7th Grade Language Arts

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7th Grade Language Arts

Academic Year Language Arts

Our seventh grade students begin a rigorous study of advanced words in addition to refining their knowledge of Latin and Greek stems. Students continue to hone their research, grammar, and essay-writing skills through analysis of poetry, comparison of complex subjects, evaluation of ideas, and the creation of academic theses. We use Michael Clay Thompson's language arts series to challenge our high-achieving students.

Schedule

All times Pacific.
Friday
Sep 8 - Jun 8
4:00 - 5:45 PM Dorothy Couchman
$595
Sunday
Sep 10 - Jun 17
4:45 - 6:30 PM James Sweetman
$595

Reading Sources

By introducing our students to complex passages from some of the world's greatest writers, we teach students both how to understand intricately-expressed ideas as well as to convey their own insights. Below is a sample of the high-quality classic literature and primary sources from which course material is drawn:
  • As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
"AoPS Academy is truly a wonderful place to learn advanced concepts in math. The academy has highly qualified instructors who not only help kids learn rigorous math concepts in great depth, but also inspire them to achieve the lofty heights that they are capable of. The instructors are truly an inspiration for my children due to their thoughtful mentoring. Thank you for everything you do for our kids."
-Praveen T.
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