7th Grade Intensive Language Arts

7th Grade Language Arts (04010713)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  Grade 7 Language Arts allows students to pursue rigorous coursework that is aligned with Pennsylvania Core Standards.  Students are admitted to this course based on criteria that consider past performance and demonstrated readiness.  Students in this course will develop grade-level appropriate skills in seventh (7th) grade reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research.  Rigorous in- and out-of-class reading, challenging class discussions, and a variety of writing experiences will be required.  Summer assignments will also be required.  Major units of study in this course consist of:

  • Unit #1 ­ Method and Meaning in Fiction and Poetry
  • Unit #2 - Fact and Fiction
  • Unit #3 - Because I Said So:  Crafting an Argument
  • Unit #4 - Method and Meaning in Nonfiction
  • Unit #5 - Tell Me a Story:  The Art of Narrative

Self-selected readings, vocabulary, and grammar run concurrently with the above units.