7th Grade

  • This course is designed to give students a strong foundation in algebra, geometry, and problem-solving, which are essential for success in more advanced math courses. The goal is to help students master the concepts and applications necessary for a robust understanding of mathematics. Additionally, students will develop study and note-taking skills to enhance their learning experience.
    • Chapter 1: Variables, Expressions, and Integers
    • Chapter 2: Solving Equations
    • Chapter 3: Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
    • Chapter 4: Factors, Fractions, and Exponents
    • Chapter 5: Rational Numbers and Equations
    • Chapter 6: Ratio and Proportions
  • Students use their knowledge of word origins and word relationships, as well as historical and literary context clues, to determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words.
    • Identify idioms, analogies, metaphors, and similes in prose and poetry.
    • Use knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots and affixes to understand content-area vocabulary.
    • Clarify word meanings through the use of definition, example, restatement, or contrast.
Reading Comprehension
  • Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose.
    • Analyze text that is organized in sequential or chronological order.
    • Discern main ideas and concepts presented in texts, identifying and assessing evidence that supports those ideas.
    • Draw inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about text and support them with textual evidence and prior knowledge.
    • Distinguish facts, supported inferences, and opinions in text.

Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. The writing exhibits the students’ awareness of the audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. Student’s progress through the stages of the writing process as needed. Edit and revise manuscripts to improve the meaning and focus of writing by adding, deleting, consolidating, clarifying, and rearranging words and sentences.

Writing Applications

Students write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive texts of at least 500 to 700 words in each genre. Student writing demonstrates a command of standard American English and the research, organizational, and drafting strategies outlined by teacher.

Sentence Structure and Grammar

Identify and correctly use prepositional phrases, appositives, and independent and dependent clauses; use transitions and conjunctions to connect ideas. Identify and correctly use verbs that are often misused (e.g., lie/ lay, sit/ set, rise/ raise), modifiers, and pronouns.


Use a colon to separate hours and minutes and to introduce a list; use quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker and titles of poems, songs, short stories, and so forth.

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