Seventh Grade Language Arts

In this 7th-grade semester course, we will focus on literature, writing a literary analysis, expanding vocabulary and grammar skills, and explore the components of nonfiction text.
Terry B
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 14 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

The learning goals will be based on the Common-Core State Standards. The goals we will cover will include: 
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
I will provide the homework assignment on Monday and it can be submitted on Saturday
1-2 hours per week 
•	Weekly Reading (5-10 pages per week) 
•	Essay Writing
•	Google Slides Presentations 
The weekly assignment will be provided on Monday of each week. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Summative Assessments: Presentations and Essays Writing
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Some of the texts deal with violence among people (Three Skeleton Key and Monkey Man) and among animals (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi)
All of the readings will be provided by the teacher. 

Seventh Grade by Gary Soto
Raymond’s Run by Toni Cade Bambara 
The Medicine Bag by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve 
Monkey Man by Walter Dean Myers 
The War of the Wall by Toni Cade Bambara 
The Gift of Magi by O. Henry 
Laura’s Key by Anne-Marie Reidy 
The Wise Old Woman by Yoshiko Uchida 
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling 
Three Skeleton Key by George G. Toudouze 
Fear Prompts Teens to Act Impulsively by Laura Sanders (Nonfiction)
Miep Gies by Johnna Rizzo (Nonfiction)


Terry BEnglish Literature and Writing Teacher
4 total reviews
7 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Terry Brown, and I am a passionate and patient English Language Arts teacher who lives in the Twin Cities area. I have a MA in English from and Creative Writing Southern New Hampshire University and a BA in English from the... 
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