7th Grade ELA

COURSE OVERVIEW*

Reading & Literature

1st Trimester
Literary Elements
Plot, Conflict, Setting, Character, Point of View
Literature Units
Various Short Stories, Freak the Mighty
Analysis & Writing
Close Reading, Lit Analysis Writing Rules, QAR, Two-Column Notes
Outside Reading
Goal Deadline 11/14, Travel Brochure Book Report

2nd Trimester
Literary Elements
Theme, Irony, Symbol
Literature Units
Folk Tales, The Giver
Analysis & Writing
Text Annotation, Schaffer Model Paragraphs
Outside Reading
Goal Deadline 3/5, Menu Book Report

3rd Trimester
Literary Elements
Figurative Language
Literature Units
Poetry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Understanding Perspectives: Boxers & Saints
Analysis & Writing
Schaffer Essay, Fishbowl
Outside Reading
Goal Deadline ‚Äč5/25, Book Trailer Report

English & Language Arts

1st Trimester
Writing
Process, Ideas, Organization
MLA Format & Citation, Descriptive Essay
Grammar
POS Overview, Prepositions, Nouns
Capitalization, Comma, Apostrophe
Vocabulary
WB Lessons 1-10
Reference Materials, Context Clues, Denoation & Connotation
Speaking
Speech Preparation

2nd Trimester
Writing
Word Choice, Sentence Fluency
Research, Narrative
Grammar
Pronouns, Verbs, Modifiers
Colon, Semicolon, Dash, Hyphen
Vocabulary
WB Lessons 11-20
Prefixes & Suffixes, Analogies
Speaking
Visual Aids, Elements of Delivery

3rd Trimester
Writing
Voice, Craft
Argument, Personal Essay
Grammar
Phrases & Clauses, Conjunctions, Sentence Structure
Review
Vocabulary
WB Lessons 21-30
Roots, Commonly Confused Words
Speaking
Dramatic Performance, Socratic Seminar

*Tentative. Subject to change.