• Learning Supports (Secondary): Feb. to Aug. 2021

    Lake Stevens secondary students and families,

    As we approach the second half of the school year with all students starting three new classes beginning in February, we want to share resources with you that can be optionally used during the upcoming months.

    Our goal in sharing these resources is to provide a layer of support for ongoing learning during the months you do not have specific content area classes. For instance, if you will no longer have math starting in February, you can continue to review what you learned in the first half of this year to prepare for your math class starting in September 2021. These three sites provide a variety of resources for review and practice.

    ck-12 logo

    cK-12 focuses on math and science. The staff of cK-12 determined the basic essential learning that must be mastered in selected secondary math and science courses in order to be prepared for the upcoming course. They included lessons, interactive activities and practice problems/answers for these essential learnings in short booklets called flexlets. The table below directs students to the correct flexlet for our math courses:

    Math Course Completed Appropriate Flexlet
    Sixth Grade Prep for 7th Grade Math
    Seventh Grade Prep for 8th Grade Math
    Eighth Grade and Pre-Algebra Prep for High School Math
    Algebra 1 Review of Algebra
    Geometry Review of Algebra (preferred to prepare for Algebra 2) and/or Review of Geometry

    Middle School Science
    These grades have integrated content so review is from the Flexlet chapters outlined in the table below. There are lots of learning activities to choose from.

    Science Course Completed Appropriate Flexlet
    Sixth Grade Earth Science Prep Chapters 8, 9
    Physical Science Prep Chapter 12
    Life Science Prep Chapter 3, 7
    Seventh Grade Earth Science Prep Chapters 4, 5, 6
    Physical Science Prep Chapters 3, 6
    Life Science Prep Chapter 6

    High School Science
    High School Science students simply select the flexlet for the course they’ll begin in Fall 2021; that is, a student who registers for physical science would select Prep for Physical Science, one who registers for Biology would select Prep for Biology, one who registers for Chemistry would select Prep for Chemistry, etc.

    Science Course Completed Appropriate Flexlet
    Eighth Grade Prep for Physical Science
    Physical Science Prep for Physical Science
    Conceptual Chemistry & Physics Prep for Biology
    Biology Prep for Chemistry
    Chemistry Prep for Physics
    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy provides a broad range of support for different learner levels and content areas, including Arts and Humanities, Reading and Language Arts, Math, Science, and more. Once on the site, click the Courses drop down menu in the upper left corner and select the appropriate course.

    Duolingo

    Duolingo is a free and optional site that supports students who are in World Language classes. Select the language you’re studying and follow the instructions.

    Contact your school if you have further questions about utilizing these resources. We’re here to help you!