Seventh Grade

In seventh grade, the students will move from classroom to classroom as their classes change and experience a variety of teachers and teaching styles. For language arts, the seventh and eighth graders of the same level are taught in the same class in order to accustom them to the mixed age classes in high school.

Seventh graders are paired with students in the first grade for Mass and special occasions. The seventh graders act as mentors to their first grade buddies.

Curriculum

Language Arts

  • Enhance vocabulary
  • Identify and use the eight parts of speech
  • Identify and write a variety of sentences: simple, compound and complex
  • Develop reading strategies in order to:
    • develop comprehension skills
    • form conclusions
    • predict outcomes
    • determine the author’s purpose, audience and subject
    • distinguish between fact and fiction
    • recognize and evaluate the elements of literature and the various stylistic devices
  • Develop reference skills
  • Write with clarity in a variety of forms (letters, poetry, review, essays, drama)
  • Write to a variety of audiences for different purposes using correct grammar and punctuation
  • Write stories, reports and research papers using correct grammar and punctuation
  • Use writing process (prewriting, writing, editing, revising, publishing)
  • Develop creative thinking, problem solving

Mathematics

  • Solve proportions
  • Work with percents greater than 100 or less than 1
  • Add/subtract/multiply/divide with integers
  • Simplify using order of operations
  • Find perimeter/area/volume/surface area of geometric shapes and solids
  • Solve fractional part problems and equations with variables on both sides
  • Solve for the missing variable in multi-step equations

Science

  • Identify cells as the basic structure and function of living things
  • Explore cell division and genetics
  • Examine reproduction and life cycles
  • Describe the main functions of the animal/human body systems
  • Classify living things
  • Gain an understanding of ecosystems

Social Studies

  • Analyze data from a geographic perspective using the skills and tools of geography
  • Examine the human and physical characteristics of the major regions of the Eastern Hemisphere
  • Examine the interactions of physical systems that shape patterns of Ear’s surface in the Eastern Hemisphere
  • Analyze the world’s peoples and cultures in the context of the human systems in the Eastern Hemisphere
  • Analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in the Eastern Hemisphere

Religion

  • Explain how God is merciful, powerful and omnipresent
  • Describe Jesus as a human in historical time
  • Recognize that the Holy Spirit continues Christ’s work in the world
  • Understand that Mary is our spiritual Mother
  • Describe how saints are holy people who model for us
  • Understand that the sacraments signify and make present God’s grace
  • Name the signs of the sacraments and describe the rites and affects of the sacraments
  • Identify types of ministry
  • Identify the moral values in the teachings of Jesus
  • Value the sacredness of life
  • Experience different forms of prayer

Enrichment

  • Art
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Library
  • Computer
  • Spanish

Special Activities and Celebrations

  • 7th grade/1st grade buddy activities