7th Grade English

Course Description

English 7 is a course that emphasizes literary analysis and writing.  The content of the course focuses upon the study of various classical titles whose plots revolve around the time period of 1600-1850.  The integration of novels relevant to seventh grade historical studies will further enhance analytic and critical thinking skills as connections are made to themes evident throughout past and present history.  The course involves “close reading” of literature, grammar work, vocabulary building, extensive weekly reading assignments, and formal essay writing.   This course will develop essential literary conventions including plot analysis, character development, and evaluation of major literary themes.  This course will also develop foundations for essential writing conventions including MLA formatting, organization, and style.

Required Materials and Texts


The following items should be brought to class every day: 

Students also need access to a computer at home for completing Google Classroom or research assignments. 



The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Independent Read)

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Syllabus 7th.pdf