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7  Grade Core Course Descriptions
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    Language Arts 7
    Year Course
    Grade 7
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    To help students prepare for college and future careers, the foundation for 7  Grade Language Arts stems from the Alabama College and
    Career Ready Standards for incoming 7  graders who will eventually progress to 8  Grade Language Arts.  The content standards focus on four
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    specific areas: reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language.  In 7  Grade, students will have the opportunity to develop specific skills that
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    will progress throughout their middle and high school careers.  The reading standards will require students to analyze fiction and nonfiction
    texts.  Through this analysis, they will determine how literary devices interact, identify central themes, examine author’s craft, and support their
    findings with textual evidence.  In writing, students will construct clear and coherent writing in the basic modes – narrative, expository, and
    persuasive – while being supported through the writing process.  In addition, they will be guided through the research process.  According to
    the listening and speaking content standards, learners will engage effectively in collaborative discussions and presentations.  Students will
    adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks along with analyzing the ideas of others.  Outside reading and summer reading are required.

    Honors Language Arts 7
    Year Course
    Grade 7
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    To help students prepare for college and future careers, the foundation for 7  Grade Language Arts stems from the Alabama College and
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    Career Ready Standards for incoming 7  graders who will eventually progress to 8  Grade Honors Language Arts.  The content standards focus
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    on four specific areas: reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and collaborative strategies are
    used purposefully to build knowledge and skills and to help students become independent readers, writers, and thinkers as they continue to
    progressively build the skills necessary for academic success. In addition, they will be guided through the research process.  The primary goals
    of the course are to foster independent learning, encourage in-depth exploration of the content, and develop academic habits of mind. Outside
    reading and summer reading are required.

    Math 7
    Year Course
    Grade 7
    Math 7 is based on the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards for 7th grade. Content standards are organized into five domains: Ratios
    and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students gain a
    deeper understanding of math concepts by narrowing their focus to fewer topics.  Students who complete this course will be ready for Math
    8/Pre-Algebra.

    Honors Math 7 with Pre-Algebra
    Year Course
    Grade 7
    This fast-paced course is designed for students who desire the opportunity to take Algebra I in the 8th grade. Students will be taught the 7th and
    8th grade math standards at an accelerated rate throughout the course. Concepts will include, but are not limited to, rational number operations,
    laws of exponents, multi-step equations, algebraic expressions, slope-intercept form, linear functions, Pythagorean Theorem, measurement,
    irregular and composite plane figures, data collection and analysis, and experimental and theoretical probability. Students who successfully
    complete this course will be prepared for placement into Algebra I as 8th graders.





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