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English Language Arts 7

April 27, 2021

The Instructor for this course is Leona McLeod.

Course History

First Offered in 2017

Developed by MJ Sherven

Curriculum Guide

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.

Course Information

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

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