Course Description

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 will embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of storytelling, exploring diverse narratives, characters, and themes that ignite our imagination. Throughout the year, we will 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.

This course is not just about reading; it is 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.

Course Details

Seventh Grade Language & Literature

Coming soon.

  • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  • Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
  • A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller
  • Exiled – The Story of John Lathrop, 1584-1653 by Helene Holt
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mrs. Pam Simons

Pam Simons taught middle and high school English, history, and geography for six years in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia, before moving to the United States where she met and married her husband, Jake, in the Provo City Center Temple. She had previously served in the New Hampshire, Manchester Mission, where the state motto is “Live Free or Die.” It was at that time she started to gain a deeper appreciation for the principles of liberty and the unique and divine history and heritage of America as a latter-day promised land. Pam enjoys hiking the Wasatch mountains, camping, visiting natural hot springs and national parks, gardening, and her newfound hobby of canning.