7th Grade Language Arts
Indian Hills Middle School
Mrs. Anderson Mrs. Harrigan Mrs. Jones Mrs. Lampton
English 7 classes will develop literary analysis skills with novels, short stories, and
poetry. Students will also analyze and evaluate how authors use text structures
(sequence, problem/solution, compare/contrast, description, cause/effect,
fact/opinion, main idea/supporting detail, context, drawing conclusions) to
achieve their purposes in narrative, expository, and technical texts. Students will
gain strong writing skills with exercises in grammar, sentence patterns,
punctuation lessons, and specific writing techniques. Formal writing assignments
will be assessed using 6 + 1 Traits of Writing. Technology will enhance this rich
curriculum of reading and writing.
Elements of Literature Elements of Language
Treasure Island Woodsong The Outsiders
Students will be given homework assignments to reinforce skills taught in class.
Please visit the Planner Connection and Teacher Web Backpack where class
work and homework are briefly described.
To check on assignments and homework, go to the Shawnee Mission Schools
site . . .click on Parents. . .Schools . . . Teacher Web Pages . . . type the teacher’s
name . . . Search . . . click on the teacher’s name and the English 7 button.
Planner Connection or the Teacher Web Pages can be reviewed as well for
daily work and homework.
To access documents, click the “Documents” button on the Teacher’s Web
Grades are based on homework, class work, quizzes, tests, and written
compositions. Late work is discouraged. If a student is absent the day an
assignment is due or a test is given, he is expected to turn in the assignment or
take the test the day he returns. Grades are given according to standard
90-100% = A
80- 89% = B
70- 79% = C
60- 69% = D
50 -59% = F
Mrs. Lampton: firstname.lastname@example.org 993-0450
Mrs. Jones: email@example.com 993-0447
Mrs. Harrigan: firstname.lastname@example.org 993-0463
Mrs. Anderson: email@example.com 993-0448