The MJS seventh grade curriculum follows the Common Core Standards and prepares students for the state assessments and for the future. Our students learn to work both independently and collaboratively in pairs and groups. The accelerated class is taught at an accelerated pace. The seventh grade accelerated language arts students are expected to be self-motivated and to use their critical thinking and inferential skills. Along with being active class participants, students will be expected to demonstrate insight and creativity.The seventh grade accelerated language arts students will be required to read more challenging literature; as well as make additional independent reading selections throughout the year accompanied by written assignments. It is expected that all assignments should be completed at the highest standard.All students will maintain an online writing folder. At the end of the year, the portfolio may contain the following: persuasive/argumentative writing pieces, explanatory essay, quote based essay, a narrative/memoir, poems, expository/creative stories, literature responses, a personal letter and/or business letter, timed writing samples and a written self-appraisal.
Students in the seventh grade will be involved in various cross-curriculum activities designed so that students will learn to use the Internet, other electronic and audio-visual resources, and print resources to retrieve desired information. Students will learn how to synthesize, organize, and present the information. They will also learn to cite these resources correctly.