7th Grade Course Description
7th GRADE ENGLISH
\The objective of English 7 is to align the curriculum with the New York State English Language Arts Learning Standards. Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information, literary response and expression, critical analysis and evaluation, and social interaction. Students will read various types of literature focusing primarily on the novel but also including poetry, drama, and the short story.. Writing will follow the process of brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. An emphasis is placed on the students’ ability to recognize and correct writing errors during the editing process. Grammar skills will be taught in context.
7th GRADE MATHEMATICS
The objectives of this course are to build upon skills and concepts achieved in the 6th grade and to bring the student to a level of competency in order to meet the state standard for graduation. Subjects covered are: Computations with whole numbers, decimals fractions, integers and real numbers, number theory, solving equations, applications of percent, probability and statistics, graphing and problem solving.
7th GRADE SCIENCE
This course follows traditional biology starting with the study of cells and progressing on to more complex life forms. The interdependence of all life is emphasized. The role of man and his responsibilities for maintaining a fit environment in which to live is considered throughout this course. Frequent journal entries are made in student folders. At appropriate times we discuss new findings and discoveries in science in order to tie our studies more closely to everyday life.
7th GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES
7th and 8th grade Social Studies is a chronologically organized two year course study of
7th GRADE ART
Students will illustrate their understanding of the element and principle of art by building on skills in various media (ink, paint, and dry media). Projects concerning design, art history, color theory and calligraphy will be done.
7th GRADE TECHNOLOGY
Students will learn about the development and management of technology. Students gain an understanding of how people control technology to solve problems to make their lives easier. Hands-on activities will relate to the three aspects of technology including: biologically related technology, information/communication technology, and physical technology.