Welcome to 7th grade English. This year we are using StudySync curriculum. The students will utilize both online and hard copy texts for class. The year will be divided into four major units. For each unit, the students are expected to read a variety of texts and write for several different purposes that also includes a major essay.
UNIT 1: In Pursuit
What do people mean when they talk about a “just” society? The term implies fairness—but to whom? The people who rule the society? Those who work to keep it alive and flourishing? These questions have been debated by scholars, philosophers, writers, and politicians for hundreds of years—but that doesn’t make them any less relevant to today’s society.
In this Grade 7 unit, your students will explore the principles of a fair, or just, society from a variety of literary perspectives through a variety texts. Throughout this unit, students will investigate the principles of a just society by exploring different cultures and eras and diverse points of view.
While there will be many mini writing assignments throughout this unit, the major essay will be an informative essay.
UNIT 3: Justice Served
Is it easy to defend your rights? Not always. It takes a lot of strength and determination to challenge rules, beliefs, or ideas that you think are unjust. Throughout history, people have been denied certain rights or have been treated poorly because of such things as their religious beliefs, ethnicity, background, or the color of their skin. While these struggles are not proud points in history, great leaders have emerged who took a stand and became a voice for the people.
In this Grade 7 unit, your students will explore the importance of defending human rights through accounts of real people and characters in a variety of texts. Throughout this unit, students will explore human struggle, determination, and the fight for human rights.
While there will be many mini writing assignments throughout this unit, the major essay will be a persuasive essay.
UNIT 4: Getting Along
At the beginning of each day, there will be “Bell Beginners” that the students will complete in their compositions books.
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