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








Literature book


A positive attitude




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


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.