English Language Arts

The week of August 25th in English Language Arts:

   This week students will get underway with learning all the fun things in 7th grade English Language Arts. This week we will cover the following things:

  • Modern Language Association (MLA) format review
    • We use MLA format for all of our formal papers, assignments, etc. This is great to learn and practice early so the kids have this under their belt for high school and college!  

  •   Personal Narratives
    •   Students will study biographies and autobiographies, learning about the important pieces that go into both. After reading the biography of Eleanor Roosevelt as well as an excerpt of her autobiography, students will draft and write their own personal narrative. Planning and drafting will begin Thursday.


This year students will also have a weekly grammar mini-lesson. Each Monday they will be taught a skill and each Friday they will be assessed over that skill. During the week I will have 2-3 small study activities for this skill, but students are expected to study their notes each night at home to ensure they are retaining and learning the new information! 

This week's grammar lesson: 8 Parts of Speech Review

As always, if there are any questions

please contact me at fairchild@saint-johns.net

Ms. Fairchild