•  Syllabus Outline
    Mrs. Donna Cherkezian, Room D116
     
              2018-2019           

    Standardized testing dates: TBA

     
    *PLEASE NOTE- The following syllabus may be changed or altered at the teacher's discretion. The activities listed may not occur in the given order.
     
           
    Course Description: In Language Arts, reading and writing are recursive processes. Students are immersed in authentic reading/writing experiences by working with a variety of texts and genres to become proficient readers, writers, and learners. Course writing assignments, reading assignments, and activities will often be differentiated to meet the diverse needs of all students.
     

     TRIMESTER 1

    Grade 7 Language Arts Literacy Curriculum

     

    September

    October

    November

    December (will go into Trimester 2)

    *Summer Reading Assessment

    *Word Study Unit #1

    *Word Study Unit #2

     

    *Word Study Unit #3

    *Spelling Diagnostic

    *Grammar (see below)

    *Grammar (see below)

     

    *Grammar (see below)

    *Independent Reading #1 (continue into October)

    *Non-fiction Reading and Writing Unit- Overcoming Personal Challenges (introduction to OEQ’s)

    *Tolerance Unit:  Roll of Thunder  AND Inside Out and Back Again (include a small research based assignment during this unit)

     

     

     

    *SGO Benchmark (reading and writing)

    *Tolerance Unit: Inside Out and Back Again OR Roll of Thunder  (include an introduction to research i.e. in-text citations, using sources in writing, works cited, etc.)

     

     

    *Tolerance Unit: Roll of Thunder AND  Inside Out and Back Again  (include a small research based assignment during this unit)

     

    *Grammar (see below)

     

     

    *Personal Narrative- “Overcoming a Challenge”

     

    Trimester 1 Skills: Grammar, Usage, & Mechanics

    Skills: sentence types (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex,), clauses (dependent & independent), run-ons and fragments, subjects and predicates (simple & compound), nouns, verbs, conjunctions, quotations in dialogue, semi-colons.

     

     

     

     TRIMESTER 2

    Grade 7 Language Arts Literacy Curriculum

    December

    January

    February

    March (till Mid Month…will go into trimester 3)

    *Word Study Unit #3

     Word Study Unit #4

    *Word Study Unit #5

     

    *Word Study Unit #6 & #7

    *Grammar (see below)

    *Grammar (see below)

    *Grammar (see below)

     

    *Grammar (see below)

     

     

      *Introduction to Argument (Unit)

     

     

    *Independent Reading #2

     

     

    *Independent Reading #3

     

     *Tolerance Unit: Roll of Thunder AND Inside Out and Back Again  (include a small research based assignment during this unit)

     *Medieval Novel Unit (Independent Reading #3)

     

     

    *SGO-  benchmark (Writing & Reading)

     

     

    *Short Story Unit (Fiction)

     

    *Personal Narrative- “Overcoming a Challenge”

     

    *Test Genre Unit (continued)

     

    *Research and Inquiry (mini multi-genre project)

     

     

     

     

    *This unit can be done in the second trimester or third trimester due to availability of library.  

     

    Trimester 2 Skills: Grammar, Usage, & Mechanics 

    Skills: subject-verb agreement, combining sentences, possessive nouns, adjectives, adverbs, commas, capitalization.

     
     TRIMESTER 3

    Grade 7 Language Arts Literacy Curriculum

     

    March (started in Trimester 2)

    April

    May

    June

    *Word Study Unit #6 & #7

     Word Study Unit #8

    *Word Study Unit #9

     

    *Word Study Unit #10

    *Grammar (see below)

    *Grammar (see below)

    *Grammar (see below)

     

    *Grammar (see below)

     

    *Independent Reading #4

     

      

    *Short Story Unit (Fiction- continued)

     

     

     

     

     

     *Poetry (continued)

     

     

    *Short Story Unit (Fiction)

     

     

     

    *Short Story Writing (May go into May)

     *Poetry (incorporate a small research assignment during this unit)

     

     

     *Independent reading #6

     

     

     

     

     

    *Independent Reading #5

     

     


    *Independent reading 5 & 6 are optional and will be done if time permits.

    Trimester 3
    Grammar, Usage, Mechanics

    Skills: prepositional phrases, interjections, prepositions, hyphens, colons, dashes, ellipses.