7th grade English will incorporate the English Language Arts Standards as identified in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).The seventh grade English curriculum emphasizes the development of a good foundation in basic literary analysis, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. Students will read core literature selections, including short stories, novels, drama, essays, and poetry. Writing, grammar and public speaking requirements derived from the literature teach creative, innovative, and analytical thinking. Latin roots and words taken from the literature provide the basis for spelling/vocabulary units. Throughout the year, students work independently and cooperatively with differentiated opportunities for achievement.