7th Grade Language Arts
English Language Arts
In seventh grade English/Language Arts, students continue to focus on word analysis, fluency, and systematic vocabulary development. They read a wide variety of informational and literary texts, with specific emphasis on historically and culturally significant works that enhance their interdisciplinary understanding of history and social science. They continue to progress through the writing process to produce clear, coherent essays true to audience and purpose. Students will write across a multitude of genres while demonstrating a command of standard American English, as well as research, organizational, and drafting strategies.
Unit 1: Reality Check
Texts from Lena Coakley, W.B. Yeats, Edgar Allen Poe, Walter Dean Meyers
Unit 2: Take Control
Texts from David Yoo, Stephen Dobyns, Langston Hughes, Theodore Taylor
Unit 3: The Terror and Wonder of Space
Texts from Ray Bradbury, Meg Thatcher, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, William Stafford
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Unit 4: Inspired by Nature
Texts from Eddy Harris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Paul Fleischman, Pablo Neruda
Unit 5: Game On!
Texts from Joseph Bruchac, Lori Calabrese, Kwame Alexander, Aaron Miller
Unit 6: Change Agents
Texts from Walter Dean Meyers, Judy Jackson, David Brooks, Mary Jean Auch