Students develop and utilize multiple reading strategies across genres in order to enhance comprehension. They explore literary themes and are exposed to formal literary devices. Responding to literature, students relate personal experiences and create multiple expositions. They apply newly gained expository-writing skills to cross-curricular research.
Students develop and utilize higher-level reading strategies across genres in order to enhance comprehension. Continuing to relate to literature and developing writing, grammar and vocabulary skills, they respond to text in longer expositions. They expand their sixth-grade understanding of expository forms and creative writing as well as cross-curricular research. Students practice reading, listening and speaking skills and are immersed in grammar concepts, vocabulary acquisition strategies, and analytical processes.
Students further develop and utilize higher-level reading strategies for comprehension and appreciation with increased independence. They review a variety of genres and participate in discussions using appropriate listening and speaking skills. They explore literary themes and are able to use formal literary devices. Students relate personal experiences and respond to literature in traditional and creative ways. They continue to produce analytical writing to practice using varied sentence structures, proper punctuation, suitable paragraphing and citation rules. Students write both creative and analytical pieces and spend time increasing their understanding of the formal research process.