Mastering the Writing Process
7th Grade Language Arts
7th Grade Language Arts
Literature Evaluation is an essential part of this program. Each week, parents/teachers are encouraged to “check in” with the student on a topic of feedback listed for them to discuss/share with you. This is another face-to-face opportunity to talk over some of the important issues brought up in the literature they are reading, or evaluate literary devices or skills. It also provides a way for parents to check in on students’ reading. The questions are designed so that the student can “narrate” an answer. The nature of these questions is such that the parent does not have to have read the book to know whether the student knows the material; nor does the parent have to have read the book to make some contributions to the discussion.
Creative Composition offers opportunities that give your student a creative outlet for their imagination and encourage them to express their thoughts in a written form. Your student will focus this year on mastering five different types of writing genres. These include process writing, informational writing, personal narrative, fictional narrative, and persuasive writing. Your student will produce five different pieces of writing by following several steps from week to week, including selecting a topic, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Your student will work on understanding characters, planning what they want to write, finding their own mistakes, and working on punctuation, capitalization, paragraphs, and more!
Spelling Projects! We give you some great activities designed as fun reinforcement ideas that will help your student master their spelling lists.
Caught ‘Ya! Grammar with a Giggle is a course on the various aspects of grammar, mechanics and usage — but with a blast of fun. Each lesson is presented as a sentence taken from a year-long story that students will look forward to completing. Students love the fun presentation and they’ll learn a lot about capitalization, punctuation, the parts of speech, contractions and even letter-writing. UPDATE: SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE REGARDING THIS RESOURCE
Daily Grammar Worksheets provide active opportunities to learn and reinforce new language and study skills. Sheets
provide learning in areas such as advanced grammar rules, punctuation and capitalization. They also support the “Caught
‘Ya” study above, providing reinforcement and needed practice.
Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 will increase your student’s vocabulary but also expand your student’s usage of new words.
The puzzles and exercises included are interesting and varied.
Caught Ya Grammar with a Giggle Note –
Dear WinterPromise Family,
We wanted to make you aware of a possible concern your family might have with our Caught Ya Grammar with a Giggle resource for LA 7. This book is used for the language arts worksheets. The story in “Caught Ya” is a rather “fluffy” story without any serious themes. In one part of the story male animal characters talk about going to a party where good-looking “girls” are. Recently this remark was cited as giving the wrong idea about what makes a girl valuable. There is also one animal who is mean to another animal friend.
We have never been happy with the story but when we were creating the program we had limited options. Our suggestion is to talk through these and any other “character” issues you might find in the story. We will be updating this program when our writing schedule allows.
Our older LA program which covers many of the same grammar and writing topics includes a story that is written by us. If you would prefer to have those worksheets we would be happy to send them to you digitally.