7th Grade English Language Arts 2017-2018 All YearStaci DiazPeriod 1Room 2
Welcome to 7th Grade English!
Throughout the course, I will be teaching poetry, grammar, informational texts and research, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, and various writing styles and techniques. As a department, we adopted the Collections by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All of these works will be used to facilitate the learning of specific skills and concepts that meet Common Core and district English standards. The skills will help students become better oral and written communicators. Some of the activities, tasks, and concepts for this year will include developing reading skills, paragraphing, writing essays, using research techniques, writing and speaking persuasively, delivering oral presentations, grammar, mechanics, analyzing elements of fiction, and examining the universal theme of tolerance and coming of age. We will also practice MLA citation and format for each paper. I use various forms of assessments including tests, observations, participation, written work, writing assignments, oral presentations and other methods. If we all put forth our best effort, this course will prove to be an interesting, informative, and productive class.
To find specific PowerPoints, worksheets, or online assignments, visit the Google Classroom.