Gateway Regional High School
7th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Syllabus
Mrs. Carrie Evans
848-8200 X 648
- Google Classroom
- Remind 101
- Collections (my.hrw.com)
The 7th grade Language Arts class is designed to help students develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills. In this course, students will read a variety of literature and informational texts, and students will read closely to analyze key ideas, details, the author’s style, and text structure. Students will also learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, evaluate sources, and compare two or more texts on similar topics. Students will be exposed to argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative writing. They will perform research tasks, write poetry, and write journals. Students will focus on giving textual evidence to support claims and will sharpen grammar and vocabulary skills based on their individual needs and through exposure to various texts and writing tasks.
Course Expectations and Assessments
Collection 1: Bold Actions
Explore what is means to face challenges fearlessly, even if it means failing in the attempt.
- Argumentative Essay
Collection 2: Perception and Reality
Explore how things in life are not always how we perceive them to be.
- Literary Analysis
- Poetry Project
Collection 4: Risk and Exploration
Encounter individuals who must confront a compelling question: How far is too far?
- Argumentative Essay
- Water Crisis Project
Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
Consider the question: What inspires people to take action to improve their world?
- Disaster Research Project
- Personal Essay
*Assessments are subject to change.
- Students should read their independent reading novel at home for 15 minutes/ 4 times a week.
- Additional class work that was not finished may also need to be completed at home.
- Visit Google Classroom for information about classroom assignments.
- Retakes will be available for primary assessments only.
Required and Recommended Materials
- Agenda book (provided by the school)
- Pencil or pen
- Chromebook (fully charged)
- Independent reading book (this may be borrowed from the classroom library or school library)
- Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding your child’s grade throughout the school year.
- Every Wednesday after school Mrs. Buehler in room 205 will hold a homework clinic until the first late bus (3:24 pm), and a teacher is also available most days in the library after school (Monday-Thursday until the first late bus). These are great opportunities for your child to get extra help and complete any assignments for any class.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences
- Be On Time. You are expected to be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
- Be Prepared. Bring all necessary materials to class every day. This includes a CHARGED Chromebook!!
- Be Respectful. Respect the teacher, your classmates, school property, and yourself.
- Be Involved. This is part of the learning process; you are expected to participate.
- Be Responsible. Complete all assignments on time, including makeup work when you are absent.
- Be a Great Classroom Citizen. Use appropriate language and follow all classroom procedures and protocols.
- Primary: 50% (Tests, Essays, Projects, Benchmarks)
- Secondary: 35% (Quizzes and smaller projects and writing assignments)
- Support: 15% (Classwork)