At RSM Christian School, the intersection between Elementary School and High School is called “Junior High.” While other schools have “Middle School” (which serves 6th – 8th grade), RSM’s Junior High is the exclusive home of 7th and 8th grade students.
English 7 is a literature-based class that will focus on helping students develop foundational skills in three significant areas: critical thinking and literary analysis, written communication, and oral communication. Student instruction and discussions will focus on the Christian perspective and how it differs from secular concepts. Vocabulary building is central to both literature and grammar units, and students will participate in weekly activities to increase vocabulary and spelling ability.
Demonstrate the writing process from brainstorming to publication Identify the component parts of a multi-paragraph essay Write well-constructed, coherent, and multi-paragraph essays Define key literary terms, devices, and identify in context Deliver well-organized, formal presentations utilizing traditional rhetorical techniques Write and speak with an authority of standardized English conventions. Discuss concepts of character analysis, theme and plot Develop spelling and vocabulary skills Assignments and Assessments
Students are responsible for preparing for class and actively participating. The class will utilize a number of varied learning methods including, but not limited to shared inquiry, project-based learning, class and group discussion, journaling, independent research, lecture, and multimedia. English homework is given daily, and students participate in varied activities to support topics studied. Quizzes, tests, and essays are used as assessments regularly and will be announced at least one week prior to being given.
Prentice Hall Literature, Bronze Level. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2002 Wordly Wise 3000, Book 7. Educators Publishing Service, 2008 Writing and Grammar 7 Bob Jones University Press, 2005 Handouts and online resources (poetry, short stories, nonfiction), provided as needed