LCPS English/Language Arts Education
Loudoun County believes that all students must develop lifelong independent speaking, listening, reading, viewing, and writing skills. Loudoun County's English/Language Arts curriculum prepares students to achieve competent oral and written communication in the classroom and community. Students become active and involved listeners and develop a full command of oral and written English.
7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum
At the seventh-grade level, students will continue to develop oral communication skills and will become more aware of the effects of verbal and nonverbal behaviors in oral communications. Knowledge of the media and its impact on public opinion will be introduced.
At the seventh-grade level, students will continue the study of roots and affixes for vocabulary development and begin a study of figurative language. Connotations and analogies will be introduced. They will read and understand information from various sources including a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They will continue to read for appreciation and comprehension in both classic and recent works. Students will apply critical reading and reasoning skills across the content areas, including history and social science, science, and mathematics.
At the seventh-grade level, students will plan, draft, revise, and edit narratives as well as persuasive and expository pieces with attention to composition and written expression. Students will begin the process of becoming independent with sentence formation, usage and mechanics and understand that the conventions of language help convey the message from the writer to the reader. Students will use writing for expressive purposes and as a tool for learning academic concepts. They will use technology as available and appropriate.