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Welcome to Mrs. Albert's seventh grade  English class.
     This year, the students will build upon the English skills that they have mastered in previous years.  Through many exciting activities, the students will learn the following:

    ~ Literary Skills (Forms of Prose, nonfiction/fiction, Plot, Setting,     

         Characterization, Theme, Point of View, Poetry, Mythology, Folktale,


   ~ Literary Analysis (study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature)

   ~ The writing process - prewriting, editing, revision, research/citation,

        various essays (persuasive, informative, descriptive,

        speculative, and explanatory)

   ~ Response to reading (open-ended question responses)
   ~ Grammar - usage and mechanics  
   ~ Vocabulary - spelling, definition, parts of speech, various uses
   ~ Speaking and listening skills
   ~ Critical thinking skills

Students are required to bring to class daily:
    1.  Black or blue pen or #2 pencil
     2.  Single subject notebook
     3.  Two pocket folder (to keep papers intact)
     4.  Elements of Literature textbook (covered at all times)
     5.  Homework (due that day)
     6.  Agenda Book (to post upcoming assignments and test dates)
                                       Grading Scale:
                                         100 - 90    A
                                           89 - 80    B
                                           79 - 70    C
                                           69 - 60    D
                                           59 -  0     F