• English 7
    The Grade 7 Honors English curriculum, aligned with the Virginia SOL, is an extension of the academic program.  Instruction at the honors level emphasizes the appreciation and analysis of challenging literature; refined, articulate, and astute communications; and activities requiring high levels of critical and creative thinking. You will follow the writing process to explore creative, analytical, argumentative, and research-based writing. 
    During the Writing Workshop, You Will:
    • Have consistent, predictable time to write independently.
    • Learn about the habits of mind of effective writers.
    • Define engaging purposes and real audiences for your writing that help to shape composition, diction, and voice. 
    • Receive consistent, targeted feedback on your writing skills.
    • Participate in individual conferences with Ms. Watkins.
    • Build a portfolio that allows you to self-assess and reflect on your writing strengths and weaknesses. 
    During the Reading Workshop, You Will:
    • Choose your own independent books and have predictable, sustained time for reading. 
    • Learn the habits of analytical reading.
    • Participate in individual conferences with Ms. Watkins.
    • Receive consistent feedback on your reading skills.
    • Help build a community of learners where the intelligence of every student is respected, and where all students are expected and required to take responsibility for their own learning as well as for assisting others to learn. 
    English 7 Retake Policy: 
    At JML, we believe that children should be able to show their knowledge of content in many ways. We also believe that it is our responsibility to instill solid study habits and ownership of learning in our students. This year, the following procedures will be in place regarding the re-teaching and re-testing of material:
       a) If a student scores 80% or above on a summative assessment, then they are not eligible for a retake. They have shown they understand the content substantially and can move onto the next unit.
       b) If a student scores between a 70%-80% on a summative, they are eligible for a retake, but the highest they can score on the new summative is 80%. Optional retakes must be initiated by the student and follow the teacher's directions for completing a re-teaching session and scheduling the new assessment. Only one retake per summative will be allowed. 
       c) If a student scores below a 70%, it is the teacher's responsibility to schedule a re-teaching session and give the child a retake, and the new assessment will also have a cap of 80%. Only one retake per summative will be allowed.
    Quizzes and Tests:  

    1. All formative assessments and study guides must have been completed on time. 

    2. Tell the teacher that they would like to retake the assessment.

    3. Attend the scheduled re-teach session. 

    4. Retake the assessment within a two-week window.
    Projects and Essays:
    Students will receive teacher feedback throughout the drafting process regarding necessary revisions. Students are expected to incorporate the revisions into their final projects and essays. Therefore, final products are not eligible for retakes.
Last Modified on August 27, 2019