Grade 7 ELA Information
The English curriculum at Rye Neck integrates the close, critical reading of a variety of literary genres with the development of reflective, analytical written work. While four years of English are required for graduation, Rye Neck’s English department offers a broad program of exciting core courses and electives rendering it possible for students to complete more than five years of credit in English.
Each course in the four-year sequence incorporates reading, writing, listening, speaking, presenting and viewing skills as outlined in the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. In addition, students are required to develop facility with a variety of research formats employing both traditional print and modern technological media sources.
English courses 9-11 are Regents courses. Each grade level emphasizes selected parallels to social studies topics and also incorporates focused themes. All students take the Regents Comprehensive Examination in English in either June of sophomore year, or January of the junior year.
Curriculum Level: Grade level
State Examination: NY State English Language Arts Assessment
Frequency: Every day
The seventh grade English curriculum continues to have students use evidence to support their ideas, especially in their written work. As they work closely with fiction and nonfiction texts, students will explain how selected textual evidence supports their claims. Students will also be exposed to new vocabulary words from these texts and use these words throughout the school year. Students will use critical thinking skills throughout the course as they work on the N.Y.S Common Core standards.
TEXT and OTHER MATERIALS
Texts may include but are not limited to: The Outsiders, A Raisin in the Sun, The Giver, Warriors Don’t Cry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Flowers for Algernon (short story version) as well as selected supplementary texts, both classic and contemporary, most of which deal with the need for friendship and acceptance, the importance of dreams and results of lost dreams, and the meaning of sacrifice.