Seventh grade English Language Arts is based primarily on reading and analyzing literature in all genres through a wide variety of written activities with an emphasis on higher levels of questioning in preparation for required standardized state assesments. There is also a strong grammar component to the course that is integrated with the literature and writing activities. There are viewing and speaking elements incorporated into this class as well. Group activities and projects are an important aspect of the class. Activities requiring computer and internet use are also integral to the course.