Schoolio Language Arts Program – Level 7
In the Schoolio Language Arts Program students learn about and practice various styles of writing, dig into reading studies, practice their grammar skills, and engage in fun, creative writing exercises, all integrated together throughout the program.
There are five Schoolio Language units, each designed to be used consecutively or to stand alone. Each unit is intended to take a minimum of 4 weeks.
Each of the five units includes:
- 2 writing styles taught over 8 lessons. Students learn and practice each style, ending with a final, edited product of their own creation.
- 4 grammar topics, each consisting of two lessons with practice work included to help solidify concepts.
- 1 reading study split into 12 parts, where students read and then work through thought-provoking discussion questions. A particular novel is recommended and referenced, but many of the follow-up questions can be used with any novel of your choice.
- 4 writing prompts to help get the creative ideas flowing and encourage students to explore their personal writing style and discover a love of reading and writing.
Each Schoolio Language Arts unit also includes a sample schedule, lessons organized by order on the schedule, and helpful explanations and tips for parents and teachers before you begin.
Schoolio Grade 7 Language Unit 1:
This 84-page unit includes:
- Writing Styles: Descriptive Writing and Narrative Writing
- Grammar Topics: Subject-Verb Agreement, Past Perfect Tense, Active & Passive Voice, Verbals
- Reading Study: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Schoolio Grade 7 Language Unit 2:
This 90-page unit includes:
- Writing Styles: Expository Writing and Developing Paragraphs into Essays
- Grammar Topics: Phrases & Noun Phrases, Verb Phrases & Verbal Phrases, Adjective Phrases & Adjectival Phrases, Adverb Phrases & Prepositional Phrases
- Reading Study: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Schoolio Grade 7 Language Unit 3:
This 83-page unit includes:
- Writing Styles: Persuasive Writing and Summarizing & Paraphrasing
- Grammar Topics: Clauses & Coordinate Clauses, Subordinate Clauses & Noun Clauses, Adverb Clauses & Relative Clauses, Defining & Non-Defining Clauses
- Reading Study: The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braeden
Schoolio Grade 7 Language Unit 4:
This 86-page unit includes:
- Writing Styles: Literary Devices and Poetry
- Grammar Topics: Simple, Compound, & Complex-Compound Sentences, Word Roots & Prefixes & Suffixes, Dangling Modifiers, Faulty Parallels
- Reading Study: Poetry Study- The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur; Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll; I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe; This Is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
Schoolio Grade 7 Language Unit 5:
This 86-page unit includes:
- Writing Styles: Formal Letter Writing and Speech Writing
- Grammar Topics: Capitalization, Colons & Semicolons, Dashes, Parentheses & Quotation Marks, Appositives & Superfluous Words
- Reading Study: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
This program is completely open and go, the only additional item you need is the novel for the recommended reading study if you choose to use it.