In seventh grade humanities, students will be expected to “publish” one piece of writing per month, which will be graded according the the 6+1 traits of writing rubric. Other writing will be expected and students will be given credit for evidence of progress. Students will also be required to complete one vocabulary lesson, one grammar lesson and one reading response per week.
Students will work to complete a book review from their non-required reading per trimester. Time is given in class for reading and writing but there is an expectation that students read for a minimum of 20 minutes a night and write as necessary to make progress toward their required assignments.
Other homework assignments will include research and the completion of presentations or projects. Homework will be listed daily on Schoology and also written on the white board in my room. Students are expected to write down their homework before leaving class.
Seventh grade students will also participate in Declamation in the third trimester. They will choose a speech from a famous international historical figure, memorize it and perform it for the community.
Unit Studies- World Cultures and Perspectives
Students will study these topics through readings, discussions, simulations, research and projects:
Unit 1- Introduction to Culture
Unit 2- Far East
Unit 3- Middle East
Unit 4- India
Unit 5- Southeast Asia
Unit 6- Africa
Unit 7- Latin/South America
While subject to change, here are some examples of titles that we plan to study this year.
Vocabulary and Grammar
Our primary resources for vocabulary and grammar instruction are:
Vocabulary: Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop-Level B- online program.
Grammar: Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach.
Through projects in Writer’s Workshop, as well as integrated writing in humanities, students in 7th grade will work on each of the following: