7th Grade Language Arts

  • Class Description:  Throughout this class, you will have a variety of writing activities and assignments.  These writing assignments will range from creative writing to research writing to narrative writing to persuasive writing.  During each writing task, you will explore different aspects of language, grammar, and writing skills.


Units and Topics Covered

  •  First Semester
    • Unit One:  Personal Narrative
      • Focus:  Steps of the writing process, parts of speech, and personal narrative
      • Writing:  During this unit, you will focus on learning the steps of the writing process (pre-writing and drafting), focus in on how to using strong verbs and descriptive language 
    • Unit Two:  “The Beauty of Words”
      • Focus:  Figurative language (including:  metaphors, similes, personification, rhyme, and alliteration), imagery, and poetic forms
      • Write:  During our final unit, you will be writing a variety of different poems which you will compile to a book.  In this unit, you will get play with language and use your sense of creativity  
  • Second Semester
    • Unit Three:  “Newspaper"
      • Focus:  Writing newspaper articles and creating a group newspaper
      •  Writing: During this unit, you will be writing a variety of newspaper articles about The Pearl.  You will create a newspaper in group.    
    • Unit Four:    
      • Focus:  Research skills (finding credible sources, taking notes from nonfiction texts, using APA  forma) and writing a research paper.
      • Writing:  During this unit, you will focus on researching a specific topic and writing research paper.   


**Note:  The above units are only tentative plans and can/will be changed at the discretion of your teacher. 


Grading Scale

A 93+

A- 92-90

B+ 89-87

B 86-83

B- 82-80

C+ 79-77

C 76-73

C- 72-70

D+ 69-67

D 66-63

D- 62-60

F 59 and below

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