Students will engage in a variety of reading and writing activities designed to enhance literacy. Students will develop effective communication skills through listening, speaking and writing activities designed to strengthen vocabulary, improve grammar, and reinforce reading comprehension. Students will gain a greater appreciation for literature while strengthening their reading and writing skills. Our primary text for the course is the excellent Holt MacDougal Online Literature collection for 7th grade.
- T1: Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)
- T2: Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.
- T3: Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.
- T4: Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.