Grade 7 ELA

Mrs. Claire Brunelle

Room:  D-124

Email:  cbrunelle@nrsd.net

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Units of Study 

Students will read a variety of literary texts and informational texts.

SHORT STORIES:  Students will read a collection of short stories. The focus will be on story elements and reading strategies, as well as integrating writing into their reading experience.

PLAYS and POETRY:  Students will read a variety of plays and poems to sharpen their interpreting and dramatic reading skills.  The play version of The Diary of Anne Frank is the major play studied in 7th grade.  In addition to reading poetry, students will craft their own original poems.

NOVELS:  Students will read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (it is the district’s common novel for 7th grade).  Other novels will be read and discussed in the Reader’s Workshop and Literature Circle formats.

WRITING:  Students will go through the writing process (brainstorming, rough draft, editing, final copy, and publishing) as they write lengthier assignments.  Students will work on narrative, informative, argument, and descriptive writing assignments.  Again, students will be working in the Writer’s Workshop format.

VOCABULARY and MECHANICS:  Students will be learning new vocabulary through their reading as well as through the “Caught’ya” grammar and editing program.  The program features an on-going story in which students will encounter new vocabulary words in context as they work to improve and refine their editing skills.  The words are continually embedded in the editing program, which fosters strong retention of the meaning and usage of the words.  There is not a formal vocabulary text, but students will be responsible for keeping the vocabulary lists, definitions, and activities in the “Caught’ya” section of their ELA notebook.

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