Welcome to 7th Grade! 


Here is what you can expect to do this year in English.
  • The learner will be able to independently use the writing process including choosing a topic, brainstorming ideas, creating a rough draft, revising, editing, and publishing. There will be a very strong focus on revision.

  • The learner will review and practice the 6 traits of writing: ideas, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, and conventions - with an emphasis on organization (leads), word choice, sentence fluency (comma usage).
  • The learner will continue to use the hamburger model for writing paragraphs, adding a greater emphasis on using facts/stats and examples.
  • The learner will write creative short narratives, descriptive essays, poetry, short stories, and research writing
  • The learner  will review all parts of speech.
  • The learner will continue to use introductory paragraphs, body paragraphs, and concluding paragraphs, but will have more independence in structuring the body paragraphs.
  • The learner will be introduced to basic MLA citation.
  • Students will be able to recognize and utilize reliable electronic sources for research purposes.
  • TLW define and use words to improve vocabulary.

Here is what you can expect to do this year in Reading.

  • The learner will fluently read grade level text.

  • The learner will analyze word structure (prefixes, roots, suffixes, etc.) to determine meaning and understand and pronounce new words.

  • The learner will increase vocabulary knowledge by use of context clues and text features.

  • The learner will choose appropriate texts for personal reading, set goals, and create a plan for further reading.

  • The learner will identify elements of fiction and nonfiction.

  • The student will recognize author’s use of literary devices.

  • The learner will use questioning strategies.

  • The learner will analyze informational text to identify the text structure or organizational patterns.

  • The learner will read , interpret, and summarize a variety of texts.

  • The learner will apply pre-, during, and post comprehension strategies.