7th Grade

Religion

  • Understand Catholic Church history and how it relates to the modern church
  • Develop a closer relationship with Jesus through prayer, prayer services, reading Scripture, and reflection notebooks
  • Model Christian behavior for our First Grade Buddies

Literature Language Arts

Use of literature anthology and supplemental large works to study nonfiction and fiction in the forms of stories, poetry, classical mythology, and novels, focusing on:

  • Reinforcing reading and comprehension skills learned in previous years
  • Increasing analytical skills through application of literary devices such as plot development, mood, inference and theme
  • Clarification of word meanings and use dictionary and context clues to increase working vocabulary
  • Recognizing implied meanings through the study of figurative language including simile, metaphor, personification and imagery
  • Studying the author’s background and experiences as it influences the text

Develop in more depth written and oral communication:

  • Application of grammar and usage concepts in oral and written expression, emphasizing more complex sentence structures with an intensive study of phrases and clauses and reinforcing such foundational rules as capitalization and punctuation
  • Developing complex multi-paragraph works covering the four writing purposes: narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive
  • Practice of the writing process from prewriting to revising and publishing with an emphasis on drafting

Math

  • Students are placed in Math classes based on their abilities and a placement test. Levels include:
    • Accelerated
    • Advanced
    • Average
    • Regular
  • Students are in Pre-Algebra
  • Students apply Commom Core standards and covers Rational numbers and equations, proportions and similarity, linear and nonlinear functions, some geometry, and statistics and probability
  • Advanced 7th grade students take Algebra 1

Science

  • Study many areas of physical science including an in depth study of atoms and matter
  • Understand motion, force, energy and simple machines, waves, electricity, sound and light

Social Studies

  • Identify significant American history events from early colonization until the Civil War
  • Review geographic landforms and the development of states in North America
  • Understand the goals and workings of the Illinois State Constitution