Summary of course content and activities:
Language Arts 7 includes four units with vocabulary, creative writing, and grammar activities throughout. The four units are the following:
- Short stories: Suspense writing
- Novel Study: Carry On Mr. Bowditch
- Novel Study: The Diary of Anne Frank
Philosophy statement for and/or behind teaching this course:
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, as well as through the short stories, novel studies, and poetry that will be studied.
The pre-requisite course to Language Arts 7 is Language Arts 6 or equivalent
Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:
Provided by NSA:
- Language Arts 7 Online lesson and assignment documents
- LITERATURE: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, silver level
- Carry On Mr. Bowditch
- The Diary of Anne Frank
Purchased by student:
- Language Power workbook, Level E (provided by NSA, invoiced to families for workbook cost).
Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:
Students should spend a minimum of five hours a week on this class.
Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:
Students will be evaluated on specified assignments provided in the lessons. These include projects, creative writing, grammar exercises, group discussion involvement etc. These will be submitted to the teacher for marking. Closed book tests are given at the end of each unit. There is no final cumulative exam for this course. There is a unit exam at the end of the year.