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Welcome to Junior High English. The seventh grade is usually a big transition and we try to emphasize increased student responsibility as they prepare for high school. Students and parents have access to Edline as tool for tracking assignments and/or grades and scores.

We focus on three major categories throughout the year. We study vocabulary through the Sadlier/Oxford Vocabulary Workshop program. This will require the students to practice using 20 new vocabulary words every two weeks. In literature we start the year with a study of short stories and increasing our literary vocabulary before switching to the study of novels for the second half of the year. We will use our study of literature to parctice all areas of reading including fluency, comprehension, and interpretation.  Finally, we study the language arts through weekly grammar and usage exercises and weekly writing assignments. These assignments will take many forms through seventh and eighth grades - from standard multi-paragraph essays to MLA research papers to poetry.