Students will learn to identify themes in literature, analyze techniques in poetry, recite a poem using effective presentation skills, compare selected genres in literature, read and interpret Shakespearean sonnets and excerpts from a play, compose a well-supported research paper, apply reading and writing strategies to a novel, and expand and enrich their vocabulary by applying word-mastery strategies. This is the first course in a two-part Seventh-Grade English series (ENGL 031 and ENGL 033).
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Reading Strategies: Literary Fiction
Lesson 2: Short Stories
Lesson 3: Biography and Autobiography
Lesson 4: Fables and Myths
Lesson 5: Reading Strategies: Informational Text
Lesson 6: Grammar and Language Workshop
Lesson 7: Argument and Persuasion