As students develop in their understanding of Language, it is important to provide them with a broad range of language experiences so that they may become better communicators. Language Arts 7 seeks to provide this experience through a variety of learning activities stemming from the study of short stories, novel studies, and poetry.
Language Arts 7 includes four units with vocabulary, creative writing, research writing and grammar activities throughout. The four units are:
- Short stories
- Novel Study: Carry On Mr. Bowditch
- Novel Study: The Green Ember
The pre-requisite course to Language Arts 7 is Language Arts 6 or equivalent
Materials and resources required:
Provided by NSA:
- Language Arts 7 Online lesson and assignment documents
- LITERATURE: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, silver level
- Carry On Mr. Bowditch
- The Green Ember
Purchased by student:
- Language Power workbook, Level E (provided by NSA, invoiced to families for workbook cost).
Students should expect to spend a minimum of five hours a week on this class.
Students will be evaluated on assignments provided in the lessons. These include projects, creative writing, grammar exercises, group discussions, etc. These will be submitted to the teacher for marking. Closed book tests are given throughout the course. There is no final cumulative exam for this course.
The breakdown of marks is as follows:
- Assignments: 70%
- Tests: 20%
- Discussions: 10%