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7th Grade Language Arts

What we do:

  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions.
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details and well-structured event sequences.
  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • Class readings in recent years have included The Catcher in the Rye, Life of Pi, Persepolis, Red Scarf Girl, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

How we do it:

  • Shared and independent reading
  • Class discussions
  • Grammar and vocabulary lessons
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Essay writing, note taking     
  • Write and research compare and contrast papers