Language Arts 7 B

Why This Class

There’s something special about seeing your student express themselves with confidence and conviction—and you want to give them the tools to do so throughout their life. This course helps by taking your student’s grasp of the English language to the next level.

In this course, students use writing to explore the relationship between cause and effect, draft a personal memoir, and define and write about personal responsibility. Mentors continue to guide students through daily practice activities that expand vocabulary, improve style, and refine sentence structure. Students also receive feedback that helps them better leverage their strengths and address weaknesses, becoming more comfortable with handling complex ideas in writing.

By the end of this course, students have established their writing voice and applied it to a wide range of topics and genres. They now have a well-rounded skill set that will enable them to tackle thesis-driven essays in future courses with confidence.

Overarching Questions

How can I use figurative language like imagery, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and personification to enhance my writing?

What are some examples of epic poetry?

How can I organize ideas, concepts, and information to explain something effectively?

How can I use relevant descriptive details and sensory language to convey experiences and events?

How do I research a topic by examining and evaluating multiple perspectives?

Reading List

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, 8 by Lauralee Moss

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 7th

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 2

Format: Live

Credits: 0.5

Please contact our Customer Support Team at if you have questions.
Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.