Grade 7 Academic Literacy Course Description:
Academic and technical literacy is necessary for success in today’s highly educated, global society. Throughout this course, students will deepen reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies to continue the development of the habits and skills required for becoming confident and independent readers. Students will be able to apply academic literacy skills to any curriculum or content area. Students will also be able to identify their own areas of interest and learn how to access a variety of materials to read for pleasure. During the Academic Literacy course, students will discover who they are as readers through personal literacy development and genre study, and understand the relationship between literacy, power, and access. Students will learn to use metacognitive strategies so they can access text in a more meaningful way while making insightful connections that improve their comprehension.
Unit 1: Reading Ourselves: Looking “Closely” At Who We Are As Readers
Unit 2: Reading Beyond Ourselves: Evaluating What Is Most Important
Unit 3: Reading, Refining and Recapping - Succinct Summarizing
Unit 4: Reading the Signs: Examining Text Structure
Unit 5: Reading the Word and World: Demonstrating Literacy Skill Through Research and Presentation