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Seventh Grade Curriculum
The Seventh Grade English curriculum centers around utilizing writing skills taught in the previous grades. Emphasis is placed on responsive writing as well as other writing genres. A writer’s notebook is kept by each student with a required number of entries and vocabulary entries for each week. This course focuses on writing style, word choice, grammar application, and exploration of a wide variety of writing genres and author styles. Students read contemporary Intermediate and Young Adult Literature as well as classic short stories and poetry. The year culminates with the each student producing an anthology reflective of that student and his/her writing.
This year-long course prepares students to enter the study of Algebra I (a high school credited course) as Eighth graders. The focus of the course is building the foundation necessary for success in the study of algebra. Students will become familiar with the following: the properties of mathematics; the language of algebra; solving one step and two step equations; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals, and integers; solving inequalities; graphing equations and inequalities; proportion; percent; statistics and graphs; probability; applying algebra to geometry; measurement; and the study of polynomials.
Earth science involves a variety of sciences, such as Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Astronomy. Students will explore these sciences through several different methods. This course will include: readings & discussion, laboratory experiments and field studies, internet and media as a tool for projects, and quizzes and tests.
This course is organized into two broad units of study. One unit introduces the student to the study of physical geography and the use of demographics. In this unit, the student will be introduced to the Five Geographic Themes: Location, Place, Movement, Region, and Human/Environment Interaction. They will learn map-reading skills and be able to use and interpret different types of maps. The student will be exposed to a study of weather and climate and their effects. Students will learn an extensive body of geographic terminology and will be introduced to different types of statistical information, along with what it represents and how it may be produced, displayed, and/or interpreted. The students will use charts, graphs, and other demographic tools to demonstrate their knowledge.