GRADE 7 CURRICULUM GUIDE
Grade 7 Math:
Grade 7 Math is an overview of core math skills that prepare students for Algebra and Geometry. Skills include number theory, decimals, data, statistics, fractions, algebraic expressions, equations, ratio and proportion, percent, integers, graphing, rational numbers, probability, geometry, measurement, algebraic patterns, relations, and functions.
Grade 7 Reading:
Grade 7 Reading enables students to comprehend and analyze narrative and expository text in order to communicate more effectively. The broad scope of reading skills includes main idea and supporting details, analogies, figurative language, context clues, classifying, sequencing, cause and effect, inference, summarizing, point of view, predicting outcomes, text/graphic organizers, and reference materials. Students are required to write eight (8) book reviews from book selections at their appropriate reading level.
ELS (English Language Skills):
Grade 7 Language Skills combines grammar and writing as a complement to the reading course. Using an across the curriculum format, grammar and usage, parts of speech, spelling, affixes, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, revision, and editing are emphasized to increase effective writing skills.
Grade 7 Social Studies:
Civics will provide a comprehensive background for the understanding of United States citizenship and the foundations and operation of American government. Students will apply this understanding to current event topics relevant to our nation.
Grade 7 Science:
Grade 7 Science includes introductory Earth/Space Science and Physical Science. Earth Space Science focuses on planets, asteroids, comets, galaxies, stars, meteors, constellations, and the sun. Earth Science focuses on earthquakes, volcanoes, metamorphosis, weather, climate, tides, currents, water cycle, pollution, and cosmic affects. Physical Science introduces types of measuring tools, motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, light, and sound waves.