This course provides students with a framework to meet the State’s Literacy Core Curriculum Content Standards. Students learn grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and other skills within the contexts of meaningful reading, speaking, writing, listening, and viewing experiences. Drawing from an extensive list of traditional and young adult titles in classroom, school, and community libraries, teachers engage students in strategies that promote the independent reading of assigned and self-selected works (novels, short story and poetry, plays, and works of non-fiction). Readings are also selected from a prescribed anthology and a syllabus of prescribed works. Students will begin to develop a sophisticated portfolio of writing utilizing a variety of modes.

    Focused areas of Language Arts Skills: 
                    Reading skills, Writing skills, Vocabulary skills, Grammar skills, Listening skills and Speaking skills
    Reading for the Year:
                   Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
                   The Giver by Lois Lowry
                   The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney 
                   On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni             
                   Short stories, essays, myths/tales and poems from Literature textbooks
    Independent Reading:
                   You will be required to read in addition to the books listed above.
    Materials (2018-2019 School Year)

    •            A folder to keep handouts/work

    •            Pens/pencils

    •            Agenda


    General English 7 Contract can be found on your side of our class ONENOTE Notebook under WELCOME