English Language Arts 7
The Instructor for this course is Leona McLeod.
First Offered in 2017
Developed by MJ Sherven
This course is designed to fulfill the curricular objectives of the Saskatchewan Grade 7 English Language Arts curriculum. It is divided into 5 units of study.
Each unit of study contains readings, novels, movies, videos, and activities of their own. No additional text/books is required. Within each unit, you will be asked to complete assignments and exams. There are also a variety of links to videos, websites, and other media provided. These links are only a small sample of what is available for you to use on the internet. Please feel free to use any other sources that you find - just keep track of the sources you use for your assignments.
Unit One: Participating and Giving Our Personal Best (6 weeks) - Students are looking inward and focusing on self-image and self-esteem. They reflect on self and life, and on their beliefs and values and those of their society.
Section 1: Ordinary People Giving Their Personal Best - 3 weeks
Section 2: The Role Sports Play in Character Development – 3 weeks
Unit Two: Voices Through the Ages – Reconstructing the Past (7 weeks) – Students look outward and examine their relationships with others, their community, and that of the world. They also consider the historical context.
Section 1: It's a Matter of Perspective – 2 weeks
Section 2: Uncovering Historical Events – 3 weeks
Section 3: Solving Mysteries Using Science – 2 weeks
Unit Three: The Unexplained/Mysteries (10 weeks) – Students consider imaginary worlds and possibilities as well as a range of genres and authors.
Section 1: Unusual Happenings – 3 weeks
Section 2: Mysteries Unmasked – 1 week
Section 3: Mystery and Suspense – 2 weeks
Section 4: Holes Novel Study – 4 weeks
Unit Four: Lighten Up! – On the Funny Side (6 weeks) – Students consider the role of communication in their lives and the ideas and technologies that help people become effective communicators.
Section 1: Types of Humour – 0.5 week
Section 2: Ways We Express Humour – 2 weeks
Section 3: Short Stories of Humour – 1.5 weeks
Section 4: Poetry – 1 week
Section 5: Final Unit Project – 1 week
Unit Five: Doing Our Part for Planet Earth (6 weeks) – Students explore the elements of the natural and constructed world and the role of technology and related developments in their society.
Section 1: How Do We Depend on the Environment – 2 weeks
Section 2: What Are Some Problems Facing the Environment? - 1.5 weeks
Section 3: What Do You Think Will Happen to the Environment During Your Lifetime? – 1 week
Section 4: What Can We Do To Help the Environment? – 1.5 weeks