ELA

Curriculum  
      Hi! Welcome to 7th Grade! I'm looking forward to being your teacher this year! In 7th Grade  you will have the opportunity to  read and write in a variety of genres including biography, personal narrative, news, editorial, advertising and poetry.  You will have quite a bit of choice for reading material, including independent reading and class assigned readings.  You will also have plenty of opportunity to practice your public speaking skills, which will come in handy for our big debates in May!  Much or our work will correlate to units taught in Social Studies and Science. 

I think you will enjoy using the MacBooks! We will make use of the many programs on our laptops for composing, conferencing, and presenting our work. 

The spelling/vocabulary program is individualized. You will take responsibility for identifying vocabulary in reading material and will also use the  Wordly- Wise spelling/vocabulary program. 

Grading
Student learning and understanding will be assessed by criteria identified for specific state standards that are identified for assignments. Students will be given opportunities to demonstrate knowledge of the criteria and standards through home and class work such as quizzes and tests, reading responses, written pieces and projects and presentations. Missing work or incomplete work is unacceptable. Students will have opportunities to redo work and submit late work.  

Grading Description
  • 4- Above and Beyond
  • 3- Complete and Correct
  • 2- Almost There
  • 1- On your Way
  • No Evidence Shown
Grading Scale
  • 4 is equivalent to 100
  • 3 is equivalent to 92
  • 2 is equivalent to 82
  • 1 is equivalent to 72
  • 0 is equivalent to 55

Progress Reports and Report Cards will reflect a number grade from 55-100. 


Assignment Calendar
The calendar below will be updated as much as possible to list assignments and projects. Assignments are listed as they are DUE (unless otherwise specified). Students should use daily planner/calendar to keep track of assignments and other due dates. This calendar can be used as a backup for absences, parental check-in, and changes to schedule.


ELA Assignments