Gateway Regional High School
7th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Syllabus
Mrs. Carrie Evans
848-8200 X 648
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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.
Collection 2: Perception and Reality
Explore how things in life are not always how we perceive them to be.
Collection 4: Risk and Exploration
Encounter individuals who must confront a compelling question: How far is too far?
Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
Consider the question: What inspires people to take action to improve their world?
- Primary: 50% (Tests, Essays, Projects, Benchmarks)
- Secondary: 35% (Quizzes and smaller projects and writing assignments)
- Support: 15% (Classwork, Homework)
- Students should read their independent reading novel at home for 15 minutes/ 4 times a week.
- Homework will be assigned when classwork is not finished in class or if additional practice is needed to master a skill.
- Visit Google Classroom for information about classroom assignments.
- Students are permitted to retake/revise primary assessments within 1 week of receiving a grade on the original assessment and before the next upcoming primary assessment is given. Students may not retake a benchmark assessment; instead, students may complete test corrections.
Required and Recommended Materials
- Pencil or pen
- Chromebook (fully charged)
- Independent reading book (this may be borrowed from the classroom library or school library)
- Notebook (this is kept in the classroom)
- Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding your child’s grade throughout the school year.
- I am available each day during lunch for extra help.
- The homework clinic is an opportunity for students to get extra academic help. Each visit to the homework clinic will earn your child one entry into a prize drawing for each marking period. It will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40 until 4:20 in the library. Students may ride the afternoon bus home at 3:30 or 4:30.
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.