• Classroom Expectations

    Be prepared to work and learn everyday.
    Respect everyone and everything in our classroom.
    Listen and follow directions.

     

    The 7th grade English Language Arts curriculum focuses on themes of maturity, responsibility and identity. Various literary concepts, terms and devices will be used to analyze evaluate texts using these motifs.  Students will produce a writing portfolio including various writing samples, narratives, literary analysis, biographical sketches and creative writing pieces related to the literature studied.  Throughout the curriculum, students will be introduced to reading, writing and research skills that will prepare them for the New York State ELA Exam and for the 8th grade curriculum.  The main focus of our literature study will be on the following questions:

    What does it mean to be mature and responsible in our society? 

    How does one’s society affect their maturity, responsibility and growth?

     

    The 8th grade English Language Arts curriculum uses various genres to focus on the theme of self-discovery within societal and family units.  Utilizing literature, students will be able to produce various critical, analytical and creative products.  Students will also be accountable for the management of their reading and writing portfolios, organizers, vocabulary and personal reading.  Reading, writing and research skills are integrated throughout the curriculum to prepare students for the 8th grade New York State ELA Exam and the rigors and demands of the 9th grade English curriculum.  The main focus of our literature study will be on the following questions:

    How do I fit into my society? 

    Why are individuals and individuality important to society?