Grade 7

“Grade 7 is a student’s final year in elementary school. Students in Grade 7 will receive an increase of responsibilities both in their classrooms and within the school community. At school, students will develop more social responsibilities and community-building skills.”

Goals for a Grade 7 Student

English Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 7 in English:

Read texts in various styles including drama, poetry, essays, and short stories

Use resources to increase vocabulary and gain a deeper understanding

Read and write from a variety of voices and viewpoints

Use suspense, foreshadowing, and dialogue to show rising action and conflict

Organize ideas by selecting information appropriate to a particular topic

How Your English Tutor Will Help:

✓ Improve basic writing skills and writing traits by encouraging the use of voice, word choice, conventions, fluency, ideas, and organization

✓ Begin the use of similes, metaphors, and specific word choice to catch readers’ interests and improve their understanding

✓ Introduce and develop student’s research skills through analyzing texts

✓ Practice the identification of  time, place, audience, and purpose in text

✓ Teach how to distinguish between fact, opinion, and reasoned argument

Mathematics Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 7 in Math:

✓ Create and solve fractions, decimals and percents

✓ Use statistics and graphs to answer mathematical questions

✓ Answer math questions using numbers, words, and pictures

✓ Apply simple ratio and proportions in various situations

✓ Solve questions with rational numbers, including square roots and integers

How Your Math Tutor Will Help:

✓ Use reasoning to make connections and problem solve

✓ Visualize math concepts such as using graphs and charts

✓ Challenge student to justify mathematical ideas and decisions

✓ Promote and develop mental math strategies

✓ Strengthen reasoning skills to prepare for high school math concepts