Grade 7 Language Arts
The aim of English Language Arts is to enable each student to understand and appreciate language, and to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction and learning. The Language Arts course will focus on developing the six language arts, (listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing), by using various and diverse texts in 4 theme units to explore the outcomes set forth in the Program of Studies over the course of the year.
Resources will vary by unit. There is no set “text” for the Language Arts course.
See unit portfolios for more specifics.
Student Performance Assessment
Students will be assessed using a number of methods, both formative and summative. Many in-class activities are designated formative, such as worksheets, discussions, assignments, etc., which help the student and the teacher to aid in instruction and to determine progress. While formative assessments will be assessed, normally using the general rubric, the mark from these assessments will not be counted in the final grade on the report card.
Each unit will also feature a number of summative strategies, which may include tests, projects, portfolio specimens and presentations. These marks, along with the final exam in June will make up the final report card mark. Marks will be determined on a running format.
For more information on the grading process, please see the Assessment Policy.
For specifics about the assessments used in each unit, please see the individual unit plans.
Formative Assessments – 0%
Summative Assessments – 85%
Final Exam – 15%
Unit 1 - Horror 35
Unit 2 - Comedy 35
Unit 3 - Romance 35
Unit 4 - Science Fiction 35
Course Review and Exam Preparation
Student Success - Whatever It Takes!!