2017-2018 Course Outline
COURSE: Language and Literature 7
TEACHER: Laura Meagher
Welcome to the second year of the Language and Literature program at IPS. This year, we will be focusing on the theme of story. Students will explore different literary genres throughout the year, including short stories, novels, and poetry. Some of the grammar we will cover over the year includes syntax and sentence fluency, paragraphing, and proper use of punctuation. We also will work on spelling and vocabulary, reading comprehension and analysis, and creative and academic writing. At the end of this course students should be able to:
In the event of an absence students should make sure to collect any missed handouts and check Google Classroom to see what they missed and check for upcoming assignments. It is their responsibility to ensure they are caught up and ready for class upon their return.
Through the readings, discussion and study of various literary genres, the student will develop a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of language and how it is used.
The units covered in this course are:
It is expected that students read on a recreational level in addition to what is assigned in class. Students are encouraged to read for pleasure as much as they are reading for comprehension and skill. They will be expected to read at the beginning of every class and jot down a brief synopsis of what they read. They are expected to bring their own book or borrow one from the extensive class library, which includes a range of novels from the latest titles to the classics.
Work Habit Expectations
Island Pacific School uses the International Baccalaureate rubrics to evaluate students in reference to four distinct criteria. In this course, those criteria are as follows:
Criterion A- Analyzing
Criterion B- Organizing
Criterion C- Producing Text
Criterion D- Using Language