7th Grade Syllabus
 
 
 
7th Grade Syllabus



This  year we will be using various resources to accomplish the following:

                                    Key Ideas and Details

-       Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as making inferences.

                          -      Determine the theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.
                         -    Write a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
 
                         -   Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of events as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

 

                                Craft and Structure

 

                        -       Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings
                    -       Analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
  -      Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
 
                     -      Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
 
 

                                         Writing and Grammar

-   Students will use oral language, written language, and media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes as
outlined in the Common Core/Anchor Standards for Grade 7. Student will also explore the structure of language and study grammatical rules in order to speak and write effectively.

 
                        The writing assignments will include:
                    ·      Argumentative Essay: Student will support a claim using evidence to support details
                   ·       Evaluative Essay: Student will select an editorial and evaluate stance of author
                   ·       Informational Essay: Student will convey a particular idea, concept, or information
                   ·       Book Report or Brochure: Student will highlight the major features of a book or topic
 
                   ·       Narrative Essay:  Student will write a memoir or describe a memorable experience

 

Required Classroom Materials:

 

College ruled notebook paper

 

Three ring binder

 

Pencil

 

Pens

 

Notes

 

Literature book

 

A positive attitude

 

 Assessments:

 

Students will be graded through the following assessment techniques:

 

Daily classroom participation and
homework (Do Now Activities/Bell Work)

 

Reading activities

 

Writing assignments

 

Objective quizzes and unit tests /
essay tests

 

Unannounced quizzes and tests

 

Oral presentations (group and
individual)

 

Group projects and assignments

Grading Policy:

 

A = 93 – 100

 

B = 92-85

 

C = 84-77

 

D = 76- 70


Absences and Make-up Work:

All students will be given the opportunity to make up work they missed on days they were absent from school. This also includes suspension
days as well.