Welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts!
This year we will be using the Holt McDougal Literature book. This series will help to align our Language Arts curriculum to the new Common Core State Standards. Students will be faced with a new and different way of thinking this year by participating in 21st Century lessons, and reading different types of literary and informational texts. While being encouraged to become independent learners, students will think critically, compare and contrast texts and mediums, write for a variety of purposes and audiences, and become active participants in speaking and listening workshops.
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Grading in Language Arts works on a points system. Assignments can run anywhere from 3 to 100 points. The more points the assignments is worth, the more impact it will have on the final grade. Homework and classwork assignments are usually worth between 3 and 20 points, while projects, tests, and papers are worth between 30 and 100 points.