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Seventh Grade Language & Literature

Welcome to an exciting expedition into the enchanting world of stories and adventures in our 7th grade English Literature course! In this immersive journey, we’ll embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of storytelling, exploring diverse narratives, characters, and themes that ignite our imagination. Throughout the year, we’ll venture through the realms of myths, folktales, and modern tales, discovering the rich tapestry of literature that spans cultures and generations. Through engaging discussions, creative activities, and captivating readings, we’ll unravel the threads that bind these stories together, learning not just about literature but about ourselves and the world around us.

Course Details

Seventh Grade Language & Literature

This course is not just about reading; it’s a gateway to unlocking a treasure trove of skills that will empower 7th-grade students in various aspects of their academic and personal growth. By diving into the world of literature and storytelling, students will:

• Develop critical thinking skills through analyzing characters, plots, and themes.

• Enhance reading comprehension and vocabulary through diverse literary works.

• Cultivate creative expression through storytelling, writing exercises, and imaginative projects.

• Foster empathy and understanding by exploring different perspectives within narratives.

• Refine communication skills through discussions, presentations, and collaborative activities.

• Gain cultural and historical insights by studying myths, folktales, and literary traditions.

• Build confidence in their interpretations and analyses of literary texts.

• Develop a love for reading and an appreciation for the power of storytelling in our lives.

• Cultivate curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning through the exploration of literature.

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller

Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Exiled – The Story of John Lathrop, 1584-1653 by Helene Holt

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mr. Paul Farrell

Paul received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University Idaho, where he studied social studies education with an emphasis in U.S. history. He has previously taught AP Human Geography for IDEA Kyle College Prep, in Kyle, Texas. Teaching social studies is a passion.  Paul also has a love of music. He plays the acoustic guitar, violin and viola. In addition, he received classical voice training for nearly four years while in college. Paul and his wife have two daughters and a son.