Grade 7 ELA continues the development of written language skills with guided practice
in process writing, "writing to a prompt," and writing to persuade, entertain, or inform.
There is focus on oral language skills through informal presentations, in-class response
and discussion, improvisation, and formal speeches.
Instructional practices are guided by Common Core Standards for reading, writing and
speaking and include Interdisciplinary units and Problem Solving Tasks in both the
language arts and social studies curriculum including literature, oral reports, and written
assignments in which students share their writing in group discussions, working both
with partners and in small cooperative groups.
State Assessment: Grade 7 New York State ELA Assessment.