Camden-Rockport Middle School

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Language Arts
Grade 7
 
Description:

COURSE/SUBJECT TITLE:  Language Arts

LENGTH OF TIME: Full Year (60/65 minutes every day)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Glencoe Literature Course Two forms the core of the reading curriculum for seventh-grade language arts. The anthology integrates fiction and nonfiction

texts and engages students in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. An independent reading program is also a component of language arts for 7th graders; students are required to respond in writing to the books they are reading independently.  Supplemental reading materials such as novels, poetry, short stories, textbooks, and magazines are also read.

Also within this course, there is an emphasis on the practice of writing, building upon the 6+1 Traits foundation from previous years. The focus is on crafting well-organized constructed responses and essays to support claims, examine topics, and share ideas both real and imaginary.

KEY VOCABULARY

Appositive

Dependent clause

Internal conflict

Argument

Diction

Mood

Bias

Direct characterization

Object of preposition

Climax

Direct object

Persuasion

Commentary

Essay

Prepositional phrase

Complex sentence

External conflict

Symbol

Compound sentence

Folktale

Text structure

Connotation

Imagery

Thesis

Counter argument

Indirect characterization

Tone

Denotation

Indirect object

Transitions

EVIDENCE/ASSESSMENT:

Reading:  Formative and Summative Assessments (Developed from Glencoe Literature and other sources)

Writing:  Four point rubrics used for both formative and summative assessments  (Essential Outcome based)

English/Grammar:  Developed from Glencoe

Vocabulary:  Based on developed list of language arts content words.  Roots, affixes, and semantic clusters are stressed.

Speaking and Listening:  Four point rubric used for summative and formative assessment (Based on Essential Outcomes)

TEXTS AND OTHER RESOURCES:

Glencoe Literature Course 2, McGraw Hill 2010

Write Source Grade 7, Great Source Education Group  2005

Greek and Latin Roots: The Learning Works  2004

Warriner's Handbook    Holt, Rhinehart and Winston

Introductory and First Course

Glencoe Course 2 Supplementary Materials

Revised 8/12

 

 
Outcomes: