7th Grade ELA Syllabus


Grade Level and ELA

School Year 2019-2020

Teacher Contact information:


Teacher Name

Classroom

Team #

Gmail or jupiter contact

697-7121

School-Wide Grading Scale:

Letter Grade

Percentages

Proficiency Level

A

90-100%

Exemplary

B

80-89%

Proficient

C

70-79%

Developing

D

60-69%

Emerging

F

0-59%

Well Below

Grading Breakdown


Category:

Percentage/Weight:

End-of-Quarter Project

30%

Classwork

30%

Test/Quizzes/Common Formatives

20%

Participation

10%

Reading Campaign

10%

I will be learning this year...

Quarter 1

Narrative Writing: Students will study narrative elements as they read myths from around the globe. They will learn how to effectively write their own, original creation myth. 

Quarter 2

Expository Writing: Students will read about the effects of advertising on American youth. They will learn to write an expository essay that explains some of the consequences. 

Quarter 3

Argumentative Writing: Students will read about many controversies facing our country. They will write an argumentative essay that develops a claim on an important issue of their choice.

Quarter 4

Literary Analysis: Students will read and analyze a novel, Tangerine by Edward Bloor. They will write a literary analysis essay on one of the character’s choices.