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Language Arts 7 Course Outline

I. MAJOR OBJECTIVES
The major objective of this course is to actively engage students in responding to and evaluating a
variety of forms of literature/texts that relate to their lives. Students will extend their thoughts on the
chosen texts through previewing activities, collaborative work, discussion, independent work and
extension activities that draw on and develop reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and
representing skills. As well, students will build on their knowledge of conventions of language and
literature, reading strategies, and media literacy.
II. COURSE CONTENT
Semesters 1 and 2 (September 3 – June 19)
This course will cover 10 units. As well, this course will include spelling, grammar, and punctuation
lessons.
Unit titles:
a) Conventions
b) Poetry and Music
c) Picture Books
d) Fractured Fairy Tales
e) Novel study – The Giver
f) Readers Theatre
g) Novel Study - TBA
h) Advertising and Media Study
i) Project Based Learning
j) Debate

III. EVALUATION
a) Term Marks (X4) Minor Assignments/Quizzes 50%
Major Projects/Exams 40%
Writing Folder 10%
b) Final Mark Yearly Work 80%
(Term 1: 20%)
(Term 2: 20%)
(Term 3: 20%)
(Term 4: 20%)
Final Exam 20%


IV. RULES OF THE CLASSROOM

1. Be RESPECTFUL.
2. Be PREPARED.
3. Be PRESENT
V. TIME LINE
Unit Time line (dates are approximate)
1. Conventions in writing September 3rd – September 12th
2. Poetry and Music Appreciation September 15th – September 30th
3. Picture Books October 1
st
- October 10
th

4. Fractured Fairy Tales October 13 – October 31
st

5. Novel Study- Giver November 3- December 5
th

6. Poetry December 8-December 19
th

7. Readers Theatre January 5
th
- January 30
th

8. Novel Study- TBA February 2- March 6
th

9. Writing Short stories March 9- March 27
th

10. Advertising and Media Study April 7- May 1
st

11. Project Based Learning May 4- May 29
th

12. Debate June 1
st
- June 12
th

13. Prep for Exam June 15
th
- June 19
th

Materials:
 3” binder (to share with Social)
 Dividers
 Loose-leaf paper
 Pens (blue or black and red)
 Pencils
 Pencil Crayons
 Scissors
 Highlighters
 Glue stick
 Dictionary and Thesaurus
 Novel for Silent Reading
 USB stick