7th Grade English/Literature

7th Grade English/Literature Text Books and Course Descriptions

2016-2017 Book List – Seventh graders will be placed in an English course appropriate to their level, as determined by the results of the spring placement exam and any other student information made available.

English – Grade 7 

This course is designed to improve students’ writing through the introduction and reinforcement of grammar and punctuation skills.  Students will be introduced to a variety of writing forms and basic research skills.  New vocabulary will be reinforced through the use of a vocabulary text.  This course is leveled on the basis of the placement tests mentioned above, and students are placed according to their prior knowledge of the subject area.

2 books required

TEXTBOOK: Grammar for Writing- Common Core Enriched Edition, Sadlier ISBN 9781421711171
WORKBOOK: Vocabulary Workshop – Level B, ISBN 9780821580073

 

Advanced English – Grade 7 This course is designed to improve students’ writing through the introduction and reinforcement of grammar and punctuation skills.  Students will be introduced to a variety of writing forms and basic research skills.  New vocabulary will be reinforced through the use of a vocabulary text.  This course is leveled on the basis of the placement tests mentioned above, and students are placed according to their prior knowledge of the subject area. 2 books required

TEXTBOOK: Grammar for Writing- Common Core Enriched Edition, Sadlier ISBN 9781421711171
WORKBOOK: Vocabulary Workshop – Level B, ISBN 9780821580073

Honors English – Grade 7
This comprehensive English course is designed for students who have demonstrated superior grammar and writing skills.  These highly motivated students will be expected to complete above grade level assignments while pursuing the course described above.2 books required
TEXTBOOK: Grammar for Writing- Common Core Enriched Edition, Sadlier ISBN 9781421711171
WORKBOOK: Vocabulary Workshop – Level B,ISBN 9780821580073

Seventh graders will be placed in a literature course appropriate to their level, as deemed by the spring placement exam.

Literature – Grade 7 

This course is designed to develop a strong foundation in non-fiction, short stories, fables, folklore, mythology, drama, poetry, and the novel. Students will be taught to apply literary terms introduced in the course to written and verbal analysis and interpretation. A variety of educational approaches will be utilized to assure that each student is able to progress to a higher level of reading proficiency.

TEXTBOOK: Literature – Bronze Edition, Prentice Hall, ©1996, ISBN: 9780138382100
(Various trade books are also utilized in this course.)

 

 

Advanced Literature – Grade 7

This course is designed to develop a strong foundation in non-fiction, short stories, fables, folklore, mythology, drama, poetry, and the novel. Students will be taught to apply literary terms introduced in the course to written and verbal analysis and interpretation. A variety of educational approaches will be utilized to assure that each student is able to progress to a higher level of reading proficiency.

TEXTBOOK: Literature – Bronze Edition, Prentice Hall, ©1996, ISBN: 9780138382100
(Various trade books are also utilized in this course.)

 

Honors Literature – Grade 7 

Students placed in this level will have demonstrated unusual ability in the areas of reading, writing, and interpreting above grade level literature. This course, covering several genres of literature, is structured to be intellectually challenging and engaging to highly motivated learners.

TEXTBOOK: Literature – Bronze Edition, Prentice Hall, ©1996, ISBN: 9780138382100
(Various trade books are also utilized in this course.)