English Language Arts

I hope everyone is having a fantastic and relaxing summer! This year in 7th grade we will really build on what we learned and studied in 6th grade. We will have a class study on one of my favorite novels, To Kill a Mockingbird, which takes a bulk of time. With this novel we will be doing lots of different activities to study the time period, characters, etc. We also do a role-play activity with the trial portion of the novel. We will also have Literature Circles where students get more choice in what novel they read for their second in-class novel. We will focus on grammar and writing as well during the year and work on writing more formal pieces of writing. We will continue using Scope magazine as well. Below is a link to the Common Core State Standards as well as a quick overview of what we will be covering:

Next year in 7th grade English Language Arts...

  • Class novel study of To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Literature circles
  • Grammar
  • Formal writing (argumentative, informative, narrative)
  • Poetry

Common Core State Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you all again in August! Don't forget about the Middle School Locker Party on Thursday, August 14th at 5:00pm

Ms. Megan Fairchild --- fairchild@saint-johns.net