Grade Seven

What Your Child Will Learn in Oak Meadow's Seventh Grade 

 

Reading

Reading literary classics; understanding literary devices 

 

Spelling & Vocabulary 

Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies; reviewing commonly misspelled words; introducing cross-curricular words; integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing; enhancing vocabulary study 

 

Composition 

Mastering narrative and descriptive writing; writing letters, poetry, and book reports; developing research reports; interviewing; paragraphing 

 

Grammar

Working on sentence and paragraph structure; mechanics; parts of speech; diagramming simple, compound, and complex sentences; grammar and usage

 

Mathematics 

Featuring Math. Reviewing skills; pre-algebra; equalities and inequalities; variables and formulas; patterns and number theory; complementary and supplementary angles; statistics; permutations and combinations; multiplying and dividing integers; Pythagorean Theorem; parallel and perpendicular line; dependent events; problem solving skills 

 

Science 

Understanding the characteristics of living things, bacteria to animals; motion, forces, and energy; sound and light; human biology and health 

 

Technology 

Application lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tool integrated with curriculum; networks; word processing software; validity and sourcing of Web searches; hyperlinks; desktop publishing; databases. Internet activities integrated with Grammar and Science texts. 

 

Poetry 

Reading silently and orally; memorizing, interpreting, and discussing elements of poetry 

 

History 

Comprehensive survey of world history after the Fall of the Roman Empire; critical analysis of political, economic, and social changes from ancient times to the American Revolution 

 

Geography 

Reviewing themes and map skills; North and South America; Europe; Russia; focusing on climate, landforms, vegetation, minerals, demographics, and economy; global issues 

 

Art History 

Surveying architecture from ancient to modern times using Hillyer and Huey’s A Child’s History of Art: Architecture 

 

Art

Applying concepts from Art History, including creating trilithons and step pyramids and designing various buildings; drawing techniques   

 

Thai & Chinese, Music, PE, etc

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