Suggested pacing guide for middle school comprehensive health education

A teaching tool to ensure students in grades 6-8 achieve the NYS standards in Health Education. This pacing guide provides suggested order of foundation units and lessons from recommended curricula:

  • HealthSmart Middle School 3rd Edition
  • Draw the Line/Respect the Line Grade 7
  • Growing up and Staying Safe: New York City K-12 HIV Education Curriculum (2023) 
Quality Review Indicators 1.1 CurriculumQuality Review Indicators 1.2 PedagogyQuality Review Indicators 1.3 Leveraging ResourcesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and PedagogyDanielson Framework for Teaching 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of ResourcesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1e: Designing Coherent InstructionEnglish Language Arts Speaking And Listening -Vocabulary Acquisition and Use L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.Language L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.Reading anchor standards R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.Reading anchor standards R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. English Language Arts Speaking And Listening -Comprehension and Collaboration SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners; express ideas clearly and persuasively, and build on those of others.English Language Arts Speaking And Listening -Comprehension and Collaboration SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats (including visual, quantitative, and oral). English Language Arts Speaking And Listening -Knowledge of Language SL.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listeningEnglish Language Arts Speaking And Listening -Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence so that listeners can follow the line of reasoning. Ensure that the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.Writing anchor standards W1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.Writing anchor standards W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. Writing anchor standards W.4 Develop personal, cultural, textual, and thematic connections within and across genres through written responses to texts and personal experiences.
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