Moby Max

Unique and individualized education for Grades K – 8th.

MobyMax is for all students. Moby’s adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student, allowing gifted students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial students get the extra instruction they need. You’ve never experienced differentiation like this in the classroom.

Compatibility: Computer & iPad
Delivery Format: Web-based
Standards: CCSS

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Elementary School

Language Arts

Description
Kindergarten Grade K material is an introduction to language and grammar concepts. Friendly nouns and verbs, upper and lowercase letters, and capitalization are a few lesson examples from this level. Moby Max includes lessons in phonetics.
First Moby’s Grade 1 language curriculum moves early learners up the ladder. Grammar has a big role at this level, with practice sets on Pronouns, Prepositions, and Adjectives all available. Students will also have lessons focusing on Vocabulary Strategies and also work in interpreting word meanings. Moby Max includes a phonetics.
Second Grade 2 lessons introduce students to several new language strategies. Capitalization and punctuation practice sets focus on commas, apostrophes, and contractions. Formal and Informal English conversational grammar makes up part of Moby’s Effective Language lesson. Compound words and how to use dictionaries and glossaries are also introduced. Moby Max includes a phonetics.
Third MobyMax Grade 3 material begins with a strong focus on Grammar. Present tense, Future tense, and Simple tense are all examined with practice sets and lessons. Written vs. Spoken English is just one of the practice sets in Effective Language. Idioms and Shades of Meaning also are introduced to students at this level. Epic Charter Schools strongly recommends a phonetics based supplement in conjunction with the Moby Max core curriculum for both early childhood and elementary students.
Fourth Moby students continue rolling at the 4th grade level. Example lessons in Moby’s Grade 4 curriculum include Sequencing Adjectives, Compound Sentences, Punctuation for Effect, Affixes and Root Words, Synonyms and Antonyms.
Fifth Several grammar lessons highlight a robust Grade 5 curriculum. Lessons also include Commas and Introductory Elements, Dialects and Registers of English, Context Clues, and Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs.

Math

Description
Kindergarten Grade K material is an introduction to math concepts. Lessons focus on subjects like Counting, Addition & Subtraction, Basic Measurements, and Shapes.
First Grade 1 curriculum moves early learners up the ladder. Addition and Subtraction are once again covered, with students learning how to add and subtract by 10s, doubles, and sums greater than 10. Lessons on Addition and Subtraction with unknowns are included, as are lessons in Basic Geometry. Students are also introduced to Life Skills at this level, with lessons on subjects like Counting Money, Telling and Writing Time, Roman Numerals and Calendar Skills.
Second Grade 2 lessons introduce students to several math strategies. Mental Addition and Mental Subtraction strategies are included, along with practice sets and teach-me tutorials. Students will Add & Subtract Multiple Digits, work on Length Measurement, and even begin working with Bar Graphs and Line Graphs.
Third Grade 3 material begins with a strong focus on Multiplication and Division. Students are introduced to both concepts at this level and several practice sets are devoted to these subjects. Fractions, Rounding Numbers, and Multiplying and Dividing with unknowns are also covered. Students will also encounter several Measurement lessons including Area, Perimeters, Volume & Mass, Temperature, and Time.
Fourth Multiple-digit multiplication and division lessons get students rolling at the 4th grade level. Fractions are also a heavy focus point, including practice sets on Improper Fractions, Converting Decimals to Fractions, and Multiplying Fractions and Whole Numbers. Students also learn Metric System Terms at this level.
Fifth Measurement Conversions highlight a robust Grade 5 curriculum. Practice sets measuring Weight, Length, and Capacity in both Customary and Metric Units abound. Students will also continue to work on higher level lessons involving Division, Multiplication, and Fractions.

Writing

Descriptions
Grade 3 Grade 3 will have students write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 3 writings include opinion essays, a persuasive letter, a biography, and a personal narrative.
Grade 4 Grade 3 will have students write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 3 writings include opinion essays, persuasive letter, a biography, and a personal narrative. A sample of grade 4 writings include a letter to the editor, an informational article, and a personal narrative.
Grade 5 Grade 5 will have students write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A sample of grade 5 writings include a researched opinion essay, a biography, and a personal narrative.
Grade 6 Grade 6 will have students write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 6 writings include a book or film review, a persuasive speech, a compare and contrast essay, and a poem.
Grade 7 Grade 7 will have students write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 7 writings include a five paragraph persuasive essay, a biographical essay, and a personal narrative.
Grade 8 Grade 8 will have students write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of r6elevant content. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 8 writings include a persuasive speech, an analytical research paper, and a short story.

Middle School

Language Arts

Descriptions
Sixth MobyMax Grade 6 Language curriculum begins with lessons on Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns, and finishes up with lessons on Connotations and Denotations. In between, practice sets featuring Inferences and Context Clues, Sentence Variation, and Style and Tone are included. Reading Stories titles include “Plan for Saratoga”, “Education of Abraham Lincoln”, and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.
Seventh Lessons in Vocabulary Strategies and Word Interpretation make up a good portion of Grade 7 Language curriculum. Practice sets on Precise and Concise Language and Figures of Speech are included. And don’t forget those Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Reading titles include “The Sign of Four”, “Little Women: A Telegram”, and “The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles”.
Eighth Moby’s Grade 8 material is a real challenge for any advanced student. Moby’s Language curriculum concludes with thorough lessons on Participles, Infinitives, Greek and Latin Affixes, and Verbal Irony and Puns. Students will also study how to consult and use Reference Materials. Reading titles include “The Tell Tale Heart”, “Shakespearean Sonnets”, and “Flatland”.

Math

Description
Sixth Moby's Grade 6 curriculum begins with an entire lesson on Ratios. Students will also begin working with Equations at this level. Terminology of Algebraic Expressions are explained, and practice sets include showing students how to create expressions and equations. Students also will focus on Geometry and have a small introduction to Statistics.
Seventh Lessons in Ratios, Equations, Geometry and Statistics make up a good portion of Grade 7 Math. Practice such as Adding Negative Numbers, Division with Unknowns, Probability, Scale Drawings, and Experimental Probability are all included.
Eighth Grade 8 material is a real challenge for any advanced student. Functions are introduced, and students also will work through practice sets like Geometric Transformations, Scatter Plots, and Linear Equations. Students are also required to use, apply, and prove understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem in several complex practice sets.

Writing

Descriptions
Grade 3 Grade 3 will have students write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 3 writings include opinion essays, a persuasive letter, a biography, and a personal narrative.
Grade 4 Grade 3 will have students write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 3 writings include opinion essays, persuasive letter, a biography, and a personal narrative. A sample of grade 4 writings include a letter to the editor, an informational article, and a personal narrative.
Grade 5 Grade 5 will have students write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A sample of grade 5 writings include a researched opinion essay, a biography, and a personal narrative.
Grade 6 Grade 6 will have students write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 6 writings include a book or film review, a persuasive speech, a compare and contrast essay, and a poem.
Grade 7 Grade 7 will have students write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 7 writings include a five paragraph persuasive essay, a biographical essay, and a personal narrative.
Grade 8 Grade 8 will have students write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. They will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of r6elevant content. Finally, students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. They will learn production and distribution of Writing, how to utilize research to build and present knowledge, and how to write routinely over extended time frames. A small sample of grade 8 writings include a persuasive speech, an analytical research paper, and a short story.