Seventh Grade Language Arts

7th Grade Language Arts

Instructor:  Mr. Costanza

Jensen’s Vocabulary
English—Houghton Mifflin

Root words and their history
Various forms of writing (essays; stories; letters; reports; poetry)

Daily Oral Language will begin each class.  These are collected at the end of every week for 10 points.

There will be a Latin test every week and a half or so; the day before the test there will be a Spelling Bee in test format where extra credit or a test pass may be gained.  Flash cards are extra credit and due the day part D is due.

Due to each exercise being reviewed daily, work will not be accepted late (half credit can be achieved by filling in the correct answers as we review in class.)

English tests will be at the end of every unit and are open book.

There will be several different writing opportunity projects and assignments.  These will be assigned at the end of every grammar unit.

Tests—book     15%
Tests—Latin     20%
Essays                30%
Participation:   10%
Homework:       15%
Classwork          10%

One Latin test per semester may be droppedOne English test may be dropped per semester as well.