Seventh Grade ELA
My name is Becky Wilson and I teach seventh grade English Language Arts. I am originally from a small town in West Virginia, and I graduated from West Virginia University. I located to North Carolina about ten years ago and live in Mebane with my husband, Jeremy, a math teacher at River Mill Academy; my almost-three-year-old son, Evan; my 14 year old rescued Pekingese, Fred; and my Boston Terrier-Schnauzer mix, Shakespeare.
I am excited to meet all of this year's seventh graders! In our classroom, all of us are readers, writers, creators and critical thinkers, taking on tasks which ask us to consider our purpose, audience and task when creating our arguments and products.
Seventh Grade ELA Overview
Our class will be centered around the various components of English Language Arts: critically reading and understanding both literature and informational texts; writing in various genres for differing purposes tasks and audiences; speaking and listening in order to facilitate better communication skills; and language expression skills. We will follow the standards set forth by the NCDPI for seventh grade students.
The course will be comprised of six main units, each centering around different standards covered in the course. Each unit will include writing tasks, critical reading assignments, various speaking practices and word skills. We will connect our language arts studies to various elements of science, social studies and other content areas. We will learn how to craft our opinions into arguments, substantiated with evidence and solid reasoning.
In this class, I ask that you come ready to learn and ready to engage with the students around you. Individual and collaborative work are both essential elements of this course and students will work with a wide variety of colleagues throughout the year.
Respect is a major cornerstone of any class where discussions occur. Since we often discuss the texts we read and the topics we research, it is important to understand how to be a respectful member of the class. Students will practice these skills as we delve into our studies.
Google Classroom will be a main vehicle for content delivery. Students should check Google Classroom for assignment and communications in the event of an absence. Students can also use email and Google Classroom to communicate with me due to absence or other circumstances.
- Composition Book (not spiral bound)
- Pens or Pencils
- Loose Leaf Paper
- Glue Sticks
- Markers or Colored Pencils
- 13" laptop sleeve
Teacher Wish List
There are several items students will use throughout the course of the year. Any donations of these items would be most appreciated.
- Index Cards (white or colored, any size)
- Post It Notes (for student annotation in books)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Clorox Wipes