7th grade English focuses on developing a student's voice and viewpoint. More emphasis is given to autonomous selection of texts and higher expectations for written works. Advanced technical writing aspects are introduced and re-enforced while a higher level of spelling and grammatical ability is expected from our seventh graders.

More emphasis is given to current events and looking at societal issues through many different lenses.

Seventh grade students will be expected to produce fiction, non-fiction, research, essay, journalist works, and poetry.


Most texts will still be thematic in nature and some will correspond with topics studied in Cultures and Community. Students will be encouraged to select texts outside of their normal genre.