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     Welcome to DeSana 7th Grade ELA!
     
    7th Grade ELA  
     
    Stacey Pelletier (ESOL): spelletier@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 491101
    Amanda Stavropoulos: astavropoulos@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 491102
    Mary Lowie:  MLowie@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 492117
    Erin DavenaEDavena@forsyth.k12.ga.us  ext. 492111
    Seema Dholakia:  sdholakia@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 492138
    Kari Bailey:  kbailey58@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 492137
     
     
     
     
    Learning Goals: 
     

    All students in grade 7 continue to build their English/Language Arts skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. These abilities are developed within the context of literature units that align with current Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). In 7th grade, the literature units include The Giver and A Christmas Carol. Each novel is supplemented with extended texts including short stories, poetry and non-fiction texts such as news articles and essays. Students practice the conventions of language (grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.) through targeted practice and required writing assignments. Varied writing assignments include narrative writing, argument essays, response to reading, and technical writing. Reading comprehension skills, such as questioning the text and other strategies, are explained and practiced. Students practice speaking and listening skills through formal speeches, conversations, individual and group presentations, and small and large group discussions. 

     
     7th ELA Standards and Pacing guide:         7th ELA Georgia Standards                Pacing Guide
     
     
    Resources:   itsLearning         Online Textbook      USAtestprep