7th Grade ELA

Course Content*

Reading & Literature

1st Trimester
Literary Elements
Plot, Conflict, Setting, Character, Point of View, Theme
Literature Units
Various Short Stories, Freak the Mighty
Analysis & Writing
Close Reading Strategies, Lit Analysis Writing Rules, QAR, Annotation
Outside Reading
Goal Due: 11/1, Travel Brochure Book Report

2nd Trimester
Literary Elements
Irony, Symbol, Figurative Language
Literature Units
Folk Tales, The Giver
Analysis & Writing
Two-Column Notes, Schaffer Model Paragraphs
Outside Reading
Goal Due 2/28, Menu Book Report

3rd Trimester
Literary Elements
Elements of Poetry and Drama
Literature Units
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Diary of Anne Frank play, Poetry
Analysis & Writing
Schaffer Essay, Fishbowl
Outside Reading
Goal Deadline ‚Äč5/16, Book Trailer Report

English & Language Arts

Writing
Process Strategies: Six Traits
MLA Format & Citation
Modes: Descriptive, Informative/Research, Argument, Narrative, Personal, Poetry

Grammar
Prepositions, Nouns
Capitalization, Comma, Apostrophe
Pronouns, Verbs, Modifiers 
Colon, Semicolon, Dash, Hyphen 
Phrases & Clauses, Conjunctions, Sentence Structure 

Vocabulary
Workbook - Weekly Word Lists
Reference Materials, Context Clues, Denotation & Connotation
Roots & Affixes, Analogies

Speaking
Speech Preparation, Visual Aids, Elements of Delivery
Dramatic Performance, Socratic Seminar

*Tentative. Subject to change.