7th Grade

 

English

OVERVIEW

  • English 7 explores all areas of the communication arts with the added aim of challenging students and stimulating their interest in linguistics, literature, and writing.

 

LITERATURE

  • Literature studies include myths, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novels. 

 

COMPOSITION

  • Composition instruction emphasizes understanding and using more effective paragraph structure, mastering full-length essay skills, and improving revision and editing methods.
  • Process writing will be used for all composition efforts.

 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING PROFICIENCY

  • Speaking and listening proficiency will be practiced through formal presentations and drama.

 

GRAMMAR /VOCABULARY

  • Correct usage, parts of speech, sentence structure, and vocabulary enrichment will be addressed through student writing about literature, selected topics, and through exercises.

 

CRITICAL THINKING

  • Critical thinking skills will be applied throughout the course.

 

Pre-Algebra
  • Variables and expressions
  • Integer operations
  • Solving 2-step equations and inequalities
  • Percents, proportions and equations
  • Transforming formulas
  • Linear functions and graphing
  • Pythagorean theorem

 

Social Studies
  • World History and Geography
  • Islamic and African civilizations
  • Empires of Asia
  • Renewal in Europe
  • The Early Modern World
  • The Modern World
  • Timelines and Map Study

 

SCIENCE

Understanding the scientific processes and developing language concepts and vocabulary related to science

  • Cells and Heredity
  • Diversity of Living Things
  • Ecology
  • Human Biology and Health
  • Participates in the Science Fair