7th Grade Language Arts Outline
Month Units of Study Major Assessments/Projects
September *Who Am I? *Autobiography/Alphabiography
*Character Sketch *Biography
*Writing Process *5 Steps/Proofreading symbols
*Student Writing Samples *Peer-revising/editing
October *E.L.A. M.E.A.P. Testing *Two week window for testing
*Suspense/Mystery Stories *Short suspense story
*Edgar Allan Poe Author Study *"The Tell-Tale Heart"
November *Journal Writing
*Start of theme unit, "Human Kindness & Common Good"
December *Theme unit continued, "Human Kindness & Common Good"
*Reading the story, "A Christmas Carol" *Themed papers
January *Wild Animal Research *Research Report
(media center and computer labs)
February *Wild Animal Research Project/Presentation due.
*Reading "Rikki-tikki-tavi" *Study of fiction/story elements
March *Novel units: Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
April *Novel unit completed: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
May *Read the play and short story, "To Kill A Mockingbird"
June *A Year in Review: Comprehensive Trivia