• 7th Grade Curriculum Highlights
     
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    Reading and Language Arts

    Cite textual evidence, draw inferences, and determine the validity of the information being shared from fiction and nonfiction formats

    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze the development over the course of the text to provide an objective summary

    Define, identify, and analyze characters, plot, and   author’s point of view in fiction as well as text structures in non-fiction

    Compare and contrast information from multiple forms and of different genres

    Increase the range and text complexity exposures and awareness of personal comprehension

    Plan, revise, and edit a personal narrative to include plot elements, dialogue, and concrete, figurative, and sensory details

    Plan, revise, and edit a compare and contrast essay to include research findings and maintain a formal format

    Plan, revise, and edit a persuasive essay to include scholarly citations that validate a thesis while using persuasive devices and convincing commentary to  address a counterargument

    Plan, revise, and edit a research essay to demonstrate a thorough understanding of a given topic based on  scholarly sources while incorporating next level complex and compound sentences

    Use Greek/Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words  

    Determine the meaning of words in a text including figurative and connotative meanings, utilizing context clues

    Analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetition of sounds on a specific verse or stanza in poetry or section of a story or drama

    Apply proper use of grammar focusing on noun and adjective usage

    Plan for and participate in one-on-one, group, and teacher-led discussions to practice active speaking and listening skills related to grade seven topics to build on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

     

     

    Math

    Number Systems:  add, subtract, multiply, and divide  positive and negative decimals and fractions

    Expressions and Equations:  solve multi-step equations, use variables and equations to represent real-life problems, solve and graph multi-step inequalities

    Ratios and Proportions: recognize, represent, and solve proportions, identify unit rate with tables, graphs, equations, and diagrams, use proportions to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems

    Probability and Statistics: use Venn diagrams to show the overlap within two sets of data, calculate probability mathematically, make predictions, and compare results to actual events, find probabilities of compound events, use statistics to draw inferences about population

    Geometry:  create scale drawings, draw, construct, and describe geometric shapes with given conditions, describe two-dimensional figures that result from slicing three-dimensional figures, solve problems related to area and circumference of a circle, use angle relationships to solve for unknown angles, solve real-life problems involving area, volume, and surface area of compound figures


    Civics

    Explain how laws are developed and how the purposes of government are established

    Summarize the sources of American democracy

    Describe the principles in the Constitution

    Understand the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights

    Identify the duties and responsibilities of citizens

    Describe the organization and work of Congress

    Summarize the duties and responsibilities of the president and other workers in the executive branch

    Explain the organization and work of the judicial branch

     

    Geography

    Discuss how geographers look at the world in order to draw conclusions and make inferences

    Identify different landforms

    Outline the factors that influence climate

    Identify each major climate zone

    Explain and identify key elements in a people’s culture

    Describe how people have an impact on the environment

    Outline the relative size and major physical features of the United States and Canada

    Identify the different climates found in the United States and Canada

    Summarize the main features of the economy of the United States and Canada

    Describe the relative size, location, and population density of Europe

    Name the major physical features of Europe

    Identify the countries and major physical features of Europe

    Understand and interpret the (5) themes of geography: Place, Location, Region, Movement, and Human-Environmental Interaction

     

    Science 

    Utilize scientific process in all aspects of science to improve, promote and/or debate current practices in today’s world

    Apply technology and engineering practices in tandem with the scientific process to maximize student engagement and develop critical thinking/engineering skills

    Analyze Sun, Earth, Moon relationships and examine its role in the reason for day and night, seasons, phases of the moon, tides, and eclipses

    Discover the wonders and exploration of the solar system, all eight planets and the other objects that surround the Sun

    Debate current understanding of the death of a star, birth of a solar system and the creation of the universe

    Understand the basics of the cell and how the cell uses specific molecules to function and keep the body healthy

    Identify the ways in which cells multiply, including the types of cell division used for reproduction (mitosis and meiosis)

    Compare the process by which cells capture and release energy, specifically the processes of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and fermentation

    Explain the principles of heredity and the components of DNA in relation to parents and offspring

    Evaluate the importance of Earth’s atmosphere, how it supports and protects life, and the effect of weather patterns on the inhabitants of the Earth

    Understand how electric and magnetic forces work and apply that understanding to real world situations