Language Arts 7

Language Arts 7



In Language Arts 7, each unit focuses on a central question; the student will read, analyze, and interpret a variety of literature that informs his perspective about questions such as: How can I become who I want to be?, Who can I really count on?, and Who influences me and how do they do so? The student will develop his reading skills and expand his vocabulary while reading across the genres of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. The student will also self-select literature for independent reading and choose either The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 or The Liberation of Gabriel King as his novel unit. The student will strengthen his mastery of the writing process as he composes personal, creative, and persuasive writing. In the second semester, the student will continue to explore central questions in each unit. As the student reads, analyzes, and interprets a variety of literature, he will ponder answers to questions such as: Is progress always good?, Why do people share their stories?, and What is a community? The student will further develop his reading skills and expand his vocabulary while reading across the genres of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. The student will also self-select literature for independent reading and choose either Dragonwings or Where the Mountain Meets the Moon as his novel unit.  The student will strengthen his mastery of the writing process as he composes creative, descriptive, and research writing.

Prerequisites: None