Mrs. Jones -- 7th Grade English

 7th Grade Pre-AP English



Students will analyze author's purpose, symbolism, and style in a variety of texts, use literary techniques to improve narrative writing, and learn the fundamental elements of grammar. Students will practice literary analysis using textual evidence.  Pre-AP English challenges students to look at literature from different perspectives and formulate their own opinions about the piece of literature.
 7th Grade English
Students will analyze various works of literature, learn basic literary terms, and improve writing skills. Students will study vocabulary and use the writing process to edit their own writing. 7th Grade English focuses on all aspects of language arts: reading for content, writing skills, grammar, spelling, and literary analysis.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.  ~William Wordsworth
All great pieces of writing are a reflection of humanity at its core--the hurts, the triumphs, the challenges, and the moments of wonder.  As we read great short stories, poetry, myths, and novels this year, we will analyze how the authors used words powerfully.  We will practice writing, so that the "breathings of your heart" fill your pages.  
Learning is a life-long process, and I am so excited to be with you on this part of the journey.  As we embark on our path this year, make sure that you have "packed" for your journey.  Have you found your supplies that you need on the 2010-2011 AMS supply list?
I look forward to meeting you in August!
Mrs. Jones