Grade 7 English Language Arts Semester – 2

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Grade 7 English Language Arts Semester – 2

Recommended Grade Level: 7

Using a motif of Mystery, Monsters, and Mayhem, students in this course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively. In this semester, students will learn mysteries of spelling – rules and rule breakers, allusions, fiction vs nonfiction, symbolism, misplaced and dangling modifiers, how to make a strong introduction, how to make an effective argument, and how to close an argument.



Required Materials:

You will need the following items to complete this course:

  • Disk space on your computer as well as external device to back up your files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.)
  • Word processing and presentation software
  • Research materials which are typically found online or at public and school libraries


Student-supplied Materials:

Reading materials are optional. Students may choose to read a novel from the list or a short story linked within the course.

  • Students select one novel or short story below:
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Advanced students must select one additional novel below:
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Free Downloads:

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Java
  • Windows Media Real Player
  • Apple iTunes


Segment II


Module 4: Scientific Mystery

  • 00: Module Four Pretest and Checklist
  • 01: Take a Closer Look
  • 02: Another View
  • 03: Spelling Rules!
  • 04: The Power of Allusions
  • 05: History versus Fiction
  • 06: Word Parts: Piecing Clues Together
  • 07: Information Sharing
  • 08: Module Four Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 09: Module Four Exam

Module 5: The Monster Within

  • 00: Module Five Pretest and Checklist
  • 01: The Monster Within
  • 02: Poetry: An Inside Look
  • 03: The Elements of Drama
  • 04: A Different Perspective
  • 05: Rising and Falling Action
  • 06: Symbolism: A Deeper Meaning
  • 07: The Perfect Ending
  • 08: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
  • 09: You Be the Judge
  • 10: Module Five Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 11: Module Five Exam

Module 6: Weather Mayhem

  • 00: Module Six Checklist
  • 01: Making an Effective Argument
  • 02: Claims and Support
  • 03: Counterclaim and Rebuttal
  • 04: Organize Your Argument
  • 05: Focus Your Writing
  • 06: A Strong Introduction
  • 07: Build a Convincing Argument
  • 08: Closing Your Argument
  • 09: Module Six Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 10: The Finishing Touches
  • 11: Segment Two Exam Part One
  • 11: Segment Two Exam Part Two
  • 11: Segment Two Advanced Exam Part One
  • 11: Segment Two Advanced Exam Part Two


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