With instruction based on the South Carolina College and Career Ready (SCCCR) Standards, this course aims to produce students with world-class knowledge, world-class skills, and life and career characteristics. Throughout this course of study students will systematically engage in the process of inquiry as outlined in the SCCCR Standards. Students will engage in a variety of reading practices and interact with multiple text genres. Students will use numerous techniques to demonstrate their understandings and interpretations of multiple text types. Additionally, students will write for a variety of purposes using a writing process. This course emphasizes communication skills needed to articulate meaning through collaborative conversations and strategic use of multiple modalities.
Seventh Grade Advanced English will include both the acceleration of enrichment of seventh grade standards. Texts and resources may remain the same as those used in Seventh Grade English. However, teachers are expected to increase rigor by noting text complexity and introducing advanced concepts and skills. Teachers are expected to teach the above-grade level standards that have been designated in instructional units.
The following serve as fundamental concepts for all units of instruction within Seventh Grade Advanced English:
- Cite evidence to support literal and inferential interpretations of multiple text types
- Use a writing process to produce clear and coherent writings specific to task and audience
- Acquire academic and domain-specific vocabulary through a range of strategies in order to demonstrate and understand how words shape content and meaning
- Analyze the development of theme in literature and central ideas in informational texts
- Research concepts, synthesize information from multiple sources, and communicate ideas using multiple modalities
Literacy Framework Philosophy
Aiken County Public School District considers literacy to be the primary element in promoting student growth as thinkers and communicators. Rich experiences in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for all students foster self-directed and lifelong learners.
- All students should have access to literacy-rich environments.
- Home-school connections are essential in supporting student growth in literacy.
- Collaboration among schools, families, and community members is critical to promoting literacy development.