Reading and Writing Curriculum
The seventh grade reading course is designed to address both the common core and IB standards, while advancing student literacy in the conventions of reading and writing. The units of study and texts addressed throughout the year will focus on increasing literacy skills.
Language A Reading will focus on the four modes of language communication: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Emphasis is placed on the following subcategories: literature appreciation, the development of reading strategies and spelling, study skills, research skills, and vocabulary development (Wordly Wise).
Literature texts/novel studies will be accompanied with supplemental nonfiction texts aligned with common core standards.
Students will exercise learned creative methodologies applicable to project-based learning to ensure success. A focus on developing cooperative learning and interactions will be nurtured to promote reflection within the self. This allows the student to give thoughtful consideration to their own learning strengths and limitations.
The texts and topics used throughout the course will encourage international discourse, allow opportunities to study and analyze international cultures, languages, behaviors, histories and policies. Students will become open-minded as they understand and appreciate not only their own cultures and personal histories but the values and traditions of other individuals and communities.