What are we Learning?

Arizona
7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum

Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards are designed to prepare students with the core academic knowledge and skills they need to succeed in post-secondary education and training. Using these standards we will be learning:  

Quarter 1 -
Reading Concepts
- Literary Genres - Fiction, Plays, Poetry
- Comprehension Strategies
- Organizational Structures
- Fluency
- Literary Elements
- Vocabulary
 
Writing Concepts
- Personal Narrative
- Literary Response
- 6 Traits of Writing (Emphasis on Voice, Sentence
Fluency, and Conventions) 

Quarter 2 -
Reading Concepts
- Explanatory/Informational Text
- Non-fiction
- Comprehension Strategies
- Organizational Structures
- Fluency
- Vocabulary
Writing Concepts
- Explanatory Essay
- 6 Traits of Writing (Emphasis on Ideas, Organization,
and Conventions)

Quarter 3 -
Reading Concepts
- Functional Text
- Comprehension Strategies
- Fluency
- Vocabulary
- Argumentative/Persuasive Text
Writing Concepts
- Functional compositions
- Argumentative Essay
- 6 Traits of Writing (Emphasis on Ideas, Organization,
and Word Choice)

Quarter 4 -
Reading Concepts
- Fiction, plays, poems
- Comprehension Strategies
- Literary Elements
- Organizational Structures
- Fluency
- Vocabulary
- Historical and cultural aspects
Writing Concepts
- Research Paper
- Write to a genre of literature composition
- 6 Traits of Writing (Emphasis on Ideas, Organization,
Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and
Conventions)