates to reading and comprehension? How is a Lexile measurement used? All great questions! The lovable Wiley Wilson dives into the those questions from a beach! 
    Take a look! 

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  • Text Complexity

    Research shows that students who are able to understand complex texts score above the college and career ready benchmark on the reading section of the ACT. 

    Interesting stuff for students and parents! Check it out!

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  • Homework Hotline

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  • Read 20 Minutes Daily

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