Gateway Regional High School

7th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Syllabus


Mrs. Carrie Evans


Phone Number

848-8200 X 648

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Course Description

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?

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