Class Documents
 

Lawrence County Schools
Every Child College and Career Ready

 



 

Course Syllabus

 

Course:

Reading

Grade:

 

7th

 

Course Description:

 

Seventh grade reading is based on Lawrence County Curriculum and Kentucky Core Academic Standards. The students will develop reading skills through both guided reading and self-selected reading opportunities. We will read a variety of literature styles, including: novels, short stories, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. They will become more critical readers and better writers as they respond to what they read.

 

Instructional Delivery: 

 

A variety of instructional methods will be used to meet the needs of all students. Instructional strategies used will be: large group lecture, cooperative groups, pairs, teacher conferencing, guided practice, independent practice, technology, discussion, graphic organizers, activities, homework, projects, and other strategies as needed.

            

Assessment:

 

Evaluation methods include quizzes, observations, projects, class participation, Accelerated Reader (AR), classroom assessments and district common assessments. 

 

Course Requirements:

 

Students are required to bring pencil, paper, textbook, and any due assignments to class every day. Any makeup work must be summated according to the student handbook rules.

 

Student Evaluation:

 

Assessments used most of the time are teacher observations, homework/practice, tests, daily quizzes, participation, open responses, and Accelerated Reader (AR).

Student progress will be reported to parents through mid-term grade reports and nine weeks report cards.

 

                                    90-100                 A

                                    80-89                   B

                                    70-79                   C

                                    60-69                   D

                                    59 and below        F

 

 

 

Special Population Accommodations:

 

Accommodations will be applied according to each individual student plan.

 

 

 

Pacing Guide:

 

1. Cite Textual Evidence                                                                       1-4 weeks

 

2. Central Idea/Theme                                                                5-8 weeks

3. Plot/Key Individuals, Events, Ideas                                          9-12 weeks

 

4.Meanings of Words and Phrases                                               13-15 weeks

 

5. Organizational Patterns                                                           16-19 weeks

 

6. Purpose/Author’s Point of View                                               20-22 weeks

 

7. Compare and Contrast Texts/Different Media Formats                     23-27 weeks

 

8. Trace and Evaluate the Argument                                           28-30 weeks

 

9. Compare and Contrast Genres/Compare and Contrast Author’s Presentation                                                                                                       31-34 weeks

 

10. Read and Comprehend at Grade Level/K-PREP                      35-36 weeks