7th Grade Language Arts Online
This course continues the development of comprehension and analysis of informational and fictional texts with an ongoing emphasis on reading strategies. Students express themselves using standard (formal) English in written and oral presentations. Analyzing and practicing the form and structure of various genres of writing enhances students’ communication skills. Students study a variety of media to understand informational and persuasive techniques, explicit and implied messages, and how visual and auditory cues affect messages. Grammar, usage, and mechanics skills are deepened. Students continue to widen their vocabulary and apply acquisition strategies. The course includes discussion activities that engage students in the curriculum while creating a sense of community.
When enrolling in the full year option of this course it will be delivered in two semesters. Transcripts will reflect each semester separately
Required reading needed to self-source:
The Hobbit - ISBN-13: 978-0547928227
Unit 1: Reading and Writing for Life
The Benefits of Reading and Writing Extend Beyond the Classroom (A)
The Benefits of Reading and Writing Extend Beyond the Classroom (B)
"The Three Brass Pennies"
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
"The Story-Teller" (A)
"The Story-Teller" (B)
"The Story-Teller" (C)
All Kinds of Texts
Model Argument Essay
Characteristics of Argument Essays
Argument Essay Prewriting
Argument Essay Drafting
Argument Essay Revising and Proofreading
Reading and Writing for Life Unit Review
Reading and Writing for Life Unit Test
Unit 2: Telling Stories
"The Necklace" (A)
"The Necklace" (B)
"R.M.S. Titanic" (A)
"R.M.S. Titanic" (B)
"R.M.S. Titanic" (C)
Model Fictional Narrative
Fictional Narrative: Story Ideas
Fictional Narrative: Story Basics
Plan Your Fictional Narrative
Fictional Narrative Writing Strategies
Fictional Narrative Drafting A
Fictional Narrative Drafting B
Fictional Narrative Revising and Proofreading
Telling Stories Unit Review
Telling Stories Unit Test
Unit 3: Avenues to Understanding
"Healing a Wounded Heart: Daniel Hale Williams"
"Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radioactivity"
Compare Readings That Inform
Model Research Report
Research Report: Planning
Research Report: Collect Information
Research Report: Begin Drafting
Research Report: Rough Draft
Practice Your Presentation
Make a Presentation
"The Inchcape Rock" and "The Bell Rock"
"Latin & Soul" and "Lakota Music Project Connects Cultures"
"The Cremation of Sam McGee" and "Life Below Zero"
"The Highwayman" (A)
"The Highwayman" (B)
Avenues to Understanding Unit Review
Avenues to Understanding Unit Test
Unit 4: Expanding Horizons
The Hobbit (A)
The Hobbit (B)
The Hobbit (C)
The Hobbit (D)
The Hobbit (E)
The Hobbit (F)
The Hobbit (G)
The Hobbit (H)
The Hobbit (I)
The Hobbit (J)
The Hobbit (K)
The Hobbit (L)
Model Autobiographical Incident Essay
Autobiographical Incident Essay: Planning
Autobiographical Incident Essay: Drafting
Autobiographical Incident Essay: Revising and Proofreading
Expanding Horizons Unit Review
Expanding Horizons Unit Test
Unit 5: Instructing, Enlightening, and Persuading
"Cool Eye Tricks" and "Strawberry Yogurt Parfait"
Procedural Essay: Planning
Procedural Essay: Outline
Procedural Essay: Drafting
Procedural Essay: Revising and Proofreading
Oral Presentation: Integrating Media
"The Fish I Didn't Catch"
"Letter to His Son" and "Mother to Son"
Compare Readings that Enlighten
Model Persuasive Essay
Persuasive Essay: Planning
Persuasive Essay: Drafting
Persuasive Essay: Finish Drafting
Persuasive Essay: Revising and Proofreading
Instructing, Enlightening, and Persuading Unit Review
Instructing, Enlightening, and Persuading Unit Test
Unit 1: What’s Important
"President Cleveland, Where Are You?" (A)
"President Cleveland, Where Are You?" (B)
"My Father Is a Simple Man"
"Raymond's Run" (A)
"Raymond's Run" (B)
"Saving Tobe" (A)
"Saving Tobe" (B)
"Saving Tobe" (C)
"The White Umbrella"
"The Courage That My Mother Had"
Model Literary Essay
Literary Essay: Taking Notes
Literary Essay: Creating an Outline
Literary Essay: Drafting
Literary Essay: Revising and Proofreading
What's Important Unit Review
What's Important Unit Test
Unit 2: Powerful Expression
"Caring For Vets Should Be National Duty" (A)
"Caring For Vets Should Be National Duty" (B)
Model Argument Essay
Argument Essay: Logical Fallacies
Argument Essay: Finding Information
Argument Essay: Reasons and Evidence
Argument Essay: Prewriting
Argument Essay: Drafting
Argument Essay: Revising
Argument Essay: Proofreading
"Nothing Gold Can Stay" and "The Dragonfly"
"In Spite of War"
"The New Colossus"
"Hold Fast Your Dreams"
Powerful Expression Unit Review
Powerful Expression Unit Test
Unit 3: Truth and Identity
"Mami and Papi"
"The Night the Bed Fell"
Model Personal Narrative
Personal Narrative Brainstorming
Personal Narrative Drafting
Personal Narrative Revising and Proofreading
"Eileen Collins: NASA's First Female Shuttle Commander"
Texts About Cultural Identity (A)
Texts About Cultural Identity (B)
Texts About Cultural Identity (C)
Excerpt from President Nixon's News Conference (A)
Excerpt from President Nixon's News Conference (B)
"President Richard M. Nixon: Re-election, Second Term, and Watergate"
Compare Nixon Video and Article
Truth and Identity Unit Review
Truth and Identity Unit Test
Unit 4: Influential Lives
Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile (A)
Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile (B)
Excerpt from Peking Dust
Excerpt from President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address
Julius Caesar (A)
Julius Caesar (B)
Julius Caesar (C)
Julius Caesar Text vs. Video
Julius Caesar (D)
Julius Caesar (E)
Themes in Julius Caesar
Research Report: Model Essay
Research Report: Gathering Information
Research Report: Organizing Information
Research Report: Completing Draft
Research Report: Revising and Proofreading
Influential Lives Unit Review
Influential Lives Unit Test
Unit 5: Influential Words
"Homer: The Poet for All Ages"
“Stories from the Odyssey”
“How Archaeologists Found the Lost City of Troy”
Media Shapes Opinions and Viewpoints
"U R What U Eat"
"Water Efficiency Strategies"
Model Propaganda Essay
Propaganda Essay Techniques
Plan a Multimedia Presentation
Influential Words Unit Review
Influential Words Unit Test