7th Grade Language Arts Online

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SKU: 2808

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

Semester 1


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"

"Raccoon Olympics"


"The Story-Teller" (A)

"The Story-Teller" (B)

"The Story-Teller" (C)

All Kinds of Texts

Model Argument Essay

Characteristics of Argument Essays

Writing Strategies

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

"Charles" (A)

"Charles" (B)

"Charles" (C)

"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

Presentation: Planning

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

Oral Presentation

"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


Semester 2


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)

Compare Texts

"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"

"Harlem [2]"

"Hold Fast Your Dreams"

Compare Poems

Powerful Expression Unit Review

Powerful Expression Unit Test


Unit 3: Truth and Identity

"Homesick" (A)

"Homesick" (B)

"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"

Iliad (A)

Iliad (B)

Iliad (C)

Iliad (D)

“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"

“Michael’s Biography”

Model Propaganda Essay

Propaganda Essay Techniques

Propagandist Essay

Plan a Multimedia Presentation

Propaganda Presentation

Influential Words Unit Review

Influential Words Unit Test

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