Seventh Grade

Language Arts
Course Content

Follows Sunshine State Standards

Writing
• The Writing Process
• Prewriting strategies
• Organizational strategies
• Revising strategies
• Proofreading strategies
• Word choice
• Audience and purpose

Forms of writing including narrative, research, and persuasive

Mechanics
• capitalization

The parts of speech
• nouns and pronouns
• verbs
• modifiers
• prepositions
• conjunctions
• interjections

Sentence diagramming

Types of sentences

Phrases and Clauses

Punctuation
• endmarks
• commas
• colons and semicolons
• hyphens
• quotation marks
• apostrophes

Vocabulary
• connotation and denotation
• etymologies
• word parts
• derivatives
• context clues

Literature
Students will...
• identify and analyze stages of plot.
• read short stories, poetry, and novels.
• identify and analyze conflict and resolution.
• identify and analyze theme, character traits, setting, mood, tone, style, voice, and irony.
• draw conclusions.
• explore the key idea of author's purpose.
• identify, analyze, and evaluate imagery.
• synthesize information and make generalizations.
• identify, analyze and evaluate novels through literature circle discussion groups.

Life Science
• nature of Science
• characteristics of life
• plant and animal cell structure
• viruses
• cell processes
• cell reproduction
• genetics
• evolution
• bacteria/fungi/protista
• animal kingdom
• human body
• ecology

Religion
Students will...
• grow in understanding of the Trinity.
• deepen knowledge of Jesus, living and active in His Church.
• enrich appreciation of the Eucharist.
• plan and Participate in Liturgies & Prayer Services.
• grow as disciples of Jesus.
• teaching of the Family Life Series
Math
Students will...
• analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
• distinguish proportional relationships from other relationships.
• apply and extend previous understandings of operations and fractions to add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers.
• use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
• use variables to represent quantities in real-world or mathematical problem and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
• solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
• draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
• solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area and volume.
• use random sampling to draw inferences about two populations and draw informal comparative inferences about two populations
• investigate chance processes and develop, use and evaluate probability models.
• make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
• reason abstractly and quantitatively.
• model with mathematics.
• attend to precision.

Social Studies—World History/Cultures
Students will...
• learn content of curriculum through strong reading, writing and technology skills.
• develop good citizenship through studies of our documents of freedom.
• examine origins of democracy through Ancient Greece studies.
• identify the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
• identify important information in non-fiction reading using various reading strategies.
• compare similarities and differences in cultures and societies.
• understand how our world is connected through location, place, human/environment, interaction, movement and regions.
• use and understand latitude and longitude in determining location.
• develop expertise in reading and arranging graphs, charts, and diagrams.
• develop strong oral skills through participation in daily/weekly group presentations.
• write to international pen pals with written discussion about individual countries.
• use textbook online activities to enrich learning and to prepare for quizzes and tests.
• understand personal connections to community, nation, and world.
• identify various cultural values throughout world regions and individual countries.
• develop and appreciation of world cultures.
• identify the various religious values of different international regions.
• describe the influence of culture on scientific and technological advancement.
• explain how language, art, music and other cultural elements add to global understanding.
• develop a power point program and oral presentation to explain chosen country.
• prepare for National Geographic Society annual "Geobee" competition.
• participate in the Junior Achievement Program