7-Language

September 29, 2016
7th Grade — Language Arts

Reading, writing, and social studies are taught in an integrated course called humanities. The content is guided by essential questions that inform reading material selections, study trips, research projects, and presentations. Teachers collaborate with other departments to further extend the cross-curricular nature of the humanities program, fully integrating the themes of the course into the arts, sciences, and mathematics.

Reading
  • Genre Focus:
  • Short stories
  • Realistic fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Religious texts
  • Graphic novels
  • Personal vignettes
  • Independent reading
  • Listening and Speaking Strategies:
  • Socratic discussions
  • Oral presentations
  • Online discussions
  • Citations:
  • MLA citations for books, websites, encyclopedias, films
WRITING
  • Writing Conventions:
  • Ideas
  • Organization
  • Voice
  • Sentence fluency
  • Word choice
  • Conventions (spelling, punctuation, etc.)
  • Daily grammar integration
  • Vocabulary development
  • Writing Craft Focus:
  • Thesis based writing
  • Poetic prose and vignettes
  • Persuasive essay
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Approaches to Learning:
  • Brainstorming
  • Research
  • KeyboardingPlanning
  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Revising
  • Publishing
  • 6+1 Traits