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Sign in procedure for Google Apps

User name:   First name initial, last name, 15,

   Example using name "John Doe":

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2.  Name your file: Please name your file with last name and core period (Your individual teacher may want you to also put in title of assignment)

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7th Grade Core Award Criteria

The 7th grade CORE Department acknowledges individual students each year who excel in the areas of English and history.  These students not only thrive academically, but demonstrate classroom leadership, an inquisitive mind, and an overall passion for learning.

7th Grade Core


Welcome to 7th Grade Core

The 7th grade core curriculum is standards based and taught in a two period time block, which blends the content of English and history-social science, reinforcing the reading, writing, and analytical skills necessary for both. Skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening are taught in the context of literature and medieval history studies.


The English curriculum includes reading comprehension, literary analysis, and instruction in several standards-based writing types, including narrative, argument, and informational. Spelling, vocabulary, and grammar are also included and are generally embedded into the writing curriculum.


7th Grade CORE Writing Focus

  • Writer’s Workshop Unit 1--Writing Realistic Fiction

    • Creating and Developing Meaningful Stories and Characters

    • Drafting and Revising with an Eye Toward Meaning

    • Revision and Precise Edits with Audience in Mind

  • Writer’s Workshop Unit 2--Writing About Reading--Informational Writing

    • Reading novels in small groups to discover meaning and develop analysis

    • Planning and Drafting Companion Books

    • Writing to Deepen Literary Analysis

  • Writer’s Workshop Unit 3--The Art of Argument--Research Based Essays

    • Establishing and Supporting Positions on Real World Issues

    • Composing more focused and Nuanced Arguments

    • Taking Arguments to a Larger Audience


Tying Writers Workshop with 7th Grade History

  • Historical Documentaries

    • Students will research and produce a documentary product on one aspect of the Renaissance.  Using a variety of sources students create an informative product with both text and visual material.

The history-social science curriculum focuses on history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Age of Reason in the beginning of the 18th century.  Our scope includes exploration the Roman Empire; Medieval Europe; the rise of Islam; Medieval Africa and Japan; Europe during the Renaissance; the Reformation and Scientific Revolution, the Age of Exploration, and the Age of Reason.

Reading, Writing, Speaking, Thinking, and Listening

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7th Grade Core Teachers

Hanzel, Lauren
Hevenor, Merrissa
McGough, Kathleen
Core 7
White, Heather
Young, Rebecca

Common Core Standards