Ms. McCusker- 7th Grade ELA
2017-2018 Summer Resources:
Summer vacation is the perfect time to catch up on your Independent Reading. Here is a list of suggested books.
Sharpen your Informational Text close reading skills by joining a Newsela Summer Reading Club here.
The 2016-2017 School Year is comprised of five units meant to build upon each student’s preexisting skills. Students are encouraged to share all teacher-feedback with their parents including classwork, homework, and assessments.
Unit 1: Introduction to Seventh Grade ELA Standards and Expectations.
Focus will be placed on developing strategies that enhance the student’s ability to determine the meaning of unknown words, and on questioning techniques to develop analysis of informational texts.
Unit 2: Journeys and Survival. Students build proficiency in using textual evidence to support ideas in their writing, both in short responses and extended essays. The format and expectations of a 5-paragraph essay are thoroughly explored.
Unit 3: Working Conditions. Students analyze how people, settings, and events interact in both literary and informational texts. Students will also enhance their writing skills through the inclusion of a counter-claim paragraph in their argumentative essay.
25% Classwork and Participation
25% Homework Assignments
25% Assessments - Tests, Quizzes, Projects
25% Writing & Reading Assignments
Please take a moment to read Ms. McCusker's 2016 - 2017 Welcome Letter to all parents.